Horace Calvin Costner was the son of John Abraham Costner and Minnie Duckworth.
He was killed in action near Siersdorf, Germany.
Pfc. Horace C. Costner of the U.S. Army, infantry, was killed in action in Germany, Nov. 21, his father, John A. Costner of Rockford, Blount County, was notified yesterday. Private First Class Costner, 21, was a former employe of Rockford Manufacturing Co., and a former student at Rockford School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Nov. 20, 1942, and was killed two years and one day later. He was sent overseas in April 1944. Survivors include his father; three brothers, Fayte Costner of Baltimore, Md.; Pfc. David Costner “somewhere in New Guinea,” and Seaman Second Class John Costner Jr. in Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Hudgins and Mrs. Mary Richardson, both of Rockford, and Mrs. Nell Clark of Knoxville.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 7 June 1924
- Date of death: 21 November 1944
- County: Blount
- Hometown: Rockford
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division
- Theater: North Africa, Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Rockford, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Bottom Panel
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