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Men & Women of W. W. II.

Van Zandt County, Texas

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SANDERS, Bryant T., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Sanders, Canton, attended Canton H.S. Entered Navy in 1942, trained in Great Lakes, IL. Served in North Africa, China & the Philippines.

SANDERSON, Carl D., Jr., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sanderson. Entered Army Air Corps June, 1945, trained at Sheppard Field.

SANSOM, Clifton W., Pvt.

Son of Mr. & Mrs. S. W. Sansom, husband of former Lillian Carnes, Grand Saline, attended Grand Saline Schools. Entered Marines, 1943, trained, San Diego. Served in U.S.

SAVAGE, Angus K., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Savage, Grand Saline. Entered Army in 1942, trained in U.S. Served in France, Belgium & Germany. Awarded five Battle Stars & Good Conduct Medal.

SAVAGE, Edwin G., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Savage, Grand Saline, graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered Marines in 1944, trained in San Diego & Camp Pendleton, CA. Served in Tinian, Saipan, Okinawa, Sheya Shima, Agumi & Japan.

SAXTON, O. B., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Saxton, Grand Saline, husband of former Orene Thompsaon, Dallas, graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Maxey.

SCHROEDER, Bruno E., 1st. Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Schroeder, Lockhart, husband of former Louise Andrews, Grand Saline; graduated from A&M. Entered Army Parachute Infantry in 1942, trained in U.S. Served in ETO Theater. Awarded ETO Ribbon with four Battle Stars, Silver Star, Pres. Unit Citation with Cluster & Combat Infantry Badge.

SCIRRATT, Alvin B., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Scirratt, attended Edom H.S. Entered Army in 1943, trained at Ft. Sill, OK, Ft. Warren, WY. Served in Hawaii, South Pacific, & Philippines. Awarded A-P Defense Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Ribbon, four Battle Stars & Pres. Citation.

SCOTT, Benny B., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Gabe Scott. Entered Navy May, 1942, trained in Norman, OK, Great Lakes, IL & Bainbridge, MD. Served in Washington, D.C. & Annapolis, MD.

SCOTT, Frank T., AMM 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Scott. Entered Navy Air Corps in 1944, trained at Arlington, TX, Great Lakes, IL & Norman, OK.

SCOTT, Henry E., MM 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Scott, attended Wills Point H.S. Entered Navy Seabees June, 1943, trained at Camp Peary, VA & Bulfport, MS. Served in Pearl Harbor, Marshalls & Guam.

SCOTT, Howard T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Scott, Grand Saline. Entered Army in 1939, trained at Ft. Bliss, TX. Served in New Guinea, Admiralty Islands, Leyte, Luzon, Philippines & Australia. Awarded A-P Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Purple Heart, Cluster & four Battle Stars.

SCOTT, John R., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Gabe Scott. Entered Army February, 1942, trained at Camp Wolters, TX, Ft. Benning, GA & Camp Gordon, GA. Served in France, Belgium, Luxembourg & Germany. Awarded ETO Ribbon, five Battle Stars, Pres. Citation & one Bronze Arrowhead. Husband of former Adene Wright.

SCOTT, Rayford D., 1st. Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Scott, Grand Saline, husband of former Mary Louise Barr, Los Angeles, CA, attended Grand Saline H.S. Entered Marines in 1940, trained in Iceland. Served in New Zealand, Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Marshalls, Iwo Jima & Guam. Awarded 2 Bronze Stars, 2 Purple Hearts, American Defense European Theater, & 3 Battle Stars.

SCOTT, Robert R., PHM 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Gabe Scott. Entered Navy July, 1942, trained in San Diego, CA & Norfolk, VA. Served in Atlantic & Pacific on YMS 467, also in Japan.

SEAGLER, Jack R., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Seagler, Van, attended Van H.S. Entered Navy in 1943, trained in Corpus Christi, Oceanside, CA & Sandiego. Served in Hawaii, Caroline & Pacific Areas.

SEALE, Alvin L., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Seale. Entered Army September, 1942, trained at Camp Crowder, MO. Served in England.

SEWELL, Eldon C.

Son of Mr. & Mrs. H. D. Sewell, Van, graduated from Mildred H.S. Entered Merchant Marines in 1943, trained in St. Petersburg, FL. Served in Australia, New Guinea, New Caledonia & Leyte.

