-Memorialized at Manila American Cemetery in Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
Father: James R. Hutchens Sr., Rt 7, Knoxville
The Knoxville News Sentinel 1 January 1943.
Word of the death of his son, Marine Pvt. James R. Hutchens Jr., probably in the Pacific, has been received from the Navy Department by his father, James R. Hutchens Sr., Brookside Mills worker, of near Ball Camp Pike. Mr. Hutchens said he received a telegram Christmas Eve telling that Private Hutchens was killed in action somewhere overseas on Nov. 24. No details of what action of where were received. Private Hutchens was a stockroom clerk at S.H. George # Sons before he joined the Marines Jan. 21 of this year. He was 22 on Dec. 21, three days before his death. Private Hutchens attended high school at Porter High in Blount County. His last letter received here by the family was dated Sept. 9, when he already was overseas.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 21 December 1920
- Date of death: 24 November 1942
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Knoxville
- Service Branch: Marine Corps
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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