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Men & Women of W. W. II.

Van Zandt County, Texas

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LAMB, Albert M., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Lamb, Sr. Entered Army November, 1942, trained at Ft. Benning, GA. Wife the former Jewel Folmar. Served in England, France & Germany. Killed in action, 1944. Awarded Expert Rifleman, Sharpshooter & two Purple Heart Medals.

LAMBERT, J. P. S 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Lambert, Canton, attended Van H.S. Entered Navy in 1944, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in the Marianas Islands & Saipan.

LAMBERT, Leroy L., Pvt.

Son of G. R. Lambert, Canton, attended Van H.S. Entered Air Corps in 1945, trained at Sheppard Field, TX.

LAMBERT, Loyd G., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Lambert, Canton attended Grand Saline H.S. Entered Army in 1942, trained in Nebraska & Utah. Served in Hawaii.

LAMBERT, Olan R., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Lambert, Canton, attended Canton H.S. Entered Air Corps in 1942, trained at Sheppard Field, TX & San Diego, CA. Served on Transport Plane. Discharged in 1945.

LANCASTER, Clarence G., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace G. Lancaster, Martins Mill; entered Army in 1942, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Tx. Served in England, Germany, France, Belgium & Czechoslovakia. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, ET, Purple Heart and two Stars. Discharged in 1945.

LANCASTER, DeWitt, Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Brad Lancaster, wife the former Iris McKenny. Entered Army in September, 1941, trained at Camp Wolters, TX. Served in Hawaii, New Hebrides, Makin & Saipan invasions. Awarded PM. two Battle Stars, AD and six Bars. Discharged in 1945.

LANCASTER, James K., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Lancaster, husband of former Shirley Brock, Martins Mill, graduated from Martins Mill H.S. Entered Air Corps November, 1942, trained at Lackland AAF, Waco & Tinker AAF, Oklahoma City, OK. Served in China, Bunna, India. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, AP & AT Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

LANCASTER, Ralph, T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Brad Lancaster. Entered Air Corps November, 1941, trained at Chanute Field, IL. Served in England & Germany.

LANCASTER, Wayne, Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Brad Lancaster. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Barkeley, TX. Served in Australia.

LAND, David E., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Land, Grand Saline, husband of former Viola Castell, Dallas, attended Grand Saline H.S. Entered Army in 1944, trained at Camp Hood.

LAND, Stephen L., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Land, Grand Saline. Entered Army in 1944, trained at Camp Fannin, TX. Served in Belgium, Luxembourg, & Germany. Wounded in Germany. Awarded ETO Ribbon, Purple Heart, two Battle Stars.

LANEY, Johnny Leon, Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Laney. Entered Army Infantry in 1943, trained in Mineral Wells, TX & Camp Butner, NC. Served in England, France & Belgium. Awarded ETO Ribbon, three Battle Stars & Combat Infantry Badge.

LANG, Carroll R., Pfc.

Son of Mrs. Eva Lang. Entered Army in 1944, wife the former Leota Waites, trained at Camp Blanding, FL. Served in England, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland & Germany. Awarded Purple Heart, ETO, one Star & Combat Infantry Badge. Discharged in 1945.

LANGE, Wilson C., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Lange, wife, the former Leon Garner. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Roberts, CA. Served in New Guinea & Philippines. Discharged in 1945. Awarded Purple Heart, Philippine Liberation Badge & Bronze Arrowhead.

LANGE, Wilson C., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lange. Entered Army in 1941, wife, the former Leona McPherson, trained at Camp Roberts, CA. Served in New Guinea & Mindanao. Awarded Pto Ribbon.

LANGLEY, Earnest B., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Langlay, deceased. Entered Army in November, 1940, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Camp Haan, CA & Camp Pickett, VA. Servedin England, France, Belgium & Germany. Awarded ETO Ribbon, 5 Battle Stars, Bronze Arrowhead. Discharged Oct., 1945.

LANGLEY, Marvin A., Cox.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Langley, deceased. Entered Navy in 1942, trained at Norfolk, VA. Served in Alaska, Aleutians, & Pacific. Awarded VM, AP, Pres. Citation, ATO & Victory Ribbon.

LANGLEY, Louis B., F 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Langley, deceased. Entered Navy in 1943, trained in San Diego, CA. Served on Guam, Pearl Harbor, Midway, Saipan, China Coast, Formosa & Okinawa. Awarded AP, PTO, Victory Ribbon & Pres. Citation.

LANGLEY, Tressie M., T/5

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Langley, deceased. Entered WAC in 1944, trained at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA & Fitzsimmons General Hospital, CO.