SEYFFERT, David M. Chief Yeoman

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Seyffert, Van, graduated from Van H.S. Entered Navy in 1940, trained in Great Lakes. Served in Pearl Harbor, New Zealand & New Caledonia. Awarded A-P Theater 1 Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, Pre-Pearl Harbor Ribbon, 2 Battle Stars & Good Conduct Medal.

SHACKELFORD, J. R., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Irva Shackelford, Ben Wheeler, graduated from Van H.S. Entered the Army in 1945, trained at Camp Hood, TX & Ft. Ord, CA. Served in Manila & Japan.

SHAW, A. D., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shaw, Canton, graduated from Canton H.S. Entered Army in 1943, trained at Camp Callan & Camp Haan, CA & Camp Bowie, TX, Camp Blanding, FL & Camp Edwards, MA. Awarded Pre Pearl Harbor Ribbon & Good Conduct Medal.

SHAW, John L. Sgt.

Son of Mrs. Jimmie Shaw, husband of the former Marjorie Rodden, Grand Saline. Entered the Army in 1941, trained at Camp Bowie, TX, Camp Blanding, FL and Camp Edwards, MA; awarded Pre-Pearl Harbor Ribbon and Good Conduct Ribbon.

SHAW, Wilburn E., Cpl.

Son of Mrs. Jimmie Shaw, Grand Saline. Entered Army in 1943, trained at Camp Hulen, TX & Camp Livingston, LA. Served in France, Belgium & Germany. Awarded ETO Ribbon with five Battle Stars & Good Conduct Medal.

SHAW, Willie Paul, Cox.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Shaw. Entered Navy July, 1943, trained in San Diego. Served in Philippines, Honolulu & Okinawa. Awarded PTo Ribbon & three Battle Stars.

SHELTON, Floyd E., F 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Shelton, Van, husband of former Rosa Kilburn, Grand Saline, attended Van H.S. Entered Navy in 1944, trained in San Diego and San Bruno, CA., Served in Phillippines.

SHELTON, James C., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Shelton, Wills Point. Entered the Army Air Corps October, 1942, trained at Waco Cir Field & Gulfport, MS. Husband of former Dorothy Howell.

SHELTON, John P., T/4

Son of Ms. Hattie Shelton. Entered Army in 1940, trained at Ft. Sill, OK, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO & Ft. Slocum, NY. Served in Iceland, England, France, Belgium, Germany. Awarded Bronze Star, Expert Marksmanship & ETO Ribbon with five Combat Stars.

SHELTON, Melvin E.

Son of James E. Shelton, Wills Point, entered Merchant Marines in 1945, trained in Vallejo, CA. Served in Pacific.

SHERBERT, Billie J.

Entered Army Air Cadet, 1943; trained in California, Coffeyville, & Oklahoma City.

SHERBERT, Joseph G., Pvt.

Son of Mrs. Rhoda Thompson, Canton, husband of Fay Paschall. Entered Army August, 1942, trained in Maryland.

SHERBERT, Tom, Jr., Lt.

Son of T. D. Sherbert, Ben Wheeler, attended ETSTC, Commerce. Entered Navy in 1942, trained in Notre Dame, outh Bend, IN, Commell Univ., San Diego. Served aboard USS Talladega on Iwo Jima & Okinawa. Husband of former Euline Cook, Van.

SHIFLET, Clois G., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Shiflet, husband of former Leona Adams, Grand Saline. Attended Edgewood H.S. Entered Army in 1943, trained at Camp Fannin, TX. Served in France & Germany.

SHINN, Charlie M., CM 1/c

Son o fMr. and Mrs. J. M. Shinn. Entered Navy, trained at Camp Endicott, Davisville, RI. Served in Bermuda & Iwo Jima.

SHINN, Clarence E., RM 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Shinn. Entered Navy March, 1944, trained in San Diego. Served in N. Atlantic, Cuba, Newfoundland, Iceland, Greenland & Azores. Killed in Action. Awarded ETO Ribbon & one Battle Star.

SHINN, H. B. T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Shinn, Grand Saline, husband of former Cornelia Boyles, Grand Saline, graduated at Van H.S. Entered Army in 1940, trained at Ft. Sill, OK. Served in Greece. Killed in action in Greece.

SHINN, Lloyd A., Cpl.

Son of Mr. L. H. Shinn, Canton, husband of Jack Ward Shinn, attended Canton H.S. Entered Army Air Corps October, 1941, trained in Texas, Florida, Arizona, & California. Awarded Good Conduct Medal & Pre-Pearl Harbor Ribbon.

