Riley C. Jennings

Headquarters Company 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/23/1944

 

 

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, Alabama.
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.

Burial:
Big Hurricane Cemetery
Brookwood (Tuscaloosa County)
Tuscaloosa County
Alabama

 

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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