Curtis Dale Pearson was born on 28 January 1922, the son of Grover Clyde Pearson and Hattie Mary Anna Eggers.
Died non Battle 9 July 1944
He is buried in the Elk Mills Christian Church Cemetery, Elk Mills, TN

Technician Fifth Class
414th Infantry, Headquarters Company

Dale was my uncle. He was born in Johnson Co., Tennessee in 1922. Dale was in the 414th infantry during World War 2. His basic training was at Camp Adair, Oregon. They received a 30 day notice that would go to Camp Carson, Colorado for training. While at Camp Carson, Dale and a buddy were given a weekend pass. They were returning to base when the motorcycle they were riding was hit head on by a civilian auto that was on the wrong side of the road. Both soldiers were killed. Dale is buried at Elk Mills, Tennessee. That was in July of 1944. He was 22 years old. He died 5 years before I was born.
-Submitted by Phil Pearson

The Elizabethton Star, 12 July 1944
Funeral services for Cpl. Curtis Dale Pearson, age 22, who was stationed at Camp Carson, Colorado, will be announced as soon as they are complete. Cpl. Pearson was accidentally killed last Sunday. He was a native of Butler and had been in the Army for the past 20 months. Prior to entering service he was a bus driver in Butler and a member of the Elk Mills Christian Church. Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Pearson, five brothers, Cpl. Howard E. Pearson of Camp Sheffey, Ark., Kermit E. Pearson, 3/c Petty Officer, overseas, Ernest, Paul, Douglas and one sister Geraldine.

  • Rank: Technician Fifth Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 28 January 1922
  • Date of death: 9 July 1944
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Butler
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 414th Infantry Regiment, Headquarters Company
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Elk Mills Christian Church Cemetery, Elk Mills, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Middle Panel
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