James Spencer Todd was the son of J.H. Todd and Letha Hunt.
The Maryville Times, December 24, 1942
Private James S. Todd is at Camp Atterbury, Ind., with Co. G, 331st Infantry, APO 83. He joined the service Oct. 28. Pvt. Todd is the nephew of Mrs. Joe Houser.
The Maryville Daily Times, September 22, 1944
Private James S. Todd, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Houser, of Maryville, died in a general hospital, somewhere in England, on July 4th. Pvt Todd was attached to the 331st Infantry and had been in service since Oct. 23, 1942.
Sgt Earl Ously in a recent letter to Mrs. Houser told of Todd’s death but the particulars in the letter had been cut out by the censor.
Pvt. Todd’s mother, Mrs. Letha Todd, recently received word from the War Department concerning her son’s death, Mrs. Presentative in 1940, declares besides his mother. Pvt Todd is survived by three sisters and one brother.
The Knoxville Journal, August 16, 1944
Pvt. James S. Todd was killed in action somewhere in France, July 4. Private Todd entered the service in October, 1942 and sailed overseas last April.
Clinton Courier News, Oct. 28, 1948
Pvt. James S. Todd, Clinton, Rt.4, who was killed in France on July 4, 1944, has been returned to the United States for burial at Sunset Cemetery Sunday. He is survived by his father, J.H. Todd of South Clinton; sisters, Kathaleen and Mary of Maryville, and Gene of Knoxville; brother, Harrison who is now serving in Japan.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 8 January 1922
- Date of death: 4 July 1944
- County: Blount
- Hometown: Rockford
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division, Company G
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Middle Panel
- Sponsored by: Sharon & Ray Todd Jr.
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