GOLD STAR BOYS
Osborn Missouri, Entered Service, April 29, 1918 at Maysville, Missouri. Killed overseas on November 3, 1919 in France. 356 Infantry
Entered Service December 13, 1938, Served on USS James, Asiatic-Pacific. Killed in Action August 1942 in the Pacific
Jimmie L. Burris
William P. Clay
Sgt. William P. Clay, Hale, Missouri; Entered Service in the first call., Company E, 20th Infantry, Motorized Division of the 6th Army; Killed by enemy fire at Lunec, Luzon on January 17, 1945
William M. Cook
William M. Cooper
Staff Sergeant, Army. Entered service, December 1, 1941. Was wounded December 25, 1944 and died of his wounds January 13, 1945 at an army hospital in France. Member of an infantry division of the 7th Army. He had been overseas since October, 1942. He took part in the African, Silician and Italian Campaigns with the 5th Army. He had been awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star and Infantry Combat Medal. He was a graduate of Stewartsville High School in 1939. Before enlisting in the service he was employed at the Cornelius masonry and Construction Company at Napa, California.
Inducted into the United States Army, St. Joseph, Missouri April 4, 1941. He received his basic training with the 110th Medical Regiment with the 35th division at Camp Robinson, Little Rock Arkansas. He took part in the 6 weeks maneuvers in the South while stationed at that place. On December 20, 1941 he was sent to the west coast, arriving at Fort Ord, California on Christmas Eve. He was a driver in the Ambulance Corps and was transferred to the 673rd Medical Collecting Company. After arriving on the West Coast, his work extended from Oceanside, California, in Southern California, to Eureka, California in the northern part of that state. On October 25, 1943 he entered the Hammond General Hospital in Modesto, California where he died January 24, 1944 following an operation for an infected kidney. He was born January 2, 1917. He was employed at Swift and Company, St. Joseph when he went into the service. Wilton was an only child. He received the Good Conduct Medal and presidential citation. He was chapel organist for the 110th Medical Regiment while serving with that regiment, and was organist at many different stations where he stayed. He did very extensive and strenuous driving on the West Coast during the black out times there, often being required to drive over mountain roads in rain at night with out lights.
Army, Ft. Leavenworth, European Theatre Operations, Killed in Action
Union Star, Missouri. Entered Service June 1, 1942; Army Air Corps; Trained at San Antonio, Texas; Chickasha, Oklahoma; Winfield, Kansas, Frederick, Oklahoma; Flying Instructor. Killed in a plane crash, April 14, 1945.
Robert William Foster
Amity Missouri, Aviation Radioman 2/c Entered Service August 29, 1942 at St. Joseph, Missouri. Training at Great Lakes Naval Station, Great Lakes, Illinois. Deceased November 26, 1944 at Naval Air Station, Banana River, Florida. American Theatre War Ribbon. Combat Aircrewman Wings.
Entered Service, March 6, 1943 at Kansas City, Missouri. Ship USS LST 1020; Discharged December 29, 1945; Asiatic Pacific; Aleutians; Killed in auto accident in Northern Missouri March 8, 1947
Billy Dick Gaskell
Company A., 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry, Pattons 3rd Army. Entered Service August 16, 1944. Killed May 18, 1945. Battle of the Bulge, Northern Germany, Southern Germany, 3 Major Battle Stars, Presidents Unit Citation, Luxembourg Liberation Medal, Good Conduct Medal.
Entered Service April 11, 1944 at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, 333rd Infantry Regiment, 84th Division, Killed in Montabaue, Germany on April 8, 1046. Was wounded on November 23, 1944 and received the Purple Heart.
Maysville, Missouri; Air Corps, 4th Air Force; Entered Service, Feb. 3, 1943 at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis Missouri; Served in the United States; Killed July 2, 1944.
Darrell C. Johnson
John L. Lewallen
Maysville, Missouri, Entered Service, April 7, 1943, U.S. Navy, Served on APA 7, USS Crittenden, Killed in Action March 3, 1944
Kidder Missouri. Entered Service November 9, 1943. 409th Infantry, 103rd "Cactus" Division, 7th Army. Killed in Action, December 14, 1944 Buried in a Military Cemetery near Strausberg, France.
Charles W. Patrick
C.M.O.M.M. Entered service July 1936, Deceased March 23, 943, Served in the Pacific Area, Charles W. Patrick M.M. 1/c USS Growpus, San Francisco, California.
A.Q.M. 2/c, Entered Service August, 1941, Deceased March 12, 1943, Service in the South Pacific Area.
Maysville, Missouri; Naval Air Corps, Entered Service, September 19, 1933, San Diego, California, Pennsacola Florida, North Africa, Squadron 73. Killed in a crash in the line of duty on December 10, 1946 at San Diego, California
Entered Service November 12, 1942 at Kansas City, Missouri; Air Corps Served as an instructor at various bases in the United States before being sent overseas February 1946, Was killed while serving with the 5th Air Force in Nagoya, Japan in a crash of a P-51 fighter plane.
James F. Rooney
Entered service October 24, 1942. Died February 6, 1947. At the time of his drowning he was stationed on the Aircraft Carrier USS Sicily and was onn his way to the States from Guamtamma, Cuba. It was a rough sea off the coast of Florida and he was washed overboard.
Corp. Joseph W. Stevenson, Jr. Entered Service October 16, 1942 and trained at San Diego, California, Marines. February 7, 1943 went overseas with 3rd Marine Division and took part in several battles in Southwest Pacific. Killed July 22, 1944, and buried on Guam.
Entered service December 13, 1938 at Kansas City, Missouri. Killed August 8th, 1942 near Guadal canal. United States Navy; Asiatic-Pacific.
Clarksdale, Missouri, 161st Infantry, 25th Division, Entered Service June 1941 and reported for training at Camp Roberts, California; Lost his life on Luzon, Phillippine Islands on January 28, 1945. He was in Hawaiian Islands one year fought on Guadalcanal, New Georgia, Fiji Islands and on New California. He was Platoon Guide for the 161st Infantry. Had the Combat Infantry Badge and serveral campaign ribbons, a Presidential Citation and the Purple Heart.
Maysville, Missouri T-4; Entered Service March 10, 1943 at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas; Headquarters and Service Troop, 25th Cavalry, Untied States Army, European Theatre. Deceased February 2, 1946 at Regensburg, Germany. Buried at American Cemetery, St. Avold, France.
Cameron Missouri, Entered Service December 18, 1939 at Ft. Mac Arthur, California. Mechanic in the Army Air Corps. Pacific, killed on January 28, 1942 in the Philippine Islands.
Herbert F. Woody
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