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Elbert R. Perry
Corporal, United States Army
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The remains of Corporal Elbert R. Perry, son of Mrs. Verna T. Perry, Blackford, arrived in the United States on the transport Joseph V. Donnolly on Saturday, October 25, 1947. Funeral and burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Virginia. Date for the funeral has not been set.

Corporal Perry was wounded in Holland on November 3, 1944, and died from wounds the following day. Burial was in Henri Chappelle cemetery at Eupen, Belgium.

He was inducted into the armed forces July 5, 1943 and received his basic training at Camp Callen, California, Camp Grant, Arizona, and Camp Carson, Colorado, serving under Major General Terry Allen of the 104th Division, 415th Infantry, known as the   Timber Wolves. He was in service 16 months and had been overseas two months when fatally wounded. 

Surviving are his mother and one brother, William C. Perry, Jr., Owensboro.

  Providence Journal Enterprise Providence, Kentucky
Thursday, November 6, 1947


Additional information was in the next issue of the paper:

Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 1, 1947, at 2 p.m. for Corporal Elbert R. Perry who was killed overseas.

Services and burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Virginia.

Corporal Perry, son of Mrs. Verna T. Perry, Blackford, was wounded in Holland on November 3, 1944, and died from wounds the following day.

  Providence Journal Enterprise
  Providence, Kentucky
  Wednesday, November 26, 1947


PERRY, ELBERT R
CORPL AGF U S ARMY
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/26/1925
BURIED AT: SECTION 12  SITE 2879
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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