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SHOOK, JAMES B.
Sgt. James B. Shook, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Shook, husband of the former Miss Ida McCrary, graduated from Corsicana High School.  Entered the Air Corps in 1942, trained at Air Corps Ground School at Camp Wolters, Colorado and Mississippi.  Instructed 19 months.  Now somewhere in Philippines.  Wears Theater Ribbon.
This Bio has a few errors, see notes

Notes:

  • James "Buddy" Shook
  • Dec 6, 1923 - Mar 11, 2014
  • h/o Mildred D. (Low) Shook; s/o Milford D. Shook Sr. & Ida (McCrary) Shook
  • Obituary
  • Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX

 

 
SHUE, JAMES T.
S 1/C James T. Shue, son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Shue, husband of the former Miss Gazzie Mae Karkin, attended Phillips Chapel School.  Entered the service in 1943 and trained with the Navy at San Diego.

Notes:

  • James Thomas "Jay - J.T." Shue
  • Aug 25, 1925 - Nov 1, 1983
  • Post Oak Cemetery, Glen Rose, Somervell Co., TX
  • h/o Gazzie Mae "Babe" (Harkins) Shue; s/o John Lavagie Shue, Sr. & Rachel Levonia (Dill) Shue
 
SIKES, SAM G.
Sgt. Sam g. Sikes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sikes, attended Corsicana High School.  Entered the Army Infantry in 1943, trained at Camp Woltres, Tex.  Served at Hawaii, Okinawa and Marianas.  Now on duty at Okinawa.  Awarded Purple Heart.  Was wounded April 23, on Okinawa.

Notes:

  • Same George Sikes, Jr.
  • Feb 22, 1925 - Apr 22, 1947
  • Obituary
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • s/o Sam George Sikes & Eula L. (Boulware) Sikes
 
SILER, VERNON
Pfc. Vernon Siler, son of Mrs. Florence Siler, attended Texarkana High School.  Entered the Army Air Corps in 1942, trained at Sheppard Field.  Now on duty at Tucson, Ariz.

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SILER, J. B.
Capt. J. B. Siler, son of Mrs. Florence Siler, husband of the former Miss Mildred Williams, graduated from Mexia High School.  Entered the Army in 1940, trained at Camp Bowie.  Now on duty in the Aleutians.  Has Theater Ribbon.

Notes:

 
SILER, BENNIE E.
Lt. Bennie E. Siler, son of Mrs. Florence Siler, husband of the former Miss Sally Tiebel, attended Corsicana High School.  Entered the Air Corps in 1943, trained at Sheppard Field and other states.  Stationed in the Philippines.  His family was awarded the Purple Heart when he was killed on March 28, 1945.

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SIMMONS, A. VAN
2nd Lt. A. Van Simmons, son of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Simmons, husband of the former Miss Mary R. Price, graduated from Kerens High School, Weatherford Jr. College and attended U. of Texas.  Entered the Air Corps in 1942 trained at Kelly Field 18 missions Flying Fortress, spent 2 yrs., 12 days in German Prison Camp.  Temporarily unassigned.  Awarded Air Medal with 2 Clusters, 2 battle stars, Purple Heart.  Wounded twice March, 1943, France and Germany.

Notes:

  • Andrew Van Simmons
  • Dec 31, 1920 - May 22, 1985
  • Cathedral In The Pines Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, Texas
  • Section E. Garden of Eternal Life, Row 17 Lot 104D3
  • h/o Mary Ruth (Price) Simmons; s/o James Washington Simmons & Donie Lorene (Jackson) Simmons
  • Obituary posted on www.FindAGrave.com
 
SIMMONS, MARY HELEN
Y 3/C Mary Helen Simmons, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Weems, husband is SF 1/C A. Leon Simmons, graduated from Sunset High School.  Entered the Navy in 1942, trained at Hunter College, N.Y.  Now on duty at Hensley field, Dallas, Texas.
 
SIMMONS, A. LEON
SF 1/C A. Leon Simmons, son of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Simmons, husband of the former Miss Mary H. Weems, graduated from Kerens High School.  Joined the Navy in 1940, trained at USNTS, San Diego.  Served in England and South America.  Temporarily unassigned.  Wears Theater Ribbons.
 
SIMMONS, JAMES JARREL
Pfc. James Jarrel Simmons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Simmons, husband of the former Miss Christine Grant, attended Kerens High School.  Enlisted in the Air Corps Feb, 1944, trained at Sheppard Field, Tex.  Was in Ft. Sam Houston General Hospital 2 months before receiving medical discharge, August 1944.

