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Byron Luther Rudy

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Title

Byron Luther Rudy

Subject

Soldiers - United States - Virginia - Shenandoah County
Rudy, Byron Luther (1924-1993)

Description

Byron Luther Rudy as a young man and wearing his U.S. Army uniform. The shoulder patch on his uniform indicates he was part of the Glider Infantry during WWII.

Byron was the youngest of seven children born to Glenn William Rudy (1876-1927) and his second wife, Betty Catherine (Heltzel) Rudy (1884-1964). His father died when Byron was only three years old. In the 1930 census, his mother was widowed and lived on Muhlenberg Street in Woodstock with all her children.

When he registered for the WWII draft in June 1942, Byron lived in Baltimore and worked for the Glenn L. Martin Company in Middle River, Maryland. His mother was his emergency contact and the card described him as being 5’11” tall and 165 pounds.

He married a little over a year later to Anna Rose (King) (1926- ). She was born in South Bend, Indiana, to Archie Russel and Pearl (Mauck) King. When they married, Anna’s family lived in Woodstock and Byron worked as a truck driver there.

Byron enlisted in the U.S. Army soon after he married. He served from November 1943 to July 1945. He was wounded by artillery shell fragments in February 1945, and spent time recovering in a convalescent hospital before being discharged.

The couple had three children together over the years: Diane Marie, Dennis King, and Donna Sue Rudy.

After the war, the family lived for many years in Front Royal where Byron worked as a mechanic for a rayon manufacturer (later known as Avtex Fibers).

Byron and Anna’s marriage ended when they divorced in 1987.

Creator

Morrison Studio

Source

Morrison Studio Collection - Shenandoah County Historical Society

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

early 1940's

Contributor

Identified by Betty Page who went to school with him in Woodstock.
Additional biographical information was compiled from public records.

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - NON-COMMERCIAL USE PERMITTED

Identifier

002294

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Glass Negatives

Citation

Morrison Studio, “Byron Luther Rudy,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed June 24, 2024, https://archives.countylib.org/items/show/26850.

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