PFC Fred Bryant was born 6 Jul 1920 in Fayette County, Kentucky to Arthur B. and Amanda (Hoskins) Bryant. The family farmed. In 1940, Fred was working as a carpenter as was his father. Together, they made $670 in 1939.
After entering the service and attending training, Fred was sent overseas. On 19 Jun 1944 he was transferred from the replacement depot to G Company 116th Infantry. On 30 Jun 1944 PFC Bryant was killed in action.