Riley C. Jennings
Headquarters Company 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Riley C. Jennings was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on September 2, 1919.
He enlisted in the Army for the
Panama Canal Department on October 8, 1940 at Montgomery,
His home of residence was listed as Cottondale, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, and his
civilian occupation was listed as Farm Hands, General Farms. He had completed
grammar school and was single with no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.
Sergeant Jennings was killed in
action in France, in the vicinity of Gonneville, during the
attack against Cherbourg
on June 23, 1944.
Riley C. Jennings was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #1 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Alabama.
Big Hurricane Cemetery
Brookwood (Tuscaloosa County)
Grave marker for Riley C. Jennings
Photo by Gale Davis from the Find A Grave website
Grave monument for Riley C. Jennings
Photo by Diona Dickerson from the Find A Grave website
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