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WHITE, JESSE L.
Pfc. Jesse L. White, son of Mrs. Stella White, husband of of the former Miss Elaine Chestopulos, attended Zions Rest School.  Entered service, 1943, trained with Army before being Medically discharged, 1944.
WHITE, ANDREW J.
Pvt. Andrew J. White, son of Mrs. Stella White, attended Zions Rest School.  Entered service, 1945, trained with Army at Camp Wolters, where he is still on duty.

Notes:

  • Andrew J. White
  • Dec 27, 1926 - Apr 17, 1997
  • h/o Sandy Faye (White) Vandiver; s/o Abner White & Stella Bonnie (Woodard) White [Buried at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery]
  • Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX
 

WHITENER, RALPH E.
Pvt. Ralph E. Whitener of Frost. Entered the service, 1944, trained at Camp Hood, and Ft. Meade. Sent overseas in Sept., 1944, wounded in Italy Nov., 1944, returned to the States in Jan., 1945, discharged July, 1945. Received E.T.O. Ribbon and one Battle Star, Good Conduct Badge, Purple Heart, and inf. Combat Badge.

Notes:

  • Ralph Estel Whitener
  • Nov 17, 1922 - Nov 18, 1951
  • Dresden Cemetery
  • h/o Ruth Elizabeth (Baker) Whitener-Moore; s/o Estel Elmer Whitener & Elsie Mae (Watts) Whitener
WHITENER, RUTH E.
Pvt. Ruth E. Whitener, wife of Ralph E. Whitener. Received training at the 1st WAC Training Center, Ft. DesMoines, Iowa, El Paso, Camp Hood, and La Grade General Hospital. Was Discharged June 2, 1945.

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WHITENER, LEMUEL C.
Pvt. Lemuel C. Whitener, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Witener, Corsicana, graduate of Blooming Grove School.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Marines at San Diego.  Given Medical Discharge, 1943.

Notes:

  • Lemuel Corporal Whitener
  • June 30, 1922 - Aug 25, 1981
  • Was living in Houston, TX
  • Divorced Martha Jo Whitener {May 30th 1944 Corsicana Daily Sun)
  • s/o Edwin Newell Whitener, Sr. & Oma Clay (Bridger) Whitenter
WHITENER, TROY C.
T/5 Troy C. Whitener, son of Mrs. Lilla Whitener, Dawson, hsuband of the former Miss Linda Fort.  Entered Army November, 1942, trained at Camp Robinson, Arkansas, further training at Camp White and Camp Adair, Oregon.  Sent overseas April, 1944.  Has Citation of Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge and Good Conduct Medal.

Notes:

  • Troy Cleon "Curley" Whitener
  • May 22, 1919 - Sep 8, 1996
  • Dawson Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Linda (Fort) Whitener; s/o John Henry Whitener & Lilla J. (Slater) Whitener
WHITENER, ALTON T.
Cpl. Alton T. Whitener, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Whitener, Corsicana, husband of the former Miss Fannie Lee Emmert.  Entered the Air Corps in 1943, trained at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and Richmond, Va. with Air Corps.  Sent overseas, 1943, served in England, Belgium and in France, where now on duty.

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WHITFIELD, JESSIE C.
Sgt. Jessie C. Whitfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Whitefield, husband of the former Miss Lola Marie Morris, attended Jones Ranch School.  Entered service, 1941, trained with Air Corps at Sheppard Field, Santa Monica, California and Trenton, new Jersey.  Has served in England, N. Africa, Sicily, Italy, Sardinia, now on udyt in New Mexico.  Has European-American Ribbon, Pre-Pearl Harbor, Good Conduct, 5 Battle Stars, and Presidential Citation with 1 Cluster.

Notes:

  • Jessie C. Whitfield
  • Aug 30, 1920 - Apr 23, 1976
  • h/o Lola Marie (Morris) Whitfield; s/o John Dixon Whitfield & Fannie Mae (Lassiter) Whitfield
  • Resthaven Memorial Park, Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX
WHITFIELD, HOWARD L.
Pfc. Howard L. Whitfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Whitfield, attended Emmett Schools.  Entered service, 1943, trained with Army Infantry at Mineral Wells, Camp Shelby and Ft. Jackson.  Wounded at St. Lo., 1944.  Has served in England, France, Belgium, Germany, Yugoslavia and now on duty in Germany.

Notes:

  • Howard Leo Whitfield
  • Apr 4, 1925 - Mar 1, 2014
  • Hoover Cemetery, Big Sandy, Upshur Co., TX
  • h/o Mary Luann (Whitfield) Whitfield-Pittman; s/o John Dixon Whitfield & Fannie Mae (Lassiter) Whitfield 
WHITFIELD, ROY E.
Pfc. Roy E. Whitfield, son of Mr. M. Whitfield, husband of the former Miss Helen White, attended Roane Schools.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Army at Camp Adair, Oregon.  Has served on Okinawa, wounded 1944.  Holds Purple Heart and Infantry Combat Badge.

