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Men & Women of W. W. II.

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CALLAHAN, Homer, Jr., S I/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Callahan, Sr., Canton. Entered the Navy in 1943, trained in California; served in the South Pacific. Awarded three Battle Stars, Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

CALLAHAN, Oscar B., Sgt.

Son of Homer Callahan, Canton. Entered the Army in 1940, trained at Ft. Sill, OK and Georgia. Served in England, France, Belgium & Germany. Awarded 5 Battle Stars, Service Medal & Arrowhead.

CALLAHAN, Peace R., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Callahan, Canton. Entered the Army in 1942, trained in Waco, TX, Tennessee, Washington and Oklahoma.

CALLAHAN, Richard A., T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Home Callahan, Canton. Entered Army in 1941, trained at Camp Bowie, Camp Blanding, FL & Camp Edwards, Mass. Served in Africa, Italy, France, Germany & Australia. Awarded 5 Battle Stars, one Bronze Arrowhead, Service Medal & Good Conduct Medal.

CALLAWAY, Edward B. S/Sgt.

Son of Mrs. Daisy Callaway. Entered the Army Air Corps in 1942, trained in Ellington Field, TX & Wright Field, OH.

CALLAWAY, Edgar W. ARM 2/c

Son of Mrs. Daisy Callaway. Entered the Navy in 1942, trained in San Diego, CA, Moscow, ID & Memphis, TN. Served in Newfoundland, Greenland & England. Awarded Air Medal & Unit Citation.

CALLAWAY, Hugh T., MOM 2/c

Son of Mrs. Daisy Callaway. Entered the Navy in 1944, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in the SW Pacific.

CALLAWAY, Marvis, Sgt.

Son of Mrs. Daisy Callaway. Entered the Army in May, 1941, trained at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. Served in North African & Italian Campaigns. Wounded in Pisa, Italy. Died in hospital July, 1944. Awarded Purple Heart.

CAMPBELL, Jack G., 1st. Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Campbell. Entered the Army Air Corps in June, 1942, trained in U.S., transferred to AA & received commission at Camp Davis, NC.

CAMPBELL, Marcus W., S I/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Campbell, Canton. Enlisted in the Navy in 1943, trained in Corpus Christi, TX, New Orleans, LA, San Bruno, CA & Pearl Harbor; served in Pacific & on Okinawa.

CAMPBELL, Thomas E., Cpl.

Son of Mrs. Ellis Campbell. Entered the Army Air Corps July, 1942, trained at A&M College, Denver, CO. & Harding Field, LA.

CAMPBELL, Wayne R., S 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Campbell, Canton. Entered the Navy in 1942, trained at Great Lakes Naval Station & in Newport, RI. Served in Atlantic & S. Pacific.

CANANT, Willie F., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Canant. Entered the Army in September, 1939, trained at Marfa, Brownwood, TX and Ft. Sill, OK. Served in France, Belgium & Germany.

CANTRELL, George T. S/Sgt.

Son of Mrs. Ruth Cantrell, Grand Saline. Entered the Army in 1940, trained at Ft. Bliss & Ft. Clark, TX; served in New Caledonia & New Guinea. Awarded six Battle Stars.

CANTRELL, Howard G., BM 2/c

Son of Mrs. Ruth Cantrell, Grand Saline. Entered the Navy in 1942, trained at Hensldy Field, CA. Served on Okinawa.

CANTRELL, Owen L., S/Sgt.

Son of Mrs. Ruth Cantrell, Grand Saline. Entered the Army Air Corps in 1942, trained in Florida, Colorado and Nebraska; served in England & Poland. Was on 4th Mission of Poland when bailed out over Baltic Sea. Declared dead in April, 1944

CANTRELL, William H., Pvt.

Son of Mrs. Ruth Cantrell, Grand Saline. Entered the Army Air Corps in October, 1942, trained at Tarrant Field, TX.

CARAWAY, Morris S., 1st. Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Caraway, Van. Entered the Army Air Corps in 1942, trained at air fields in Texas; served in Kansas.

CARNES, Arthur Paul, Pfc.

Son of Mrs. and Mrs. T. E. Carnes. Entered the Army Air Corps in October, 1942, trained at Hondo AAF, TX, served in New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, New Guinea & Luzon. Awarded PTO and four Battle Stars.

CARNES, Bernard E., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Carnes. Entered the Army in March, 1942, trained at Camp Roberts, CA; served in Alaska and in the Pacific.

