Fred Guy Sheets was born on 25 February 1919 in Bluff City, Sullivan County, Tennessee, the son of Riley William Sheets and Dokie McAllister.

He was initially buried at Sainte-Mère-Eglise #2 Cemetery at Carentan, France and reburied at Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, C, 13, 35.

The Johnson City Press, 2 July 1944
Pvt. Fred G. Sheets, 25-year-old infantryman, was killed in action in France June 6, the day Allied invasion forces landed on the coast of Normandy, his sisters, Misses Geneva and Lena Sheets, have learned. Private Sheets previously was reported missing in action on D-Day. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Riley W. Sheets of Bluff City, the soldier did construction work in Johnson City before he was inducted into the Army January 19, 1942. He had been overseas about eight months. Surviving besides the sisters are two brothers, Carl of Johnson City and Clarence Sheets of New Mexico.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 25 February 1919
  • Date of death: 7 June 1944
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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