In Memory of
PFC Ė Army
Eddie A. Allison
White Rock, South Dakota
Roberts County
Died July 18, 1944
Killed in Action in France

Eddie A. Allison

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

Young Addie at around 7 or 8 years old      Addie before he entered the Army

 Eddie A. Allisonís Purple Heart

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.