1st Lt. Maples was killed in action on Peleliu, Palau Islands. He was the recipient of the Navy Cross and Silver Star. Memorialized at Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.
He entered the service from Kentucky. Son of Abraham Maples and Mary Sizemore.
- Rank: First Lieutenant
- Date of birth: 17 December 1915
- Date of death: 20 September 1944
- County: Claiborne
- Service Branch: Marine Corps
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Navy Cross, Silver Star, Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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