Elmer Orlando Welch was born on 26 June 1917 in Union County, TN. He was the son of Ples R. Welch and Minnie Jane Fielden, husband of Margeret.
He enlisted on 24 March 1941 at Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky and was a resident of Ohio at the time of his enlistment.
He was missing in action on 28 April 1944 and is memorialized at Cambridge American Cemetery in England.
- Rank: Technician Fifth Class
- Date of birth: 17 June 1917
- Date of death: 28 April 1944
- County: Union
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 478th Amphibious Truck Company
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Top Panel
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