Richard Luttrell Furgerson was born on 7 November 1924 in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Isham Roscoe Furgerson and Louise Luttrell Galyon. He attended Knoxville High School and enlisted on July 21, 1943, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Died non Battle 3 November 1945, Gila Bend, Arizona

Cpl Furgerson is buried at Spring Place Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Knox County, Tennessee

The Knoxville Journal, November 4, 1945
Cpl. Richard Luttrell Furgerson, 21, son of Mr. and mrs. I.R. Furgerson of 213 Oakland Avenue, was killed when an Army plane crashed near Gila Bend, Arizona, during a training flight, the parents were notified last night. Cpl. Furgerson, a flight engineer, was stationed at Luke Field, Phoenix, Ariz. He was graduated from Knoxville High School in 1942 and entered the service in August, 1943. Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, William T. Furgerson with the special Army Engineering Detachment at Oak Ridge. The body will be brought to McCarty’s with time of funeral services to be announced later.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 November 1924
  • Date of death: 3 November 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Spring Place Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Knox County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Middle Panel
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