Junior Russell Calloway was born at Watauga, North Carolina, the son of Frank Russell Calloway and Allie Edith Bowers.

Buried at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, TN.

The Johnson City Press-Chronicle, December 2, 1948
The body of Sergeant Junior R. Calloway, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Calloway, of route , Elizabethton, arrived in Johnson City this morning. Sergeant Calloway was killed in action in Alsace-Lorraine, France, January 8, 1945, while serving with Company H, 180th Infantry. He entered service May 19, 1943, at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., and received his basic training at Fort McClellan, Ala., and Fort George G. Meade, Md. He went overseas November 23, 1943, and landed in North Africa in December. He was transferred to Italy and was wounded February 16, 1944. He spent two and a half months in the hospital and received the Purple Heart. Later he was transferred to France. Among the medals awarded him were three battle stars. Sergeant Calloway attended Hunter School and had been employed by a Kingsport construction firm.
Survivors include the parents and a brother, Paul Ray Calloway, all of the home; four sisters, Mrs. William E. Peeks of route ; Mrs. Raymond R. Dunn of route 3; and Miss Charlotte Calloway and Miss Ina Mae Calloway, both of the home.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 28 January 1925
  • Date of death: 8 January 1945
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Elizabethton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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