David S. Dickerson

Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/21/1944

 

 

David S. Dickerson was born in Sumner County, Tennessee on August 30, 1919. He was drafted
into the Army on May 28, 1941 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. His home of residence was listed as
Sumner County, Tennessee and his civilian occupation was listed as Farm Hands, General Farms.
He had completed four years of High School and was single with no dependents.
His religion was listed as Protestant.

The date of his assignment to the 22nd Infantry is unknown but he was serving as a
Private with Company B 22nd Infantry at least by 1942-1943 as he is in a Company
photo taken at Camp Gordon, Georgia during that time frame.

Morning Reports of Company B indicate that Dickerson was sick in his quarters at Newton Abbot,
Devon, England just before the D-Day invasion from April 3-7, 1944.

 

Sergeant Dickerson was killed in action in France during the attack against Cherbourg
on June 21, 1944.

 

 

David S. Dickerson 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 Tennesse on July 11, 1948.

Burial:
Gallatin City Cemetery
Gallatin
Sumner County
Tennessee

 

Grave marker for David S. Dickerson

Photo by BBrown from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

Top photo of PVT David S. Dickerson at Camp Gordon, Georgia from the webmaster's collection

 

 

 

 


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