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Men & Women of W. W. II.

Van Zandt County, Texas

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ADAMS, Cecil E. S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Adams, Grand Saline. Entered Army 1939; served in New Guinea. Killed in Grand Saline, Texas

ADAMS, Billy G. 2nd. Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Adams, Grand Saline. Graduated at Bolton H.S. and Draughon's, Ft. Worth. Entered Air Corps in 1943, trained Shawnee, Okla. and San Antonio, Texas. Killed in plane crash, 1944.

ADAMS, Floyd W. WT 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Adams, Grand Saline, husband of former Maxine Erwin, Fruitville (note probably should be Fruitvale). Entered: Navy 1944; trained San Diego, Cal. Served Okinawa, Phillippines, Iwo Jima and Japan. Awarded four Stars and Pacific Ribbon. Discharged 1945.

ADAMS, Mary E. 1st. Lt.

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Adams, entered nurses training in 1938; entered Corps in 1943. Served New Guinea, Phillipines and Australia.

ADAMS, Obie L. Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Adams. Entered Army in 1936, trained at Ft. Sill, Okla. and Camp Livingston, La. Served in France, Belgium and England.

ADAMS, Sidney P., Jr. Pfc.

Son of Sidney Adams, Sr. Entered Army 1939, trained Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Served in France, Germany, Belgium and Ireland. Has Pres. Citation, Purple Heart and Combat Inf. Badge. Wounded in 1944 in France.

ADAMS, Thomas O. SK 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Adams. Entered Navy 1943; wife, the former Madene Childes, trained San Diego; served Guam and Pearl Harbor.

ADAMS, Tyrus C. Ens.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Adams. Entered Navy 1943, commissioned 1945. Served on USS Jess Rutherford.

ADAMS, William D. MM 3/c

Son or Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Adams. Entered Navy, Nov., 1943, trained San Diego, Cal. Wife, the former Ruby Lee Wilson. Served in South Pacific.

ADKINS, James L. Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Adkins, Grand Saline. Entered Army 1943, trained Camp Wolters and Ft. Meade. Served France, Belgium and Germany. Has Good Conduct Medal, three Battle Stars, EAME Ribbon. Wounded in Germany in 1944.

ADKINS, Porter A.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Adkins, wife the former Mary Lawrence, Grand Saline. Entered the Army in 1944, trained Camp Ellis, Ill; served Billy Mitchell Field, Wis.

ADKINS, Truman L. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jule A. Adkins, Grand Saline. Entered the Army in 1942, trained Camp Callan, Cal. and Camp Howz, Texas.

ADRIAN, Marion L. SK 1/c

Son of Mrs. Nettie Jooles, Canton. Entered service March 1945, trained Farragut, Idaho.

ALEXANDER, Avon Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Alexander. Entered Army in July, 1943, trained Camp Fannin, Texas; served in England, Normandy and France. Awarded ETO Ribbon, two Battle Stars and Purple Heart.

ALEXANDER, Alvin Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Alexander. Entered Army in July, 1942, trained Camp Roberts, Cal., Camp Campbell, Ky; served in France and Germany.

ALEXANDER, Bert T.S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Alexander, Wife the former Juanita Joyner, Grand Saline, Entered Navy in 1943, trained San Diego, Cal. and Farragut, Idaho; served Okinawa, Phillippines and Japan. Awarded eight Battle Stars and Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon.

ALEXANDER, Billy C. ARM 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Alexander, Grand Saline, Entered Naval Air Corps 1942, trained at Seattle, Wash., Hutchinson, Kan. and Jacksonville, Fla; served in the Pacific. Awarded three Battle Stars, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon, Air Medal and Unit DFC.

ALEXANDER, John D. Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Alexander, Wife the former Modene Prestidge, Grand Saline. Entered the Army in February 1945; trained at Camp Maxey and Camp Wolters, Texas.

