Thomas Delbert Tankersley was born on 12 January 1915, the son of Jasper Newton Tankersley and Laura Elizabeth Atkerson.He had been in the service for nearly three years and had been overseas for two and a half years. He had served in Iceland, England, North Ireland and France. He had two brothers, Charles Herman and Hubert Lee Tankersley and one sister, Velma Mae Tankersley.

He was killed in action on 10 August 1944 in France
Buried at Buttram Cemetery, Dayton, TN

Private First Class
11th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 12 January 1915
  • Date of death: 10 August 1944
  • County: Rhea
  • Hometown: Dayton
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 11th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Silver Star
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Buttram Cemetery, Dayton, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVI, Bottom Panel
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