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Men & Women of W. W. II.

Van Zandt County, Texas

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MELTON, Herbert D., S 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Melton, Grand Saline, attended Grand Saline School. Entered Navy in 1945, trained in San Diego. Served in Okinawa & China.

MELTON, Virgil V., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Melton, Canton, attended Jackson and Canton Schools. Entered Marines, 1942, trained in San Diego. Served in New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Guadalcanal.

METCALF, Donald E., Sgt.

Son of Mr. T. G. Metcalf; entered Army 1942, trained at Ft. Warren, WY. Served in England & France. Discharged May, 1945.

MHOON, L. V., Jr., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Mhoon, Sr.; entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Hood, TX & Camp Swift. Served in France, Germany & Czechoslovakia. Awarded ETO Ribbon & 2 Stars.

MILAM, Morris B., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Milam, husband of the former Margaret Baker, Canton, attended Van Schools. Entered Army December, 1943, trained at Camp Fannin, Tyler, TX. Served in France & Germany. Awarded Good Conduct & Purple Heart.

MILAM, Garth O., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Milam, Rowlette, husband of the former Louise Vickson, Mexia, TX; attended Van H.S. Entered Army Signal Corps in 1943, trained at Camp Callan, Sacramento, CA. Servedin Italy, France & Germany.

MILAM, Walter M., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Milam, Canton, husband of former Virginia Shamburger, Fruitvale, graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered Army in 1945, trained at Camp Roberts, CA. Served in the Philippines.

MILES, Doyle W., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Miles; entered Air Corps in 1942, trained at Las Vegas, NV. Served in England. Awarded DFC, Air Medal, four OLCS, Pres. Citation, one Cluster & ETO Ribbon, two Battle Stars.

MILLER, Alfred C., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Miller, Canton; entered Army February, 1941, trained at Camp Bowie, TX, Camp Blanding, FL & Camp Edwards MA. Served in Germany, Italy, France, Africa, Belgium & Holland. Awarded ET Ribbon, 6 Battle Stars, AD Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge & Good Conduct Medal. Discharged in 1945.

MILLER, Ardis, E., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Garry Miller, Canton, attended Canton H.S. Trained at Camp Wolters & Ft. Ord, CA. Served in the Philippines.

MILLER, Don D., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Miller, Grand Saline, husband of former Dossie Weathers, Grand Saline, attended Grand Saline H.S. Entered Army in 1943, trained & served in France & Germany. Awarded ETO Ribbon with 2 Battle Stars & Good Conduct Medal. (Died May, 1992, survived wife, Dossie Weathers Miller, daughter, Donna Lynn Miller Alexander, 2 grandchildren && 2 great grandchildren. Wife Dossie Weathers Miller died 2006. Both are buried in Woodside Cemetery, Grand Saline, Van Zandt County, Texas. Submitted by sister-in-law Betty Miller)

MILLER, Donald W., COX

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Miller, Canton, husband of former Zola Doris Fincher, Canton, attended Canton H.S. Entered Navy in 1943, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in the AP Theater. Awarded navy Commendation, AP & Philippines Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

MILLER, Jack L., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Garry Miller, Canton; trained at Ft. D. A. Russell, Marfa, TX. Camp Bowie, OK City. Served in Alaska.

MILLER, James E., (Jimmy), Gun M. 2/c

Son of A. C. Miller, Canton, attended Canton H.S. Entered Navy November, 1942, trained at Great Lakes, IL, Quantico, VA. Served in the Pacific. Awarded AT, AP & Good Conduct Ribbons.

MILLER, Robert L., MOMM 1/c

Son of A. C. Miller, Canton, husband of former Mary F. McGrady, Canton; attended Canton H.S. Entered Navy in 1942, trained at Great Lakes, IL & Norfolk, VA. Awarded Good Conduct Medal.

MILLS, W.S., COM

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Mills, Sr., Canton, graduated from Canton H.S. Entered Navy on May 20, 1940, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in Hawaii, Admiralities and Pacific Islands.

MINATREA, Milfred A., S 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Minatrea, Grand Saline, graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered Navy August, 1945, trained in San Dieto, CA.

MINCE, B. F. (Frank) S 1/c

Son of Mrs. R. E. Jarrell; entered Navy in September, 1943, trained at Farragut, ID. Served aboard Transport Ship. Husband of former Wanda Hawkins.

MIRACLE, Henry H., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Miracle; entered Army April, 1943, trained at Camp Kohler, CA. Served in Hawaii & Leyte. Husband of former Lonera Johnson. Awarded Bronze Star.

MIRACLE, Fred E., T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Miracle; entered Army Air Corps April, 1943, trained at Sheppard Field, TX, Keesler Field, MS & Harlingen, TX. Served in Italy. Awarded Air Medal, three OLCS, ETO Ribbon, three Battle Stars & Pres. Citation.

