Tuesday, July 12, 2016

PFC Gerald Wayne Gledhill

PFC Gerald Wayne Gledhill was born 16 Jan 1925 in Hamilton County, Tennessee youngest child of Horace Leslie and Edna Lee (Huffer) Gledhill.  His father painted automobiles.  Gerald had 4 siblings, 2 of whom died in infancy. 

Gerald was working at a filling station when he was drafted in June 1943.  Like so many other young men he was sent to Europe and assigned to I Company 116th Infantry before the D-Day landing.  On 24 Jun 1944 he was promoted to PFC.  PFC Gledhill was killed in action on 12 Jul 1944.

We are certain that PFC Gledhill was repatriated and feel it is likely he was buried in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area.

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