Billings, Thomas Reese

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: Troop B, 36th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 11th Cavalry Group (Mecz)

Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart Medal

Entered service: 23-Oct-1942

Enlisted: Camp Forrest, Tennessee

Enlisted by: Army of the United States – includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of the United States under Army Regulations 605-10

Date of birth: 20-Mar-1924

Hometown: Shelby County, Tennessee

Marital status: Single, without dependents. Parents: James Clemmings Billings and Eva Deliah [Gathright] Billings

Campaign: World War II

Date of casualty: 10-Apr-1945

Age at death: 21

Place of interment: Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Originally buried in a United States Military Cemetery in Europe. Repatriated in 1949 on board the Army Transport Barney Kirschbaum.

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