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RICHARDS, WILLIAM E.
William E. Richards, son of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Richards, Dallas.  Wife, the former Dottie L. Reed.  Attended Emmit Sr. High School.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Air Corps at Eagle Pass, Sheppard Field and Kearns, Utah.  Now enroute to Pacific.  Has Good Conduct Ribbon.

Notes:

  • William Elbert Richards
  • Nov 16, 1921 - Oct 18, 1993
  • h/o Dottie Lee Reed, m. Aug 7, 1941 in Navarro Co., TX
  • Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Longview, Gregg Co., TX
RICHARDS, GEORGE W.
Pfc. George W. Richards, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Richards. Wife is the former Ann Balstoni. Graduate of Emhouse High School. Entered service in 1942, trained with Army M.P.'s at Camp Wallace and Ft. Crockett, where he is now on duty.

Notes:

  • George Willis Richards
  • Mar 13, 1918 - May 24, 2002
  • h/o Ann Katherine (Battistoni) Richards; s/o R. M. Richards
  • Dickinson Cemetery, Dickinson, Galveston Co., TX
RICHARDS, FRED, SR.
Pfc. Fred Richards, Sr., son of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Richards of Emhouse and husband of the former Marjorie Bennett. Entered the Army Signal Corps in December of 1943 and was trained at Camp Crowder, Mo. Holabird Signal Depot, Md. Now on duty in Hawaii.

Notes:

  • Fred Richards
  • Mar 28, 1921 - Jan 27, 2009
  • Obituary
  • h/o Marjorie Elizabeth (Bennett) Richards; s/o Albert Cecil Richards & Maggie Mae (Owen) Richards
  • Pattison Cemetery, Emhouse, Navarro Co., TX
RICHARDS, RALPH
Pfc. Ralph Richards, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Richards, was graduated from Emhouse School. Entered the Army in 1944, training in the Infantry at Camp Fannin, Tex. Served in Scotland, Belgium, France, England and Germany. Has the Silver Star, Good Conduct, Inf. Badge, ETO Ribbon with 3 Battle Stars.

Notes:

  • Ralph "Squink" Richards
  • 1923 - 2012
  • s/o Albert Cecil "Bush" Richards Sr & Maggie Mae (Owen) Richards
RICHARDSON, ROBERT J.
S/Sgt. Robert J. Richardson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Richardson, formerly of Corsicana.  Wife is the former Annie Katherine Melton.  Attended school at Emhouse.  Entered the Infantry in 1942, training at Camp Howze, Tex., and Camp Claiborne, La.  Served in England, France, Belgium, and Germany where he is now on duty.  Awarded the Good Conduct Badge, Expert Inf. Pin and Certificate of Merit.

Notes:

  • Robert James Richardson
  • Jun 11, 1920 - Feb 21, 1999
  • b. Bardwell Ellis Co., TX - d. Farmers Branch, Dallas Co., TX
  • h/o Annie Katherine (Melton) Richardson; s/o James Norman Richardson & Ethel Nannie (Hodge) Richardson
  • Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX
RICHARDSON, VERNON L.
Pvt. Vernon L. Richardson, son of Mrs. Maggie Richardson, Corsicana.  Wife is the former Clydie Mae Sumrose.  Attended Emhouse Schools.  Entered service, 1944, training with the Army in the Inf. at Camp Joseph T. Robinson.  Served in England, France and Germany.  Killed in action Dec 5, 1944.

Notes:

  • Vernon Lafayette Richardson
  • Feb 24, 1918 - Dec 5, 1944
  • h/o Clydie M. (Sumrow) Richardson-French; s/o Lovell Allen Richardson & Margaret Serena (Holcomb) Richardson
  • Buried at Margraten;  Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial; Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands; Plot D, Row 1, Grave 6
  • www.basher82.nl
  • Obituary
RICHARDSON, THOMAS G.
Pvt. Thomas G. Richardson, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Richardson.  Wife is the former Ruby Winters. Attended Richland Schools.  Entered service in 1945.  Trained with Army Eng. at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.  Has marksmanship medal.