MIRACLE, Elvan, Jr., MM 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Miracle. Entered Navy in 1943, husband of Vera Beryre Gardner, trained at Camp Peary, VA. Served in New Guinea & Philippines.

MISLIVETS, Ernest, Jr., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mislivets; entered Air Corps January, 1943, trained at Keum, UT. Served overseas in Sicily, Italy, & N. Africa. Awarded ATO & ETO Ribbon.

MITCHELL, Berry A., Jr., Cpl.

Son of Berry A. Mitchell, Sr., Canton, husband of former Octavia Emerson, Canton, graduated from Canton H.S. Entered Army Air Corps June, 1942, trained at Sheppard Field, TX & Victorville, CA.

MITCHELL, Harold J., QM 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Mitchell, Canton, graduated at Canton High and attended Denton College. Entered Navy July, 1944, trained in San Diego, CA.

MIXON, Jack C., 1st. Sgt.

Nephew of Mrs. Edna E. White, Grand Saline, graduated at HiWay, NM. Entered Army in 1940, trained at Ft. Beivoir, VA, Monterrey & Ft. Ord, CA. Served on Saipan & Peleiu.

MIZZLES, Tom E., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Abb L. Mizzles, Ben Wheeler, attended school at Pine Bluff. Entered Army in 1940, trained at Ft. Sam Houston & Harlingen Field, TX. Served in England, France, Belgium. Awarded European Theater Ribbon. Wounded & Killed in action October, 1944.

MONCRIEF, James C., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Moncrief, Grand Saline, attended Bula H.S. Entered Army in 1943, trained at Ft. Benning, GA & Camp Shelby, MS. Served in France & Germany.

MONTGOMERY, Harvey, Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Montgomery, Canton, attended Canton and Wallace Schools. Entered Army in 1943, trained in Texas. Served in France & Germany. Awarded six Battle Stars & Bravery Medal.

MONTGOMERY, Lloyd, Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Montgomery, husband of the former Modine Chaney, Canton; attended Wallace School. Entered Army in August, 1942, trained at Camp Crowder, MO, Camp Blanding, FL & Camp Forrest, TX. Served in New Guinea, Philippines & Japan. Awarded Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, four Bronze Stars & Good Conduct Medal.

MOON, Isaac Farris, S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Moon; entered Navy May, 1944. Served in Hawaii, Philippines, Carolines & Okinawa.

MOON, Wayman J., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Moon; entered Army November, 1943, trained at Camp Wheeler, GA. Served in England & France. Killed in action in France August, 1944. Awarded Purple Heart & Expert Rifle Medal. Husband of the former Lavera Mae Eskie.

MOORE, Elvis R. L., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Moore, husband of the former Margaret Roberson, Edgewood. Entered Marines in 1938, trained in U.S. Served in Philippines and was captured on Corregidor.. Awarded Army Citation, Pres. Citation, Pre-Pearl Harbor, Asiatic-Pacific, two Stars, Pacific Defense, three Stars, ATO Citation, Ex-POW Ribbon, & Good Conduct Medal.

MOORE, Obie T., ACMM

Son of Mrs. Viola Moore; entered Navy May, 1931, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in Hawaii & Pacific aboard USS Kenneth Whiting.

MOORE, Wood B., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Moore; entered Army at Camp Wolters, TX. Served in Alaska.

MORGAN, Jimmie A., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Morgan, attended Grand Saline H.S. Entered Navy in 1942, trained in New Orleans, LA & Charleston SC.

MORGAN, Johnnie H., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Morgan, Oakland, attended Grand Saline H.S. Entered Coast Guard in 1942, trained in New Orleans, LA & Charleston, SC.

MORGAN, Wilbur P., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Morgan, Van, graduated at Van H.S. Entered Army in 1944, trained at Camp Roberts, CA. Served in France, Belgium, Holland & Germany.

MORRIS, C. Dale, Sgt.

Son ofMr. and Mrs. Clarence Morris, Van, husband of former Bettye Huey, PA, graduated from Van H.S. Entered Marines in 1940, trained in San Diego, CA & Philadelphia, PA. Served in Hawaii, Palmyra Island, Johnson Island & Midway.

MORRIS, Floyd L. S 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Morris, Canton, graduated from Edgewood H.S. and ETSTC. Entered Navy, trained in San Deigo, CA & other camps. Awarded two Graduation pins & other honors.

MORRIS, Gene G., Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Clerance Morris, Van, graduated from Van H.S. and attended WTSTC. Entered Army Air Corps in 1943, trained at Vanderbilt Univ. Yale Univ, & Boca Raton, FL. Served in England & Germany.

MORRIS, Jack D., Cpl.

Son of Mr.. and Mrs. H. L. Morris, Canton, attended Canton H.S. entered Air Corps in 1942, trained at Camp Hulen, Houston, TX & Louisiana. Served in England, France, Belgium, Holland & Germany. Awarded five Battle Stars & Good Conduct Medal.

