Mack Carter Pardue was born on 23 June 1922 at Trenton, Georgia, the son of Mack Carter Pardue and Dillon Moore.

PFC Pardue was killed in action in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium on 31 December 1944. He is buried at Chattanooga Memorial Park, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

The Chattanooga Times, January 20, 1945:
Pvt. Mack C. Pardue, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Pardue, 705 Forrest Avenue, was killed while serving with an armored infantry group in Belgium Dec. 31. Pvt. Pardue was a graduate of Chattanooga High School and received his BA degree from the University of Chattanooga in 1943. He was prominent in school activities as a member of the Student Council, Blue Key Honorary Society and Theta Chi Fraternity, of which he was president in his senior year at the University. He was also active in young people’s work of the First Baptist Church, where he held membership. With the 11th Armored Infantry Division since last September, Pvt. Pardue began army duty in March, 1943, took his basic training at Camp McQuaide, Calif., and was a member of the ASTP unit at the University of Oregon for 11 months. He trained for overseas duty at Camp Cook, Calif., and arrived overseas in September. He had planned to marry Miss Patt Goss of Glendale, Calif., upon his return from overseas, relatives said. He is survived by his parents; grandfather, W.W. Moore, Russell, Miss., and several aunts and uncles.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 June 1922
  • Date of death: 31 December 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 21st Armored Infantry
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Battle of the Bulge
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga Memorial Park, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: John B. Romeiser

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