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Allen Oscar AbbottAbbott, Allen Oscar
TM 3/c, U. S. Navy. Born Sep 25, 1925. Entered service Oct 1942, San Diego, Calif.; Hawaii; Australia. Killed in action Apr 4, 1944. Awarded PH, 3 BS, Unit Cit., Sub. Combat Bar. Attended Townsville H. S. Baptist. Son of Mrs. J. E. Twisdale, RFD 5, Oxford, N. C.
John E. AbbottAbbott, John E.
Cpl., U. S. Army. Born May 3, 1922. Entered service Nov 8, 1940, Schofield Bks., T. H.; Australia; Biak; Dutch E. Indies; New Guinea. Awarded 3 BS, CIB. Attended Townsville School. Baptist. Son of Mrs. J. E. Twisdale, Oxford, NC and Mr. Allen W. Abbott. Husband of Mrs. Anna Mae Twisdale Abbott, RFD 5, Oxford.
Gordon E. Allen, Jr. Allen, Gordon E., Jr.
Cpl., U.S. Army. Born Oct 2, 1923. Entered service Feb 8, 1943, Ft. Bragg, N. C.: New Guinea, Leyte, Luzon; Okinawa, Japan. Awarded 4 BS, Unit Cit. Attended Henderson H. S. Methodist. Son of Mrs. and the late Mr. Gordon E. Allen, Sr., Henderson, N, C.
John T. Allen Allen, John T.
S 1/c, U.S. Navy. Born Oct 7, 1925. Entered service Dec., 1943, Bainbridge, Md.; New Guinea; Philippines, Okinawa; Guam. Awarded 3 Battle Stars. Attended Henderson H. S. Methodist. Son of Mrs. and the late Mr. Gordon E. Allen, Sr., Henderson, N. C.
Thurston R. Allen Allen, Thurston R.
Pfc., U. S. Army. Born Dec 31, 1926. Entered service May 29, 1945, Ft. Bragg, N. C; Japan. Attended Aycock H. S. Baptist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Allen, Sr., R. 2, Henderson, NC
Horace Britton AskewAskew, Horace Britton
Pfc., U.S. Army. Born July 3, 1926. Entered service Sep, 1944, Camp Robinson, Ark., Philippines Isles. Awarded 2 BS, Unit Cit. Attended Henderson schools. Baptist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Askew, 803 Davis St., Henderson, N. C.
Walter Clyde Averett Averett, Walter Clyde
Pfc., U.S. Army. Born July 19, 1923. Entered service July 28, 1944, Ft. McClellan, Ala.; Germany; France; Belgium; Luxembourg. Awarded PH, BS, G. Cond. M. Attended Delhi H. S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Elija M. Averett, 105 Dorset Ave., Portsmouth, Va.
Melvin W. Ayscue, Jr.Ayscue, Melvin W., Jr.
S/Sgt., U.S. Army. Born Feb. 22, 1925. Entered service Aug. 16, 1944, Camp Wheeler, Ga.; France, Germany. Awarded Battle Star. Attended Elon Col. Christian Church. Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Ayscue, Sr., Rt. 1, Henderson, N. C.
Tollie F. Ayscue, Jr. Ayscue, Tollie F., Jr.
Cpl., U. S. Army. born Sept. 12, 1916. Entered service Apr. 20, 1942, Keesler Field, Miss.; Kansas City, Mo., France; Germany; China-Burma-India. Attended Epsom H. S. Christian Church. Son of Mrs. Bertha S. Mitchell, RFD 1, Kittrell, N. C.
Bennie Marshall Baker Baker, Bennie Marshall
SSML 3/c, U.S. Navy. Born Apr. 20. 1925. Entered service July 31. 1943, Bainbridge, Md.; Pacific Theatre. Awarded 5 BS. Attended Henderson H. S. Baptist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Baker, Hendrson, N. C.
William B. Baker Baker, William B.
S/Sgt., U. S. Army. Born Sept. 22, 1921. Entered service Oct. 6, 1942, Camps Atterbury, Ind., Breckinridge, Ky; England, France. Awarded PH, CIB, 2 BS. Attended Spring Hope H. S. Baptist. Son of Mrs. Mary Baker, 1270 Walter St., Henderson, N. C.
Hampton Elmo BallBall, Hampton Elmo
Sgt., U.S. Army. Born May 1, 1920. Entered service Dec. 6, 19142, Miami Beach, Fla.; England; France; Luxembourg; Germany. Awarded 2 BS, CIB, Unit Cit., G. Cond. M. Attended Aycock School. Methodist. Son of Mrs. Mamie B. Coley, Henderson, N. C. Husband of Mrs. Virginia Spain Ball, RFD 2, Henderson
James T. Barnes Barnes, James T.
Cpl., U. S. Army. Born Sept. 12, 1915,. Entered service Aug., 1942, Ft. Bragg, N. C.; Camps Sutton, Butner, N. C. Awarded G. Cond. M. Attended Zeb Vance H. S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Barnes, Sr., Henderson, N. C. Husband of Mrs. Florine Brame Barnes, 311 Andrews Ave., Henderson, N. C.
William C. Barnes Barnes, William C.
Pfc., U. S. Army. Born Oct. 6, 1925. Enterd service July, 1943, Ft. McClellan, Ala.; England; France; Belgium; Holland; Germany. Awarded 3 BS, Unit Cit., Fourragere, G. Cond. M.. Attended Zeb Vance H. S. Methodist. son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Barnes, Sr., Rt. 4, Henderson, N. C.
Eugene B. Baskett Baskett, Eugene B.
