William Lee Griffin was born 16 October 1919, the son of Jessie Edward Griffin and Mary Elsie. Webster. He married Gladys Offield in 1941 and they had one son, Jerry Lee Griffin.

He was inducted into service September 4, 1944 and had been overseas since January 30, 1945.

He was killed in action March 20, 1945 in Germany. PFC Griffin was initially buried at the American War cemetery St. Avold-Metz in France.
He is buried at Knoxville National Cemetery, B, 6489

Private First Class
33rd Infantry Regiment, 254th Infantry Division, Company B



  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 16 October 1919
  • Date of death: 20 March 1945
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Bristol
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 33rd Infantry Regiment, 254th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Middle Panel
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