Reuben Grady Kerby was born in 1927 in Alabama to Rufus Grady Kerby and Nettie Jenkins.

Served on the L.S.T. 531
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Grady Kirby, 241 6th Avenue Cts., Chattanooga

Memorialized at the Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 8 June 1944
Reuben G. Kerby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus G. Kerby, 2411 Sixth Avenue, listed by the Navy Department as missing in an unannounced war theater. He is a seaman second class. Kerby, a former employe of the Richmond Hosiery Mills, enlisted in the navy in October, 1942, and went overseas in March, 1944. He was a member of the Summerfield Baptist Church and a graduate of the Eastside Junior High School.

Listed missing in action when his LST boat was sunk by enemy action in the English Channel April 28, 1944, and now presumed dead, was S2C Rueben G. Kerby. He was officially declared dead by the Navy Department after being on the missing list for one year.

  • Rank: Seaman Second Class
  • Date of death: 29 April 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: LST 531
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Bottom Panel
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