Private John Robert Cate was assigned to the 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. His unit landed on Utah Beach on D-Day 6 June 1944.

Private Cate died of his wounds on 8 June 1944. He was interred at D,15,25, Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

Official records list him as being from Jefferson County.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 21 September 1917
  • Date of death: 8 June 1944
  • County: Sevier
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Top Panel
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