Hugh Dorsey Eller was born in Moultrie, Georgia. S/Sgt Eller’s hometown in 1940 was Sweetwater, Monroe County, Tennessee. He enlisted at Richmond, Virginia on 16 September 1941. He was then a resident of Washington, District of Columbia. He was killed in action in Italy on 23 July 1944, on his 31rd birthday.

S/Sgt Hugh D. Eller, 33098947
HQ 3rd Battalion

The Evening Star (Washington, D.C.), 6 October 1944
Staff Sergt. Hugh D. Eller, 31, former Census Bureau employe, was reported killed in action in Italy by the War Department today. Sergt. Eller, who lived at 132 C street N.E. before entering the Army in September, 1941, was killed on his birthday, July 23, according to a brother, Lt. (j.g.) Charles C. Eller, who is attached to the Navy Department’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery here. Sergt. Eller was shipped to Northern Ireland in May, 1942, and in December, 1942, participated in the fighting in North Africa. After a rest, he fought in the battle for Cassino and was in the group making the junction with the troops at Anzio. Two of his brothers and a sister are in the service. The sister WAC Pfc. Dorothy F. Eller, is in Australia. His mother, Mrs. Jessie Eller, lives in Copperhill, Tenn.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 23 July 1913
  • Date of death: 23 July 1944
  • County: Monroe
  • Hometown: Sweetwater
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 34th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Georgia Memorial Park, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVI, Top Panel
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