PFC, Co I, 307th Infantry, 77th Division
Killed On Leyte
Buried – Oak Grove Cemetery, Roane Co., TN

“Wesley Easter Is Killed In Action. The War Department has notified Mrs. Gus Easter that her son, Pfc. Wesley Easter was killed in action on Leyte. He was a veteran of Guam where he served in the 77th Division and the invasion at Ormoc on Leyte. He was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic achievement in Guam. Pfc. Easter entered service April 11, 1942. He has been in the Pacific 11 months. He has two brothers in the Pacific zone, Sgt. Floyd Easter, of Hawaii and T5 Herman H. Easter of New Guinea. On December 9, 1944, on the Island of Leyte, P.I., Private First Class Wesley Easter , while in action against the enemy, was advancing with his Company when he observed a wounded man. In attempting to aid this man he was killed instantly by enemy rifle fire.”
–The Rockwood Times, Thursday, 15 Feb 1945, Vo. 65, No. 7.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 1 November 1911
  • Date of death: 9 December 1944
  • County: Roane
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Bronze Star
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Oak Grove Cemetery, Rockwood, Roane County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVII, Middle Panel
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