GASTONIA -- John Danzey Kersh, Sr., 92, died
November 8, 2010. Service Wednesday 2pm, Gaston Memorial Park;
visitation after the service. McLean Funeral Directors
(The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, NC, 20
Nov 2010 - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)
|Grave marker for
John D. Kersh in the Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia (Gaston
County). North Carolina.
John enlisted in the
Army on January 29, 1942 and after volunteering for parachutist
duty was assigned to the 507th PIR.
Following the completion of jump school he was
one of a number of men from that unit transferred to the fledgling
508th PIR as a cadre member. He was assigned to Service Company,
probably as a Rigger.
He participated in the jump into Normandy on D-Day,
6 June 1944.
SSgt Kersh's service decorations include the Bronze
Service arrowhead for his participation in Normandy assault and
the Combat Infantryman's Badge.