Photograph: James Gilmer Mabe, ca. 1943
James Gilmer Mabe was born 7 January 1924 in Mercer County, West Virginia, and moved with his family to Blacksburg, Virginia. He was inducted into the United States Navy 15 March 1943. Mabe served aboard the U.S.S. L.S.T. (Landing Ship Tank) 46 from 18 October 1943 to 1 February 1946. He was honorably discharged 13 February 1946. Mabe returned to Virginia and worked at the Radford Army Ammuntion plant. He married Dorothy Louise Prince 5 November 1951, and they had a son. Mabe died 22 July 2000 in Christiansburg, Montgomery , County, Virginia, and was buried in Highland Memory Gardens in Pulaski County, Virginia.
Photograph of James Gilmer Mabe, ca. 1943, James Gilmer Mabe papers, Profiles of Honor, Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission digital collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
Lent for scanning by Lynn Reed, Radford, Virginia