Kirby resided at Calhoun Health Care Center while on Hamilton Hospice and passed away Dec. 12, 2011. He is survived by his son, Tim, and daughter, Lisa.
“We are very proud of our veterans and feel they deserve public recognition for the sacrifice and dedication to our country,” said Carol Fitzsimmons, Hamilton Hospice social worker.
Kirby served in the Army during WWII and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. It was during the winter months and without proper footwear, he experienced severe frostbite damage to his feet.
As a result of his injuries, he was not able to return to the field. Kirby received seven citations and a Purple Heart for his service.