CARNES, Percy, M/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Carnes, Grand Saline. Entered the Army in 1942, trained in U.S.; served in England, France and Belgium.

CARPENTER, Bud R., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Carpenter, Grand Saline. Entered the Army in 1943, trained in England, France, Belgium & Germany. Awarded five Battle Stars & Good Conduct Medal.

CARPENTER, David B. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Carpenter, Grand Saline, husband of the former Gladys Curtis, Wills Point. Entered the Army in 1943, trained in England, France, Belgium and Germany. Awarded five Battle Stars and Good Conduct Ribbon.

 

CARPENTER, Jack, T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Carpenter, Canton. Entered the Army in 1941, trained at Camp Brant, IL, Camp Forrest, AR; served in North Africa and Italy.

CARPENTER, James E., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Carpenter, Canton. Entered the Army in November, 1944, trained at Camp Wolters; served on Negros Island and Korea.

CARPENTER, John C., S 3/c

Son of Edd H. Carpenter, Silver Lake. Entered the Navy in 1943, trained in San Diego, CA.

CARPENTER, Hugo, Jr.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Carpenter, Silver Lake. Entered the Marines in 1943, trained in San Diego, CA.

CARPENTER, W. A., S 2/c

Entered the Navy March, 1943, trained in San Diego, CA and Colorado Island; served on the USS Gillam in the Pacific. Awarded Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and three Battle Stars.

CARROLL, Ovo L., Jr., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Carroll, Grand Saline. Entered Marines, 1942, trained in San Diego, CA. Served on Okinawa, Peleliu, New Caledonia, North Britain. Wounded, 1944 and 1945.

CARTER, Adrian A., T 3/c

Son of Mrs. Blanch Carter, Dallas. Entered the Navy, 1943, trained in Norfolk, VA and Chicago, IL. Served in the South Pacific.

CARTER, James N., TM I/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Boone Carter, Grand Saline. Entered the Navy, 1942, trained in Seattle, WA and Newport, CN. Served in Southwest Pacific and the Philippines.

CARTER, Leroy C., Maj.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Boone Carter, Grand Saline. Entered the Army in 1942, trained at Ft. Belvoir, VA. Served in England, France & Germany. Awarded Bronze Star.

CASEY, Arlie C., T/5

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Casey, Canton. Entered the Army, 1942, trained at Camp Gruber, OK. Served in Africa and Italy. Awarded Bronze Star.

CASTLEBERRY, Blant H., GM 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Venable. Entered Navy, September, 1942, trained at Great Lakes Training Center, IL. Served in New Caledonia and South Pacific.

CATES, Alewine B., M/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. b. Cates, Grand Saline. Entered the Ari Corps 1941, trained at Randolph Field, San Antonio.

CHAMBERS, Ralph, Pfc.

Son of Mrs. Leta Chambers, Grand Saline. Entered the Army, 1944, trained at Camp Stewart, GA and Camp Hood, TX. Served in the South Pacific and awarded one Bronze Star.

CHAMBLEE, Roland W., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. f. Chamblee, Canton. Entered Air Corps, 1943, trained at Love Field, TX and Greensboro, NC. Served in Italy and North Africa

CHAMNESS, Thomas V., CBM

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chamness, Canton. Entered the Navy 1939, trained in Norfolk, VA. Served in Cuba. Awarded Campaign Ribbon for European & Pacific duty. Discharged, 1945.

CHAMPION, William G., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Champion. Entered the Army June, 1945, trained at Camp Fannin, TX & Ft. Riley, KS.

CHANEY, J. Cecil, AMM 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Chaney, Canton. Entered the Navy in 1943, trained in Corpus Christi & Beeville, TX.

CHANEY, Farris Harland (Debs), Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Chaney, Canton. Joined National Guard in 1940; transferred to 12th Calvary. Served in 12th Calvary, overseas in the Pacific. Received an honorable discharge July 7, 1945. (added by Paulette Chaney Flym, niece, 1999)

CHANEY, Herron, Shipfitter 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Chaney, Canton. Entered the Navy Seabees 1943, NCTC, Williamsburg, VA, Special Detachment 3001, 135th Nav. Const. Batt., Nav Rep Air Base, Ind. Command, San Diego, CA., Point System, WWII Victory Medal & American Campaign Medal, discharged 1946. (added by Paulette Chaney Flym, daughter, 1999)

CHANEY, Raymond, T/Sgt.

