A memorial to those who served in the 116th Infantry Regiment, "The Stonewall Brigade"
Saturday, July 16, 2016
PFC Erfurt J. Gentry
PFC Erfurt J. Gentry was born 4 Aug 1924 in Sale Creek, Tennessee to Erfurt Thomas and Ada Illa (Hodge) Gentry. His father was a coal miner and then stocked lumber at a saw mill. He reported a 1939 income of $480. In 1940, Erfurt was also working at a saw mill, likely the same one, and reported a 1939 income of $250.
When he was drafted in June 1943 Erfurt was apparently working in the confectionery business. He was sent to England and assigned to M Company 116th Infantry. On 9 Jul 1944 Erfurt was promoted to PFC. PFC Gentry was killed in action on 16 Jul 1944.