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WEEKS, GLYN C.
Cox's Glyn C. Weeks, son of Mrs. A. L. Weeks, Corsicana, graduate of Richland High School.  Entered Coast Guard in 1941, was on duty on the Florida Coast until going overseas.  Has served in the Pacific, where he is now on duty at a battle station aboard a Coast Guard LCI, this landing craft served an important role in the European Invasions.

Notes:

  • Glyn Coates Weeks
  • Jan 9, 1920 - Jan 29, 2004
  • Edgewater New Smyma Cemetery, Edgewater, Volusia Co., FL
  • h/o Emelis Staton (Guthrie) Weeks; s/o Arthur L. Weeks & Allyne Cates (Coates) Weeks [buried in Hamilton-Beeman Cemeery, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX]
WEEMS, JOE N.
Sgt. Joe N. Weems, son of Mrs. Wilma Weems, Eureka, attended Mildred School.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Air Corps at Waco, Colorado, Missouri and San Antonio.  Now on duty in British Columbia, Canada.

Notes:

WEEMS, CHARLIE E.
Pfc. Charlie E. Weems, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Weems, husband of the former Miss Gladys Evelyn Hughes, Corsicana.  Entered the Army in 1942, trained at Camp Barkley.  Has served in England and France, killed in action in France, June 12, 1944.  Has the Good Conduct Medal and Purple Heart.

Notes:

  • Charlie Elles Weems
  • Oct 23, 1914 - Jun 12, 1944
  • Obituary
  • Tennessee Colony Cemetery, Tennessee Colony, Anderson Co., TX
  • h/o Gladys (Hughes) Weems; s/o Marvin Monroe Weems & Julia Florence (Holmes) Weems
WEINCHEL, GEORGE
Capt. George Weinchel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Weinchel, husband of the former Miss Ellowee McKee.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Military Intelligence of Army at Ft. Warren, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Camp Ritchie.  Has served in Africa, Italy, France and Germany, wounded at Cisternia, Italy, 1944.  Received Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Infantry Combat Badge, Arrowhead, 5 Campaign Stars.
WELCH, JOE R.
S 2/C Joe R. Welch, son of Mrs. George Frederick, Blooming Grove, husband of the former Miss Helen Oreada Littlejohn.  Entered the Navy, 1944, trained at San Diego, Calif.  Has served in the Hawaiian Islands, Pearl Harbor, Saipan, and Guam.  Has service Ribbon and 2 Combat Stars.  Received Honoraby Discharge in May, 1945.

Notes:

WELCH, JAMES A.
S 2/C James A. Welch, son of Mrs. George Frederick, Blooming Grove.  Husband of the former Miss Ladell Bradley, attended Blooming Grove School.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Navy at San Diego, Cal.  Has served in Hawaiian Islands, and Australia, discharged, 1943.  Has Overseas Ribbon and Combat Star.
WELLS, WELDON E.
Pfc. Weldon E. Wells, son of Irmadine Wells, attended school at Dawson.  Entered the Anti-Aircraft in 1943, trained at Camp Hulen and Camp Livingston.  Has served in England, France, Belgium, and now on duty in Germany.  Has five Battle Stars.
WELLS, RAYMON D.
Cpl. Raymond D. Wells, son of Mrs. Irmadine Wells, husband of the former Miss Janet Woodall, attended school at Dawson.  Entered the Air Corps in 1942, trained at Waco Air Field, Scott Field, Ill.  Will Rogers Field Okla., Ft. Myers, Fla.  Has served in North Africa and Asia, now on duty in the Persian Gulf.
WESTBROOK, C. GLADE
SC 1/C C. Glade Westbrook, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Westbrook, Kerens, graduate of Kerens High School. Enlisted in the Naval Reserve, 1942, trained at U.S. Naval Training Station, San Diego, California, and Treasure Island, California. Served in Australia, New Guinea, and other Islands, now on duty with Pacific Fleet.

Notes:

  • Clyde Glade Westbrook
  • Mar 24, 1924 - Apr 22, 1989
  • Prairie Point Cemetery, Bazette, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Ruby Nell (Shelton) Westbrook-Thomas; s/o Clyde Frank Westbrooks & Janie May (Webb) Westbrooks
WHARTON, JOE
Pvt. Joe Wharton, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wharton, Corsicana, graduate of Blooming Grove Schools.  Entered service, 1945, trained with Infantry at Camp Hood.  Now on duty in Hawaiian Islands.

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WHEAT, LINZIE B.
Pvt. Linzie B. Wheat, son of Mrs. Johnnie Mae Wheat.  Attended Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1943, training in the Army at Camp Wolters.  Served in Hawaii, where he is now on duty.

