Scott County, Tennessee
World War II War Heroes

This page was updated 12 Nov 2009

People from Scott County who served and died in World War II.

Source information:  The list of names in the following table comes from the World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from Tennessee (NARA Control Number:  NWCTM-407-WWIICASARMY-TN) published by the War Department in June 1946 and State Summary of War Casualties from World War II for Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel from Tennessee (NARA Control Number:  NWCTM-24-WWIICASNAVY-TN) published by the U.S. Navy in August 1946.  The War Deparment document only identifies name, serial number, rank, and casualty status.  The U. S. Navy document only identifies name, rank, next of kin, and next of kin address.  The birth and death dates come from death certificates, obituaries, tombstone inscriptions, etc.  Go to the National Archives and Records Administration and use the NAIL search engine to find the original goverment documents (use the advanced search engine and enter one of the control numbers listed above.)

Another place to look is the National World War II Memorial website.

I need your help to make this table complete.  Please email me with information that completes or corrects the table.  I would be particularly grateful for copies of obituaries, pictures of headstones, death certificates, and pictures of the soldier.  I think others would be interested in knowing the specific military units in which these soldiers served and where they died.

Be sure to read the information appearing after the table.

Name Service  Birth Info  Death Info  Cemetery
Date Location Date Location
Adkins, Augrie
PFC, USA       DNB  
Allen, Francis L.
PVT, USA       DOW  
Ashburn, Lonus A.
PFC, USA       KIA  
Bell, Hollis Fields Seaman1C, USNR 22 Nov 1923   5 Jan 1944 South China Sea Foster Crossroads Cemetery, Grave Hill, Scott Co, TN
Blaw, Ora J.
2Lt, USA       DNB  
Blevins, Jane M. 2Lt 1922   Feb 1944 Ledo, India Somerset Cemetery, Somerset, Pulaski Co, KY
Blevins, Ralph
SSG, USA     8 Oct 1944 Germany  
Carroll, Billie B.
PFC, USA     6 Aug 1944 France Lowe Cemetery, Smoky Creek, Scott Co, TN
Chambers, Andrew Byron PFC     22 Apr 1945 Caniparola, Italy Taylor Cemetery, Jamestown, Fentress Co, TN
Chambers, Richard R.
PVT, USA       KIA  
Chitwood, John Junior Seaman2C, USNR       Wounded  
Clark, Willie C.
TEC5, USA       DNB  
Cotton, Fred
PFC, USA     23 Sep 1945 DNB  
Crabtree, James LT, USA     11 Jan 1944 Germany  
Crabtree, William A. PFC, USMC       Wounded  
Cromwell, Martin Larcey Seaman1C, USNR       Dead  
Cross, Clinton E.
SSG, USA 16 Nov 1920   14 Nov 1944 Italy Lay Cemetery, Smith Creek, Scott Co, TN
Cross, Marlie
PFC, USA 2 Mar 1919   26 Feb 1944 Marshall Islands Family cemetery in the Rockhouse Section of Scott Co, TN
Cross, Millard
1Lt, USA 22 Apr 1917   17 Apr 1945 Northern Italy Potter Cemetery, Huntsville, Scott Co, TN
Dagley, Louis Silas Watertender3C, USN abt 1922   13 May 1981 Wounded
Oak Ridge, Anderson Co, TN
Wartburg Cemetery, Wartburg, Anderson Co, TN
Daugherty, Floyd
PVT, USA     25 Jan 1944 Italy  
Davidson, Harce Jr. PFC, USMCR       Wounded  
Davis, Ethan SGT     10 Jul 1944 France  
Duncan, Kelsie PVT     6 Sep 1944 France  
Duncan, Vernon W.
2Lt, USA 22 Jun 1919   25 Mar 1945 Honshu, Japan Ft. McPherson Military Cemetery, Maxwell, Lincoln Co, NE
Dykes, Ray Jr.
SGT, USA       DNB  
Ellis, Marion C.
PFC, USA abt 1921   20 Sep 1944 Italy Ellis Cemetery,
Annadell, Scott Co, TN
Epperson, Albert
SSG, USA       KIA  
Evans, Oliver R. PFC 25 Apr 1912   25 Jul 1944 France Smith-Forbis Cemetery,
Oneida, Scott Co, TN
Evans, T. Harry TSGT     8 Oct 1944 Germany  
Foster, Paul Edwin   abt 1909   15 Mar 1942 off the coast of North Carolina Potter Cemetery, Huntsville, Scott Co, TN
Goad, Hurstle L.
PVT, USA       FIA  
Goad, Sam J.
PFC, USA      6 Jul 1944 France Campground Cemetery, Glenmary, Scott Co, TN
Goins, James F.
PVT, USA       DNB  
