Elwyn Scott Perry was born in 1925 in Elizabethton and was the son of Elmer Williamson Perry and Evelyn Josephine Scott. He was always known as Buster growing up. He had two sisters, Doris and Eugenia. Doris later joined the WACs during WWII.

He died 24 February 1945 at the Battle of the Siegfried Line, Schoden, Germany. He was with the 61st Armored Infantry, Company B. He was killed in action and buried at Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg, G, 5, 14.


  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of death: 24 February 1945
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Elizabethton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 61st Infantry Battalion, 10th Armored Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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