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GRIFFITH, HENRY L.
Pvt. Henry L. Griffith, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Griffith, husband of the former Miss Elizabeth Anderson, attended Corsicana High School. Entered service in 1942, trained with Army Signal Corps in the Parachute infantry at Camp Crowder, Kelly Field. Has served in Africa, Sicily, England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany, wounded in Germany has discharge. Has Purple Heart, Europe-African Medal, and Good Conduct Ribbon.
GRIGGS, CLIFTON
Pfc. Clifton Griggs, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Griggs, Kerens, Texas.  Entered the Army, 1944, received training at Ft. Sill, Okla., Camp Fannin, Tex.  Has served in Scotland, England, France, Germany, and Czechoslovakia now on duty in Gruna, Germany.  Has Infantry badge, Medal Cross and one Citation.

Notes: 

  • Clifton Griggs
  • Aug 27, 1922 - Nov 3, 1989
  • h/o Laura Jo Griggs, m. 1956; s/o Joseph Elkins Griggs & Myrtle Josephine (Wright) Griggs
  • Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX

 

GRIGGS, EVANGELINE M.
Pfc. Evangeline Morgan Griggs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Morgan, Kerens, Tex., attended Long Prairie School.  Entered WAC Dec., 1943, trained at Ftr. Oglethorpe, Ga., and Bradley Field Conn., now on duty at Brooks Field, Texas.  Has Good Conduct Ribbon.

Notes:

  • Evangeline (Morgan) Griggs-Reese
  • Jan 27, 1920 - May 27, 2003
  • d/o William Dewey Morgan & Minnie Pearl (Marshall) Morgan
  • Sterling White Chapel & Cemetery, Highlands, Harris Co., TX
GRIGGS, CAMERON E.
Pfc. Cameron E. Griggs, son of C. A. Griggs, Corsicana, attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered service, 1943, trained with Army at Camp Barkley.  Has served on New Guinea and now stationed on Luzon.

Notes:

  • Cameron Edward Griggs
  • Mar 19, 1924 - Mar 21, 1989
  • Long Prairie Cemetery, Kerens, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Elva Yvonne Widener
GRIGGS, MARTIN D.
Pvt. Martin D. Griggs, son of C. A. Griggs, Corsicana, graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered service 1945, trained with Army at Ft. Lewis, Washington.  Now stationed at Ft. Lewis.

Notes:

  • Martin Douglas Griggs
  • Nov 25, 1926 - Sep 17, 2005
  • s/o Charles Alexander Griggs & Lena Pauline (Cunningham) Griggs
  • Long Prairie Cemetery, Kerens, Navarro Co., TX
GRIMES, CARL L.
Pfc. Carl L. Grimes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Grimes, Corsicana, husband of the former Miss Mary Francis Welch, graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1943, trained with Army at Ft. Warren, and Normoyle, where he finished a Mechanics School.  Given Medical Discharge, 1943.

Notes:

GRIMES, DEWEY G.
S 1/C Dewey G. Grimes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Grimes, Corsicana, graduate of Corsicana Schools.  Entered service, 1944, trained with Navy at Camp Wallace.  Has served in Hawaii and the Marianas, now on duty somewhere in South Pacific.

Notes:

  • Dewey Gilbert Grimes
  • Jun 18, 1926 - Jun 15, 1977
  • Obituary
  • h/o Joy Bernice (Coker) Grimes m. 1949
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
GRIMES, AVIS V.
S/Sgt. Avis V. Grimes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hardin E. Grimes, Corsicana, husband of the former Miss Doris Nunley, attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered service, 1944, trained with Army at New Orleans Army Air Base, and Camp Gordon Johnston, Florida.  Now on duty in England.  Has E.T.O. and Good Conduct Ribbons.

Notes:

  • Vernon Avis Grimes
  • Aug 9, 1920 - Sep 11, 1990
  • h/o Doris Lazelle (Nunley) Grimes; s/o Hardin Everett Grimes & Myrtle (Hull) Grimes
  • Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
GRIMES, JOHNNIE L.
PHM 2/C Johnnie L. Grimes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Grimes, husband of the former Dorothy Jacqueline Wynne, attended Emhouse Schools.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Navy at San Diego.  Has served in Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian, Guam, and Russell Islands, discharged, 1945.  Has Ribbons with 4 Battle Stars.

Notes:

  • Johnny Leon Grimes
  • Sep 6, 1923 - Jan 26, 1948
  • Obituary
  • h/o Dorothy Jacqueline Wynne) Grimes; s/o Doyle G. Grimes & Willie Beatrice (Griffith) Grimes
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
GRIMES, BILLY JOE
HA 2/C Billy Joe Grimes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Grimes, attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered service, 1944, trained with Navy at Great Lakes, Ill.  Has served on Guam, now on duty somewhere in South Pacific.

Notes:

  • Billy Joe Grimes, Rev.
  • Oct 3, 1926 - Oct 18, 1977
  • h/o Betty Jane (Lennon) Grimes; s/o Doyle G. Grimes & Willie Beatrice (Griffith) Grimes
  • Obituary
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX

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GRIMES, ELBERT L.
Pfc. Elbert L. Grimes, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Grimes, Corsicana.  Attended Emhouse Schools.  Entered service, 1945, training with the Air Corps at Waco and Seymour, Indiana.  Now on duty at Ft. Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.  Has Good Conduct Medal.