SKD 3/c, U.S. Navy. born May 31, 1925. Entered service Sept., 1944, Bainbridge, Md.; Pearl Harbor; Okinawa; China. Attended Henderson H. S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Baskett, Rt. 3, Henderson, N. C.
George Thomas Beard Beard, George Thomas
Pfc., U.S. Army. Born Nov. 16, 1927. Ented service may 29, 1945, Kansas City, Mo.; Ft. warren, Wyo.; England; France; Germany. Attended Henderson H. S. Baptist. Son of Mr. Mrs. A. T. Beard, 1044 N. Garnett St., Henderson, N. C.
Robert Vernon Bennett, Jr. Bennett, Robert Vernon, Jr.
Pvt., U.S. Army. Born May 13, 1920. Entered service July 29, 1944, Ft. McClellan, Ala.; Europe. Killed in action in France, Feb 4, 1945. Awarded PH, SS, BS. Attended Middleburg H. S. Baptist. Son of Mrs. R. V. Bennett, Sr., Middleburg, N. C. husband of Mrs. Mary Harrison Bennett, Henderson, N. C.
Thurman Gerald Blackmon Blackmon, Thurman Gerald
Cpl., U. S. Army. Born Feb 1, 1925. Entered service may 29, 1943, Vancouver Bks., Wash.; St. Johns, Oreg.; England; France; Germany. Awarded BS, G. Cond. M. Attended Dabney H. S. Baptist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Blackmon, Rt. 4, Henderson, N. C.
George Benjamin Blum, Jr. Blum, George Benjamin, Jr.
F 1/c, U.S. Navy. Born Aug. 20, 1927. Entered service Oct. 18, 1945, Camp Peary, Va.; Shoemaker, Calif.; Balboa; Panama; Hawaii; Japan. Attended N. C. State Col. Baptist. Son of Mr.s and Mrs. George B. Blum, Sr., Middleburg, N. C.
Edwin Louis Bowen Bowen, Edwin Louis
T/5, U. S. Army. Born Jan 30, 1926. Entered service Jan 20, 1945, Camp Blanding, Fla.; Meade, Md.; Ft. Ord, Camp Anza, Calif.; Phiippines. Awarded G. Cond. M. Attended H. S. Baptist. Son of Mrs. H. W. Bowen, RFD 1, Henderson, N. C.
Herbert G. Bowen Bowen, Herbert G.
SM 3/c, U. S. Navy. Born Feb. 25, 1917. Entered service Mar. 24, 1944, Camp Peary, Va.; Bainbridge, Md.; Philippines; Okinawa; Japan. Attended Warrenton H. S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bowen, Henderson, N. C. Husband of Mrs. Louise Buchanan Bowen, Rt. 2. Henderson.
Leonard H. Bowen Bowen, Leonard H.
S 2/c. U. S. Navy. born Mar. 14, 1927. Entered service may 2, 1945, Bainbridge, Md.; Norfolk, Va.; England; Norway. Attended Warrenton H. S. Baptist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bowen, Henderson, N. C.
Olney B. Bowen Bowen, Olney B.
Cpl., U. S. Army. Born June 13, 1921 Entered service Sept. 18, 1942, Camp Blanding, Fla.; Camp McCoy, Wis.; France; Germany; Saipan; Philippines. Awarded 3 Battle Stars. Attended Afton School. Baptist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bowen, Rt. 2, Henderson, N. C.
Luther Wallace Bracknell Bracknell, Luther Wallace
S 1/c, U. S. Navy. Born may 27, 1926. Entered service June, 1943, Bainbridge Md.; San Francisco, Calif.; Australia; New Guinea; Admiralties; Philippines. Awarded Battle Star. Attended Franklinton H. S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Bracknell, RFD 2, Franklinton, N. C.
Benjamin A. Brame Brame, Benjamin A.
Wt 2/c, U.S. navy. Born mar 26, 1923. Entered service Feb., 1943, Bainbridge, Md.; N. Africa; England; Philippines; China; Japan. Awarded 3 Battle Stars. Attended Henderson H. S. Baptist. Son of Mrs. and the late Mr. Edward Brame, Henderson, N. C. Husband of Mrs. Janie Harper Brame, 229 Green St., Henderson.
David Blanny Brooks Brooks, David Blanny
Pfc., U. S. Army. Born Mar 18, 1924. Entered service Apr. 8, 1943, Miami Beach, Fla.; Tex; Italy; Egypt; Hawaii; Japan. Awarded G. Cond. M. Attended North Henderson School. Methodist. Son of Mrs. and Mrs. David C. Brooks, Box 441, Henderson, N. C.
Henry Howard Buchanan Buchanan, Henry Howard
SF 2/c, U. S. Navy. Born may 29, 1925. Entered service Nov. 19, 1942, Norfolk, Va.; Great lakes, Ill.; Philippines; Okinawa; Japan. Awarded 3 Battle Stars. Attended Aycock H. S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Buchanan, Rt. 2, Henderson, N. C.
Whitmo G. Campbell, Jr. Campbell, Whitmo G., Jr.
Sc 2/c, U. S. Navy. Born may 5, 1925. Entered service Dec 1, 1943, Bainbridge, Md.; Norfolk, Va.; New Guinea; Philippines; Marshalls. Awarded 3 Battle Stars. Attended Townsville H. S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Campbell, Sr., Clarksville, Va. Husband of Mrs. Charlotte Hobgood Campbell, RFD 1, Clarksville, Va.

