Haskell P. Turner
4th Regiment, 22nd Infantry, Company L
He attended Washington School and was employed at City Creamerics. He belonged to the Tennessee State Guard before he enlisted the service, May 4, 1944. He had been overseas six months, since January 1944.
Killed in action in France, 11 June 1944 in France.
Son of Will Turner, brother of Howard and Jack Turner
Haskell Turner Killed in France
Mr. and Ms. Will Turner of 2301 E Street, Highland Park, have received official word from the War Department that their son, Pvt Haskell P. Turner, 22, was killed in action in France June 11, 1944.
Private Turner entered the service May 4, 1942 and was a member of the infantry. He went overseas in January 1944. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and two rifle range medals at Camp Wheeler, Ga., and Fort Dix, New Jersey.
Mr. and Mrs. Turner have received the Purple Heart which has been awarded their son. A letter to Mrs. Turner said that Private Turner was buried in France.
Mr. and Mrs. Turner have another son in the service, Pvt. Howard Turner, who has served two and a half years outside the continental United States. After returning to the States for reassignment he is now serving overseas for a second time, in England.
22 July 1949
The body of PFC Haskell Turner will be returned here at Clinchfield Station. A member of Co. L. 4th Regiment, 22nd Infantry, he had lived here all his life. He attended Washington School and was employed at City Creamerics. He belonged to the Tennessee State Guard before he entered the Service, May 4, 1942.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Turner, 1174 Dorothy St., two brothers, Howard Turner and Jack Turner of Kingsport, his grandmother Mrs. Mary Light, Kingsport.
Burial will be in City Cemetery.
I have a Purple Heart with Haskell Turner’s name on it and would like to return it to any living family member. My Uncle Glen Clark of Kingsport, TN was a Korean War veteran and died in 1984. It was found in his belongings. You can contact me, Terry Stanforth 419-376-4768.