SHIREY, Edwin P., MOMM 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Shirey, Mineola, entered Navy in 1944, trained in San Diego, Fulfport, MS & Syracuse, NY. Served in Pearl Harbor & Guam. Awarded Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon.

SHIRLEY, George W., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Shirley, Grand Saline; entered Coast Guard in 1942, trained at St. Augustine, FL. Served in England & France. Awarded ETO & ATO Ribbons & one Bronze Star & Good Conduct Medal.

SHIRLEY, Henry G., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Shirley, Grand Saline; entered Coast Guard in 1941, trained in New Orleans, LA, Boston, MA, & Seattle, WA. Served on Okinawa & Saipan.

SHIRLEY, Vernon P., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Shirley, Grand Saline; entered Army, trained in U.S. Served in New Guinea, E. Indies, Philippines, Luzon, Ryukyu. Awarded Philippine Lib. Ribbon, A-P Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal & Pres. Citation.

SHIVERS, H. Grady, Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Shivers, trained at Camp Hood & Oregon State College.

SHIVERS, Loy P., CCS

Entered Navy in 1940, trained in San Diego. Served in Asiatic, S. Pacific & Pacific Areas.

SHIVERS, Robert R., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Shivers, Grand Saline; entered Army Air Corps in 1941, trained at Camp Callan, CA & Ft. Bliss, TX. Served in China, Burma & India. Awarded A-P Service Medal, EAMM, Distinguished Service Medal with 2 OLC & 2 Battle Stars.

SHORT, William O., Pfc.

Entered the Army in 1942, trained at Ft. Howes. Served in European Theater of Operations & saw action in Italy. Awarded Bronze Star with cluster, two Purple Hearts, Joint Service Commendation with four silver service stars & Bronze Arrowhead. (Photo unavailable at this time)

SIDES, Billy G., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sides, Canton; entered Navy July, 1944, trained in San Diego. Served in Hawaii.

SIDES, Hardy W., T/5

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sides, Canton; entered Army in 1942, trained at Ft. Sill, OK & Camp Shelby, MS. Served in England, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany. Awarded Campaign Medal, Four Stars, American Theater Campaign Medal & Victory Ribbon.

SIDES, Orvie D., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Sides; entered Army Air Corps in 1943, trained in Mineral Wells, TX & Great Ben, KS. Served in Okinawa.

SIMMONS, Clifton L., S 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton M. Simmons; entered Navy May, 1945, trained in San Diego.

SIMMONS, Herbert, Jr., 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Simmons, Tundra; entered Navy in 1944, trained in San Diego; served in Admiralties, New Guinea & Philippines.

SIMMONS, James M., SKV 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Simmons; entered Naval Air Corps May, 1943, trained at Tuland Univ., LA, Cornell Univ., NY & NATI Ctr, Jacksonville, FL. Served in Philippines.

SIMMONS, John W., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Simmons, Canton; entered Navy in 1944, trained in San Diego, & San Francisco, CA. Served in Aleutian Islands.

SIMMONS, Joseph W.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton M. Simmons; entered Naval Air Corps in 1942, trained at Naval Air Base, Norfolk, VA. Served in New Zealand.

SIMMONS, Travis W., MM 3/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Simmons, Grand Saline; entered Seabees in 1943, trained at Camp Perry, VA, Camp Parks, CA & Port Hueneme. Served on Oahu, Guam & Okinawa. Awarded A-P and ATO Ribbons.

SIMMONS, Wiley Harold

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton M. Simmons; entered Army March, 1942, trained at Camp Barkeley, TX & Ft. Dix, NJ. Served in England & France. Awarded Purple Heart, Victory Theater Campaign Medal & Victory Ribbon.

SIMS, Kenneth B., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sims; entered Army December, 1944, trained at Camp Hood, TX. Served in Japan.

SIMS, Lotis M., R 1/c

Son of Rush Sims, Jackson; entered Navy in 1940, trained in San Diego. Served in Hawaii, Philippines, Java, Australia.

SIMS, Ronald W., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Rush Sims, Jackson; entered Army August, 1941, trained at Ft. Warren, Luke Field, Gila Bend & Perrin Field. Served on Okinawa.

SKILES, Robert M., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Skiles, Canton; entered Army in 1943, trained at Ft. Sill, OK & Ft. Meade, MD. Served in England, France & Germany. Awarded Bronze Star, Silver Star, Arrowhead & three Battle Stars.

SKINNER, Elvin D., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Skinner, Grand Saline; entered Army in 1945, trained at Ft. Sam Houston & Camp Fannin. Served in Philippines & Japan. Awarded Expert Rifleman Badge.