.Charlie J. Chappell
Chappell, Charlie J.
QM 1/c, U. S. Navy. Born Dec. 17, 1920. Entered service Aug. 27, 1942, Norfolk, Va.; Pearl Harbor; Australia; New Guinea; Philippines. Awarded G. Cond. M. Attended Aycock H. S. Baptist. Son of Mrs. Minerva Belle Chappell, Henderson, N. C. Husband of Mrs. Mary Aycock Chappell, Roberson St., Henderson.

Joe T. Coker, Jr. Coker, Joe T., Jr.
Sgt., U. S. Army. Born may 16, 1924. Entered service Mar., 1943, Ft. Jackson, S. C.; England; Belgium; Luxembourg; Germany. Awarded 3 Battle Stars, CIB. Attended Henderson H. S. Baptist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Coker, Sr., Henderson, N. C. Husband of Mrs. Virgie Thompson Coker, 229 Green St.., Henderson.
Walter Ralph Creech Creech, Walter Ralph
Cpl., U. S. Army. Born Sept. 26, 1919. Entered service Nov. 21, 1942, Ft. Jackson, S. C., Tenn. Maneuvers; Sicily; Italy. Awarded PH, 3 BS, G. Cond. M. Attended Smithfield H. S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Creech, Smithfield, N. C. Husband of Mrs. Estelle Hester Creech, RFD 3, Henderson, N. C.
Arthur Brooks Croker Crocker, Arthur Brooks
T/Sgt., U. S. Army. Born Mar. 15, 1922. Entered service Dec. 13, 1942, Keesler Field, Miss.; Harlingen Field, Tex.; England; Europe. Prisoner of War in Germany and E. Prussia, Mar. 2, 1944 - Apr. 29, 1945. Awarded PH, AM with cluster, 9 BS, Unit Cit. Attended Watsonville H. S., Calif. Baptist. Son of Mrs. J. G. Crocker, Henderson, N. C. Husband of Mrs. Mollie Renn Crocker, 1208 Oak St., Henderson
James R. Crocker Crocker, James R.
T/3, U. S. Army. Born Aug. 23, 1919. Entered service Sept., 1942, Ft. Knox, Ky.; Ft. Bragg, N. C.; Hawaii. Awarded G. Cond. M. Attended North Henderson School. Protestant. Son of Mrs. and the late Mr. J. G. Crocker, 208 Apple St., Henderson, N. C,
Carroll William Currin Currin, Carroll William
Sgt., U. S. Army. Born Feb. 17, 1927. Entered service Oct. 29, 1945, Camp Croft, S. C.; Fts. Bragg, N. C. Dix, N. J; Lowry Field, Colo.; Alaska; Camp Lee, Va. Attended Middleburg H. S. Baptist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Currin, Sr., Middleburg, N. C.
Daniel Gaston Currin, Jr. Currin, Daniel Gaston, Jr.
S/Sgt., U. S. Army. Born May 10, 1922. Entered service Aug. 15, 1944, Ft. Bragg, N. C.; Camps Johnston, Fla., Beale, Calif.; New guinea; Leyte; Okinawa; Japan. Awarded 3 Battle Stars. Attended Oak Ridge Mil. Inst. Baptist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Currin, Sr., Middleburg, N. C.

