James Edward Manuel was born in Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Tennessee, to William Manuel and Lula Norman. Enlisted on April 25, 1944, in Camp Shelby, MS. He died in England on March 29, 1945, of wounds received in battle. He lived at Route 1, Byington, Knox County, and was buried at Solway Church of God, Knox County.
335th Infantry Regiment, 89th Infantry Division, Company L
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 9 November 1925
- Date of death: 29 March 1945
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Oak Ridge
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 335th Infantry Regiment, 89th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Solway Church of God, Knox County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Middle Panel
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