Orbin Lee Mason was born on 21 August 1920 in Kentucky to Chester A. Mason and Grace Gibson. He married Eva Jean Byrge on 22 February 1944 in Kentucky. He died of wounds 11 November 1944 in Germany
Buried at Dayhoit Cemetery, Dayhoit, KY

317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division

The Knoxville Journal, January 20, 1945
Cpl. Orbie Lee Mason, nephew of Mrs. Sylvia Brown of 1521 Van Street, died Nov. 11 from wounds received in action overseas, Mrs. Brown said yesterday. His widow, Mrs. Eva Jean Mason, a war worker in Dayton, Ohio, has purchased a home at 310 Piedmont Street, where the couple planned to live after the war. Corporal Mason lived in Harlan County, Ky., prior to his induction into the Army.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 21 August 1920
  • Date of death: 11 November 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Dayhoit Cemetery, Harlan County, Kentucky
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Middle Panel
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