Capt. Raymond L. Battershell, husband of Mrs. Ruby Battershell of Huntsville, is among Army dead in the European regions publicly announced today by the War Department. Capt. Battershell gave his life in Italy. His wife, the former Miss Ruby Hicken, received previous offical notice and the news was carried in the Monitor-Index.
Cunningham, Winfield S. b. February 16, 1900 d. March 3, 1986 United States Navy Admiral. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he began his 33 year Navy career graduating from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland on June 6, 1919. After various fleet duties, he became involved with early Naval Aviation, becoming a pilot on September 11, 1925. An excellent aviator, he had flown fighters, flying boats, and had been schooled in strategy and tactics. At the outbreak of World War II, he was commanding officer of Naval activities and...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA Plot: Section F, Site 1
Grider, George William b. October 1, 1912 d. March 20, 1991 United States World War II Naval Officer, US Congressman. The son of a World War I who was killed in action, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland in 1936 and then attended Submarine School in New London, Connecticut. During World War II he first served on the submarines "USS Wahoo", "USS Pollack" and "USS Hawkbill". In 1944 he was given command first of the "USS Flasher", then the "USS Cubera" submarines. While in command of the "Flasher" for her fifth, sixth...[Read More] (Bio by: Dave Jones) Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA Plot: Section M, Site 3468
Pearson, Isaac b. March 1, 1917 d. March 17, 1985 Major League Baseball Player. The right-hander first pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1938 to 1942, then after three years in the military, he took the mound for them again in 1946. He also was with the Chicago White Sox in 1948. He didn't have much success with the last-place teams, going 2-13 with a 5.76 earned run average in 1939, 3-14 with a 5.45 ERA in 1940 and 4-14 with a 3.57 ERA in 1941. During the latter season he was 4-4 with a 2.07 ERA with six saves in relief, leaving him...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Coons) Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Robinson, James H. d. July 26, 1864 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He enlisted in the Union Army at the age of 18, and was mustered in as a Private in Company B, 3rd Michigan Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in action on January 27, 1864 at Brownsville Station, Arkansas. His citation reads "Successfully defended himself, singlehandedly, against seven guerrillas, killing the leader (Capt. W.C. Stephenson) and driving off the remainder of the party." He was awarded his Medal on April 4...[Read More] (Bio by: Don Morfe) Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA Plot: Section H, Grave 4131