Mack Neil Droke was the son of William Monroe “Willie” Droke and Mary Edna Gott.

The Kingsport Times-News, 11 March 1945
PFC Mack N. Droke, who served four years with the Army, was killed in action January 26 on Luzon. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Droke of Fordtown, Route 1. Private Droke left the states in July, 1944. He was stationed on New Guinea and from there he was transferred to Luzon Island. Mr. and Mrs. Droke have two other sons in the service, serving overseas, Pvt. Charlie Droke in France and Sgt. Verlin Droke in India.

The Kingsport Times, 3 February 1949
The body of Pfc. Mack N. Droke, 30, will arrive in Johnson City and will be met by Appalachian Funeral home attendants. A native of Fordtown, Pfc. Droke graduated from Holston Institute High School and was employed at Tennessee Eastman Corporation before he entered the service. He met death by a sniper’s attack on Luzon Island in 1944. Pfc. Droke joined the Army in 1941 and left the United States in July, 1944 for Hawaii. He was later transferred to New Guinea in February, 1944, and then to the Philippines. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending arrival of his brother, S/Sgt Verlin Droke, Great Falls, Mont., and Charles Droke, Toccoa, Ga. Other survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Droke; and a sister, Mrs. J.M. Johnson, of Fordtown.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 November 1917
  • Date of death: 26 January 1945
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Kingsport
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 63rd Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Mt. Libonan Cemetery, Kingsport, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Middle Panel
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