Lambreth Ashley Phifer was born in Georgia, the son of William Hague “Wilkie” Phifer and Zula Morgan Bennett.
Field Artillery

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, August 25, 1940
That “field radio” National Guard Sergt. L.A. Phifer, 2023 Forest Avenue, lugged off the train yesterday probably did most service for stag dancing in camp.

Lieutenant Lambreth Ashley Phifer was the son of Mrs. Zula Phifer of 2023 Forest Avenue. Lambreth was a member of Forest Avenue Christian Church and was an officer in the ROTC at Knoxville High School when he graduated in 1938. He was a student at the University of Tennessee for two years and entered the Army through the National Guard; receiving his commission at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Lt. Phifer was killed when his jeep he was driving overturned in Little Rock, Arkansas.

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 October 1919
  • Date of death: 29 August 1942
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Field Artillery
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: Gayle Burnett

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