Calvin Coolidge Day
He was returned from Guadalcanal.
Buried in Knoxville National Cemetery on June 17, 1948 (Section B, Plot 6675)

Mother: Mrs. Georgia Day, 1023 Clyde Street, Knoxville

The Knoxville Journal, September 4, 1942
A message from the War Department informed Mrs. Day that her oldest son, Calvin C. Day, had been killed in action with the marines. The message said he had been given temporary burial near the scene of battle, and that a letter with more details would follow.
Day volunteered for duty with the Mrines 12 months ago. When he was last home on July 5, he said he expected to be on the sea soon. He received his training at Parris Island and New River N.C. He attended Stair Technical High School and Moses School. The Second Methodist Church, of which he was a member, will hold special memorial service in his honor. He had won four medals for markmanship and other accomplishments while in the Marines. Private Day is survived by his mother; two sister, Mrs. Arietta Langston, of Hodges, and Miss Helen Day; and a younger brother Berl Day.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 4 November 1924
  • Date of death: 13 August 1942
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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