Edward Wade Herron was born 28 October 1925 to Theodore G. and Iva M. Herron
Killed in Action 21 March 1945 on Iwo Jima

Pvt Herron is buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.

-Siblings: Anna M. Herron, Evelyn Herron, Grace Herron, and Edward W. Herron

The Knoxville Journal, March 21, 1948
Bodies of five Knox Countains who were killed in the Pacific war theater are being returned to the United States aboard the Army transport Walter W. Schwenk for final rites and  interment  the Army disclosed last night. Those being returned and their next of kin are:
Pvt. Phillip L. Beeler, USMC – Linnie M. Beeler, Route 1, Nueberts;
Pfc. Cecil A. Coppock – Nina V. Coppock, Route 5, Knoxville;
Pvt. Edward W. Herron, USMC – Iva M. Herron, Route 12;
Pvt. James L Moyers,  USMC – Wanda M. Moyers, Spring Hill Road,;
Sgt. Harry W. Ruth, USMC – Mrs. Harry W. Ruth, 909 Fine Avenue.
Due at San Francisco today, the USS Schwenk bears 3257 deceased servicemen including 71 from Tennessee, the Army stated. “The group aboard the Schwenk is the largest to be returned from the Pacific to date,” The Army announced. “Two other vessels have returned war dead from the Pacific area and three from the European battle zone since the Army’s program to return World War II dean upon request of their nearest relatives began last October.” It is expected that form 10 days to three weeks would elapse between the arrival of the Schwenk and final interment.
Private Herron, whose mother resides on Luttrell Road, Fountain City, also was killed in the Iwo Jima fighting. Following his attendance at Central High School and employment with Southern Railways, he entered service in January, 1944, and went overseas in August after basic training at San Diego, Calif. In addition to his mother, he is survived by three sisters. His mother received his posthumous award of the Purple Heart.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 28 October 1925
  • Date of death: 21 March 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 5th DIvision
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Iwo Jima
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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