Men & Women of W. W. II.

Van Zandt County, Texas

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TARNO, Byron M., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Tarno, Greenwood, LA., husband of Evanell Cartright, Canton, attended Terrell School. Entered Army Air Corps June, 1942, trained at Sheppard Field, TX & Lowry Field, Denver, CO. Served in France, England & Germany. Awarded Unit Citation & four Battle Stars.

TAYLOR, Cecil R., T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Taylor, Alabama, husband of the former Ruth Pittman, Canton, TX, graduated from Silas H.S. Entered Army Air Corps in 1943, trained in Texas, California & Florida. Served in England. Awarded DFC, Air Medal, four Clusters & four Stars.

TAYLOR, Elijah M., GM 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Taylor, Grand Saline; attended school at Clark. Entered Navy in 1941, trained in San Diego. Served aboard the USS Rathburne in the Pacific.

TAYLOR, Ganarld, Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. K. Taylor, Canton; graduated from Canton H.S. Entered Army Air Corps in 1944, trained in Amarillo & Madison, WI.

TAYLOR, Homer C., Chief

Son of John Taylor, husband of former Dora Butler, Grand Saline; attended Cross Oak School. Entered Seabees in 1942, trainedin Norfolk, VA. Served in British West Indies & Okinawa.

TAYLOR, James Arlie Y 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Taylor; entered Navy February, 1942, trained in San Diego, CA. Served on Okinawa & Manila. Husband of the former Laura Nell Feazell.

TAYLOR, James R., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Taylor, Grand Saline, attended school at Jones. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Adair, Oregon and Ft. Lewis, WA.

TAYLOR, James R., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Tay.or, Canton, graduated from Canton H.S. Entered the Army in 1941, trained in El Paso, TX at Ft. Sam Houston, TX; served in the South and Southwest Pacific. Awarded Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon, four Battle Stars, and Philippine Liberation Ribbon.

TAYLOR, Kay G., AOM 3/c

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Kay Taylor, Canton, husband of former Winnifred King, graduated from Canton High School; attended NTSTC. Entered Navy in 1944, trained in San Diego and Norman OK.

TAYLOR, Louie M., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Taylor. Entered Air Corps February, 1942, trained at Tacoma, WA, Williams Field, AZ , transferred to Infantry at Camp Maxey. Served in England, Belgium, France & Germany. Awarded Expert Rifleman & ETO Ribbon.

TAYLOR, Loyd A., 1st. Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Taylor, Ardmore, OK, huaband of the former Lilla Belle Dodson, Canton. Entered Army January, 1942. Served in Italy & Salerno, Anzio. Awarded Croix de Guerre, Allied Service ETO & three Stars.

TAYLOR, Marie L., Pvt.

Son of John Taylor, husband of the former Autell Joslin, Grand Saline, attended Grand Saline Schools. Entered Army in 1945, trained at Camp Hood, TX. Served in the Philippines & Korea.

TAYLOR, Orvie O., T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Taylor, husband of former Geraldine P:ierce, Grand Saline. Entered Army in 1934, trained in U.S. Served with ARC & ETO, prisoner of war from March 18 to April 17, 1945. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, Unit Citation & ETO Ribbon with two Battle Stars.

TAYLOR, Virgle W., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Taylor, Van, husband of the former Blanche Brinkley, Ben Wheeler; attended Van Schools. Entered Army Air Corps in 1942, trained at Hammer Field & March Field, CA.

TAYLOR, Walter E., Coxswain

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Taylor, AK, attended school at Jones. Entered th Navy 1940, trained in U.S. Served on the Lindsey in the Pacific. Awarded American Defense Ribbon, Bronze Star, A-P with six Battle Stars & Unit Citation.

TEAGUE, Clarence R., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Teague, Wills Point; entered Army November, 1942, trained at Camp Wolters.

TEAGUE, Harold D., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Teague, Wills Point; entered Army November, 1943, trained Camp Wheeler, GA. Served in France, Germany & Norway. Awarded ETO Ribbon, two Battle Stars & other honors. Husband of the former La Verne Griggers.

TEAGUE, Ralph P., T/5

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Teague; entered Army December, 1942, trained at Camp Kohler, CA. Camp Rucker, AL, & Camp Butner, NC. Served in England, France, Holland, Luxembourg, Belgium & Germany. Awarded ETO Ribbon & five Battle Stars. Husband of former Molly Clarkson.

TEAL, Billie Joe.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Preston Teal, Grand Saline; entered Air Corps November 2, 1942, trained in Waco Army Air Field, Gulfport Field, MS. Served in U.S. Awarded Sharpshooter Badge with marksman cluster, A-T Ribbon, Victory Medal, Airplane & Engine Mechanic Badge; discharged November 15, 1945. Entered by daughter B. Miller.

