Louis William Treece was born at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, the son of Samuel Roney Treece and Brilla B. Johnson. The husband of Helen Marsee.

Buried at the Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France, D, 44, 18. He is also memorialize at Treece Cemetery.

The Hancock County News, 17 March 1944
“Mom, don’t worry. God was with me out there on the front once and I still have faith in Him,” writes Pvt. Louis F. Treece, wounded in action on the Italian front to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Treece in Cumberland Gap. “They sure are swell to me here in this hospital,” the soldier continues. “Pray for me every day, for this is one of the best places in the world to make you realize how much God’s protection means, and how helpless you are without Him.” Regarding his own condition, Pvt. Treece says, “I am fine except for my leg. Tell everyone “hello” for me, and don’t worry, for God is with me.

The Hancock County News, 5 May 1944
Pfc. Louis W. Treece, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.R. Treece of Cumberland Gap has been awarded the Purple Heart. Pfc. Treece is recuperating in a hospital somewhere in the Mediterranean theatre from wounds received while in Italy. The award has been received by his wife, the former Miss Helen Marsee of Arthur, Tennessee. Pfc. Treece entered the service in May, 1943. A brother, Pfc. Jesse Treece is stationed in England.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 21 August 1924
  • Date of death: 8 April 1945
  • County: Claiborne
  • Hometown: Cumberland Gap
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Infantryman's Badge
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold (Moselle), France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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