John William Wheelock was born on 24 February 1920 in Millnime, Illinois, the son of Nathan Oscar Wheelock and Grace Wagoner.
Killed 17 June 1944 in the invasion of Saipan

4th Marine Division, 4th Tank Battalion, B Company
Buried at Bacon-Kincheloe Cemetery on Painter Road, Fall Branch, TN

The Kingsport Times, 25 June 1948
Funeral services for Cpl. John William Wheelock, 24-year-old Marine who was killed in the invasion of Saipan, will be held at Harmony Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A member of Co. B, Fourth Tank Division, Fourth Marine Division, USMC, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Grace Wheelock of Fall Branch, a sister, Mrs. Cleve Shipley of Fall Branch and a brother, Wayne Wheelock of Kingsport. Born in Millmine, Ill., Wheelock moved to Washington County, Tenn., at a age of 11 with his parents. He graduated from Sulphur High School and worked three years at Tennessee Eastman Corporation before entering service, December 13, 1942. His training was taken at San Diego, Calif., and Camp Pendleton, Calif. He took part in the invasion of Rio Namur in the Marshall Islands and was killed at Saipan on June 17, 1944.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 February 1920
  • Date of death: 17 June 1944
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Fall Branch
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 4th Marine Division, 4th Tank Battalion
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Bacon-Kincheloe Cemetery, Fall Branch, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Top Panel
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