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Men & Women of W. W. II.

Van Zandt County, Texas

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JACKSON, Claude F., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jackson, Canton, attended school at Edgewood High. Entered Army in 1943, trained at Camp Barkeley, TX. Served in New Zealand, New Guinea. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, four Battle Stars, Pres. Citation.

JACKSON, Coy L., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Jackson; entered Army in 1943, trained at Camp Robinson, AK & Camp Shelby, MS. Served in England & France. Awarded Purple Heart.

JACKSON, D. N., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Jackson, Van, graduated from Van H.S. Entered Air Corps in 1943, trained at Sheppard Field & Scott Field, IL. Served in Italy.

JACKSON, Jesse T., S 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Jackson, Wills Point, attended Wills Point School. Entered Navy in 1945, trained in San Diego, CA. Served on Guam, Saipan, & Treasure Island.

JACKSON, Leroy, Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Jackson; entered Air Corps in 1942, trained in Tuscon, AZ & Barksdale Field, LA. Served in India.

JACKSON, Rupert B., T/5

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jackson, Canton, attended Wills Point H.S. entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Bowie, TX. Served in Algiers, Tunsin, Italy, France & Germany. Awarded ETO Ribbon, Good Conduct, Driving Medal & five Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

JACKSON, Stacy O., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Jackson, Van, graduated from Van Schools. Entered Army in 1942, trained with Infantry on Attu. Served on Attu. Awarded Conduct & one Star.

JACKSON, William M., Cpl.

Son of Mrs. Tom Jackson, Canton, graduated from Canton H.S. Entered Army in 1944, trained at Camp Roberts, CA. Served in Hawaii & Okinawa.

JACOBS, Robert N., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Jacobs, Freeport, husband of former Opal Anderson, Grand Saline. entered Army in 1943, trained at Camp Wolters, TX & Ft. Ord, CA. Served in the Philippines & Guam. Awarded Combat Infantry Badge, PT Ribbon, two Stars, Good Comduct & Purple Heart. Killed on Letye December, 1944.

JAMES, Jack D., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd James; entered Army October, 1942, trained at Camp Gruber, OK. Served in France, Belgium & Germany. Awarded ETO Ribbon, three Battle Stars & Combat Infantry Badge.

JAMES, William A.

Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Roberts, CA. Served in Alaska, France, Germany & Austria. Awarded ETO Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

JAMES, William R., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Floyd James; entered Air Corps November, 1942, trained at Alamogordo, NM. Served in England. Awarded ETO, six Battle Stars, Pres. Citation. Discharged October, 1945.

JAMIESON, John W., S. Sgt.

Son of Mr. & Mrs. J. V. Jamieson; entered Air Corps September, 1942, trained at Stinson Field, San Antonio,TX. Served in New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, New Guinea, Biak, Okinawa & Japan.

JAMIESON, Thomas V., Jr., T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. V. Jamieson, Sr.; entered Air Corps September, 1942, trained at Las Vegas, NV & Tampa, FL. Awarded DFC, Air Medal, four OLCS, four Battle Stars. Discharged, 1945.

JAMIESON, William H., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. V. Jamieson; entered Air Corps in 1944, trained at Sheppard Field & Amarillo AAF, TX. Discharged, 1945.

JANUARY, Jim C., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. January, Canton, graduated from Canton H.S. entered Army in 1945, trained at Camp Hood. Served in Japan.

JANUARY, Kelton (Jack), S/1c

Son of Mrs. C. D. January, Canton, attended Canton H.S. entered Navy in 1940, trained at San Diego, CA. Served in South Pacific, Pearl Harbor. Awarded Purple Heart; killed in the fourth Battle of the Solomons.

JARMAN, Hearn W., Cpl.

Son of Mrs. H. D. Clark, Van. Entered Army in 1942, trained & served in Salerno, Anzio, France & Germany. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, ETO Ribbon, Combat Badge, Sharpshooters Medal, Pres. Citation & four Battle Stars. Discharged, 1945.

JARMAN, Howard, Pvt.

