Lee Lon Dickens was born on 10 June 1926, the son of John Roby Dickens and Mary Lucinda Dugger.
Killed in action 8 November 1944
Buried at Happy Valley Memorial Park, Elizabethton, TN

30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Company E

The Johnson County News, 13 May 1948
Pvt. Lee L. Dickens killed Nov. 8, 1944 in France while serving with Co. E, 30th Infantry Division, was returned to Elizabethton for reburial on May 28. Funeral was held May 30, at Sugar Grove Baptist Church near Butler. Burial was in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military honors were accorded at the grave by a burial squad from King’s Mountain Post No. 24, American Legion of Johnson City.
Private Dickens entered service Nov. 1, 1943. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action on Oct. 5, 1944. Before entering service, he was employed by a Johnson City tire firm.
Three is his brothers, Fred and Fate of Baltimore, Md., and Sgt. Dayton Dickens with the army overseas, served overseas during World War II. Besides his brothers, he is survived by his father, John; stepmother, Mrs. Susie Dickens, of Elizabethton, Rte 4; two sisters, Mrs. Russell Andrews of Butler and Mrs. Earl Plaster of Johnson City; and another brother, Grady Dugger of Butler.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 10 June 1925
  • Date of death: 8 November 1944
  • County: Johnson
  • Hometown: Elizabethton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd 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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