MORRIS. James Boyett, A/S

Son ofMr. and Mrs. J. B. Morris, Canton; entered Navy in April, 1943, trained in San Diego, CA.

MORRIS, Lynn F., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Morris, Van, husband of former Jean Bough, Temple, graduated from Van High and attended NTSTC. Entered Army Air Corps in 1942, trained at Sheppard Field, TX, Denver, CO & Boise, ID.

MORRIS, Maston A., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Morris, husband of former Myrtle Mayne, Colfax, attended Wentworth School. Entered Army in 1941, trained at Ft. Bliss, TX. Served in Australia, New Guinea, Admiralty Island, Philippines, Las Negros, Leyte, Luzon & Manilla. Awarded 2 Beach Head Landings, Philippines Liberation Ribbon, Infantry Combat Badge, Bronze Star, Expert 30 Caliber Machine Gun, Expert Rifleman Badge, Good Conduct Medal & Purple Heart. Discharged September 15, 1945.

MORTON, Oscar N., M/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Morton, Roswell, NM, husband of former Virginia Rusk, Colfax, graduated from Gypsy, OK. Entered Army 1943, trained at Ft. Sill, OK & Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. Served in France & Germany. Killed in Germany; awarded Purple Heart.

MOTT, Gordon H., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Mott; entered Army December, 1944, trained at Ft. Knox, KY. Served on Manila.

MOTT, Thomas F., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom W. Mott; entered Navy February, 1942, trained at Madison, WI & Norfolk, VA. Served in Marshalls, Philippines, Saipan & on Guadalcanal.

MULLIN, Billy Joe, Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Mullin. Entered Army Air Corps January, 1943, trained at Davis, CA. Served in India, China & Burma. Husband of the former Irma Dean Smith.

MULLIN, Yancy A., GM 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Mullin; entered Coast Guard October, 1942, trained in Gunnery School, St. Augustine, FL. Served aboard IJSS Ontonagan, in Sough Pacific.

MULLINS, J. W., PO 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Mullins, Ben Wheeler, husband of the former Maurine Shriver, Ft. Worth, TX, attended Ben Wheeler School. Entered Navy in 1944, trained in Coronado & San Diego CA. Served in Iwo Jima, Okinawa & Japan. Awarded several Invasion Stars.

MULLINS, Rae R., Pvt.

Daughter of Mrs. S. J. Murphy, Edom; entered WACS, trained at Ft. Des Moines, IA & Seymour Johnson Field, NC.

MUNNS, Cecil E., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Munns; entered Army Infantry January, 1943, trained at Camp Haan, CA & Spokane WA. Served on New Guinea.

MURDOCK, Derrell R., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Murdock, husband of the former Adelle Smith, Grand Saline. Entered Navy in 1942, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in the Pacific.

MURDOCK, James F., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Murdock, Grand Saline, husband of the former Marie Lamb, Wills Point, attended Grand Saline H.S. Entered Army January, 1943, trained at Sheppard Field, TX.

MURDOCK, John P., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Murdock, husband of the former Frances Tucker, Grand Saline, attended Grand Saline Schools. Entered Navy in 1944, trained in San Diego.

MURPHREE. Olen M., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Murphree, Pruitt, husband of the former Ruby Godwin, Sand Flat, graduated from Van H.S. Entered Army in 1945, trained at Ft. Bliss. Served in Yokohama. Awarded Sharpshooter Medal.

MURPHREY, Alvis D., Ph. M. 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Murphrey, husband of former Velma Tucker, Jackson, graduated from ETSTC. Entered Navy in 1942, trained at Great Lakes, IL. Served in U.S. Discharged October, 1945.

MURPHY, Joe B., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Murphy, Edom, attended Van H.S. Entered Marines October, 1943, trained at San Diego. Served in Tinian, Saipan & Okinawa. Awarded Expert Rifleman.

MURREY, Billy Thomas, AMM 2/c

Son of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Murrey; entered Army December, 1944, trained at Camp Hood, TX. Served on Luzon, Honshu, Kolie & Philippines. Awarded PTo Ribbon & one Battle Star. Husband of former Emogene Knight.

MURREY, Roland B., AMM 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Murrey; entered Navy January, 1943, trained in San Diego, CA, Norman, OK & Rodd Field, TX.

MURRY, James G., S 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo W. Murry, Van, graduated from Van H.S. Entered Navy in 1944, trained at San Diego & Gulfport, MS. Served in Guam.

MYERS, Clifford, Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Myers, Ben Wheeler, attended Red Land H.S. Entered Army in 1941, trained at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. Served in England, North Africa & Italy. Awarded Campaign Ribbon & four Bronze Stars, American Defense Medal & Good Conduct Medal.

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