SKINNER, Finis T/Sgt.

Son of Louella Johnson; attached to the quartermaster. Served in the European Theater & Pacific Theater. Awarded two Battle Stars. (Photo unavailable at this time)

SKINNER, Lee R., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Skinner; entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Howze, Alexandria, LA & in California. Served in Germany. Awarded three Battle Stars. Wounded near Rasndoff, Germany April, 1945, died May, 1945.

SLATON, Lester B., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Slaton, Ben Wheeler; entered Army Medical Div in 1942, trained in Lincoln, NE.

SLATON, Malvin F., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Slaton, Ben Wheeler; entered Navy January, 1945, trained in San Diego, Ca. Served in Philippines.

SLAUGHTER, Garth W., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Slaughter, Green Forest, AK; entered Army Air Corps in 1942, trained at North Island, Ca. Served in England. Awarded American Defense, ETO Ribbon, six Overseas Bars, six Bronze Stars & Pres. Citation with two Clusters.

SLAUGHTER, Henry R., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Slaughter, Green Forest, AK; entered Army Air Corps in 1942, trained in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Florida & Kansas. Served in Italy. Awarded ETO Ribbon, Air Medal with six OLC's, two Bronze Stars & Good Conduct Medal.

SLAUGHTER, Rufus M., Pft.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Slaughter, Edgewood; entered Army in 1939, trained in U.S. Served in Manila.

SLAYTON, Chester L., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Slayton; entered Army November, 1940, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Tx. Served in Ireland, England & France. Awarded Combat Inf. Badge, Purple Heart, ETO Ribbon & two Battle Stars. Killed in Action in France in August, 1944.

SLAYTON, Garth E., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Slayton; entered Army November, 1940, trained at Camp Bowie, TX. Served in Africa & Italy.

SLEDGE, Robert M., S 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. David Sledge, deceased; entered Navy October, 1943, trained in San Diego, CA. Served at Balboa Hospital 15 months. (Photo not available at this time)

SLEDGE, Truman S 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Sledge; entered Navy August, 1945, trained in San Diego, Ca. Served on Pearl Harbor.

SLOAN, Alvin C., CCM

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sloan; entered Seabees in 1942, trained in Norfolk, VA. Served in Alaska, Pearl Harbor, Saipan & Okinawa. Awarded Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal & one Battle Star.

SLOAN, Cecil O., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Sloan, Grand Saline; entered Marines in 1944, trained in US. Served on Guadalcanal, Guam, Okinawa & China. Awarded Pacific Theater Ribbon & two Battle Stars.

SLOAN, Herbert L., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Sloan, Wills Point; entered Army in 1942, trained in U.S. Served in Hawaii, Philippines, Okinawa & Leyte. Was awarded Good Conduct Medal, ATTC Ribbons with 2 Battle Stars, Purple Heart & Olc, Philippine Lib. Ribbon, two Battle Stars with Pre=Pearl Harbor Ribbon.

SLOAN, Raymond H., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Sloan; entered Army Air Corps in 1943, trained at White Rock Camp, Dallas. Served on Love Field, Dallas.

SMITH, Arrow V., Pfc.

Son of G. C. Smith; entered Army May, 1944, trained at Camp Wolters. Served in France & Germany. Awarded ETO Ribbon, two Battle Stars, & Purple Heart.

Smith, A.T. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Smigh. Entered Army in December 1944, trained at Ft. Sill, OK. Served on Saipan, Iwo Jima and Guam.

SMITH, Aubrey F., AM 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Smith; entered Navy in January, 1942, trained in San Diego, Chicago, IL. Served in New Hebrides.

SMITH, Ben J., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Smith; entered Army in September, 1944, trained at Camp Hood, TX. Served in Philippines & Japan. Awarded Purple Heart.

SMITH, Carbon C., T/5

Son of G. C. Smith, Edom; entered Army in 1943, trained at Ft. Lewis, WA, Ft. Bragg, NC. Served in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, Sharpshooter, Driver Medal, three Stars.

SMITH, Cordell A., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Smith, Dallas; entered Army in 1943, trained in Hawaii. Served in Marshalls, Admirlaties, Philippines, & Jyukyus. Awarded A-P Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal with two Battle Stars, ATO & Victory Medal with Ribbon.

SMITH, Edmon, Cpl.