Son of Home Chaney, Marshall. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Barkeley, Camp Plauche, New Orleans, LA, Ft. Sam Houston and in San Antonio, Awarded Good Conduct Medal.

CHANEY, Ruelene R., Cpl.

Son of Homer Chaney. Entered the Army Air Corps in 1942, trained at Sheppard Field, TX and Los Angeles, CA served in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Normandy, Holland and Germany. Awarded four Stars, Ribbons and $100. War Bond.

CHEATHAM, Bruce N., 2nd. Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Cheatham. Entered the USMCR in March, 1943, trained in Corpus Christi, TX; served on Okinawa.

CHEATHAM, Robert B., Jr., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Cheatham, Sr. Entered the Army Eng. in March, 1945, trained at Ft. Lewis, WA.

CHEATHAM, Thomas L., 2nd. Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Cheatham. Entered the Army Eng. in March, 1945, trained at Ft. Lewis, WA.

CHILDRESS, Colon C., Cpl.

Son of Mrs. Willie Childress, Grand Saline. Entered the Army in 1942, trained at Camp Bowie, TX, Hattiesburg, MS & Camp Pickett, VA. Served in Dutch New Guinea, Morotai & Philippines.

CHILDRESS, William M., Pvt.

Son of Mrs. Ida Garrett, Oklahoma. Entered the Army in 1941, trained at Camp Claiborne, LA; served in Texas & Louisiana. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. (No photo available at this time)

CHITTY, Otho B., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Chitty, husband of the former Lizzie Taylor, Grand Saline, attended Wills Point Schools. Entered the Army Infantry November, 1944, trained at Camp Hood, TX; served on Luzon & Japan.

CHITTY, James Lloyd, Pvt.

Son of Mary M. and the late Ocie M. Chitty. Inducted into the Army, November 4, 1943, at Mineral Wells, TX. Trained in field artillery at Ft. Sill, OK. Honorably discharged June 15, 1944 at Camp Campbell, KY, while awaiting overseas orders. (No photo available at this time)

CHITTY, Odie Clarence, Sgt.

Son of Mary M. and the late Ocit M. Chitty. Inducted into the Army June 8, 1942. Trained at Camp Wallace, Galveston and Tyler, TX and Camp Davis, NC. Assigned to anti-aircraft unit at Ft. Bliss, El Paso, TX. Served in South Pacific, Australia, Dutch New Guinea, Philippines and Japan; involved in Invasion of Biak Island. Awarded two Bronze Stars and Good Conduct Medal. Discharged December, 31, 1945 as first sergeant. (No photo available at this time)

CLARK, Askell B., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Preston Clark, Grand Saline. Entered Army, 1942, trained and served in Germany, Holland & Czechoslovakia. Awarded two Stars and Good Conduct Medal.

CLARK, Earl F., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Clark. Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Wolters, TX. Served in France, England and Luxembourg. Awarded ETO, two Stars, Purple Heart, Combat Inf. Badge, Expert Infantry Gadge, & Rifle Badges.

CLARK, Eleanor L., Cadet Nurse

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Clark, Fruitvale. Entered the Cadet Nurses's Corps in 1943. Trained at Methodist Hospital, Dallas, TX.

CLARK, Eunice, Cadet Nurse

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Clark, Fruitvale, entered the Cadet Nurses Corps, 1943 trained at Methodist Hospital, Dallas, TX.

CLARK, John R., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Clark. Entere Air Corps Sept., 1942, trained in Topeka, KA.

CLARK, Weston M., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Clark. Entered Army, 1943, trained at Camp Stewart, GA and Camp Hood, TX. Served on Mindanao, and Panay.

CLEMENT, Royce W., T/5

Son of Mrs. Boyd Emerson, Canton. Entered the Army, 1940, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Santonio. Served in Normandy, North France, Ardennes, Central Europe, Rhineland. Awarded EAME, five Stars, Dist. Unit Badge, & Compat Inf. Badge, and Good Conduct Medal.

CLEMENTS, Noble G., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. b. Clements, Colfax. Entered the Army, 1945 trained at Camp Hood, and Camp Roberts, CA. Served on Asipan.

CLIFFORD, Harry C., WT 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Uly Clfford, Grand Saline. Entered the Navy, 1943, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in the Pacific. Has two Battle Stars, AP and Liberation of Philippine Ribbon.

