Otis Windburn Culpepper1

Male, #36947, (circa 1918 - 27 Aug 1944)
Father*Robert H. Culpepper (Nov 1876 - 20 Nov 1934)
Mother*Lula (?) (c 1878 - )
Birth*circa 1918 Otis was born at Cleveland Co., Arkansas, circa 1918.2,3 
1930 Census1 Apr 1930 Johnnie and Otis was listed as a son in Robert H. Culpepper's household on the 1930 Census at Rison, Cleveland Co., Arkansas.2 
Death of Father20 Nov 1934 His father Robert H. Culpepper died on 20 Nov 1934 at Rison, Cleveland Co., Arkansas.4,5 
Residence*Oct 1943 Otis resided at Lauderdale Co., Mississippi, in Oct 1943.3 
World War II*between 1943 and 1944 He enlisted in Camp Shelby, Attala Co., Mississippi, and served in World War II between 1943 and 1944
(Private, U.S. Army, 314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division. Killed in Action in France. Awarded Purple Heart. According to his niece, Patricia Pollock, Otis was a sharp shooter and was acting as a sniper in Patton's Third Army when at age 24 he was killed at the battle of St. Lo, France.)6,3,1 
Death*27 Aug 1944 He died at Saint Lo, Manche, Lower Normandy, France, on 27 Aug 1944.6,1 
Burial*circa Sep 1944 His body was interred circa Sep 1944 at Brittany American Cemetery, Saint James, Manche, Lower Normandy, France. Grave number: b 12 1.6,1,7 
ChartsSampson Culpepper of Wilkinson Co., GA: Descendant Chart
Last Edited3 Sep 2010


  1. American Battle Monuments Online Database, American Battle Monuments Commission, 2005.
    Otis Windburn Culpepper, Mississippi, Private, 34875355, 314th Infantry, 79th Division, Died 27 Aug 1944, Buried at: Plot B Row 12 Grave 1, Brittany American Cemetery, St. James, France. Awards: Purple Heart Medal.
  2. 1930 Federal Census, United States.
    ED13-12, Sheet 5-B, No street addresses, Rison, Cleveland Co., AR
    Home owned, Value not shown, Radio=No, Farm=Yes
    Robert H Culpepper, Head, M, 53, M, md@25, AR/MS/AL, Farmer, General Farming, Vet=No
    Lula Culpepper, Wife, F, 51, M, md@23, AR/MS/GA, Not employed
    John F Culpepper, Son, M, 15, S, AR/AR/AR
    Otis W Culpepper, Son, M, 11, S, AR/AR/AR.
  3. National Archives and Records Administration, compiler, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2005.
    Otis Culpepper, born 1918 in AR, White, Single, Education: Grammar School, Height/Wt: Unk; Resided in: Lauderdale Co., MS; Enlisted 23 Oct 1943 at Camp Shelby, MS (Drafted).
  4. Desmond Walls Allen, compiler, Arkansas Death Record Index, 1914-1923 and 1934-1940, Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, c1996-c1999, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. US/CAN 976.7 V22ad....
  5. Arkansas Death Index Books, 1914 -- 1948.
    has 19 Nov 1934.
  6. National WW-II Memorial Registry, National Parks Service, 2008.
    Overseas American Cemeteries:
    Otis Culpepper, 34875355, Private, Entered the Service from Mississippi
    U.S. Army, 314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division
    Died Sunday, August 27, 1944 and buried at Brittany American Cemetery, B Row: 12 Grave: 1, St. James (Manche), France
    Awarded Purple Heart.
  7. Quartermaster General’s Office, compiler, U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945, Online database at Ancestry.com, 2007.
    Name: Otis Culpepper
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Religion: Protestant
    Cemetery Name: Saint James (Permanent Cemetery), Saint James, France
    Grave number: b 12 1
    Disposition: According to next of kin
    Service Branch: Army
    Rank: Private
    Service Number: 34875355.