John Howard Barnett was born in Roan Mountain, Tennessee to Abraham “Abe”B. Barnett and Flora Watkins.
Pfc. Barnet was killed in action. He was returned from Marigny-St. Lo, France.
The Johnson City Press, 1 September 1944
Mr. and Mrs. Abe Barnett of Kings Springs road Wednesday received word from the War Department that their son, Pfc. John H. Barnett, was killed in infantry action in the European area August 6. A former employe of a lumber company in Johnson City, Private Barnett had been in service since November, 1942. He had training at Camp Wolters, Tex., Camp Van Dorn, Miss., Camp Carson, Colo., Camp Roberts, Calif., and Fort George G. Meade, Md. He was place don overseas assignment three months ago. Surviving are the parents; three brothers, Bud, Walter and Clarence, and a sister, Mrs. Helen Peterson. One nephew of the soldier, A.R. Barnett, is serving with the Air Corps in San Antonio, Tex., and another, Howard Eugene (Buddy) Peterson, also in the Air Corps, is in a Virginia camp.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 9 September 1912
- Date of death: 8 August 1944
- County: Washington
- Hometown: Johnson City
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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