PFC LEROY J. GENTRY
Tar Heels Die In Vietnam
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two North Carolinians have
died in the Vietnam war.
The Defense Department has identified them as Army Pvt. Leroy J.
Gentry of Biltmore near Asheville, killed in action, and Army Sgt.
Norman L. Plemmons of Charlotte, dead not as the result of hostile
[The High Point Enterprise, High Point, NC, 09 May 1969, Fri, Page 3]
[courtesy of Tony Hargrove]
marker for Pfc Leroy J. Gentry in Section A, Lot 410-S. Lewis Memorial
Park. Asheville (Buncombe county), North Carolina.
Pfc Gentry died in Tan
An (Long An), Vietnam on 5 May 1969, His death was attributed to
Pfc. L. J. Gentry Killed In War
Pfc. Leroy J. Gentry, 24, of 92 East St., was
killed in action Monday in Vietnam while serving with the Army's 82nd
Gentry, a native of Canton and a son of Charles Gentry of Georgia
and the late Mrs. Beatrice Brown Gentry, had lived in Asheville for 18
years. A former employee of American Enka Corp., he was a member of
Beaverdam Baptist Church and a former member of the National Guard.
Surviving in addition to the father are the widow, Mrs. Judy Mintz
Gentry; a son, Leroy J. Gentry Jr. and a daughter, Charlene Gentry, both
of the home; two brothers, John Ray of Brevard and Charles Gentry Jr. of
Asheville; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Jones of Salem, N. J. and Miss
Jean Gentry of El Cajon, Calif.
The body will be returned to Asheville for services and burial
under the direction of Morris- Hendon Funeral Home.
[Asheville Citizen-Times, Asheville, NC, 9 May 1969, Fri, Page 30]
Pfc. Leroy Gentry
Services for Army Pfc. Leroy J. Gentry, 24,
of 92 East St., who was killed in action in Vietnam May 5, will be held
at 2 p. m. Tuesday in Beaverdam Baptist Church.
The Rev. Albert Bishop will officiate. Burial will be in Lewis
Memorial Park. Military rites will be conducted by a detachment from Ft.
Friends will be received by the family from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at
Morris-Hendon Funeral Home.
[Asheville Citizen-Times, Asheville, NC, 11 May 1969, Sun, Page 30]