Friday, July 29, 2016

PVT Roland Shelby Landrum

PVT Roland Shelby Landrum was born 24 Oct 1924 in Breathitt County, Kentucky the seventh of eight children born to Albert Sidney and Laura (Back) Landrum.  The family farmed.  His mother died of pulmonary tuberculosis in 1942.

Roland entered the army in December 1943.  He was sent to Europe after basic training and on 26 Jul 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to L Company 116th Infantry.  PVT Landrum was killed in action on 29 Jul 1944.

PVT Landrum was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in the Landrum Family Cemetery in Noctor, Kentucky.

3 of his 4 rothers also served: Albert Augustus Landrum served in the Army from 1942 to 1945. Robert Melvin Landrum also entered the Army in 1942. Ollie James Landrum was drafted in 1944 and served in the Army.

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