Transcripts of Word War II Newspaper Articles

With Knox County / East Tennessee Ties:

The following news items appeared in an  undated newspaper clipping   (? Knoxville News-Sentinel) and have been transcribed for the Knox County, TNGenWeb  by  Peggie Seay-Kirby (

"Bodies of Four Knox Men Being Shipped Home"

The bodies of four Knoxville men who lost their lives in the European theater of World War II are being returned to the United States aboard the U.S. Army transport Greeneville Victory, the Army announced yesterday. The vessel, arrival of which will be announced by the New York Port of Embarkation, is carrying the remains of 3734 American war dead, including 134 Tennesseans. 

The Knoxvillians and their next of kin:   Pvt. Fred B. BATES  (Thomas A. Bates, Route 4);  Pfc. Edward L. HENDERSON  (William H. Henderson, 911 Coleman Street);  Pfc. Earl C. McCOY (Frank V. McCoy, Route 5); and Pvt. Rayford C. PASKELL (Coy J. Paskell, 116 Rudy Street.)

Other East Tennessee war dead aboard the vessel are:  Staff Sgt. Conley E. ADAMS, Jellico;  Pfc. Fred E. BALL, Rogersville;  Pvt. Willard R. BALL, Kingsport;  Pfc. John D. BELL, Cleveland;  Pvt. Virgil L. BIVENS, Lenoir City; T/5 Fred J. BLEVINS, Jamestown;  Pvt. Henry E. BRASSFIELD  Jr., Jelico;  Pvt. George R. BROWN, Greeneville;  T/5 George A. CANNON, Strawberry Plains; Pfc. John H. CASSEL, Kingsport;  Pfc. Reeldon R. CHAMBERS, Cleveland;  Pfc. Paul Z. CRABTREE, Rockford; Pvt. Charlie L. CROSS, Jonesboro;  Tech. Sgt. Norman L. DANIEL, Tullahoma;   Pfc. Hubert DAVIS, Old Fort;  Pvt. William E. ELLISON, Bristol;  Pfc. Paul A. FREELS, Maryville;  Pfc. Enos B. GARDNER, Tellico Plains; Pvt. Reed J. GASTON, Delano;  Pfc. David R. GUY, Maryville;  Pfc. Charles E. JARNAGIN,  Harriman;  Pfc. Bobbie W   JENNINGS, Greeneville;  Pvt. Paul A. KERR, Maryville;  Pvt. Fred A. KING, Cleveland; Pvt. Quincy H. LONG  Jr., Jellico;  Pfc. D.L. MESSER, Cleveland;  Pvt. Carvel E. MOLES, Crossville;  T/4 John T. MOORE, Greeneville;  Pvt. Roy J. NEWMAN, Jefferson City.  Pfc. Thomas D. PIERCE, Jamestown;  Pvt. Richard PRIVETT, Bristol;  Pfc. Seaborn M. RODDY, Dayton;  Pfc. Charles W. SAYLOR, Elizabethton;  Sgt. James D. SHIFLET,  Bulls Gap;  Pfc. J.D. SMELCER, Parrottsville;  Pfc. Eugene W. SMITH, Etonwah;  Cpl. Hugh P. SMITH, Cookeville;  T/5 John S. STAFFORD, Maryville;  Pfc. Robert STILLS, Johnson City;  Sgt. Charles W. STOUT,  Harriman;  Pfc. Thomas D. TANKERSLEY, Dayton;  Sgt. William H. WHITSON, Elizabethton. 



"Bodies of Servicemen On Way Home"

Remains of 3734 Americans who lost their lives during World War II are being returned to the United States from Europe aboard the United States Army transport Greenville Victory, the Department of the Army announced today. Arrival of the vessel will be announced by the New York Port of Embarkation. Ceremonies will be held by the Port of Embarkation at 11 a.m. on the day of arrival. 

Armed forces dead originally interred in temporary military cemeteries in France are among those being brought back to this country. Among those being returned are: 

KENTUCKY: Lt. Harold C. Biggers, Glasgow; Sgt. Dorsey Cole, Beattyville; T/5 Cassius C. Cummings, Corbin; Pvt. Frank R. Evans, Middlesboro; S/Sgt. Calvin C. Graves, Mayking; Pfc. Roy F. Hatfield, Middlesboro; Pfc. Willis Hobbs, Beattyville; Sgt. Sam Huffman, Pikeville; Pfc. Paul H. Jones, Evarts; Pfc. Edward McCoy, Pikeville. 

NORTH CAROLINA: Pvt. Junior R. Frady, Gastonia; Pfc. John G. Hauser, Franklin; Sgt. Ralph C. Hughes, Clude; Pfc. Osler P. Jarrell, Mt. Airy. 

VIRGINIA: Pvt. George G. Murphy, Bristol; Pfc. Archie H. Powell Jr., Pound; Pfc. Frederick R. Smith, Gate City; Pvt. Robert C. Williams, Bristol.


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