Born in Frozen, KY
Eldon Singleton served on the U.S.S. Piedmont (AD17). He died on 10 November 1944 of shock and amputation of the left arm. He was initially buried at the British Guinea USAF, Cemetery Finschaffen, No. 2 at New Guinea.
Buried in Knoxville National Cemetery on November 12, 1947 (Section B, Plot 6791)

Parents: Charles and Ruth Singleton
Siblings: Pfc. Elmer Singleton, Elbert Singleton, and Robert Singleton
Uncles: James Singleton and John Singleton
Grandmother: Sarah Singleton

The Knoxville Journal, Nov. 9, 1948
Pfc. Elmer, age 19, was killed in France, July 10, 1944. Served in Company C, 47th Infantry. Before entering the service he was employed by American Bakeries. Elson, age 17, died November 10, 1944 of injuries received in service in Pacific area just four months after his brother Elmer was killed in France. He was employed with the American Bakery before entering service. Survivors: mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Frank McBrayer; sister, Mary Ruth Singleton; brothers, Billy and Larry Bruce Singleton, all of Knoxville. Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Singleton, Thorn Grove.

  • Rank: Seaman Second Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 1 April 1927
  • Date of death: 10 July 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Piedmont (AD-17)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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