Men & Women of W. W. II.

Van Zandt County, Texas

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BAILEY, Eddie Pfc.

Son of Mrs. Jessie Bailey. Entered the Army in May, 1942, trained at Camp Beauregard; served in England, France. Awarded two Battle Stars and Good Conduct Medal. (No photo available at this time)

BAILEY, Cecil M. Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harbey Bailey, Dallas, wife former Marjorie Ogletree, Canton. Entered the Army in 1943, trained at Camp Bowie, Ft. Jackson, S.C. and Camp Atterbury, Ind. Served in France and Germany. Has European Theater Ribbon and two Battle Stars.

BAILEY, Henry T. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Bailey, wife former Alvis Clower, Grand Saline. Entered Army in 1943, trained in United States; served on the Admirality Is. Awarded Purple Heart.

BAILEY, James D. T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Bailey, Dallas. Entered the Army Air Corps November, 1942, trained at Sheppard Field, Denver, Colorado, Las Vegas, Redmond, Oregon; served in England, German Prisoner of War for 19 months. Awarded European Theater Ribbon, President's Citation, one Battle Star, Air Medal and one OLC.

BAILEY, Virgil W. Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Bailey. Entered Army Air Corps Oct. 1942, trained at Ellington Field, Texas; Cahnute Field and Lowry Field; served in China, Burma, India and flew 25 Combat Missions. Awarded Pres. Citation, DFC, Air Medal, two OLS's, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon, six Battle Stars and other honors.

BAKER, Eugene V. Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Baker, Wills Point. Entered the Army June, 1945, trained at Camp Fannin, Texas and Ft. Ord, California.

BAKER, Luther M. PHM 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Baker. Entered the Navy in 1942, trained in Jacksonville, Florida, Pensacola, Florida and Alemeda, California.

BAKER, Marvin E. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Baker. Entered the Army November, 1944, trained at Camp Hood, Texas; served in France and Germany.

BARKER, Leroy Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Barker, Grand Saline. Entered the Army in 1942, trained in the South Pacific. Awarded two Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.

BARLOW, A. J. Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Barlow. Entered the Army March, 1943, trained at Camp Adair, Oregon and Camp Santa Anita, California; served in New Guinea and Philippines.

BARLOW, Gordon S. Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Barlow. Entered Army Air Corps January, 1942, trained at East Boston, Mass.; served in Egypt, Libya, North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Corsica. Awarded EAME Ribbon, nine Bronze Stars, Unit Citation with two OLC.

BARNETT, Hubert L. S I/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Barnett, Canton. Entered the Navy April, 1944, trained in San Diego and San Pedro, Cal., served in the Southwest Pacific; on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Awarded Asiatic-Pacific and American Theater Ribbon with two Battle Stars.

BARNETT, Nathin L. M/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Barnett, Edgewood. Entered the Army in 1942, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas.

BARRETT, Coy L. Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Barrett. Entered the Army January, 1943, trained at Camp Haan, Ca.; served in New Guinea, N. E. Indies and in Phillippines.

BARRIER, Cozell D. Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Barrier, Canton. Entered Army in 1945, trained at Camp Wolters, Tx.; served in Japan.

BARRIER, Elvis (Mutt) L. Pfc.

Son of L. Barrier, attended Canton H.S. Entered Army Air Corps in 1942, trained at Camp Wolters, Ft. Bliss, Tx., in Mississippi and Arizona.

BARROW, William E.S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Barrow, Grand Saline, attended school in Silver Lake Entered Navy in 1943, trained in Corpus Christi, Tx. and San Bruno, Ca. Served in Hollandia and New Guinea.

BASKIN, Thomas D. MOMM 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Baskin. Entered Navy in 1943, trained San Diego, Columbia, Mo. and Cleveland, Oh. Served in N. Africa, Sicily, Italy, France and Yugoslavia. Awarded American Theater, and two Battle Stars.

BASS, John Pfc.

Son of Mrs. Frances Bass. Entered the Army January, 1945, trained at Camp Hood, TX.; served in Japan.

BASS, Merrell H. YM 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Bass, Martins Mill. Entered Navy in February, 1944, trained in San Diego, CA.

