Pelham Eugene De Witt was born on 16 February 1914, the son of William Robert DeWitt and Ella Holt. Husband of Lillian Wilhoit and father of Carol Jean DeWitt and Kenneth DeWitt.
He Died of Wounds 3 January 1945, France

Buried at Ebenezer Cemetery, Greeneville, TN

179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, 3rd Army

The Greeneville Sun, 8 September 1948
The body of Pvt. Pelham DeWitt, aged 31, who was killed in France during World War II, will arrive in Greeneville on the Tennessean and will be removed to the Kiser Funeral Home. The body will be escorted from the train to the funeral home by a VFW color guard. The funeral will be held at Ebenezer with full military honors. Pvt. DeWitt is survived by his wife, , Mrs. Lillian DeWitt; one son, Kenneth; one daughter, Carol Jean; two brothers, Drew and Roscoe Dewitt and two sisters, Mrs. Zola Renner and Mrs. Cleo Burger. Pvt. DeWitt went into the army March 9, 1944 and served with the Third Army. He was killed in action January 3, 1945. In private life he was employed with the A.A. McLean Company.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 16 February 1914
  • Date of death: 3 January 1945
  • County: Greene
  • Hometown: Greeneville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Ebenezer Cemetery, Greeneville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Middle Panel
  • Sponsored by: Robert Worrell

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