Son of G. C. Smith, Edom; entered Army February, 1943, trained at Ft. Lewis, WA, Ft. Knox, KY. Served in England, france, Belgium, Holland, Germany. Awarded ETO three Battle Stars & Western Defense Ribbon.

SMITH, Erman L., 2nd. Mate

Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Smith, Grand Saline; entered Merchant Marines in 1943, trained at St. Petersburg, FL. Served in Atlantic, Pacific & Caribbean.

Smith, Ernest J. T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Smith. Entered Army in January 1942, trained at Sheppard Field, TX and Camp Kohler, CA. Served in England. Awarded ETO Ribbon.

SMITH, Erwin C., Jr., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Smith, Sr.; entered Army Air Corps November, 1943, trained at Sheppard Field, TX. Served in Canada & Alaska.

SMITH, Hulin H., A/S

Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Smith, Grand Saline; entered Navy September, 1945, trained in San Diego, CA.

SMITH, J. W. Pfc.

Son of E. G. Smith, Wills Point; entered Army in 1941, trained at Camp Bowie. Served in Hawaii and Australia, Java, Burma & Singapore. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, Amer. Defense, Pacific Theater Ribbon with 3 Stars, Purple Heart, OLC & Pres. Citation.

SMITH, Jack C., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude L. Smith, Grand Saline; entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Adair, OR, Ft. Lewis, WA & San Luis Obispo, CA. Served on Leyte, Okinawa & Mindanao.

Smith, James A. 2nd Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Smith. Entered Air Corps in February 1943, trained in Oklahoma and A&M College. Received Commission at Foster Field, Victoria, TX and Hunter Field, GA.

Smith, John D. Pfc.

Son of Mrs. Annie C. Smith, attended Ben Wheeler School. Entered Army in May 1944, trained at Camp Fannin, TX; served in France. Has ET Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Purple Heart.

Smith, L.M. Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Smith. Entered Army in March 1945, trained at Ft. Lewis, WA and in California. Husband of former Lucille Sargent.

SMITH, Larry K., Oiler

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Smith, Grand Saline; entered Merchant Marines in 1944, trained in U.S. Served in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Panama, New Hebrides, New Guinea, Guam & Solomons. Awarded Atlantic & Pacific Theater Ribbons.

SMITH, Lavell S., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Smith, Dallas; entered Army Air Corps in 1942, trained in England, N. Africa, Cicily & Italy. Awarded DFC, one cluster, Air Medal, 3 Clusters, ETO, 5 Battle Stars, Pres. Unit Citation & Good Conduct Medal.

SMITH, Lawson, Jr., S 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Smith; entered Navy June, 1945, husband of former Hester Westmoreland. Trained in San Diego & Camp Parks, CA. Served in Hawaii.

SMITH, Linell V., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Smith, husband of former Gertrude Conner, Grand Saline, attended Grand Saline Schools. Entered Navy in 1944, trained at Camp Wallace & Galveston, TX. Served in New Caledonia & the Pacific.

Smith, Lionel C. Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs Clyde Smith. Entered Army in February 1944, trained at Camp Wolters, TX; served in France, Rhineland and Germany. Has Purple Heart, ETO Ribbon and two Bronze Stars.

Smith, Marvin E. Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Smith. Entered Army in March 1943, trained at Camp Wolters, TX; served in England and France. Killed in action in November 1944 in France.

SMITH, Ralph L., Cpl.

Son of Mrs. Lillie Smith; entered Army Air Corps November, 1943, trained at Sheppard Field and on Honshu. Husband of former Bertye Lamb.

SMITH, Roland W., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Smith, Edgewood, husband of former Louise Beard Smith, Canton; graduated from Edgewood H.S. Entered Army Air Corps in 1942, trained at Keesler Field, MS, N. Carolina & N. Dakota. Served in New Guinea, Philippines, Okinawa, Japan. Awarded seven Battle Stars & Good Conduct Medal.

SMITH, Theron A., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Smith, Dallas, graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered Navy in 1944, trained in U.S. Served on the USS Whitley in Iwo Jima, Japan, & Hawaii.

SMITH, Ulin S., Ord. Seaman

Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Smith, Grand Saline, graduated from Grand Saline High School. Entered Merchant Marines August, 1945, trained in Avalon, CA. Served in Seattle, WA.

SMITH, Ullman G., Capt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Smith, Grand Saline, attended Terrell Military College. Entered Navy in 1941, traisferred to Marines in 1942, trained in U.S. Served in Solomons, Munda, Guadalcanal, Cape Toro Kina, Bouganville & Rabaul. Awarded Air Medal, DFC & Pres. Citation.

