He enlisted on September 23, 1943, at Fort Oglethorpe, GA. He was married and a carpenter. He was buried in Knoxville National Cemetery on August 10, 1949 (Section B Site 6486)

513th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division, Company G

Pvt Derreberry died in Belgium and was initially buried at the American War Cemetery Hamm in Luxembourg. Parents: David Alexander Derreberry and Lena Glesta Nelson
Spouse: Mary Katherine Bradley
Siblings: Lloyd Ray Derreberry, Lillian Ora Derreberry, and Irene Derreberry (who died in infancy)

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 10 October 1921
  • Date of death: 6 January 1945
  • County: Cherokee, NC
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Middle Panel
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