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WORLD WAR II CASUALTIES

WORLD WAR II REGISTRATION CARD

WORLD WAR II AMERICAN HERO


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Widows Application for Pension
State of Arkansas
County of Sharp

Contributed by Christi Scovel

I, Martha A Davis, do solemnly swear that I am the widow of Harve Davis who served as a soldier in the army (or sailor in navy) of the Confederate States, being a member of C. D. Freeman's Regiment of Infantry from the State of Arkansas or a member of the crew of the ship called___________________________, that he was honorably discharged (paroled or released) from said service on or about the _______________day of April 1865 and did not desert the same: that I am now and have for the past twelve months have been, a bona fide resident of this State: that I do not own property, real or personal, or both, money or choses in action in excess to the value of $400.00 (exclusive of household goods and wearing appare)l), nor have I conveyed title to any property to enable me to draw pension, and that I am not in receipt of any income, annuity, pension or wages for any service, the emoluments of an office, in excess of $150.00 per year that my said husband died  Oct 20, 1891 and that I have been a resident of the State of Arkansas for than one whole year last past and that I have not re-married so help me God.   

Signed  Martha A Davis
Attest:  A Sullivan  

Subscribed and sworn before me this 3rd day of June 1911
Arthur  Sullivan  NP
State of Arkansas
County of Sharp  

We the undersigned sitting as a Pension Board for Sharp County, do certify that we have examined the application of the within named Martha A Davis for pension under Act of the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, as approved March 11, 1901 and the proof in support of same, and find that said applicant is the widow of a Confederate soldier is indigent circumstances and that her claim is just and she should be allowed $100 pension.
M B  Coyer
W C Snow
W T  Campbell  

Front side: application  of Martha Davis widow; Davis, Harve, P O Sharp County; Examined and Approved and $100 allowed and Auditor authorized to draw warrant for same. Filed in Auditors office July 2, 1911
John R Jets this Aug., 12, 1911; PW Hodges, Secy of State; JR  ?   Auditor; ? F. Imila Major General Commandant UOV  

Back side: Pension Board Mrs Davis has only one witness to prove service of husband but the law says two, if possible, and it was impossible for her to find but one.  
Arthur Sullivan, filed July 6, 1911  

In Re Martha A. Davis Application for Confederate Pension  
State of Arkansas,
County of Sharp
I, D. W. Davis, being first duly sworn, on oath, depose and may, that I am aquainted with Martha A. Davis who is an applicant for a Confederate Pension as the widow of Harve Davis, deceased, and that she does not own property, real or personal, or both, or money choses in action in excess of $400.00 (exclusive of wearing apparel and household goods or at all), nor has she conveyed any property to enable her to draw a pension, and that she is not in receipt of any income, annuity, pension or wages for any services, the emoluments of an office, in excess of $150.00 per year, or at all and that she has been a resident of the State of Arkansas for more than one year last past. 
D W Davis  
Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 3rd day of July 1911. 
My Commission expires Nov. 4, 1914 Arthur Sullivan

Proof of Service (By Comrades of Husband if Possible)  
State of Missouri
County of Wright  

On this day personally came before  the undersigned a Notary Public within and for the County of Wright and State of Missouri, W J Paden,  citizens of Norwood MO whom I certify to be credible persons and worthy of confidence, who being duly sworn, state that they were, each personally well acquainted with applicant's husband Harve Davis and knew him for several years; That he was a Confederate soldier belonging to Company D and Regiment of Freemans'.  That as such soldier he served from the year 1864 to 1865;  That he was honorably discharged, paroled or released from such service and did not desert the same. That he is now dead and that his widow has been for the past twelve months a bona-fide resident of Arkansas.  That my knowledge of these facts from Service in the Confederate Army with the said Harve Davis; That to the best of our knowledge all property owned by her is not worth exceeding $400.00 (exclusive of household goods and wearing apparel).  That she is not in receipt of any income, annuity, pension or wages for any services in excess of $150.00 per year.  That we have no interest in this claim.  That she has not since the death of said husband remarried.  
W J Paden of Norwood MO
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 26th day of June 1911
Daniel T?  Notary Public
My Commission Expires Sept 6, 1914.  


WORLD WAR II

SHARP COUNTY ARMY AND AIR FORCE CASUALTIES

(Key to abbreviations: KIA=killed in action; DNB=died non-battle; DOW=died of wounds; DOI=died of injuries; FOD= finding of death; M=missing.)

