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TAYLOR, COY E.
Pfc. Coy E. Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Taylor, Corsicana, attended Corsicana High School. Entered service, 1938, trained with 7th Cavalry at Ft. Bliss. Has served in New Guinea, now on duty at General Hospital in Australia. Has expert Rifleman's Badge.

Notes:

  • Coy Everett Taylor
  • Feb 8, 1916 - Nov 18, 1985
  • Married to May (Lincoln) Taylor
  • s/o Alva Everett Taylor & Maud Leona (Stockard) Taylor
  • Dawson cemetery, Dawson, Navarro Co., TX
TAYLOR, OLIN A.
Lt. Olin A. Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Taylor, Corsicana, husband of the former Miss Francis Hunt, graduate of Corsicana High School. Entered service with National Guard, 1941, trained at Camp Bowie, Camp Edwards, Ft. Sill and Camp Blanding. Wounded, 1944 at Ft. Sill and discharged. Has Expert Marksmanship.

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TAYLOR, JOHNNIE B.
Pvt. Johnnie B. Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Taylor, husband of the former Miss Lizzie Mae Slaughter, attended Bryan High School.  Trained with Army Air Corps at Sheppard Field, where now on duty.

Notes:

  • Johnnie Bell Taylor
  • May 9, 1912 - May 7, 2000
  • h/o Lizzie Mae (Slaughter) Taylor; s/o John Franklin Taylor & Mattie Jeanette (Adams) Taylor
  • East Memorial Gardens, Texarcana, Miller Co., AR
TAYLOR, JAMES E., JR.
Pfc. James E. Taylor, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Taylor, Corsicana, husband of the former Miss Virginia Ellis, graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Paratroopers at Ft. Benning, Ga.  Has served in Philippines, and now on duty somewhere in the South Pacific.

Notes:

  • James E. Taylor, Jr.
  • Sep 18, 1922 - Dec 17, 1994
  • h/o Virginia (Ellis) Taylor; s/e James E. Taylor Sr.
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan Co., TX
TAYLOR, GIDEON
Pfc. Gideon Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Taylor, Corsicana, attended Corsicana Public Schools.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Marines at Camp Elliott, Calif.  Has served in Solomon Islands, New Zealand, wounded on Guadalcanal, 1942, discharged.  Has Purple Heart.  Husband of the former Miss Jewell Traw.

Notes:

  • Gedeon Christian Taylor
  • Mar 11, 1911 - May 29, 1966
  • h/o Ruth Jewell (Traw) Taylor; s/o James Ernest "Jim" Taylor & Susan (Pinchback) Taylor
  • Mont Meta Memorial Park, San Benito, Cameron Co., TX
TEAKELL, WARDEAN
S.S. M.B. 3/C Wardean Teakell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Teakell, Hubbard, husband of the former Miss Mary Edna Slaughter, attended Hubbard schools. Entered service, 1944, trained with Navy Air Corps at San Diego. Now on duty in Camp Kearney, Calif.

Notes:

  • Wardean Teakell
  • May 14, 1912 - Aug 1, 1991
  • h/o Mary Edna (Slaughter) Teakell
  • Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro Co., TX
TEKELL, BILLIE BOB
 1/C Billie Bob, Tekell, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Tekell, Kerens, Texas. Enlisted in the Navy Feb. 12, 1943, trained at U.S.N.T.S. San Diego, Calif. Has served 2 years on board refrigerator ship in South Pacific. Now on duty at San Diego for reassignment.

Notes:

  • Billie Bob Tekell
  • Mar 3, 1925 - Jan 2, 2001
  • Obituary
  • Kerens Cemetery, Kerens, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Marilyn Rowe (Coates) Tekell; s/o William Jefferson Tekell & Lola Lillian (Cook) Tekell
TEKELL, VERNON O.
Sg. Wilson C. Tekell, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Tekell, Kerens, Texas. Mobilized with Texas Natl. Guard 1940, trained at Camp Bowie, Tex, Camp Edwards Mass. Has served 28 Mo in N. African-E.T.O. Campaignns, discharged July 1945. Awarded E.A.M.E. Medal with 5 Bronze Stars and 1 Bronze Arrowhead, A.D.S. Medal and Good Conduct Ribbon.

Notes:

  • Vernon Odean Tekell, Sr.
  • Aug 22, 1921 - Jan 23, 2018
  • h/o Elizabeth (Crawford) Tekell
  • Greenlawn Memorial Park, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
TEKELL, WILSON C.
Sg. Wilson C. Tekell, son of Z.C. Tekell, attended Mildred High School. Entered service, 1941, trained with Signal Corps at Marsh Field, California and Ft. Monmouth, N.J. Has served in Australia and South Pacific Islands, now on duty at Scott Field, Ill. Has Combat Infantry Badge, 3 Battle Stars and six overseas bars.

Notes:

  • Wilson Cornelius Tekell
  • Oct 8, 1915 - Nov 12, 1976
  • h/o Rachel Blanche (Deggs) Tekell; s/o Zemrie Cornelius Tekell & Ida Belle (Boyd) Tekell
  • Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
TEKELL, WILLIAM Q.
S/Sgt. William Q. Tekell, son of Mr. Z. C. Tekell, husband of Mrs. Mayna L. Steele, attended Mildred High School. Entered service 1941, trained with Infantry and Air Corps at Camp Roberts, and Panama Canal. Has served in Australia and South-Pacific Islands, now on duty at Scott Field, Ill. Has Combat Infantry, Badge, 3 Battle Stars and six overseas bars.

