Floyd James Wampler
Born 18 January 1917
Died non Battle 23 July 1944
Buried at Weavers Cemetery, Bristol, TN
Private First Class
1144th Quartermaster Corps
The Bristol Herald Courier, 19 July 1942
Private Floyd J. Wampler, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Wampler of Bristol, Tenn., has notified his parents that he has landed in England with the United States Army.
The Bristol Herald Courier, 29 October 1944
Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Wampler, Route 1, Bristol, Tenn., have been informed that their son, Pfc. Floyd Wampler, was drowned in the Gulf of Tunis on July 12, 1944. The death of Pfc. Wampler had been reported previously but no additional information was given until the letter stating that he had been drowned was received a few days ago from the War Department. Pfc. Wampler, 27, was a member of the quartermaster corps and was stationed at Oran in North Africa at the time of his death. He attended Bluff City, Tenn., high school and was employed by the New River Ordnance company, New River, Va., prior to entering the service in February, 1942. The letter from the War department, signed by J.A. Ulio, adjutant general, states: “An additional report has now been received by the War Department which states that your son’s death on 23 July, 1944, in the Gulf of Tunis was due to drowning. I sincerely regret this message did not contain further details regarding Private Wampler’s death, however, please be assured that in the event additional information becomes available regarding him it will be conveyed to you promptly.” Mr. and Mrs. Wampler have also received a letter recently from Captain Bernard Missick, Commander of Floyd’s unit, as follows: “You have the deepest sympathy of the officers and men of this organization on the loss of your son, Floyd. He was well liked and respected by all who knew him. His willingness to help and unselfishness was evident in everything which he did. Service to the best interests of the company was his primary thought always. That’s why we all thought so much of him. Floyd was buried with full military honors. The service were attended by members of this organization. We’ll always remember him as a splendid soldier, a real friend and an outstanding character.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 18 January 1917
- Date of death: 23 December 1944
- County: Sullivan
- Hometown: Bristol
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 1144th Quartermaster Corps
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: Weavers Cemetery, Bristol, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Middle Panel
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