Alfred Dana Fritts was born on 21 July 1923 at Doeville, Tennessee, the son of George Washington Fritts and Lydia Mae Laws.
Pvt Pritts enlisted on 3 June 1943 at Fort Oglethorpe in Georgia. He was killed in action on 30 June 1944.
Buried at Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Johnson County, TN
66th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, Company A
The Johnson County News, Mountain City, June 24, 1948
Funeral was held Sunday July 11 at 2 p.m. for Pvt. Alfred D. Fritts, whose body arrived in Bristol for reburial in home soil. Services were held in Rock Springs Baptist Church, with Rev. J.J. Richardson, Butler and Rev. Joel H. Ponder, Mountain City, officiating. Full military honors were accorded ath the Grave.
Pvt. Fritts was born at Doeville July 21, 1923 and attended school there. He had been a member of Rock Springs Church since August 26, 1939. He entered military service on June 2, 1943 and underwent his basic training at Camp Shelby, Miss., and advanced training at Camp Blanding, Fla. He sailed April 6, 1944 for overseas duty, landing in England April 14, 1944. He was a member of the 9th Infantry Division, one of the units participating in the Normandy invasion of France. He was killed in action June 30, 1944. He was awarded the Order of the Purple Heart decoration.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Fritts; and three sisters, Misses Ruth and Maudine Fritts, all of Doeville and Mrs. Eugene Grindstaff, Saen Diego, Calif.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 21 July 1923
- Date of death: 30 June 1944
- County: Johnson
- Hometown: Doeville
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 66th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Battles: D-Day
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Johnson County
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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