Sgt Gentry entered the armed services Dec. 2, 1942. He spent most of his training in Camp Howze, Texas, and left there for the European theatre. He was killed Nov. 30, 1944, in France, and was awarded the Purple Heart. The remains of the late Sgt. Gentry accompanied by escort, arrived in Bristol the morning of Wednesday, July 13.
He was the son of Benjamin Franklin and Ida Gentry of Shady Valley, and the following brothers:
Lewis, Bumpass, Va.; Miles, Thornburg, Va.; Fred, Bristol and S. T., Shady Valley.