Kale Simerly was born on 13 April 1921, the son of William Henry “Willie” Simerly and Mary Banks.
Died 23 October 1944 in southern France
Buried at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, TN

Private First Class
142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, Company K

The Elizabethton Star, 30 March 1945
Pfc. Kale Simerly, one of four service sons of Mrs. Mary Simerly of Hampton was killed in action in Southern France, October 23, 1944 while the other three sons continue to carry the banner of the Simerly family. Kale, an infantryman, was inducted into the armed forces December 9, 1942 and had been overseas since last July. He received training at Camp Claiborne, La. And Camp Houze, Texas. In civilian life he was employed at the North American Rayon Corporation. He was a graduate of the Hampton High school. He was awarded the Purple Heart, for military merit and for wounds received in action, and also received the President’s citation.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 13 April 1921
  • Date of death: 23 October 1944
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Hampton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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