Veteran memorial: Lovel J. Dye

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Lovel J. Dye (honorstates.org )

 Lovel J. Dye was born in  Cullman County on October 9, 1924. He lived with his family in Baileyton until he entered the military on June 7, 1943 at the age of 19. PFC Dye was a member of the United States Infantry 7th Army and shortly after landing in Italy, would be sent to France.  

A couple of weeks after his parents had been notified by the War Department that their son was listed as Missing in Action, on November 30, 1944, PRC Dye was reported as Killed in Action in France. He is memorialized at Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Baileyton. Dye also earned a Purple Heart for his service.  

His obituary in The Cullman Tribune December 28, 1944 reads: 

A memorial service for Pfc. Lovel J. Dye will be at Mount Pisgah Church on Route 1, Baileyton, Sunday December 30, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Rev. R.F. Hall and Rev. R. H. Ridgeway will speak at the special service. Members of Cullman County Post no. 4 of the American Legion will attend.  

Mr. and Mrs. Grady J. Dye of Baileyton, parents of the soldier, were notified by the War Department on December 22 that their son had been killed in France on November 30. A few weeks ago, they had received a telegram that he was missing in action.  

Pfc. Dye entered the military service of our country on June 7, 1943. He landed in Italy on February 22, 1944 and has been with the American Seventh Army in France since August 15, 1944. 

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