|Courtesy Jerry and Evelyn Austin|
Ellis was drafted in October 1943. He was assigned to C Company 116th Infantry in time for the D-Day landings on Omaha Beach which he survived. On 18 Aug 1944 he was promoted to SGT. On 27 Aug 1944 he was killed in action.
SGT Bryan now rests forever in Tyus Baptist Church Cemetery in Tyus, Georgia.
Brother James Hoyt Bryan served in the Navy during the war.