Dillard Lee Kerley
Born 8 May 1916
Killed in Action, 20 Nov 1943, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Betio Islet, Tarawa Atoll, British Gilbert Islands.

8th Marines, 2nd Battalion, Company F

Pvt Kerley is buried at Laurel Fork Cemetery, Boone, Watauga County, North Carolina.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 8 May 1916
  • Date of death: 20 November 1943
  • County: Carter
  • Hometown: Elizabethton
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 8th Marines, 2nd Battalion
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star, World War II Victory Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Laurel Fork Cemetery, Boone, Watauga County, North Carolina
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Bottom Panel
  • Sponsored by: David M. Kerley

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