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Biography of Eurby Wray Bearden

Waxahachie, Texas

Eurby Bearden was a private in the U.S. Army. He entered the army on June 14, 1944, and trained at Ft. Riley, Kansas, northeast of Abilene where the Chisholm Trail ended. He served in the 2nd Armored Division, 66th Armored Regiment in Belgium and Germany.

Eurby died on March 2, 1945 in Germany. 

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pliney L. Bearden of Waxahachie, and born and reared in Waxahachie. He was the husband of Janie Maxine Ralston Bearden of Sardis. Eurby and Maxine had two children: Janie Rosine Bearden Barnett and Burley Ralston Bearden.  

Private Eurby Wray Bearden was reburied at Hillcrest Cemetery in Section One at Waxahachie. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart Medal. He is listed on the Waxahachie Daily Light Honor Roll and the Ellis County Veterans Memorial.

Bio information courtesy of Burley Barnett, North Dakota. Mr. Barnett is the grandson of Eurby Wray Bearden.

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