Earnest Conkin, born 1922, Walkers Fork community, was killed 15 June 1944 in France.

Son of Noah and Martha Conkin
Wife, Efa Conkin, Kingsport
Had been in service 20 months, five months overseas.
120th Infantry, 30th Division

Earnest Conkin killed in France
The War Department has advised Mrs. Afa Conkin, Route 4, Kingsport, that her husband, Pfc. Earnest Conkin, 22, was killed in action, June 15, somewhere in France. Pfc. Conkin has been in service 20 months, five months overseas. He is survived by his wife; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Conkin, and several brothers and sisters.

PFC Conkin was killed in the Normandy Invasion in France while serving with company E, 120th Infantry, 30th Division. He entered the Army in October, 1942 and was stationed at Camp Blanding, Fla., Camp Forest, Tenn., and Camp Otterburg, Ind., before going overseas in 1944.
Private Conkin attended Solomon´s  Temple School and was employed at Holston Ordnance Works before entering the Army.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of death: 15 June 1944
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Kingsport
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Walkers Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Kingsport, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Top Panel
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