BASS, Richard W. Ensign

Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Bass, Martins Mill. Entered Navy in 1942, trained in Corpus Christi, TX and Sanford, FL. Served in Hawaii.

BATEMAN, Cloyde C T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde W. Bateman. Entered service in 1943, trained in Kingman, AZ. Served 8th Air Force as Eng. Gunner. Awarded American Service Ribbon, two Service Ribbons, two Bronze Stars and four Bronze Stars.

BATEMAN, Elbert W. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Bateman, Canton. Entered Army in 1945, trained Camp Roberts, CA. Served in Phillippines and Japan. Awarded Phillippine Liberation and Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon.

BATEMAN, James E. AERM 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Bateman. Entered the Navy Air Corps June, 1942, trained in Dallas, TX, Tacoma, and Seatle, WA; served with Third and Fifth Fleet. Awarded PTO Ribbon and Pres Citation.

BATEMAN, Marlin L. TM 3/c

Graduated from Canton H.S. Entered Navy in 1942, trained at Great Lakes, Newport, RI and Norfolk, VA. Served in Pacific. Awarded American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon and four Bronze Stars. (No photo available at this time)

BATES, Irby D. Capt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Bates, Canton. Served in Phillipines. Awarded President's Citation and other Honors.

BATES, Johnnie M. Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bates. Entered the Army in March, 1944, trained at Ft. Sill, OK, and Camp Barkeley, TX.

BEAL, Doyle E. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Beal, Dallas, husband of the former Marguerite Stout, Canton. Entered the Army in May, 1942, trained at Camp Bowie, and Camp Shelby, TX.

BEALL, Horris C. Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Beall, Edom.Entered Army February 19, 1942 at Camp Wolters, TX. Trained at Camp Hulen TX; Stillwater, OK; Needles, CA; Camp Carson, CO; Ft. Jackson, SC; Camp Howze and Camp Hood, TX. Discharged January 26, 1946 at Camp Fannin, TX. (No photo available at this time.

BEALL, John B. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Beall, Edom. Entered Army February 29, 1942, at Camp Wolters, TX. Trained at Camp Hulen, TX; Stillwater, OK; and Camp Howze, TX. Served in France, Germany and Austria. Awarded ETO Ribbon with two Battle Stars. Discharged November 24, 1945 at Camp Bowie, TX. (No photo available at this time)

BEALL, Thomas N. Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Beall, Edom. Entered Army Air Force January 2, 1942 at Camp Wolters, TX. Served at Sheppard Field, TX, Minter Field, CA and Kingman Air Force Base, AZ. Served in Australia, New Guinea, Oil Island and 5th Air Force. Awarded Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with four Battle Stars. Discharged September 20, 1945 at Ft. Sam Houston, TX. (No photo available at this time)

BEARD, Haskell A. S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Beard. Entered the Army Air Corps July, 1942, trained at Waco, AAF; served in Africa, Italy and Germany. Husband of the former Berta Thompson.

BECK, John David SK 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Beck. Entered the Navy December, 1944, trained in San Diego, CA and Camp Endicott, RI; served in Philippines and China.

BEDINGFIELD, Billie L. AMM 3/c

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bedingfield. Entered the WAVES in December, 1943, trained at Hunter College, NY, NATTC, Norman OK, and USNAS, Jacksonville, FL.

BEDINGFIELD, Edith O. Cpl.

Daughter of Mrs. Maggie J. Bedingfield. Entered the WACS in February, 1944, trained at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, Brooks Field, TX and Goodfellow Field.

BEDINGFIELD, Thomas B. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bedingfield. Entered the Marines in March, 1944, trained in San Diego, CA and Camp Pendleton. Husband of former Gladys Fincher.

BELK, Arthur J. S/Sgt.

Son of Sarah and Job Ross. Entered the Army in 1943, trained at Camp Swift, TX; served in England, Wales, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. Awarded Sharpshooter Medal and one Star. (No photo available at this time)

BELL, Robert E. 1st. Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Bell, Grand Saline, husband of the former Betty Kennedy, Anson, graduated from NTSTC. Entered the Marine Reserves in 1942, trained and served in the U.S.A.

