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CHARLES E. LAWRENCE
Major Charles E. Lawrence entered service Nov 20, 1940, training with 36th Inf. Div., then transferred to Air Force and trained as a glider pilot.  Served in European Theater as a combat glider pilot.  Received Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, American Defense Medal, American Theater Medal, EAME Theater Medal wit 7 Bronze Service Stars and 1 Bronze Arrowhead.  Victory Medal. Discharged March 31, 1947.  Parents are David McCanles (Mac) and Jimmie Younger (French) Lawrence.  Married to Dorothy Galiga Lawrence. Graduate of Dawson High School.

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MAURICE LAWRENCE
Lt. Col. Maurice M. (Reece) Lawrence, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Lawrence of Dawson.  Husband of Willette U. Lawrence.  Graduate of Dawson High School.  Entered service Oct 14, 1940, training and serving with the 2nd Inf. Div. at Ft. Sam Houston.  Made D-Day invasion on Utah Beach.  Served in 5 Campaigns in Europe, Received Presidential Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, French Croix de Guerre with Silver Star and the Belgian Fouragere.
GEORGE LEONARD, JR.
M/Sgt. George Leonard, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George Leonard, Sr. of Corsicana.  Married the former Geraldine Hatchett of Longview. Graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered service Sept. 2, 1942, serving with the 2519th AAFB Unit in Europe as an air combat fleet maintenance Gunner.  Received Good Conduct Medal, Air medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, EAME Medal with 6 Bronze Stars, Occupation of Japan Ribbon, Victory Medal, American Defense Service Medal.  Honorably discharged Sept 16, 1945.

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CHARLES F. LEWIS
Cmdr. Charles F. Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Finus Lewis.  Graduate of Blooming Grove High School and Texas A&M  Entered service in 1941, training at Corpus Christi Naval Air Station.  Served as patrol plane pilot on anti-submarine warfare duty, primarily guarding convoys across the Atlantic Ocean.

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WALTER LEWIS
Pfc. Walter Lewis, son of Jim Lewis of Palestine.  Entered service July 6, 1942, training at Camp Hood, Texas.  Served in England, France, Belgium, and Germany.  Attended G. W. Jackson High School, Corsicana.
WILLIAM GORDON LEWIS
Pfc. William Gordon Lewis, son of W. J. and Laura Lewis of Streetman.  Husband of the former Oma Lee Sawyers.  Enlisted March , 1941, training at Camp Roberts, Calif.  Served overseas in Italy and Panama.  Received the Purple Heart Medal.

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WRILEY L. LEWIS
T/5 Sgt. Wriley L. Lewis, son of James L. and Myrtle V. Lewis of Corsicana.  Graduate of Jackson High School, Corsicana.  Entered service June 29, 1943, training at Ft. Lewis, Wash.  Served in England, France, Luxembourg, Austria and Germany.
WILLIAM WINNIFRED LOOKINGBILL
W. O. William Winnifred Lookingbill, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Lookingbill of Frost.  Husband of Mae Lookingbill.  Attended Frost High School.  Enlisted Nov. 13, 1942, as Chief Petty Officer in the Naval "Sea Bees."  Served in South Pacific Islands, Guadalcanal, Guam, Philippines, and later Japan.  Survived the destruction of 2 Supply Ships.  Discharged Dec. 19, 1945.

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FRANKIE ALTON LONG
Ships Cook 2nd Class Frankie Alton Long, son of Mr. and Mrs.. William Frank Long of Fort Worth.  Husband of the former Mary Louise Miller.  Enlisted in the U.S. Navy July 6, 1942.  Served on the USS Tennessee in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.  Received 7 Stars. Another  award was the Ribbon Bar of the Navy Commendation awarded the USS Tenn. for outstanding heroism in action against the enemy from Jan. 31, 1944 to June 21, 1945.  Honorably discharged Dec. 13, 1945.
ROBERT EARL LONG
Cpl. Robert Earl Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Frank Long of Fort Worth.  Husband of the former Betty Louise Darr.  Entered the Medical Corps in March 1944.  Received the Good Conduct Medal, European Theater Ribbon, Pacific Theater Ribbon.  Honorably discharged in May 1946.

