William Newton Fulks was the son of William Newton Fulks and Martha Elmira Hamby. He married Helen Elizabeth Rodgers in 1938 and was the father of Sandra Fulks, Ward William 3rd, Rebecca Fulks Robbins.
34th Inft, 24th Inft Div., Company F
KIA on Mindanao, Philippines
The Chattanooga Times, July 13, 1945
Killed in action is Lt. W.N. (Billy) Fulks, brother of Mrs. Hugh Clark, Mrs. Carl Daniels and Mrs. B.M. Godsey, all of Chattanooga, and husband of Mrs. Helen Fulks of Rockwood, Tenn.
A veteran of nine years’ army duty with the field artillery, cavalry, medical corps, coast artillery and anti-aircraft units, Lt. Fulks was serving with an infantry group when he was killed in action June 21 on Mindanao Island. He was stationed with the Sixth Cavalry at Fort Oglethorpe for some time. A resident of Chattanooga for several years, Lt. Fulks is survived by his wife, three children, Sandra, 5; Billy, 3½; and Beck, 2; four sisters and four brothers, J.S. Fulks, Johnson City, tenn.; R.D. Fulks, Raleigh, N.C.; Lester H. Fulks, Harriman, Tenn., and Charles E. Fulks of the Sanitary Laundry, Rockwood, Tenn. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Rockwood.
- Rank: Second Lieutenant
- Date of birth: 22 July 1917
- Date of death: 21 June 1945
- County: Roane
- Hometown: Rockwood
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Old Fellows Cemetery, Rockwood, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XVII, Middle Panel
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