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W. A. SLOAN
Lt. W. A. Sloan, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sloan of Roscoe, Texas, and training at Nortre Dame Univ. and Midshipman's School in Chicago, Ill. Served aboard the USS Libra in the Pacific Theater from 1942-1945, then remained in the Reserves. Awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Medal with 4 Stars, Navy Unit Citation with 1 Star, the Presidential Unit Citation with a Star, Processed for discharge by "Hootie" Duncan, former Blooming Grove Student at Camp Wallace, Texas in Dec 1945.
LUCILLE SCOTT SMALL
Sgt. Lucille Scott Small, daughter of Mrs. Molly Scott and Bain Scott. Married to Fred Small. Graduate of G.W. Jackson High School, Corsicana. Entered the U.S. Army in 1940, training at Des Moines, Iowa.
HULEN G. SMITH
1st Sgt. Hulen G. Smith, son of Mrs. Mellowee Smith. Married to Alva Jean Smith. Graduate of Yates High School, Houston and Prairie View A. & M. Entered service in May 1942, training at Camp Polk, and Camp Clairborne. Served overseas in the European Theater and South Pacific. Served 7 1/2 years in the armed forces. Received Good Conduct Medal, 5 Battle Stars and an Honorable Discharge.
ROBERT L. SMITH
Sgt. Robert L. Smith, son of Mrs. Nettie Abron of Kerens. Graduated from Navarro Co. School. Entered the Army in 1941, training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., Camp Bowie, Texas. Camp Claiborne, La. Served in Scotland, England, Africa, Italy. Ha ETO Ribbon and 4 Battle Stars.
THOMAS R. SOAPE
1st Lt. Thomas R. Soape, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Soape of Corsicana. Married to Grace Christian Soape of Houston. Graduate of Gladewater High School. Led his 12th Air Force Thunderbolt flight into a dive-bombing attack on rail lines near La Spezia Italy, to deny the enemy the use of them. The group was one ofe top flight units of 12th Air Force, who has fought in the Pacific, European and Mediterranean Theaters. Received the Distinguished Unit Badge with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

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HASKELL LEON SPEER
E.M. 3/C C.B.M.U. Haskell Leon Speer, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Speer of Frost. Husband of the former Florence Lola Savely. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy Sept. 1, 1943. Served with the Seabees in the Southwest Pacific area.
J. D. SPICER
M.M. 3rd Class J. D. Spicer, son of Walter Leon and Minnie Spicer. Husband of the former Mae Buckner. Entered service Nov. 16, 1942. Served with the Construction Battalion, Norfolk, Vir., 48th Naval Const. Bn. Served on Guam.
THOMAS McCAMMON SPIKES
Major Thomas McCammon Spikes, entered service as a Private in Jan. 1942. Attended O.C.S. Anti-Aircraft and became a 2nd Lt. Spent 23 months overseas commanding a anti-aircraft artillery battery. Participated in 5 major battles. Discharged Feb. 1946.

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D. W. SPRINGER
D.W. Springer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Springer of Midlothian, Texas. Graduate of Midlothian High School and Texas A. & M. Enrolled Nov. 11, 1942 in the R.O.T.C. and went on active duty March 26, 1943. Served as Engineer Petroleum Distributor in Regular U.S. Army in Asiatic-Pacific area. Received Bronze Star and Victory Medal. Honorably discharged Jan. 8, 1946.
RICHARD V. SPRINGFIELD
Pvt. Richard V. Springfield, son of Jewell Brown of Kerens. Graduate of Jackson High School, Corsicana. Entered the Navy in 1945, training at Camp LeJeune, N.C.

 

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CHESTER O. SPRINKLE
M/Sgt. Chester O. Sprinkle, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Sprinkle of Corsicana. Married to Bernice Sprinkle. Graduate of Corsicana High School. Entered service Feb. 10, 1942 with the U.S. Air Force.
VERNON I. SPURGEON
Pfc. Vernon I. Spurgeon enlisted in the U.S. Army Aug. 14, 1944, serving with the 687th Field Artillery Battalion. Served in Central Europe. Received Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, EAME Campaign Medal. Discharged April 13, 1946. Husband of the former Ann Barker.
HENRY STARKS
S 1/C Henry Starks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Starks, attended Navarro Co. School. Entered the Navy July 5, 1943, training at Williamsburg, Va. Served in the Philippines and Hawaii.
LONNIE STARKS, JR.
Sgt. Lonnie Starks, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Starks of Kerens, attended Navarro Co. School. Entered the Army Aug. 12, 1942, training at Camp Wolters, Ft. Clark, Texas, Ft. Huachuca, Ariz., Camp Van Don and Camp McCain., Miss. Served on Okinawa, Saipan and other places in the Pacific. Has Good Conduct Medal.
SAMUEL B. STARKS
Pfc. Samuel B. Starks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Starks.  Married to Theresa Starks.  Attended Navarro Co., School.  Entered the Army Feb. 8, 1941, training at Ft. Sill Okla.
JAMES STEVENS
Cpl. James Stevens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Riley Stevens. Husband of the former Eloise Crudpt. Entered the Army in 1942, training at Camp Wolters, Texas and Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Discharged in Nov. 1944.
MATTHEW STEVENS
CK 3/C Matthew Stevens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Riley Stevens. Husband of the former Gwendolyn Yound. Attended Jackson High School, Corsicana, and Prairie View College. Entered the Navy in 1943, training at Muffet Field and Treasure Island, Calif. Served in Hawaii, in the Philippines and the Pacific.
BROWN LEA STEVENSON
Pfc. Brown Lea Stevenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Stevenson of Frost. Husband of the former Mary Strain. Attended Frost High School. Entered service Dec 28, 1943, assigned to Army 8th Service Command. Trained at Camp Wolters. Served at Ft. Sam Houston, Camp John T. White, Oakland, Calif.; Camp Hann, Riverside, Calif.; Turlock, Calif.; Vancouver Barracks, Wash. Discharged March 15, 1944.

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JOHN C. STEVENSON
S/Sgt. John C. Stevenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Stevenson of Frost. Graduate of Frost High School and attended N.T.S.T.C., Denton. Inducted into Army Air Corps in 1942. Graduate from School of Armament, Denver, Colo., A.A.F. Trng. School Harlingen, Texas. Served in New Guinea, Australia. Was Armor Gunner on a Liberator Bomber and had 21 missions to his credit. His plane was shot down Jan. 8, 1944 while on a mission to Kendri, on the Celebes Islands. Received Air Medal, Purple Heart and Presidential Citation posthumously. KILLED IN ACTION.

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  • John Clendenning Stevenson - (Apr 18, 1916 - Jan 8, 1944)
  • Frost Cemetery
ROBERT LYNN STEVENSON
T/Sgt. Robert Lynn Stevenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Stevenson of Frost. Graduate of Frost High School, attended N.T.S.T.C. Inducted into the Army Air Force Jan 1, 1942. Served as an aerial gunner on a Flying Fortress, 303rd Bomb. Gp (Hells Angles). Lost his life Mar. 6, 1943, when his plane went down in the Bay of Biscayne. Awarded 2 Air Medals, Purple Heart, Pres. Citation posthumously. KILLED IN ACTION

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