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AIR FORCE

Jill Brewer - Airman 1st Class, Air Force, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.

Harold Cadle - Airman in the Korean War. Served on the Bon Homme Richard in aviation ordinance. Discharged, 1954.

Jack Connolly - Airman 1st Class, Air Force, Radar Evaluation and ECM Spec., 1954.

Ronald B. Craddock - A/2, 1958-1962. Served in Air Force Security in Africa, France, England and Azores.

Harold Ray Duskey - Staff Sgt., Air Force, Korea, 3902nd Motor Vehicle Squadron, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

Ray Fought - Korea.

Anthony Gumm - Staff Sgt., Air Force, Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Denzal Park Gunn - Air Force, Night Flying Instructor.

Freddie C. Kight - Lt. Col., Air Force, European Theater, 416th Night Fighter Squad.

R.J. Kight - Staff Sgt., Air Force, American Theater, WWII, 15th Air Force.

Thurman Radabaugh - 1956-62 with Strategic Air Command.

Larry D. Slider - Air Force, Vietnam, Okinawa, 1970-1971; Thailand/Vietnam, 1971 -1972.

Robert N. Stalnaker - Staff Sgt., Air Force, Carswell Air Force Base, Texas, 7FM Squadron (SAC).

Michael Glen Stump, Sgt. (E-4), Air Freight Specialist, stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex., Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Tex., Dover Air Force Base, Dover, Del., Ramstein Air Base, Ramstein, Germany; served Oct. 8, 1970, to Oct. 7, 1974.

Richard L. Whited - Master Sgt., Air Force, Vietnam, Strategic Air Command, 1960-1981.

Ambros G. Collins - SFC (E7), Air Force and Army, Vietnam, Dominican Republic, Cuban Missile Crisis, Air Force France and Italy, 1954-1966; Army, 1969-1978.

 

ARMY

James Arnold - Army, WWII.

Melvin D. Arnold, Sr. - LT, Army, Active Service, 1942-1946; Reserve, 1946-1959.

Arland L. Bailey - Pfc., Army, 1918-1919.

Arnett L. Bailey - Cpl., Army, Germany.

Emory C. Bailey - Pfc., Army, Stateside.

Albert E. Ball - Sgt., Army, European Theater, Battery B, 569th AAA (AW) Battalion, 1943-1946.

Ernest Ball - Pfc., Army, Germany.

Ernest Ball - Cpl., served in the 1950’s.

Fred Ball, Jr. - Cpl., Army, WWI, 1918-1919.

Freddie Ball, Jr. - Pfc., Army.

Thomas D. Barker - Master Sgt./1st Sgt., Army, served 25 years in the Army as Military advisor, 1st Sgt., Assistant Battalion Commander, 1st Sgt. HDQ and HDQ Co., Career Counselor, Motor Sgt., Operations Sgt., Intelligence Sgt., Platoon Sgt., Drill Instructor, Squad Leader, Supply Clerk.

Hale J. Basnett - Pfc., Army, American & European Theaters, 333rd Infantry, 1942-1946.

Harley Basnett - Pfc., Army, European, African and Middle Eastern Theaters, Anti-Tank Co., 114th Infantry.

Robert Basnett - Pfc., Army, American Theater, WWII, Co. B, 55th Armored Infantry Batt.

Bernard P. Bell - T/SGT, Co. I, 142nd Infantry, 36th Infantry Div., WWII Medal of Honor winner.

James C. Billey - Army, European Theater, 13th of 82nd Airborne Div.

Vinson Bostic - Pfc., Army, Normandy, WWII.

Clifford Burrows - Pfc., Army, European Theater, Co. F 7th Infantry, Rifleman, Army Occupation Medal, WWII Victory Ribbon.

Edward Harvey Burrows - Korea, Field Sgt., nine bronze stars, 1949-1952.

James L. Burrows - Pfc., Army, European Theater, WWII, HQ 2891, 75th Div.

Robert Harry Burrows - PFC, Korea, four bronze stars, 1950-1952.

Thurl H. Burrows - Sgt., Army, European Theater, Co. F, 32nd Armed Reg., Medium Tank Crewman, England, France, Belgium, Germany, Normandy, Northern France. EAME Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Battle Stars, Victory Medal, American Theater of Operations Medal, Purple Heart. Wounded, Apr. 20, 1945.

Willard R. Burrows - SP4, Army, 1-HQ, HQ Co., 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Div. 1963-1965.

Thurman Carter - Army, WWII.

Carl Chenoweth - Army Air Force, B-17 Tail Gunner, missing - presumed killed over Germany, Feb. 16, 1945, WWII.

Rome Collins - Pvt., Army, Entered service in 1944; KIA, Apr. 14, 1945.