Son of Mrs. Clyde Bailey. Entered Marines in 1945, wife, the former Maurine Lasater, trained at Parris Island, SC.

JARMAN, Wilson L., M/Sgt.

Son of Mrs. H. D. Clark, Van, husband of former Juanita Kelley, Colfax, attended Van H.S. Entered Army in 1944, trained at Camp Robinson, AK.

JAROSH, Elvin E., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Jarosh; entered Army in 1943, trained at Camp Barkeley; wife, the former Lillie Lamb. Served in England, France & Germany. Awarded ETO with three Stars.

JENKINS, Charles T., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Jackson, Grand Saline, graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered Merchant Marines in 1945, trained at Sheepshead Bay, NY & Norfolk VA. Served in Bermuda.

JENNINGS, Arvil L., Pvt.

Son of Roy Jennings, Grand Saline, husband of former Mildred Thompson, attended Grand Saline H.S. Entered Air Corps in 1945, trained at Sheppard Field, TX & Keesler Field, MS.

JETER, George T., S/Sgt.

Husband of former Minnie Ruth Mayberry, Canton, graduated from Van H.S. Entered Air Corps in 1941, trained at Kelly Field, San Antonio, TX. Served in India & Burma. Awarded Unit Citation, three Battle Stars. Discharged, 1945.

JOHNSON, Edward D., WT 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Johnson, Dallas, husband of former Opal Jennings, Grand Saline, attended Edgewood Schools. Entered Navy in 1942, trained at Great Lakes, IL.

JOHNSON, Bunyan H., S I/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Johnson, Canton, graduated from Canton H.S. Entered Navy, World War I, 1917, trained at Great Lakes IL. Served in France. Awarded Service Medals. Discharged August, 1919.

JOHNSON, Edward J., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Johnson, Athens, husband of Veta Weatherall, Canton. Entered Air Corps in 1942, trained at Greenville, Del Rio & Sherman, TX.

JOHNSON, Eric O., BM 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Johnson. Entered Navy in 1942, trained in San Diego. Served in Okinawa. Discharged, 1945.

JOHNSON, Harold F., AMM I/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Johnson, Canton, graduated from Edgewood H.S. and NTSTC. Entered Naval Air Corps in 1941, trained in San Diego & Alameda, CA. Served on Midway, Guadalcanal, Coral Sea & Tulagi. Awarded Air Medal & Unit Citation.

JOHNSON, Joseph R. Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Johnson; entered Marines in 1944, trained at Parris Island, SC & Camp LeJeune, NC. Served in the Solomons & Okinawa. Awarded Purple Heart, PTO Ribbon, one Battle Star. Served with the 1st Marines.

JOHNSON, Leo G., Pvt.

Son of Mary Jane Shannon entered Navy in 1942, trained at Camp Livingston, LA. Served in Africa, England & France.

JOHNSON, William R., MM I/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Johnson, Martins Mill. Entered Navy in 1941, trained in San Diego. Served in South Pacific, Discharged, 1945.

JONES, Cecil L., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Jones; entered Army in 1940, trained at Camp Bowie, TX, Ft. Lewis, WA & Santa Rosa, CA. Wife, the former Pauline Crimm. Awarded ETO Ribbon, three Battle Stars, Combat Rifle Badge & Contressional Medal. Discharged in 1945.

JONES, Delton H., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Jones, California, husband of former Lavern Smith, Mineola, attended Canton H.S. entered Army in 1942, trained at Ft. Knox, KY & State Teachers College, Ft. Smith, AK. Served in Germany. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, ETO Ribbon with 2 Battle Stars.

JONES, Girlie G., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. W. Jones, Ben Wheeler, husband of former Opal Wright, Bowie, TX, graduated from Port Arthur, TX Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Adair, OR, Ft. Benning, GA & Phoenix, AZ. Served in France, Holland, Belgium, & Germany. Awarded Purple Heart, & Cert. of Honor. Wounded in Germany, November, 1944; killed in 1945.

JONES, Homer G., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Jones; entered Army in 1942, trained at Abilene, TX. Served in England, France & Germany. Awarded ETO, fibe Battle Stars, Bronze Arrowhead. Killed in truck accident, France, September, 1945.

