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Gadberry, Ruby

Service Branch: 

1st Lt. Ruby Gadberry, daughter of Mrs. J. L. Kadberry, Olney, graduate of Baylor U. School of Nursing. Entered Army, 1942, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Served in Africa and italy. Awarded Pres. Citation and ETO Ribbon with 3 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.
note: unsure of correct name spelling Gadverry vs Kadberry. Both variations were used in the 1940's publication.

User Comments:
Submitted by chase_spears@ho... on Fri, 2018-03-09 21:12

Army 1st. Lt. Ruby Gadberry was born on April 5, 1905 to John and Matilda Gadberry.

Ruby graduated from the Baylor University School of Nursing and served in the Army from May 19, 1942 through January 12, 1946. She trained at Fort Sam Houston, Texas and served tours of duty in Africa and Italy.

1st. Lt. Gadberry was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation and the ETO Ribbon with 3 Battle Stars.

Ruby died on Feb 19, 1980. She is interred in Olney’s Pioneer Cemetery