BELLAMY, Idas TM 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Bellamy, Golden, husband of former Lee Grigg, Bienville, LA; graduated from Golden H.S. Entered the Seabees in 1942 trained at Camp Allen, VA and Camp Endicott, RI. Served in the Sleutians and S. Pacific. Has two Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

BENNETT, Hugh A. MOMM 3/c

Son of Mrs. A. Pffeferling, San Antonio, husband of former Louise Allen, Grand Saline; graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered Navy in 1944, trained at Camp Wallace, TX. and Urbana, IL. Served on Okinawa, Japan and South Pacific. Awarded one Battle Star.

BERRY, John M. Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Berry. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Roberts, CA and Ft. Benning, GA. Served in Italy, France and Germany. Awarded President's Citation, ETO, three Battle Stars. Wounded in action, 1944, in France.

BERRY, Haskell C. T/5

Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Berry, Grand Saline. Entered Army in 1942, trained in Fresno, CA. Served in China. Awarded Pres. Citation, ATO and AP Ribbons w/ two Stars. Discharged 1945.

BERRY, Kenneth M. Sgt.

Husband of former Georgia Etta Carter, attended school at Grand Saline. Entered Army in August, 1942, trained at Camp Barkeley, TX and Camp Carson, CO. Served in Africa, Italy, Sicily and France. Good Conduct and four Stars.

BERRY, Marvin L. CMA

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Berry, Grand Saline; husband of former Delores Browning, Ohio, graduate of Grand Saline, H.S. Entered Navy in 1941 and served on Guadalcanal, Munda and Bougainville. Has three Battle Stars, Silver Stars and Pres Citation.

BERRY, Melvin T. Sgt.

Son of Mrs. Maud Berry, Waco; attended Texas A&M college. Entered the Air Corps in 1941.

BERRY, William H. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Berry, Grand Saline, attended Antioch School. Entered Army in 1943, trained at Camp Wolters and Camp Ruckman, Massachusetts. Wife the former Sybil Adkins.

BERRYMAN, Richard P. Cpl.

Son of Mrs. Alta Berryman, Dallas. Entered Army in 1942, trained in CA. Served in New Guinea, Philippines and Japan. Has AP Ribbon with four Stars, Pres Citation, Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Lib. Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

BIRDWELL, Billie Sgt.

Son of Mrs. Rose Birdwell. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Robinson, AK. Served in Italy. Discharged in 1945. Awarded ETO Ribbon and four Battle Stars.

BLACK, Billy M. S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Mack Black, Canton, graduated from Edgewood H.S. Entered Navy in 1943, trained in Corpus Christi, TX; Farragut, ID and San Diego, CA. Served in the South Pacific and in Japan.

BLACK, Lloyd Sgt.

Son of C. B. Black, Canton. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Roberts, CA, Texas City, Camp Shelby, Miss., Camp Swift and Camp Hood; served in England, France and Normandy. Has Good Conduct Medal, Overseas and Purple Heart Medal with Battle Stars. Killed in action June, 1944.

BLACK, Robert A. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Black. Entered Army in October, 1942, trained at Camp Gruber, OK and Ft. Sam Houston, TX; served in Italy.Has ARC, Combat Infantry Badge and ETO Ribbon.

BLACK, Wayne M. T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Black, Martins Mill. Entered Army Air Corps in 1942, trained at Sheppard Field, TX; Baltimore, MD, Kingman, AZ and Ardmore, OK. Served in New Caledonia and Italy. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal and five OLCS; also President's Citation.

BLACKSTOCK, Ronald C. MOMM 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Blackstock. Entered Navy in 1944, trained and served on the USS Lander on Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Japan.

BLACKWELL, Elvin Ph M 3/c

Entered Navy in February, 1943, trained in San Diego; transferred to Dental Corps, trained at Chula Vista, CA. Served in the South Pacific.

BLANKINSHIP, Benjamin T/5

B. Tom Blankinship graduated from Wills Point H.S., attended A&M College. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Maxey, TX; Ft. Belvoir and Tulsa University. Served in the Pacific, on Iwo Jima. Awarded Marksmanship Medal.

BLASINGAME, Buck J. S/Sgt.

