Luther M. Pearson - LST 531

Pvt. Luther M. Pearson - U. S. Army
1st Engineering Special Brigade
3206th Quartermaster Co.
Name on the Wall of the Missing,
Cambridge American Cemetery, England

Brief History of Luther M. Pearson by his Niece, Deborah Ellis

Luther Melvin Pearson was born on November 6, 1914, to Luther Washington Pearson and Lydia Moore Pearson. He was the oldest of four boys and one girl. The family lived in the village of Hume, in Falquier County, Virginia, where the family farmed. He was called Melvin since his father went by the name Luther.  

My father was the youngest brother and was 12 years younger than Melvin. Daddy recalled that his mother received a telegram soon after April 28 advising that Melvin was missing in action.  She received another telegram in August advising of his death. My own brother was named Melvin in honor of our uncle.