Saturday, August 27, 2016

SGT Ellis Durell Bryan

Courtesy Jerry and Evelyn Austin
SGT Ellis Durell Bryan was born  24 Oct 1923 to William Wyatt and Cordia Octavia (Prestridge). This was likely Randolph County, Alabama as this is where the family was farming in 1920 and was renting a farm in 1930.

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. 

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