James Leslie Isenberg was the son of John Rogers Isenberg and Jonnie Alvertie “Vertie” Mohlar. Husband of Robert Pearl Matthews.

The Johnson City Press, 23 March 1949
The body of Private First Class James Leslie Isenberg, who was killed in Belgium January 8, 1945, while serving with the Army’s 76th General Hospital, will arrive in Honesboro for reburial.
Isenberg attended school at Gray and Boones Creek and at the time of his induction into the armed forces was employed at Tennessee Eastman plant in Kingsport. He was a native of the Gray community. He was inducted in June, 1943, and had basic training at Camp Barkley, Tex. Later he served with Barnes General Hospital in Vancouver, Wash. Private First Class Isenberg was assigned to overseas duty in February, 1944, and landed in England. He was 28 at the time of his death. He was married to Mrs. Pearl Matthews. Other survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Isenberg, and three brothers, Karl, Nicholas and David C. Isenberg.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 21 March 1916
  • Date of death: 8 January 1945
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Jonesborough
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 76th General Hospital
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Gray Community Cemetery, Gray, Washington County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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