Herman Eli Rogers was born on 22 March 1915, the son of Charles Alonzo Rogers and Emma George Ezell. He had one brother, Charles Haskell Rogers and one sister, Edna Lee Rogers. His father died in 1920 and his mother remarried with Alonzo L. Roberts. The couple had two children, Mildred Roberts and Billie Roberts. Herman lived with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. J.H Monroe, on their farm near Sharp’s Chapel. He worked on the farm until he was accepted for service. He was educated in the schools of Union County.

He Died of wounds 12 November 1944. PFC Rogers was returned from USAF Cemetery Leyte No. 1, Philippine Islands. He is buried at Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, B, 6490.

The Knoxville Journal, January 9, 1945
Pfc. Herman E. Rogers of Sharp’s Chapel, who was serving with the 18th Infantry Regiment, died of wounds received in action on Leyte Island, the War Department notified his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Monroe.
Pfc. Rogers, 29, had been in service since July, 1942. He had served in Australia and South Pacific area for 22 months. He received training at Camp Butner, N.C. and at Camp Roberts, California. The young man was reared by his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Monroe. He was the son of Mrs. Emma Roberts of Chattanooga.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 March 1915
  • Date of death: 12 November 1944
  • County: Union
  • Hometown: Sharp’s Chapel
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Top Panel
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