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Del Rio in Cocke County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Floyd Arrowood

1891-1925

 
 
John Floyd Arrowood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 6, 2011
1. John Floyd Arrowood Marker
Inscription. Born two miles west April 1891, Arrowood was one of the first American soldiers to be decorated for bravery in World War I. The French government, on Nov. 14, 1917, awarded him the Croix de Guerre for the rescue of several men under his command from a raid of German soldiers on the trenches. Newspapers all over the world carried accounts of his bravery. He died in Denver, Colorado.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1C 73.)
 
Location. 35° 54.516′ N, 83° 1.276′ W. Marker is in Del Rio, Tennessee, in Cocke County. Marker is on Tennessee Route 107 north of Old Fifteenth Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 389 Hwy 107S, Del Rio TN 37727, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grace Moore (approx. 1.6 miles away); Tennessee / North Carolina (approx. 6.1 miles away); Swaggerty Fort (approx. 7.8 miles away); Johnson's Parrottsville Slaves (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Hanging of Peter Reece (approx. 8.1 miles away); Kiffin Yates Rockwell
John Floyd Arrowood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, March 6, 2011
2. John Floyd Arrowood Marker
(approx. 10.2 miles away); The War Ford (approx. 10.2 miles away); Governor Ben Walter Hooper (approx. 10.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Del Rio.
 
Additional comments.
1. Relation
This is my grandfather. He died when my father, John Floyd Arrowood,Jr. was just two years old. I would have loved to have known him.

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    — Submitted July 11, 2012, by Lillian Arrowood of Young Harris, Georgia.

2. John Floyd Arrowood
He received many medals. My great grandmother married his brother. We celebrate his name often thru his brother.
    — Submitted January 3, 2013, by Mark Justus of Newport, Tennessee.

 
Categories. War, World I
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 853 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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