Elmer Keck was born in Claiborne County, Tennessee, the son of George Keck and Mary Walker. The family resided in Union County, Tennessee. Elmer enlisted on February 16, 1944 in Fort Oglethorpe, GA.

44th Armd. Inf. Bn, Company A

Elmer Keck was killed in action in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge.

Buried at Cox Cemetery

The Knoxville Journal, Dec. 7, 1948:
Pfc. Elmer Keck, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Keck of Corryton, Tenn., was killed in action Jan. 2, 1945 in Belgium. Pfc. Keck served in the 6th Infantry Division. He was a member of Graveston Baptist Church. Survivors: parents; six brothers, Pat Keck, of New Loyston; John, Bobbie, C.B., L.D., and Merylan of Corryton; one sister, Mrs. Vaughn Atkins, Corryton.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 February 1924
  • Date of death: 2 January 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Corryton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 44th Armored Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Battle of the Bulge
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cox Cemeter, Claiborne County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
  • Sponsored by: Sam Hardman

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