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WHITEFIELD, THOMAS F., JR.
1st Lt. Thomas F. Whitfield, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Whitefield, Corsicana.  Graduate of Mildred High School.  Entered service, 1942, training with 9th Air Force at Maxwell field, Helena, Ark., Courtland, Alabama, Selma.  Served in England, France, Germany.  Is now on duty in Germany.  Has Air Medal.

Notes:

  • Thomas F. Whitefield, Jr.
  • Nov 8, 1922 - Jun 15, 1998
  • s/o Thomas Foy Whitefield Sr & Zola Lucille (Roach) Whitefield
  • Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery, Tyler, Smith Co., TX
 
WHITEFIELD, WILLIAM R.
2nd Lt. William R. Whitefield, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Whitefield, Corsicana.  Graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered the Air Corps in 1943, training at Sheppard Field, Butler University, Independence, Kan., San Antonio, ACC, Corsicana Field, Perrin Field, and Aloe Field.  Now on duty at Lincoln AAF, Lincoln, Neb.

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WHITENER, ROBERT E. LEE
Pvt. Robert E. Lee Whitener, son of Mrs. E. N. Whitener.  Wife, the former Florince Thompson.  Attended Malakaoof Schools.  Entered service 1942, training with the Air Corps at Waco.  Is now discharged.

Notes:

  • Robert E. Lee Whitener
  • Sep 14, 1917 - Oct 16, 1950
  • Obituary
  • h/o Fannie Florine (Thompson) Gipson & Runie Frank (Becton) Stewart; s/o Edwin Newell Whitener & Oma Clay (Bridger) Whitener
  • Hamilton Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Navasrro Co., TX
WHITESIDE, EDGAR D.
Pfc. Edgar D. Whiteside, son of Mrs. J. C. Whiteside, Husband of former Lena Cagle.  Attended Dresden School.  Entered service 1942, training in the Army at Camp Adair, Camp Carson.  Served in Belgium, Holland, Germany.  Now on duty at San Luis Obispo, California.  Has Combat Badge, Good Conduct Medal, three Battle Stars.

Notes:

  • Edgar Douglas Whiteside
  • 1910 - 1993
  • h/o Lena (Cagle) Whiteside
  • Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
WHITTENBERG, WILLIAM R.
Cpl. William r. Whittenberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Whittenberg, Corsicana.  Attended Union High Schools.  Entered service, 1942, training in the Army at Ft. Riley and Camp Livingston.  Served in France, Germany, and is now on duty in Austria.

Notes:

  • William Rufus Whittenburg
  • Jan 27, 1919 - May 3, 1969
  • Obituary
  • (misspelled in Vol 2, as Whittenberg.  Info from Williams' daughter, Glenda Bowling 9/25/1999)
  • Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX
WIDENER, AUDREY J.
EM 3/C Audrey J. Widener, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess J. Widener, Corsicana.  Husband of the former Helen Ruth McCulloch.  Entered the Navy in 1944, training at Camp Wallace.  Is now in the South Pacific.

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WILBANKS, CHESTER H.
Cpl. Chester H. Wilbanks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Berton Wilbanks, Frost.  Wife, the former Dorothy Mae Dyer.  Attended Frost Schools.  Entered the Army in 1942, training with Quartermaster Corps at Camp Gruber and in Ft. Sam Houston.  Now on duty at Red River Ordnance Camp Texarkana, Texas.

Notes:

  • Chester Hugh Wilbanks
  • Feb 17, 1922 - May 13, 1991
  • Obituary
  • h/o Dorothy Mae (Dyer) Wilbanks; s/o Burton Wallace Wilbanks & Emma Lavinda (Evans) Wilbanks
  • Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX
WILBANKS, HOMER W.
Cpl. Tomer W. Wilbanks, son of Mrs. W. W. Wilbanks, Corsicana. Wife, the former Louise Roe.  Attended Mildred Schools.  Entered service, 1943, training with the Air Corps at Ft. Worth Army Air Field, Ft. Worth, Texas.  Is now on duty in Italy.

Notes:

  • Homer Walter Wilbanks
  • May 12, 1918 - Nov 15, 1987
  • h/o Louise Loraine (Roe) Britton & Helen Marie (Williard) Wilbanks; s/o Walter W. Wilbanks & Lillah Mae (Hardeman) Wilbanks
  • Deep Creek Friends Meeting Cemetery, Yadkinville, Yadkion Co., NC
WILKINSON, FRANK TAYLOR
Sgt. Frank Taylor Wilkinson, son of Mrs. W. L. Wilkinson, Corsicana.  Wife, the former Claudine Yielding.  Graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered service in European Theater and Australia.  Wounded 1943 in Libya.  Now in General Hospital in Okla.

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WILLARD, POWELL F.
Pfc. Powell F. Willard, son of Mrs. Joe Hoffman.  Wife, the former Alcye Branham.  Attended Fairfield Schools.  Entered the Air Corps in 1942, training at Ellington Field.  Is now on duty at Waco Army Air Field.

Notes:

  • Powell Fletcher Willard
  • Oct 4, 1913 - Jan 5, 1998
  • Obituary
  • h/o Alyce Norma (Branahm) Willard; s/o John Fletcher Willard
  • Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro Co., TX

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