J.D. Wallen was born on 12 March 1921 at Kyles Ford, Tennessee, the son of James Franklin “Jimmie”Wallen and Theodosia “Doshia” Rebecca Willis. He married Edith Arrington at Gate, Virginia on 23 August 1943.
Died 29 October 1944 in France
Buried at Wallen Family Cemetery, Kyles Ford, TN

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

The Hancock County News, 1 December 1944
Really sorrowful are we to announce the death on foreighn soil of Pvt. J.D. Wallen, son of Mrs. Docia Wallen, Kyles Ford, Tenn. Young Wallen also leaves a wife and little daughter. I recall that soon after this young man was inducted into Military Service, his mother, wife and baby came into my office to have some papers made out. Noticing the highly nerveous state of the mother and further noticing the Soldier left a wife and baby, I reminded them had the writer known the circumstances the Soldier would not have gone to the service. But their neighbors have told me this family just takes things as they come and make no complaints. My deep sympathies go out to this kind mother, the wife and baby. I wonder if the little youth will remember its heroic Daddy.
By H.B. Garland.

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  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 12 March 1921
  • Date of death: 29 October 1944
  • County: Hancock
  • Hometown: Kyles Ford
  • 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: Wallen Family Cemetery, Kyles Ford, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Top Panel
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