Dwight Clement Key Jr. was born in Morristown, Tennessee to Dwight Clement Key Sr. and Missouri (Minnie) Noe.
He enlisted on March 6, 1942, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA and served with the U.S. Army, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division
He is buried at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Henri-Chapelle, Belgium

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, February 1, 1945
First Lt. Dwight C. Key Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Key Sr., 1714 Ashwood Place, has been missing in Belgium since Jan. 12, the War Department has notified his family. Lt. Key entered service in March, 1942 and received his officers training at Fort Benning, Ga. He went overseas in November, 1944. A graduate of Knoxville High, Lt. Key was employed by the International Harvester Company and was stationed in Birmingham, Ala.

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 13 January 1918
  • Date of death: 12 January 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 329th Infantry Regiment, 83th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: Glenn K. Ballew

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