Private Gordon J. Lockerby, 21- year-old paratrooper, was killed in
France on June 13. He was a member of the 508th Parachute Infantry and
had participated in the D-Day Invasion.
A graduate of Westwood High School and a former student of Tusculum
College in Tennessee, Private Lockerby, entered service in November,
1942 and received his training at Fort Benning, Ga. and Camp McCall,
N.C. He was sent overseas in December of last year and was stationed in
Iceland [Ireland] and England prior to entering France. His
parents have received his Purple Heart.
Besides his parents. Private Lockerby is survived by a brother,
Private First Class Earl, who is with the Army Infantry at Camp Pickett,
Va. and two sisters, Mrs. C. A. B. Heuer, and Mrs. C. O. Van Gorden,
both of Westwood.
marker for Pvt Gordon J. Lockerby at
Plot H Row 8 Grave 32 in
the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Pvt Lockerby was killed in action on June 13, 1944 and was awarded the Purple Heart