Notes:

  • Elbert Lloyd Grimes
  • Nov 25, 1912 - Jun 13, 1980
  • h/o Mamie Lois (Caskey) Grimes
  • Hamilton Beeman Cemetery; Retreat, Navarro Co., TX
GRIMES, ODIE W.
Cpl. Odie W. Grimes, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Grimes, Corsicana.  Attended Roane Schools.  Entered service, 1942, training in the Air Corps at Waco, Lincoln, Neb. and Tucson, Arizona.  Now on duty at Chanute Field.  Has Good Conduct Medal, Mechanics, Marksman Carbine Medal.

Notes:

  • Odie Darrow Grimes
  • Mar 27, 1909 - Feb 28, 1983
  • h/o Faye C. Grimes
  • Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
GRIMMETT, ROBERT E.
Pvt. E. Grimmett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Grimmett, graduate of Barry High School.  Entered service, 1945, training with Marines, at Parris Island S. Carolina.

Notes:

  • Robert Earl Grimmett
  • Nov 9, 1927 - May 27, 1985
  • h/o Lila Faye Grimmett; s/o Roy Earl Grimmett & Jewel (Farish) Grimmett
GRIMMETT, WILLIAM C.
T/Sgt. William C. Grimmett, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Grimmett, Corsicana.  Wife is the former June Yarborn.  Entered service in 1943, training in the Air Corps at Jefferson Barracks, Camp Crowder, Buckley Field, Kingman, Arizona, and Lincoln, Nebr.  Served in England, Germany.  Now convalescent patient at St. Petersburg, Fla.  Has Air Medal, 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, 4 Battle Stars.

Notes:

  • William C. "Bill" Grimmett
  • Aug 11, 1924 - Apr 24, 1999
  • h/o Doyce June (Yarborough) Grimmett
  • Angleton Cemetery, Angleton, Brazoria Co., TX
GRIMMETT, ALFRED M.
S 1/C Alfred M. Grimmett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jane D. Grimmett, Barry.  Graduated from Barry High School.  Entered the Navy Feb., 1944, training at University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla.  Served in France, Italy, N. Africa and Belgium.  Is now awaiting new assignment.

Notes:

  • Alfred May "Bill" Grimmett
  • Aug 6, 1926 - Nov 30, 2013
  • Obituary
  • Marker Photo at Dresden Cemetery [name on family marker
  • h/o Viola Pauline (Sharp) Grimmett & Josephine ALice (Atkinson) Grimmett; s/o James Davis Grimmett & Grace (Hux) Grimmett
  • Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX
GRIMMETT, HALL W.
T/Sgt. Hall W. Grimmett, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Grimmett. Wife the former Margie Santos. Attended Hillsboro Schools. Entered service with National Guards 1940, training with the 36th Division at Camp Bowie and Camp Edwards. Served in Italy. Discharged, 1945

Notes: 

  • Hall William Grimmett
  • Oct 4, 1921 - Jan 6, 1998
  • h/o Kathryn Wood (Cochran) Grimmett & Marjorie E. (Santos) Grimmett
  • s/o Joseph Nelson Grimmett & Ethel M. (Hall) Grimmett
  • Hillcrest Garden of Memory Cemetery, Hillsboro, Hill Co., TX
GRUBBS, WILLIAM C., JR.
S/Sgt. William C. Grubbs, Jr., son of Mrs. William C. Grubbs, Amarillo. Wife, the former Margie Ross. Attended Bellevue Schools. Entered service 1942, training with the Air Corps. at Brooks Field Texas. Served in Australia, New Guinea, Morotai, Philippine Islands and now on duty at Bataan on Philippines.
GUERRERO, BEN S.
Sgt. Ben S. Guerrero, son of Mrs. Petra S. Guerrero, Corsicana.  Attended Mackay High School.  Entered the Army Jan 16, 1942, training at Wendover, Utah, Gowen Field, Idaho.  Served in Alaska and Aleutian Is.  Now on duty at Salinas AAB, Calif., with 4th AAF.  Awarded Good Conduct, Asiatic Campaign Ribbon with 2 Battle Stars.

Notes:

  • Benjamin S. Guerrero
  • May 16, 1918 - Mar 3, 2011
  • h/o Maria De La Paz Guerrero
  • Obituary
  • Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
GUNN, REX B.
S 2/C Rex. B. Gunn, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Gunn, Purdon.  Attended Pursley Schools.  Entered service, 1944, training with the Navy at Great Lakes.  Now enroute to Pacific.

Notes:

  • Rex Bedford Gunn
  • Apr 1, 1926 - Sep 16, 1958
  • Obituary
  • Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Melva Lee (Darden) Gunn; s/o Oscar Basil Gunn & Mamie Beatrice (Faust) Gunn
GUNN, WILLIAM C., JR.
Pvt. William C. Gunn, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Gunn, Purdon.  Wife, the former Dorothy Walker.  Attended Purdon Schools.  Entered service, 1944, training in the Army at Camp Hood, Texas.  Served in South Pacific.  Wounded 1945, on Okinawa.  Has Sharpshooter and Purple Heart.

Notes:

  • William Clarence Gunn, Jr
  • Jul 8, 1923 - Feb 4, 1978
  • Obituary
  • Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Dorothy I. Gunn; s/o William Clarence Gunn & Edna Tennessee (Riddle) Gunn

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