August 15, 2011 marked the 67th anniversary of the 7th US Army's landings in Southern France. This largely ignored D-Day of WWII was the second largest amphibious invasion of the war. On August 6th of this year a ceremony was held at Arlington National Cemetery to award four veterans of that action, the French Legion of Honor----France's highest award for their service in the liberation of France. One of those recipients was Roy Brumfield of lot # 153.
From the Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Roy Anderson Brumfield, 93 of Christiansburg passed away Monday, October 22, 2018. Mr. Brumfield worked and retired from RAAP as a Security Guard. He was a member of the Shriners, the VFW, DAV, America Legion, Eastern Star, and he loved to travel. Mr. Brumfield was an Army Veteran. Serving his country proud, he served in WW II and was a POW, which made him a disabled veteran. He was preceded in death by his father and mother; Ellett and Minmie Brumfield, his wife; Nannie Lou Brumfield; brothers and sisters; John, Charlie, Pauline, Marie, Marie & Mary. Survivors include; Carolyn B. and Ron Winfrey of Bluefield, West Virginia, brother and sister-in-law; Howard W. and Cheryl Brumfield of West Virginia, special friend; Mary Hass, Perryburg, OH. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. The family will receive friends at Friday, October 26, 2018 at Horne Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. on Saturday with Pastor Danny Collins officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery with full military honors. Published on October 23, 2018