CLIFFORD, Robert D., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Uly Clifford. Entered the National Guard, 1940, trained with the Paratroopers. Served in England, France, Holland & Belgium. Wounded in Normandy and Belgium, 1944. Has Belgian Croiz de Guerre, Pres. Citation, one Cluster, three Stars, one Spearhead, Purple Heart, and Pre-Pearl Harbor, ETO, and Good Conduct.

CLINKSCALE, Reagan A., S 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Clindscale, Grand Saline. Entered the Navy in 1944, trained in San Diego, CA, Coronado Islands, San Bruno, CA, and Marrow Bay, Ca. Served in Japan.

CLINTON, Jeff C., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Boshear. Entered the Army in March, 1943, trained at Ft. Knox, KY. Served in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Awarded ETO and five Battle Stars.

CLOWER, James R., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Clower, Colfax. Entered the Army Air Corps in 1943, trained at Sheppard Air Field, Kingman, AZ and in Salt Lake City, UT. Served in Italy and France. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, EAME Service Ribbon, Pres. Citation and nine Battle Stars.

CLOWER, Jesse M., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Clower, Grand Saline. Entered the Army in 1942, trained at Ft. Warren, WY, Camp Hatheway, WA and Camp Stoneman, CA. Served in ETO.

COATES, Willie R., T/5

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Coates. Entered the Army in April, 1942, trained at Camp Bowie, TX; served in Egypt.

COATES, Bonnie C., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Coates. Entered the Army in November, 1942, trained at Camp Gruber, OK and Camp Reynolds, TX.

COCKERHAM, Harold M., F. 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Cockerham. Enetered the Navy in April, 1945, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in the Pacific aboard the USS Pavo (AK139).

COCKERHAM, Jack Benjamin, Coxswain

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Cockerham. Entered the Navy in September, 1942, trained at Corpus Christi, TX; served in Philippines.

COCKERHAM, John Navill, Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Cockerham. Entered the Army Medical Corps in November, 1939, trained at Ft. Lewis, WA. Served on Philippines.

COFER, Charles R., S I/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Mack Cofer, Grand Saline. Entered the Navy in 1944, trained at Great Lakes, IL.

COFER, Merlin, Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Cofer, Grand Saline. Graduate of Byrnes Busness College, Dallas, TX.

COFFMAN, Mancy, Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Coffman, Grand Saline. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Berkley, TX and Albuquerque, NM. Served in North Africa & Italy. Has Bronze Star.

COFFMAN, Roy L., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Coffman, Grand Saline. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Hulen, TX. Served in England, France, Holland and Belgium. Awarded Purple Heart, five Combat Ribbons, ETO Ribbon, Pres. Citation and Good Conduct Medal.

COLE, Melvin (Buddy), Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Cell Cole, Silver Lake. Entered Army in 1943, Served in France, Belgium and Germany. (Surname could be COLEY)

COLLINS, Tom H., Jr., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Collins, Sr., Grand Saline. Entered Army in 1945, trained at Camp J. T. Robinson, AR and Hines, IL

COOMER, Emmitt H., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Coomer. Entered Air Corps in 1942, trained at Randolph Field & Tyndall Field, FL. Awarded ETO Ribbon, DFC, Air Medal, three OLCS, four Battle Stars, Discharged July, 1945.

COOMER, Roy L., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Coomer. Entered Army in May, 1943. Trained at Camp Ellis, IL.

CONN, Billy F., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Conn. Entered Air Corps in Sept., 1945, trained at Sheppard Field, TX.

CONN, Jules V., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Conn. Entered Army in May, 1943, trained at Camp Kphler, CA and Camp Shanks, NY. Served in England. Wounded in action, 1944 in France. Discharged in 1945.

CONNER, Robert C., CCS

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Conner, Grand Saline. Entered the Seabees in 1944, trained and served in Alaska, Hawaii, Tinian, Okinawa. Has the AP, Good Conduct and Vicotory Medal. Discharged in 1945.

COOPER, Robert L., MM I/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Cooper. Entered the Navy in January, 1941, trained in San Diego, CA; served in the Pacific.

COREY, Robert D., Pvt.

Son of Mrs. Lucy Miller, Dallas. Entered the Army in November, 1944, trained at Camp Hood, TX. Served in Germany.

CORNWELL, Fred T., Cpl.

