Staff Sergeant James Austin Abernathy
World War II
United States Army
Staff Sergeant James Austin Abernathy was killed in France on March 7, 1945, while serving with the 66th Reconnaissance Troop. Sgt. Abernathy was the son of Mrs. Ruby Abernathy of Tuscaloosa. Sgt. Abernathy's family ran a Tuscaloosa grocery store named Abernathy's that would stay in business until 2000 (see the following article) https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=nmk1AAAAIBAJ&sjid=66cEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5683%2C324714. Sgt. Abernathy's brother would later name his son after his brother, see this article: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=aO4-AAAAIBAJ&sjid=HE0MAAAAIBAJ&pg=5459%2C6510289.
May 13, 1945
Tuscaloosa Public Library