Cullen Clinton Chewning

Company D 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 07/08/1944

 

 

Cullen C. Chewning was born in Atlanta, De Kalb County, Georgia on August 14, 1911.

He enlisted in the Regular Army on January 29, 1941, at Jacksonville, Florida. He had completed Grammar School
and listed his civilian occupation as Skilled Meatcutter. At the time of his enlistment he was single with no dependents.
By the time he died he had married and had two daughters. His religion was listed as Protestant.

Sergeant Chewning was killed in action during 1st Battalion's attack to seize the high ground
near the village of Neuville, in the vicinity of La Maugerie, France, on July 8, 1944.

 

The following passage is from the Find A Grave website:

Army Sgt. Cullen C. Chewning, of the 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, was KIA in World War II.
He left behind a wife, Lucille; a daughter,Yvonnie Lucille, that was 3 days away from her first birthday when he died.
They had a second daughter, Cullen Cordelia, that was born Sept 13, 1944.

 

 

Sketch of Corporal Cullen Chewning
Note 22nd Infantry Distinctive Unit Insignia's on his cap and lapels,and the
4th Infantry Division Shoulder Sleeve Insignia on his left shoulder sleeve.
Drawing created on the ship going to France.

Illustration from Jenny from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

Corporal Cullen C. Chewning and his wife Lucille.
Cullen is in the uniform of a Corporal in the 22nd Infantry.

Photo by Jenny from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

Cullen C. Chewning was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Georgia.

Burial:
Parker Family Cemetery
Panthersville
DeKalb County
Georgia

 

Grave marker for Cullen C. Chewning at theParker Family Cemetery in Decatur, Dekalb County, GA.

Photo by Jerry Semprevio from the Find A Grave website created by: Jenny

 

 

 

 

 

Top photo of Cullen Chewning in his 22nd Infantry uniform by Jenny from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 


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