Notes:

  • Thomas Garland Richardson
  • Sep 14, 1916 - Dec 27, 1990
  • h/o Ruby Viola (Winters) Richardson; s'o Robert Banton Richardson & Nettie Ruth (Smith) Richardson
  • Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX
RIGGS, ROSS E.
Pvt. Ross E. Riggs, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Riggs, attended Rice High School before entering the Marines in May of 1944.  Trained at San Diego.  Served in South Pacific, Guadalcanal as Engineer.  Participated in the battle of Okinawa in Nov., of 1944.  Is now on duty on Okinawa.

Notes:

  • Ross Edward Riggs
  • Feb 8, 1924 - Dec 29, 2001
  • b. Kosse, Limestone Co., TX  d. Tyler, Smith Co., TX
  • Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
  • h/o Betty (Parish) Riggs; s/o Charles E. Riggs & Mattie (Brooks) Riggs [bur at Thornton, Limestone Co., TX]
RIGGS, EARL
Sgt. Earl Riggs, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Riggs, and husband of the former Nell Crane.  Attended Thornton High School before entering the service in March of 1942.  Trained with the Army Air Corps at Menton Field, Calif., and at Macdill Field., La.  Is now on duty at Macdill Field.

Notes:

  • Thomas Earl Riggs
  • Sept 22, 1911 - Nov 1, 1995
  • h/o Onell (Crain) Riggs; s/o Charles E. Riggs & Mattie (Brooks) Riggs [bur at Thornton, Limestone Co., TX]
  • Thornton Cemetery, Thornton, Limestone Co., TX
ROBESON, WILLIAM B.
1st Lt. William B. Robeson, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Robeson, attended Corsicana and A. & M. College.  Wife is the former Miss Patricia Rutledge.  Entered service, 1941, training with Air Corps at parks Air College, St. Louis, Randolph, Ellington Fields.  Was missing 21 days in South America following plane crash.  Now with Ferry Command at Love Field.

Notes:

  • William Bernard Robeson
  • Jun 26, 1921 - Jul 3, 2005
  • Obituary
  • h/o Patricia (Rutledge) Robeson & Billie Joe Robeson; s/o Paul H. Robeson & Lucille (Mills) Robeson

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ROBERTS, ERNEST W.
Pfc. Ernest W. Roberts, son of Mrs. Charlie Murry, graduate of State Home High School.  Entered service, 1943, training with Paratroopers at Camp Fannin, Ft. Sill.  Served in France, Germany and Austria.  Now on duty in Germany.

Notes:

  • Ernest Walton Roberts, Jr.
  • Jan 29, 1925 - Sep 18, 2008
  • Obituary
  • s/o Ernest Walton Roberts, Sr. & Blanche Catherine (Simpson) Roberts-Murry-Sherman
  • Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX
ROBERTS, ULISH F.
Pvt. Ulish F. Roberts, son of Mr. and Mrs. U. F. Roberts.  Wife, the former Carrie Belle Robinson.  Attended school in Corsicana.  Entered the Army in Oct, 1944, training at Camp Claiborne, La., and is now on duty at Ft. Lewis, Wash.

Notes:

  • Ulish Floyd "U.F." Roberts, Jr.
  • Sep 19, 1920 - Mar 14, 2015
  • Obituary
  • Saint Elmo Cemetery, Winkler, Freestone Co., TX
  • h/o Carrie Belle (Robinson) Roberts; s/o Ulish Floyd Roberts Sr. & Mishie Ann (McDaniel) Roberts
ROBERTS, ALEN E.
SOM 1/C Allen E. Roberts, son of Mrs. W. R. Roberts, graduate of Rice High School.  Entered service, 1942, training with the Navy at San Diego.  Served in Pacific Theater.  Now on duty at Seattle, Washington.

