In Memory of
PFC Ė Army
Eddie A. Allison
White Rock, South Dakota
Died July 18, 1944
Killed in Action in France
Eddie A. Allison was born Addie Addison Allison to Ray
Addison and Mattie Estella (Hoy) Allison around 1914. He had four brothers:
Kenneth Norwood, Farrell Russell, Robert Howard, and Dale Louis and one
half-brother Everett Claremont Jones. His two sisters included Louise Loretta
and Ruth Marie. Eddie grew up in the White Rock area helping his dad farm and
doing odd jobs around the area.
When Eddie joined the
military, he changed his name from Addie to Eddie. He thought Addie was a
girlís name. He had one nephew named after him, Addie Dean Allison, deceased,
who didnít care for his name either. Private First Class Eddie A. Allison was
killed July 18, 1944, in France. He ran out of a foxhole to help a wounded
comrade and stepped on a land mine.
Eddie A. Allison was buried
at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was
awarded the Purple Heart. Eddie is survived by niece Candy McKinney, Sibley,
Missouri and many other nieces and nephews in Missouri and Arkansas.
|Young Addie at around 7 or 8 years old
||Addie before he entered the Army
Eddie A. Allisonís Purple Heart
This entry was respectfully submitted by Rosholt High
School, Rosholt, South Dakota, July 8, 2002. Information for this entry was
provided by Candy McKinney, 38705 E. Bone Hill Road, Sibley, Missouri 64088.