Born 16 September 1920
Died 9 August 1944
Buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, TN

Second Lieutenant
47th Infantry Regiment, Company B

The Knoxville Journal, October 1, 1940
An Athens mother, widow of a Methodist minister, has made her contribution to the U.S. national defense program. Six of her seven sons, pictured above, have joined the colors in the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines. A seventh son, now a high school student, probably will follow in his brothers’ footsteps.

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 16 September 1920
  • Date of death: 9 August 1944
  • County: McMinn
  • Hometown: Athens
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 47th Infantry Regiment, Company B
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Middle Panel
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