Pvt Stout was born January 13, 1921 in Whitley County, KY and was killed in action on Tuesday June 6, 1944 during the Airborne invasion of Normandy.|
Pvt Stout is the son of James Durham Stout [born 1886 in Tennessee and died unknown] a ‘coal mine-cabin boss’ and Tennie Stout [born 1893 in Tennessee and died unknown].
The 1930 US Census of Whitley County, Kentucky shows Pvt Stout residing with his parents and 6 brothers, James J [born Aug 3, 1910 and died March 1968 in TN] Thomas [born 1911 and died unknown] Hurry [born 1913 and died unknown] John [born Aug 17, 1917 in Tn and died Dec 1971 in Ky] Monroe [born Feb 3, 1919 and died Feb 1987 in Oakridge, Tn] and Robert [born July 28, 1930 and died Jan 1965 in Ky] and 3 sisters, Bettie J Stout [born Sept 30, 1925 and died unknown] Louise’Mattie’ Stout [born June 10, 1923 and died unknown] Harriet ’Boots’ Stout [born May 28, 1928 and died unknown].
Pvt Stout enlisted in the Army on April 27, 1942 at Fort Thomas, Newport, KY, His enlistment record states Gibb had completed 1 year of college and was single.
Pvt Stout is mentioned in the 507 Boots & Wings newspaper issue of June 19, 1943 at page 10...Pvt Blair Terryberry and Pvt Stout have taken up the long and short of the this company. Everywhere you go there’s always one of them following the other...and theres so much likness in the size there , why you’re just bound to see them.’.
Pvt Stout was killed by enemy anti-aircraft fire while ’hooked-up’ awaiting his turn to jump from his C-47.
Pvt Stout was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French].
Pvt Stout is interred at the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville sur-Mer, France at Plot ’B’ Row ’7’ Grave ’19’.