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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GRIMES, DEWEY C.
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.
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.
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.

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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.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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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

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  • Hall William Grimmett (1921 - 1998)
  • Married Margie Santos
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.
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.
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.

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