Thursday, September 8, 2016

PVT Coy R. Peebles

PVT Coy R. Peebles was born 9 Jul 1912 in Milburn, Kentucky. He was the youngest of the 4 children born to Iva Carl and Katie Ethel (Richardson) Peebles. His father farmed near Milburn. Coy did graduate from high school. His father died of a heart attack at age 65 in 1938. Coy and his mother tried to make a go of the farm which was valued at $800 in 1940. However, Coy and his mother moved to Madison, Illinois where Coy worked in a factory making leather goods.

Coy was drafted in September 1942. We do not know where he went after his initial military training. It was on 8 Sep 1944 that he was transferred from the replacement depot to K Company 116th Infantry. Before the day was over, PVT Peebles was killed in action on the 8th as the unit attacked Brest, France.

PVT Peebles rests forever in the Brittany American Cemetery.

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