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SPURGEON, EARL R.
Pvt. Earl R. Spurgeon, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Spurgeon of Rice, entered the Army in April, 1945.  Now training at Camp Hood Texas.

Notes:

  • Earl Rex Spurgeon, Sr.
  • Feb 21, 1927 - Oct 20, 2009
  • Rice Cemetery, Rice, Navarro Co., TX
  • Obituary
  • h/o Kitty Ruth (Threet) Spurgeon; s/o James Robert Spurgeon & Myrtle (Goodwin) Spurgeon
 
STAGGS, DONALD E.
S 2/C Donald E. Staggs, son of Mrs W. U. Brown, attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered the Navy in 1945, trained at San Diego and Schumaker, Calif.  Now on duty in the Pacific.  Wears Theater Ribbon.

Notes:

  • Donald Edward Staggs
  • Mar 12, 1928 - Jul 2, 1976
  • Obituary
  • Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck, Matagorda Co., TX
  • h/o Patsy Marilyn (Bean) Petticrew & Dolores (McGee) Chafin; s/o Jessie Edward Staggs & Elsie Mable (Spence) Brown
 
STAGGS, AUBREY D.
Pvt. Aubrey D. Staggs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Staggs, attended Blooming Grove Schools.  Entered the Army Anit-Aircraft in 1944, trained at Ft. Bliss, Ft. Ord and Washington.  Served on Oahu, Hawaii.  Wears Theater Ribbon.

Notes:

  • Aubrey Derwayne "Shorty" Staggs
  • Mar 16, 1926 - Sep 16, 1980
  • Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX
  • h/o Dorothy Jean (Norris) Staggs; s/o Henry Marion Staggs & Addie Eunice (Moody) Staggs
 
STAGGS, R. C.
GM 3/C R. C. Staggs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Staggs, graduated from Blooming Grove Schools.  Entered the Navy in 1941, trained at San Diego, Miami, Fla., New York and Washington.  Served in France, Hawaiian Islands and Okinawa.  Now in S. Pacific.  Wears Theater Ribbon.

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STALEY, NOEL J.
Pvt. Noel J. Staley, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Staley, graduated from Emhouse High School.  Entered the Army in 1942, trained at Camp Wallace, Texas.  Served in New Guinea and now on the Philippines.  Wears Theater Ribbon.
STALLINGS, JAMES R.
S 2/C James R. Stallings, son of Henry Stallings and Mrs. Laura Davis, attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered the service in 1943, trained with Navy Submarine Crew at Great Lakes and Camp Perry.  Served in Africa and Morocco.  Wounded in 1944 at Africa.  Was drowned April, 1945.

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STALLINGS, WILLIE B.
Pvt. Willie B. Stallings, son of Mr. Henry Stallings and Mrs. Laura Davis, attended Corsicana High School.  Entered the service in 1941, trained with Armored Division of Paratroopers Infantry at Camp Hood, Camp Swift, Ft. Knox and Ft. Benning.  Served in France, Australia and is now in Germany.  Has Theater Ribbon, Infantry Badge and Bronze Star.

Notes:

  • Willie Benton Stallings
  • Oct 27, 1920 - Sep 15, 2016
  • Valhalla Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum, Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL
  • s/o Henry Earl Stallings & Laura (Henson) Davis
STALTER, JOSEPH R.
SC 1/C Joseph R. Stalter, son of Mr. H. B. Stalter, husband of the former Miss Oma Pearl Sharp, attended Athens Schools.  Entered the service in 1942, trained with Navy Reserves at San Diego.  Now on duty aboard USS Oracle.  Wears Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon, 4 Stars, Philippine Liberation Bar with 2 Stars, Okinawa Bar with 1 Star.  Wounded in 1944 in Marshall Islands.

Notes:

  • Joseph Raymond Stalter
  • Mar 23, 1917 - Nov 20, 1958
  • Resurrection Cemetery, Montebello, Los Angeles Co., CA
  • s/o Henry Barney Stalter
STANDARD, JAMES O.
Cpl James O. Standard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Standard, husband of the former Miss Katherine Marie Hawkins, attended Mildred High School. Entered the service in 1943, trained with Army Field Artillery at Camp Barkley. Served in England, France, Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Belgium. Wears Theater Ribbons.

Notes:

  • James Olan Standard
  • Jan 31, 1917 - Apr 24, 1977
  • Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co; TX
  • h/o Katherine Marie (Hawkins) Standard
STARK, HASSELL C.
S/Sgt. Hassel C. Stark, son of Mrs. O. G. Sutton, husband of the former Miss Johnnie Grace Southall, attended Royce City Schools. Entered the Air Corps in 1942, trained at Mineral Wells, Shreveport, Ft. Myers and Lakeland, Fla. Servedin Sicily, Italy, Holy Lands and Middle East. Was wounded in Europe. Holds Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Now stationed in New Mexico.

