Tee Walden “T.W.” Whitehead was born on 7 August 1924, the son of Isaac Ernest Whitehead and Julia Almedia Stephens.
Killed in Action 12 April 1945 on Cebu Island in the Philippines

Private First Class
182nd Infantry, Company I

PFC Whitehead was initially buried at the USAF Cemetery Leyte, No. 1, Philippine Islands. Buried at Knoxville National Cemetery, B, 6280.

The Johnson City Press, 14 September 1948
Funeral for Pfc. T.W. Whitehead, who was killed April 12, 1945 on Cebu Island in the Philippines, will be held at the National Cemetery in Knoxville. Pfc. Whitehead entered service April 12, 1943, just two years prior to his death. He took basic training at Camp Robinson, Ark., and Fort Ord., Calif. He saw action on Bourgainville and Cebu. He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Whitehead; a brother, John Whitehead; and four sisters, Betty Lou Whitehead, Mrs. Garland Goige, Mrs. Leonard Hyder and Mrs. Dock Simmons, all of Hampton.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 August 1924
  • Date of death: 12 April 1945
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Hampton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 182nd Infantry
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: John B. Romeiser

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