Elisha Ray Nance


Age: 94

last survivor of the "Bedford Boys", a 38 National Guardsmen from the close-knit community of Bedford, Virginia who were selected in Company A of the 116th Infantry in World War II, in which 19 were killed in the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 but that great loss from a town of 3,200 and its surrounding area led to Bedford's selection as the site of the D-Day Memorial.

Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure

Born: June 26, 1914

Died: April 19, 2009

Bedford, Virginia