Orville Tracy Mitchell was born in Johnson City, Washington County, TN to Charles G. Mitchell and Anna F. Miller. He enlisted in the United States Army on 24 May 1918 and trained at Camp Pike, Arkansas and Camp Dix. He sailed to Europe 3 August 1918.

He was killed in action in France at age 31 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Johnson City.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 11 September 1887
  • Date of death: 12 October 1918
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: Company B, 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Brigade, 5th Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War I
  • Battles: Anould sector, Vosges, France (14 June-16 July 1918) St Dié sector, Vosges, France (17 July-23 August 1918) St. Mihiel offensive, France (12-16 September 1918) Meuse-Argonne offensive, France (26 september-11 november 1918)
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Oak Hill Cemetery, Johnson City, Washington County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar V, Bottom Panel
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