Jesse Lee Cothron
Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Jesse L. Cothron was born in Macon County, Tennessee on August 23, 1919.
He was drafted into the Army on
May 28, 1941 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. His home of residence
was listed as Lafayette, Tennessee and his civilian occupation was listed as Farm Hands, General Farms.
He had completed two years of High School and was single with no dependents.
His religion was listed as Protestant.
Private Cothron was killed in
action in France, during the attack against Cherbourg
on June 21, 1944.
Jesse L. Cothron was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery
Sainte Mere-Eglise #1 at Carentan, France in Block O Row 6 Grave 119 and was moved to the permanent
cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, most likely in 1948 when the temporary cemeteries were shut down.
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Departement du Calvados
Plot: Plot F Row 24 Grave 38
Grave marker for Jesse L. Cothron
Photo by Frogman
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