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Jerry A. Brown

IN KOREA - Cpl. Jerry A. Brown serving in Korea with the 73rd E. C. Bn., has received a good conduct medal for his work in that sector.  He entered the service May 23, 1952, and was trained at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.  He formerly was employed at the Corsicana Cotton Mills.  The son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Brown is a graduate of Barry High School.


Tommie Glen Tramel

Kerens Corporal Wounded in Korea
Cpl. Tommie Glen Tramel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Tramel of Kerens, was recently wounded in action in Korea with the US Army according to information received in an Associated Press dispatch.
Cpl. Tramel a few days ago telephoned relatives from Japan.


Jackie G. Tramel

Calls Home
Cpl. Jackie G. Tramel, graduate of Powell high school and now with the 155th Army Station Hospital in Yokohoma, Japan, talked with his parents here, Mr. and Mrs. John Tramel, last Sunday by overseas telephone. Tramel told his parents of his uncle, Lt. L. E. Nobles Jr., being wounded in action in Korea.


L. E. Nobles Jr.

Wounded in Korea
Lt. L. E. Nobles Jr., husband of the former Dona Helen Pierce of Corsicana, received leg wounds in the Korean fighting Feb. 13, and is now in a hospital in Japan, relatives here have been notified. The Nobles have two sons, Larry, 3, and George, 2. Lt. Nobles is a veteran of World War II and of occupation duty in Japan.


James E. Earl

Soldier Missing In Korea Theatre
Sgt. James E. Earl, US Army, 23, has been missing in action since January 1, according to a telegram received Friday by his wife, Mrs. Sylvia Earl, 105 West First avenue, an employee of the Dixie Ice Cream company here.
The sergeant was serving in Korea with the 19th infantry regiment, 24th infantry division.
Sgt. Earl served in the Marines during World War II and was wounded in the Pacific area. He enlisted in the US army in March 1948, and has been overseas for two years.
The Earls are parents of a son, James Elmo Earl, Jr. 19 months old, whom the father has never seen. Mrs. Earl moved to Corsicana 4˝ months ago from Palestine.
The missing soldier is a graduate of Palestine High School and the Nixon Business college at Palestine.


Charles D. Hauver

At A Korean Air Base
Holding a map of the nearby Korean battlefront is Lt. Charles D. Hauver of Poughkeepsie, New York, husband of the former Miss Patricia Jackson of Corsicana. Examining the folder are Lt. Kim Seny Yong of the Korean Air Force and Captain H. H. Wilson, of Lakeside, Washington. They are at an advanced 5th Air Force Base in
Korea a few miles south of the battle front. Hauver and the other two pilots are flying the World War II Mustangs loaded with rockets and bombs in addition to six .50 caliber machine guns in close support of the hard fighting ground troops of the United States and Republic of Korea ground forces.


James F. Stroud

Corsicana On Duty
Two MPs, Pfc. James F. Stroud left, of Corsicana, Texas, and Lt. Oscar D. Oglesby of Burbank, Calif., on duty at an advance base in South Korea during surprise visit by General Douglas MacArthur, relax with their pet dog “Pola.” At right is Sgt. George M. Swenson of Oakland, Calf. Stroud is a veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theater at that time. He is the son of A. B. Stroud, 625 North Commerce, and re-enlisted in the Army March 31, 1949.


Morris F. Battle, Jr.

Lt. Battle Is Wounded In Korea
Lt. Morris F. Battle, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Battle of 2216 West Fifth Ave., Corsicana, has been reported wounded in Korean fighting, it was learned here Tuesday.
The lieutenant’s wife, now in Tokyo with their son, was notified that her husband was wounded in action July 18 when his unit was cut off and later made his way back to American lines. He was to be evacuated to Tokyo within a few days. Mrs. Battle notified her husband’s parents here by letter.
Lt. Battle was a navy flier during World War II in the Pacific. After being injured in a crash, he was commissioned in the army some months later for duty as pilot of a liasion plane used with a field artillery unit.


Homer F. Conant

Corsicanan Is Casualty In Korean Fighting
Sgt. First Class Homer F. Conant of Corsicana may have become the first Corsicana casualty in the month-old Korean conflict, relatives of the soldier here learned this week.
Billy T. Conant, a brother, said Tuesday that a letter from friends in Tokyo said that the sergeant went into action with the beleagueredwwww 24th Division on July 10, was injured, and is now in a hospital in Tokyo. No confirmation has been received from Army, Conant said.
Sgt. Conant is a veteran of World War II, when he served with the First Cavalry Division in the Pacific. He was caretaker at the local National Guard Armory for some time before re-enlisting in the Army on Nov. 10, 1948. His wife, the former Edna Fluker, and three children, are in Japan.