David L. Cottrell - SP4, Army, Vietnam, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavlary, 101st Air Div.

Boyd L. Cooper - Sfc., Korea, killed in action.

Harold L. Craddock - Cpl., Army, Korea, 712 TBR, 1953-1955.

Larry Craddock - Spc 5, 1965-1968. Assigned to Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam, June 1966-June 1967. Returned to Pleiku, Vietnam, Jan. 1968-Oct. 1968 for final assignment.

Leo E. Craddock, - Staff Sgt., 1948-1952. Army Air Corps. Training Command as communications and radio mechanic instructor.

J.R. Cunningham - Staff Sgt., Army, Pacific Theater, Army Signal Corp.

Lester L. Cunningham - Pfc., Army, Pacific Theater, 1942-1945.

Glendon D. Davisson - Major 04, Army, Germany, 24th Infantry Div.; Vietnam, 1st Infantry Div., 1st Cavalry Div.

John B. Dawson - Cpl., Army, European Theater, 252nd Combat Battalion.

Harold L. Deel - E-4, Army, Washington, D.C., 1962-1965.

Charles Duskey, Jr. - Pfc., Army, Rome-Arno Campaign, Co. C, Seventh Infantry.

John Duskey - SSG, Co. L, 359th Inf., 90th Div., 3rd Army. KIA Nov. 10, 1944 in Germany.

Dale Dye - Pvt., Army, 1560th Scu. Camp, 1945.

Everett H. Dye - Pfc., Army, Germany, WWII.

Glenn Dye - Pfc., Army, South Pacific and European Theaters, 255th Infantry, 1941-1945.

Holly D. Eagle, Jr. - MP/Pfc., Army, European Theater, 82nd Airborne Div.

Donald L. Edgell - SP3, Army, Korea, 1953-1955, 51st Signal Batt.

Ernest Edgell - Army, WWII.

John W. Elliott - Pfc., Army, 106th Infantry, 423rd Infantry, Company A, 1944-1946.

John D. Ferguson - Sgt., Army, Korea, 24th Company Troop Movement, FECOM, 1953-1955.

Paul Fleming - Sgt., Army, European Theater, 1st Infantry Division, 62nd Signal Battalion.

Thomas S. Fluharty - SP-5, Army, Vietnam, 1968-1971.

Dolph Fowler - Pfc., Army, Normandy, WWII.

Leonard Fowler - PVT., Army, Stateside, WWII.

Hall V. Francis - Cpl., Army, Germany, Battle of Wesel.

Laymon J. Godfrey - T-4, Army, WWII, 566th Anti-Aircraft Batt. Lt. Tank Troop 15th.

Larry B. Goodrich - Sgt., Army, B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 4th Artillery, 4th Div.

Elbert H. Greathouse - June 1941-Jan. 1946.

Ernest L. Greathouse - Pfc., 28th Medical Depot.

Darrell R. Hall - Corporal, Army, Korea, Eighth Infantry.

Darrell O. Hall - Sgt., Army, Korea, HQ Company, 2nd Infantry.

Victor Hamilton - Sgt., Army, Asiatic-Pacific and American theaters, 442nd Bomb Squadron, 1942-1946.

Louis Hanes - Sgt., Army, Vietnam.

Mike Harris - Army, South Pacific, WWII.

Frederick H. Hathaway - Captain, Army, Medical Officer, 1943-1946.

Charles Heiney - Pfc., Army, Germany.

Denver Heiney - Pfc., Army, Germany.

Larry Heiney - SP5, Army, Germany.

James P. Helmick - Pfc., Army, Pacific Theater, 35th Div., 137th Infantry.

William F. Helmick - Sgt., Army, 61st TEFTS.

Donald Ray Hicks - SPL4, Army, Vietnam, 1970-1973, 101st Airborne Div., 82nd Airborne Div.

Rex F. Hoover - S/Sgt., Army, Asiatic and Pacific Theaters, 1941-1945. Was a major participant in the Battle of Hill 700, acting as a scout and rifleman. Awarded Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and Asia-tic Pacific Campaign Ribbon.

Chester M. Houchin - Pvt., WWII.

Calvin Jarvis - Cpl., Army, Korea, Co. A, 5th Cavalry Reg. Received Combat Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, Japan Occupation Medal, and United Nations Service Medal.

Carl B. Jarvis - Staff Sgt., Army, Pacific Theater 1942-1946, South Pacific, New Guinea and Philippine Islands. On Guadalcanal. he was Communications Chief.

Dennis Jarvis - J5, Army, WWII, 45th Infantry Medic in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Anzio, South France and Germany. North Africa to Munich, 45th Infantry Medic.