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WILLIAM LENDON LONG
Pvt. William Lendon Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Frank Long of Fort Worth.  Husband of the former Florine Richards.  Graduate of Corsicana High  School.  Entered the U.S. Air Force Sept. 24. 1942. Died on Feb. 3, 1943, in the North Atlantic Ocean.  Awarded the Purple Heart posthumously on May 12, 1943.
KILLED IN ACTION
CLEATUS E. LOVELESS
S/Sgt. Cleatus E. Loveless, son of Curtis J. and Allene Loveless of Dawson.  Husband of the former Marguerite Neyland of Centerville.  Graduate of Dawson High School, Hillsboro Jr. College, N.T.S.T.C., Denton.  Enlisted Feb 14, 1942 with the A.A.F., training at Perrin AFB, Sherman, Tex., Independence AFB, Kansas. Served with t he 80th Airdrome Sqdn. in Admiralty Is., New Guinea, Leyte, Luzon and Japan. Awarded the American Theater Medal, Asiatic-Pacific with 2 Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon.  Good Conduct, Carbine Expert, Victory Ribbon, 1 Service Stripe, 1 overseas Serv. Bar.
WILLIAM W. LOW
Lt. William W. Low, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Low of Blooming Grove. Graduate of Blooming Grove High School and Texas A. & M. Entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943, serving in the Asia area. Honorably discharged in 1946.
JOSEPH W. LUSK
Pvt. Joseph W. Lusk, son of Mrs. Katie Lusk, attended Frost Schools.  A member of 350 Inf. 88 Inf. Div. he trained at San Antonio, Texas.  He was killed in Italy on May 12, 1944.
KILLED IN ACTION

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LUTHER R. LUSK
T/Sgt. R. Lusk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Lusk of Ennis. Married to Peggy Lusk of Minneapolis, Minn.  Graduate of Ennis High School and attended Allen Academy.  Entered service July 10, 1940, and weent overseas in Nov. 1944.  He was the first reported missing in action and later reported killed in action.
KILLED IN ACTION
JOHN H. MACKEY
STM 3/C John H. Mackey, entered service May 9, 1941.  Attended Lincoln High School in Dallas.  Served at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked on Dec. 7, 1941, and was a survivor of the sinking of the USS Yorktown.
DOUGLAS L. MAGEE
CP1, Douglas L. Magee, son of Mr. and Mrs Earl Magee of Blooming Grove. Husband of the former Sue Wilkinson. Graduate of Blooming Grove High School. Entered the Marine Corps in 1942, training at San Diego, Calif. Served in Tank Corps overseas in Southwest Pacific, New Guinea, Arendell, and Russell Islands. Discharged in 1945.

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GEORGE D. MAGEE
C. M. 1/George D. Magee, son of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Magee of Blooming Grove. Husband of the former Jewel Cruse. Graduate of Blooming Grove High School. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Nov. 11, 1942, training at Camp Bradford, Norfolk, Va., and Camp Perry Williamsburg, Va. Served in "Seabees" in the Solomon Islands. Discharged Nov. 11, 1945.

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  • George Dwayne Magee
  • His wife, Jewel (Cruse) Magee (1910-2001) is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX
HENRY H. MAGNESS
Pfc. Henry H. Magness, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Magness of Wortham, entered service in 1941. Served with 977 Military Police, Co. AAF. Had duty in the States and was based for a time in London, England. Received honorable discharge
JOHN B. MAGNESS
Pfc John B. Magness, son of Henry Magness of Wortham, entered service in 1941, serving in the 65th Inf. Saw combat in Germany, Austria and Irs. River Area.  Received honorable discharge.
 

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