Floyd K. Williams

Leaves For Overseas
Pfc. Floyd K. Williams, 19, US Army Air Force, left from Waco for overseas duty in Korea Monday.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd R. Williams, Route 1, Corsicana, Pfc. Williams enlisted in January, 1948. He attended Corsicana High School.


Walter Harris

Local Soldier Missing In Korea
Cpl. Walter Harris, 24, son of Annie Harris, 918 East Twelfth avenue, was injured in the army, according to a casualty list released by the Associated Press Sunday night.
The mother of the soldier, however, has not received any information about an injury. She received a message from the army dated January 2 that her son had been missing in action since November 28 in Korea. The last letter received from the soldier was prior to that date.
Harris has been in the army since 1948 and went to Korea from Honolulu in September, 1950.


  • Corsicana Simi Weeky, Jan 16, 1951
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs and Bill Franklin

Veo Jessie

Missing Soldier Reported Safe
Pfc. Veo Jessie, 19, son of Phoebe Jessie, 308 East Tenth avenue, was missing in action in Korea from December 4 to December 15, when he returned to the military control of the Army, according to a telegram received by the mother from the Army headquarters.
The soldier enlisted when 15 years of age and had been in the Army four years. He has written that he was wounded, but the extent of his injuries were not revealed in either message, according to the mother.


  • Corsicana Simi Weekly, Jan 16, 1951
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs and Bill Franklin

Clarence Sweeney

Corsicana Man Is Reported Missing In Korean Action
Cpl. Clarence Sweeney, 27, has been missing in action in Korea since December 15, according to information received from the defense department by his wife here Thursday.
A machinist at the Bethlehem Supply Company and veteran of World War II, Sweeney was recalled to active duty October 16. He was with the Third Infantry that held the North Korea beachhead while the Marines and other forces were evacuated late in December.
The last letter received from the infantryman was written December 8, the day before his group landed in Korea.
Sweeney was in an anti-tank outfit in World War II and served 18 months in Germany.
His wife, 17-months-old daughter, Sondra Lee; mother, Mrs. Ethel Powers, all reside in Corsicana. Sisters are Mrs. George Walker, Dallas; Mrs. Aubrey McDonald, Pittsburg, Calf., and Mrs. B. L. Benefield, Victoria.


  • Corsicana Simi Weekly, Jan 16, 1951
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs and Bill Franklin

Billie J. Jimerson

Negro Soldier Is Reported Missing
Word was received here recently by Carrisia Jimerson, Kerens, that her son, Pfc. Billie J. Jimerson, a negro, had been missing in action in Korea since Nov. 23. The soldier was born Dec. 21, 1930


  • Corsicana Simi Weekly, Jan 12, 1951
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs and Bill Franklin

Registrants Are Physically Fit

Registrants who were found physically acceptable for service in the Armed Forces at the Jan. 27 examinations of potential draftees were announced Thursday by Mrs. Bessie Welch, secretary to Local Board No. 95.

The following were found physically fit:

Jim Bob McGraw, Herman McAfee, James E. Hooser, Billy H. Upchurch, Charlie F. Thompson, Jackie R. McGraw, Paul McCann, Joe M. Tidwell, J. T. Bailey, L. E. Powell, Ralph G. McCullouch, Wesley G. Anderson, Franklin Delano Neal, Wayne Benard Franklin, Joe K. Tyner, Charles J. Fountain, Edward Rhoe, Louis B. Anderson.


Edward Ray Lusk

Edward Ray Lusk, 19, is the eighth son of Mrs. Katie Lusk, 1020 South Twenty-Eighth street to enter the armed forces. He was assigned to the army anti-aircraft artillery replacement training center at Fort Bliss last month.

A native of Frost, he attended Dallas Tech High school. One brother, Pfc. Joseph Wilson Lusk, was killed in the North African campaign before the Invasion of Italy.

Mrs. Lusk had six sons serving in World War II at the same time, some fighting against the Japs and others against the Germans.

L.D. Lusk, a brother, is an aircraft mechanic at Carswell AF Base, Fort Worth. Other brothers, veterans of World War II, now out of the service, include; S-S C.C. Lusk, and S. S. Clyde Lusk, infantry; Lt. James L. Lusk, N.[sic] S. Air Force; Lee and Buddy Lusk, both U. S. Navy.


Johnnie Ray Jayroe

RELEASED POW - Cpl Johnny R. Jayroe, 20, son of Mrs. Eunice E. Jayroe and H. L. Jayroe, both of Purdon, was released last week by the Communists. The above photo was taken after he returned tothe American lines and his mother received a telegram from him crediting her prayers for his release. He said his health is O.K. and added "Nothing wring with me your cooking won't cure."  He has been resting in Inchon, Korea before boarding a ship home. He was captured Oct. 24, 1950, believed to have been the first Navarro countian, taken by the North Koreans.




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