Theodore Aldridge was born in Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee, the son of Henry Martin Aldridge and Flora Cutshall.
He died in Alabama
Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 70th Coast Artillery Corps
The Greeneville Sun, 21 March 1941
The body of Theodore Aldridge, aged 20, a soldier in the U.S. Army at Camp Stewart, Ga., who died at the Army hospital as the result of gunshot wounds suffered on Tuesday, will arrive in Greenville on Train 26 tomorrow and will be taken to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Aldridge near Oakdale. The Associated Press quoted a coroner’s jury as holding Aldridge “died from gunshot wounds inflicted by Jare Odum,” proprietor of a roadhouse. Deputy Sheriff George O’Guinn of Georgia was quoted as saying Odum was jailed in connection with the shooting and that he claimed self-defense. Two other soldiers, listed as Kennet Potcat of Louisville, Ky., and Virgil W. Lefler, of Shelbyville, Ky., were seriously wounded in the altercation.
He is survived by his parents, one brother, Lonnie and four sisters, Mrs. Walter French, Dorothea, Hilda and Edith Aldridge.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 21 February 1921
- Date of death: 19 March 1941
- County: Greene
- Hometown: Greeneville
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 70th Coast Artillery Corps, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion
- Conflict: World War II
- Burial/Memorial Location: River Hill UMC Cemetery, Greeneville, Greene County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Top Panel
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