LANGFORD, Barney C., S 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Langford. Entered Navy in 1943, trained in Texas. Served in Okinawa.

LANGFORD, John Bruce

Son of Mr. & Mrs. A. M. Langford. Entered Navy in 1944, trained in Idaho. Discharged in 1944.

LAPINGTON, Price L., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Lapington, Dallas, graduated from Van H.S. Entered served in 1940, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Camp McCoy, WI and Michigan. Served in France, Belgium, Germany, Czechoslovakia. Awarded Pre-Pearl Harbor Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon, Bronze Star. Discharged in 1945.

LAPINGTON, William F., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Lapington, Dallas, attended Wentworth, Corinth and Pruitt. Entered Air Force in 1942, trained in Salinas, CA, Gainsville, TX & Oklahoma. Served in Photo-RCN. Killed in action, 1944.

LaPRADE, Arlee L., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. LaPrade, Grand Saline, husband of former Ina Clark, Lindale. Entered Army in 1943, trained at Ft. Knox, KY. Served in England & Germany. Awarded ETO Ribbon, Purple Heart & three Battle Stars.

LASATER, Billy E., BM

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Lasater. Entered Navy February, 1944, trained in San Diego, CA & Bremerton, WA. Awarded AP and ATO.

LASATER, Haskell P., 1st. Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Lasater, wife, the former Frances K. Odom. Entered Army in 1939, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, TX, West Point, Ellington Field and Victorville Field, CO. Awarded three OLC's, AD, ETO & Purple Heart. Served in Africa & Italy. Killed in action, 1944.

LASATER, Marion H., SF 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Lasater. Entered Navy in 1941, trained in San Diego, CA & Illinois. Wife the former Mary Lou Young. Awarded AP, 11 Battle Stars, ATO & Unit Commendation. Discharged in 1945.

LATTA, Bluford A., Pfc.

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Joe Latta, Grand Saline, husband of former Allie Mae Word. Entered Air Corps in 1942. Served in South Pacific. Awarded 3 Battle Stars, Pres. Citation & Sough Pacific Theater Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

LATTA, James R., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Latta, Grand Saline, husband of former Violet Spratt, England, graduated from Van H.S. Entered Air Corps, trained at Barksdale Field & Savannah, GA. Served in Australia, New Guinea, Dabadura, Bunda, & Hollandia. Awarded Pres. Citation. Discharged in 1945.

LATTIG, George E., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. George N. Lattig, Idaho, husband of former Fleta Carroll, Grand Saline, graduated from Fruitland, ID. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Barkeley, TX. Served in Okinawa, Hawaii & Korea. Awarded Purple Heart in 1945.

LAWLER, Carroll T., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Lawler, Canton, attended Canton H.S. Entered Air Corps in 1942, trained in San Angelo. Served in Scotland, England, Italy, Germany & France.

LAWLER, Donald L., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Lawler, Canton, graduated from Canton H.S. Entered Army June, 1945, trained at Camp Fannin.

LAY, Thomas C., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Lay. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Roberts, CA & Camp Carson, CO. Served in North Africa & Italy. Awarded Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart, ETO Ribbon & three Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

LEACH, Charles L., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Milliorn, Silver Lake, attended Silver Lake School. Entered Air Corps in 1943, trained and served in Hawaii, Guam, & Saipan. Awarded PT Ribbon.

LEACH, Joe M., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Leach. Entered Navy January, 1945, trained in San Diego, CA, Port Chicago.

LEACH, John I., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Leach, husband of former Mary Guess, Canton, graduated from Canton H.S. Entered Air Corps in 1945, trained at Ft. Bliss, TX.

LEATH, Fred T., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Leath, Arlington, husband of former Ethel Spur, Canton, attended Wills Point H.S. Entered Army October, 1943, trained at Camp Fannin, TX. Served in New Guinea, East Indies, Luzon. Awarded Purple Heart, two OLC's, Bronze Star, Infantry Combat Badge. Discharged in 1945. Thank you very much!!

LEDBETTER, Cecil Horace, S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Ledbetter, Grand Saline; entered Air Corps in 1942, trained and served in Italy. Awarded ATO & ETO Ribbons, Bronze Stars, Victory Medal, Good Conduct & Air Medals. Discharged. (Father-Columbus Clear Ledbetter; Mother-Mattie Viola Hodge Ledbetter died 1998 survived by wife Jerline Reynolds-Ledbetter-Barber, 3 children, and 4 grandchildren. Buried in Haven of Memories Cemetery, Canton, Texas submitted by Betty Miller niece). For more information, visit the genealogy section of Miss B's Place.

