Samuel Lee Houston was the son of Ottis Dewey and Grace Ethel Walker Houston. Entered service in October 1943 and reported for duty December 31. Corporal Houston took basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds suffered in action in September 1944.

He is memorialized at Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré, Belgium and Stiner Cemetery in Tennessee.

Photo courtesy of Kathy Walker Rouse.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 19 October 1924
  • Date of death: 3 January 1945
  • County: Claiborne
  • Hometown: Goin
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 67th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Battle of the Bulge
  • Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupré (Neuville-en-Condroz), Belgium
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
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