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Herbert Cooley Worrell

Technician, Fourth Grade, Army

Born: December 3, 1917
Hometown: Carroll County, VA
Entered: June 17, 1941
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: March 8, 1945
Died In: near Heidwiler, Germany
Awards: Purple Heart

Technician Fourth Grade Worrell served with the 3rd Tank Battalion, 10th Armored Division. He was killed by German artillery fire. Before the war, he was the principal of Mt. Bethel High School in Carroll County. He was a graduate of Coal Creek High School and Lynchburg College.

He is buried in Coal Creek Memorial Cemetery, Carroll County, Virginia, next to his younger brother, Rufus Aaron Worrell, who was also killed in action.

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