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 Lewis Etheridge “Pap” Redditt

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Lewis Etheridge “Pap” Redditt

Birth
Greene County, Mississippi, USA
Death 3 Apr 1945 (aged 21)
Germany
Burial Leakesville, Greene County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 61157783 View Source
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TEC5, 36 CAV RCN SQ MECZ
US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
ASN 34709494
Died Of Wounds


He was the son of David Lorenzo Redditt, Sr. and Mary Clyde Etheridge Redditt. His siblings were David Lorenzo Redditt, Jr. and Irby Dean Redditt. Half sisters were Earline and Mary Jean Redditt.

He enlisted at Fort McClellan, Alabama 13 March 1943. At the time he was residing in Mobile. He graduated in the small 1941 Class of Leakesville High School. He was skilled in welding which was his civilian occupation.

He was killed in Germany having succumbed to wounds.

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We join the many friends of the D. L. Redditt family in extending deepest sympathy in the death of Corporal Lewis (Pap) Redditt, who was killed in action in Germany, April third.
(Pap) graduated from the local high school with the class of 1941. Another member of that class, Paul Patterson, a paratrooper in the initial landing on Normandy, was killed in June 1944. Corporal Redditt was serving with the Ninth army, 6th Cavalry Reconnaissance Mechanized Company at the time of his death.[Greene County (MS) Herald, 27 Apr 1945]

Memorial services will be conducted for the late Corporal Lewis (Pap) Redditt, Sunday, September 2, at 2 p. m., in the local Methodist church....[24 Aug 1945]

MEMORIAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR T-5 LEWIS REDDITT
Was Killed In Action April, 1945, In Germany; Born In Leakesville
Memorial services were held at the local Methodist church Sunday afternoon for the late Lewis (Pap) Redditt, who lost his life in action in Germany, April, 1945.
"Pap" as he was affectionately called by family and friends, was born and reared in Leakesville. He was the second son of D. L. Redditt, Sr., and the present Mary Durden, both of Mobile, Alabama......[30 Nov 1945]

Lewis (Pap) Redditt's body will be returned to Leakesville, and funeral services will be conducted by Rev. B. M. Lawrence at presbyterian church, 3 p. m. June 8.[3 Jun 1949]

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LEWIS REDDITT HELD LEAKESVILLE
Funeral services for T/5 Lewis (Pap) Redditt were conducted by the Rev. B. M. Lawrence, pastor of the local Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. Joel McDavid, pastor of Toulminville Methodist Church, and the Rev. J. T. Echols of the local Presbyterian Church.
Redditt was born and reared here, and completed high school in 1941. He was drafted into military service from Mobile, Alabama, and lost his life April 3, 1945, in Europe.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Mary C. Durden and stepfather, Stanley Durden, of Toulminville, two brothers, D. L. Redditt, Jr. of Toulminville, and Irby Dean Redditt, of Birmingham, Alabama; his father, D. L. Redditt, Sr., and two half sisters, Earline and Mary Jean Redditt, of Mobile, Alabama.[17 Jun 1943]




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