Pfc Fred O. Curtis







Pfc Fred O. Curtis

May 14, 1925 July 16, 1945

Tellico Plains Cemetery

411th Inf.



Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Curtis of Tellico Plains have received word from the War Department that their son, Pfc. Fred O. Curtis, died on July 16 in Memmenhausen, Germany, of an accidental gunshot wound. Fred was a member of the 411th Infantry. He entered the service on Oct. 7, 1943, and had not been home since Dec., 1944. His mother received a letter from him dated July 12 in which he mentioned each member of the family by name and told of moving to a new place where he could attend church each Sunday. He is survived by his parents, four sisters and five brothers. One of the brothers Cpl. Clarence Curtis is in the Pacific area.


The body of Pfc. Fred O. Curtis, age 20, of Tellico Plains, who died in Germany on July 16, 1945, while serving with Co. E., 411th Inf. of the Eleventh Army, arrived in Madisonville at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6.

Funeral Services were held on Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. at Tellico Plains Baptist Church, Revs. George Watson and Hoyt Shadden officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Cherokee Post, American Legion, furnished military honors.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Curtis, of Tellico Plains; five brothers, Kenneth and Clarence of Tellico Plains, Raymond, Homer and Clyde of Maryville; four sisters, Misses Bessie, Eva Nell, Mary Joyce and Louise Curtis of Tellico Plains.


U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946


Fred O Curtis

Birth Year:



White, Citizen (White)

Nativity State or Country:


State of Residence:


County or City:




Enlistment Date:

14 Sep 1943

Enlistment State:


Enlistment City:

Fort Oglethorpe


No branch assignment

Branch Code:

No branch assignment



Grade Code:


Term of Enlistment:

Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law


Selectees (Enlisted Men)


Civil Life




Grammar school

Marital Status:

Single, without dependents








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