Sam Thornton Haskew was the son of Ransom Herbert Haskew and Gertie Ethel Jackson.
He was killed in action at Ponte Rotto, Italy, near Anzio, approximately March 1, 1944. Private and apparently later promoted to staff sergeant. Company K, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, U.S. Army. Born in Comfort South Pittsburg, Tennessee in 1925. Age 19 at time of death. Originally interred in U.S. cemetery Nettuno, Italy, now in Gilliam Cemetery, Marion County, Tennessee. Remains returned to the United States in 1948.
The Jasper Journal, May 11, 1944
Pvt. Sam T. Haskew, age 19, was killed in action around April 12, according to the War Department which notified his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Haskew of Battle Creek, about three weeks ago. Mr. and Mrs. Haskew were first notified of their son being missing in action and later of his death Monday, May 8. They received a letter from his chaplain, telling them that their son had had a beautiful military funeral, and that he himself had conducted the service. Pvt. Haskew had been in the service eleven months, vonlunteering the service of his country on June 5, 1943.
He was a graduate of Marion County High School, class of 1943.
- Rank: Staff Sergeant
- Date of birth: 25 May 1924
- Date of death: 1 March 1944
- County: Marion
- Hometown: Battle Creek
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 7th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Battles: Anzio Beach
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Gilliam Cemetery, Kimball, Marion County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Middle Panel
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