LEDBETTER, Jack E., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ledbetter Canton, graduated from Canton H.S. Entered Air Corps September, 1943, trained at March Field, CA & Busnell, FL. Served in Pearl Harbor, Marinas, & Okinawa. Awarded two Bronze Stars.

LEDBETTER, Roy Patrick, S 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Columbus Clear Ledbetter, Grand Saline; entered Merchant Marines in 1944, trained at St. Petersburg, FL. Served in India, Cuba, England, Philippines & Germany. (died in 1973, survived by wife - LaVerne Davis Ledbetter, 2 sons, 2 grand daughters, 4 great grand daughters and 1 great grandson; buried in Haven of Memories Cemetery, Canton, Texas; twin brother to Edna Ruth Ledbetter Teal - submitted by niece, Betty Teal Miller). For more information visit the genealogy section of Miss B's Place.

LEE, Clifton E. (Bully) Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Lee, Grand Saline, attended East Center School. Entered Armyu in 1942, trained at Camp Wolters. Served in Aleutians & Panama. Awarded ATO, AP & Good Conduct Medal. Discharged 1945.

LEE, Fred R., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Lee, graduated from Van H.S. Entered Air Corps in 1942, trained at Palm Beach, FL & San Francisco, CA. Served in Africa. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Discharged in 1945.

 

LEE, Jim

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Nath Lee, Grand Saline, attended Grand Saline Schools. Entered Merchant Marines in 1944, trained in New York.

LEE, John

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Nath Lee, Grand Saline, husband of former Mary Luckett, attended Grand Saline Schools. Entered Coast Guard in 1941, trained in Maimi, FL & Boxton, MA. Served in South Pacific.

LEE, Lester J., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Lee, husband of former Ruby Stuart, Grand Saline, attended East Center School. Entered Army in 1945, trained at Camp Fannin. Served in Philippines. Awarded Expert Infantry Badge.

LEHECKA, Jesse James, Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lehecka. Entered Air Corps in 1943, trained at Love Field, TX, Memphis, TN. Wife, the former Mary Elizabeth Stevens.

LEHECKA, Charles Edward, Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lehecka, wife, the former Josephine Ferrell. Entered Army Infantry in 1941, trained at Camp Wolters & Ft. Meade, MD. Discharged in 1943.

LEWIS, Gerald S., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Lewis, graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Wallace, TX. Served in Puerto Rico, France, England. Awarded ATO & ETO Ribbons, one Battle Star, five Overseas Bars & Purple Heart. Discharged in 1945.

LEWIS, Marvin G., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Lewis, Grand Saline, attended school in Grand Saline. Entered Army in 1945, trained at Camp Roberts, CA. Served in the Philippines.

LEWIS, Otho M., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Lewis, husband of former Willena Hammond, Grand Saline, graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered Army in 1943, trained at Camp Barkeley & Louisiana. Served in Australia, New Guinea & Philippines.

LEWIS, R. P., Pvt

Army; promoted from Pvt. to Sergeant and stationed in Alaska. Died 6 July, 2003. Information furnished by LaDonna Lewis-Weaver, daughter. Contact her for further information.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Lewis, Grand Saline, graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered Army October, 1945, trained at Camp Roberts, CA.

LEWIS, Radford G., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Lewis, Grand Saline, graduated from Grand Saline Schools. Entered Army Infantry in 1943, trained & served in Italy, France, Belgium & Germany. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Medal, ETO Ribbon, five Stars, three Overseas Bars.

LIDE, Homer A., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Lide, Canton, attended Canton H.S. Entered Army in 1944, trained at Camp Roberts, CA & Ft. Benning, Ga. Served in Germany. Awarded two Battle Stars.

LINDSEY, Charles S., AMMM 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Lindsey, Grand Saline, husband of former Virginia Beverly. Entered Naval Air Corps in 1942, trained in San Diego & Chicago, IL. Served on Okinawa, Hawaii, Marshalls & Marianas. Awarded AT, Good Conduct & Okinawa Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

LINDSEY, Douglas E., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. O. Lindsey. Entered Army in 1942, wife the former Janice Michna, trained at Ft. Fisher, & Camp Davis, NC. Served in Fiji, New Guinea & Philippines

LINDSEY, Olin O., Jr., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. O. Lindsey, Sr. Entered Army November, 1943, wife the former Willie Mae Miraile; trained at Camp Hood, TX & Ft. Knox, KY.

LINNERMAN, Tom H., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Linnerman, Grand Saline. Entered Navy in 1942, trained at Great Lakes, IL. Served in North Africa, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Einwetok, Hollandia, Guam, Saipan, Philippines & Okinawa.

