Eston Allen Baxter was the son of Jasper Allen Baxter and Edna Valentine.

Private Eston A. Baxter was assigned to the 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action on 24 June 1944 in the battle for Normandy, France. He is interred at B,6,42, Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

For more information on his life and service, please see the excellent project done by a Cosby, TN high school student, Caley Williamson, and her teacher, Hillery Griffin:

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  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 23 February 1922
  • Date of death: 24 June 1944
  • County: Cocke
  • Hometown: Cosby
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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