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PURIFOY, WILLIAM B.
Pfc. William B. Purifoy, son of Mrs. Nettie Purifoy, Kerens. Attended Bazette School.  Entered the Army April, 1941, training at Camp Forrest, Tenn., Ft. Lewis, Wash.  Served on Hawaii and New Guinea.  Now on duty on Luzon.  Has Good Conduct Medal.

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PURIFOY, RUSSELL A., JR.
PhM 3/C Russell A. Purifoy, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Purifoy.  Graduate of Corsicana Schools, and attended Texas University.  Entered service, 1942, training with the Navy at Texas University, Great Lakes, Ill., Harriman, N.Y., Camp LeJeune, N.C., Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Calif.  Now on duty in the Pacific.

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PUTMAN, CHESTER
Pfc. Chester Putman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Artie Putman, entered service in 1942, training in the Infantry of the Army at Shepard Field.  Served in the Aleutian Islands, France and Germany.  Wears battle stars.  Now on duty at Normandy, France.

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PUTMAN, Y. M.
S.K. 3/C Y. M. Putman, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Putman, Blooming Grove, is a graduate of Blooming Grove High School.  Entered the Navy in 1943 and is now on duty in Saipan.

Notes:

  • YM Putman
  • Feb 10, 1926 - Sep 19, 2003
  • Obituary
  • Marker Photo at Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX
  • His name was "Y M Putman", his grandfater was Yancy Martin Putman; Info from his daughter, Charlotte (Putman) Larson
PUTMAN, CHARLES A., JR.
S 2/C Charles A. Putman, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Putman.  Attended Alliance Hall Schools.  Entered the Navy 1944, training at San Diego and is now in the South Pacific.

Notes:

  • Charles Anderson Putman, Jr.
  • Jul 12, 1926 - Sep 4, 1979
  • Earthman Memory Gardens, Baytown, Harris Co., TX
  • h/o Angeline Mary (Walkoviak) Putman; s/o Charles Anderson Putman, Sr. & Ollie Mae (Garland) Noll
QUINN, THOMAS E.
Sgt. Thomas E. Quinn, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Page, attended school at Corsicana.  Wife is the former Vivian Inman.  Entered the Army Air Forces in 1942, training at Shepard Field and Chanute Field.  Now on duty at Pyote Army Air Field.  Has Good Conduct Medal and 19th Group Citation.
QUINN, EDDIE F.
T/Sgt. Eddie F. Quinn, son of Mrs. J. D. Quinn, attended Long Prairie School.  Wife is the former Joette Holland.  Entered the Air Corps in 1940, training at Barksdale Field and in South Carolina.  Served in Puerto Rico, South America, and Guadalcanal.  Now on duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.

Notes:

  • Eddie Forest Quinn
  • Jun 4, 1922 - Aug 6, 2012
  • Obituary
  • Kansas Veterans Cemetery at Winfield, Winfield, Cowley Co., KS
  • h/o Barbara Joette (Holland) Quinn
QUINN, ELVIN C.
Pvt. Elvin C. Quinn, son of Mrs. J. D. Quinn, attended Long Prairie School.  Wife is the former Velma Simpson.  Entered the Army in 1944, training at Camp Wolters and Ft. Meade.  Now on duty on Luzon.

Notes:

  • Elvin Claud Quinn
  • Nov 13, 1914 - Jun 16, 1966
  • s/o Junius David Quinn & Lou Ella (Bullard) Quinn
  • Obituary
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, TX
RABY, EMMETT W.
A/5 Emmett W. Raby, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Raby.  Graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered the Navy on May 30, 1943.  Is now on duty at U.S. Naval Training Center, San Diego, Calif.

Notes:

  • Emmett Wilburn "Willy" Raby
  • Apr 8, 1927 - Nov 27, 2022
  • Obituary
  • The Fighting Men of Texas
  • s/o Eddie Ceb Raby (1903-1985) Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, TX
  • h/o Carey A. Raby, m. Jun 13, 1946, div Jun 27, 1985 & Ruby Beryl (Chancellor) Baker-Raby (1935 -2009 bur Chancellor Union Cemetery, Fairfield, TX)
RADFORD, WILLIAM R.
Cpl. William R. Radford, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Radford, graduate of Mexia Schools.  Wife is the former Jackie Coker.  Entered the Air Corps in 1942, training at Blackland, Santa Monica, and Homestead, Fla.  Now on duty at Homestead.

Notes:

  • William Richard Radford
  • May 9, 1917 - March 1, 1978 (Bell Co., TX)
  • Fort Parker Memorial Park, Groesbeck, Limestone Co., TX
  • h/o Jackie (Coker) Radford - (1920-2010); s/o John Richard Radford & Lillian Gertrude (Cornelius) Radford

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RADNEY, JOHNNIE S.
Pvt. Johnnie S. Radney, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Radney, Kerens, attended Rural Shade School.  Entered Army March, 1944, trained at Ft. McClellan, Ala. volunteered for Paratroopers, trained at Ft. Benning, Ga.  Engaged in 3 Battles in ETO, now on duty in Australia in Army of Operations.  Awarded TEO Ribbon with 3 Battle Stars, Co. 3rd Bn. 502 Paratrooper Inf.

