Private First Class Kenneth Arnold Cruze was born at Neuberts, Tennessee, the son of Clifford Osbourne Cruze and Edna Mildred Swaggerty. He enlisted January 19, 1944, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA. He served with the 3150 Signal Corps and died while in service in India.

He was returned to his hometown of Knoxville and services were held June 8, 1948 at Hendrons Chapel United Methodist Church and buried in Hendrons Chapel Cemetery.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, August 8, 1945
Pfc. Kenneth Cruze, son of Mrs. Richard Holland of Louisville, Ky., was killed in India, July 19, his family has been notified. He was 19. Besides his mother, he is survived by two sister, Evelyn and Mildred of Knoxville; two brothers, Winfred and David of Knoxville; two half-brothers, Virgil and Richard Jr., of Kentucky; and grandfather, Jackson Cruze of Neuberts. Before going into service, Pfc. Cruze was employed by the C & C Beverage Co.

The Knoxville Journal, June 6, 1948
The body of Pfc. Kenneth Arnold Cruze, 22, of Neuberts, who was killed in aciton in India in July, 1945, will arrive in Knoxville tomorrow over the L&N from the Atlanta distribution depot.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 21 October 1925
  • Date of death: 19 July 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Neuberts
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 3150 Signal Service Corps
  • Theater: China-Burma-India Theater
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Hendrons Chapel Cemetey, Neubert, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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