TEAL, Paul M.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Mance Teal; entered Army May 29, 1944, trained at Camp Wolters. Served in Rhineland at the Battle of the Bulge. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, EAME Theater Medal with Bronze Service Star & Victory Medal. Discharged December 21, 1945. (Photo unavailable at this time)

TEEL, David O., T/4

Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Teel; entered Army March, 1942, trained at Camp Bowie, TX. Served in Africa, Italy, France, Germany, Belgium & England. Awarded ETO Ribbon, five Battle Stars, Pres. Unit Citation & Victory Medal.

TEEL, Raymond T., Master Tech Sgt.

Son of Travis Teel. Entered Marines August, 1942, trained at Marine Base San Diego, CA. Served in the Pacific.

TEEL, Tullis S., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Teel, Grand Saline; entered Army Air Corps in 1942, trained in Atlantic City, NJ, Portland, OR. Served in Gilberts, Marshalls & On Okinawa & Hawaii. Awarded seven Battle Stars.

THEDFORD, Richard C., AM 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Thedford, Edom; entered Navy March, 1943, trained in Norman, OK & NAS, Miami, FL.

THEDFORD, Russell H., Coxswain

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Thedford, Edom; entered Navy January, 1943, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in South Pacific, Marshalls, Fiji & Gilberts. Awarded several Bars.

THOMAS, R. V.

Son of Mrs. Annie Thomas; entered Army February, 1942, trained at Camp Haun, CA & Ft. Lewis WA. Served in Hawaii, Guadalcanal, New Britain & Philippines. Awarded ETO, ATO Ribbon, Philippines Lib. Ribbon, Purple Heart, Unit Citation, A-P Ribbon & three Battle Stars.

THOMPSON, Adene, Pfc.

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Thompson, Grand Saline; entered MCWR in 1944, trained at Camp Ujeune, NC. Served in Oceanside, CA.

THOMPSON, Benjamin J., CPHM

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Thompson, Grand Saline; entered Navy in 1942, trained in Florida, Tennessee & San Diego. Served in Hawaii.

THOMPSON, James C., MM 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Thompson; entered Seabees in 1943, trained in Norfolk, VA & Gulfport, MS. Served in British West Indies & South Pacific.

THOMPSON, Marvin O., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Tull Thompson, Eustace; entered Army in 1945, trained at Camp Hood, TX & Sheppard Field.

THOMPSON, Quinton, Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Aden Thompson; entered service January, 1943, trained at Camp Wolters, Camp Roberts & Camp Cook.

THOMPSON, S. T., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Thompson, Grand Saline; entered Army Medical Corps in 1942, trained at Ft. Lewis, WA & Denver, CO. Served in Hawaii, New Guinea, Japan, & Luzon. Awarded Medical Badge & Meritorious Servece Wreath & Silver Star.

THOMPSON, Tull D., Pfc.

Son of Mrs. Tull Thompson, Eustace; entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Barkeley, Abilene, TX & Ft. Knox, KY. Served in North Africa & Italy. Awarded Good Conduct Medal.

THOMPSON, Verble R., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Thompson, Pruitt; entered Army in 1943, trained in U.S. Served in Hamburg, Germany, Holland & Czechoslovakia.

THOMPSON, Wilburn H., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Thompson, Pruitt; entered Marines in 1942, transferred to Army in 1944. Served in Europe.

THOMPSON, Wiley C., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Thompson, Ben Wheeler; entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Roberts, & Camp Cook, CA. Awarded Sharpshooters Medal.

THORNE, Darwin, Pvt.

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Thorne; entered Army January, 1945, trained in Oklahoma. Served in Japan.

THORNE, Jordan, Sgt.

Nephew of Maxie Adams, Grand Saline; entered Army Air Corps in 1942, trained at Hammer Field, CA. Served with Signal Corps in Pacific Theater. Awarded Air Medal & Battle Stars.

THORN, Loyd M., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Thorn, Edgewood; entered Army November, 1942, trained at Camp Wolters, Camp McCoy, WI. Served in France & Germany. Awarded Purple Heart.

THREATT, Durward C., Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Threatt; entered Army November, 1940, trained at Camp Lee, VA. Served in New Guinea.

THREATT. Leroy V., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Threatt; entered Army November, 1942, trained at Lubbock, TX.

THURSTON, Cox R., Pft.

Son of Mrs. Annie Thurston, Canton; entered Army January, 1945, trained at Camp Hood & Camp Howze, TX. Served in Manila.

THURSTON, Warren W., S/Sgt.

Son of Mrs. Annie Thurston; entered Army February, 1942, trained at Camp Bowie. Served in U. S. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, Tank Weapon, Machine, Rifle, Bayonet, Medals.

