Earl McKinley, Jr. was born on April 1, 1923. He served in the 347th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry Division as a Corporal during World War II. He was taken as a prisoner in the Battle of The Bulge and died on January 8, 1945. CPL McKinley was initially buried in the Gerolstein town cemetery in Germany. His final resting place is in the Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg.