Ordway Perry was born in Roan Mountain, Tennessee, the son of James Henry Perry and Pearl Winters.

Buried at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium, D, 2, 9

The Johnson City Press, 6 May 1945
Posthumous award of the Purple Heart Medal to Pfc. Ordway Perry, who was killed in action in Germany March 10, has been announced to his mother, Mrs. Pearl P. Miller of Johnson City, route 5. Private Perry, previously was wounded in Europe last January 17. He went into the Army June 24, 1943, and trained at Camp Wallace, Tex., in Mississippi and Camp Hulen, Tex. He went overseas about seven months ago and held the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 March 1925
  • Date of death: 10 March 1945
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Shell Creek, Carter County, TN
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantryman’s Badge
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
  • Sponsored by: Mindy Helton

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