|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1922|
|Death: ||Oct. 11, 1944, France|
United States Army,
World War II,
Killed in Action,
PFC Chester V. Correll, 22 years of age, of Quinton, Kentucky, departed this life from wounds he received in action overseas on October 11, 1944. Chester was a Private First Class in the United States Army, 85th Infantry Division, Company E, 338th Infantry Regiment, during World War II.
He was born in Wayne County, Kentucky on February 22, 1922, the son of John Edgar "Ed" Correll and Wagie Jones Correll of Quinton, Kentucky.
He lived in Quinton, Kentucky for several years with his parents. He had been employed in Akron, Ohio, for two years before entering the United States Army on December 8, 1942. He received his training at Camp Van Dorn, Mississippi and left on December 28, 1943, for overseas service, landing in North Africa on January 7, 1944. He served as a rifleman with a veteran infantry company which stood guard over the American flag as it was raised at reveilie in the Piazza Venezia, Rome, the morning of July 4, 1944. The flag was the same one which flew over the United States Capitol when the United States declared war on Japan and Germany. Later in the day he was a guard of honor for Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson.
On October 11, 1944 Chester along with three other youths, Hoy Jasper, Howard Fugate and James Dykes, all native to Pulaski County, Kentucky, gave their lives in France in defense of our nation.
Along with his parents, John Edgar Correll and Wagie Jones Correll, he was survived by his sister, Mildred Correll of Quinton, Kentucky.
His first burial was in an unknown location overseas. His remains were brought to Quinton, Kentucky for a reburial service that was held on Sunday afternoon, March 13, 1949.
Burial followed the service in the Quinton Cemetery in Pulaski County, Kentucky.
THIS IS A TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF CHESTER,
If you could see me now you wouldn't shed a tear, Though you may not understand why I'm no longer there. Remember my spirit, that is the real me because I'm still very much alive, I've just been set free. Oh, if you could only see!
I have held our Father's face and I've touched my Savior's hand. All of Heaven's angels rejoiced as I entered the promised land. Beyond the gates of pearl I've walked on the golden streets.
I've touched the walls of jasper and dipped my foot in the crystal sea. The beauty is beyond words and nothing could compare, I've even seen our Lords mansion and someday I'll meet you there. Let Jesus be your guide because "His Word" will show you the way. So please don't cry because we will meet again someday.
(bio by: Cadmus)
John Edgar Correll (1897 - 1992)
Wagie Jones Correll (1902 - 1993)
Rest is thine, sweet remembrance ours,
Created by: D & L
Record added: May 01, 2006
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