ACKERMAN, Albert L. Jr.; SGT; KIA

BETTIS, Braden C.; PFC; KIA

BILLINGSLEY, Elmer R.; PVT; DNB

BONE, James H.; PVT; KIA

CROW, Floyal; PVT; DNB

CURTIS, Noble T.; PFC; KIA

FARLESS, Ira O.; PFC; DOW

FRIZZELL, James A.; T SC; DOW

GLAZE, Harold C.; PVT; DNB

HORTON, Paul E.; S SG; KIA

HUTCHISON, Oal L.; SGT; KIA

JINES, Ralph W.; PVT; KIA

JOHNSON, Clyde M.; S SG; KIA

JOHNSON, Jack H.; PVT; KIA

KING, Eulon O.; PFC; KIA

MADISON, Samuel A.; CAPT; DNB

MARLIN, Talbert A.; PVT; KIA

MONTGOMERY, John G; PFC; KIA

ROSE, Paul E.; 2 LT; DNB

RUSH, Coy E; PFC; DOW

SHARP, Harold L.; PVT; DOW

SIMPSON, James L.; T SG; DNB

SNOW, Arthur C.; PFC; KIA

TOMPKINS, Tom T.; PFC; KIA

TURNER, Troy R.; PVT; KIA

VAUGHN, Revel; PVT; FOD

WILKERSON, Barton H.; PVT; KIA


WORLD WAR II REGISTRATION CARD

MASHBURN, Alfred Bertrum

Contributed by Granddaughter Anna Newell

REGISTRATION CARD--(Men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16 1897)

Serial Number     1. Name                                                                                Order Number
U 3 x 8                      ALFRED BERTRUM MASHBURN
2.  Place of Residence
        Williford,                                        Sharp,                                         Arkansas
(The place of residence given on the line above will determine local board jurisdiction; Line 2 of Registration Certificate will be identical.)
3.  Mailing Address
           Same
4.  Telephone                                     5.  Age in Years                                6.  Place of Birth
                                                                         52                                               Cave City
7.  Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address
              Mrs. L. L. Mashburn                       Williford, Ark
8.  Employer's Name and Address
               Self-Employed--Wood Cutting
9.  Place of Employment or Business

      I AFFIRM THAT I HAVE VERIFIED ABOVE ANSWERS AND THAT THEY ARE TRUE.

D.S.S. FORM 1                                                                                            
Alfred Bertrum Mashburn
(Revised 4-1-42)                                                                                            (Registrant's Signature)


WORLD WAR II AMERICAN HERO

(The following article appeared in the Ozark Journal (no date given).  It was the fourth in a number of interviews with area World War II veterans.  Sloan-Hendrix sixth grade students conducted each of the interviews.)

CARMACK HENRY



    Mr. Carmack Henry volunteered for the Marines and left home for San Diego, California, for basic training at the age of 20.  He then went to Camp Pendleton at Oceanside, California, and in February 1943, he went to New Zealand.  He stayed at New Zealand until June and then left for Guadalcanal.
    "Even though we had secured the islands, there were Japanese airplanes making raids," he stated.  "When we finished our job there, we went to Bougainville Island and stayed 58 days.  I was fortunate there.  I was a runner for the captain and stayed behind enemy lines."
    "Then we went back to Guadalcanal and, in July 1944, we went to Guam.  I was one of the first on the beach.  My experience in Guam was rough."
    "I made it through the first landing, and we advanced and kept moving.  We could see the beach and had almost finished taking the island when I was hit once in my left leg and five times in my right leg by machine gun fire.  We were only a few yards from the Japanese.  This was on the eighth of August, 1944.  I had to go aboard ship, and they had to remove my leg.  One of the men who helped with that lives in Jonesboro," he explained.
    Mr. Henry says he then was taken to Pearl Harbor and then on to California.  He said he had several operations and had good care until he was discharged in August 1945.
    Mr. Henry said he was not married at the time he left for the war.  He said traveling was exciting, but the worst part, of course, was being in battle.
    When asked if he felt the U. S. should have entered the war, he said that it was automatic after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.  He was living at Searcy at that time.  "We had to enter," he said.  
    When asked if he felt that we should have used the atomic bomb, he said, "I was waiting for it any minute.  Yes, we should have."
    Mr. Henry said that when he left the hospital, he bought an old '29 Model A and he and another couple from Kilgore, Texas, took turns at the wheel and drove all the way home without stopping much at all.
    Mr. Henry received the Purple Heart and other medals for his service for our country.

(Note:  Carmack Henry was born September 1, 1921 and died August 1, 2006, age 84 years, 11 months.  He is buried in the Williford Cemetery.)


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