Jess Willard Bright
Killed in action on Iwo Jima

The Kingsport TImes, May 20, 1948
The body of Pfc. Jess Willard Bright, USMC was to have arrived in Kingsport today for burial here. Bright was killed in action on Iwo Jima March 16, 1945. His father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie N. Bright live at 126 Suncrest Drive.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 19 July 1924
  • Date of death: 16 March 1945
  • County: Hawkins
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 28th Regiment, 5th Marine Corps Division
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Iwo Jima
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Bright Cemetery, Scott County, VA
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Middle Panel
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