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Maurice Graham

T/5 in 406th Engineer Combat Co


Born 1920 in TN, Died 1952

County of residence at enlistment: Fulton County, KY
Other residence(s): Clinton, KY; Cayce, KY; Fulton, KY
United States Army, European Theatre of Operations
Notes: Added to database 5 July 2023
Source: Letter from George Rebh, 6 March 1947 confirmed by "406th" on gravestone

Maurice Graham was born on March 6, 1920 in Union City, TN, the youngest of four children. His father was a farmer.

In 1930 the family was living in Clinton, KY, and Maurice's father was still farming. But by 1940 the family was living in Cayce, KY (just over the border from Union City). Maurice (who had left school after the 7th grade), his father, and one of his brothers were all working as road construction laborers.

Maurice registered for the draft on July 1, 1941 and enlisted on January 6, 1942. He was assigned to the 406th Engineer Combat Company and saw service in Europe with the unit during the war. He was discharged on September 20, 1945 with the rank of T/5.

In 1950, Maurice was living with his parents and grandmother in Fulton, KY and working as a truck driver with the state highway department. He was killed in a work accident on October 3, 1952, in a landslide at a gravel pit. He was operating a mechanical shovel, loading trucks with gravel, when the side of the pit caved in on top of his cab. The accident occurred near the Tennessee border, and he was taken to a hospital in Union City, TN where his death was declared.

He is buried at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Fulton, KY.


1930 census

1940 census

1941 draft card

1942 enlistment record

1950 census

1952 US Headstone Applications for Military Veterans

1952 Find a Grave record*15le2hv*_gcl_au*Njk5Njk3NDc1LjE2ODc1NjgzOTU.*_ga*NjQ5OTU0NjU4LjE2ODc1NjgzOTY.*_ga_4QT8FMEX30*Nzc3ODlhMTUtOWQwNC00MzA0LTk2ZjYtNTdjOTQ3NGNkZjIwLjQ4LjEuMTY4ODg0ODA4Mi44LjAuMA..

1952 article in the Owensboro Messenger (KY) re his death

1952 Tennessee death certificate

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