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GREEN, WARREN W.
T/4 Warren W. Green, son of Mr. A. B. Green, Corsicana, husband of the former Miss  Melba Crowley, Kerens, attended Penelope High School, and N.T.S.T.C. Denton, Texas.  Entered C.A.C., Aut (sic) 1942, trained at Camp Wallace, Texas.  Has served in Iceland, now on duty at Ft. Bliss, Texas.
GREEN, CORBEN L.
Pft. Corben L. Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Green, Kerens, attended Long Prairie School. Entered Army, 1943, trained at Camp Wheeler, Ga. volunteered for paratroopers and trained at Ft. Benning, Ga. Wounded in Holland, September 23, 1944, killed in Battle of Belgium Bulge, January 7, 1945. Has the Purple Heart.

Notes:

  • Corben Lee Green (1925-1945)
  • Son of Robert Lee & Ethel (Boone) Green
  • Long Prairie Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX
GREEN, RICHARD C.
Pvt. Richard C. Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Green, Kerens, Tex.  Entered the Army Feb 24, 1943, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Tex., now on duty at Camp Hood.
GREEN, REUBEN F.
Pfc. Reuben F. Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Green, Kerens, Tex.  Entered the Army Feb. 24, 1943, trained for Infantry Camp Howze, Tex., Ft. Sam Houston.  Has served in N. Africa, Italy, wounded May 12, and June 14, 1944.  Killed Oct 14, 1944.  Has the Purple Heart, Oak Leaf Cluster.
GREEN, MACON RAY
Pfc. Macon Ray Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Green.  Entered the Air Corps and Trained in Louisiana, and Rosewell, N. Mexico.  Now on duty somewhere in the Pacific.

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GREEN, WILSON B.
T/5 Wilson B. Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Green, Frost.  Entered the service Dec, 1942, trained with the 84th Infantry Div. Sent overseas, 1944, reported missing in action Dec., 1944, was a prisoner of Germany until liberated April, 1945.  Has the Combat Inf. Badge.

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GREEN, RUFUS S.
Pvt. Rufus S. Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Green, husband of the former Miss Annie Ruth Grounds, attended school at Blooming Grove.  Entered the service in the M.P. Bn., 1942, trained at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, and Little Rock.  Received an Honorable Discharge, April 1943.

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GREENLEE, ROBERT R.
Sgt. Robert R. Greenlee, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Greenlee, Purdon, attended Purdon High School.  Entered service, 1941, trained with Army Air Corps at Camp Roberts, McChord Field, Drew Field.  Has served in N. Africa, Sicily, Italy, France, England and Germany, now on duty in France.  Has Infantry Combat Badge, Medal of Honor, and Ribbons with Bronze Stars.
GREER, JAMES V.
S 2/C James V. Greer, son of Mr. W. O. Greer, Kerens, attended Powell Schools.  Entered service, 1944, trained with navy at Camp Peary.  Has served in New Hebrides and now somewhere in Pacific.
GRIFFIN, CECIL C.
Pfc. Cecil C. Griffin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Griffin, Purdon, attended Rankin School.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Medical Detachment of Camp Roberts, California.  Has served in Alaska.  Has Good Conduct, Rifleman's Medal and others.

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GRIFFIN, ELMER N.
Pfc. Elmer N. Griffin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Griffin, attended Rankin Schools.  Entered the service in 1942, trained with Infantry at Camp Roberts, Calif.  Served in Hawaii and South Pacific.  Killed in Action, Aug 15, 1943

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  • Elmer Neil Griffin - (Jan 7, 1916 - Aug 15, 1943)
  • WWII News Articles
  • Buried at Manila American Cemetery & Memorial; Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
  • PFC Elmer Neil Griffin was the son of Robert Monroe Griffin and Myrtle Matilda Livingston. Born in Purdon, Navarro County, Texas, he attended school in Rankin, Texas. On February 11, 1942, he enlisted in the United States Army at Camp Wolters, Texas, and trained at Camp Roberts in California. He served in Hawaii and the South Pacific and was lost in action on August 15, 1943 in Villa Lavella, Solomon Islands. It is believed that he died when the LST he was aboard was attacked by Japanese Aircraft.
    He was survived by his parents; three brothers and one sister. His name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing. He was the recipient of the Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, National Defense Medal and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal.
GRIFFIN, EARL R.
CSF Earl R. Griffin, son of Mrs. Katie Griffin, husband of the former Miss Gilene Hicks, attended school at Blooming Grove.  Enlisted in the Navy in 1942, trained at Camp Endicott, R. I. and Camp Holly day, Mass.  Served in Aleutian Islands until April 1944.  Was in hospital in Calif. and Colorado, Medical discharge Dec., 1944.
GRIFFIN, ARTHUR F.
Cpl. Arthur F. Griffin, son of Mrs. Kate Griffin, husband of the former Miss Zama Adell Phillips, graduated from Blooming Grove Schools.  Entered service in 1943, trained with Army at Camp Wolters, Jefferson Barracks, Salt Lake City, Camp Young and Indio, Calif.  Served in Pacific where he is now on duty.  Wears Theater Ribbon and 3 Campaign Stars.

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GRIFFIN, WILLIAM H.
Pfc. William H. Griffin, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Griffin, husband of the former Miss Bobbie Sue Williams, attended Corsicana High School.  Entered service in 1943, trained with Air Corps at Amarillo.  Now on duty at Tampa.
GRIFFIN, WILLIE O.
1st Lt. Willie O. Griffin, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Griffin, graduated from Purdon High School.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Infantry at Camp Barkley.  Served in England, France and Belgium.  Was wounded at St. Vith, Belgium, 1945.  Now on duty at Camp Fannin.  Wears ETO Ribbon with Star and Purple Heart.
GRIFFIN, WILLIAM L.
S/Sgt. William L. Griffin, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Griffin, husband of the former Miss Marie Douglas, graduated from Barry High School.  Entered service in 1942, trained with Air Forces at Waco Army Air Field, and Freeman Field.  Went overseas in 1945, served on Luzon and is now in Manila.  Has Sharpshooter Medal and Skilled Mechanic.

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GRIFFIS, JOE T.
S. 1/C Joe T. Grifis, son of Mrs. J. A. Griffis, husband of the former Miss Lois L. Phillips, attended Rural Shade School.  Joined U.S. Coast Guard, trained at St. Augustine, Fla.  Now serving with U.S. Coast Guard, Norfolk, Va., Radio Station.
GRIFFIS, JOE T.
S 1/C Joe T. Griffis, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Griffis, husband of the former Miss Lois Phillips, graduated from Coast Guard at St. Augustine, Fla.  Now on duty at London Bridge, Va.

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  • Same person listed in previous entry
GRIFFITH, JOEL N.
Pfc. Joel N. Griffith, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Griffith, husband of the former Miss Orlena Mitchell, attended Hopewell Schools.  Entered service, in 1944, trained with Army at Camp Hood.  Served in Hawaii, Saipan and is now on duty on Okinawa.  Wounded on Okinawa in June, 1945.  Wears Theater Ribbon.
GRIFFITH, CECIL O.
Cpl. Cecil O. Griffith, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Griffith, graduated from Rice High School.  Entered the Air Corps in 1942, trained at Sheppard Field and La Junta.  Now on duty at March Field, Cal.

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