Paul Andrew Kerr was the son of Fredrick “Fred” Byrd Kerr and Mary May Carpenter.
The Knoxville Journal, 15 July 1948
Pvt. Paul A. Kerr, age 19, was killed in action July 27, 1944, while serving with the armed forces in France. He entered service Nov. 3, 1943, and was overseas only six weeks when killed. His body will arrive Thursday, and be taken to his home. Funeral services will be held at Carpenter’s Camp Ground.
Survivors; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred B. Kerr of Route 7, Maryville; two sisters, Mrs. Wilma Bunch of Maryville and Miss Shirley Ann Kerr of Maryville. His mother received the Purple Heart in a posthumous award.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 10 July 1925
- Date of death: 27 July 1944
- County: Blount
- Hometown: Maryville
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Carpenters Campground Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Top Panel
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