Jess Earl Harville was born on 10 August 1919 in Morristown, Tennessee
Died 16 June 1944
He is buried at Knoxville National Cemetery,B, 6765
Son of Mrs. Vesta Rogers, 434 4th North St., Morristown
U.S. Marine Corps
Sgt Harville was returned from Marianas Islands, Saipan, 4th Marine Division Cemetery.
Morristown Gazette Mail, 10 July 1944
Sgt. Jesse E. Harville of the U.S. Marines, has been killed in action in the South Pacific, his mother, Mrs. W.H. Rogers of this city, has been notified by the War Department. Sgt. Harville enlisted in the Marine Corps in June, 1941. He was at Pearl Harbor when the Jap sneak attack was made, and later participated in the battle of Roi Island in the Marshalls. He is believed to have been killed in the battle of Saipan Island.
Surviving are his parents; two sisters, Juanita at home and Mrs. Robert Leonard of Kingsport; and a brother, Jack Harville, Phm2c, U.S. Navy, who a few weeks ago received the Presidential Citation for action in the Guadalcanal area while serving on a P-T boat.
- Rank: Sergeant
- Date of birth: 10 August 1919
- Date of death: 16 June 1944
- County: Hamblen
- Hometown: Morristown
- Service Branch: Marine Corps
- Division/Assignment: 24th Marines
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Top Panel
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