Lena Floyd Groner was born July 2, 1896 at Heiskell, Tennessee. Prior to his service he was employed at Powell Station for the Southern Railway. Groner entered the military service on September 4, 1918, at Knoxville. He was ordered to Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, SC, for training and was assigned to Company I, 57th Pioneer Infantry, for duty. Shortly after enlistment he was ordered overseas, sailing September 28. Landed at Brest, France, where he was taken ill of pneumonia and died October 8, 1918.
He died at the age of 22. He is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.