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New Victory in Washington County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Tester Brothers

 
 
The Tester Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 11, 2020
1. The Tester Brothers Marker
Inscription.  
The Volunteer State of Tennessee and this small community of New Victory proudly recognize brothers Robert D., Glenn W. and James E. Tester who bravely served their country during World War II. Growing up a mile north of here, the sons of Millard and Eliza Tester gave the supreme sacrifice of their lives in the European Theatre of War. Their remains are buried side-by-side in Henri-Chappelle Military Cemetery in Belgium, and a monument here honors their memory.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A 125.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
 
Location. 36° 13.726′ N, 82° 31.103′ W. Marker is in New Victory, Tennessee, in Washington County. Memorial is at the intersection of Conklin Road and Treadway Trail, on the right when traveling north on Conklin Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 527 Conklin Road, Jonesborough TN 37659, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
The Tester Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 11, 2020
2. The Tester Brothers Marker
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markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Embree (approx. 2.4 miles away); Jacob Brown (approx. 2.8 miles away); Keystone Pottery (approx. 3 miles away); Washington College (approx. 3.1 miles away); Old Dutch Meeting House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Cherokee Church (approx. 3.1 miles away); Plum Grove (approx. 3.8 miles away); Salem Church (approx. 4½ miles away).
 
James Earle Tester image. Click for full size.
Photographed By East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association
3. James Earle Tester
A U.S. Army/Army Air Force sergeant, he was killed in action Sept. 17, 1944 in Germany. He was 24. He was awarded a Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and a Purple Heart.
Glenn William Tester image. Click for full size.
Photographed By East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association
4. Glenn William Tester
A U.S. Army/Army Air Force private first class, he was killed in action Jan. 9, 1945 in France. He was 26 years old. He was awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.
Robert Denton Tester image. Click for full size.
Photographed By East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association
5. Robert Denton Tester
A sergeant in the U.S. Army/Army Air Force, he died Nov. 26, 1943 from injuries in Africa. He was 32 years old. He was awarded a Purple Heart.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 19, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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May. 17, 2022