My uncle was Albert Paul Hurst. My uncle’s parents are Moses Edward and Adeline Hipsher Hurst. He had 12 siblings and the only one still living is my mother, Margaret F. Hurst Bacon.
–Submitted by Margaret Coker, his niece

Albert Paul Hurst was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Moses Edward Hurst and Adeline Monzella “Addie” Hipshire. he attended Knoxville High School and enlisted on May 25, 1943, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA. PFC Hurst was returned from USAF Cemetery Leyte No. 1, Philippine Islands. Buried May 11, 1950, Knoxville National Cemetery (Section B Site 6685)

The Knoxville Journal, 8 July 1945
Brothers hear sons killed in War action. The news that their sons had been killed in action in two different branches of service reached two Knoxville brothers recently on the same day. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hurst, 622 King Street, have been notified by the War Department that their son Pfc. Albert Hurst, 20, was killed on Cebu Island March 31. He had been in service 20 months. A similar announcement was received by Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hurst, 114 West Anderson Avenue saying that their son, Petty Officer James E. Hurst, 19, was also killed in the Pacific theater. Date of his death was not given, but his parents had received a letter from him dated April 9, indicating that he was killed some time after his cousin. Three brothers of Pfc. Hurst are in service. They are Cpl. Glenn Hurst, Sgt James Hurst and Fireman First Class Amos Hurst.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 19 October 1924
  • Date of death: 31 March 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 182nd Infantry, Company I
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Top Panel
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