TIDWELL, William R., Aviation Cadet.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Tidwell, Grand Saline; entered Army Air Corps in 1943, trained & served in U.S.

TINDEL, Martin G., T/5

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Rindel; entered Army November, 1942, trained at Camp Chaffee, AK. Served in France & Germany.

TODD, James K., Jr., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. James K. Todd, Canton; entered Army Air Corps in 1942, trained at Waco, Madison, WI, Mather & Hamilton Fields, CA. Served in the U.S. Awarded Good Conduct Medal & Marksmanship Medals.

TODD, James O., Capt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Todd, Gause; entered Army Chaplain Corps in 1944, trained at Ft. Devans, MA. Served in Belgium & Germany.

TODD, William T., Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. James K. Todd, Canton; entered Army Air Corps in 1942, trained in New York, Texas, Florida, Kansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina & California.

TOMLIN, N. J., Jr., Capt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Tomlin, Sr.; entered Army August, 1942, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, TX. Served in England, France, Luxembourg & Germany.

TOWNSEND, Robert Edward, Capt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Townsend; entered Army Chaplian Corps in 1942, trained at Ft. Houston, TX. Served in England, France, Netherlands & Germany. Awarded Bronze Star Medal three Battle Stars & ETO Ribbon.

TOWNSEND, Waymon E., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Townsend, Moore; entered Army February, 1945, trained at Camp Hood, TX. Served with M.P. of the 6th Army in Mokpo, Korea.

TRAVIS, James H., S 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Travis; entered Navy March, 1945, trained in San Diego. Served Aboard USS Minneapolis in Hawaii & Philippines.

TRAVIS, Walter, R., F 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Travis; entered Navy April, 1945, trained in San Diego. Served aboard LST 745 on Okinawa, Tokyo Bay & Philippines.

TRAXLER, Joseph L., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Traxler; entered Army September, 1942, trained at Camp Crowder, NC.

TUCKER, A. G., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Conant; entered Army Air Corps July, 1942, trained at Sheppard Field. Served in India & Bunna.

TUCKER, Earl A., PHM 2/c

Son of S. V. Tucker, Canton; entered Navy in 1942, trained at Great Lakes, IL. Served on New Caledonia.

TUCKER, Kenneth C., Ens.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. V. Tucker; entered Merchant Marines in 1942, trained in St. Petersburg, FL, Almeda, CA. Served overseas.

TUCKER, Noel E., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. V. Tucker, Canton; entered Army Air Corps in 1941, trained at McChord Field, WA & Drew Field, FL. Served in Italy & Corsica.

TUCKER, Norman P., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. V. Tucker; entered Army in 1943, trained at Ft. Sam Houston. Died in December, 1944.

TULL, Hubert R., T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. (Gus) Tull, Wills Point; entered Army April 7, 1942, trained in Texas & California. Served in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy & France. Awarded Expert Marksmanship, AD, ET, African, Middle Eastern & Good Conduct Medals. (Photo unavailable at this time)

TUNNELL, Bruce L., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Tunnell, Van; entered Army Air Corps in 1943, trained in the U.S. Served on Biak Island, Netherland, East Indies & Luzon.

TUNNELL, Cullen B., T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Tunnell; entered Army Air Corps in 1941, trained in the U.S. Served in Alaskan Division, A. T. C., and Canada.

TUNNELL, Joe, Lt. (jg)

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Tunnell, Grand Saline; entered Navy in 1942, trained in Norfolk, VA. Served in African Theater and on USS Lerauld in the Pacific.

TUNNELL, Kerney, Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Tunnell, Van; entered Army in 1941, trained at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO & Camp Carson, CO. Served in Africa, France & Belgium.

TUNNELL, Marnelle, 1st. Lt.

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Tunnell, Grand Saline; entered Army in 1943. Served in Brooke Gen. Hosp, TX, LaGarde Gen. Hosp, New Orleans, LA, Philippines, Netherlands & East Indies.

TURNER, Douglas YN2

Entered U. S. Navy, 1943. Served in South Pacific, Philippines & Japan. Discharged in 1946. (Photo unavailable at this time)

TURNER, Luther P., S 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Turner; entered Navy Air Corps in 1943, trained in San Diego.

TURNER, Taylor H., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Turner; entered Army Air Corps January, 1942, trained in Kearns, UT. Served in England.

TUTLE, James R., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Tutle; entered Army September, 1944, trained at Camp Fannin, TX. Served in Hawaii, Marianas, Saipan, & Okinawa.

TUTLE, Loyal D., Pvt.

Son of Travis Tutle, Canton; entered Army September, 1945, trained at Ft. Sam Houston & Sheppard Field.

 

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