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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 the US Army in 1940. He was assigned first to the 12th infantry before being reassigned to the Military Police Corps and remained stationed in the  Washington DC, area throughout World War II.

His military career was short-lived.  Sergeant French Vineyard contracted 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. 

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