Sergeant Ralph Henry Nunn was born July 4, 1924, the son of Henry  Irvin Nunn and Ada Elizabeth Epperson. He enlisted in the US Army on June 23, 1943, at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He was assigned to the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division and was killed on February 2, 1945. Ralph Nunn was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart.

Sgt. Ralph H. Nunn is buried at Bookwalter Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 14 March 1945
Sgt. Ralph H. Nunn, reported missing in action in Germany on Feb. 2, was later reported killed in Germany, according to a War Department telegram received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nunn, 1363 Shepherd Place. The 20-year-old Infantryman was with the First Army and had been overseas since Jan. 1944. He entered service July 7, 1943, and had his last furlough at home in Nov. 1943. He was a former KHS student and was employed by White Stores.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 4 July 1924
  • Date of death: 2 February 1945
  • County: Sullivan
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Bronze Star
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Bookwalter Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Middle Panel
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