Emmet W. Johnson - Army, 156th Ord Tire Repair, 1942-1945. Served in Africa, France and Texas.

Herbert D. Johnson - Pfc., Army, Pacific and Northwest Command, WWII.

William J. Johnson - Cpl., Army, European Theater, WWII.

Denzil Lewis Jones - Pvt., Army, Korea.

Larry Keaffaber - Sgt., Army, Gulf War, 1st Battlalion, 32nd Armor, 1st Cavalry Div. Alpha Co.

Donald Kelley - Cpl., Army, WWII, Patton’s 3rd Army, 68th Tank Batt., France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland Germany; Battle of the Bulge.

H. Keith Kendall - WWII, Pfc., Army, European, African, Middle-Eastern Theaters, Co. B, 142nd Infantry, 1944-1946.

Jerry Kendall - SP-4, Army, Vietnam.

William Kendall - Sgt., Army, Vietnam.

William H. Kerby - T-5, Army, European Theater, 756th Tank Battalion, 1941-1945.

Doris P. Kight - Sgt., North Africa under Gen. Mark Clark, Italy under Gen. Patton. Purple Heart and 5 Major Battle Stars.

Eudore T. Kight - Pvt., WWII, Italy.

Harold J. Kight - WWII, 1942-43.

William J. Kight - Staff Sgt., Army, 5th Army in Italy, United Forces in Austria.

Chester King - Army, Korea.

Eugene King - Army, Korea.

Eugene H. Kingsbury - US Army, WWII; U.S. Air Force, Korea.

Verlin Lane - Army, WWII.

Steve Lowe - Lt., Army, Europe, Vietnam, 1960-1980. Also served two years as military advisor in Bangkok, Thailand.

Brice Laughlin - Korea, 1952-1955.

Hubert L. Mace - Sgt., Army, 65th Division, Light Maintenance Company, WWII.

Wilbert B. Maze - Cpl., Army.

Frank Maziarczyk, Jr. - Sgt., Army, Vietnam, 1st Infantry, 4th Battalion, Delta Co., 1967-1968.

Loren S. McCartney - Lt. Col., Army, South Pacific, Australia, Japan, Korea, Europe, Quartermaster Corps., 1942-1963.


Rood P. McCartney - Pfc., 1943-1945. 379th Med. Coll. Co., European Theater, Rome-Arno, Po Valley, Apennines. European-African Middle Eastern Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart Medal. Wounded in action in vicinity of Caster Del Rio, Italy, Sept. 27, 1944.

John F. McCune - Pfc., Army, Korea.

Edwin N. McKown - SP4, Army, Vietnam, 17th Air Cavalry, B Troop, 101st Air Div.

Forest B. Metz - Corporal, Army, Co. C, 178th Engineer Combat Battalion.

Thurl Metz - Army, South Pacific Theater, WWII.

Donald Morris - Lt. Col., C-47 pilot in a group that led the glider invasion of France on D-Day. Major campaigns included Battle of the Bulge, Bastogne and the crossing of the Rhine. He was commanding officer of 71st Troop Carrying squadron and was awarded Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, and Presidential Unit Citation for the invasion of Normandy.

Carl Ralph Morris - Staff Sgt., Army, WWII, 3541 AAF Base Unit, May 3, 1942 - Dec. 13, 1945, and Aug. 7, 1948 - June 18, 1951; Det #6 23332-3, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Terry Naylor - Pfc., Army, Vietnam, Co. D, 1st Battalion, 1st Cavalry, APost, 1963-1967.

Harry A. Newell - Cpl., Army, Korea, Medical Corps.

Jerald R. Newell - Cpl., Army, WWII, Medial Corps.

Paul B. Newell - E4, Army, Vietnam, 523rd Engineers.

Oral Nichols - Pfc., Army, European Theater, WWII, 331st Headquarters Co., 83rd Infantry Div.

Charles Nicholson - SP-5, Army, Vietnam.

Deward Offutt - Staff Sgt., Army, South Pacific Theater, Co. B, 593rd Corp of Engineers.

James R. Osborne - SSgt.

Donald O. Parsons - T5, Army, 566th AAA Battery C, 1943-1946.

Levi Warden Parsons - Army, European Theater, 20th Armored Div., 1943-1945.

Jack Pettit - Army, Korea.

Robert “Buzz” Plant - Pfc., Army.

Millard F. Propst - T5, Army, Asiatic/Pacific Theater, 1st Cavalry, 8th Engineers.

Loyd Reed, Jr. - T-4, Army, Asiatic-Pacific Theater, 1778th Engineer Construction Battalion.

Todd Rhodes - Staff Sgt., Army, Middle East, 731st Maintenance Company, XVIII Airborne Corps, Operation Noble Eagle, Dragon Brigade.

