John Russell Smelcer
Born 11 April 1915
Killed in Action 17 April 1945 in Italy

363rd Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division, Company C

“This picture was taken in Florence, Italy just before he was killed in action, near the Poe Valley, along with his Sergeant Samuel H. Waggoner from Knoxville, Tn.”  — son, William (Bill) Smelcer

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