A Soldier's Story: Sergeant French Vineyard


Sergeant French Vineyard was born on November 6, 1914, in Walton West Virginia.  He worked as a bricklayer until entering into the US Army in 1940 and was assigned first to the 12th infantry before being reassigned to the Military Police Corps and would remain stationed in the  Washington DC area throughout the war.

His military career was short lived.  Sergeant French would contract Tuberculosis during his service and would be honorably discharged in 1943.  He suffered a period of disability before dying on May 18, 1949.  He rests at the Glasgow Cemetery in Roanoke Virginia.