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LANGSTON, ROBERT A.
S/Sgt. Robert A. Langston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Langston.  Husband of Virginia Langston.  Graduate of Blooming Grove Schools.  Entered the Air Corps Mechanics, 1940, training at San Antonio, Charlotte, N.C. Scott Field, Ill., and Farmingde (sic), Long Island.  Served to England.  Has Presidential Citation, Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star and Two Battle Stars.
LANGSTON, OTIS E.
Sgt. Otis E. Langston, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Langston, Corsicana.  Entered the Army Air Corps in 1943.  Trained in San Antonio.  Served in Australia and is now on duty at Manila.
LANIER, JASPER H.
T/Sgt. Jasper H. Lanier, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Lanier, Seagoville.  Graduate of Seagoville Schools.  Wife the former Myra Joe Thomas.  Entered the Army Air Corps in 1942, training at Wichita Falls, Chanute Field, and Spokane, Wash.  Served in England, France, Belgium, Holland.  Now on duty in Germany.  Has Four Bronze Campaign Stars.
LASETER, MARVIN E.
Pfc. Marvin E. Laseter, son of Edgar W. Laseter, Richland.  Attended Richland Schools.  Entered service, 1943.  Trained with Infantry Anti-Tank at Ft. Lewis and Camp Phillips.  Served in France, Germany, Austria, England.  Now on duty at Ft. Sam Houston.  Has Combat Inf. Badge, ETO Ribbon and Good Conduct Ribbon.
LASETER, JOHN C.
Pvt. John C. Laseter, son of Edgar W. Laseter, Richland.  Wife the former Mary Louise Griffin.  Attended Richland Schools.  Entered service 1943.  Trained with 153rd Combat Engineers at Ft. Lewis, Washington.  Discharged 1944.  Has Good Conduct and Marksmanship Medal.
LASETER, WILLIAM E.
MM 3/C William E. Lasete, son of Mrs. Vista Laseter.  Wife, the former Irene Cody.  Attended school in Corsicana.  Entered the Navy July 22, 1943, training at Corpus Christi.  Served at Pearl Harbor and is now somewhere in the South Pacific.
LASSITER, WILLIAM C.
Sgt. William C. Lassiter, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Lassiter of Corsicana. Wife the former Lorene Lemmon. Entered the Army in 1942, training at Camp Adair, Ore. and Ft. Lewis, Wash. Served at Leyte and New Guinea. Has Purple Heart and Combat Inf. Badge. Wounded in April 1944. Now at Hammond General Hospital, Calif.

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LASSITER, DELBERT L.
Pfc. Delbert L. Lassiter, Corsicana. Attended school at Malakoff. Wife, the former Edwina Ponder. Entered service in Air Transportation Command, transferred to Army, training at Camp Barkley, Camp Luna, Berry Field, and Long Beach. Has Good Conduct and Expert Rifle Badge. Now on duty at Ft. Ord, Calif.
LASSITER, TOM S.
Cpl. Tom S. Lassiter, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Lassiter, Corsicana. Wife, the former Clellie Lyons. Attended school at Malakoff. Entered the Army in 1942, training at Camp Adair, Oregon. Received discharge in Dec., 1943.
LAWHORN, JAMES V.
T/Sgt. James V. Lawhorn, son of Mrs. Mosie Dillard, Corsicana.  Wife, the former Geraldine Redford. Attended Powell High School.  Entered service, 1942.  Trained with Air Corps at Aberdeen, Md.  Served in European Theater.  Wounded in Libya, 1943 and in France, 1944.  Has ETO Ribbon, Battle Stars, Purple Heart with Cluster, Presidential Citation, Good Conduct.

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LAWLER, J. OLIN
Pvt. J. Olin Lawler, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lawler, Dawson.  Husband of former Lillian Richards, Attended Kerens High School.  Entered the Army Nov., 1944, training  at Ft. Bliss, Texas, Samp Polk, La.

Notes:

  • J. Olin Lawler
  • Jan 31, 1923 - Apr 9, 1991
  • h/o Lillie Celesta (Richards) Lawler
  • Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro Co., TX
LAWRENCE, FLOYD H.
M/Sgt. Floyd H. Lawrence, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Lawrence, Dawson.  Wife the former Essie Raye Ballew.  Attended Dawson High School.  Entered the Army, 1943.  Trained at Camp Abbott, Oregon.  Served in India, Burma, China, and is now on duty in China.

