Claude Everett Hembree was born at Murphy in North Carolina. Son of John Bunyan Hembree and Florence A. Peek. He died of wounds.
The Knoxville Journal, 29 August 1944
Pfc. Claude E. Hembree, 21, husband of Mrs. Maggie Dial Hembree of Maryville, died July 15 as result of wounds received in action in France, according to a message received by Mrs. Hembree from the War Department. Private Hembree had been in the service eighteen months, and had been overseas two months. Mrs. Hembree is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Dial of Maryville. She is recovering from shock and grief at St. Mary’s Hospital, Knoxville.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 20 July 1923
- Date of death: 15 July 1944
- County: Blount
- Hometown: Rockford
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 137th Regiment, 35th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Battles: Normandy Campaign
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Clarks Grove Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Middle Panel
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