ALEXANDER, Royce R. S/Sgt

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Alexander. Entered the Army Air Corps in September, 1942, trained at Santa Monica, Cal. and Seattle, WA; served in France. Awarded Air Medal, OLC and other Honors. Killed in Action in March, 1944. Husband of the former Jo Cooksey.

ALLEN, Charles E. Cpl.

Son of J. H. Allen. Entered the Army in September, 1942, trained at Ft. Robinson, Nev., Camp Lee, Va. and Camp McCoy, Wis.

ALLEN, Julius Kearby, Jr. Ph.M 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Kearby Allen, Canton. Entered Navy in 1942, trained at NTS, San Diego, Cal. and Moffett Field, Cal. Served in Guadacanal, New Zealand, Camp Peary, Va. and Camp Pendleton, Cal. Awarded Good Conduct, AP Ribbon and Pres. Citation. (No photo available at this time).

ALLEN, William Bryan Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Allen, deceased. Entered Air Corps in 1942, trained at AMS, Hondo, Texas, Camp Kearns, Utah and Camp Swank, N. Y. Served in 333rd Bomb Group Air Force, England. Has EAME Campaign Medal, Good Conduct, Unit Citation and Bronze Star. Discharged in 1945. (No photo available at this time)

ALLEN, William R, AOM 1/c

Son of G. K. Allen, Canton, husband of former Jean Sumner, Canton; graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered Navy in 1942, trained in San Diego and Yorktown, VA. Served in Hawaii, Midway, Saipan, Okinawa, Wetok. Awarded AP, AT, Letter of Commendation and Good Conduct Medal. Discharged in 1945.

ANDERS, Howard J. S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Anders, Grand Saline. Entered Navy in 1943, trained in San Diego and Bremerton, Wash. Served in the Pacific. Awarded AP and Good Conduct Ribbon.

ANDERS, James E. Pfc.

Wife former Artie Slaton, Sexton. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Sheppard Field and Salt Lake City, Utah. Served in the Mediterranean Air Transport Service, in Rome, Naples, Italy. Has Bronze Star. Discharged in 1945. (No photo available at this time)

ANDERSON, B. W. S/Sgt.

Son of W. Z. Anderson, Grand Saline. Entered Army in 1943, served in France, Belgium and Germany. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, ETO Ribbon, three Battle Stars and Unit Citation.

ANDERSON, William B. Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Andersin, wife the former Anita Buckenridge. Entered Army Air Corps in 1942, trained at Majors AAF, Greenville, Texas (No photo available at this time)

ANDERSON, Willie Pfc.

Son of W. Z. Anderson, Grand Saline. Wife, former Joyce Martin, Oakland. Entered Army in 1942, trained and served in Phillippines. Has Combat Inf. Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Pacific Theater Ribbon with one Star and Purple Heart. Wounded in Leyte in 1944. (No photo available at this time)

ARENDALE, Theodore C. Major

Son of Mrs. W. O. Hullum. Entered Army Combat Engineers in 1941, wife, the former Jane Roy. Trained at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. and Ft. Belvoir, Va. Served in N. Africa, Italy and Sicily. Awarded ETO Ribbon, five Battle Stars, Bronze Star and PTO.

ARMSTRONG, Horace S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Armstrong, Wife, former Helen White, Terrell. Entered Army in 1942, trained and served on Leyte. Has four Battle Stars and Service Plaque with Gold Star.

ARMSTRONG, James O. S 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Armstrong, Wife, the former Dewene Ellis, Grand Saline. Entered the Navy in 1943, trained in San Diego and Coronado, Cal; served aboard the USS Hocking in the Pacific and in Invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Awarded two Battle Stars. (No photo available at this time)

ARMSTRONG, Omer C. S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Armstrong, Fruitvale. Entered the Army in January, 1942, trained and served in Tinian. (No photo available at this time)

ARRINGTON, Marvin

Son of E. R. and Callie Arrington. Entered the Army, April 7, 1942 trained in Galveston, Texas. Served 23 months on an island near Pearl Harbor, in England, France, Belgium and Holland.

