Paul Maples was killed in action on Luzon, Philippine Islands.
Enlisted on August 17, 1944, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Parents: Charlie and Sallie Maples
Siblings: Davie Maples, David Maples, Carl Maples, Madgie Maples, Gladys Maples, and Essie Maples
Burial at Pleasant Forest Cemetery, Concord, Tennessee
Paul was married to Velma Wallace Tallent Maples. He had 3 daughters, Edith Jane Maples White, my grandmother, Pauline Maples Morgan, and Virginia Maples Kilminster. My grandmother Edith passed away in 1994. She was born in 1940. Paul’s story was lost; we do not know how or where he was killed. When my great grandmother Velma was notified of his death, she had a nervous breakdown. The children were sent to live with family until Edith took them back home and cared for them. I am still trying to gather information about him.
-Submitted by Dixie Hopson, great granddaughter
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 9 May 1919
- Date of death: 6 May 1945
- County: Knox
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 152nd Infantry Regiment, 38th Infantry Division
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Pleasant Forest Cemetery, Farragut, Knox County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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