The Knoxville Journal, August 18, 1944
Pfc. George L. Heath, brother of Everett H. Heath of Route 13, Fountain City, died in France, July 9 from wounds received in action, according to a telegram received by his brother recently. Private Heath, 38 years old, was a member of a division which helped capture Cherbourg. He entered teh service in June, 1941, and had been overseas since March.
Additional survivors include two brothers and three sisters: James Edd of California and Charles Heath of Pennsylvania; Mrs. Nora Burch of Oregon, Mrs. Lillie Lynch of Spartanburg, S.C., and Miss Ann Heath of San Francisco, Calif. Private Heath was born in Knox County and spent all but 10 years of his life there.  He attended Hall’s Grammar School.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of death: 9 July 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: Shirley H. English

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