Jesse Lee Cothron

Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/21/1944

 

 

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.

 

Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: Plot F Row 24 Grave 38

 

     

Grave marker for Jesse L. Cothron

Photo by Frogman
from the
Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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