Bristol Herald Courier
Carl Edward “Short” Pettigrew, son of Mr. And Mrs. Robert D. Pettigrew of 306 Fifth Street, Bristol, Tennesse, was killed in action in France on April 11, the War department notifies his wife, Elizabeth Ann Counts Pettigrew of 704 Reynolds street, Bristol.
Staff Sergeant Pettigrew was with the 71st division of General Patch’s Army on the French Front. Sgt Pettigrew, after training at Camp Blanding in Florida, Fort Benning in Georgia and other points, went overseas two months ago.
Before entering military service three years ago he was mailing room superintendent of the Bristol News Bulletin and Bristol Herald Courier.
He attended school at Bristol, Tenn. High and graduated from King College where he starred in basketball, and participated in football. He had a wide acquaintanceship in the Bristol area that will regret to learn of his death.
Surviving are his wife and Young daughter, Pamela Pettigrew; his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Robert D. Pettigrew and two brothers, Sgt W.B. (Buck) Pettigrew with the U.S. Army in Italy and Pvt R.D. Pettigrew Jr., with the 81st airborne army in France.
Buried at Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, the Netherlands, I, 2, 9
- Rank: Staff Sergeant
- Date of birth: 6 April 1911
- Date of death: 11 April 1945
- County: Sullivan
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 51st Infantry Regiment, 71st Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Top Panel
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