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SPEED, BENJAMIN TIMOTHY
Sgt. Benjamin Timothy Speed, son of Mrs. Mollie B. Speed, graduated from Kerens High School.  Entered the Army in 1933, trained at Ft. Sam Houston.  Now at Camp Wolters.

Notes:

  • Benjamin Timothy Speed
  • Jul 1, 1917 - Apr 12, 1997
  • h/o Hannah (Gies) Speed; s/o Mollie Bell (Coleman) Speed
  • Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley, Weld Co., CO
 
SPEED, CARTER C.
Major Carter C. Speed, son of Mrs. Mollie B. Speed, husband of the former Miss Lillian Freitas, graduated from Corsicana High School.  Entered the service in 1943, trained with Air Corps at Sam Houston.  Now stationed at Victorville, Calif.

Notes:

  • Carter Coleman Speed
  • May 2, 1910 - Jul 3, 1971
  • h/o Lillian Jeannette (Freitas) Speed; s/o Mollie Bell (Coleman) Speed
  • Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA
SPEED, G. W.
Cpl. G. W. Speed, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Speed, husband of the former Miss Lillian Vernon, graduated from Kerens High School.  Joined the Marines Nov., 1943, trained at RDMCB, San Diego, Calif., Camp Pendleton, Calif.  Was in Iwo Jima Campaign.  Now stationed at Hawaii.  Awarded Sharpshooter Medal and Presidential Citation.

Notes:

  • George Washington Speed
  • Feb 22, 1913 - Jul 3, 19878
  • h/o Lillian Grace (Vernon) Speed-Bain; s/o Charlie Coulson Speed & Mary Ethel (McClung) Speed
  • Kerens Cemetery, Kerens, Navarro Co., TX
SPEED, JESSE C.
EM 3/C Jesse C. Speed, son of Mrs. Nellie M. Speed, graduated from Corsicana High School.  Entered the service in 1942, trained with Navy Submarine Crew at New London, Conn.  Served at Guam, Saipan, Hawaii, Midway and Marshall Islands.  Now in the Connecticut.  Has Submarine Pin and Gold Star for 2 missions.

Notes:

SPEED, HESTER R.
Cadet Nurse Hester R. Speed, daughter of Mrs. Nellie M. Speed, attended California Schools.  Entered the service in 1944, trained at Parkland Hospital, Dallas, where she is still on duty.

Notes:

  • Hester Ruth (Speed) Bowers
  • Jun 24, 1926 - Feb 12, 2015
  • Obituary
  • w/o James B. Bowers; d/o Jesse Covington Speed
  • Groom Cemetery, Groom, Carson Co., TX
SPEER, JAMES T.
Sgt. James T. Speer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Speer, husband of the former Miss Jenet McClure, attended Italy Schools.  Entered the Army in 1942, trained at Camp Wallace.  Served at Pearl Harbor, Leyte, and is now on duty at Okinawa.  Has Theater Ribbon.
SPENCE, JOHN E.
Pfc. John E. Spence, son of Mrs. W. E. Spence, husband of the former Miss Doris Jean Elliott, attended Corsicana High School.  Entered the Air Corps in 1943, trained at Amarillo.  Went overseas in 1944, now on duty at Saipan.  Wears Theater Ribbon.

Notes:

  • John Eugene "Gene" Spence
  • Mar 12, 1924 - Jul 20, 2007
  • Oaklawn Cemetery, Somerville, Burleson Co., TX
  • Obituary
  • h/o Doris Jean (Elliott) Spence; s/o William Earl Spence & Rhoda Ann (Russell) Spence
SPENCE, EARL N.
Pvt. Earl N. Spence, son of Mrs. W. E. Spence, husband of the former Miss Omeja Brenton, attended Corsicana High School.  Entered the Army in 1945, trained at Camp Hood, where he is now on duty.

Notes:

  • Earl Newton Spence
  • Aug 14, 1915 - Jul 30, 1978
  • Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery
  • h/o Omega Winona (Brenton) Spence; s/o William Earl Spence & Rhoda Ann (Russell) Spence
SPENCE, WALTER C.
Pfc. Walter C. Spence, son of Mrs. W. E. Spence, husband of the former Miss Beulah Faye Parker, attended Corsicana School.  Entered the Army in 1944, trained at Camp Hood.  Now on duty in the Philippines.  Has Theater Robbon.

Notes:

  • Walter Carlton Spence
  • Aug 24, 1920 - Jun 27, 1994
  • h/o Beulah Faye (Parker) Spence; s/o William Earl Spence & Rhoda Ann (Russell) Spence
  • Resthaven Cemetery, Jacksonville, Cherokee Co., TX
SPENCE, ROLAND, JR.
S/Sgt. Roland Spence, Jr., son of Mrs. Roland Spence, Sr., husband of the former Miss Mildred Humphries, attended Petty's Chapel School.  Entered the Army in 1942, trained at Camp Adair, Camp White and Camp Beale.  Served on Philippines and Okinawa.