Entered the Army in March, 1943, trained at Camp Wolters, TX; served in Hawaii, New Guinea and Luzon. Husband of the former Thelma Livesay.

BLASINGAME, Donald R. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Blasingame. Entered Army in September, 1944, trained at Camp Hood, TX; Camp White, OR, Tule Lake, Oakland, CA.

BLASINGAME, Floyd J Lt. Col.

Son of Mrs. Bulah Blasingame (deceased) and F. P. Blasingame. Entered Army in 1931, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, TX; served in New Guinea, Australia and Netherlands East Indies. Husband of the former Oden Brown.

BLUE. George L. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Oran Blue, Canton. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Swift, TX and Verana, NJ. Served in France and Germany. Awarded ET, Combat Infantry Badge and three Battle Stars.

BOAZMAN, Richard L. Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Boazman, Forth Worth. Husband of former Dafphine Carnes, Grand Saline. Entered Air Corps in 1942, trained and served in England, Awarded Pres. Citation and four Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

BOBO, Henery M. Pfc.

Son of T. J. Bobo, Canton. Husband of former Ruby Roberson, Grand Saline, attended NTSTC, Commerce. Entered Marines in 1942, trained at Mananas, and California. Served in the South Pacific.

BOBO, Melvin H. Capt.

Son of T. J. Bobo, Canton. Husband of former Margit Johnston, graduated from NTSTC, Commerce. Entered Army in 1942, trained in Texas and Virginia. Served in France, Belgium, Germany, Holland and Japan. Awarded ET, AP Medals.

BOBO, W. T. (Buster) Ens.

Son of T. J. Bobo. Husband of the former Olivia Smith, Wills Point; graduated from NTSTC, Commerce. Entered Navy Air Communications in 1942, trained at NAS, Dallas, University of Arizona. Served in Pearl Harbor and South Pacific. Has AP Medal.

BODDIE, James H. Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Boddie, Fruitvale. Attended school at Highland and Clark. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Ft. Riley, KS and Camp Adair, OR. Served in Africa, Corsica and Italy.

BOGGESS, Ben, Jr. Pvt.

Grandson of the late Dr. R. J. Kennedy, Jackson, TX.Husband of former Flo Bentley. Entered Army in 1945, trained at Ft. Knox, KY. (No photo available at this time)

BOGGUS, Raymond L. Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Boggus. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Haan, CA and Camp Pickett, VA and Ft. Dix, NJ. Served in France, Belgium, Germany and Holland. Purple Heart, Honor Merit, ETO and five Battle Stars.

BOGGUS, Willie J. Pfc.

Son of Mrs. O. J. Boggus. Entered Army in March, 1943, trained at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. Served in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Awarded Purple Heart, one Cluster, ETO and four Battle Stars. Discharged, 1945. Wounded in Germany and France, 1944 and 1945.

BOLIN, Morris Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Dickery, Sand Flat. Husband of former Ludie Marett, Grand Saline. Entered Army in 1942, trained and served in Hawaii, Palau and Okinawa. Good Conduct, AP Ribbon and Bronze Star.

BOLT, Clayton A. CM 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bolt. Entered the Seabees in October, 1942, trained at Davisville, RI. Served Guadalcanal, New Hebrides, New Caledonia, Los Negros, New Guinea and Admiralties. Returned to States in February, 1945, then sent to Okinawa. Awarded PTO Ribbon, three Battle Stars and Victory Medal.

BOSHEAR, DeWitt D. Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Boshear. Entered Air Corps in September, 1944, trained at Amarillo AAF, TX and Keesler, Miss, also Inglewood CA and Wright Field, Dayton, OH.

BOSHEARS, Claude H. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Boshears. Entered Army in February, 1943, trained at Camp McCall, NC. Served in Philippines and Luzon. Killed in action on Luzon. Awarded Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Presidents Citation.

BOSWELL, Albert L. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Boswell. Entered Army in December, 1942, trained at Camp Callan, CA, Ft. Bliss, TX and Orlando, FL. Served in New Guinea, Australia and Philippines. Husband of former Jonnie Ruth Bright.

BOYLES, Edward E. Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Mattie Boyles, husband of former Mary Linnerman, Grand Saline, attended Grand Saline H.S. Entered Army in October, 1945, trained at Ft. Bliss, Texas.