JONES, J. Harold, Pfc.

Son of Lester & Mainic Jones, Edgewood; entered Army March 3, 1943, trained at Camp Walter, Mineral Wells, Camp Butner, NC. Served in North Africa & Italy. Awarded ATC Medal, EAME Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, Distinguished Unit Badge, Marksman Medal, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal. Discharged December 31, 1945. (No photo available at this time)

JONES, J. T., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Jones, Grand Saline, graduated from Van H.S. Entered Army in 1945, trained at Camp Fannin, TX & Ft. Riley, KS.

JONES, Jo Aubrey

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Jones, Canton, graduated from Canton H.S. Entered Army in 1941, trained at Camp Roberts, CA & Tacoma, WA. Awarded ETO Ribbon, Good Conduct, Pre-Pearl Harbor & Pres. Citation.

JONES, Raymond A., Seaman 2nd. Class (b. 3 May 1906 d. 20 Dec 1956)

Father of David Ray Jones of Fruitvale, entered Navy in 1944 and was discharged in 1945. He served aboard the USS Samuel Chase in the Philippines and South Pacific. Possibly the oldest person in Van Zandt County to be inducted into the military. Inducted at the age of 36 years. Information furnished by D. R. Jones, Fruitvale. (No photo available at this time)

JONES, Roy N., Pfc.

Son of Mrs. Lizzie Jones, husband of former Inez Lee, Grand Saline, attended school at Jones. Entered Army in 1944, trained at Camp Maxey. Served in Dutch New Guinea. Awarded Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, & Unit Citation.

JOSLIN, Charlie, Jr., Prc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Joslin, Grand Saline, attended Central School. Entered Army in 1943, trained at Camp Hulen, TX. Servedin France, Belgium & Germany. Awarded Good Conduct Medal & five Stars.

JOSLIN, Dixie, Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Joslin, husband of former Dorothy Weathers, Grand Saline. Entered Army in 1944, trained & served in Germany & France. Awarded ETO Ribbon with three Battle Stars & Good Conduct Medal. Wounded in 1945.

JOSLIN, James W., S I/C

Son of Mrs. Annie Thedford, Forreston, sttended Grand Saline H.S. Entered Navy in 1944, trained at Camp Wallace, TX & Camp Elliott, CA. Served on Guam & Pearl Harbor.

JOSLIN, Thomas W., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Joslin, Grand Saline, attended Central School. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Claiborne, LA. Served in New Caledonia. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, Discharged in 1945.

JOYCE, Murraye D., Capt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Joyce, Van, husband of former Tommie Williams, Arizona, graduated from Van H.S., attended A&M. Entered Air Corps in 1941, trained at Rankin Field, CA & Luke Field, AZ.

JOYNER, Archie D., S I/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Joyner, Grand Saline, attended Grand Saline H.S. Entered Navy in 1942, trained & served on Guam, Iwo Jima, Okinawa & Japan.

JOYNER, David C., T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Joyner, husband of former Lou Alexander, Grand Saline. Entered Army in 1938, trained & servedin Hawaii & Japan. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, Expert Infantry Badge, Expert Rifle Badge & three Bars.

JOYNER, Jack H., MOMM 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Joyner. Entered Seabees in 1942, trained at Norfolk, VA & at Camp Bradford. Discharged.

JULIAN, Segle L., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Julian, Maxey, husband of former Mildred King, Grand Saline, Graduated from Roxton H.S. Entered Army in 1945, trained at Camp Hood & Camp Maxey. Served in Korea.

KAMMAN, Mart B., T/5

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Kamman, Grand Saline, attended Edgewood Schools. Entered Army in 1942, trained & served in Ft. Riley, KS. Discharged in 1944.

KAMMAN, Noah M. Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Kamman, husband of former Lou E. Duke. Enterd Army in 1942, trained & served in England. Discharged in 1945.

KAMMAN, Royce G., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Kamman, Grand Saline, husband of former Adar Kalker. Entered Army in 1943, trained at Ft. Benning, GA, Camp Shelby, MS. Served in England, France & Germany. Killed in Germany, 1945; awarded Purple Heart.

