James Lee Rhyne was killed in action on Palau Island. He was the son of James en Zoe Rhye.
The Knoxville Journal, October 29, 1944
Cpl. James Lee (Doc) Rhyne, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Rhyne of Route 1, Maryville, was killed in action in the South Pacific theater of operations on Pelelin Island Oct. 3, according to word received by his parents last Thursday from the War Department and from the Marine Corps Commander, Lt. Gen. A.A. Vandergrift. Corporal Rhyne joined the Marine Corps in October, 1941, and had been overseas for 28 months. He landed on Guadalcanal Aug. 7, 1942, and from there he was transferred to the British Solomon Islands. He fought in the battle of Tulagi, Gavatu and Tanambogo.
Mr. and Mrs. Rhyne have another son, Cpl. Charles Rhyne, who has been with the U.S. Army overseas for more than a year.
- Rank: Corporal
- Date of birth: 18 April 1919
- Date of death: 3 October 1944
- County: Blount
- Hometown: Maryville
- Service Branch: Marine Corps
- Division/Assignment: 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Battles: Guadalcanal, Tulagi, Gavatu and Tanambogo
- Awards: Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon Bar with Star, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and World War II Victory Medal
- Burial/Memorial Location: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Bottom Panel
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