|Birth: ||Aug. 6, 1925|
Springdale (Hamilton County)
|Death: ||Mar. 1, 2005|
Of all the uncles I had, I had eight, John Singleton was the one I saw the most of and knew the best. From my perspective he was a kind, friendly, good hearted man.
At age 17 John enlisted in the US Marine Corps. He took part in the battle for Saipan in the Mariannas. At Iwo Jima his division was held offshore in reserve & never went ashore. He did participate in the terrible battle for Okinawa. He had told me he was in the vicinity when the overall army commander Major Gen. Buckner was killed by a Japanese shell.
A lifelong Democrat, he credited President Truman with saving his life, as he was among the troops preparing to assault Japan. He was part of the occupation forces in post war Japan. Because of his wartime experiences John absolutely never considered owning a Japanese made automobile.
After the war John attended Murray State University in western Ky. He became captain of the team. To my knowledge he rarely missed alumni events at the university. He was employed as a teacher and football coach.
I was always happy to see Uncle John and miss him a lot.
Edward Singleton (1889 - 1957)
Sarah Belle Drew Singleton (1892 - 1954)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Created by: JFJN
Record added: Jun 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71149316
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