John Howard Lockner was born on 13 February 1913 in Embreeville, TN, the son of Joseph Philip Lockner and Mary Tucker.
He Died of Wounds 30 March 1944
Buried at Beals Cemetery, Embreeville, TN


John attended Washington College Academy and graduated Lamar High School. He worked at the Embreeville Iron Works prior to enlisting in the United States Army on 19 July 1939.

After completing training in New Orleans, Louisiana, John was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone. He returned back to the states on September 1941 and was reassigned to the newly formed 434th Infantry Regiment (Separate). The 434th was activated on 20 June 1941 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina for deployment in the Caribbean Area of Operations. John was attached to Company I and sailed with his company to St. Lucia, British West Indies.

John returned home on leave in March 1942 to visit his parents in Embreeville. After returning back to the 434th, he died of wounds received just two years later on 30 March 1944. John was 31 years old and he participated in one Unit Campaign, the Defense of the Americas.

John was the son of Joseph Phillip Lockner and Mary Tucker.

Submitted by Allen D. Jackson, USAF (Ret)

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 13 February 1913
  • Date of death: 30 March 1944
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Embreeville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 434th Infantry Regiment, Company I
  • Theater: India
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Beals Cemetery, Embreeville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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