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NESMITH, WILLIAM O.
Sgt. William O. Nesmith, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Nesmith, attended Union High School.  Entered the service in 1942, trained with Anti-Aircraft at Camp Wallace.  Served in Puerto Rico, England, France, Germany and Austria.  Now in Germany.  Wears Theater Ribbons.

Notes:

  • William Olin "Punk" Nesmith
  • Dec 28, 1919 - Dec 21, 1997
  • Obituary
  • Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Jo Delle (Lawrence) Nesmith; s/o William Oliver Nesmith & Ida Mae (Putman) Nesmith
NETTLES, HOWARD R.
Sgt. Howard R. Nettles, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Nettles, husband of the former Miss Jo Coker, graduated from Kerens High School.  Entered the Air Corps in 1944 and went overseas in April 1945, trained at Wichita Falls, Amarillo and in Calif., Ariz., and Miss.  Served in Hawaii and Marianas.  Now on duty on Saipan.  Wears Theater Ribbon.

Notes:

  • Howard Ross Nettles
  • Nov 6, 1917 - Aug 9, 1962
  • s/o Eddie Eugene Nettles & Ludella (Fischer) Nettles
  • Hillcrest Cemetery, Temple, Bell Co., TX
NEWMAN, LLOYD L.
S/Sgt. Lloyd L. Newman, son of Mrs. Leroy Newman, graduated from Kerens Schools and Tyler Commercial College.  Entered the Air Corps in 1941, trained at Aeronautical School in New Jersey.  Went overseas in 1944.  Now in Philippines.  Wears Theater Robbon.

Notes:

NEWTON, CARL R., JR.
Ensign Carl R. Newton, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl R. Newton, husband of the former Miss Edna Pettis, graduated from Corsicana Schools.  Entered the service in 1939, trained with U.S. Coast Guard Radio School at Baltimore, Md., and Officers Training School at New London, Conn.  Served in Labrador.  Now in Washington, D.C.
NEAL, WESLEY
S 1/C Wesley Neal, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Neal, attended Blooming Grove Schools.  Entered the Navy in 1944, trained at Great Lakes, Camp Perry and Wildwood, N.J.  Now on duty aboard USS Randolph in Pacific.  Wears Theater Ribbon.

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NICHOLS, FRANKLIN R.
Pfc. Franklin R. Nichols, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Nichols, husband of the former Miss Ruby Glee Payne, attended Zions Rest Schools.  Entered the Army Infantry in 1944, trained at Camp Robinson and Gruber.  Served in Austria, France, and Germany.  Now on duty at Saltzburg, Germany.  Wears Theater Ribbon.

Notes:

  • Franklin Rufus Nichols
  • May 14, 1916 - Aug 23, 2005
  • Obituary
  • h/o Ruby Glee Nichols; s/o James B. Nichols & Effie Rebecca (Bryant) Nichols
  • Post Oak Cemetery, Roane, Navarro Co., TX
NICHOLSON, CLYDE M.
Pvt. Clyde M. Nicholson, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Nicholson, husband of the former Miss Macel Hiler, graduated from Barry School.  Entered the Army in 1942, trained at Camp Rucker.  Was discharged in 1943.

Notes:

  • Clyde Marice Nicholson
  • Jul 29, 1921 - Jul 22, 1981
  • h/o Macel Comal (Hiler) Nicholson; s/o Henry Marshal Nicholson & Mollie Lucille (Barr) Nicholson
  • Marker Photo at Rose Hill Cemetery
NICHOLS, ALFRED L.
Cpl. Alfred L. Nichols, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Nichols, entered the service in 1940.  Trained with 1st Army at Ft. Sam Houston and Camp McCoy, Wis.  Served in Normandy, France, Belgium and Czechoslovakia.  Now in Germany.  Wears Theater Ribbon.

Notes:

  • Alfred Leo "Nick" Nichols
  • Sep 21, 1923 - Mar 26, 2001
  • h/o Doris Wynell (Wood) Nichols & David Edmond Nichols & Eunie Lee Josephine (Austin) Nichols
  • Killeen City Cemetery, Killeen, Bell Co., TX
NOBLE, BILLY R.
W. O. Billy R. Noble, son of Ray Noble, husband of the former Miss Martha Ottenbacher, graduated from Kerens High School and attended Weatherford College. Entered the Army Signal Co. Air Craft Warning, trained at San Antonio, Ft. Monmouth, N.J., Ft. Lawton, Wash.  Has served in Alaska and is now on duty in Aleutian Islands.  Wears Theater Ribbons.
NOKES, CLYDE G.
A/S Clyde G. Nokes, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Nokes, attended Corsicana High School.  Entered the Air Corps in 1944, trained at Sheppard Field and is now on duty in Phoenix, Ariz.