Notes:

  • Linzey Baker Wheat, Sr.
  • Sep 11, 1921 - Jun 18, 1995
  • Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
 
WHEAT, MARVIN S.
Pfc. Marvin S. Wheat, son of Mrs. Johnnie Mae Wheat, Corsicana.  Attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered the Army 1943, training at Camp Wolters.  Served in the Philippines, Okinawa.  Wounded on Leyte, 1945.  Now on duty in Philippines.  Has Sharpshooter Medal.

Notes:

  • Marvin Samuel "Buck" Wheat
  • Aug 10, 1926 - Jan 11, 2021
  • Obituary
  • Waco Memorial Park, Waco, McLennan Co., TX
  • w/o Nettie Mae (Toliver) Wheat & Doris Marie (Mathis) Wheat; s/o Lawrence B. Wheat & Johnnie Mae (Carroll) Wheat
WHEELER, TOM B.
T/Sgt Tom B. Wheeler, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Wheeler. Entered service 1942, training in the Air Corps at Keesler Field, Seattle, Las Vegas, Walla Walla, Boise. Served in France, England, Germany, Scotland, Newfoundland, Labrador, Greenlannd and Iceland. Wounded in 1943 in Germany. Has Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and Purple Heart.

Note:

  • Thomas Brooks Wheeler
  • Sep 19, 1916 - Jul 26, 2002
  • Obituary
  • h/o Ethel P. (Horton) Wheeler; s/o Levin Brooks Wheeler & Mattie Virginia (McMullan) Wheeler
  • Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
WHITE, LOUIS, JR.
Pvt. Louis White, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis White, wife, the former Lucille Brown.  Attended school at Corsicana.  Entered the service in 1942, training at Camp McQuaid, Calif.  Served in the Pacific.  Discharged Dec., 1945.
WHITE, FRANK M.
Capt. Frank M. White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred S. White, Corsicana.  Wife, the former Ethel Louise Skelton.  Graduated from Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1941, training with Quartermaster Division of Air Corps at Brownwood, Roswell, N.M., Muroc Army Air Base, Calif., Biggs Field, Texas, Camp Campbell, Ky.  Commissioned at Ft. Warren, Wyoming.  Now on duty in India.

Notes:

  • Frank Mayo White
  • Nov 18, 1917 - Dec 7, 2008
  • Obituary
  • h/o Ethel Louise (Skelton) White; s/o Fred Saigor White & Edna Osborne (Mayo) White
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX

WHITE, CHARLES AUTHOR
S 1/C Charles Author White, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.E. White, Navarro. Graduate of Mildred High School. Entered the Navy in 1943, training with the Navy Seabees at Camp Endicott, Davisville, R.I. Served at Marshall Islands and Marianas. Now on duty at Saipan.

WHITE, BILLY H.
1st Lt. Billy H. White, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W.  White, Kerens, wife, the former Ann Pattishall.  Graduate of Kerens High School.  Attended Baylor University and ETSTC, Commerce.  Entered the Air Corps Dec., 1941, training at Tulare, Bakersfield, Victorville, Calif., Orlando, Fla.  Now on duty at AAF, Fresno, Calif.  As pilot, made 76 combat missions in British Beaufighter Plane in ETO.  Awarded Air Medal.
WHITE, JACK
S/Sgt. Jack White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe E. White, Richland. Trained with the Infantry, 1940 at Ft. Benning, Plattsburg Bks., Ft. Devens, Camp Blanding. Served in Scotland, England, N. Africa, Sicily, France, Belgium and Germany. Wounded in Germany, 1944. Has Silver Star, Purprle Heart, Combat Inf. Badge, Citation, American Defense, Good Conduct, EAME Campaign Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars. Discharged 1945.

Notes:

  • Jack White
  • Jul 4, 1921 - May 30, 1990
  • Obituary
  • h/o Mattie E. White; s/o Joseph Edward Eugene & Evia (Hill) White
  • Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
  • WWII Newspaper Clippings
WHITE, SAMUEL E.
W.T. 3/C Samuel E. White, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. S.E. White, Navarro. Graduate of Navarro. Entered the Navy in 1943, training at San Diego, and San Pedro, Calif. Served in Hawaii and is now on duty in the Atlantic.

Notes:

  • Samuel Edgar White, Jr.
  • Dec 30, 1923 - Sep 21, 1998
  • h/o Katheryn White
  • Obituary
  • Richland Cemetery, Richland, Navarro County, Texas
WHITE, MARVIN M., JR.
Pvt. Marvin M. White, Jr., son of Mr. M. M. White of Navarro. Wife, the former Pearl Taylor of Corsicana. Graduate of Navarro High School. Entered the Army on Jan 17, 1943, training at Camp Haan, Calif., and Camp Swift, Texas. Discharged Oct. 17, 1944

Notes:

  • Madison Marvin 'Mont' White, Jr.
  • Feb 16, 1913 - July 23, 1998
  • h/o Pearl Nancy (Taylor) White; s/o Madison Marvin White, Sr. & Frances Mamie White-Fouty
  • Campbell-Elrod, Drane, Navarro Co., TX

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