Pat Leon Cross
Married Mary Helen Perkins on April 26, 1941, in Campbell County, TN
Raised by his Aunt: Julia Duggan
Sibling: Kelley Cross and Tommy Cross
Cousins: Leonard Duggan, Samuel Duggan, and Anna Duggan

Born 11 April 1920, Anderson County, TN
Died 20 November 1944
Buried at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville

Pat Cross served on the USS Cascade and was transferred to the USS Holland

The Knoxville Journal, December 24, 1944
Coxswain Lat Leon Cross, 24, son of Mrs. Mae Cross of 2127 West Clinch Avenue, was killed in action and given a military funeral before burial Nov. 24 among the dead of the Second Marine Division in the Marianas, the War Department has informed his wife the former Miss Mary Helen Perkins, 429 Atkin Street. Coxwain Cross was previously reported missing in action on Nov. 20. A graduate of Liver Springs High School, he was employed by the ALuminum Company of America before entering service April 11, 1942. In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include a small daughter, Luida Louise; two brothers, Kelly S. Cross in the Navy and Tommy Cross, student of Castle Heights Military Academy.

  • Rank: Coxswain
  • Date of birth:
  • 11 April 1920
  • Date of death: 20 November 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Holland
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Bottom Panel
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