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Always Remember Those Who Gave All: MC WW2 Gold Stars and MIA Survivors

James Leon Widner

James Leon Widner (1914-1941)

MC Class: ex-1939

Years at MC: 1935-1937 (Freshman and Sophomore)

Hometown: Maryville, TN

Life at MC: Football Team

Military Branch: US Army

Military Unit: Battery E, 191st Field Artillery, Camp Forrest

Rank: Corporal

Medals Awarded: None

Date Missing: N/A

Date of Death: 24 February 1941

Location of Death: Rockwood, TN

Circumstances of Death: Died in a car accident en-route from Camp Forrest

Burial/Memorial Information: Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee ( and memorial: East Tennessee Veterans Memorial, World's Fair Park, Knoxville, Tennessee (

Additional Information: 1st Maryville College Gold Star of World War II