Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cookeville Man Looking For WWII Soldier's Kin

WBIR television in Knoxville is reporting that for more than 60 years, the widow of Corporal Francis DeVane kept her husband's memories out of public eye. A briefcase she kept included photos of her late husband, war documents, and the prestigious Purple Heart. Since her recent death, it's been the mission of Cookeville resident Daryl Hill to return those memories to DeVane's family. The problem: DeVane's family is nowhere to be found. Hill is a retired member of the Tennessee National Guard. He believes the family may be in Knox County, but says his sources have not had much luck looking for any ties to the WWII soldier. If you know anyone who might have known the DeVane family, you can reach Daryl Hill at (931) 265-0144.