Troy Levon Gentry was born on 13 July 1930 to Frank Haden Gentry and Bonnie Belle McBryar.

Private First Class Gentry was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea.

Buried at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, Y, 751

The Chattanooga Times, July 11, 1951
Pfc. Troy Gentry, killed in Korea Sept. 13, will be buried tomorrow afternoon in the National Cemetery here with fill military honors. Funeral services, previously set for today, will be held tomorrow morning at the Alton Park Church of God. Pfc. Gentry, 20, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Gentry of 3613 Dorris Avenue, and a student at Alton Park and Kirkman Vocational schools before his enlistment. Assigned to the Seventh Battalion of the 30th Infantry Division, he had been in Korea only 15 days when he was killed.

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 13 July 1930
  • Date of death: 13 September 1950
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 1st Cavalry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XX, Bottom Panel
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