Headstone of Private James Walter Grady at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

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Title

Headstone of Private James Walter Grady at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

Alternative Title

Headstone of James Walter Grady

Subject

World War II, 1939-1945
Army
Veterans--Florida
Cemeteries--Europe

Description

The headstone of Private James Walter Grady (1924-1945). A resident of Sanford, Florida, Grady was a private in the U.S. Army during World War II. He died during his service in France and is currently buried at the Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France. Grady is one of 85 Florida residents interned at Epinal. Grady was born to Meothel Grady and unknown mother. He worked as a farmhand in the Sanford area prior to his enlistment into the Army on September 1, 1943. Because he was an African American, Grady was assigned to a segregated unit of the 3126th Quartermaster Service Company. Prior to their deployment in France, the 3126th was stationed at Maindy Barracks in Cardiff, Wales. Grady died in France on April 5, 1945.

Creator

Anderson, Dwight

Source

Original color digital image by Dwight Anderson: Private Collection of Dwight Anderson.

Publisher

Date Created

ca. 2010-08-07

Is Part Of

Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

860 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Dinozé, France

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Provenance

Originally Created by Dwight Anderson and published by Find A Grave.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dwight Anderson and Find A Grave and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Epinal Project

Curator

Barnes, Mark

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Dwight Anderson

External Reference

"Pvt James W Grady." Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=grady&GSfn=james&GSmn=w&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GScntry=7&GSob=n&GRid=56372634&df=all&.
"James W Grady." FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VTCY-WJF.
"Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Enlistment Records)." U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf=F&q=33797354&bc=,sl,sd&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=4253151 (accessed October 12, 2015).
"Army Honor List of Dead and Missing Personnel." Genealogy Trails History Group. http://genealogytrails.com/fla/seminole/ww2honordead.html (accessed October 27, 2015).
"James Walter Grady." FamilySearch. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNNR-6X9 (accessed October 13, 2015).

Transcript

JAMES W. GRADY
PVT 3126 OM SV CO
FLORIDA APR 5 1945

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1 color digital image

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