Carrick Heiskell Yeager entered the Second Officers’ Training Camp, Fort Oglethorpe, GA, in August 1917 and received a commission as Second Lieutenant upon completing the three-month course. Assigned to the 20th Machine Gun Battalion, 7th Division. Sailed for France in July 1918. Lost his life November 1, 1918, from enemy fire. Recommended for Distinguished Service Cross.

Was born in 1892 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Son of Alvin A. and Rowena Yeager. Prior to enlisting in the US Army, Carrick Yeager was a Draftsman for Fulton & Company. He was single and never married. He is interred at C,28,15, St-Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiaucourt, France.

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 April 1892
  • Date of death: 1 November 1918
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 20th Machine Gun Battalion, 55th Infantry, 7th Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Battles: Meuse-Argonne
  • Awards: Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: St. Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiaucourt, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar IV, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: Fred Brackney

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