Paul Atchley Freels was the only child of Edward Freeman Freels and Martha Belle Strader. His brother Percy G. Freels died in 1907 at the age of 3½. His father died in 1920. He enlisted on November 9, 1942, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA and was single with dependents.

47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, Company E

Buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, TN

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, August 4, 1944
Pfc. Paul A. Freels, son of Mrs. Edward Freels, 812 North Fourth Avenue, was killed in France July 16. He had been in service since November 1942, and overseas since May. He was trained in New Jersey for New Hor, Philadelphia, Subsector Harbor defense, and was transferred to the Infantry upon going overseas. He was employed formerly by the Security Mills, and was a member of the Broadway Baptist Church.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 July 1911
  • Date of death: 16 July 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Bottom Panel
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