Date of Birth: April 20, 1925
Place of Birth: Nebraska
Father and Mother’s Names: Mary Arbella Herren (mother) and Ernest Herren (stepfather)
Spouse’s Names: Marion Mae Armstrong
Date Entered Service: 1943
Service Branch: Navy
Service Number: 0414062
Rank: Seaman First Class
Division/Company/Unit info: TBD
Riley Connection: The 1940 Census shows the family farmed and lived on Rural Route 2, Manhattan.
Date of Death (and Age): Nov. 28, 1945 (age 20)
Place of Death: Portsmouth, Virginia
Grave Location: Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan, Kansas.
Bio: Gerald lived with his family in rural Manhattan and attended Manhattan High School. He enlisted in the Navy, served in the South Pacific, and was awarded the APTO Ribbon. He was killed in a collision of a tanker and an airplane salvage derrick in Virginia.