PFC Orville L. Cupp, 76th Infantry Division, 417th Regiment, Antitank Company,
was Killed in Action 15 February, 1945 at Echternacherbrouck, Germany, and is
buried at the Briery Branch Church of the Brethren in Dayton, Virginia.
This family portrait was made in September, 1944, when PFC Orville L. Cupp
was home on leave between his basic training at Camp Blanding in Florida and his
more specialized training at Camp McCoy in Wisconsin.
On January 21,2000 in the Rockingham County Courthouse, Glenna W. Cupp, standing with her
children, Dennis, Wayne, Ivan Cupp and Regena Cupp Lemon, and grandson, Orville Shawn Cupp,
received from U.S. Representative Robert Goodlatte the medals and ribbons due the husband
and father, PFC Orville L. Cupp.
In attendance were six veterans of VFW Post 632 who made a flag presentation to Mrs. Cupp;
Betty Volkan, an orphan from Charlottesville, VA, representing AWON; approximately 50 family
relatives and friends; several people from two different TV stations; and two news print
reporters from two local newspapers.