Notes:

  • Roland Spence Jr.
  • Sep 17, 1921 - Sep 15, 1987
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • s/o Roland Spence & Jannie (Martin) Spence

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SPENCE, ROBERT E.
Pfc. Robert Spence, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Spence.  Graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1942.  Trained in the Air Corps at Sheppard, Chanute McClellan, Ft. Sheridan, and Ft. Custer.  Discharged 1944.

Notes:

  • Robert Earl Spence
  • Nov 30, 1921 - Jun 10, 1985
  • s/o Fred Roberts Spence & Edna (Whorton) Spence
  • Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX
 
SPENCE, RALPH D.
Pfc. Ralph D. Spence, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Spence.  Graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1942.  Trained in the Air Corps at Sheppard, Chanute, McClellan, Ft. Sheridan, and Ft. Custer.  Discharged 1944.
SPENCE, JACK
RM 2/C Jack Spence, son of Mrs. Roland Spence, Sr. and the late Roland Spence, Sr., attended Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1940, training in the Navy at San Diego.  Served at Pearl Harbor, Attu, Guam, Marshalls, Guadalcanal.  Killed in action near Marshall Islands, 1944.  Has Presidential Citation, Five Battle Stars.
SPENCER, THOMAS M.
Pfc. Thomas M. Spencer, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Spencer, Corsicana.  Attended Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1942, training in the Army at Camp Wolters.  Served in Aleutians Islands, France, Belgium, Germany.  Now on duty in Germany.  Has Good Conduct Medal and ETO Badge.

Notes:

  • Thomas Monroe Spencer, II
  • Mar 15, 1920 - Sep 9, 1983
  • Prairie Point Cemetery, Bazette, Navarro Co., TX
  • s/o Henry Grady Spencer
SPINKS, JAMES D.
T. M. 2/C James D. Spinks, son of Mrs. Jack Johnston, Powell.  Wife, the former Letha Ray.  Attended Powell High School. Entered service, 1942, training with the Navy at San Diego.  Served aboard U.S.S. Grouper in East Indies, Luzon, Marshalls, Hawaiian, Marianas Islands.  Now on duty in South Pacific.

Notes:

  • James Dewey Spinks
  • Sep 26, 1922 - Oct 21, 1995
  • Squaw creek Cemetry, Rainbow, Somervell Co., TX
  • h/o Letha Maurice (Ray) Spinks; s/o James Dewey Spinks & Ollie Mae (Brown) Spinks-Johnston
SPIVEY, ROBERT R.
S 2/C Robert R. Spivey, son of Mrs. Nora Spivey, Kerens.  Wife, the former Johnie B. Etheredge.  Attended Kerens High School.  Entered the Navy April 13, 1945, training at USNTS, San Diego, Calif., where he is now on duty.
SPIVEY, EARNEST C.
Cpl. Earnest C. Spivey, son of Mrs. Nora Spivey, Kerens.  Entered the Army F.A. March 1, 1942, training at Camp Barkley, Tex.  Served in France.  Has ETO Ribbon with Stars.  Now on duty in France.

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SPRADLING, WILSON M.
S/Sgt. Wilson M. Spradling, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Millican, graduated from Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1943.  Trained with Air Corps at San Antonio.  Served in Australia and Philippines.  Now on duty in Philippines.

Notes:

  • Wilson M. Spradling
  • Aug 27, 1914 - Mar 31, 1959
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Corine Martha (Brown) Millican
SPRINKLE, CHARLES H.
APA Charles H. Sprinkle, Jr., grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Burke, Corsicana.  Attended Corsicana High School.  Entered service, Nov. 6, 1942, training at Farragut, Idaho and Shoemaker, Calif.  Participated in invasion of Philippines, Guam, Saipan and Luzon.  Wears 5 Bronze Stars.
SPURGEON, JAMES R.
Sgt. James R. Spurgeon, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Spurgeon, Rice.  Entered the Cavalry in 1941, training at Ft. Sill and Ft. Bliss.  Served in Philippines, Australia, Admiralty Islands and New Guinea.  Killed in action on Leyte, Nov 12, 1944.

Notes:

  • James Richard Spurgeon
  • Oct 1, 1919 - Nov 12, 1944
  • KIA
  • Obituary
  • Rice Cemetery, Rice, Navarro Co., TX
  • s/o James Robert Spurgeon & Myrtle Goodwin Spurgeon

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