Fred Avery Durham was born on 27 August 1916, at Chattanooga, Tennessee, the son of Berry D. Durham and Isabelle Sharp. He was the brother of Carl L. Durham who served with an army unit in Germany. Fred Durham was a graduate of Red Bank High School.
Pfc. Durham was reported killed in action on Okinawa, April 20. Overseas approximately four years, the Chattanooga infantryman was an employe of the Red Bank Hardware Company, prior to entering the army in 1941. He received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds in action on Saipan.
Buried at the Honolulu Memorial, HI, M, 644
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 27 August 1916
- Date of death: 20 April 1945
- County: Hamilton
- Hometown: Chattanooga
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division
- Theater: Pacific
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
- Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Middle Panel
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