Notes:

  • Allen Edgar Roberts
  • Dec 31, 1924 - Oct 21, 1990
  • Obituary
  • Riverside Memorial Park, Fox Lake, Dodge Co., Wisconsin
  • s/o William Roscoe Roberts & Martha Elizabeth (Hartley) Roberts
ROBERTS, WILLIAM T.
1st Lt. William T. Roberts, son of Mrs. W. R. Roberts.  Wife, the former Nelle Rose Mikell.  Graduate of Chatfield School.  Entered service, 1940, training with the Army at Camp Ord, Ft. Lewis and Ft. Benning.  Served in European Theater.  Participated in three major battles. Now in Shelby, Miss.  Wears Bronze Star.

Notes:

  • William T. Roberts
  • b. abt 1918
  • s/o William Roscoe Roberts & Martha Elizabeth (Hartley) Roberts
ROBINSON, THOMAS F., JR.
Pvt. Thomas F. Robinson, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Robinson, Corsicana.  Entered service, 1940, training with First Cavalry at Ft. Clark, Ft. Bliss.  Served in Australia, New Gunia, Admiralty Islands, Leyte, Luzon.  Wounded on Luzon, 1945.  Has Purple Heart.
ROBINSON, MURRAY L.
W. T. 2/C Murray L. Robinson, son of Mrs. Nettie Sutton.  Wife, the former Sammie Lee Douthit.  Attended Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1942, training with the Navy at San Diego.  Now in South Pacific.  Wounded in Marianas in 1943.

Notes:

  • Murray Lee Robinson
  • Feb 7, 1916 - May 7, 1971
  • s/o Gulick Robinson, Sr. & Nettie Lee (Jordan) Robinson
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Huntsville, Walker Co., TX
ROBINSON, JOHN PAUL
ARM 3/C John Paul Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Paul Robinson, Corsicana.  Graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1943.  Trained with the Navy Air Corps at San Diego, Memphis, Tenn., Jacksonville, Fla. Served in South Pacific.  Now on duty at San Diego.

Notes:

  • s/o John Paul Robinson & Frankie (Kessinger) Robinson (bur at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, TX}
  • Corsicana High School
  • h/o Nancy (Eastland) Robinson; (announcement printed in the Corsicana Daily Sun; August 30, 1949; She went to Emhouse High School
ROBINSON, WILLIAM H., JR.
Pfc. William H. Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Robinson, Corsicana.  Wife, former Virgil Kirkpatrick.  Graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1942.  Trained with Air Corps at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Little Rock.  Served in the States before being discharged, 1943.  Has Good Conduct Ribbon and Rifle Range Medal.

Notes:

  • William Harvey Robinson, Jr.
  • Jun 20, 1915 - Dec 19, 2000
  • h/o Virgil Ethan (Kirkpatrick) Robinson; s/o William Harvey Robinson & Connie (Castles) Robinson (Buried at Eureka Cem)
  • Woodside Cemetery, Grand Saline, Van Zandt Co., TX
ROBINSON, LAYCESTER
Pfc. Laycester Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Robinson, Barry.  Attended school at Mildred.  Entered the Army in 1942, training at Camp Wallace, Camp Tyson, Tenn., Vallie Jo, Calif., Camp McCoy, Wis.  Served in England, France, Belgium and Germany.  Has Good Conduct Medal.  Killed in action in Germany, Feb 7, 1945.

Notes:

  • Laycester Robinson
  • Apr 27, 1920 - Feb 7, 1945
  • Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, Hamm, Canton de Luxembourg, Luxembourgl, Luxembourg; Plot H. Row 3, Grave 82
  • s/o Ray H. Robinson & Willie Ola Robinson
ROBINSON, JOE B.
Pfc. Joe B. Robinson, son of Mrs. Jane Robinson, wife, the former Zula Maud Hill.  Attended Petty's Chapel School.  Entered service, 1941, training with the Army at Ft. Riley, Ft. Bliss, Camp Young, Camp Hill and Ft. Dix.  Served in N. Africa.  Wounded in Tunis in 1943.  Has Purple Heart, European, African, Middle Eastern Theater Medals.  Discharged, 1943.

Notes:

  • Joe Beauchamp Robinson
  • Jun 11, 1915 - Dec 11, 2005
  • Obituary
  • h/o Zula Maude (Hill) Robinson
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX

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