Jesse Dwight Tilson was born on 21 April 1920, the son of Jesse Francis Tilson and Mamie Higgins.
He was Killed in Action 24 March 1945 in Germany

PFC Tilson is buried at Martins Creek Cemetery, Erwin, Unicoi County, Tennessee.

The Johnson City Press, 18 November 1947
Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Tilson of Limestone, have received word that the body of their son, Pfc. Jesse Dwight Tilson, who was killed in action in Germany, March 24, 1945, will arrive in Greeneville. The body will be taken to the residence, where it will remain until time for the burial. Pfc. Tilson was a graduate of East Tennessee State College. He volunteered for service in August, 1942, and was sent overseas in 1944. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action on November 24, 1944. Pfc. Tilson served under General Allen in the fames “Timber Wolf” Division. Surviving besides the parents are four sisters, Joy Gail Tilson, Mrs. Harold McCracken of Limestone, Mrs. Ray Garber and Mrs. Wilburn Usary of Johnson City, and two brothers, William and Jewell Tilson of Limestone

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 21 April 1920
  • Date of death: 24 March 1945
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Limestone
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Timberwolf Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Martins Creek Cemetery, Erwin, Unicoi County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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