John Russell Smelcer
Born 11 April 1915
Killed in Action 17 April 1945 in Italy

363rd Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division, Company C

“This picture was taken in Florence, Italy just before he was killed in action, near the Poe Valley, along with his Sergeant Samuel H. Waggoner from Knoxville, Tn.”  — son, William (Bill) Smelcer

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 11 April 1915
  • Date of death: 17 April 1945
  • County: Sevier
  • Hometown: Sevierville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 363rd Infantry Regiment, 91st Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Pigeon Forge Cemetery, Sevierville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVII, Bottom Panel
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