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NOKES, VIRGIL B.
Lt. Virgil B. Nokes, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Nokes, husband of the former Miss Janelle McBroom, graduate of Corsicana Senior High School.  Entered service, 1940, transferred to Air Corps, 1942, trained at Camp Bowie, Chico Field, Luke Field and Randolph.  Now on duty at Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Notes:

  • Virgil Buran Nokes
  • Sep 19, 1919 - Dec 2, 1991
  • Hamiton-Beeman Cemetery
  • h/o Janelle (McBroom) Nokes; s/o William Clinton Nokes & Bessie (Lancaster) Nokes
NOKES, WILLIAM C.
Sgt. William C. Nokes, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Nokes, attended Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Tank Corps at Camp Campbell, Kentucky.  Has served in Hawaii, Leyte, Okinawa.  Has Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal.

Notes:

  • William Carl Nokes
  • Sep 16, 1922 - Jul 18, 2013
  • Plains Cemetery, Plains, Yoakum Co., TX
  • s/o William Clinton Nokes & Bessie (Lancaster) Nokes
NOKES, JAMES C.
1st James C. Nokes, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Nokes, husband of the former Miss Anna Butler, attended Corsicana School.  Entered service, 1939, trained with Army at Ft. Warren, Camp Rucker.  Has served in England, France and Belgium.  Discharged under point system.  Has Purple Heart for injuries received in English Channel, 1944.  Has Good Conduct, American Defense Medals, and Bronze Star.

Notes:

  • James Curtis Nokes
  • Mar 26, 1917 - Ict 27, 1994
  • Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Co., NM
  • h/o Frances Anna (Stem) Nokes; s/o William Clinton Nokes & Bessie (Lancaster) Nokes
NOKES, LOUIS W.
EM 1/C Louis W. Nokes, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Nokes, husband of the former Miss Thelma Smith, attended Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Seabees at Camp Endicott.  Has served in Aleutians, now on duty somewhere in the South Pacific.

Notes:

  • Louis Weldon "Buddy" Nokes
  • Aug 14, 1914 - Dec 16, 2003
  • Obituary
  • Waxahachie City Cemetery, Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX
  • h/o Thelma Fay (Smith) Nokes; s/o William Clinton Nokes & Bessie (Lancaster) Nokes
NOKES, VERNON L.
Pfc. Vernon L. Nokes, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Nokes, husband of the former Miss Frances Nichols, graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Air Corps at Sheppard Field, Langley Field, Del Rio, where now on duty.

Notes:

  • Vernon Leslie "Vernon" Nokes
  • Mar 9, 1911 - Nov 20, 2007
  • Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX
  • Section 8A, Plot 26, grave 1
  • h/o Frances Emma (Nichols) Nokes; s/o William Clinton Nokes & Bessie (Lancaster) Nokes
NOKES, ROBERT E.
Pfc. Robert E. Nokes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Nokes, husband of the former Miss Velma Hoffman.  Entered Service, 1944, trained with Army at Camp Maxey.  Has served in England and France, now on furlough enroute to Pacific.  Has Good Conduct Medal and 2 Battle Stars.

Notes:

  • Robert Edwin Nokes
  • Dec 20, 1934 - May 7, 2009
  • Pattison Cemetery, Emhouse, Navarro Co., TX
  • Obituary
  • s/o William Clinton Nokes & Bessie (Lancaster) Nokes
NOKES, GEORGE O., JR.
Lt. George O. Nokes, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Nokes, Corsicana, graduate of Mildred School.  Entered service, 1943, trained with Air Forces at Sheppard, Las Vegas, Carlsbad, Tonopah, and Tuscon, Flew Combat with 8th Air Force out of England over European Theater, now enroute to Pacific with B-29 Bomb Group.  Has Campaign Ribbons, Air Medal with Oak Clusters.

Notes:

  • George O. Nokes, Jr.
  • Nov 19, 1923 - Nov 18, 2011
  • Obituary
  • Waco Memorial Park, Waco, McLennan Co., TX
  • h/o Virginia Irene (Adams) Nokes; s/o George O. Nokes, Sr. & Maggie Nokes
NORMAN, CLAUDE
Cpl. Claude Norman, son of Mrs. C. L. Blakely, husband of the former Alyne Poole.  Entered service, 1944, trained with the Air Corps at Sheppard Field.  Now stationed at Frederick, Okla.

Notes:

  • Claude Norman, Sr.
  • Dec 26, 1910 - Sep 15, 1968
  • Military Marker Photo at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Letha Alyne (Poole) Norman; s/o Dave Norman & Pallie (Fraddy) Norman
NORRIS, ALTON W.
A/S Alton, W. Norris, son of Mr. William N. Norris, Corsicana, husband of the former Miss Lois Winnette Norris, attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered service, 1944, trained with Navy at Great Lakes and was Medically Discharged, 1944.

Notes:

  • Alton Wayne Norris
  • Jan 20, 1918 - Aug 18, 2010
  • Obituary
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Lois Winette (Laudan) Norris; s/o William Nubern Norris & Ocie Ola (Jackson) Norris
NORRIS, WILLIAM D.
Pfc. William D. Norris, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Norris, Ft. Worth, husband of the former Miss Johnnie Mae McLaughlin, attended Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1943, trained with Army at Camp Swift.  Medical Discharge, 1943.

Notes:

  • William Duren Norris
  • Sep 22, 1911 - Apr 5, 1990
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Johnnie Mae (McLauchlin) Norris; s/o James Elmer Norris & Zelda Mae (Scarbrough) Norris

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