Walen McNees was born 26 September 1896, Greene County, Tennessee to Alonzo and Lula Mae McNees. He entered the service on 5 September 1918 in Greeneville, Tennessee and trained at Camp Wadsworth at Spartanburg in South Carolina. Died 8 October 1918 of pneumonia and influenza at Camp Merritt in Hoboken in New Jersey. Cpl McNees is buried at Price Cemetery, Baileyton, Greene County in Tennessee.
- Rank: Corporal
- Date of birth: 26 September 1896
- Date of death: 8 October 1918
- County: Greene
- Hometown: Mosheim
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: Company B, 57th Pioneer Infantry
- Conflict: World War I
- Burial/Memorial Location: Price Cemetery, Baileyton, Greene County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar III, Top Panel
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