John Richard Baskette was born at Limestone, Tennessee, the son of Thomas Earl Baskette and Roda Carder.

Private John Richard Baskette was assigned to the 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division. The Division was involved with fighting in the Normandy region. He died on 7 August 1944 and is interred at K,13,6 Brittany American Cemetery, St James, France.

The Greenville Sun, October 6, 1944
Pvt John R. Baskette was killed in action Aug. 7 in France. He went in the Infantry and went overseas in June. He was in combat only two weeks. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Baskette, Limestone, Rt. 4; two brother, Thomas Ray and Donald and one sister, Mrs. Louise Solomon of Buffalo, N.Y.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 15 August 1924
  • Date of death: 7 August 1944
  • County: Greene
  • Hometown: Limestone
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Brittany American Cemetery, St. James (Manche), France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Bottom Panel
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