Alvin Rollins Rollins was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Elbert Rollins and Anna Belle
He is buried at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial in France, Plot: Plot E, Row 3, Grave 51.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 17 June 1945
Pfc. Alvin R. Rollins was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Rollins. He died May 31 from wounds received in action in the European theater. Employed by the city education department before entering army service in 1943, he had served 15 months overseas.
He is survived by his parents; one sister, Mrs. Mary M. Smartt; brother, Elbert Rollins Jr.; two nephews, Edmond and Willis Rollins, and several other relatives.

The cemetery section is maintained and groomed by cemetery caretakers, though it is hidden from view and kept far separate from the nearby four plots for the honored dead of World War I. Unlike the marble monuments and inscribed standing headstones of the regular plots, Plot E contains nothing but 96 flat stone markers (arranged in 4 rows) and a single small granite cross. The markers are the size of index cards and have nothing on them except sequential grave numbers engraved in black. No US flag is permitted to fly over the section, and the numbered graves literally lie with their backs turned to the hallowed ground of the main cemetery across the street. Visitors are not encouraged, and its existence is not mentioned on the cemetery website or guide pamphlets.


  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 5 December 1924
  • Date of death: 31 May 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 306th Quartermaster Railhead Company
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, Fère-en-Tardenois, Picardie, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: John B. Romeiser

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