Saturday, July 16, 2016

PFC Erfurt J. Gentry

PFC Erfurt J. Gentry was born 4 Aug 1924 in Sale Creek, Tennessee to Erfurt Thomas and Ada Illa (Hodge) Gentry.  His father was a coal miner and then stocked lumber at a saw mill.  He reported a 1939 income of $480.  In 1940, Erfurt was also working at a saw mill, likely the same one, and reported a 1939 income of $250.

When he was drafted in June 1943 Erfurt was apparently working in the confectionery business.  He was sent to England and assigned to M Company 116th Infantry.  On 9 Jul 1944 Erfurt was promoted to PFC.  PFC Gentry was killed in action on 16 Jul 1944.

PFC Gentry is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery.

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