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SSGT Fred Milton Croyle, Jr
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Birth: Oct. 30, 1915
Letcher County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 7, 1945
Leyte Province
Eastern Visayas, Philippines

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At the age of three, Fred moved to Jonesborough, Washington County, Tennessee with his mother and soon to be born little sister. They lived with his grandmother Texas Marie Croyle Bright after his father's death due to an electrical shock while working with the Kentucky River Power Company on 16 February 1918. His sister was born on 13 March 1918 and his mother died from complications of that birth on 22 March leaving them to be raised by Texas and their aunt. Sometime around his 18th birthday, Fred packed his bag and made his way to California.

Fred enlisted in the United States Army on 26 January 1944 in Los Angeles, California. He was living in Stockton, San Joaquin County, California at the time and was working as a truck driver. After completing basic training, Fred was assigned to the 274th Signal Heavy Construction Company at Camp Kohler just north of Sacramento, California prior to being shipped to the pacific theater of war.

Staff Sergeant Croyle and the 274th were dropped off after USS LST 358 hit the beach near Blue Beach three miles south of San Miguel, Leyte Island, Philippine Islands on 29 January 1945. While there, he died in an accident on 7 April 1945 at the age of 29. Fred was returned to Jonesborough in 1948 and is interred in the Comfort Section, Maple Lawn Cemetery in the family plot between his mother and grandmother.

Fred's the son of Fred Milton Croyle Senior and Ethel (Spriggs) Walters. He was married to Mae Florence DeLong from North Dakota and they had one son. Mae completed the paperwork for a military grave marker on 7 September 1948 after Fred was brought home to Jonesborough. The marker was approved, but the whereabouts of it is unknown.

Maple Lawn Cemetery
Washington County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Section: Comfort
Created by: Allen D. Jackson, USAF (...
Record added: Jun 23, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112791079
SSGT Fred Milton Croyle, Jr
Added by: Allen D. Jackson, USAF (Ret)
SSGT Fred Milton Croyle, Jr
Added by: Allen D. Jackson, USAF (Ret)
SSGT Fred Milton Croyle, Jr
Added by: Allen D. Jackson, USAF (Ret)
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