John B. Christenbury


Christenbury Memorial gymnasium on the campus of East Carolina University is dedicated to his memory.

Charlotte, NC

Faculty

United States Navy

1943-1944

Port Chicago, California

John B. Christenbury came to East Carolina in 1940 to serve as a coach and physical education instructor. He led the football team to their only undefeated season to date in 1941. After Pearl Harbor, Christenbury enlisted in the Navy and served as a munitions loading officer. He was killed in Port Chicago, CA when a ship exploded in the harbor on July 17, 1944.