Marvin King Rex was born 1914 in Leighton, Alabama to William Rex and Cynthia Gargis. He enlisted 16 August 1941 and served as PFC in the 121st Infantry, 8th Division. He died 12 July 1944 in France. He was initially buried at Marigny Cemetery at Saint Lo, France and was re-buried in Saint James Permanent Cemetery, Saint James, France. Plot M Row 3 Grave 21.

The Chattanooga Daily Rex, 10 August 1944
Pfc. Marvin K. Rex, brother of Mrs. Sallie Mae Pullen and Mrs. Wilhelma Darby, 3403 Fourth Avenue was reported missing in action. A former employe of the Davenport Hosiery Mills, Pfc. Rex was reported missing in France since July 12, the War Department informed his relatives. He entered the army two years ago, and has been overseas five months.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 14 February 1914
  • Date of death: 12 July 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy Campaign
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Brittany American Cemetery, St. James (Manche), France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Top Panel
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