Robert Berry Gentry was born on 11 November 1920 in Washington County, Tennessee. he was the son of Smith Berry Gentry and Nannie Belle Wise. He died on 6 August 1944
Buried at Bluff City Cemetery

116th Infantry Regiment, 4th Replacement Battalion, Company B

Bristol Herald Courier, November 6, 1948:
Bluff City, Nov. 5 – Funeral services for Pvt. Robert B. Gentry will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church, Bluff City. Pvt. Gentry was killed in action during the battle of Normandy. Surviving besides his parents are three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Smith and Miss Mary Gentry, Bluff City; Mrs Hazel Vandegrift, Washington D.C.; a half-brother, Bobby Gentry, Route 1; and four half-sisters, Evelyn, Carol, Roberta and Peggy Gentry, all of Route 1, Bluff City. The body will remain at the Bluff City Funeral Home. Graveside services at Morning View Cemetery.

Photos courtesy of Nancy Casteel
Photo below on far right is of Pvt. Gentry and Pvt. Sidney Freshour

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 11 November 1920
  • Date of death: 6 August 1944
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Bluff City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 116th Infantry Regiment, 4th Replacement Battalion
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Normandy
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Bluff City Cemetery, Bluff City, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVIII, Middle Panel
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