Entered the Army in May, 1943, trained at Camp Callan & Ft. Ord, CA; at Ft. Lewis, WA, & Ft. Bragg, NM. Served in Germany.

COTTEN, James E., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Cotten. Entered the Army in 1943, trained at Ft. Custer, MI. Served in Eng., France, Belgium, Luxembourg & Germany. Awarded ETO Ribbon & four Battle Stars.

COUCH, James H., Cpl.

Son of J. H. Couch, Canton. Entered the Army Air Corps in October, 1942, trained at Big Springs and Midland. Served on Matagorda Island. Awarded Good Conduct Medal.

COURSEY, Kenneth P., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Coursey. Entered the Army in March, 1942, trained at Camp Wolters, TX; served in Alaska.

COVIN, Bernard D., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Covin, Edgewood. Entered the Army Air Corps in March, 1942, trained at Sheppard Field, Selma, AL, Marianna, FL, Dayton, OH & Sacramento, CA. Served in Hawaii.

COVIN, James G., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Covin, Edgewood. Entered the Army Air Corps in June, 1942, trained at Sheppard Field, Glendale, CA, New Orleans, LA, Charleston, SC. Served in Australia, Biak & Netherland East Indies.

CRADDOCK James E. Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Craddock, Grand Saline. Entered the Army Air Corps in 1942 trained in France, Germany & Czechoslovkia. Awarded Good Conduct Riggon, ETO Ribbon & Pres. Unit Citation.

CRANE, Otis H. PHAR Mate 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Crane, Wills Point. Entered the Navy in 1942, trained in San Diego, CA, Bremton, WA, Farragut, ID. Served in Hawaii. Awarded Good Conduct Medal.

CRAWFORD, Aaron, Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Crawford, Terrell. Entered the Air Corps in 1942, trained in Foster Firld, TX. Awarded carbine and Mechancs Medals.

CRAWFORD, Joseph C., Pvt.

Entered Army in 1943, trained at Ft. Lewis, WA and Camp Bowie TX. Discharged in 1944.

CRAYTON, Ernest D., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Crayton. Entered Army in 1943, trained at Camp Hood & Ft. Ord, CA. Served in the South Pacific.

CRAYTON, Lloyd R. 1st. Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Crayton. Entered Air Corps 1934, trained in San Antonio & Abilene, & Ft. Monmouth, NJ. Served in Hawaii, France, Belgium, Holland, England & Germany. Has ETO Ribbon, six Battle Stars, AP, one Star, Pre-Pearl Harbor Ribbon & Pres. Citation.

CRAYTON, Paul A., Aviation RM 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Crayton. Entered Air Corps in 1942; trained in Corpus Christi & San Diego, CA. Served on Guam and Japan.

CRIM, Alford R., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Crim, Van. Entered Army in 1944, trained at Camp Wolters and served on Okinawa and Korea. Awarded the Purple Heart and OLC.

CRIM, Grady A., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mr. R. C. Crim, Van. Entered Army in 1945, trained at Camp Hood; served in Saipan and Guam.

CRIM, Jesse W. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Crim, Van. Entered Army in 1944, trained at Camp Hood, TX and Camp Adair, OR. Served in the Philippines. Awarded Expert Marksmanship Badge.

CRIM, Thurston A., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Crim, Van. Entered Army in 1945, trained at Camp Hood. Served on Saipan and Guam.

CROCKER, Arthur L. (Buster) T/5

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis J. Crocker, Grand Saline. Entered Army 1945, trained at Camp Livingston. Served in 3130th Signal Corps, occupation of Japan. Discharged Dec. 12, 1945.. (No photo available at this time)

CROCKER, Dewit Talmage, Chief Gunners Mate

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Crocker. Entered the Navy in 1940, trained at Great Lakes, IL and Jacksonville, FL. Served in Philippines and on Guam.

CROCKER, Garland I., F 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Crocker, Grand Saline, entered the Navy in 1944, trained in San Diego. Served with Third Fleet aboard USS Hancock from California to Philippines and on to Tokyo. Awarded five Battle Stars.

CROCKER, Joyce D. (Pete), Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis J. Crocker, Grand Saline. Entered Army in 1943, trained at Camp Hulen, TX. Served in England, Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland & Central Europe. Awarded EAME Campaign Medal with 5 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal. Discharged October 31, 1945. (No photo available at this time)

CROCKER, L. M. S I/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Crocker, Grand saline. Entered Navy in 1944, traned at Great Lakes, IL and Davisville, RI & Camp Parks, CA. Served in Pacific & Okinawa.