Oral E. Richards - E-4, Army, Vietnam, 4th Infantry Div.

Bernard O. Riddle - Sgt., Army, Vietnam, 1955-1964.

Howard F. Riddell - PFC, WWII, Europe and Africa, 1943-1945.

Dale Ritchie - Sgt., Army, European Theater, 42nd Rain-bow Div., Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes Forest, Liberation of Dachau.

Nolan G. Ritchie - SP4, Army, Can Tho Vietnam, 1st Signal Brigade, 1st Cavalry Div.

Charles L. Roberts - Pfc., Army, Korea, 816th Field Artillery.

Benton Milton Rogers - Lt. Colonel, Army; received Army Commendation Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, WWII Victory Medal, National Defense Ser-vice Medal, Parachutist Badge, Glider Badge and seven Overseas Service Bars. He is buried in Abelee Cemetery, Heidelberg, Germany.

Brian Curtis Rogers - S/Sgt., Army, European Theater, Co., 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Div., entered service in 1941. KIA. Jan. 1945. Awarded Purple Heart and buried in Epinal American Military Cemetery, France.

Gordon Rogers - Pfc., Army, 69th Infantry, HQ Co., 1st Battalion, 272nd Infantry, 69th Div. HQ Co., 2nd Battalion, 209th Reg. 75th Div., Anti-tank Squad.

Michael P. Rogers - Sgt., Army, Vietnam, 1st Cavalry.

George E. Sampson - Pfc., Army, WWII, 1944-1945, 447th Collective Co., ambulance driver with Gen. Patton’s 3rd Army Div., awarded Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Ribbon, American Service Ribbon.

Darius Sears - Army, European Theater, WWII, Purple Heart.

Dorsey Sears - Army, European Theater, WWII.

Glenn Sears - Pfc., Army, Korea, 546th Field Artillery Battalion, 1950-1953.

Herbert C. Smith, Jr. - SP 5, E5, Army, 82nd Airborne Div., Fort Bragg, NC, 1961-1964.

Fred Starcher - Pfc., Army, European Theater, 262nd Signal Const. Co., Field Lineman 641, 1943-1945, Eastern Campaign and Good Conduct medals.

William F. “Bill” Stemple - Staff Sgt., Army, Vietnam, Troop A, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Reg., 1st Infantry Div., 1966-1969.

Donald R. Stevens - Cpl., Army, Korea, 8th Army, 3rd Batt., 1953-1955.

William R. Stevens, Jr. - Pfc., Army, Stateside, Co. A, 63rd Battalion, Fort Lee, Va.

Bernard J. Stout - Pfc., Army, European, African and Middle Eastern theaters, 1st Batt., 38th Infantry Reg., 2nd Infantry Div., served in four campaigns, Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes and Rhineland. Wounded in action during Battle of the Bulge. Awarded Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart; European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign Medals with 4 Bronze service stars, WWII Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal with Germany clasp, Presidential Unit Citation, French Croix de Guerre Medal with Silver Gilt Star, Belgian Fourragere and French Jubilee of Liberty Medal awarded posthumously in 2001.

Jesse L. Stout - Army, WWI, Co. A, 162 Infantry Reg., 41st Infantry Div., served in combat with AEF and also did occupation duty after WWI ended. Awarded WWI Victory Medal, WWI Occupation Medal.

Vance Walker Stump, Cpl., Military Police, Shelby, Miss., ATO, Good Conduct, World War II Victory medals; served Sept. 10, 1942, to Feb. 25, 1946.

Charles Summers - Army, Korea.

Oswald Summers - Army, WWII.

Ronzel Summers - Army, WWII.

Roscoe Summers - Army, WWI.

George W. Talkington, Sr. - Sgt., Army, Pacific Theater, 7th Infantry Div., 1942-1945.

Albert G. Tanner - Pfc., Army, Korea.

Delano D. Taylor - SP4, Army, Cuban Missle Crisis, 1st Amored Tank Div., 1961-1963.

Larry Taylor - SP4, E4, Army, Vietnam, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1965-1966.

Woodrow D. Taylor - Army, Okinawa, 63rd AAA Battlalion, WWII.

Robert Lewis Umstead - T5, Army; stationed in Yokohama, Japan, 1946-1948, to clean up after the atomic bomb was dropped.

Bernard Wager - Pfc., Army, Vietnam, Desert Storm, 720th MP Co., Vietnam; 307th MP Co., Desert Storm.

Arley E. Ward - Sgt., Army, South Pacific, 127th Infantry, 32nd Infantry Div.

Lowell C. Weekley - Cpl., Army, Europe and Korea, 109th Field Hospital.

