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Carrick H. Yeager


Carrick Heiskell Yeager (April 30, 1892 - Nov. 1, 1918) was the son of Alvin A. and Rowena Yeager. He was from Knoxville, TN and prior to enlisting in the US Army, Carrick Yeager was a Draftsman for Fulton & Company. He entered the Second Officers’ Training Camp, Fort Oglethorpe, GA, in August 1917. He received a commission as second lieutenant upon completing the three months’ course. Assigned to the 20th Machine Gun Battalion, 7th Division. Sailed for France in July 1918. Lost his life November 1, 1918, from enemy fire. He was recommended for Distinguished Service Cross. He is interred at C,28,15, St-Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiaucourt, France.

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  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Branch: Army
  • UT Major/Affiliation: UT Class of 1914
  • Hometown: Knoxville