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PARKER, CECIL I.
S/Sgt. Cecil I. Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Parker, Corsicana, graduated from Powell High School and attended A. & M. College.  Entered the Army Oct, 1943, training at Ft. Riley, Kan., Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.  Served in France and is now on duty in Germany.  Awarded Combat Inf. Badge.
PARKER, GERALD W.
Sgt. Gerald W. Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Parker, wife is the former Reba Land of Kerens.  Graduated from Powell High School and Texas A. & M.  Entered the Army Oct., 1943, training at Camp Barkley, Camp Rucker, Ala., Denver Colo.  Served in France and is now on duty at Germany.  Awarded major battle star.

Notes:

  • Gerald Willard Parker, Dr.
  • Aug 24, 1920 - Feb 2, 2014
  • Sunset Memorial Park, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX
  • Obituary
  • h/o Reba Deen (Land) Parker & Jackie Parker; s/o Willard Parker & Minnie Pearl Parker
PARKER, MORTON L.
E.M. 2/C Morton L. Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Parker, Corsicana.  Attended Kerens High School.  Entered service, 1941.  Trained with Navy at San Diego.  Served in Hawaii, Admiralty Islands, Marshall Islands and Aleutians.  Now on duty aboard U.S.S. Antitom.

Notes:

  • Morton Lane Parker Jr.
  • Nov 25, 1923 - Jan 14, 2009
  • Obituary
  • Rosemound Cemetery, Waco, McLennan Co., TX
  • s/o Morton Lane & Gracie Lena (Parker) Lane
PARKS, JAMES H.
S/Sgt James H. Parks, son of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Parks, graduated from Barry High School.  Entered service, 1942.  Trained with Army Air Corps Ferrying Command at Denver, Colo., Memphis, Tenn., Nashville, Tenn., Miami, Fla.  Served in South America and is now on duty in Brazil.

Notes:

PARRISH, WILLIE L.
Willie L. Parrish, son of Mrs. M. J. Parrish, Corsicana, Texas, wife, the former Julia Gray.  Entered the Army Oct., 1942, training at Ft. Sill, Okla., Camp Claiborne, La., with 485th Eng. Co.  Served in N. Africa, ETO Campaigns.  Awarded ETO Ribbon.  Good Conduct Ribbon.  Received Honorable Discharge.

Notes:

  • Willie Lee Parrish
  • Jan 22, 1910 - Nov 28, 1973
  • Andrews County Cemetery, Andrews, Andrews Co., TX
  • h/o Julia Elizabeth (Gray) Godwin-Parrish
PARRISH, WALTER L.
S/Sgt. Walter L. Parrish, son of Mrs. Melise J. Parrish of Corsicana, wife, the former Louella Beamon.  Attended Streetman High School.  Entered the Army Nov. 6, 1942, training at Hawaii Islands, and Australia.  Has Inf. Combat Medal and engaged in Campaigns on New Guinea, Leyte, Luzon, and Mindanao.  Serving with 19th Inf., 24th Div. of Eighth Army.

Notes:

  • Walter Lee "Pete" Parrish
  • Aug 15, 1919 - Aug 9, 1998
  • h/o Louella (Beamon) Parrish; s/o Melise J. Parrish
  • Kerens Cemetery, Kerens, Navarro Co., TX
PARRISH, HUGH M., JR.
T/Sgt Hugh M. Parrish Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Parrish. Wife, the former Helen Beatrice Farmer. Entered service, 1942. Trained at Camp Wallace, Stewart, Camp Butner and in Long Is. Served in Puerto Rico, South America, Caribbean Area, England, France and Germany where he is now on duty. Has Bronze Star and Good Conduct Ribbon.

Notes:

  • Hugh Monroe Parrish, Jr.
  • Jun 17, 1920 - Sep 16, 2012
  • Obituary
  • Resthaven Memorial Park; Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Helen Beatrice (Farmer) Parrish; s/o Hugh Monroe Parrish & Olive (Tinkle) Parrish
PARRISH, J. NICK
1st Lt. J. Nick Parrish, son of Mrs. Mettie Parrish, Trained with Army Air Corps, 1942, at Santa Anna, Ontario and Merced, Calif., Yuma, Arizona, where commissioned. Piloted B-26 Martin Marauder via South America, Liberia, Africa, England, France, Holland. Now flying C-47 transport in Belgium. Has Air Medal and Five Oak Leaf Clusters.

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PATE, ROY I.
Pvt. Roy I Pate, son of Mr. and Mrs. Price Pate, Corsicana.  Wife is the former Doris Sullivan.  Attended Emhouse Schools.  Entered service in 1944.  Trained with Army at Camp Wolters, Texas.  Is now on duty in Germany.

Notes:

  • Roy Irvin Pate
  • Jun 27, 1926 - Jun 20, 2001
  • Obituary
  • Peaceful Gardens Memorial Parik, Woodrow, Lubbock Co, TX
PATE, NOEL D.
Pfc. Noel D. Pate, son of Mr. and Mrs. Buck Pate, Dawson.  Wife is the former Evalena Dyer.  Attended Union High and Dawson High Schools.  Entered service, 1944.  Trained with Field Artillery at Camp Roberts and Camp Polk.  Served in France, Belgium and Germany.  Has two major battle stars.

