Rupert Greenlee Died 12 May 1945

Rupert Greenlee died as a result of wounds received in action on Aka Shima, Kerama Retto. Buried in U.S.A.F.C.

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. James Willis Greenlee, Rt 1, Afton, TN

The Greeneville Sun, July 26, 1945
Mr. and Mrs. Willis Greenlee of Cross Anchor have received official notice from the War Department that their son, Seaman Second Class Rupert Greenlee, aged 33, was killed May 12, while in action near Okinawa. He entered service in Dec. 1943 and received his training at Great Lakes, Ill., and after a furlough sailed for a foreign destination in March 1944. Seaman Greenlee was much interested in farming and was very anxious to get the war over and back home to the work he loved. He was one of the most beloved boys in the Cross Anchor Communit and his kind disposition and every ready smile won for him a host of friends.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Greenlee, two brothers, Sgt. Herman Greenlee serving in Germany, Corporal John Greenlee (now discharged) and one sister, Mrs. James Weems of Greene County.

  • Rank: Seaman First Class
  • Date of death: 12 May 1945
  • County: Greene
  • Hometown: Afton
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: LST 918
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cross Anchor Cemetery, Cross Anchor, Greene County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Middle Panel
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