LONG, Aldena, Pfc.

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arch Gilbert, Wills Point, wife of G. P. Long; attended Winsboro Schools. Entered WAC in 1944, trained at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA. Served in kentucky. Awarded Pres. Unit Citation. (Additional information indicates another husband, Sgt. Joe Long.)

LONG, Elmer G., Pvt.

Son of E. G. Long, attended McCoy School. Entered Marines in 1943, trained in San Diego, Ca. Discharged in 1944.

LONG, Henry W., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Long, Wills Point, husband of former Goldie Yarbrough, attended Edgewood School. Entered Army February, 1942, trained at Camp Callan, CA. Served in Hawaii. Discharged in 1942.

LONG, Joe P., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Long, attended Wills Point School. Entered Air Corps in 1942, trained at Lowry Field, Denver, CO, & Sacramento Air Depot, CA. Served in England. Discharged in 1945.

LOUGHMILLER, Aubrey O., Capt.

Husband of former Jamie Samford, Wills Point, attended University of Texas. Entered Marine Corps in 1924 called to active duty in 1942. Served in Pacific. Relieved from duty in 1945.

LOUGHMILLER, Mary E., T/Sgt.

Daughter of Mrs. Tommie Loughmiller, Canton, attended NTSTC, Denton, and University of Texas. Entered WAC in 1941, trained at Des Moines, IA, attended Specialist School. Served in Mississippi. Awarded WAC Medal & Good Conduct. Discharged in 1945.

LOUGHMILLER, Wiley W., 1st Lt.

Son of the Late Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Loughmiller, Canton, husband of former Grance Hodges, Gatum, C.Z.; graduated from Texas University. Entered Marines, San Antonio, 1942, trained in California. Served on Saipan, Marianas, Guam & Marshalls. Awarded Purple Heart. Wounded on Guam, 1944.

LOVELL, Chas. W., Jr., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. W. Lovell, Sr.. Entered Air Corps June, 1941, wife, the former Mildred Lou Carter.. Trained at Ft. Bliss, TX, Aberdeen, MD & Utah.

LOVELL, Spencer L., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lovell. Entered Navy in 1945, trained in San Diego, CA. Discharged in 1945. Wife, the former Georgetta Marie Jackson.

LOVEN, Allen S., CM 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Loven, husband of former Grace King, Grand Saline. Entered Navy in 1941, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in Pearl Harbor, Saipan, Australia and Fiji. Awarded two Battle Stars.

LOVEN, Leonard C., T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Loven, Grand Saline. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Roberts, CA, Ft. Lewis WA & Camp Adair, OR. Served in England, France, Germany & Austria. Awarded Expert Rifle Badge & Special Citation.

LOVEN, Willis E., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Loven, Grand Saline, attended Grand Saline H.S. Entered Air Corps November, 1945, trained at Kelly Field, TX.

LOVE, Otis D., Sgt.

Son of Charles Love, Ben Wheeler; entered Army in 1941, trained at Ft. Worth & Waco, TX. (No photo available at this time)

LOVE, Rubus F., Pfc.

Son of Charles Love, Ben Wheeler; entered Army in 1942, trained in Washington, D.C., Camp Barkley & Camp Crowder. (No photo available at this time)

 

LUCKETT, Samuel L., CM 3/c

Attended Grand Saline School. Entered Seabees in 1942, trained in Norfolk, VA. Served in St. Thomas, VA & the Adminarties. Discharged in 1945.

LUCAS, Howard M., T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Lucas, Grand Saline, attended NTSTC. Entered Air Corps in 1941, trained at Chanute Field, RI, Las Vegas, NV. Awarded ETO, Air Medal, three Clusters, DFC, one Cluster, Pres. Unit Citation and one Cluster. Discharged in 1945.

LUCAS, Durbon J., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Lucas, Grand Saline, attended Grand Saline H.S. Entered Army in 1945, trained at Camp Fannin & Ft. Benning, GA.

LYBRAND, Karl C., JR., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. K. C. Lybrand, Sr. Entered Army in 1942, wife the former Jean Slaughter, trained at Camp Crowder, & Kansas City, MO. Served in France, Germany & Belgium. Awarded ETO Ribbon & two Stars.

LYNCH, Jerry W.,Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Lynch, Grand Saline. Entered Army in 1941, trained & served in New Guinea, Netherlands, East Indies & Philippines. Awarded CI Badge, AP Medal & three Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, ATO Medal, Philippines Lib. with one Star. Discharged in 1945.

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