Notes:

  • Floyd Howard "Bud" Lawrence
  • Apr 28, 1912 - Sep 27, 1955
  • Obituary
  • h/o Essie Raye (Ballew) Lawrence; s/o George Washington Lawrence & Carrie Bell Lawrence-Pike
  • Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro Co., TX
LAWRENCE, B. R.
HA 1/C B. R. Lawrence, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Lawrence, Dawson.  Graduate of Dawson High School Entered service, 1943. Trained with Marines at San Diego.  Served in Marshall Islands.  Marianas and Iwo Jima.  Wounded on Iwo Jima, 1945.  Has Pres. Citation and 3 Battle Stars.

Notes:

  • Billie Ruth Lawrence
  • Oct 29, 1923 - Feb 18, 1998
  • Obituary
  • Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, Irving, Dallas Co., TX; Section: PEACE SubLot: 53D Space 1
  • h/o Aniat Beth (Pickard) Lawrence; s/o William Joseph Lawrence & Golden Ruth (Sawyer) Lawrence
LAYFIELD, FLOYD H.
Pvt. Floyd H. Layfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Layfield, Powell. Attended Powell and Dearmond Schools. Entered service, 1942. Trained with Air Corps at Camp Rapid, So. Dakota, Rapid City, S.D. Served in England. Discharged 1945.

Notes:

  • Floyd H. Layfield
  • Dec 16, 1909 - Dec 1, 1992
  • Obituary
  • Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Vera Violet (Holland) Green-Layfield; s/o Floyd Perry Layfield & Elvin Elizabeth (Johnson) Layfield
LAYFIELD, PERRY WAYNE
Pvt. Perry Wayne Layfield, son of W. P. Layfield and Mrs. Bertha Wolfe, graduated from Kerens High School. Entered the Army June 1942, training for Engr. Combat at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Ark., Ft. Dix, N.J. Served in England. Killed Feb 23, 1944 in land mine explosion.

Notes:

  • Perry Wayne Layfield
  • Dec 4, 1921 - Feb 23, 1944
  • Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial; Coton, South Cambridgeshire Distric, Cambridgeshire, England; Plot F. Row 3, Grave 76
  • s/o William Perry Layfield & Bertha Agnes (Watkins) Wolfe
LAYFIELD, THOMAS E.
Pfc. Thomas E. Layfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Layfield, Kerens, graduated from Kerens High School. Entered the Army Anti-Aircraft May 1944, training at Camp Stewart, Ga., Ft. Ord, Calif. Served in New Guinea. Now on Luzon, P. I. Awarded sharpshooter, expert rifle and sub-machine gun medals. Certificate in Communications.

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LAYFIELD, DOYLE
Pvt. Doyle Layfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Layfield, Kerens, husband of former Vesper Taylor. Graduated from Powell High School. Entered the Army July 5, 1945. Trained at Camp Wolters, Ft. Sam Houston.

Notes:

  • Floyd Doyle Layfield
  • Jul 22, 1921 - Jun 6, 1986
  • Obituary
  • Prairie Point Cemetery, Bazette, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Vesper Lorene (Taylor) Layfield; s/o Richard Thomas Layfield & Matilda Lovina (Doyle) Layfield
LEE, DAVID D.
AMM 1/C David D. Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Lee.  Wife, the former Mary Margaret Dingler.  Graduate of Corsicana High School, Metropolitan Business School, Dallas.  Trained with the Navy at Hensley Field.  Now on duty at Lambert Field, St. Louis, Mo.

Notes:

  • David Denmond Lee
  • Jan 31, 1922 - Feb 17, 1981
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Mary Margaret (Dingler) Lee; s/o Robert Hughland Lee & Lera (Hand) Lee
LEE, JAMES H.
1st Lt. James H. Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Lee.  Wife, the former Josephine Richards.  Graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1942.  Trained with the Air Corps at Maxwell Field, Decatur, Ala., Gunter Field, Ala., Valdosta, Ga., Randolph Field.  Now on duty at Blackland, Waco, Tex.  Has Good Conduct Medal.
  • James Hughland Lee
  • Nov 18, 1920 - Sep 1, 1993
  • Obituary
  • h/o Josephine (Richards) Lee; s/o Robert Hughland Lee &Lera (Hand) Lee
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
LEE, ROBERT C.
Yoeman 2/C Robert C. Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Lee.  Wife, the former Katye Lee Bonner.  Graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1943.  Trained with the Navy at Cabaniss Field, Corpus Christi, Texas.  Served at Pearl Harbor and Guam.  Now on duty in Pacific.

Notes:

  • Robert Carl "Bob" Lee
  • Jan 5, 1924 - Mar 29, 2013
  • Obituary
  • Gladewater Memorial Park, Gladewater, Upshur Co., TX
  • h/o Katye Lee (Bonner) Lee; s/o Robert Hughland Lee & Lera (Hand) Lee

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