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Blaine Queen
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Birth: Jan. 29, 1921
Death: Oct. 23, 1944

This man was KIA in WWII. He was in the 104th Infantry Division, Timberwolves and died in Germany or near Zundert. He was Cherokee and he was also from North Carolina. He received the Silver Star.

There is a man in The Netherlands who has Blaine's hat from WWII and would like to give it to the family. Please contact him if you are family at

I was notified of the possibility that this man may be interred in another Jenkins (Creek) Cemetery located in/near either Bryson City, Whittier, or Cherokee. The headstone shipment card says it was shipped to Cherokee.

There is some information online about his parents posthumously receiving the Silver Star for his heroism in action in Germany. When ammunition ran low he volunteered to leave the foxhole to get more ammunition. He was mortally wounded as he ran, but kept going to his destination until death took him.

Family links: 
  Jasper Queen (1894 - 1969)
  Luzene Reed Queen (1897 - 1951)
  Kina Queen Littlejohn (1920 - 2014)*
  Blaine Queen (1921 - 1944)
  Eva Queen Wolfe (1922 - 2004)*
  Minnie Queen Smith (1926 - 2004)*
  Lewis Queen (1928 - 2013)*
  Jesse Queen (1930 - 1982)*
  Annie Queen Powell (1932 - 1999)*
  Tom Queen (1936 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Jenkins Cemetery
Bryson City
Swain County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Katrina
Record added: May 30, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91028644
Blaine Queen
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Blaine Queen
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This contributor, a site admin, posted an email address on the memorial even though the FAQs prohibit email addresses and URLs on memorials.What a way to "set an example".
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 Added: Nov. 14, 2015

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 Added: Jul. 4, 2015
There are no words to adequately express the appreciation of a grateful nation for your service and ultimate sacrifice so that others might live in freedom.
- TrekBack
 Added: Dec. 6, 2014
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