Earl Rhyne was the son of Carnel Laban Jacob Rhyne and Mary Eva Caldwell. Pfc Rhyne was wounded in action in Belgium on December 26.

The Knoxville Journal, 8 February 1944
Pfc. Earl Rhyne has returned to his camp after spending  a 20-day furlough with his mother, Mrs. Eva Rhyne, Route 1, Maryville. Pfc. Rhyne has been in service since December 1939 and was in Panama for three years.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 19 January 1945
Pfc. Earl Rhyne was wounded in action on Dec. 21 in Belgium, according to word received from the War Department by his mother, Mrs. Eva Rhyne, Route 1, Maryville. Pfc. Rhyne has been in Belgium three months.

The Knoxville Journal, 9 December 1948
Pfc. Earl J. (Jack)  Rhyme, 24, was drowned July 20, 1945 in the vicinity of Dettelbach, Germany. He entered service Dec. 18, 1939, and was with the Anti-Tank Company, 394th Infantry. The body arrived in Maryville Dec. 7, 1948. Survivors; mother, Mrs. Eva Rhyne, Maryville, Route 1; brothers, Joe and W.D. Rhyne; sisters, Mrs. Harry Gardner, Mrs. R.F. McDonell, and Mrs. Sam Russell, all of Maryville, Route 1.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 23 April 1921
  • Date of death: 20 July 1945
  • County: Blount
  • Hometown: Maryville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 349th Infantry, 99th Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Williamson Chapel Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar IV, Top Panel
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