KAY, James A., Cpl.

Son of Mrs. Lina Kay. Entered Army November, 1943, trained at Ft. Sill, OK.

KAY, R. B., Jr., Pvt.

Son of Mrs. Lina Kay. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Roberts, CA. Discharged 1942.

KELLEY, Curtis T., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Kelley. Entered Army in 1941, trained at Camp Roberts, CA. Served in England, France, & Germany. Awarded ETO Ribbon, three Battle Stars.

KELLEY, Melton L., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Kelley. entered Army in 1943, trained at Camp Wolters, TX. Wife, the former Ava Bell Sargent. Awarded ETO, two Battle Stars & ATO Ribbon. Wounded in France, 1945.

KENNEDY, Benjamin P., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Kennedy. Entered Army July, 1942, trained in San Antonio, TX. Served in Hawaii.

KENNEDY, George Rube, Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Kennedy. Entered Army December, 1944, trained at Camp Hood, TX. Served in Okinawa, Japan & Luzon.

KENNEDY, Kenneth E., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Kennedy, Canton, attended NTAC. Entered Army in 1943, trained at Camp Plauche, LA, Camp Reid, NM & Ft. Bliss, TX. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Wife the former Sudie Cofer.

KEY, Leonard T.

Son of S. C. Key. Entered Army November, 1944, at Albrook Field in Canal Zone. Served four months and returned, received discharge in October, 1945. Wife the former Ray Stroud.

KIMBREW, Virbil W., 1st. Lt.

Son of E. V. Kimbrew. Entered Air Corps in 1942, wife, the former Bobbie Louise Hopkins, trained at Randolph Field & Brooks Field. Served in France, England, Belgium & Germany. Awarded Air Medal, six Bronze Stars, Pres. Unit Citation, one Cluster & Belgian Foffegere.

KINDLE, Lewis, Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Kindle, husband of former Opal Welch, Van, attended Van School. Entered Marines in 1944, trained at San Diego, Oceanside & San Francisco, CA. Served on Guam and in China.

KING, Kenneth R., BM 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl King, Grand Saline, graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered Navy in 1941, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in Samoa.

KING, Meinard, L., Sgt.

Son of N. L. King, attended Grand Saline Schools. Entered Air Corps in 1942, trained at Will Rogers Field & Salt Lake City, UT. Served on FIJI, New Hebrides, New Caledonia, Leyte New Guinea, Mindanao & Sterling Island. Awarded SW Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon & two Stars.

KING, Hasskell H., T/5

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. King, Edgewood, wife the former LaFarris Mills, Edgewood, attended Edgewood H.S. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Adair, OR & Ft. Lewis, WA. Served in Holland, England, France & Germany. Awarded ETO Ribbon, five Stars. Discharged in 1945.

KING, Malvin L., AM 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. King, Ben Wheeler, attended Van H.S. Entered Navy in 1942, trained in San Diego & Norman, OK. Served in Okinawa, Guam, China & Newfoundland. Awarded ET Ribbon, Pacific Medal of Honor.

KING, Thomas L., QM 2/c

Son of W. and Mrs. T. R. King, Eagle Pass, Van; graduated from Van H.S. Entered Navy in 1943, trained in San Diego, CA. Served on Midway & the Hawaiian Islands.

KINNEY, Armitton, S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Kinney, Edgewood, attended Edgewood H.S. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Drowder, MO & Camp Murphy & Robins Field, GA. Served in Bermuda. Awarded American Theater Ribbon.

KINNEY, Casey, Sgt.

Son of A. M. Kinney, Edgewood. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Kohler, CA & Vancouver, WA. Served in North Africa, India, Burma. Awarded AT Ribbon, ET and two Stars.

KINNEY, Howard, Cpl.

Son of Mr.. and Mrs. A. M. Kinney. Entered Air Corps in 1942, trained at Majors Field, Boco Raton, FL & Nebraska. Discharged in 1945. Wife the former Linnie Fay Click.

