A memorial to those who served in the 116th Infantry Regiment, "The Stonewall Brigade"
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
PVT Jesse J. Bledsoe
PVT Jesse J. Bledsoe was born in 1922 in Rogersville, Tennessee to Mack D and Liza (Deskins) Bledsoe. His father farmed. In 1940, Jesse was at the State Training and Agriculture School for Boys.
Jesse was drafted in June 1941. Assigned to Headquarters 3rd Battalion 116th Infantry from the replacement depot on 19 Jun 1944, PVT Bledsoe was probably serving as a runner/messenger for his battalion. Wounded on 19 Jul 1944 and evacuated to the hospital, he died of his wounds on 20 Jul 1944.