SMITHART, Rufus W., Sgt.

Son of Mrs. A. J. Smithart; entered Army August, 1942, trained in Majors Field, TX, Biloxi, MS & Liberal, KS. Husband of the former Marceile McWilliams.

SNEED, Albert H., Pvt.

Son of Mrs. W. P. Hallmark; entered Army Air Corps July, 1942, trained at Sheppard Field, TX, Lowry Field, CO & Lincoln Air Base, NE.

SPEARS, Maurice J., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Spears, Grand Saline, graduated from Grand Saline School. Entered Army in 1943, trained at Ft. Sill, OK & Camp Bowie, TX. Served in Africa, Italy, France & Germany. Awarded five Battle Stars, ETO Ribbon & One Arrowhead.

SPRAGUE, Elbert L., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sprague, Wills Point, husband of former Geneva Groom, graduated from Wills Point School. Entered Army December, 1944, trained at Camp Hood, TX. Served in Philippines & Japan. Awarded Pre-Pearl Harbor Ribbon, Philippine Liberation & Good Conduct Medal.

SPRAGUE, Hobart W., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sprague, Wills Point; entered Army March, 1941, trained at Ft. Sill, OK. Served on Attau, Marshalls, Leyte & Okinawa. Awarded Pre-Pearl Harbor Ribbon, Philippine Liveration, Arrowhead & Good Conduct Medal.

STAFFORD, Charles L., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Stafford; entered Marine Corps March, 1943, trained at Camp Elliott & Camp Pendleton, CA. Served on Marshalls & Saipan. Awarded Purple Heart & Pres. Citation.

STAFFORD, Claud R. GM 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Stafford. Entered Navy July, 1942, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in Australia, New Zealand, N. Africa, France, Belgium, England & Italy.

STAFFORD, Flora Ethel

Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Stafford; entered WACs March, 1943, trained in Daytona Beach, FL.

STAFFORD, Glen W., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Stafford; entered Army Air Corps September, 1941. trained at Sheppard Field, TX and Yokima, WA. Served in England, Africa & Italy. Awarded American Defense & Dist. Unit Badge with OLC.

STANBERY, Eugene L., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Stanbery, Canton, attended Canton H.S. Entered Army May, 1943, trained at Camp Callan, CA, Camp Davis, NC & Ft. Bliss, TX. Served on Oahu, Okinawa & Miyako. Awarded Good Conduct Medal.

STANFORD, Claude L., Capt.

Son of Mrs. C. L. Stanford, Canton, attended NTAC and Universigh of Texas. Entered Army May, 1942, trained at Camp Callan, CA, Camp Davis, NC & Camp Stewart GA. Served in Africa & Italy. Awarded European, African Theater Ribbon, Purple Heart & three Battle Stars.

STANFORD, Charles E., Pvt.

Son of Mr. And Mrs. C. R. Stanford, Ben Wheeler, husband of the former Bernice Russell, Van, attended Van H.S. Entered Army Air Corps in September, 1944, trained in Amarillo, TX & Seattle, WA.

STARNES, Henry C., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Starnes, Canton, attended Canton H.S. Entered Army March, 1943, trained in New Orleans, LA, Van Buren, AR, Camp Barkeley, TX & Ft. Wayne, IN. Served in England, Belgium & Germany.

STARR, Billy W., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Starr, Canton, attended Watkins School. Entered Army in 1944, trained at Camp Hood, TX. Served on Manila.

STEEL. Jessie M., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Steel, Colfax, husband of the former Avis Cole, Ben Wheeler, attended Van H.S. Entered Army Air Corps in 1945, trained at Sheppard Field, Pyate Field & Great Bend, KS.

STEELE, Kenneth B. M 2/c

Son of Mr. And Mrs. W. G. Steele, Grand Saline. Entered Coast Guard in 1941, trained in New Orleans, LA. Served in Fletchers Neck, ME, Boston Harbor Patrol & Marthas Vineyard. Awarded Pre-Pearl Harbor Ribbon & American Defense Ribbon.

STEELE, Richard W., Pfc.

Son of Mr. And Mrs. W. G. Steele, Grand Saline. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Wallace, TX & Camp Stewart, GA. Served in Iceland, England, France, Belgium & Germany. Awarded ETO Ribbon with five Battle Stars.

