Joseph Bruce White was born 25 October 1918 in Kentucky, the son of Calvin Crittenden White and Viola Myers.

He had been in the army three years when he served in the Sixth Cavalry at Camp Blanding and in Troop A along with his brother James. He died of wounds 26 December 1944.
Buried at Bakers Forge Cemetery, LaFollette, TN

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 8 December 1948:
PFC Joseph Bruce White, 26, was killed in the Battle of the Bulge Dec 26, 1944. The body arrived in LaFollette Dec. 7 and was taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cal White, 123 East Beech Street, LaFollette. Survivors: parents; two brothers, James, La Follette, Pfc. John E., U.S. Army, Japan; four sisters, Mrs. Elias Adcock, Mrs. Fred Ebry, Mrs. E.F. Garrett and Miss Ruby White; one niece; several nephews; and a host of friends.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 15 October 1918
  • Date of death: 26 December 1944
  • County: Campbell
  • Hometown: LaFollette
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 6th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, Company A
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Battle of the Bulge
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Bakers Forge Cemetery, LaFollette, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Middle Panel
  • Sponsored by: John B. Romeiser

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