Stewart Whitehead was born on 21 October 1921, the son of Oscar Whitehead and Jennie Mae Whitehead.
He died 30 December 1944
Buried at Largent Cemetery, Roan Mountain, TN

Private First Class
2nd Marine Division, 2nd Tank Battalion, HQ & Service Company

Mother: Mrs. Jennie Whitehead, Rt 2, Roan Mountain, TN

The Johnson City Press, 21 December 1948
The body of Pfc. Stewart Whitehead will arrive in Johnson City tomorrow. Whitehead, who was killed in action December 30, 1944, at Saipan, entered service October 10, 1942. He received basic training at Yorktown, N.C., and went overseas in January, 1943. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Jennie Whitehead, route 2, Roan Mountain; a brother, Leonard Whitehead, Roan Mountain; three sisters, Mrs. Charlie Ingram, Roan Mountain; Mrs. Edith Russell, Johnson City; Mrs. Gordon Bailey, Milligan. The body will be removed to his mother’s home tomorrow afternoon. Funeral and burial services will be conducted at Thursday in the Largent Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Hill officiating. The Cherokee Post of the American Legion at Roan Mountain will render full military honors.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 21 October 1921
  • Date of death: 30 December 1944
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Roan Mountain
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Tank Battalion
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Largent Cemetery, Roan Mountain, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Bottom Panel
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