Earl Gordon Corzine was the son of Frank Bernard Corzine and Flora Mattie Rhear. Husband of Eileen Jayne Corzine.

Private First Class Earl G. Corzine was assigned to the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. The 2nd came ashore on D-plus-1, 7 June 1944 across Omaha Beach and began its advance across Normandy towards St Lo.

PFC Corzine was killed in action on 16 June 1944 and is interred at the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

The Johnson City Press, 7 February 1945
Pfc. Earl Corzine, who was killed in action in France last June 16, was honored recently with a memorial resolution passed by the Daniel Boone District of the Boy Scouts of America. His widow, Mrs. Eileen Jayne Corzine, lives at 302 West Unaka avenue in Johnson City. “He died in distinguished service for his country as he lived in service to our boys and to his fellow man, and throughout his life was a living and concrete example of the boys of America of Scouting at its best, “the resolution read. Corzine joined Scout Troop 8 in February of 1932 and later became a Life Scout. After graduation from high school he became a patrol leader and a neighborhood commissioner. He was Scoutmaster of Troop 41 before he entered service.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 16 February 1920
  • Date of death: 16 June 1944
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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