Gooch, Johnnie Edward
PFC, USA 15 Nov 1919   13 Aug 1944 Europe  
Grant, William Gunnery Sgt, USMC       POW  
Hall, Robert W.
PFC, USA     abt 1944 DOW  
Hamby, Huston
TEC4, USA     abt 1944 France  
Henderson, Tom C.
Maj, USA       DNB  
Hensley, Claude V.
PFC, USA       KIA  
Jeffers, Dilmon
PFC, USA       DNB  
Jeffers, Oliver
PFC, USA       FOD  
Jurgens, Cedric PFC, USMC       Wounded  
Laster, Murry C. Jr.
SSG, USA       DNB  
Lawhorn, James A.
2Lt, USA       KIA  
Lawson, James Ferdinand Seaman2C, USNR       Wounded  
Lawson, Junior
PFC, USA       KIA  
Lay, Ben Opal Seaman1C, USNR     26 Mar 1945 Near Okinawa, Japan  
Lewallen, Eugene D. PFC, USA 9 Apr 1921   23 Jul 1945   Archie Lewallen Cemetery, Coal Hill, Scott Co, TN
Lewallen, Hurst
TEC5, USA       KIA  
Lewallen, Warren H.
PFC, USA  14 Feb 1921    2 Sep 1944 France Blackcreek Crossroads Cemetery, Robbins, Scott Co, TN
Lloyd, Harold E.
PVT, USA  25 Jan 1913   16 Sep 1944  KIA Todd-Sexton Cemetery, Wolf Creek, Scott Co, TN
Lovett, James M. Sr.
PVT, USA      12 Apr 1945 Germany Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox Co, TN
Lowe, Archie Davis
PFC, USA 12 Jul 1918     19 Feb 1945 Germany Riverview Cemetery, Smokey Junction, Scott Co, TN
Madden, Colvy B.
PVT, USA     abt 1944 Europe  
Marcum, George Caney
PVT, USA  15 Jun 1917   18 Sep 1944 France Marcum-Kidd Cemetery, Grave Hill, Scott Co, TN
Marcum, Homer S. SSGT, USA 13 Sep 1915   8 Jul 1944 Saipan Island Fairview Cemetery, Straight Fork, Scott Co, TN
Massey, Mearle PVT, USA 14 Sep 1923   15 Jul 1944 Burma Fairview Cemetery, Straight Fork, Scott Co, TN (IAW obit but not found in cemetery)
Millsap, John F.
SGT, USA 9 Sep 1920   3 Apr 1945 Germany Cooper Memorial Gardens, Oneida, Scott Co, TN
Morris, Howard P.
TEC5, USA       DNB  
Neal, Virgil L.
PVT, USA     30 May 1944 Italy Troxel Cemetery
High Point, Scott Co, TN
Neely, Frank       abt 1944 Italy  
Newport, Burl
MSG, USA       DNB  
Newport, George PVT     17 Sep 1944 Holland  
Owens, Hobert NMI
PVT, USA  18 Dec 1922    11 Aug 1944 France Riverview Cemetery, Smokey Junction, Scott Co, TN
Payne, Ralphard
PFC, USA  21 Mar 1925   29 Nov 1944 Fontaine, France Opossum Rock Cemetery, Scott Co, TN
Phillips, Earl PVT     12 Jun 1944 France  
Phillips, James E.
PVT, USA 28 Jun 1923   12 Sep 1944 KIA Cecil Cemetery, Cherry Fork, Scott Co, TN
Phillips, Shirlie L. CPL, USMC       Wounded  
Rosser, David E. 2LT, USA     27 Jul 1944 France  
Sexton, Arthur
PFC, USA       DOW Reed Cemetery, New River, Scott Co, TN
Sexton, William Alonzo Aviation Machinist Mate3C, USN       Dead  
Sharp, Woodrow W.
CPL, USA       DOW  
Slaven, John. R.
SSG, USA 21 Jul 1922   3 Aug 1944 KIA
St. Lo, France
West Cemetery, Williams Creek, Scott Co, TN
Smither, William J. PFC, USMCR       Wounded  
Stanley, Oscar
2Lt, USA     25 Jan 1945 Belgium Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
Stanfill, William S.
TEC4, USA       DNB  
Stout, Milton Russel Ship's Cook3C, USNR       Wounded  
Strunk, Donzil Gideon PFC, USMC       Wounded  
Terry, Audney
PFC, USA 22 Dec 1922   14 Nov 1944 KIA Opossum Rock Cemetery, Scott Co, TN
Terry, James A.
2Lt, USA 14 Jul 1916   13 Apr 1945 Germany Black Creek Crossroads Cemetery, Black Creek, Scott Co, TN
Terry, Theron C.
CPL, USA  29 Feb 1920   23 Apr 1942 North Africa Terry Cemetery, Pentecost, Scott Co, TN
Trammell, Herman
PVT, USA 13 Dec 1915   12 Jul 1943 KIA Houk Trammell Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Scott Co, TN
West, Clarence B.
PVT, USA 1 Oct 1922   9 Aug 1944 KIA Reed Cemetery, New River, Scott Co, TN
West, John H.
PVT, USA     abt 1945 Europe  
West, Ray
WOJG, USA 15 Oct 1919   30 Mar 1945 KIA Reed Cemetery, New River, Scott Co, TN
Wilmoth, Cordell
PVT, USA       KIA  
Wilson, George
PVT, USA       KIA  
Yancy, Mack H.
PFC, USA  5 May 1922   17 Nov 1942 Metz, France Pine Hill Cemetery, Pine Hill, Scott Co, TN
York, Dana T.
PVT, USA     5 Mar 1944 Pacific Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, St. Louis Co, MO