Notes:

  • James Jarrell Simmons
  • Jul 19, 1917 - Jul 6, 1981
  • h/o Hazel Christine (Grant) Simmons; s/o James Washington Simmons & Donie Lorene (Jackson) Simmons
  • Mexia City Cemetery, Mexia, Limestone Co., TX
 

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SIMMONS, ARLON G.
Pvt. Arlon G. Simmons, son of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Simmons.  Wife, the former Laverene Knox.  Attended Kerens High School.  Entered the Army F. A., Feb., 1944, training at Sheppard Field, Tex., Madison, Wis.  Served in Panama.  Now on duty at Camp Hood, Texas.

Notes:

  • Arlon George Simmons
  • Feb 19, 1912 - Feb 9, 2001
  • Obituary
  • h/o Laverne S. (Vineyard) Simmons;
  • Kerens Cemetery, Kerens, Navarro Co., TX
 
SIMMONS, HAL F.
Major Hal F. Simmons, son of Mrs. J. E. Simmons, Kerens.  Graduated from Kerens High School, Schreiner Ins., Univ. of Texas.  Entered the Army Air Corps in 1941, training at Ryan Field and Moffett Field, California.  Received wings Feb 6, 1942 at Luke Field, Ariz.  Served in North Africa, Italy.  Completed 48 missions, 20 on Blue Streak.  Now on duty at Harvard A.A.F., Neb  Awarded Air Medal, Oak Leaf Clusters, DFC with Oak Leaf Cluster and Pres. Citation.

Notes:

  • Hal Francis Simmons, Sr.
  • Mar 1, 1919 - May 4, 1996
  • Chapel of Our Saviour Columbarium, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., Colorado
  • h/o Geraldine (Hill) Simmons; s/o Jesse Elmore Simmons, Sr & Orris Eleanor (McKinney) Simmons
SIMMONS, TOMMY L.
Pvt. Tommy L. Simmons, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Simmons, Kerens, attended Kerens High School.  Entered the Army Dec, 1944, training at Ft. Sill, Okla.  Now on duty in S. Pacific.

Notes:

SIMPSON, CLAIBORN H.
S/Sgt. Claiborn H. Simpson, son of Mrs. John H. Simpson, nephew of Mrs. A. B. Horn.  Wife, the former Mary Castellow.  Graduate of Fayette, Mo. High School and attended Central College, Fayette.  Entered service, 1942, training with the Air Corps. Ground Forces at Blackland, Wavo, Texas where he is now on duty.

Notes:

  • Claiborn Holmes Simpson
  • Jul 14, 1911 - Feb 8, 1996
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Mary (Castellaw) Simpson
SIMPSON, MARION W.
CM 1/C Marion W. Simpson, son of Mrs. J. R. Simpson, Corsicana.  Wife, the former Vivian Bottoms.  Entered the USNR in 1942, training at Camp Endicott and Davisville, R.I.  Served in Aleutians Islands.  Received discharge July 1945.
SIMPSON, GEORGE C.
CM 1/C George C. Simpson, son of Mrs. J. R. Simpson.  Wife, the former Beatrice Webb.  Attended Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1942, training in the Navy Seabees at Davisville, Rhode Island and Camp Parks, Calif.  Served in Aleutians and Attu, Adak.  Now on duty in South Pacific.

Notes:

  • George Cecil Simpson
  • Nov 21, 1907 - Mar 31, 1985
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Beatrice (Webb) Henson-Simpson; s/o James Robert Simpson & Mary Emily "Mollie" (Davis) Simpson
SIMS, ERNEST V.
CM 2/C Ernest V. Sims, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Sims.  Wife, the former Ima Faye Knowles.  Attended Eureka Schools.  Entered service, 1942, training in the Navy at Norfolk and Davisville, R.I.  Served in Newfoundland.  Discharged, 1944.

Notes:

  • Ernest Virgil Sims, Sr.
  • Oct 14, 1899 - Sep 17, 1981
  • Midway Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Ima Faye (Knowles) Sims; s/o Joseph Berry Lafayette Sims & Mary Emma (Hagler) Sims
SIMS, ERNEST V., JR.
S 2/C Ernest V. Sims, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Sims, attended Streetman Schools.  Entered service 1945, training in the Navy at San Diego.  Served in Pacific and is now in Oakland, California.
SIMS, JOE G.
Cpl. G. Sims, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe A. Sims, Corsicana.  Graduate of Kerens.  Entered service in 1942, training with the Army Air Corps at Blackland Army Air Field.  Now on duty at Randolph Field.

Notes:

  • Joe Gorman Sims
  • Aug 6, 1922 - May 15, 2009
  • Obituary
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Peggy Juanita (Wills) Sims
SIMS, BILLY G.
S 1/C Billy G. Sims, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe A Sims, Corsicana.  Graduate of Kerens High School.  Entered service, 1943.  Trained with the Navy at San Diego.  Is now in Pacific.

Notes:

  • Billy Gene Sims
  • Dec 5, 1925 - Mar 8, 1999
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX

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