Cecil Combest was born around 1912 to Walter Combest and Mollie Gamble.
Buried Lorraine American Cemetery in St. Avold (Moselle), France

The Knoxville Journal, 29 December 1944
Sgt. Cecil Combest was killed in action in France Nov. 12, according to word received by family. Sergeant Combest had been in service 18 years and overseas 3 years. He enlisted at the age of 16. He had been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in September, his sister, Mrs. Anna Campbell of Maryville, Miss Eva Combest of Oak Ridge, and Mrs. Charlie Crawford of williamsburg, Ky., were notified.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of death: 12 November 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 10th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold (Moselle), France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Middle Panel
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