Eugene Hyder Feathers was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, the son of Walter McKinley Feathers and Margaret Lyle Leonard.
AGE 21 Killed in Action at Brevands, near Carentan (France)
Interred: Normandy American Cemetery, plot e, row 6, grave 8, Colleville-sur-mer (France)

Unit campaigns:
Normandy, France (6 Jun-24 Jul 1944) landed on Utah Beach (6 Jun)

The Johnson City Press-Chronicle, July 2, 1944
Pfc. Eugene Feathers, 21-year-old Johnson Citian who was killed in action in France June 11, is believed to have been with a glider troop outfit at the time of his death. A son of Walter Feathers of 1809 East Fairview avenue, Private Feathers was inducted into the U.S. Army about a year ago and had been overseas four months. Other survivors are three brothers, Clyde, who is rated fireman first class in the U.S. Navy, Howard and Walter Jr. of Johnson City. Private Feathers, a graduate of Science Hill High School, worked in a city machine shop prior to entering the service.

Photo courtesy: Allen D. Jackson, USAF (Ret)

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 3 November 1922
  • Date of death: 11 June 1944
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne 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 XIX, Middle Panel
  • Sponsored by: Sarita Townsend

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