Elgin Thomas Webb was born in 1917 in North Carolina, the son of W. Blanton Webb and Ida Bell Bowman. He married Fannie (Pal) McAmis on 8 February 1943.

Buried at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium, F, 10, 21

The Greeneville Sun, 30 November 1944
Staff Sergeant Elgin T. Webb, Route 9, Greeneville, Tennessee, now serving with the 8th Infantry Division, was recently awarded the Silver Star Medal for gallantry in action. His citation reads: “During an assault on a strongly-fortified enemy hill Sgt. Webb displayed brilliant leadership in taking his squad through determined enemy resistance to the objective at the top of the hill, enabling his platoon and company to follow in turn. During the action he performed many acts of great personal courage. On one occasion, when the enemy was still in possession of three quarters of the enemy fire , he stood exposed to direct enemy fire in order to place rocket fire on enemy positions. When his ammunition was exhausted, he moved forward alone to seize a blind spot from which two Germans had been throwing hand grenades.

The Johnson City Press, 25 March 1945
The War Department notified the family of Staff Sgt. Elgin Webb the soldier was killed by a German sniper’s bullet in Germany February 24. Two brothers also are in service. They are Pvt. Mac Webb and Cpl. Ed Webb, both stationed in California.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of death: 23 February 1945
  • County: Greene
  • Hometown: Greeneville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 13th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Middle Panel
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