Pvt. Lee Arnold Wilkerson

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 9, 1911 Aug. 21, 1943

Knoxville National Cem., Knox Co., Tn

 

 

Pvt. Arnold Wilkerson, 32, was killed in action August 21, 1943, while serving with the 43rd Inf. Div. in the Southwest Pacific. He was killed in action on Munda Island. The body arrived in Madisonville on Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. C.J. Veatch, and Rev. Creed McCoy of Knoxville officiating. He was reburied Feb. 16, 1949 in the Knoxville National Cem. at Knoxville. Before entering service, Dec. 18, 1942, Arnold was employed by Alcoa and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mae Sloan Wilkerson, of Vonore, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Wilkerson; two sisters, Mrs. J.J. Merritt and Mrs. Johnnie Stiles; two brothers, Carl and Bob, all of Madisonville.

 

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

Name:

Lee A Wilkerson

Birth Year:

1911

Race:

White, Citizen (White)

Nativity State or Country:

Tennessee

State of Residence:

Tennessee

County or City:

Blount

 

 

Enlistment Date:

11 Dec 1942

Enlistment State:

Georgia

Enlistment City:

Fort Oglethorpe

Branch:

Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA

Branch Code:

Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA

Grade:

Private

Grade Code:

Private

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

Component:

Selectees (Enlisted Men)

Source:

Civil Life

 

 

Education:

2 years of high school

Civil Occupation:

Semiskilled warehousing, storekeeping, handling, loading, unloading, and related occupations, n.e.c.

Marital Status:

Married

Height:

71

Weight:

163

 

 

Researcher and Designer

Joy Locke & Joe Irons