STEELE, Roger L., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Steele, Grand Saline; entered Army Air Corps in 1944, trained at Sheppard Field, TX, Camp Crowder, MO, Camp Pinedale & Wawaona Training Detachment, CA.

STEPHENS, Bascom C., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Stephens, Canton, graduated at Grand Saline H.S. Entered Navy in 1944, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in the South Pacific.

STEPHENS, Frank N.,

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. D. Stephens, Canton. Entered Navy, trained in San Diego, CA. Served on Kiska & Gilberts.

STEPHENS, Harold L., S 3/c QM

Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Stephens, Ben Wheeler, husband of former Fay Fincher, Canton, attended Van H.S. Entered Navy October, 1943, trained in San Diego, CA. Served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Awarded American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon & Philippine Ribbon with four Battle Stars.

STEPHENS, John M., Cook & Baker 2/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Stephens, husband of former Eva Pearl King, Grand Saline, graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered Merchant Marines April, 1945, trained in St. Petersburg, FL.

STEPHENSON, Melvin R., T/5

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephenson; entered Air Corps in 1943, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, & Ft. Bliss, TX. Served in Alaska.

STEWART, Floyd T., Seaman 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. V. Stewart, Grand Saline, graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered Navy in 1943, trained in San Diego, CA & Norman, OK.

STEWART, Robert L., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Stewart, husband of former Juanita Baker, Van, graduated from Van H.S. Entered Amry in 1944, trained at Camp Fannin, TX & Camp Van Dorn, GA. Served in Germany, France & England. Awarded two Battle Stars.

STEWART, Tracy Milton, Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Stewart, Van; served in Germany. Wounded in Germany, awarded several citations including Purple Heart. (Photo unavailable at this time)

STEWART, William N., Pvt. 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Stewart. Entered Seabees August, 1942, trained at Camp Bradford, VA. Served on Oahu & Guam.

STONE, Coy D., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Stone, Dallas, husband of former Mae Frances Oliver, Ben Wheeler, attended Canton H.S. Entered Army January, 1945, trained at Ft. Sill, OK. Served in Philippines. Awarded Overseas Ribbon & other honors.

STONE, Herman O., T/5

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Stone, Grand Saline, attended Denton H.S. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Roberts, CA & Ft. Benning, GA. Served in Rome and Italy.

STONE, Joseph D., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Stone, Grand Saline, graduated from Grand Saline, H.S. Entered Army October, 1945, trained in Ft. Sam Houston, TX.

STONE, William F., Jr., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Stone, Grand Saline, attended Myrtle Springs School. Entered Army in 1941, trained at Camp Howze, TX & Camp Claiborne, LA. Served in Belgium & Germany. Awarded Special Citation.

STOUT, James A. (Doc) T/Sgt.

Son of L. A. & Annie Ellen Stout, Canton, husband of the former Antoninette Plasek. Entered Army in 1942, trained in New Orleans, LA and Bucyrus, OH. Served in England, Scotland & France until 1945. Awarded Good Conduct Medal.

STOUT, J. L., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Connie Stout, husband of the former Oneta Hamby, Dallas, attended Old Bethel School. Entered Army Air Corps in 1941, trained at Drew Field, FL. Served in Iceland & Scotland. Awarded Amer. Defense, European Theater, Pre-Pearl Harbor Ribbons & Good Conduct Medal.

STOUT, Jessie R. (Pell) T/Sgt

Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Stout, Canton, husband of the former Mildred Baker, Ennis, attended Ennis H.S. Entered the Army in September, 1941. Trained in Pendleton, Oregon, Boise, ID and Ogden, UT; served in Hawaii, on Marianas, Saipan and in Phillippines and Japan. Retired in 1964.

STOUT, Riley B., Pfc. **

Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Stout, Pleasant Glade, attended school at Pleasant Glade. Entered Army May, 1945, trained at Camp Hood, TX. Served in the South Pacific. **Clarification - Janie Pridgen advises that an error has been made in a previous edition concerning Riley B. Norrell. Ms. Pridgen advises that Mr. Norrell's parents should have been listed as Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Norrell. "Stout" was the maiden name of Mr. Norrell's wife.

STRICKLAND, Calvin, Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Strickland, husband of the former Virginia Holifield, Dallas, graduated at Grand Saline H.S. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Bowie, TX, Ft. Sill, OK, Camp Hood, TX & Camp Howze, TX. Served in Ireland, England, France, Germany & Australia. Awarded four Campaign Stars.

STRINGER, Jackie R., Pvt.

