James Hugh “Buddy” Foley Jr. was born at Chattanooga on 6 April 1921, the son of James Hugh Foley and Clara Mullenix. Husband of Gaynell Frances Wininger and father of Linda Sue.

He was a graduate of Central High School and had completed 17 weeks of infantry training at Camp Fanning, Texas. He was widely known in local sports circles, and was the champion weightlifter of his class and winner for two straight years of the doubles tennis championship.

Died 7 March 1945, Iwo Jima
Buried at the Honolulu Memorial, HI (N, 1579)

Marine Corps, 28th Replacement Draft

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 6 April 1945:
Marine Pvt. James H. Foley Jr., 24, was killed in action March 7 on Iwo Jima, and leaves, in addition to his wife and 3-year-old daughter, Linda Sue, a 6-month-old daughter, Frances Jean, whom he had never seen. Mrs. Foley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Winninger, 150 Cornelia Avenue. She and her two daughters live with Pvt. Foley’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Foley, 407 Lyerly Street, Chattanooga. Pvt. Foley is the grandson of Mrs. T.F. Mullenix, Chattanooga and Mrs. T.H. Foley, Cliftondale, Mass. He received his education in Knoxville city schools, and before entering service was employed by the Aluminum Company at Alcoa. A brother, Pfc. Thomas Foley, is in Germany. Three sisters, Mrs. Helen Armstrong and Misses Grace and Jean Foley, also survive.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 April 1921
  • Date of death: 7 March 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 28th Replacement Draft
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Iwo Jima
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Bottom Panel
  • Sponsored by: Jeremy Graham

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