BOYLES, Marvin A. MM I/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Boyles, graduated from Grand Saline H.S. and NTSTC. Entered Navy in 1942, trained in San Diego; served aboard the USS Floridan and at Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor. Awarded two Battle Stars and Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon.

BOYLES, Phillip W. Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Mattie Boyles, Grand Saline, attended Grand Saline H.S. Entered the Paratroopers in 1942, trained at Camp Hood, TX and Ft. Benning, GA. Served on Corregidor, New Guinea and the Philippines.

BOYLES, R. E. Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Mattie Boyles, husband of former Dorothy Malone, Grand Saline, attended Grand Saline H.S. Entered Army in 1944, trained at Ft. Riley, KS. Served in France and Germany.

BOX, James R. Chief W/O

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Box. Entered the Army in October, 1935, trained at Ft. Russell and Camp Hood, TX, Ft. Bragg, NC, Ft. Sill, OK, Camp Chaffee, AK. Awarded ATO Ribbon and American Defense Ribbon.

BRACKEEN, Joe Jr. Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Brackeen. Entered Army in August, 1944, trained at Camp Hood, TX; served in Germany. Awarded ETO Ribbon, three Battle Stars and Purple Heart.

BRADBERRY, Doran E. S I/c

Son of Mrs. Lottie Hamm, Ft. Worth, husband of former Dorothy Kilburn, Grand Saline; graduated from Trand Saline Schools. Entered the Navy, 1944, trained in San Diego. Served in the Liberation of the Philippines, Saipan, Guam, and Iwo Jima. Discharged, 1945.

BRANDON, Garland E. Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Brandon, Colfax, graduated from Van Zandt H.S. Entered Air Corps, 1942, trained in Kerns, UT, and Denver, CO. Served in France and England.

BRANNAN, Boyce D. M 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess C. Brannan, husband of former Viva Lee Box, Grand Saline; graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered the Seabees, 1943, trained and served in Futakai, Ellis Island, and New Guinea. Awarded the Bronze Star.

BRANTLEY, Dovard M.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Brantley, Ben Wheeler; graduated from Van Zandt H.S. Entered the Navy, 1944, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in the South Pacific.

BRATTON, Edward D. SF 2/c

Son of J. H. Bratton, Grand Saline, attended Grand Saline Schools. Entered the Navy, 1942, trained in Norfolk, VA, and Camp Polk, CA. Served overseas in Guadalcanal, Bougainville, and New Georgia. Has three Battle Stars. Discharged, 1945.

BRAWNER, Alvis T. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Brawner, Entered Army Infantry, transferred to Medical Corps, 1944, trained at Camp Roberts, CA. Served in the Philippines and Japan. Wounded in Philippines; awarded two Purple Hearts.

BRAWNER, Farris E. AMM 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mr. O. G. Brawner, Entered Navy, 1943, trained in San Diego, CA and Jacksonville, FL.

BREWER, Charles D. QTM 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brewer, Ben Wheeler, graduated from Van Zandt H.S. Entered Navy, and trained in Great Falls, IL, New Port, RI, and Norfolk, VA. Served in the Pacific Theater of War, and Caribbean Sea. Awarded AP, Liberation of Philippines Ribbon, and three Battle Stars. Discharged, 1945.

BRIDWELL, Fred N. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Bridwell. Entered Air Corps. August, 1942; wife the former Ruby Kelso, trained at Kerns, UT. Served on Okinawa.

BRINKLEY, Johnnie L. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Smith, Ben Wheeler, graduated from Van Zandt School. Entered Army, 1942, trained Camp Callan, CA. Served in Hawaii, Gilberts, Okonawa. Awarded AP, Good Conduct Medals, Discharged, 1945.

BRITTAIN, Otis Pvt.

Son of Mrs. Mary Brittain, Grand Saline, attended Grand Saline H.S. Entered Army in January, 1945, trained at Camp Hood, TX; served in the Philippines and in Japan.

BRITTAIN, Thomas Pvt.

Son of Mrs. Mary Brittain, Grand Saline, attended school at Wills Point and Grit. Entered Army in 1944, trained at Camp Wolters; served in the Philippines and Japan. Husband of former Christine McKnight.

