Aaron Haynes “Jack” Dempsey was born in 23 August 1925 in Virginia. He was the son of Aaron William Dempsey and Frances N. Settle.
Died 31 October 1944 at a Division Field Hospital of wounds received in action on Guam
Buried at Shelby Hills Cemetery, Bristol, TN

51st Marines, 3rd Division

The Bristol Herald Courier, 12 November 1944
Pvt. Aaron H. Dempsey, USMCR, 19, died on October 31 of wounds received in action “in the performance of his duty and service of his country,” his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Settle, 1004 Fairmont have been informed in a wire from the War department. The boy’s father is A.W. Dempsey, also of Bristol. The message, signed by Lt. Gen. A.A. Vandegrift, states that no information is available at present concerning the circumstances of the youth’s death or the disposition of the remains, other than that temporary burial in the locality where death occurred has probably taken place. Additional information is promised as soon as possible. Pvt. Dempsey had been in the Marine Corps eleven months on November 8, day the wire announcing his death was received. He was a native of Bristol, attended Virginia high school and had been employed by the Southern Maid company and the Diamond Cab company.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 23 August 1925
  • Date of death: 31 October 1944
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Bristol
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 51st Marines, 3rd Marine Division
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Shelby Hills Cemetery, Bristol, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Bottom Panel
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