ASHBURN, Alman D. Cpl.

Son of Mrs. W. T. Ashburn, Grand Saline, Entered the Army in 1942, trained at Francis E. Warren, Wyo., Abilene, Texas and in California. Served in Australia, New Guinea and the Phillippines. (No photo available at this time)

ASHBY, Leon Chief Cook

Entered the Merchant Marines in May 1944, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ashby, wife the former Bertha Davidson. Served in the Atlantic and Pacific.

ASHLEY, J. Wilburn

Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Ashley. Entered Merchant Marines November 1944. Trained in San Pedro, Cal.; served aboard the USS Goldcreek in the Pacific; and in Belgium. (No photo available at this time)

ASHLEY, Raymond R. MOMM 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Ashley. Entered Navy September, 1942, trained in San Diego, Cal. and Ames, Iowa; served in New Hebrides. Awarded PTO Ribbon and other honors.

ASHWORTH, Jack C. Sgt.

Son of Mrs. C. W. Ashworth, Sr., Canton, wife the former Pauline Busby, Greenville, Texas. Entered the Army Air Corps in 1941, trained at Camp Grant, Ill., Randolph Field, Texas and Chanute Field, Ill. Awarded Pre-Pearl Harbor, Sharpshooter and Service Medal.

ASHWORTH, Joe G. MMA 1/c

Son of Mrs. C. W. Ashworth. Entered the Seabees in 1942; trained at Camp Bradford, Va., Gulfport, Mississippi and Camp Huememe, Cal. (No photo available at this time)

ASHWORTH, Wilson W. S/Sgt.

Son of Mrs. C. W. Ashworth, Canton, wife the former Frances Pruitt, Canton. Entered the Army in 1941, trained at Ft. Bragg, N.C. and Camp Edwards, Mass.; served in Australia, New Caledonia, Fiji and New Guinea; also on Bougainville, Guadacanal, Leyte, and Negros.

ATTKISSON, Edward R. RT 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Attkisson, Grand Saline, wife the former Arlene Coleman, Florida. Entered the Coast Guard in 1942, trained and served in USA.

ATTKISSON, James L. M/Sgt.

Son of Mrs. J. D. Atkisson, Grand Saline, wife former Josephine Lafebria, Ariz.. Entered Army in 1927, trained in U.S.; served in N. Africa, Casa Blanca, French Morocco and Italy.

AUSTIN, Marlin G. M/Sgt.

Son of M. A. Austin, Canton. Entered Army Air Force in Sept. 1942, trained at Sheppard Field and Chanute Field, Ill. Served in ENgland.

AUSTIN, Noble A. S 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Austin, Colfax, wife former Elfreeda Geddie, Colfax. Entered Navy in May, 1945, trained at San Diego, Cal. Served in Pacific and Phillippines.

AUTRY, Ancel M. Pvt.

Son of W. M. Autry, Jr., Canton. Entered Army in April, 1945, trained at Camp Hood, Ft. Wor, Cal., and Ft. Lawton, Wash. Served on Okinawa.

AUTRY, Angus M. T/5

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Autry, Canton. Entered Army in 1942, trained in Oregon, Washington and California; served in Phillipines, Leyte and Okinawa. Awarded Combat Inf. Badge and one Bronze Star.

AYRES, William C., Jr. T/5

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Ayres, Sr. Entered Army in Feb., 1941, trained at Camp Bowie, Texas and Camp Blanding, Fla. Served in N. Africa, Naples, Goffia, Rome-Arno, S. France, Rhineland and Central Europe. Awarded EAME, five Bronze Stars, European Invasion Ribbon, one Bronze Arrow and American Defense.

AYRES, William C., Jr.

Entered the Texas 36th Division in February, 1941, trained at Staten Island, N. Y. Served in Africa, Italy and France. Discharged July, 1945 with Six Campaigns to his credit.

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