KINNEY, Joe, Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Kinney, Edgewood. Entered Air Corps in 1942, trained at Majors Field, Greenville, TX. Wife the former Opal Martin. Discharged in 1943.

KINNEY, George, Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Kinney, Edgewood. entered Air Corps in 1942, trained at Hondo Air Field & Garden City, KS. Discharged in 1945.

KNIGHT, Douglas G., 1st. Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Knight, wife the former Hazel Harrell. Entered Air Corps in 1943, trained in San Antonio, TX. Served in China, India & Burma. Awarded Purple Heart.

KNIGHT, Gordon C., MM 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Knight, husband of former Norene Taylor, Grand Saline, graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered Navy in 1942, trained at Great Lakes, IL & San Diego, CA. Served in the Pacific.

KNIGHT, Odie S., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Knight, husband of former Edna Lee Moody, Grand Saline. Entered Air Corps in 1942. Served in China. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star, one Battle Star & Special Citation. Discharged, 1945.

KNIGHT, Milton E., 1st. Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis W. Knight. Entered Air Corps in 1941, trained as Glider TowPilot. Discharged November, 1945. Wife the former Joyce Childs.

KNOWLES, Frank A., Cpl.

Son of Mrs. R. L. Knowles, husband of former Johnnie Higenbothem, attended Bethel School. Entered Army in 1943, trained at Camp Hood, TX & Camp Gruber, OK. Served in Japan.

KNOX, Perry, Pfc.

Son of the late Sam Knox, Canton, husband of former Minnie Daniels, attended Canton Schools. Entered Army September, 1942, trained at Ft. Robinson, NE.

KNOX, F. Eugene, S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Knox, Canton, attended Canton H.S. Entered Navy in 1943, trained in Corpus Christi, Bermuda Island. Served on Patrol Carrier in the Atlantic, England.

KNOX, Wallace A., Cpl.

Son of Mrs. Dora Knox, Canton, attended Canton School. Entered Air Corps in 1942, trained in California. Served in England, France, Belgium, Holland & Germany. Awarded Good Conduct Medal & Six Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

KOEN, Emmett K. Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Koen, Canton, graduated from Canton H.S. Entered Army in 1945, trained at Camp Wolters. Served in Hawaii.

KOONCE, Quinton, CEM

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Koonce, Grand Saline, graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered Navy in 1938, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in the Atlandic & Pacific. Awarded AD Medal, AP Ribbon with one Battle Star. Discharged November, 1945.

KUYKENDALL, Ben F., BM 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Kuykendall, husband of former Neva J. Eitel, Grand Saline. Entered Navy in 1941, trained in San Diego. Served on the TJSS Crescent City in the Pacific. Awarded two Battle Stars & 1 Citation. Discharged 1945.

KUYKENDALL, Derrell M., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Kuykendall, husband of former Della Gill, Grand Saline, attended Wills Point Schools. Entered Army in 1944, transferred to Air Corps, trained at Ft. Bliss, TX, Camp Haan, CA, Camp Howze & Kelly Field, TX.

KUYKENDALL, Hector O., 1st. Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Kuykendall, husband of former Ruby Cozby, Grand Saline. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Ft. Warren, WY, Camp Young, CA & Ft. Pierce, FL. Served in the ET. Awarded two Battle Stars & Bronze Arrowhead, Pres. Citation and Bronze Star.

KUYKENDALL, Ivyd L., 2nd Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kuykendall, Grand Saline, graduated from Edgewood H.S. Entered Army Air Corps in 1942, trained at Kelly Field & Frederick, OK. Served in the Marshalls & Gilbert Islands. Awarded three OLC's and DFC.

KUYKENDALL, Jodie R., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kuykendall, attended school at Burnett Chapel. Entered Air Corps in 1942, trained at Sheppard Field & Carlsbad, NM. Served in the China-Burma-India Theater. Awarded two Battle Stars.

KUYKENDALL, Roland M., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Kuykendall, husband of former Elnora Butler, Grand Saline, attended school at Fruitvale. Entered Army in 1945, trained at Camp Hood, TX. Served on Luzon, the Philippines & Yokahoma.


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