Lest We Forget

Name: Luther West War: World War II

Rank: Staff Sergeant Army Serial number: 6246840 Branch: US Army

Unit: Hq and Hq Co, Det. R.T.C, APO628, N.Y

Battle: He was in the China-Burma-India theater (CBI)

Decorations: Entitled to Purple Heart

Date born: April 08, 1912

Place born: DeRidder, Louisiana

Date died: March 1, 1944

How died: Killed in action

Place died: Ramgarh, India

Place buried: Lewis Cemetery, DeRidder

Home place: 509 Warren St., DeRidder

School(s): DeRidder, LA

Affiliations: Baptist

Interests: Unknown

Spouse: Cecil (now deceased) Children: Robert, Billy, Larry, Barbara

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. James L. West (now deceased)

Siblings: William H. West, Hasting West, Elbert West, Jewel Chance, Beatrice Andrews, Ida Derryberry, Kate Reid, Martha Spells, Lizzie Jines (all now deceased)

Comments: Enlisted in Army (Cavalry) at Fort Ringgold, Texas on August 11, 1933 - went overseas in March of 1943

Data provided by: His niece: Marjorie M. West, P.O. Box 1721, DeRidder, LA

Other sources: Personal letter home - VMail Christmas card - News article

Date printed: October 24, 2002

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