Tollton E. Coulter - Killed in action World War II

 



Born: February 20, 1914
Died: April 26, 1945




 

March 2, 1940
Married Juanita Stephens
August 1943
Entered the service, received training at Camp Van Dorn, Mississippi, Fort Benning, Georgia and
November 22, 1943

Camp Van Dorn, Mississippi, Toll was a Private First Class
Assigned to Headquarters Company, 253 Infantry, 63 Division
Source: Thanksgiving Menu with list of names and dated 1943
Some where in-between November of 1943 and January of 1945 he was training at Fort Benning, Georgia and serving as an instructor in Texas.
Source: Newspaper clipping pertaining to his funeral
January, 1945
Embarkation for the European Theatre.
March 19, 1945, in the vicinity of Ensheim, Germany during the attack on the Siegfried Line. Was a Second Lieutenant at the time during the action by which he received the Silver Star.
Note: From inquiry it was found that Toll received 2 Silver Stars
April 25, 1945, wounded in action. Was a First Lieutenant serving in the Seventh Army under General Patch in Germany.
April 26, 1945, died as a result of the wounds received the previous day. Was awarded a Purple Heart.
Buried in the U.S. military Cemetery St. Avold, located twenty-three miles east of Metz, France.
May 27, 1945 (Sunday) Memorial service held at the Broadway Methodist Church in Maryville.
   
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