Notes:

  • Hassell Charles Stark
  • Jul 28, 1907 - Jul 25, 1996
  • h/o Genevieve Marie (Gragnon) Stark & Johnnie Grace (Southhall) Stark
  • Son of J. Charles & Josie Lockie (Martin) Stark.  Josie remarried to Ollie Jordan Sutton.
  • Obituary
  • Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX Mausoleum

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STARKS, ALFORD K.
Pfc. Alford K. Starks, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Starks.  Wife, the former Margaret Sue Pope.  Attended Oak Valley Schools.  Entered service, 1944, training with the Army at Camp Wolters.  Served in Hawaii, Marianas and Oklnawa where he is now on duty.  Has Combat Inf. Badge.

Notes:

  • Alford K. Starks
  • Aug 27, 1920 - Jun 29, 1987
  • h/o Margaret Sue (Pope) Starks & Earline Erna (Fox) Starks; s/o Samuel Mervin Starks & Letha Leora (Melton) Starks
  • Conroe Memorial Park, Conroe, Montgomery Co., TX
 
STARKS, VIRGIL V.
Sgt. Virgil V. Starks, grandson of Mrs. Ona Bell, Corsicana.  Wife, the former Dorothy Maxwell.  Graduated from Corbet School.  Entered the Air Corps in 1941, training at Sheppard Field and Santa Monica, Calif.  Has Good Conduct Ribbon.  Now on duty at Albuquerque, N. Mex.

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STARNES, BILLY W.
Sgt. Billy W. Starns, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Starnes.  Wife, the former Mary Nell Denn.  Attended Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1936, training with the Cavalry at Ft. Bliss, Texas.  Served in Hawaii, Guam, Russell Island and Guadalcanal.  Wounded on Guam, 1944.  Now on duty at Brooke General Hospital.  Received Purple Heart.

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STEELE, JAMES R.
Pvt. James R. Steele, wife, the former Velma Mae Howard, Corsicana.  Attended Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1945.  Trained with the Army at Camp Wolters where he is now on duty.

Notes:

  • James Richard Steele
  • Jan 24, 1927 - Aug 30, 2020
  • Obituary
  • Mount Calm Cemetery, Limestone Co., TX
  • h/o Dorothy Prudence (Morgan) Steele; s/o Travis Lee Steele & Ida Mae Steele
 
STEELMAN, HERSHAL
Pvt. Hershal Steelman, son of Mrs W. H. Steelman, Richland.  Attended school at Richland.  Entered the Army in 1945 and is now in training.

Notes:

  • Hershal Holman Steelman
  • Nov 28, 1926 - Jan 25, 1986
  • Prairie Grove Cemetery, Mexia, Limestone Co., TX
  • h/o Nadine (Clamon) Steelman; s/o William Holman Steelman & Sonoma Pearl (Farmer) Steelman
 
STEEN, COSBY E.
A/C Cosby E. Steen, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Steen, Corsicana.  Graduated from Corsicana High School.  Entered the Army Air Corps in 1943.  Trained at Buckley Field, Kansas, State Teachers College and San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center.  Is now on duty at Amarillo Army Air Field.

Notes:

  • Cosby Evridge Steen
  • Oct 25, 1925 - Sep 19, 1998
  • Obituary
  • Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, King Co., WA
 
STEGALL, DURWARD D.
M/Sgt. Durward D. Stegall, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Stegall, Corsicana.  Wife, the former Arvie Wolverton.  Attended school at Mabank, Texas.  Trained with the Air Corps at Randolph Field, Orlando, Fla., and Rapid City S.D.  Served in England and France.  Now on duty at Drew Field, Fla.  Has Bronze Star and Croix DeGuerre.

Notes:

  • Durward Dee Stegall
  • Aug 21, 1914 - Jun 30, 2009
  • Haven Of Memories Cemetery, Canton, Van Zandt Co., TX
  • Obituary
  • h/o Avis Christeen (Easley) Stegall & Arva (Wolverton) Lois Stegall
 
STEGALL, BILLY R.
A. B. Seaman Billy R. Stegall, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Stegall, Corsicana.  Attended Senior High School, Corsicana.  Entered service, 1944, training with the Merchant Marines at St. Petersburg, Fla.  Now serving in Pacific.

Notes:

  • Billy Ray Stegall
  • Jan 6, 1927 - Jan 20, 2007
  • Obituary
  • Beahm's Chapel Cemetery, Luray, Page Co., VA
 
STEGALL, GARNER E.
F/O Garner E. Stegall, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Stegall, Corsicana.  Wife, the former Faye C. Carr.  Attended Canton High School.  Entered service, 1940, training with the Air Corps at Kelley Field.  Now on duty at Maxwell field.

Notes:

  • Garner E. Stegall
  • Dec 12, 1918 - Sep 23, 1974
  • Obituary
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, TX
  • h/o Faye C. Stegall; s/o Myrtle (Bradley) Stegall
 
STEPHENS, LESTER
S 1/C Lester Stephens, son of Mrs. Annie Stephens, formerly of Corsicana.  Wife, the former Larain D. Shue.  Entered service, 1943.  Trained with the Navy at San Francisco.
 

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