Gerald D. Armstrong

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.




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