Staff Sergeant James Austin Abernathy

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Title

Staff Sergeant James Austin Abernathy

Subject

World War II
United States Army

Description

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.

Source

Tuscaloosa News

Publisher

Tuscaloosa News

Date

May 13, 1945

Contributor

Tuscaloosa Public Library

Type

Newspaper

Identifier

1285

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Newspaper