Charles Delmer Welch - Pfc., Army, European, African, Middle Eastern Theaters, 422nd Infantry, was a German POW, liberated in April 1945, Eastern Service Ribbon, WWII Victory Medal, American Service Ribbon.

Hartis G. West - Pfc., Army, European Theater, automatic rifleman, Canal Zone, Rhineland, Central Europe. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Ribbon, American Theater Service Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Ribbon.

Richard Whipkey III - Sgt., Army, Kuwait.

Marion G. Whisman - T Sgt., Army, WWII, North Africa, Italy, Sicily.

Denzil White - Army, WWII.

Donald White - Army, WWII.

Pete Whytsell - Cpl., Army, Korea.

Richard A. Whytsell - Sgt., Army, Vietnam.

Roscoe C. Whytsell - Sgt., Army, Vietnam.

Victor E. Whytsell - Sgt., Army, European Theater, WWII, 314th Infantry, 79th Infantry Div.

Paul Whytsell, Jr. - SFC, Army, Korea, Japan, 1st Cavalry Div., 3rd Infantry Div.

Bernard O. Wilson - Cpl., Korea, killed in action.

Ernest E. Wilson - Pvt., Korea, killed in action.

Henry C. Wilson - Sfc., Korea, killed in action.

Homer R. Wilson - SFC, Army, Vietnam, 1968-1969, D Co., 2nd, 505th Infantry, 82nd Airborne Div.

Cecil R. Wolverton - Pfc., Army, 1590th Service Command Unit, 1944-1945, POW.

Harold L. Wolverton - PV1, Army, Panama Canal, 1977-1983, Co. 3, 35th Engineers Batt.

William G. Yeager - Pfc., Army, Korea, 1950-1952.

 

COAST GUARD

Ronald L. Rose - E-9 Master Chief Boatswain Mate, served on CGC Sangamon, CGC Messenger, CGC Cimarron and CGC Courier in Greece.

 

MARINE CORPS

Arden P. Bailey - Pvt., Marines, Camp LeJune.

Kenneth Ray Bailey - Cpl., Marines, Vietnam; National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 star, Rifle Marksman Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal with device and Meritorious Mast.

George N. Bell - Col., Marines, Japan and Hawaii, Vietnam; Communication-Electronics officer, 3rd Marine Div., Task Force 76.

Dennis E. Carder - Lance Cpl., Marines, Okinawa, Japan, Vietnam.

John M. Cheesbrew - Master Sgt., Marines, Quantico, Va., Systems Command.

Doyle R. Craddock - 1954-1956, 3rd Batt. Reinforced 6th Marines. Toured in 7 countries.

Eugene Deel - Cpl., Marines, Korea, Charlie Co., Battalion 1 Marine Div., 1952-1954, expert rifleman. Awarded Korean Service Ribbon with 3 stars, U.S. Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Ribbon, Purple Heart Medal. Wounded in action in Korea, Dec. 7, 1952. Transferred to MP Div. and was present at the prisoner exchange of 1953.

Leo J. Ellison - Master Sgt., Marines, 1943-1946; Air Force 1948-1965; Pacific Theater, served with 4th Air Marine Wing, 1944-1945. Stationed in Roi-Namur, Majuro, Falalop Islands. Joined SAC in 1948, served in England, Japan, Spain and in Operation Ivy.

Larry D. Harris - Cpl., 2nd Batt., 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div., Vietnam. Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation and Meritorious Unit Citation.

Carl Rex Houchin - Cpl., Korea.

Frank D. Kendall - Cpl., Marines, 1st Marine Div.

Stephen D. Marks - Cpl., Asian Theater.

James Roger Plant - Pfc., Marines.

James P. Riddel - Sgt., Marines, 1954-1957.

Brice M. Weaver - Sgt., Marines, 3rd Marine Air Wing, Marine Aviation Logistics, Squadron 16, 2001; Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom II.

William E. “Rick” Weaver - Cpl., Marines, 4th Marine Air Wing, Air Control Squadron 24, Tactical Air Operation Center, 1981-1987.

Oras D. McWilliams - Cpl., Marines, WWII, 3rd Air Marine Wing.

 

NAVY

Curtis C. Bailey - Seaman 1st Class, Navy, Europe, Japan, Invasion of Normandy.

Douglas Joe Blair - Master Chief, Navy, Vietnam; served from 1953-1979. Awarded Navy Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.

John D. Boggs - Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class, Navy, 1155 Nantahala, 1951-1955.

Kester Bostic - Ensign, Navy, WWII, USS Utah.

Oda E. Carpenter - Gunner’s Mate, 3rd Class Petty Officer, Navy, Pacific, USS Fulton for 22 months.