Son of Mrs. Carmen Stringer, Myrtle Springs, graduated from Van H.S. Entered Army March, 1945, trained at Camp Fannin, TX. Served in the South Pacific.

STRINGER, Leland H., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Stringer, Ben Wheeler, husband of the former Opalene Dickert, Edom, graduated at Van High School. Entered Army Air Corps in 1942, trained at Lowry Field, Denver, CO, Las Vegas, NV. Served in Italy. Awarded European Theater, Air Medal, five OLC four Battle Stars.

STRINGER, Randel R., Ensign

Son of Mrs. Carmen Stringer, Myrtle Springs, graduated from Southern Methodist University. Entered Marines December, 1942, trained at Ruston, LA. Served in Philippines, Okinawa & Tokyo.

STRINGER, Robert D., Sgt.

Son of Mrs. Carmen Stringer, attended Southern Methodist University. Entered Army Air Corps in 1945, trained in Sheppart Field, TX, Denver, CO, Pueblo, CO., & Laredo, TX. Served in Italy. Awarded Air Medal & Purple Heart. Killed in action February, 1945.

STRINGER, William L., S/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm Stringer, Ben Wheeler, graduated at Van H.S. Entered Army Air Corps in 1942, trained at Sheppard Field, TX, Ft. Myers, FL. Served in England, Saipan & Iwo Jima. Awarded European Theater Ribbon, Pacific Ribbon, Air Medal, DFC, five OLC & six Battle Stars.

STROUD, Clayton, T/Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Stroud, Ben Wheeler, husband of Lavana Johnson, Tyler, attended Van School. Entered Army in 1940, trained at Ft. Bliss, TX, Indio, CA, Carlisle Barracks, PA & Virginia. Served in Philippines.

STROUD, J. C., Cpl.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Stroud; entered Army October, 1942, trained at Camp Gruber, OK, Ft. Sam Houston, TX & Florida. Served in North Africa & Italy. Killed in action September, 1944. Awarded Bronze Star, OLC, two Purple Hearts, ETO Ribbon & two Battle Stars.

STROUD, Thomas H. (Billy), Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Stroud; entered Army March, 1943, trained at Camp Robinson, AR & Camp Shelby, MS. Served in New Guinea, Mindanao & other Pacific Islands. Awarded PTO Ribbon, three Battle Stars, Combat Infantry Badge & Expert Rifleman's Medal.

STUART, James F., Sgt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Stuart, Grand Saline, graduated from Grand Saline H.S. Entered Army Air Corps in 1943, trained in Greensboro, NC & Jefferson Barracks, MO. Served in New Guinea, Australia & Philippines. Awarded 3 Battle Stars.

SUDDETH, Ottis Earl, Cpl.

Son of Mrs. J. J. Suddeth; entered Army April, 1944, trained at Camp Hood, TX. Served in Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany. Captured by Germans at Luxembourg December, 1944; wounded, liberated April, 1945. Awarded Purple Heart, ETO Ribbon, two Battle Stars & other honors.

SULLIVAN, Hutton M., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Sullivan, Fruitvale, husband of former Odell Milloirn; attended Fruitvale Schools. Entered Army May, 1945, trained at Ft. Sam Houston & Camp Wolters, TX.

SULLIVAN, James R., Pvt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Sullivan, Fruitvale, attended Emory Schools. Entered Army in 1938, trained in U.E. Served in Ireland & France. Wounded in the invasion of Normandy.

SUMMER, Harold L., S 1/c

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Bonnie Summer, Canton, husband of the former Lois Brown, Canton, attended Grand Saline H.S. Entered Navy July, 1942, trained in Corpus Christi, New Orleans, LA, Washington & California. Served on Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

SUMMER, Laymon L., Pfc.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Bonnie Sumner, Canton, husband of the former Miss Juanita Montgomery. Entered Marines June, 1945, trained at Parris Island, SC & in Florida.

SWAIN, W. T., Pvt.

Son of O. L. Swain, Kirbyville; husband of former Nettie M. Shaw, Grand Saline, attended TMC. Entered Army in 1942, trained at Camp Rucker, AL & Camp Campbell, KY. Served in Italy. Killed in action April, 1945; awarded Purple Heart & ETO Ribbon with two Battle Stars.

SWINNEY, Dorwin, 2nd. Lt.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Swinney, Van, husband of the former Varetta Shaffer, Dallas, graduaged from Van H.S. Entered Army Air Corps in 1942, trained at Kearns, UT, Lincoln, NE, Sheppard Field, & Mission, TX. Served in Japan.

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