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JENNINGS, WILLIAM K.
S/Sgt. William K. Jennings, son of Mrs. M. J. Jennings, attended Kerens High School before entering the service.  Entered the Air Corps, Jan., 1940, trained at Portland Oregon, Long Island, New York, and in Arkansas.  Now on duty at Blights Field, Arkansas awaiting furlough.
JENNINGS, ROBERT MARION, JR.
S/Sgt. Robert M. Jennings, Jr., son of Robert Marion Jennings, Sr. and the late Mrs. Jennings, Navarro, graduate from Navarro High School.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Army Air Corps, received wings from Gunnery School, Las Vegas, 1942.  Has served in Germany, was missed in action over Keil, Germany, June, declared dead, 1944.  Has Air Medal and Oak Leaf Cluster.
JENNINGS, HAROLD R.
T/4 Harold R. Jennings, son of W. O. Jennings, Kerens, attended Kerens High School.  Entered Army, 1943, trained at Camp Wallace and Camp Stewart, Ga.  Has served in Puerto Rico and E.T.O., now on duty in Germany.
JENNINGS, MILTON E.
MM 3/C Milton E. Jennings, son of W. O. Jennings, Kerens, attended Kerens High School.  Entered Navy Seabees, 1942, trained at Camp Peary, Va.  Has served in New Guinea and Philippines for 2 years, now on duty on Luzon, P.I.
JERGINS, TRUMAN E.
MM 3/C Truman E. Jergins, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Jergins, husband of the former Miss Mary Margaret Momma, attended Dawson Schools.  Entered service 1942, trained with Navy Seabees at Camp Peary, VA., and Port Hueneme, California.  Has served in South Pacific, now on duty in Honolulu.

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JERGINS, MARSHALL L.
MM 3/C Marshall L. Jergins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Jergins, Corsicana, attended Powell School.  Entered Navy, 1942  Has served in Bermuda Island, now on duty in South Pacific.  Has good conduct ribbon, Pacific Theater of Operations Ribbon.

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JERNINGAN, J. CLARK
Pvt. J. Clark Jernigan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jernigan, husband of the former Miss Lucille Levins, attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered service, 1945, trained with Army at Camp Hood.
JERNIGAN, CECIL (BUDDY)
T/Sgt. Cecil (Buddy) Jernigan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jernigan, attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Army Air Corps at Venice, Fla. Lansing, Michigan, and Santa Anna, California.  Has served in New Guinea, Dutch East Indies, now on duty in Phillippines.
JERNIGAN, HOLLIS C.
Pfc. Hollis C. Jernigan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jernigan, attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered service, 1943, trained with Marines at San Diego, Cal.  Has served in Pacific, died of wounds May 23, 1945, on Okinawa.
JONES, ROBERT A.
SMF 1/C Robert A. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Jones, Corsicana, husband of the former Miss Margaret Green, attended Petty's Chapel School.  Entered service 1942, trained with Navy at San Diego.  Now on duty in South Pacific.

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JONES, LESTER C.
SF 2/C Lester C. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Jones, husband of the former Miss Hallie Lorain Moore, attended Corsicana High School.  Entered the Navy in 1943, trained at San Diego.  Went overseas in 1944, engaged in 2 major battles.  Now on Okinawa.  Wears Theater Ribbon.

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JONES, FRED L.
Sgt. Fred L. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Jones, attended Corsicana High School.  Entered the Army in Sept., 1940, trained at Brownwood, Tex.  Served in Africa, Italy, France and Germany, where he is now stationed.  Wears Theater Ribbon and 3 battle stars.
JONES, BILLY B.
Cpl. Billy B. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Jones, graduated from Corsicana High School.  Entered the Air Corps in 1942, trained at Waco Army Air Field.  Went overseas in 1943.  Served in Australia, New Guinea, and Philippines.  Wears 3 Battle Stars and Theater Ribbon.  Now on Luzon.
JONES, CLIFTON T.
Pfc. Clifton T. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Jones, husband of the former Miss Mary Nell Gowan, attended Corsicana High School.  Entered the Air Corps in 1942, trained at Waco Army Air Field, where he is now on duty.  Wears Good Conduct Ribbon.
JONES, ERVIN L.
S 1/C Ervin L. Jones, son of Mrs. G. E. Jones, husband of the former Miss Marie Wallen, attended Corsicana High School.  Entered the Navy in 1943, trained at San Diego and served overseas on the Philippines.  Now at Jacksonville, Fla.  Wears Theater Ribbon.

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JONES, GARLON [GARLAND]
Garlon, Jones joined the Merchant Marine Corps Jan. 6, 1945, trained at St. Petersburg, Fla. and was released from the training station as S 2/C June 10, 1945.  Served on USS Matinicock, a Coastwise Tanker.  Was drowned while on leave home, July 4th.

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JONES, HOMER G.
Pvt. Homer G. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Jones, husband of the former Miss Mary Frances Smith attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered the Army in 1944, trained at San Antonio, Medically discharged in Oct. 1944.
JONES, THOMAS E.
Pfc. Thomas E. Jones, son of R. W. and Lela Jones, husband of the former Miss Oleta Sloan, attended Richland School.  Entered the Army in 1944, trained at Camp Barkley.  Served in France, Germany and Austria.  Now on duty in France.  Wears 3 Battle Stars, Conduct Ribbon and Theater Ribbon.  Injured on V-E Day in Germany.

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JONES, ISSAC D.
Pfc. Issac D. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Jones, formerly of Kerens, Texas, entered the Army in 1940.  Trained at Ft. Sill, Okla., and Camp Barkley, Texas.  Now on duty at San Marcos, Texas.
JONES, JAMES R.
Sgt. James R. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Jones, Sr.  went into the 87th Chemical Bn. in 1941.  Trained at Camp Roberts, Calif., Camp Rucker, Ala., Camp Forest, Tenn.  Served in the Canal Zone and the European Theater.  Was wounded in Belgium, 1944.  Has Unit and Presidential Citation.  Now at Wm. Beaumont Hospital.

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Corrections to this page:

Lester C. Jones

I am the daughter of Lester Cole Jones who is listed incorrectly among the biographies of WWII veterans.  There is a photo of the footstone of his gravesite at Prairie Point included.  It is the correct footstone as I am the person who arranged for it ; however, the biographical information regarding my father is totally incorrect.  My father was never in the Navy, those are not his parents and the photograph is not my father.  A few years ago I was visiting the Genealogy Room in the Library there in Corsicana when I made the discovery.  When I pointed this out to the volunteer on duty that day, I was told that nothing could be done since the information is well over 50 years old.  I was invited to leave a handwritten correction in the volume on a loose sheet of paper.  My father was a member of the Westbrook family who came to Navarro County ca. 1850 and donated land for the Prairie Point Cemetery.  I would consider it a personal favor if I could be allowed to correct the oversight at least on the website if nowhere else.  My dad was proud of his military service, and I would like to see it documented correctly.  By the way, I learned from the website that my cousin, Garlon Prince Jones, whom I never met, was home on leave from the military when he drowned on July 4, trying to save a swimmer who was in trouble. I had not realized that he was a service member. Linda Westbrook Jones Saxman


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