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LUTHER M. DORTCH
Pfc. Luther M. Dortch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Buel Dortch of Frost, husband of Ethel B. ortch of Emhouse. Entered service September 11, 1945, training at Camp Robinson. Went overseas in February 1945. Killed in action May 22, 1945 on Okinawa. KILLED IN ACTION.

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FRANK WATSON DOUGLAS
STM 1/C Frank W. Douglass, son of Mrs. Louise Douglass of Corsicana.  Graduate of Jackson High  School.  Completed Mechanical Drawing and Welding in Prairie View College.  Entered service November 26, 1943 and served in South Pacific.
JOHN W. DOWNEY
T/Sgt. John W. Downey, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Downey of Frost. Husband of the former Sarah Irene Hall. Graduate of Frost High School. Entered service August 16, 1941, training at Keesler Field, Miss., Hendricks Field, Fla., Wendover Field, Utah, Mountain Home, Idaho, San Diego, Calif. Served at Old Buckingham Field, England as an engineer, flew 35 missions in B-24 Liberator Bomber. Received EAME Servie Medal, American Defense Medal, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and Distinguished Flying Cross.

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  • John Wesley Downey - (May 16, 1919 - Feb 14, 2005)
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WALLACE DUDLEY
Cpl Wallace Dudley of Angus entered service February 16, 1942.  Served as a Laundry Machine Operator.  Served in Naples, Foggia, Romo Arno and Suez.  Awarded the EAME Medal. Co. 13 Hq 340 QM Laundry Co. 43.  Honorably discharged October 19, 1945.
JOHNIE N. DUGAN
Cpl Johnie N. Dugan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Dugan of Frost. Attended Slay School. Inducted in the Air Force April 12, 1942, training at Sheppard Field, Mineral Wells, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Meridian, Miss. Served in Northern France. Received 3 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, and Overseas Service Bar. Discharged October 22, 1945.

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  • Johnie Newton Dugan - (Aug 2, 1914 - Nov 2, 1986)
STANFORD DUGAN
Pfc. Stanford Dugan, son of Mrs. Nell Dugan of Slay, Texas, near Frost.  Husband of the former Flo Chapman.  Inducted into the U.S. Army at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio.  After several months of training, he was given an emergency discharge from military duty.

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  • Rufas Stanford Dugan, Sr. - (Apr 12, 1917 - Jan 31, 2002)
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LISHMON DUNBAR
Sgt. Lishmon Dunbar, son of Governor and Elnora Dunbar.  Attended Shiloh School, Kirvin.  Served in France and Germany for 3 1/2 years.
JUSTIN R. DUNLAP
CMM Justin R. Dunlap, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Dunlap of Corsicana.  Attended Corsicana High School.  Entered U.S. Navy on December 8, 1941, training at San Diego, Calif.  Served in American and Asiatic-Pacific  Campaigns.  Died in Service December 29, 1960, U.S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, Calif. BUried in Golden Gate National Cemetery.
LOUISE M. DUNLAP
1st Lt. Louise M. Dunlap, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Dunlap of Corsicana.  Wife of J. A. Fowler of Corsicana.  Graduate of Corsicana High SChool and Jefferson Davis School of Nursing, Houston.  Entered service May 1, 1942, training at Camp Hulen and Wm. Beaumont Gen. Hosital, El Paso, Served with the 123rd Evac. Hosp. in France and Germany.  Received EAME Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars.  Discharged December 31, 1945.
ARTHUR PHILIP DUNN
5/T Arthur Philip Dunn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dunn of Corsicana.  Graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered service July 21, 1944, serving in New Guinea, Philippines, Manila with the 35th Trans. Corps Service Groupe.  Received Meritorious Unit Award, Victory Ribbon, 2 Overseas Service Bars, Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Marksman Rifle, Asiatic-Pacific Theater.  Honorably discharged August 17, 1946.

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EDWARD DUNN
Sgt. Edward L. Dunn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Dunn, Graduate of Powell Col. School.  Entered the Army in 1943, training at Camp Wolters and Vancouver Brks, Washington.  Served in ETO, and in France.
W. LOYD DUNN
2C Seaman W. Loyd Dunn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dunn of Corsicana.  Attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered the U.S. Navy on March 11, 1938 as an Apprentice Seaman.  Sent to sea on June 25, 1938 on USS Case Ship.
WILLIE L DUNN
Pfc. Willie L. Dunn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Dunn, attended Powell Col School.  Entered the Army in 1943, training at Camp Wolters, Camp Lexington, Camp Polk.  Served in France and Germany and Ft. Sam Houston.
VERNON RAY EDWARDS
T/4 Vernon Ray Edwards, son of Thomas Theodore and Nettie Edwards. Husband of the former Flo Berryhill. attended Huron and McAdoo Schools. Entered service August 29, 1942, training at Pittsburg, Penn., Camp Crowder, Missouri, and Petaluma, Calif. Served in the South Pacifc area. Received American Theater Campaign medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 2 bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Ribbon, 1 Service Stripe and Overseas Service Bars. Honorably discharged Dec 3, 1945.

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  • Vernon Ray Edwards - (Mar 11, 1910 - Dec 20, 1982)
C. C. ELLIS, JR.
Sgt. C. C. Ellis, Jr., son of Rev. and Mrs. C. C. Ellis, Sr. of Frost.  Husband of the former Joyce Maples.  Graduate of Pascal High School, Fort Worth and attended Baylor University.  Inducted into the U.S. Army in February 1945, training at Camp Hood, Killeen.  Served on Leyte in the Philippine Islands for 14 months.  Discharged September 22, 1946.
WILLIAM T. EVANS
Lt. Col. William T. Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Evans, Sr. Husband of the former Lillian Cole Jackson.  Graduate of Corsicana High School and Texas A&M.  Entered service July 1941, training with the 2nd Signal Co., Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey, A.A.F.S. of Applied Tactics, Orlando, Fla. as a Staff member.  Served at the Narsarsuaq Base, Greenland, GHQ Southwest Pacific Area and Allied Forces, Pacific.  Awarded Bronze Star Medal in Philippines.
CLYDE RICHARD (DICK) EVERETT
S/Sgt Clyde Richard Everett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Richard Everett.  Husband of the former Maxine Bates of Corsicana.  Entered the U.S.A.A.C. on Feb 19, 1941.  Honorably discharged on October 15, 1945.
WALTER FARMER
T/Sgt Walter Farmer, U.S. Air Corps, B-24 Engineer, 8th Air Force, 338th Bombing Group, 714th Bomb Sqdn. His plane downed over France, he was captured by the Germans, POW for 14 months, Stalig Luft I. Received American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal with 1 Bronze Cluster, Victory Medal. Son of Mrs. Mollie Farmer. Husband of the former Peggy O'Neal. Graduate of Corsicana High School.

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HARRY FARRALD
Major Harry Farrald of Purdon, son of Jim and Lina Farrald.  Enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1936, serving with the Infantry in Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge. Awarded Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge.  Retired in 1958

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HARVEY FERGUSON
2nd Lt. Harvey J. Ferguson is married to the former Sue Carroll of Corsicana.  He was an advanced instrument instructor at First Operational Training Unit, St. Joseph, Missouri.  Before entering the Air Transport Command, he served as flight instructor for the command of the Army Air Forces at Corsicana Field for 2 years.  Stationed at Casablanca and was a route check pilot between India and Natal, Brazil.

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