CROSS, Jimmie M., Radioman 2/c

Son of E. L. Cross. Entered the Navy in 1942, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in North Pacific on Attau & Kiska, Siberia, Matsui, Iwo Jima, Tokyo, Yokahoma, Fiji & Boro-Boro. Awarded Asiatic-Pacific & ATO Robbon,

CROSS, Paul E., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Cross. Entered the Army in January, 1945, trained at Camp Hood, TX. Served in Philippines and in Japan.

CROW, Joe M., GM 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Crow. Entered the Merchant Marines in November, 1944, Trained n Avalon, CA. Served in the Philippines, Canada & Alaska.

CROW, Lawrence A., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Crow, Edom, entered the Army, trained at Camp Adair, Camp White & Ft. Lewis WA. Served in Hawaii, New Guinea, Philippines & other islands. Awarded Purple Heart, Good Conduct, Expert Rifle Medal & two Battle Stars.

CROW, Thomas A., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Crow, Edom. Entered the Army Air Corps in 1944, trained at Truax Field, WI & Sheppard Field, TX. Served in Hawaii. Awarded Radio Diploma.

CUNNINGHAM, Ernest R., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Cunningham. Entered the Army in March, 1945, husband of Orea Hare. Trained in San Antonio, TX; served in Japan.

CURNUTT, Cozby L., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Curnutt, Fruitvale, attended Fruitvale Schools. Entered the Army in 1943, trained at Camp Roberts, CA. Served in Philippines and New Guinea. Awarded Silve Star & three Battle Stars. Killed in action on Luzon in March, 1945.

CURNUTT, Elmer L., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Curnutt, Grand Saline, graduated at Grand Saline H.S.. Entered the Army in 1941, trained at Camp Roberts, CA. Served in Alaska & the Aleutians. Awarded Bronze Star.

CURNUTT, Elton E., S/Sgt.

Con of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Curnutt, Grand Saline, graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered the Marines in 1942, trained in San Diego, CA and in Tennessee. Served on Okinawa.

CURNUTT, E. W., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Curnutt, Fruitvale, attended Fruitvale School. Entered Army in 1941, trained at Camp Roberts, CA and Ft. Lewis, WA. Served in Australia and New Guinea. Discharged in 1943.

CURNUTT, J. V., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Curnutt, husband of former Oleta Savage, Grand Saline, graduate of Grand Saline H.S. Entered Navy in 1944, trained at Camp Wallace, TX Served in New Guinea. (No photo available at this time)

CURNUTT, Orbin, MM 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Curnutt, Fruitvale, attended Fruitvale School. Entered the Seabees in 1943, trained; served in Hawaii and Iwo jima. Has Operations Star, Ribbon and one Battle Star. Discharged.

CURREY, Marvin L., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Currey, Grand Saline, attended Grand Saline Schools. Entered Army in Sept., 1945, trained at Ft. Bliss, TX. Has the Expert Rifleman Badge.

CURREY, Thurman D., T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Currey, Grand Saline, graduated from Grand Saline School. Wife, the former Peggie Perdue. Entered Marines in 1942, trained in San Diego, CA. Served on Bougainville, Guam. Has Expert Rifleman, Good Conduct Medals and three Battle Stars. Discharged, 1945.

CURTIS, Carl C., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Curtis, Grand Saline, attended A&M College. Entered Army in 1941, and after training, served at Camp Crowder, MO. Served in New Guinea, Phillipines and Japan. Has Pre-Pearl Harbor Ribbon.

CURTIS, Frank, Pfc.

Son of Mrs. Betty Curtis, Grand Saline, husband of former Effie Phillips, Midland, attended Clark Schools. Entered Army in 1940, trained at Camp Bowie, TX and FL. Served in Africa, Italy and killed in action in 1943. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, one Star and Purple Heart.

CURTIS, Mike T., T/5

Son of James D. Curtis. Entered Army in 1943, trained at Sheppard Field, TX, Lake Charles, LA and Jacksonville, FL. Served in England, France, Belgium and Germany.

CURTIS, William E., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Curtis, husband of former Sibyl White, Grand Saline, graduated from Allen Military Academy, Bryan. Entered Army in July, 1945, trained at Camp Roberts, CA.

 

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