Porter Harve Dyer was born in Knox, Tennessee, the son of James Henry Dyer and Lydia Mae Porter. He was married to Jimmie Pauline Maples and father of Harve Porter Dyer.
Enlisted on October 3, 1942, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, October 26, 1942
Pvt. Bruce R. Dyer, husband of Mrs. Mary Ellen Fayette Dyer, Route 3, has completed his basic training in aircraft mechanics at Miami Beach, Fla., his wife learned. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Dyer, of Avenue C, Vestal.
A brother, Pvt. Porter H. Dyer, husband of Mrs. Pauline Maples Dyer, of Route 3, recently was inducted into service and spent his 14-day Selectee furlough here.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, August 4, 1944
Pfc. Porter H. Dyer was killed in Italy, July 12, according to word received by his wife, Mrs. Pauline Maples Dyers, Vestal. He had been in service almost two years and in North Africa and Italy eight months. He was with the 88th Division, made up of the first draftees to see combat on any front. He is survived by his wife, and a year-old son, Porter Dyer Jr. and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Dyer, Vestal. Three brothers, Sgt. James C. Dyer, in a hospital in Italy; Pvt. Bruce R. Dyer, Panama City, Fla.; Pvt. William P. Dyer, Camp Pickett, Va.; and three sisters, Mrs. S.L. Lawson, Mrs. H.J. Bright, Knoxville, and Mrs. Raymond Hurst, of Maryville, also survive.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 January 1922
  • Date of death: 15 July 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Vestal
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 349th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Mount Olive Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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