Corporal George Willis Carmack was born in Virginia around 1921.He was the son of Robert Sheffey Carmack and Okie Louise James. He married Evelyn Josephine Hutton in Greenville, South Carolina.

He was assigned to the 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division. At the time of his death the 30th was involved in the Normandy Campaign advancing on St Lo.

Corporal Carmack died of wounds sustained in battle on 12 July 1944, and is interred at H,9,31, Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France.

The Evening Herald Courier, 10 August 1944
Mrs. Evelyn Hutton Carmack of 708 Fairview street has received word that her husband, Corporal George W. Carmack, was killed in action in France, July 12. Cpl. Carmack was one of the original member of the Bristol Tennessee National Guard unit, Co. D, 117th Infantry, 30th Division, which was mobilized in September, 1940, and was killed the same day that Sgt. Robert Shoaf, Bristolian belonging to the same unit, was killed. He received training at Fort Jackson, S.C., Fort Benning, Ga., Camp Blanding, Fla., and Camp Atterbury, Ind., and was sent overseas in February of this year. Carmack is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Carmack, of Eads avenue, near the Old Abingdon Road. He attended Wallace high school, and was associated with Piggly-Wiggly stores before going into service.  Besides his widow and his parents, he is survived by four brothers, Fred, Alvin, Bobby and Billy Carmack, and one sister, Mrs. J.P. Riley, all of Bristol. Mrs. Carmack’s brother, Nick Hutton, has been reported missing in action since July 4.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of death: 12 July 1944
  • County: Sullivan
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th 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 XVIII, Middle Panel
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