S/Sgt Gammon was born January 24, 1920 in Tennessee and was killed in action on July 4, 1943 during the Airborne invasion of Normandy.|
S/Sgt Gammon is the son of James D Gammon [b.1883 in Mississippi] a carpenter and the son of Bettie E Gammon [b 1883 in Mississippi].
The 1930 US Census for Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee shows James residing at #6 Rushing Ave with his parents and 2 sisters Hazel H Gammon [b.1905in TN] and Naomi K Gammon [b.1918in KY] and brother Raymond E Gammon [b.1910 in TN]
S/Sgt Gammon enlisted on April 25, 1942 at Fort Jay, Governors Island, NY. His enlistment records states James was a high school graduate and was employed as a photographer.
S/Sgt Gammon was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French].
S/Sgt Gammon is interred at the Memphis National Cemetery at Memphis, TN at Section ‘H’ Site ‘5693’.