David S. Dickerson
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
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.
Gallatin City Cemetery
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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