From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (African American Women Veterans in and from Kentucky)

Brundidge, Johnnie H. Andrews

(born: June 6, 1918  -  died: December 9, 2009) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

August 4, 1943

Active Duty Exit

November 17, 1945

Exit Rank

Private First Class


Johnnie H. Andrews enlisted in the Army in Pittsburgh, PA, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. She was born in Elkton, KY, the daughter of Carrie L. Cross and Wiley H. Andrews. The family is enumerated in the 1920 U.S. Census when they were living in Allensville, KY with Wiley's brother Hart Andrews, Jr. and his family.

Ten years later, Johnnie Andrews and her family had left Kentucky and were living in Bethel, PA (according to the 1930 U.S. Census). Her father Wiley Andrews had been a farmer in Kentucky as well as Pennsylvania. The family was still living in Bethel when enumerated in the 1940 U.S. Census. Daughter Johnnie was still living with her family and had completed a year of college. She enlisted in the military in 1943.

After her military service, Johnnie Andrews returned to Pennsylvania. She was the wife of Davis Brundidge. She was an active member of the LeGrand Social Club and served as the organization's secretary. In 1961, she ran unsuccessfully for the Inspector of Election for the First Ward in Ford City, PA. She was employed at Big River Manufacturing. She died in Kittanning, PA and is buried in Ford City Cemetery.

Sources: see Johnnie H. Andrews Brundidge at Find A Grave; U.S. Veteran Compensation Application Files, WWII (Ancestry); see Johnnie Brundidge in the article "Hand and Kendra to battle for Ford City Burgess post," Daily Leader-Times (Kittanning, PA), 04/17/1961, p.4; see Johnnie Brundidge Obituary at

Kentucky County & Region

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Item Relations

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NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)
NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)
NKAA Source: Daily leader-times (newspaper)

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