This information is contributed by Diane Siniard & Fabrice Lizon
Jessie Clyde Carver Jr was born May 6, 1923 in Spring Hill, Wilson Co., NC to Cussie May Boyette and Jessie Clyde Carver. He has 3 sisters, Lessie, Clyde & Doris and a brother Paul. Jessie married Doria Mae Ballance and they had one son George R. Carver. Jessie enlisted in the US Army on October 7, 1943 at Fort Bragg, NC to serve during World War II. He was wounded by a shot to the head in the battle at Saint Lo, France and died on July 28, 1944. Jessie had only been overseas for six weeks. Name: Jessie Clyde Carver Jr. Date of Birth: 19 1925 Gender: Male Race: White Birth County: Wilson Parent1 Name: Jessie Clyde Carver Parent2 Name: Cussie May Boyette Roll Number: B_C105_66001 Page: 1317 Name: Jessie C Carver Jr Birth Year: 1924 Race: White, citizen (White) Nativity State or Country: North Carolina State: North Carolina County or City: Wilson Enlistment Date: 7 Oct 1943 Enlistment State: North Carolina Enlistment City: Fort Bragg Branch: No branch assignment Branch Code: No branch assignment Grade: Private Grade Code: Private Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Education: Grammar school Civil Occupation: Tracktor Driver* or Truck Driver, Heavy or Chauffeur or Truck Driver, Light An asterisk (*) appearing after a job title indicates that a trade test for the particular occupation will be found in the United States Employment Service Manual, Oral Trade Test Marital Status: Married Height: 00 Weight: 000 Below are photos of the helmet that Franck Longelin has possession of. The helmet was worn by Jessie Carver during World War II.
Franck Longelin is wanting to use the helmet in an art show. Here is a document showing his plans. Helmet Exhibit
Here are photos of the church where Jessie is buried along with his headstone. These photos courtesy Donna Sherron.
The headstone reads: Jessie C Carver Jr North Carolina Pvt 134 Inf. 35 Inf. Div. World War II May 6 1923 Aug 28 1944 Note: The date on the headstone differs from the one in the obituary. Which is correct?
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