Aubrey Fred McWhorter 34608889
Son of B. Carl and Arlie Fincher McWhorter.
Graduated from Jackson High School. Attended Church at Bethlehem Nethodist Church where he was a member. Was active in youth work, where he represented the MYF at Lake Junaluska on summer. He was married to Miss Christine Boone of Monroe on February 7, 1943. Was inducted in the army on March 10, 1943 at Fort Jackson, S.C. and sent to Camp Robinson, Arkansas for Basic training from April, 1943 to July, 1943. Transferred to Camp Forrest, Tennessee for Manuvers during August, 1943. September of 1943, he sailed from Boston, Mass. for England, landing in Mid-October. Was stationed in England from October, 1943 until he went into combat duty shortly after D-day. He was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge on December 24, 1944 in Belgium. Was in Evacuation Hospital in Belgium; 141st General Hospital, in England. Landed in U.S. on March 26, 1945 and taken to Camp Miles Standish Hospital, Augusta, Georgia. The last of April, 1945 was transferred to Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C. where he died October 8, 1945. He was buried at Bethlehem Methodist Church on October 10, 1945 with a Military funeral. Services were conducted by the Rev. C. C. Beamon and the Rev. T. B. Anderson.
During his time in combat, he was a member of the 502nd Engineers, unassigned. Decorations included THE PURPLE HEART, THE EUROPEAN THEATRE of OPERATIONS, and THE GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL.
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