Notes:

  • William Quay Tekell
  • Jul 5, 1918 - Dec 23, 2012
  • Obituary
  • h/o Mayna Lee (Steele) Tekell; s/o Zemrie Cornelius Tekell & Ida Belle (Boyd) Tekell
  • Birdston Cemetery, Streetman, Navarro Co., TX

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TERRY, HENRY F.
Pfc. Henry F. Terry, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Terry. Attended Zions Rest School. Entered service in April 1943, training at Sheppard Field. Wichita Falls and Jefferson Missouri. Served with 8th Air Force in England, Germany and North Africa. Has European Theater and Good Conduct Ribbons. Now at Casablanca, N. Africa.

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THEDFORD, WILBURN D.
SM 2/C Wilburn D. Thedford, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Thedford, Corsicana.  Attended Corsicana High School.  Entered service in 1942, training in the Navy at San Diego.  Entered service in 1942, training in the Navy at San Diego.  Served in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and Aleutions.  Now on duty in South Pacific on U.S.S. King. Wife, the former Cleto Smith.

Notes:

  • Wilburn D. Thedford
  • Oct 2, 1922 - Jul 28, 1986
  • s/o Wilburn McGee Thedford & Aunette (Hays) Thedford
  • Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
THOMAS, HARVEY J.
Pfc. Harvey J. Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Thomas, Kerens.  Wife, the former Geneva Spurlock.  Graduate of Purdon High School.  Entered service in 1944, training with the Marines at Camp J. H. Pendleton, S.C. and Camp LeJeune, N.C.  Served in Hawaii and is now in Pacific.
THOMAS, C. E., JR.
S 2/C C. E. Thomas, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Thomas, Purdon.  Attended Purdon High School.  Entered the Navy Jan 10, 1945.  Trained at San Diego, Calif., Williamsburg, Va., New York, N.Y.  Now enroute to Pacific.

Notes:

  • Clarence Elbert Thomas, Jr.
  • Sep 20, 1927 - Apr 10, 2003
  • Obituary
  • h/o Mildred Frances (Curry) Thomas
  • Younger Cemetery, Purdon, Navarro Co., TX
THOMAS, DOYLE L.
Sgt. Doyle L. Thomas, son of Mrs. Audrey Thomas, Corsicana.  Attended Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1942, training in the Army at Reno, Nevada.  Served in India, Burma and China.  Now on duty at Miami Beach, Fla.  Wounded in action in India 1943.
THOMAS, COLON
T/5 Colon Thomas, son of Mr. L. M. Thomas, Corsicana.  Attended Pickett Schools.  Entered service 1941.  Trained with the 3rd Armored Division in La., Ga., and Calif.  Served in England, Italy, France, and is now on duty in Germany.

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THOMAS, MAURICE L.
SK 3/C Maurice L. Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe N. Thomas, Eureka.  Wife, the former Sammie E. Hopper.  Graduate of Mildred High School.  Entered the Navy Dec., 1942, training at Norfolk and Williamsburg, Va.  Is now enroute to Pacific.

Notes:

  • Maurice Lee Thomas
  • Dec 29, 1913 - May 28, 1995
  • h/o Sammie Elizabeth (Hopper) Thomas; s/o Joseph Newton Thomas & Irene (Sullivan) Thomas
  • Roselawn Memorial Garden, Seagoville, Dallas Co., TX
THOMPSON, JOHN P., JR.
Cpl. John P. Thomas, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Thompson, Sr.  Wife, the former Edith Szenasy.  Attended Corsicana High School.  Entered the Army in 1943, training in Ordnance at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina.  Served in France where he is now stationed.

Notes:

  • John Paul Thompson, Jr.
  • Jun 3, 1922 - May 5, 2017
  • h/o Edith Theresa (Szenasy) Thomspon-Phillips & Ruby Nell (Yeilding) Thompson, m. Oct 24, 1952; s/o John P. Thompson, Sr. & Eula c. Thompson
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
THOMPSON, JAMES A.
Cpl. James A. Thompson, son of Mr. F. J. Thompson.  Wife, the former Lucille Britton.  Attended Dresden Schools.  Entered service, 1941, training in the Army at Camp Bowie and served in N. Africa.  Now on duty at Camp Upton, N.Y.  Has Good Conduct Medal and Bronze Star.

Notes:

  • James Atwood "Buck" Thompson
  • Oct 6, 1916 - Dec 14, 2008
  • h/o Mary Lucille (Britton) Thompson; s/o Finis Jackson Thompson & Hattie Irene (Parks) Thompson
  • Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX
THOMPSON, FAIRACE A.
Cpl. Fairace A. Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Thompson, Blooming Grove.  Entered service, 1942, training in the Air Corps as Mechanic at Waco, San Marcos, Lockheed, Barksdale Field.  Has Good Conduct Medal and Sharpshooters Medal.

Notes:

  • Fairace Aubrey Thompson
  • Apr 17, 1922 - May 7, 2009
  • Obituary
  • h/o Bettye LaRae (Neel) Thompson
  • Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

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