Notes:

  • Johnnie Sanders Radney
  • Dec 2, 1925 - Mar 26, 2016
  • Obituary
  • h/o Ruby Lee (Blackburn) Radney; s/o John Henry Radney & Dora Velma (Howell) Radney
RAGAN, BILLY H.
Pvt. Billy H. Ragan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Braxton Ragan, Barry, graduate of Barry High School.  Attended A. & M. College.  Entered service, 1944, trained with Air Corps at Radio Mechanic at Lubbock, Amarillo, Madison, Wisconsin and Scott Field, Ill.  Now on duty training at Wichita Falls, Texas, prior to overseas service.

Notes:

  • Billy Harold Ragan, Judge
  • Apr 29, 1926 - Nov 18, 2015
  • Obituary;
  • Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX
  • h/o Wanda (Cromwell) Ragan; s/o William Braxton Ragan & Willie Opal (Owen) Ragan
RAGAN, JAY B.
Pfc. Jay B. Ragan, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ragan, Chatfield, attended Montford, Texas Schools.  Entered Army, 1944, trained with Army at Camp Fannin.  Has served in Hawaii, Saipan and Okinawa.  Killed in action, May 11, 1945, on Okinawa, has Purple Heart.

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RAGAN, TROY W.
Pvt. Troy W. Ragan, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Ragan, Barry.  Entered service, 1942, trained with 35th Infantry at Camp Roberts.  Served in Hawaiian Islands, Guadalcanal, Russell Islands, New Caledonia, Medical Discharge, 1943.  Has infantry Combat Badge.

Notes:

  • Wesley Troy Ragan
  • Nov 3, 1990 - Nov 11, 1978
  • h/o Ruby Lee (White) Ragan; s/o William Thomas Ragan & Augusta Elizabeth (Moren) Ragan
  • Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX
RAGAN, ELIJAH D.
S/Sgt. Elijah D. Ragan, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Ragan, Barry, graduate of Bryon High School.  Entered service 1941, trained with 70th TEFTS at Ellington Field and in Amarillo.  Now stationed in Amarillo.

Notes:

  • Elijah David "Lige" Ragan
  • May 30, 1918 - Apr 29, 1989
  • h/o Nelouise (Taylor) Ragan; s/o William Thomas Ragan & Augusta Elizabeth (Moren) Ragan
  • Brookside Memorial Park, Houston, Harris Co., TX
RAGAN, REO M.
Pfc. Reo M. Ragan, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Ragan, Barry, graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1943, trained with 1110th M.P. Co. at Miami Beach, and Augusta, Ga.  Has served in Scotland, England, France, Belgium, and Germany, now on duty in South Dakota.  Has two Meritorious Achievement Medals.

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RAGAN, BONNIE L.
Pvt. Bonnie L. Ragan, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Ragan.  Entered service, 1942, trained with the M.P. Detachment of Army at Ft. Crockett, and Galveston.  Honorable Discharge, 1943.

Notes:

  • Bonnie Lee Ragan
  • Aug 12, 1900 - Mar 12, 1949
  • Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro County, Texas
  • s/o William Thomas Ragan & Augusta Elizabeth (Moren) Ragan
RAGAN, DEXTER G.
Sgt. Dexter G. Ragan, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ragan, Chatfield.  Entered service, 1944, trained with Army at Camp Fannin.  Has served in England, France, Belgium and Germany, wounded in Germany, 1945.  Given Medical Discharge, has Purple Heart.

Notes:

  • Dexter Leroy Ragan
  • Oct 6, 1915 - Feb 14, 2006
  • Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Maline Eura (Sweeney) Ragan; s/o John Blair Ragan & Annie May (Grimmett) Ragan
RAGLAND, MORRIS G.
Pfc. Morris G. Ragland, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ragland, Kerens, graduated from Kerens High School.  Entered Air Corps Sept. 11, 1945, trained at Poyote, AAF, Texas, and Panama Field, where transferred to Infantry, received Inf.  Training at Camp Livingston, La. Now enroute to Pacific.

Notes:

  • Morris Glen "Shorty" Ragland
  • Apr 21, 1922 - Jan 1, 1988
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Dorothy (Cates) Ragland; s/o John H. Ragland
RAGLAND, ROBERT H.
Sgt. Robert H. Ragland, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ragland, Kerens, husband of the former Miss Dora Ward, graduate of Kerens High School.  Entered Air Corps Nov. 27, 194?, trained at Barksdale, La, Puerto, Rico, and Panama, transferred to Lincoln, Neb. for further training.  Has been in Pacific on Marianas for last 3 months.

Notes:

  • Robert H. Ragland
  • Sep 25, 1919 - Jun 18, 1999
  • Oak Grove Cemetery, Kerens, Navarro Co., TX

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