Mathew Carper - Aviation Boatswain’s Mate, Fuels, Navy, USS Theodore Roosevelt, Norfolk Naval Base.

Gale D. Craddock - Petty Officer, 1948-1952. Served aboard USS Antietam in task force 77, Sea of Japan as A/E technician. Korean Service Medal with 3 stars, U.N. Service Ribbon, Navy Occupation Service Medal, China Service Medal with Asia Clasp, Good Conduct Medal.

Douglas M. Davis - Petty Officer, Navy, Vietnam, USS Alfred A. Cunningham, 1963-1967.

Melba Elliot - Lt., Navy Nurse Corps, Guam, 1942-1947.

Aundrel C. Ellison - Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate, Navy, 1940-1960, served on USS Rendova, USS Boxer, USS Siboney.

Charles Ellison - Master Chief Signalman, Navy, Atlantic, Mediterranean, Pacific Theaters, five years at Guantanamo Bay Cuba, USS LST-601, USS Catamount, LSD-17, USS Montague, AKA-54, USS Fort Snelling, LSD-30, USS Ponchatoula, AO-148, USS Kleinsmith, APD-134, USS Randolph, CVS-15, Veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam, 22 years in the service. Served as instructor at the Navigation Communications School in Maryland for 3 years, Company Commander at Naval Training Center in California for 3 years.

Glen Fowler - Ensign, Navy, Pacific, Air Group 40.

Frank Gainer - Navy, South Pacific, WWII.

Dale Gunn - Navy, WWII.

Boyd Hartshorn - Seaman 1st Class, Navy, South Pacific, WWII, USS Honolulu.

Forrest Heiney - Petty Officer, Navy, Philippines, WWII.

Harry Heiney - Petty Officer, Navy, Philippines, WWII.

Henry H. Heiney - Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class, Navy, European Theater.

Roy Preston Helmic - Seaman, Navy, Pacific Theater, WWII, 5th Amphibious Corps., 1942-1945; participated in the Philippine Islands Operation and Ryukyn Island Operation with assault landings in Okinawa. Received the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal and Philippine Liberation Medal.

Hic C. Herron - Petty Officer 3rd Class, Navy, USS Hancock, 7th Fleet, 1954-1958.

Orel B. Hickman - Seaman 2nd Class, 1994-1946. WWII, USS Springfield-CL66 against Japan and occupational duties offshore. Pacific Theater Ribbon with 2 stars, American Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal and Philippine Liberation Medal.

Orel Bronson Hickman, Jr. - SA, E-2, 1969-1975. Vietnam. USS Constellation and occupational duties offshore. National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, Armed Forces Expeditional Medal for Korea.

Donald W. Hosey - Petty Officer 1st Class, Navy, USS Whitley, USS Delta, USS Sheldrake, USS Prevail.

Charles Garrett Houchin - S1.

Steve Husk - Fireman, Navy, 1991-1993; served in Gulf.

Hubert Jarvis - Navy; served in a submarine.

Carl King - Navy, WWII.

William Rymer “Doc” Law - Coxswain, Navy, WWII.

Roscoe McCune - AOM 3rd Class, Navy, South Pacific Theater, WWII; attached to 3rd Marine Div. Fighter Squad.

Gary S. Mowrey - Captain, Navy, Mediterranean and Desert Storm; served 3 deployments on USS John F. Kennedy, 2 WESTPAC and Indian Ocean Deployments on USS Enterprise and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, Awarded Defense Meritorious Service and 3 Navy Meritorious Service medals, Navy Commendation Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Achievement Medal.

Eric Newell - ABH 3rd Class, Navy, Vietnam, USS Constellation.

William Carl Osborne - Seaman, WWII; Armed Merchant vessels, 1944-45.

Hagan W. Richards - Cox-swain, Navy, Pacific Theater, WWII, 1943-1945.

John Gaylord Riddel - Seaman 2nd Class.

Denver “Jim” Ritchie - Seaman 1st Class, Navy, Pacific Theater, USS Peter H. Burnette, participated in the liberation of the Philippine Islands.

Guy G. Schoolcraft - Seaman 1st Class, Navy, 1943-1946; Army, 1949-1952, Pacific Theater, Korea, 3rd Infantry Div., 10th Engineer, Korea.

Dolan Sears - Survived sinking of Battleship USS West Virginia at Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941. Served 37-1/2 years.

Ernest H. Siers - Seaman 1st Class, Navy, 1945-1946.

Albert Monroe Smith - Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class, Navy, WWII, 1942-1945; USS Minneapolis, USS Dixie, U.S. Naval Base Kodiak, Alaska.

William A. Stalnaker - Seaman 1st Class, Navy, USS Bulock, USS Alaska, 1945-1946.

