Thomas W. Summey was born on December 17, 1921. He was the son of Claud P. Summey and Marie Smith Summey. He entered the service in December 1942 and served in the 115th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division as a Private during World War II. He was Killed in Action on June 12, 1944 at the age of 22 during the attack on Le Pont de la Pierre, France. The 29th Infantry Division was ordered to cross the Elle in southern direction, also in order to advance on Saint-Lô. The intention was to take Saint-Clair-sur-l’Elle first and then Couvains. PVT Summey is now buried in the Conestee Community Cemetery, Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA. His name is commemorated on the 29th Infantry Division monument located at Moon-sur-Elle, France but his surname is inscribed as Sumney.