BRITTON, Joe S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom D. Britton, Edgewood, attended Edgewood School.. Entered Army in 1939, trained at Ft. D. A. Russell; served in China, Burma, India. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, American Defense, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon and China Ribbon.

BROCK, Charles V. Jr. T/S

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Brock, Sr., Martins Mill, husband of former Juanita Goolby, graduated from Wills Point H.S. Entered Navy in 1945, trained at Camp Callan, Camp Cook, CA, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO and Ft. Bragg, NC. Served in France, Germany, Czechoslovakia and Japan. Has Good Conduct Medal, Euorpean Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon and two Battle Stars.

BROCKMAN, Charles F. Cpl.

Son of Claude Brockman. Entered Army in July, 1943, trained at Camp Roberts, CA. Served in Australia, New Guinea, Mindanao, Biak, Davao and Japan.

BROCKMAN, Ivan C. Pfc.

Son of Claude Brockman. Entered Army in July, 1942, trained at Ft. Bliss and Camp Barkeley, TX; served in New Guinea and Manila.

BROCKMAN, James W. S/Sgt.

Son of Claude Brockman. Entered the Army in February, 1943, trained at Ft. Benning, GA, Las Vegas, NV, Ardmore, OK and Lincoln, NE. Served in England. Has Air Medal, five OLCS, ETO Ribbon with two Battle Stars. Husband of the former Christine Baker.

BROCKWAY, Joseph E. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. V. F. Brockway. Entered Army in March, 1943, trained at Camp Wolters, Camp Hood, TX and Ft. Meade, MD. Served in Italy, France and Germany. Awarded ETO, two Battle Stars and Combat Infantry Badge. Husband of the former Dorothy Massey.

BROOKS, Joe Lamar CMONM

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Brooks, Entered Navy in February, 1942, trained in San Diego, CA, Norfolk, VA and MD; served in Bermuda, North Arfica, Italy and France.

BROWN, Billy Don A/S

Son of Mrs. F. J. (Jim) Brown. Entered the Navy in September, 1945, trained in San Diego, CA. Attended school in Van.

BROWN, James A. (Buster) Cadet

Son of Fred A. Brown, Grand Saline, graduated from Grand Saline Schools, attended Kilgore Jr. College and Houston University.. Entered Army in January, 1942, trained at Randolph and Kelly Field, TX; Saxton, MO . Killed in a plane crash at Kelly Field in October, 1942.

BROWN, James D. Cpl.

Son of Mrs. F. J. (Jim) Brown. Entered the Army in March, 1942, trained at Camp Bowie, TX; served in North Africa, Italy, France. Awarded ETO Ribbon, four Battle Stars, Victory Medal, Driver's Medal, Machine Gunner and Expert Rifle Medal.

BROWN, Thomas A. Pvt.

Son of Tom Brown, Canton, husband of former Zora Lou Wheeler, Canton, graduated at Wills Point H.S. and ETSTU. Entered the Army in 1941, trained at Camp Fannin, TX; served in Germany. Has Good Conduct Medal and three Battle Stars.

BRYANT, Aubrey L. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Bryant, Grand Saline. Entered the Army in 1943, trained at Camp Shelby, Miss and Ft. Jackson, SC. Killed in action in Reichcourt, France in 1944. Has Purple Heart.

BRYANT, C. E., Jr. ARM 3/c

Son of Mrs. C. E. Bryant, Grand Saline, attended Grand Saline H.S. Entered the Navy in 1944, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in Saipan and the South Pacific.

BRYANT, H. T., Jr. Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Bryant, Sr., Jamestown, graduated from Van H.S. Entered the Army Air Corps in 1943, trained at Camp Wolters, TX; Ft. Benning, GA, and Camp Mackall, NC. Served in England, killed in Normandy. Has the Purple Heart.

BRYANT, Johnnie R. T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Bryant, Grand Saline, husband of former Ruby Jackson, Arkansas. Entered the Army Air Corps in 1942, trained in U. S. Served in European Theater. Awarded DFC, Silver Star and Purple Heart. Killed in action in Denmark in 1943.