William H. Stalnaker - Navy, Pacific Theater, USS Lang, 1942-1945.

Thomas L. Stamp - Commander, Navy, Pacific Theater, WWII; member of the SeaBees.

Fred A. Starkey - Engineman 2nd Class, Navy, USS Howard W. Gilmore, 1954-1958.

Waitman Stump - Fireman 1st Class, Navy, Pacific Theater, USS Indiana, 1942-1945.

Cecil Sturm - Chief Torpedo-man, Navy, Pacific Theater, USS Yorktown, USS Wailer, First WWII Purple Heart in Calhoun County.

Robert Lewis Umstead - Stewards Mate, 3rd Class, Navy, U.S. Maritime Service, Panama, 1945; adjusted age to be old enough to serve and ironically was released when he was legally old enough to join.

Michael J. Virden - Chief Petty Officer, Navy.

Robert D. Virden - 1st Class Petty Officer, Navy.

Roy J. Virden - Lieutenant Commander, Navy.

Everett White - Navy, WWI.

Woodrow Wilson Whytsell - Coxswain, Navy, Pacific and European Theaters, 1944-45; Landing Craft/Assault Transport for invasion of Marshall Islands, Palau, Leyte, Luzon and Iwo Jima.

 

SERVICE BRANCH

NOT SPECIFIED

Scott Bailey.

Adrian K. Ball - Cpl., Korea, 1952-1954.

Denzil Ball - WWII.

Wilford Ray Ball - TC5, 27th Constabulary Squadron, WWII.

Ray Basnett - Cpl., Co. A, 830th Engineers Batt.

James H. Beecher - E3, WWII.

Reed R. Bennett - Pfc., 515th Ordinance, 1947-1948.

Vier Brannon - Vietnam.

Jason Brewer - Sgt., 35th MP Detach., Ft. Gordon, Ga.

David (Jack) Bush.

Robert Bush - Korea.

Joe Cain - 1st Lt., Korea.

John R. Cheesebrew, Jr. - Staff Sgt., Engineers Construction Batt., 1945.

David R. Chenoweth - Sgt., South Pacific, Korean War, 8th Command, Guam, 1948-1952.

Denver Chenoweth, Jr. - Commander, Pacific Theater, Korean and Vietnam Wars, 1948-1977.

Jack Church, Jr. - Pfc., Korea.

Walter E. Close - Cpl., European Theater, 12/23rd MP Co. with the 9th Air Force.

Frank Clowser - Korea.

William Denver Conrad - Sgt., WWII, served overseas for four years. Awarded South Pacific Ribbon and WWII Victory Medal.

James E. Cooper - Sgt., Korea.

Ted Copeland - Vietnam.

Clenton L. Cottrell.

D. Cottrell - WWII, 3rd Div. Infantry Medic, North Africa, Sicily and Italy.

Trevie Cunningham - WWII, Received Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal with Bronze Star.

Perry Daugherty - WWII.

Glen Dawson - TEC/5, European Theater, 82nd Airborne Div.

Dennis Dickson - Vietnam.

George Duskey, Jr. - Served in the Pacific in WWII.

Hubert C. Elliot - Tech. Sgt., WWII, 1941-1945.

Paul S. Evans - T-3, Korea, 29th General Hospital, Okinawa, 1942-1945.

Richard Fisher - Vietnam.

Robert Fivecoait - LCpl., Vietnam.

Ron P. Fleming - Airman 1st Class, Vietnam, 1963-1967.

Edward G. Fowler - Pfc., Special Vehicle Operator, 2571st ASU. Awarded WWII Victory Ribbon.

Clyde S. Frame - Pvt., China, WWII.

Denver Gandee - WWII.

Denver Garretson - T/4, European Theater, Naples-Foggio and Rome-Arno campaigns, 1941-1945.

Jim Garretson.

Orlando Gibson.

James Scott Greathouse - died at the Battle of the Bulge.

Buster F. Griffin.

Donald Gunn - WWII.

James Haines.

Joe Haines.

Robert W. Haines.

Kathy Haines Walsh.

John Hale - WWII.

Clarence Harris - WWII, Stateside hospital duty.

Doy Harris - Desert Storm/ OIF.

Sam Harris - Korea.

Ernest Hartshorn.

Jeremia Hartshorn - SPC, Ft. Mevior, Va., Medic.

Sam Hatten - WWII.

Donnie Hayes - Vietnam.

Don Heiney - Cpl., Pacific Theater (Tinian Island).

Donald H. Heiney - Cpl., Pacific Theater, WWII, 20th Air Force, 504th Bomb Group.

Lorus Hickman - Sgt.

Elvin Paul Hixon - T-Sgt., Senior Airman, Desert Storm, 1988-1992.

