A Soldier's Story: Staff Sergeant Kenneth Blane Gentry


Staff Sergeant Kenneth Blane Gentry was born in Danville, Virginia, on February 13, 1959. He attended Dan River High School before enlisting in the US Army in 1984.

Training as a gunner and was assigned to the 7th Cavalary as a Bradley gunner. Staff Sergeant Kenneth Gentry deployed to the Persian Gulf in January 1991 for Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the Gulf War.

Staff Sergeant Kenneth Blane Gentry was killed on February 26, 1991, when his Bradley struck a landmine.

He resets at the Floral Hills Memory Garden in Danville, Virginia.


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