Private Calvin Aslinger was born in May 1896. He was the son of James A. Aslinger and Hannah Braden Aslinger. He had one sister, Mary Aslinger Patterson, and one half-brother, Hiram A. Alsinger. In 1900, he and his mother were living with his sister and her husband, Melton Patterson, in Stainville, Tennessee. As an adult, Private Aslinger moved to Switchback, West Virginia where he worked as a miner. During his service in World War I, Private Aslinger served in Company K, 117th Infantry, 30th Division. He died of wounds in France on October 8, 1918. He was initially buried at the British Military Cemetery, Bouciy, Somme, France. He is buried in Knoxville National Cemetery (Section B, Site 3674).

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