Ivan Alexander Osborne was born on 5 June 1924 in Piney Flats, Tennessee to Alonzo Melton Osborne and Goldie Mae Hodges.
Died non Battle 8 May 1944 in Germany
Buried at McInturff Cemetery, Unicoi Co, TN

Private First Class
36th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop

The Johnson City Press-Chronicle, November 19, 1948
The body of Private First Class Alexander Osborne, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Osborne, of Marbleton community, near Unicoi, was killed in an accident May 8, 1944, in Italy arrived yesterday from Atlanta on the Tennessean. Young Osborne, who was a native of the Knob Creek section of Washington county, attended Princeton and Boones Creek school. He was employed by a local bottling firm prior to his entry into the armed forces in 1943 at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.
Survivors, beside the parents, are three brothers, Willard, who is serving in the Army occupation forces in Germany, with a military police company; Robert and Donald Dale Osborne, and four sisters, Marie, Virginia, Shirley and Jeannetta Osborne, of the Marbleton community. Also surviving is the paternal grandfather, Alexander Osborne, of the Buffalo section of Unicoi County.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 5 June 1924
  • Date of death: 8 May 1944
  • County: Unicoi
  • Hometown: Knob Creek
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 36th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: McInturff Cemetery, Unicoi County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Top Panel
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