Luther Leroy Newcomb was the son of James D. Newcomb and Bessie M. Breeden. He was the brother of Charles, Trula, Paul, Ralph, Walter, David, Jessie and Bessie Newcomb. He was married to Margaret Pruitt.

Luther Newcomb enlisted February 12, 1943 in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He was submitted at the St. Marys Hospital Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee on 13 April and died four days later of a coronary thrombosis. He was buried on April 20, 1944 at Knoxville National Cemetery, Sec B, Site 4277

“He was called Baba by his family. Also at least 4 of the boys served- Luther, Paul, Walter and David. Charles was in the CCC.”
-Submitted by Shelley Conklin

The Knoxville Journal, 19 April 1944
Pfc. Luther LeRoy Newcomb, of 106 West Church Avenue, who was home on a furlough from Fort Jackson, S.C., died Monday at a Knoxville Hospital. He was a member of the 347th U.S. Infantry.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 October 1915
  • Date of death: 17 April 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 347th Infantry Regiment
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Bottom Panel
  • Sponsored by: David Newcomb

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