Walter Elmer York was born on 16 July 1918, Fentress County, Tennessee, the son of Jessie Francis York and Margaret “Maggie” Angline Crisp. Second Cousing of World War I hero Alvin York.
Died 11 July 1943 – Italy

Walter E. York was killed in action on Ship USS LST-158 off shore of Red Beach, Licata, Sicily. After being bombed by a German aerial bomb on July 11, 1943. USS LST-158 earned two battle stars for WW II service. On report of burial from Division of Army cause of death is listed: Burned, his name tag was found on his body.

He is buried at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, D, 12, 1943.

  • Rank: Technician 5th Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 16 July 1918
  • Date of death: 11 July 1943
  • County: Fentress
  • Hometown: Allardt
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 41st Infantry Battalion, 2nd Armored Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Top Panel
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