Joel Thomas Armstrong was the son of John Thomas Armstrong and Mary Geneva Rayburn. He was a member of Manilla Lodge No. 633, F&AM and a graduate of Englewood High School and Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens. He was very prominent in church activities. Before entering the service he was a teacher in McMinn County Schools, also employed by the Aluminum Co. at Alcoa. He was survived by his parents and his brother Lowell.

S/Sgt Armstrong was killed in action in Falmouth, England. He is buried at Mars Hill Cemetery, Englewood, McMinn County, Tennessee.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 14 November 1917
  • Date of death: 30 May 1944
  • County: McMinn
  • Hometown: Englewood
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 625th Ordnance Ammunition Company
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Mars Hill Cemetery, Englewood, McMinn County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Bottom Panel
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