James Albert Waldrop was born on 21 November 1917 at Greeneville, Tennessee, the son of Michael Albert “Buster” Waldrop and Lucy B. Jones. He was the husband of Nora Frances Waldrop.
Died of illness 7 July 1942
Buried at Jarnagin Cemetery, Morristown, TN

1st Infantry Regiment, Company K

The Knoxville Journal, 9 July 1942
James Albert Waldrop, 24, of Morristown, died at 1 p.m. yesterday in the Veteran’s Hospital at Oteen, N.C., He had served five months as an Army private and was discharged recently because of ill health. Surviving are the widow, a son, Albert Wayne; a daughter, Nora Jean, and the mother, Mrs. Lucy Smith, all of Morristown; the father, Albert Waldrop, Highbridge, Ky.; two brothers, Pvt. Minnis E. Waldrop, Camp Forrest, and Billy Waldrop, Morristown; two half-brothers, J.C. and Glenn Smith, Morristown; a half-sister, Ina Jean Smith, Morristown, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James G. Jones, Morristown.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 21 November 1917
  • Date of death: 7 July 1942
  • County: Hamblen
  • Hometown: Morristown
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 1st Infantry Regiment
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Jarnagin Cemetery, Morristown, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Top Panel
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