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Men & Women of W. W. II.

Van Zandt County, Texas

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DANIEL, Henry P., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Daniel, Martins Mill, husband of the former Billie Sue Ashworth, Canton, graduated from Martins Mill H.S. Entered the Army in September 1942, trained at Camp Hood, Ft. Sam Houston, Memphis, TN and McCloskey General Hospital. Awarded European Theater Ribbon and Good Conduct Ribbon.

DANIEL, William E., Jr., YMN 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Daniel, Martins Mill, graduated from Martins Mill H.S. Entered the Navy in 1944, trained at Camp Wallace, TX, Bainbridge, MD and Little Creek VA.

DANIELL, Doyal N., T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Daniell. Entered the Navy in 1942, trained at Camp Cook, CA, Lordsburg, AZ and Camp Hood, TX.

DANIELS, Alton B., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Daniels, Grand Saline, husband of the former Opal Schronk, Hillsboro, graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered the Army in 1945, trained at Camp Hood, TX; served on Luzon and in Japan.

DANIELS, Isaac J. R.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Daniels, Fruitvale, attended Lawrence Springs School. Entered the Army in 1942, trained in United States; served in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, EAME Medal with five Bronze Stars.

DAVIDSON, Homer E., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Davidson. Entered the Army Anti-Aircraft in August, 1942, trained at Ft. Bliss, TX and in CA; served in England, France, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg. Has ETO Ribbon and fivd Battle Stars.

DAVIDSON, John W., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Davidson. Entered the Army in 1942, trained at Camp Wallace, Camp Stewart, GA and Massachusetts; served in France, Belgium and Germany. Awarded Rifle Medal and two Battle Stars.

DAVIDSON, Oscar F., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Davidson. Entered the Army in January, 1943, trained at Camp. Wolters, TX. Died at Camp in January, 1943.

DAVIS, Coy E., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Parker Davis, husband of the former Josephine Sloan, Grand Saline, attended Corinth School. Entered the Army in 1942, served in France, Belgium and Germany. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, ETO Ribbon, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, five Battle Stars and Arrow Head.

DAVIS, Richard P., S/Sgt

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Davis, Grand Saline, attended Jones School. Entered the Army in 1942, trained at Camp Blanding, FL and Ft. Benning, GA; served in the Southwest Pacific.

DAVIS, Arvel D., Ensign

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Davis, Canton. Entered the Navy May, 1942, trained in Great Lakes, IL; served in Pacific, Australia, Trobriand Island, North Africa, France, Italy & Sicily. Awarded European & African Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Theater Ribbon.

DAVIS, Billy D., T/3

Son of Mrs. Edwin Wheeler, Grand Saline. Entered the Army in 1943, trained at Camp Fannin & Ft. Ord, CA. Served in New Guinea, Philippines & Korea. Awarded three Battle Stars & Meritorious Service Unit Plaque.

DAVIS, Chester L., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Homar Davis graduated from Grand Saline H.S. in 1943. Entered the Army Air Corps in July, trained at Camp Wolters, Ft. George & in Maryland; served in New Caledonia, New Zealand, & New Guinea. Awarded Beach Head Arrow and two Battle Stars.

DAVIS, Cleatus, Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Davis. Entered Army in 1942. Served in the Pacific.

DAVIS, Deatis, Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Davis. Entered Air Corps in 1942, served in England.

DAVIS, Eldon L., 1st. Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Davis, Canton, graduated at Canton H.S. & A&M College, College Station. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Ft. Sill, OK.

DAVIS, Harry G., AOM 2/c

Son of Mrs. Bernyce Purkett, wife of the late M.C. Davis. Entered the Navy in June, 1943, trained in Corpus Christi, TX; served in Pearl Harbor, Panama, Philippines and Japan.

DAVIS, James K., Cpl.

Son of Mrs. Nellie Davis. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Ft. Lewis, WA. Wife, the former Mildred Waldrep. Served in England, France, Holland, Belgium & Germany. Has ETO Ribbon, four Battle Stars, Victory Medal. Discharged in 1945.

DAVIS, James P., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Davis, attended Grand Saline High School. Entered the Army in July, 1945, trained at Camp Roberts, California.

DAVIS, Juell R., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Cavis. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Wolters & Camp Stoneman, CA. Discharged in 1945. Awarded PTO, Bronze Star.

DAVIS, Louis Lincoln, Pvt.

Son of mr. and Mrs. W. E. Davis. Entered Army in May, 1943, wife, the former Doris Dane, trained at Ft. Knox, KY. Discharged in November, 1943.

DAVIS, Raymond R., S 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Davis. Entered Navy in September, 1943, trained in Corpus Christi, Kingsville, TX.

DAVIS, Rhyuel H., Pfc.

Son of Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Davis. Entered Army Air Corps in 1942, trained at March Field, CA. Served in England, France & Germany. Awarded FM Ribbon, four Battle Stars.

