Everett Russell Kerley was born on 21 July 1924 at Boise, Idaho, the son of Raymond Kerley and Wayne Manning. He attended Boise High School at Boise, Idaho in 1942.
He died 19 February 1945 on Iwo Jima. Sgt Kerley is buried at Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Ada County, Idaho.

Crossville Chronicle, April 19, 1945:
Sgt. Everette R. Kerley, U.S. Marine Corps, was killed in action on Iwo Jima, February 19, 1945. He enlisted in the Marines February 16, 1943 and received his boot training at San Diego, Calif. Then he went to A&M College at College Station, Texas. From there he was sent overseas, where he served 15 months before being killed. He is the son of Mrs. Raymond Kerley and the late Raymond Kerley, formerly of Boise, Idaho. They had 2 sons, the other being Nelson, who enlisted in the Navy and served 4 years, and was killed in July, 1941. The father, Raymond Kerley, died three weeks later. Mrs. Kerley is now making her home with her sister, Mrs. Burke Hatler, in Linary.

The Crossville Chronicle, February 19, 1948:
In loving memory of my dear son, Sgt. Everett R. Kerley, who gave his life for his country at the battle of Iwo Jima, three years ago February 19, 1945. Sadly missed by his mother, Mrs. Wayne Kerley

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 21 July 1924
  • Date of death: 19 February 1945
  • County: Cumberland
  • Hometown: Linary
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Iwo Jima
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Ada County, Idaho
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar IX, Top Panel
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