Junior Leo Thorpe was born 19 December 1921 in Claiborne County, TN to George Curry and Grace Thorpe. The family moved to work in Laurel County, KY in 1939
Junior enlisted in the US Army n 22 July 1942; He was a transport Driver, laid communication wire in the 80th Signal Company; 80th Division
Pvt Thrope was killed in action November 16,1944 near Lessay, France. His brother Everett Nathan Thorpe was lost at sea in 1945.