Notes:

  • Noel Douglas Pate
  • Mar 20, 1926 - Nov 8, 2018
  • Obituary
  • h/o Mary Evalena (Dyer) Pate; s/o William P. Pate & Bertha Ellen (Broughton) Pate
  • Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX

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PATE, ROBERT LOARN
F 1/C Robert Loarn Pate, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Pate, husband of the former Miss Edith Gilcrease, attended Corsicana High School.  Entered service in 1945, trained with Merchant Marines at Avalon, California.  Now on duty at sea.

Notes:

  • h/o Edith (Gilcrease) Pate (1930-1948); she is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, TX
PATRIL, JERRY
Pvt. Jerry Patril, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Patril, husband of the former Miss Ann Slovak, Corsicana, attended school at Bardwell.  Entered the Army March, 1945, trained at Camp Hood.  Now on duty at Ft. Ord., California.

Notes:

  • Jerry Wesley Patril
  • Apr 15, 1910 - Jun 27, 1991
  • h/o Anna (Slovak) Patril; s/o Frank Patril & Marie (Hejny) Patril
  • Saint Joseph Cemetery, Ennis, Ellis Co., TX
PATTERSON, FRANK H.
T/Sgt. Frank H. Patterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Patterson, Corsicana, husband of the former Miss Gladys Tapley, attended Kerens High School.  Entered the service, 1943, trained with the Field Artillery of the Army at Camp Butler, Ft. Sill, Ft. Bragg.  Has served in England, France, and Germany.  Was wounded in Germany Dec., 1944.  Wears Good Conduct Ribbon, ETO Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars.

Notes:

  • Frank Hayden Patterson
  • Jan 30, 1910 - Sep 8, 1975
  • h/o Gladys Mae (Tapley) Brinkley-Patterson-Abercrombie; s/o David Leslie Patterson & Mizzie Lee (Davis) Patterson
  • Prairie Point Cemetery, Bazette, Navarro Co., TX
PATTERSON, RAYMOND R.
Pfc. Raymond R. Patterson, son of Mrs. L. B. Patterson, Corsicana, husband of the former Miss Barbara Davidson.  Entered the Army in 1942, trained at Camp Barkley.  Served in England, in 1944, in Normandy, France, Belgium and Germany, wounded in Germany, now in Hospital in McKinney.

Notes:

  • Raymond Reagan Patterson
  • Aug 17, 1905 - Jul 4, 1980
  • Obituary
  • Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Barbara Bell (Davidson) Patterson; s/o James Andrew Patterson & Laura K (Reagan) Patterson
PATTERSON, ELDRIDGE
Cpl. Eldridge A. Patterson, son of Mrs. Nannie Patterson, Corsicana, attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Air COrps at Stinson, Field, Sheppard Field, Waco Field, Kansas and Illinois.  Has served in India and now on duty on Tinian Island.  Has 4 Battle Stars.

Notes:

  • Eldridge Adolf Patterson, Jr.
  • May 3, 1919 - Apr 4, 1974
  • Obituary
  • Prairie Point Cemetery, Bazette, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Doris Sue (Thedford) Lewis; s/o Eldridge Adolf Patterson Sr & Nannie Durgan (Clark) Patterson
PASCHAL, J. B., JR.
Pvt. J. B. Paschal, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Paschal, Corsicana, graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1943, trained with Army at Camps Callan, Haan, and Gruber.  Has served in England, France, Belgium and Germany, now on duty at Hot Springs, Ark.  Has Combat Infantryman Badge, Good Conduct, ETO Ribbon and 2 Battle Stars.

Notes:

  • s/o Jennings Bryan "JB" Paschal Sr & Daisy (Hawkins) Paschal
PASCHAL, THOMAS A.
Sgt. Thomas A. Paschal, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Paschal, Corsicana, attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Army at Camp Wolters.  Has served in Aleutians before discharged in 1943.  Has Good Conduct Medal and Pacific Ribbon.

Notes:

  • Possible: Thomas Asbury Paschal (1908-1999) - Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., California
PASCHAL, ROBERT W.
S/Sgt. Robert W. Paschal, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Paschal, Corsicana, graduate of Corsicana.  Entered service, 1943, trained with Air Corps at Amarillo, Kingman, and Buckley Field, Colo.  Made 19 missions with 8th Air Force, now on duty at Sioux Falls.  Has Air Medal, 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, and Good Conduct Ribbon.
PASCHAL, BILLY J.
S/Sgt. Billy J. Paschal, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Paschal, Corsicana, husband of the former Miss Mildred Grant.  Volunteered for service, 1941, trained with Air Corps at Patterson Field, Ohio and Robbins Field, Ga.  Has spent 23 months serving in England and France with 33rd Supply S.2. now on duty in California.

Notes:

  • Billy Jack Paschal
  • Nov 28, 1916 - Jan 15, 2003
  • Obituary
  • Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Mildred Marie (Gant) Paschal; s/o Robert J. Paschal & Winnie Dee (McCleary) Paschal
PASCHALL, THOMAS H.
Pfc. Thomas H. Paschall, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Paschall, graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1944, trained with Army at Camp Robinson and Ft. Leonard Wood.  Has served in Germany, France, and Belgium, now on duty in Germany.  Has Combat Infantryman Badge.

Notes:

  • Thomas Hayden Paschall
  • Dec 18, 1925 - Sep 25, 1989
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX;
  • h/o Lovenia M. Paschall; s/o William Hayden Paschall & Lucy Elizabeth (Denbow) Paschall

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