Pvt. James L. Garvin jr.   

Mil# 35745739

Medic Detachement HQ Company 643rd TD BN.





Unit: HQ-Company, 643rd Tank Destroyer Battalion

Born: 29-Jun-1922  Place: Greenville, Monroe County,WV

Dead: 9-Okt-1981  Buriel Place: Greenville United Methodist Church Cemetery, Monroe County, WV

Wife: Mary Virginia Roles  Married: 1949

Children: Becky Jean, Kathy Anne and Marsha Sue





Good Conduct Medal - American Defence Service Medal - WWII Victory Medal




European African Middle Eastern Service Medal

Battle Stars"Ardennes-Rhineland-Central Europe"


Email I Received from his daughter


My Father was James L. Garvin, Jr.  Based on his discharge papers, he was a member of the medical detachment unit of the 643d Tank Destroyer Battalion.  I didnít see his name listed on your website and thought I would contact you to see if it should be added. 

My Father passed away nearly thirty years ago.  My sisters and I were recently looking at a photo album that has many wonderful pictures from the war.  As precious as those photographs are to us, I thought there might be others who would like to see them and would be willing to share them if I knew how.   

It also goes without saying that I would be thrilled if there were any possibility of finding a soldier still living that served with my Father that I could contact.  I was in my early twenties when my Father died and had not came of an age where we discussed his role in the war. 

I am not sure what your relationship is to the 643d but am sending this out to see who I might reach.  Any additional information you have would be great. 


Thank you much,

Marsha Garvin LePhew


Info/photos received from;

Marsha LePhew (Daughter)