William Rye Stubblefield lost his life on the USS Savannah off the coast of Salerno, Italy. He was buried at sea at Malta. He is memorialized at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy.
Son of Charlie H. Stubblefield and Mollie Dora Tate.
- Rank: Gunnersmate Third Class
- Date of birth: 7 November 1914
- Date of death: 11 September 1943
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Chattanooga
- Service Branch: Navy
- Division/Assignment: USS Savannah (SL-42)
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
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