Howard Lee Cornwell was born 30 September 1920 to Arlie Scott Cornwell and Ona Belle Crum.
Killed in Action 23 May 1944
Buried at Solomon Lutheran Cemetery, Greeneville, TN

30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Company K

The Greeneville Sun, 23 January 1944
Mrs. Ona Cornwell of Greeneville, route 7 received a cablegram June 21, stating that her son, Sgt. Howard L. Cornwell, was killed in action May 23, 1944 somewhere in Italy. Sgt. Cornwell was inducted into the United States Army July 3, 1942. He had been overseas since March 1943. While overseas he was in the Infantry of the 5th Army, serving his country in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. While in Italy in 1943, his feet were frozen and he was sent back to North Africa for three months in the hospital. Then he joined his company with the 5th Army at the Anzio beachhead. The last news received from him was dated May 18, stating he was then in Rome. Howard was a graduate of St. James High School and before he was inducted into the service he was employed with the D and G Service Station in Greeneville. Mrs. Cornwell also has another son, Pfc. Joe C. Cornwell, serving his country somewhere in Italy.

The Greeneville Sun, July 28, 1948
The body of Sgt. Howard L. Cornwell, who was killed in World War II , will arrive in Greeneville. Sgt. Corwell was inducted into the service on July 3, 1942, and was killed in action on May 23, 1944, at the age of 24. Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother, Clark Cornwell, one sister, Mrs. Carl Ricker, and his grandmothers, Mrs. Laura Cornwell and Mrs. Jennie Crum.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 September 1920
  • Date of death: 23 May 1944
  • County: Greene
  • Hometown: Greeneville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Solomon Lutheran Cemetery, Greeneville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Middle Panel
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