Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Wice was born on 3 December 1925, Tennessee, the son of William Wice and Lucy Jane Long.
Died of Wounds 11 April 1945, Ruhr Pocket, Germany
Buried at Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands, B, 8, 25.
Private First Class
48th Infantry Battalion, 7th Armored Division, Company B
Morristown Gazette Mail, 30 April 1945
Pfc. Benjamin Frank Wice, reported as wounded in Germany on April 6th, died five days later, on April 11th, according to a message received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Wice, route four.
Pfc. Wice, their only son in service, was 19 years of age. He entered the army in February, 1944 and was sent overseas early in 1945 with the infantry. He was employed by the TVA at time of enlistment. He is survived by his parents, four sisters, Mrs. Ethel Martin, Mrs. Jas. A. Susong, Misses Ailene and Dorothy Ann Wice, and one brother, Carl Wice, at home. An older brother, William Francis, was drowned ten years ago at the age of 14 in a pond near the home on the Springvale pike. Pfc. Wice attended school in Morristown and was employed by the Western Union and Burke & Hodges in his boyhood, and has a host of friends in Hamblen County.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 3 December 1925
- Date of death: 11 April 1945
- County: Hamblen
- Hometown: Morristown
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 48th Infantry Battalion, 7th Armored Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
- Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Top Panel
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