DAVIS, Samuel C., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Davis, husband of former Tommie Rusk, Canton, graduated from Van H.S. Entered Army in 1941, trained at Brooks Field, Albuquerque, NM. Served in England, France, Belgium & Germany. Discharged in 1945.

DAWSON, Frank A., S 1/c

Son of Mrs. F. A. Dawson, Dallas, attended Canton H.S. Entered the Navy in 1943, trained in San Diego, CA; served in Pacific Theater. Awarded Pres. Citation. American Asiatic Ribbon & one Battle Star.

DAWSON, Norman, Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Dawson. Entered the Marines in January, 1938, trained at San Diego, CA. Husband of the former Dorothy Bateman. Served in Alaska, Cuba & Southwest Pacific. Awarded Alaska Theater Ribbon, PTO Ribbon, four Battle Stars & Presidential Citation.

DEDMON (NOLEN*), James L., Sgt.

Son of Mr. & Mrs. F. M. Dedmon. Entered the Army in September, 1940; trained in Wyoming & Arkansas. Served in the Aleutians. Awarded Theater Ribbon, Presidential Citation & four Battle Stars. *This entry was in the "D" Surnames but the surname given was "Nolen".

DEDMON, John, Jr., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Dedmon. Entered the U.S. Marines Corps in 1943, trained in California; served in South Pacific. Awarded Purple Heart, Pres. Citation & two Battle Stars.

DEEN, Russell, S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Deen. Entered the Army Air Corps October, 1941, husband of the former Beatrice Sonderson, trained at Sheppard Field & Barksdale Field, LA. Served in Hawaii, Australia, New Guinea & Philippines. Awarded PTO Ribbon, American Defense, Pres. Citation, OLC & ten Battle Stars.

DeFEE, William J., C. Sp.

Son of C. D. DeFee, husband of the former Georgia L. Phillips, Grand Saline, graduated from ETSTC. Entered the Navy in 1942, trained at Norfolk, VA; served in Philippines. Awarded Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon and other Honors.

DENSON, Billy, CM 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Denson, Canton, graduated from Canton H.S. Entered Seabees January, 1943, trained in Norfolk, VA and Gulfport, MS. Served in Trinidad Island & Okinawa.

DENSON, Hugh, Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Denson, husband of Edith Powell, Danville, VA., graduated from CantonH.S. Entered Army in December, 1941, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. Served in the Aleutians & Alaska. Discharged in October, 1945.

DENTON, Henry L., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Denton. Entered Army August, 1943, trained at Camp Wolters, Salt Lake City, UT & Great Bend, KS. Served on Saipan.

DeWEES, A. B. Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl DeWees. Entered Army December, 1944, trained at Camp Hood, TX. Served in Korea. Wife the former Belle Lamb.

DICKARD, Harold L., S 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Dickard, husband of former Betty Reed, Van, graduated from Van H.S. Entered the Seabees in 1944, trained in San Diego, CA and in Rhode Island. Served in the Philippines & Japan.

DICKERSON, Charles O., S 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Dickerson, Fort Worth, husband of former Orea Burns, Grand Saline. Entered Navy in 1942, trained and served in Panama. Served in the South Pacific. Discharged, 1943.

DILLARD, William J., Capt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Dillard, Grand Saline. Entered Air Corps in 1942, trained in Luke Field, AZ. Served in the Mediterranean Theater. Awarded Silver Star, DFC, Air Medal with 19 OLCS, Pres. Unit Citation, seven Battle Stars, AD and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

DIXON, James H., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Dixon, Grand Saline. Entered the Army Air Corps in 1942, trained in Florida, California and Texas.

DIXON, James W., Capt. (Chaplain)

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Dixon, Grand Saline, husband of former Jeanne Cornelius Denton. Entered Army in 1942, trained and served in Africa, Sicily, England, France, Belgium, Holland & Germany. Has ETO Ribbon, with seven Battle Stars, one Bronze Arrowhead, Pres. Unit Citation, French Croix de Guerre with Palms. Discharged in 1945.

DIXON, Kenneth T., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Dixon, Grand Saline, husband of former Ruby Wright, Brownwood. Entered Army in 1940, trained and served in New Caledonia. Awarded AP Ribbon, Good Conduct and AD Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

DIXON, Sally, Pvt.

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Dixon, Grand Saline. Entered the WAAC in 1944, trained at Ft. Benning, GA and Camp Fannin, TX.

DIXON, Thomas S., Sp. (W) I/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Dixon, Grand Saline, husband of former Arline Harris, Lubbock, graduated from Baylor Univ. Entered Navy in 1942, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in the Aleutians, Dutch Harbor & Attu. Awarded Pacific Theater Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

DOROUGH, Billy J., Pfc.

