Elijah Kidwell was born in 1917 in Tennessee to John Jerome Kidwell and Claudia B. Brown. He married Charlotte Gaby in Virginia on 18 May 1938. Charlotte gave birth to a baby boy on 26 November 1941 but he died after several hours. Elijah Kidwell entered the service on 9 July 1943 at Fort Oglethorpe in Georgia.

Buried at Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg, E, 12, 27

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of death: 14 March 1945
  • County: Greene
  • Hometown: Greeneville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 7th Engineer Combat Battalion, 5th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Middle Panel
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