BRYANT, Walton E. CGM

Son of Mrs. C. E. Bryant, Grand Saline, husband of former Verlie Geddie, Grand Saline. Entered the Seabees in 1942, trained at Norfolk, VA. Served in Guadalcanal, Tulagi, Florida Island, New Caledonia, Emirau, New Zealand and Okinawa. Awarded ATO and South Pacific Ribbon and four Battle Stars.

BRYANT, William J. Sgt.

Son of W. J. Bryans, Van, husband of former Kathryn Peace, Canton, graduated from Van H.S. Entered the Army in 1942; trained in South Boston, Masss. Served in France. Awarded Good Conduct Medal.

BRYANT, William L. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Bryant, Grand Saline, husband of former Malvis Dixon, Grand Saline. Entered the Army in 1942, trained at Camp Roberts, CA. Served in ETO with 4th Armored Division. Awarded ETO Ribbon and three Bronze Stars.

BUCHANAN, Billy Joe Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Buchanan. Entered the Marines in September, 1942, trained at Marine Base, San Diego, CA. Served in Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. Awarded five Battle Stars.

BUCHANAN, Nolan Eugene Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Buchanan, Entered Army in March, 1944, trained at Camp Hood, TX; served in Holland and Germany.

BUCK, Ollie G. S I/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Buck, Silver Lake, attended Van High School. Entered Navy in 1944, trained in San Diego and Camp Hueneme, CA. Served on the Marianas, Saipan, Guam and Pearl Harbor.

BULLARD, William E. 1st. Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. E. Bullard, Sr., Van, husband of former Birdie Tunnell, Grand Saline. Entered Army Air Corps in 1942, trained at Thunderbird Field and Luke Field, Arizona; served in England and France. Awarded DFC with six Clusters and the Purple Heart.

BULGIER, Lee Neal T/5

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tumm. Entered Army in December, 1939, trained in Ft. Monmouth, NJ and Barksdale Field, LA. Served in China, Burma and India. Awarded Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon, American Service and American Defense, one Bronze Star and six Overseas Bars.

BURCH, Fred Earl Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Burch, Sr. Entered Army in January, 1942, trained at Camp Haan and Camp Irvin, CA; also in Oregon. Served in New Guinea and on Mindanao.

BURCH, Ralph E. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Burch. Entered Army in February, 1941, trained at Camp Browder, MO, Duncan Field, TX and Camp Stoneman, CA. Served in Australia and Philippines.

BURGES, Hoyle L. Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Burges, Grand Saline, husband of former Arletta Bailey, Canton, graduated from Van H.S. Entered Army in February, 1945, trained at Camp Roberts, and Ft. Ord, CA. Served in Japan.

BURGESS, Gerald S. T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Burgess, Grand Saline, husband of former Sharlyne Klapp, Dallas. Entered Army Arir Corps in 1942, trained in U. S. Served in Italy. Wounded in first raid on Polesti in 1943. Awarded ETO Ribbon, six Battle Stars, President's Citation, Purple Heart, Air Medal and OLC.

BURGES, James M. Ph-M I/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Burges, Grand Saline, husband of former Lois Allen, graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered Navy in 1942, trained in San Diego; served on Guadalcanal, New Guinea, New Britain and other islands. Awarded Asiatic and Pacific Ribbon, President's Citation and three Battle Stars.

BURKE, Junior Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Skinner, Grand Saline, graduated from Grand Saline H.S.Entered Army in January 1945, trained at Camp Hood, TX and Ft. Ord, CA. Served in Saipan and Guam.

BURNETT, Byron O. AMM 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Burnett, Canton, graduated at Canton High and attended A&M College. Entered Navy in 1943, trained in Norman, OK, Norfolk, VA, Memphis, TN and California. Awarded Service Medals.

BURNETT, Chester C. Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvan Burnett. Entered the Marines in December, 1942, trained in San Diego and Camp Pendleton, CA. Served with 4th Marine Division on Marshalls, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima.

BURNETT, Irven, L. T/5

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Irven Burnett. Entered Army in May, 1942, trained at Camp Cook, CA, Camp Swift and Camp Hood, TX. Served in the Philippines.

