Historic Markers Across Tennessee



John Floyd Arrowood 1891-1925



Marker ID: THC 1C 73
Location: 389 Hwy 107S, Del Rio, TN
County: Cocke
Coordinates: N 35° 54.516    W 083° 1.276
  35.9086    -83.02126666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Born two miles west April 1891, Arrowood was one of the first American soldiers to be decorated for bravery in World War I. The French government, on Nov. 14, 1917, awarded him the Croix de Guerre for the rescue of several men under his command from a raid of German soldiers on the trenches. Newspapers all over the world carried accounts of his bravery. He died in Denver, Colorado.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.