Lewis Henry Starnes was born on 29 April 1920, the son of Joseph Hardin “Dewey” Starnes and Dora Alice Harrison.
Killed in Action 26 April 1944
Buried at Markland Cemetery, Roan Mountain, TN
Private First Class
30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, company B
The Elizabethton Star, August 4, 1948
The remains of Lewis H. Starnes of Roan Mountain, who was wounded at the Anzio beach head, Italy and died the next day, arrived at the Roy Hathaway Funeral home this afternoon. He will be returned to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Starnes. Funeral services will be at the Methodist church in Roan Mountain and burial will follow at the Markland cemetery.
Starnes entered the service October 22, 1941, took his training at Fort Benning, Georgia, Camp Croff, and Fort Jackson, South Carolina. After taking his training he was sent to New Caledonia in the Pacific where he took part in several major engagements. He was wounded fatally in Italy April 26, 1944, and died in a German hospital the next day. L.T. Starnes served with the 69th Infantry. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Starnes of Roan Mountain; two brothers, Lee Starnes of Elizabethton, and James Starnes of Roan Mountain; four sisters, Mrs. Missouria Starnes, Mrs. G.B. Baker, and Janet Ann Starnes, all of Roan Mountain and Mrs. Edward Scott of Shell Creek; and a grandfather, James Harrison of Shell Creek.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 29 April 1920
- Date of death: 26 April 1944
- County: Carter
- Hometown: Roan Mountain
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Battles: Anzio
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Markland Cemetery, Roan Mountain, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Bottom Panel
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