Livingston in Overton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Staff Sergeant Loval E. Ayers
Ayers Kaserne is named in honor of this soldier from Company "B" 22nd Infantry United States Army who was killed in action on 10 February 1945 at Prum, Germany. He was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in action in the defense of his country.
Base of memorial:
SSG. Ayer's plaques were transferred from Germany to Overton Co. TN and dedicated on Veterans Day Nov. 11, 1998
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Distinguished Service Cross/Navy Cross/Air Force Cross Recipients series list.
Location. 36° 23.002′ N, 85° 19.37′ W. Marker is in Livingston, Tennessee, in Overton County. Memorial is on East Court Square just north of South Court Square, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located on grounds of Overton County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 E Court Square, Livingston TN 38570, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Overton County Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Specialist 4 James T. DavisBirthplace of Lester Raymond Flatt (a few steps from this marker); Overton County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Overton County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Albert Houston Roberts (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Zollicoffer (approx. 2.7 miles away); Heart of Controversy (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livingston.
More about this marker. Ayers Kaserne is a former U.S. Army post at Kirch-Göns, Germany that was turned over to the German government in 1998. Also, the marker lists the date of the action for which Sgt. Ayers received the Distinguished Service Cross, not when he died. He actually was killed in action on March 2, 1945 near Bruhlborn, Germany.
Also see . . . Loval Earl Ayers. Overview of Ayers' military service by the 22nd Infantry Regiment Society. (Submitted on October 13, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 13, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.