Kenney (also spelled as Kenny) Jay Huff volunteered as a member of the Machine Gun Company, 117th Infantry, in June 1917, trained with his organization at Camp Sevier, SC, and sailed for France May 11, 1918. Fought in battles of Ypres sector and in the attack on the Hindenburg Line. He was killed in action by shellfire October 8, 1918, east of Nauroy.
He was born in Sevier County, Tennessee. He died at the age of 32. PFC Huff was initially buried at the American Cemetery Bony Aisne in France. He is buried at Knoxville National Cemetery, B-16, 3660.