The following comes from the War Department document:

"The Honor List of Dead for the STATE OF TENNESSEE is published by the War Department for the information of public officials, the press, the radio and interested organizations.  It contains the latest and most complete data available on all military personnel who were killed or died, or became and remained missing, between the President's declaration of unlimited national emergency on May 27, 1941, and the cut-off date of this report, January 31, 1946, and includes both battle and non-battle dead or missing.  The complete work, of which this volume is a part, contains about 300,000 names of men and women who gave their lives while serving in the Army of the United States."

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"The physical search for missing person, which went on all during the war, has been expanded and extended since the collapse of enemy resistance.  Experts in all fields of investigation and identification have been sent into areas where missing persons were last seen.  Through conferences with local officials and clergymen and by means of checks of rosters and other military lists, the bodies of missing persons are being recovered and identified daily.  Thought the loss of official records as at Corregidor in 1942 and during the Ardennes counteroffensive of 1944-45, has increased the difficulties encountered by the search teams, the scope of the teams' work has been so broad in the past eight months (in the case of Japan) to one year (in Germany) that the War Department is reluctant to hold out hope to next of kin that any missing personnel are still alive."

"No civilians are included in this report.  Red Cross personnel and other civilians serving with the Army became casualties during the War, but procedure for reporting civilian personnel differs from that for reporting military individuals."

"The following pages show a breakdown by counties and types of casualties, followed by a breakdown alphabetically by counties, the counties themselves being listed in alphabetical order."

"In the presentation of these lists, it was necessary to establish a set of criteria on which the proper location of each individual's name would be determined.  The following procedure was set up:"

  1. "If an individual gave an address as his home when he entered the Army, his name is listed in the county in which this address was located.
  2. "If he gave no home address, but designated a beneficiary or next of kin--either of whom must be a relative in limited degrees of kinship--or in the absence of relatives an emergency addressee who may be a friend, his name will appear in the county in which the address of the beneficiary, next of kin or emergency addressee is located.
  3. "If neither home nor emergency address was given (this was the case in rare instances where aliens were without family or residence in this country) the county of the draft board of origin is the one in which he is listed.
  4. "In the case of certain Regular Army personnel who moved their homes from place to place according to exigencies of the service, the only address available is "The Adjutant General", and these personnel will be listed in the District of Columbia booklet.
  5. "A very few cases exist in which none of these four criteria obtains.  It is impossible to determine the county in these cases and such individuals are list in some state volumes under the "State at Large", a listing following the last county listing in the book.  No instances have been found wherein it is impossible to locate a person as to state except as mentioned in (4) above."

"The lists which follow contain information as to individuals in the following order:  name, army serial number, grade and status of casualty.  A word of explanation of methods of listing and of symbols used follows:"

"NAME:  Because of standardized usage for names in the Army, some individuals listed herein may not be shown under the name by which they were called in civilian life.  For instance, a man listed herein as "Smith, William P." may have been known to his friends as "Paul Smith" because in civilian life he did not choose to use the name "William".  In Army usage the first name is used in full and other given names follow in order as initials.  Names prefixed. . . . and absolute correctness in the order of alphabetizing names does not govern after the tenth letter of a name.  However, for all practical purposes the names will be in alphabetical order and cases will be extremely rare where a name will be more that one or two lines out of place."

"ARMY SERIAL NUMBER:  Because of the tremendous number of individuals who have passed through the Army, serial numbers are fiven to prevent confusion.  Using the name "William P. Smith" as above as an example, it was found that at the time of writing there were 84 men of this name in the Army, and several hundred men with the name "William Smith" with respect to initials.  In attempting to identify one of this number much confusion could arise, and this is obviated by the use of a serial number."

