Byron Curtis Lewis was born on 17 December 1925, the son of James Jeff Lewis and Ruth Sallie Blevins. PFC Lewis enlisted on 2 February 1944 at Fort Oglethorpe in Georgia.  He was Killed in Action in Germany on 8 March 1945

Private First Class
311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division, Company I

He is buried at Blevins Cemetery, Shady Valley, Johnson County, Tennessee.

The Bristol Herald Courier, 16 December 1947
Funeral services for Pfc. Byron C. Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. James J. Lewis, Shady Valley, Tenn., who was killed in action in Germany, March 8, 1945, will be conducted from the Harmon Chapel Church in Shady Valley. The body will arrive by train in Bristol and will be taken to the church where it will lie in state until time for the services. Young Lewis is survived by his parents and the following brothers and sisters: James Jr., Ben, Dewey, Pillman, and Bobby; Mrs. Margie Hutchinson, and Barbara and Velma Lewis, all of Shady Valley.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 December 1925
  • Date of death: 8 March 1945
  • County: Johnson
  • Hometown: Shady Valley
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Blevins Cemetery, Shady Valley, Johnson County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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