Willard Franklin Crisp was born on 30 September 1913 in Graham, North Carolina. He was the son of John Harvey Crisp and Martha Miranda Carver.
Killed in Action 14 June 1944

PFC Crisp is buried at Shiloh Cemetery, Decatur, Meigs County in Tennessee.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, April 20, 1948
The body of Pfc. Willard F. Crisp, 31, son of Harvey Crisp of Meigs County, who was killed in action in France June 14, 1944, will arrive in Athens from Atlanta Tuesday night, accompanied by a military escort. Funeral services with military honors will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church in Meigs County. Burial will be in the church cemetery with the Meigs County Post VFW in charge of the military ritual.
Pfc. Crisp enlisted in the U.S. Army Sept. 13, 1942 and served overseas in the First Army under Gen. Patton. He was with Company I, 358th Infantry, 90th Division. He was an active member of the Shiloh Baptist Church and served as superintendent of the Sunday School before enlisting in for service. Surviving are his father; one sister, Mrs. Warner Johnson of Chattanooga; four brothers, Sgt. Grady Crisp of Fort Knox, Ky.; Ora, Fred and Kelley Crisp, all of Big Springs.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 September 1913
  • Date of death: 14 June 1944
  • County: Meigs
  • Hometown: Big Spring
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Shiloh Cemetery, Decatur, Meigs County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVI, Top Panel
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