Willie J. Currin Currin, Willie J.
1st Sgt., U. S. Army. Born Aug. 29, 1921. Entered service June 15, 1942, Camp Rucker, Ala.; Hawaii; Peleiu; New Caledonia; Leyte; Japan. Awarded 3 Battle Stars. Attnded Epsom H. S. Baptist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Currin, RFD 2, Henderson, N. C.

Ondie Lynwood Dickerson Dickerson, Ondie Lynwood
Pvt., U. S. Army. born July 16, 1921. Entered service Oct., 1942, Camps Atterbury, Ind., Breckinridge, Ky.; England; France; Germany. Wounded in Action in Belgium, Jan. 4, 1945. Awarded 4 Battle Stars. Attended Zeb Vance H. S. Baptist. Son of Mrs. S. R. Dickerson, Rt. 1, Kittrell, N. C.

Troy H. Dickerson Dickerson, Troy H.
Pfc., U. S. Army. born Nov. 20, 1922. Entered service Sept. 23, 1944, Camp Robinson, Ark.; Leyte; Japan. Awarded PH, 2 BS, G. Cond. M. Attended Zeb Vance School. Baptist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Dickerson, Rt. 4, Henderson, N. C.

Nathan Jack Dudley Dudley, Nathan Jack
T/Sgt., U. S Army. Born June 14, 1911. Entered service Mar., 1942, Camp Polk, La.; England; France; Belgium; Germany. Awarded PH with cluster, SS, BSM, 4 BS. Attended Cumberland Co. schools. Baptist. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Dudley, Henderson, N. C. Husband of Mrs. Annie Joseph Dudley, 1009 David St., Henderson.
Hunter H. Dunn Dunn, Hunter H.
S/Sgt., U. S. Army. Born July 26, 1922. Entered service Sept. 16, 1940, Ft. Jackson, S. C.; Kingman Field, Ariz.; England. Prisoner of war in Germany. Awarded AM with 3 cluster, 3 BS, Unit Cit. Attended Henderson H. S. Baptist. Son of Mrs. Sudie H. Dunn, 719 Montgomery St., Henderson, N. C.


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