Earl Hollice McCoig was born at White Pine in Tennessee, the son of Daniel “Dan” Melvin McCoig and Zena Coleman.
Died non Battle 1945

Private First Class

Earl McCoig enlisted on 13 February 1942 at Fort Oglethorpe in Georgia. He was a passenger on the U.S.S. Ward (APD16) which sailed from Guadalcanal Island to Russell Island on 4 April 1943. He also was a passenger on the U.S.S. Bountiful (AH9) on 1 February 1945.

The Morristown Gazette Mail, 9 October 1945
Mr. and Mrs. Dan M. McCoig of White Pine have received word from the War Department that their son, Pfc. Earl H. McCoig, died on Luzon, Philippines on August 5th, of gun wounds. Pfc. McCoig had been in service for 42 months, and had served 35 months overseas. He had recently written his mothert that he would be home some time during the month of August. He has a brother in the service, Pvt. Alger McCoig, now in Tokyo with the occupation forces. He is also survived by three brothers and three sister, at home, and two other sisters, Mrs. Earl Sluss of Route 4, Morristown, and Mrs. R.L. Payne of Alabama.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 11 October 1917
  • Date of death: 5 August 1945
  • County: Jefferson
  • Hometown: White Pine
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 169th Infantry
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Jefferson County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Middle Panel
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