Cecil D. Culver was born in 1921 in Tennessee, the son of Joseph Alexander Culver and Emma Sarah Swift.
Private First Class Culver was assigned to the 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division. The 79th was engaged in operations along the Franco-Belgian frontier during September-October 1944 and was relieved from the line on 24 October 1944.
PFC Culver died of his wounds on 26 October 1944. He is interred at the Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal, France, plot B,38,6.
The Elizabethton Star, 14 November 1944
Mrs. Emma Culver, Route 2, Butler, announced today that she had received word from the war department that her son, Pfc. Cecil Culver, died on October 26 from wounds received in action somewhere in France. Pfc. Culver was 21years old, and had served four years in Panama before being sent to Europe in March, 1944.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of death: 26 October 1944
- County: Johnson
- Hometown: Butler
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal (Vosges), France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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