D.L. Messer was born on 2 November 1921, the son of John Dallas Messer and Martha Izola “Zola” Howard.
He was killed in action on 8 July 1944 in Normandy, France
Buried at Candies Creek Cemetery, Cleveland, TN

Private First Class
329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division, Company K

Pfc. Messer, a former employe of the Cleveland Chair Company, entered the service in October, 1942, and went overseas in March, 1944. Besides his parents he was survived by four sisters, Ruby, Bertie, Blanche and Dorothy; five brothers, Earl, Hoyt, Gene, John Jr. and Pfc. W.C. Messer, serving somewhere overseas.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 2 November 1921
  • Date of death: 8 July 1944
  • County: Bradley
  • Hometown: Cleveland
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Candies Creek Cemetery, Cleveland, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Top Panel
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