Private Lloyd M. Barnett was assigned to the 133rd Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division. At the time of his death the Division was involved in action in Northern Italy against a German unit in the snow-covered mountains. He was killed in action on 5 Febuary 1945 and is interred at C,1,19 Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy.

The Loudon County Herald, September 6, 1945
My Dear Mr. Barnett:
Al the request of the President, I write to inform you that the Purple Heart has been awarded posthumously to your son, Private Lloyd M. Barnett, Infantry, who sacrificed his life in defense of his country. Little that we can do or say will console you for the death of your loved one. We profoundly appreciate the greatness of your loss, for in a very real sense the loss suffered by any of us in this battle for our county, is a loss shared by all of us. When the medal, which you will shortly receive, reched you, I want you to know that with it goes my sincerest sympathy, and the hope that time and the victory of our casue will finaly lighten the

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 3 March 1924
  • Date of death: 5 February 1945
  • County: Cumberland
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 133rd Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Florence American Cemetery, Via Cassia, Italy
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Bottom Panel
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