Rimer, John Lanier, Cpl

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1941-1945, 745, 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne)/HHC
Service Years
1940 - 1945

Corporal


One Service Stripe



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Collierville, TN
Last Address
Collierville, TN

Date of Passing
Mar 28, 2011
 
Location of Interment
West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery - Memphis, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION II SITE 18283

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Zouave Badge


 Military Association Memberships
509th Parachute Infantry Association
  1972, 509th Parachute Infantry Association [Verified]


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

PFC US ARMY, WORLD WAR II: JOHN LANIER "PAPA JOHN " RIMER, 88, of Collierville, died Monday, March 28, 2011 at his home. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in WWII with the 509th parachute Infantry Battalion. He was born the son of Benjamin and Edna (Augusta) Rimer on November 1, 1922. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Virginia (Biggs) Rimer; his sons, Gary (Barbara) Rimer, of Memphis and Michael (Mary) Rimer, of Moscow, TN; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and a host of other loving friends and extended family. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 31 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 8816 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN with services beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will be private in the West Tennessee Veteran's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church in Germantown. Arrangements have been entrusted to High Point Funeral Home & Crematorium (Published in The Commercial Appeal on March 31, 2011)
   
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Basic Parachutist (4 Combat Jumps)Rifle Expert (1881-1921)Pistol Marksman (1907-1921)

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Armored Division1st Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne)
  1940-1941, 2nd Armored Division
  1941-1945, 745, 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne)/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)
  1942-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)/Operation Avalanche
  1943-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Southern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Southern France Campaign (1944)/Operation Dragoon
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of the Bulge
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
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