"Serial numbers are assigned with great care and according to a set of regulations.  Consecutive serial numbers, for example, are not assigned to twins since this might cause confusions of identity between two persons with the same birth date and same general physical characteristics."

"Generally speaking, numbers fall into two broad categories:  simple seven or eight digit numbers (in a few cases fewer digits) for male enlisted personnel, and prefixed serial numbers for other personnel.  Regular Army enlisted men who entered the service before the outset of Selective Service bear seven-digit or lower serial numbers, usually beginning with "6" or "7", as 6974426.  Men who enlisted in the Army of the United States have eight-digit numbers beginning with "1", the second digit indicating the Service Command of origin.  For example, the serial number 14066025 would indicate that the man enlisted in the Army of the United States in the Fourth Service Command (Southeastern U. S.).  Men called into federally recognized National Guard service received eight-digit numbers beginning with "2", the third digit representing the Service Command:  20107656 indicates a National Guardsman from New England (First Service Command).  Men inducted or enlisted through Selective Service were given eight-digit numbers beginning with "3" or "4", the second digit representing the Service Command.  The prefixed serial numbers for other than male enlisted personnel carry a designated letter:  O - (as in O-1574257) for male commissioned officers; W - for male Warrant officers; T - for Flight officers of the Army Air Forces; L - for commissioned officers of the Women's Army Corps; V - for WAC Warrant officers; A - for WAC enlisted women; R - for Hospital Dieticians, and M - for Physical Therapy Aides."

"GRADE:  This is synonymous with the misnomer "rank", and the abbreviations which may be found in this book are as follows:  GEN, General (four star); LT G, Lieutenant General, (three star); M G, Major General (two star); B G, Brigadier General (one star); COL, Colonel; LT C, Lieutenant Colonel; MAJ, Major; CAPT, Captain; 1 LT, First Lieutenant; 2 LT, Second Lieutenant; C WO, Chief Warrant Officer; WOJG, Warrant Officer Junior Grade; FL O, Flight Officer; AV C, Aviation Cadet; M SG, Master Sergeant; 1 SG, First Sergeant, T SG, Technical Sergeant; S SG, Staff Sergeant; TEC3, Technician Third Grade; SGT, Sergeant; TEC4, Technician Fourth Grade; CPL, Corporal; TEC5, Technician Fifth Grade; PFC, Private First Class; and PVT, Private."

"TYPE OF CASUALTY:  This indicated by the symbol at the far right of each column.  An individual who was killed in action, whether at the front or by enemy action in the rear areas, or if a prisoner of war, whether by air bombardment of his prison camp or by being shot while escaping, is designated "KIA".  Persons who were wounded and later died are marked "DOW" -- died of wounds.  Those who suffered fatal battle INJURIES as opposed to WOUNDS, in combat or in combat areas, and died in a line-of-duty status, are designated "DOI" -- died of injuries.  Other line-of-duty deaths, such as from sickness, homicide, suicide, or accidents outside combat areas (including training and maneuver deaths) are listed "DNB" -- died, non-battle.  Individuals who were determined to be dead under Public Law 490 are designated "FOD" -- finding of death.  Missing persons are marked with the single letter "M"."

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"Patriotic organizations will find these lists of value in establishing or checking honor rolls in their communities.  In this connection, it should be emphasized again that these lists are preliminary and will one day be superseded by a list which can be considered final.  Changes in status may occur between the time of publication of these lists and preparation of new ones, and actuarial tables indicate that new names will be added.  In some rare cases names of persons already dead may have been eliminated inadvertently from these lists."

The following comes from the U.S. Navy document:

"Inclusion of names in this State group has been determined solely by the residence of next of kin at the time of notification of the last wartime casualty status.  This listing does not necessarily represent the State of birth, legal residence, or official State credit according to service enlistment."

"Casualties listed represent only those on active duty in the U. S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, resulting directly from enemy action or from operational activities against the enemy in war zones from December 7, 1941, to the end of the war.  Casualties in the Unites States area or as a result of disease, homicide, or suicide in any location are not included."

"This is a State summary taken from casualty lists released by the Navy Department, corrected as to the most recent casualty status and recorded residence of next of kin."

"Personnel listed as MISSING are under continuous investigation by the Navy Department, and therefore are subject to momentary status change.  Many of these will be officially presumed or determined dead.  Some will be found alive.  The last official notice to next of kin will take precedence over this list."

"The WOUNDED tabulation represents a count by individuals and includes only those whose next of kin were officially notified during the war.  It does not reflect the number of wounds inflicted by the enemy since many individuals were wounded more than once and many minor wounds were recorded only by Purple Heart awards in the fields of action.  Complete data on all wounded naval personnel will be available later."

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