Dwight Earl Harvey was born in 1920, the son of Etha Hope Harvey. He was married to Gladys Irene Littleton and the couple had two children.

Private First Class Dwight E. Harvey #34913143 US Army was assigned to the 62nd Armored Infantry Battalion of the 14th Armored Division. In March of 1945 the Battalion had just come off a rest period and went on the offensive crossing the Moder River and cracking through the Siegfried Line and captured Gemersheim on the Rhine River by the end of March.

PFC Harvey was killed in action on 23rd of March 1945. His awards included the Purple Heart.

Dwight E. Harvey is memorialized at the cemetery next to the George Jones Memorial Baptist Church in the Wheat Community. He is buried at the Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France, E, 23, 29.

The Knoxville Journal, April 10, 1945
Pfc. Dwight E. Harvey, husband of Mrs. Gladys L. Harvey and son of Mrs. Etha Harvey of Philadelphia, was killed in action in Germany March 23, the War Department has informed relatives. Private Harvey was serving with an armored infantry unit at the time of his death. He entered the service June 12, 1944 and took basic training at Camp Wheeler, Ga., before going overseas in November, 1944. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son and daughter, Jackie Allen, 4, and Anita June, 2.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of death: 23 March 1945
  • County: Loudon
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 62nd Armored Infantry Battalion, 14th Armored Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold (Moselle), France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Top Panel
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