Son of Mrs. Fannie Dorough, Grand Saline, graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered the Army Air Corps in 1943, trained at Gulfport, FL, Keesler Field, MS, Tyndall Field, FL, Westover Field, Mass & Charleston, SC. Served in Hawaii & Ryukyus Island. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, ATO Ribbon & Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon.

DOROUGH, Harold, Pvt.

Son of Mrs. Fannie Dorough, Grand Saline, attended Grand Saline H.S. Entered the Army June, 1945, trained at Camp Fannin, TX; transferred to Army Air Corps & trained at Greensboro, NC.

DOTSON, Harold D., Sgt.

Son of Mrs. D. D. Dotson. Entered the Army; served in Czechoslovakia.

DOTSON, Howard W., Pfc.

Son of Mrs. D. D. Dotson. Entered the Army; served in the South Pacific.

DOUGLAS, Kenneth F., S I/c

Son of Mrs. Ada Douglas, Grand Saline, graduated from Sunset H.S. in Dallas. Entered the Navy January, 1945, trained in San Diego, CA and Norman, OK; served in the Philippines.

DOUTHITT, Alvin W., T/5

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Douthitt, Grand Saline, attended Round Flat School. Entered the Army in 1942, trained at Ft. Bliss & Camp Barkeley, TX. Served in New Guinea, Philippines & Manilla.

DOUTHITT, James M., T/5

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Douthitt, Grand Saline, attended Round Flat School. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Roberts, CA. Served in New Guinea, Saipan, Luzon & Philippines. Awarded four Battle Stars.

DOUTHITT, Jeffie D., T/5

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Douthitt, husband of the former Fairy D. Waymire, Grand Saline. Entered the Army in 1943, trained in Scotland, England, France, Belgium, Holland & Germany. Awarded 5 Battle Stars, ETO Ribbon, Good Conduct with Clasp & Rifle Marksman.

DOVE, James D., S 2/c

Son of Mr. Karl Dove, graduated from Van H.S. Entered Navy in 1945. Trained in San Diego, CA & Norman OK.

DOVE, Joe R., T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Karl D. Dove, Colfax, graduated from Van H.S. Entered Air Corps in 1943, trained in Amarillo, Univ. of Mississippi & Dyersburgh, TN. Served in Italy, & awarded Air Medal, two Clusters, DIST Citation, ET, AT & Good Conduct Medal. Discharged in November, 1945.

DOVE, K. D., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Dove, Colfax, graduated from Van H.S. Entered Army in 1943, trained at Camp Robinson, AK & Springfield, MO. Served in Australia, New Guinea, Netherland, East Indies & Philippines.

DOZIER, Loyd R.

Entered Navy in September, 1943, trained at Kingsville, TX and Camp Edwards, Mass. Served on aircraft carrier.

DuBOSE, Dieu Donne B., T/Sgt.

Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Horace DuBose, Canton, graduate of Canton H.S. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Bowie, TX, Ft. Lewis, WA, Santa Rosa, CA, Parris Island, SC & Camp Van Dom, MS. Served in France & Germany. Awarded Purple Heart, Infantry Combat Badge. Wounded in France. Killed November, 1944 in Germany.

DuBOSE, Edgar T., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. T. DuBose, attended Canton H.S. Entered Navy in 1942, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in Japan.

DuBOSE, Joel F., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton DuBose. Entered Army January, 1945, trained at Camp Hood & Ft. Ord, CA. Served in Japan.

DUKE, Claude J., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. V. A. Duke, Grand Saline. Entered Navy in 1943, trained in Alameda, CA. Served in Philippines, New Guinea, Luzon, Aleucians, Capr Arago & Charleston, OR

DUKE, J. D., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. V. A. Duke, husband of former Syble Carpenter, Grand Saline. Attended Grand Saline H.S. Entered Army, trained at Camp Barkeley & Ft. Bliss. Served in Milan & Hollandia Bay, New Guinea & Manila. Awarded two Battle Stars & Good Conduct Medal.

DUKE, James W., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Duke, Grand Saline, attended Fruitvale School. Entered Army in 1941, trained & served in Australia, New Guinea & Manila. Discharged in 1945.

DUNCAN, Andrew, Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Duncan, Ben Wheeler, attended school at Cream Level and Martins Mill. Entered Army Air Corps September, 1942, trained at Randolph Field & Brooks Field.

DUNN, Wilbert, Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Washington Dunn. Entered the Army in July, 1943, trained at Ft. Lewis, WA. Served in France & Germany. (No photo available at this time)

DUNNAHOE, Flenoy E., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. V. D. Dunnahoe, Canton, Texas, attended Edgewood H.S. and A&M College. Entered the Army Air Corps in 1940, trained at Sheppard Field, TX & Groton, CN; served in Palestine, Egypt, Libia, Tunisia, Malta, Sicily, Italy, Corsica, France & Australia. Awarded Theater Ribbon with two Battle Stars & two Clusters.

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