BURNETT, Raymond P. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Burnett. Entered Army Air Corps in July, 1942, trained at Sheppard Field, Barksdale Field, LA and Geneva, NE. Served in Iwo Jima as a Motorcycle Patrolman. Awarded PTO Ribbon and three Battle Stars.

BURNETT, T. J. Cpl.

Son of Mrs. and Mrs. W. H. Burnett, Athens, attended Martins Mill H.S. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Sheppard Field and Temple, FL.

BURNS, Billie E. Col.

Husband of formerTrevoy Hamm, Canton, Graduated from Canton H.S. Entered Navy 1942, trained San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA & Norman, OK. Served on Okinawa and Japan. Awarded American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon w/ one Battle Star.

BURNS, H. J. AMM I/c

Son of Mrs. May Terry. Canton, graduated from High School in Kilgore. Entered Navy in 1941, trained at Norfolk, VA and in Chicago; served in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Honolulu. Awarded five Stars and other medals.

BURNS, Harvey L. S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Burns. Entered the Army in 1943, trained in U. S. Served in Philippines, Okinawa and Korea. Awarded Asiatic-Pacific, Philippine Liberation and Meritorious Service Unit Ribbons. Husband of former Minnie Rebecca Allen.

BURNS, Jim B. Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Burns, Canton, graduated Canton H.S. Entered the Merchant Marine in 1945, trained at Avalon, CA. Served on Ceylon, Admiralty Island. Has Middle Mediterranean Pacific Theater Ribbon.

BURNS, Kenneth E. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Burns, Canton, husband of former Louise Cobb. Entered Army in 1943, trained at Camp Hulen and Louisiana. Served in England, France, Belgium and Germany. Has American Theater Campaign Ribbon, European Theater Ribbon and five Battle Stars.

BURNS, Minor S., Jr. S 2/c

Attended school at Canton and Kilgore. Entered Navy in February, 1945, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in Pearl Harbor and Japan.

BURNS, Thomas C. T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Burns, Grand Saline, husband of former Doris Randolph, San Diego. Entered the Marines in 1944, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in the South Pacific.

BURNS, Toddie L. S.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Burns, Canton, husband of the former Doris Marie Stout, attended Canton H.S.. Entered the Merchant Marine in 1943, trained at St. Petersburg, FL. Served in England, France, Scotland and Greece. Awarded European Theater Ribbon.

BURRAGE, Marcus G. Sgt.

Son of Mrs. R. E. Blackwell, graduated Canton H.S., attended NTAC, Arlington, Texas. Entered the Army in 1943, trained at Sheppard Field, TX; Camp Crowder, MO, Seymour Johnson Field, NC. Served in Hawaii, Saipan and Okinawa.

BURRAN, Frank E. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Burran, Crockett, husband of former Thelma Stallings, Grand Saline. Entered the Army in 1944, trained at Camp Maxey TX; served in Dutch New Guinea and Hollandia, New Guinea.

BURROW, Elvin A. GM 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Burrow, Fruitvale, graduated Grand Saline H.S. Entered the Navy in 1942, trained in U. S. Served on USS Honolulu, Light Cruiser and USS Attau Escort Aircraft Carrier. Has, ATO Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific with six Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal and Unit Citation.

BURROW, William W., Jr.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Burrow, husband of Mildred Crawford, Fruitvale, attended Grand Saline H.S. Entered the Army Air Corps in 1939, trained at Kelly Field; served in American and European Theaters. Has American and European Theater Ribbons, Good Conduct Medal and two Battle Stars.

BUSH, Julius M. Lt. (jg)

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Bush. Entered the Naval Air Corps in October, 1942, trained in Corpus Christi, TX; served in Saipan, Tokyo, Entiwetok, Okinawa and Pearl Harbor.

BUTLER, Robert E. T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Butler, Grand Saline. Entered the Army Air Corps in 1935, trained in Savannah, GA. Served on Bataan. Awarded one Battle Star, President's Citation, Good Conduct Medal and Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon.

BYNUM, Kenneth D. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bynum, Colfax, husband of former Janice Clower, attended Van H.S. Entered the Army in November, 1944, trained in Camp Fannin, TX. Served in France and Germany

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