Lonnie Lynch was born in 1915 in Tennessee, the son of William Benjamin Lynch and Lucy Vida Moyers.

Private First Class Lonnie Lynch enlisted in the US Army on March 20, 1942 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He had attended grammar school and was not married at the time he entered the Army. He was assigned to the 937th Field Artillery Battalion and was killed in action on December 24, 1944 in France. He is buried at the Rhône American Cemetery and Memorial, Côte d’Azur, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, France.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 22 January 1945
Pfc. Lonnie Lynch, son of Mrs. Lucy V. Lynch, La Follette, was killed in action Dec. 24 in Southern France, his mother has been notified. He served in the 937th Field Artillery Battalion of the Seventh Army. Pfc. Lynch entered service in March, 1942 and went overseas in September, 1943. He had seen action at Cassino, Anzio, Rome and Monastery Hill. In a recent letter to his mother he had stated: “The thing I’m so proud of is the way we stuck it out there and gave them back a lot more than we had to take.”
He was the grandson of A.W. Moyers, Knoxville. Other survivors include three brothers, Pfc. Eugene Lynch, stationed in France, Pvt. Ray Lynch, somewhere in Germany, and Cester Lynch, La Follette, recently given his medical discharge from the Army.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of death: 24 December 1944
  • County: Campbell
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 937th Field Artillery Battalion
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Rhone American Cemetery, Draguignan (Var), France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Middle Panel
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