Starling Holbert - Vietnam.

Jim Horner - Vietnam.

Shirley Hosey - WWII, participated in Exercise Tiger before D-Day and ship was hit by torpedo. Survived two hours by holding to dead man before being picked up by British Destroyer. Served in the D-Day Invasion.

Arnold Jarvis - Germany, Combat Artillery, 71st Div.

Leo Jarvis - Italy, Bomb Squadron.

Leroy Jones.

Kenneth Keaton - Korea.

Gerald Kelly - Airman 2nd Class, 1956-1960.

Gordon Kesler.

James B. Laughlin - Pvt., South Pacific Theater, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, 1942-1945.

Dan Markley - Cpl., Desert Storm/Desert Shield.

Joe B. Marks - Staff Sgt., South East Asia.

Bruce McCune - WWII, Atlantic Theater.

Dowell McCune - WWII.

Norville McCune - WWII Atlantic Theater.

Claudis McCune, Jr. - Korea.

Larry McDonald - 82nd Air-borne Div., 1965-1967. Served in the Dominican Republic Conflict.

Norman McDonald - Korea, 1968-1970.

Ralph McDonald - Vietnam, served from 1965-1971; was in Vietnam, 1968-1969.

Troy McDonald - Germany, 1965-1967.

Gordon D. McKee - Private, Stateside.

Bernard C. McKown - Aerographer Mate 2nd Class, Korea, 1948-1952.

E.J. (Fuzzy) Melvin - Air/Sea Rescue Crewman.

Richard P. Metz - SPC(T), European Theater, Company A, 18th Engineers Battalion.

Louis I. Milam - SP4, Vietnam.

Joe Miller - Vietnam.

John Miller - Cpl., South Pacific, WWII.

Odus Miller - WWII.

Richard Morris - Captain.

Bernard Murphy - Korea.

Cleston Nicholas.

Paris Parsons - WWII.

William Pell.

Milford W. Richards - SP5, Vietnam, 1965-1968.

Woodrow Richards.

John Riley - Vietnam.

Denver Roberts - WWII.

Dale Rupert - WWII.

Kermit Saunders - Vietnam.

Gordon Schoolcraft - WWII.

Gordon Schoolcraft - Korea.

Delbert N. Sears - Cpl., Medic; Korea, Osaka, Japan.

Bob Shannon - Korea.

Ray Siers.

Clyde E. Smith - SP4, Korea, HQ 1st Infantry Brig., 7th Infantry Div.

Frank W. Smith - SP4, Vietnam, A Battery, 2nd Batt., 94th Artillery, 1966-1968.

Franklin Smith - SP4, 17th Engineers Batt., 2nd Armored Div., 1961-1964.

Herbert C. Smith, Sr. - Pfc., Co. B, 31st Engineers Training Batt.

Raymond Smith  - WWII.

Charlie Snyder - Korea.

James Stalnaker.

Richard N. Stalnaker - Pfc., 525th Service Corps.

William A. Stalnaker, Jr. - SP4(T), Vietnam, 1968-1974.

John Morris Stamp - Lt Col., Vietnam.

John Michael Stamp - Captain, service in the Gulf.

Benjamin Stanley.

Denzil D. Starcher - Cpl., Korea, 15th FA Batt., 2nd Infantry Div., 1950-1951.

Roger D. Starcher - 1st Sgt., 1970-1993 (Retired).

Lou Staton - WWII.

Sheldon C. Stevens.

Gene “Sheriff” Stump - WWII.

Bernard (Tom) Sturm.

Dan Uplinger - Vietnam.

Okey Wade - Korea.

Ernest Wagoner - Pvt., Asiatic-Pacific Theater, WWII.

Bernard E. Wallbrown - Cpl., European Theater, 12th Fighter Command.

Dale Wallbrown - European Theater, 1942-1945, 8th Air Force in England.

Hershel Webb - Korea.

Clarence West - WWII.

Ronnie E. Westfall - E4, Ma-chine Air Gunner, 1975-1979.

Bertha Whipkey - SPC, Korea.

Brady Whipkey - Cpl., Korea.

James Whipkey - Senior Airman.

Ron White - Korea.

Steve White - Vietnam.

Harold Whytsell - Vietnam.

Wilford B. Williams - Cpl., 439th Platoon, 4th Batt.

Warren J. Wright - AIC.

Bernard Wyatt -WWII.

Arnold Yoak - WWII.

Arnold Yoak - Korea.

Billie Joe Yoak.

Elias Yoak.

Harold Yoak.

Morris Yoak.

Norman Yoak.

Paul Yoak.

Robert Yoak.

Roger Yoak - Vietnam.

Von Yoak.

Evadeen Yoak Kesler.

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