Ray Gentry was the son of Roderick Butler Gentry and Martha Isabelle Walker.

Sgt. Gentry enlisted in the Army in April, 1947, and was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, for his training and later transferred to Fort Lewis, Wash. He was sent overseas in September, 1950, with the 2nd Infantry Division.  He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea.

The Bristol Herald Courier, September 13, 1951
Funeral services for Sgt. Ray Gentry, 21, son of Mrs. Martha Gentry of Shady Valley, Tenn., who was killed Feb. 14 of this year in Korea, will be held at the Shady Valley Presbyterian Church.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 28 October 1930
  • Date of death: 14 February 1951
  • County: Johnson
  • Hometown: Shady Valley
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 2nd Reconnaissance Company, 2nd Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Gentry Cemetery, Shady Valley, Johnson County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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