Age at Enlistment: 34
Length of Service: 1943-
State: West Virginia
Unit: U.S. Army Infantry
Service Record: Enlisted on 21 Aug 1943 in Huntington, WV and was entered into the service on 11 Sep 1943; sent to Ft. Thomas, KY; Camps Atterbury, IN, and Blanding, FL for training; Ft. Meade, Md.; Sent to England; battles in France; Belgium; Luxembourg; Holland; Germany; Bronze Star medal; 6 BS (battle stars), CIB (Combat Infantry Badge), Presidential Unit Citation with Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, Amer., EAME ( European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal).Survived War: Yes
Cemetery / Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV; site of burial plot unknown.
Soldier Info: Occupation at enlistment was “foreman, extracted minerals” industry and his draft card of 16 Oct 1940 shows him working for Gulf Smokeless Coal Company and listing him with Brown hair, ruddy complexion, gray eyes, 5′ 11″, 160 lbs; Married 4 days before he went off to war to Marie Tucker; Born near Whitetop, Washington Co., VA on 9 June 1909; Died in Raleigh Co., WV in 1995; Attended Woodrow Wilson H.S.; Baptist faith; Son of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Greer (Margaret Taylor), E. Beckley, WV; Husband of Marie J. Tucker Greer, Beckley, WV.
(Source: Young American Patriots Vol. 2, Raleigh Co., WV, pg. 586)
Relationship to Author: 1st cousin 3x