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ERNEST L. HILER
Ernest L. Hiler, son of Mrs. Emma Hiler of Blooming Grove, Attended Blooming Grove School.  Husband of the former Pauline Wilson.  Entered U.S. Navy in 1944.  Honorably discharged in 1946.

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CHARLES E. HILL
M/Sgt. Charles E. Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hill.  Husband of the former Sadie Hiler of Blooming Grove.  Entered service in 1939.  Served with the 69th Coast Artillery.  Ft. Crockett 2nd Infantry Div., Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Camp McCoy, Wise, Camp Kilmer, N.Y. Served in N. Ireland, Cardill, South Wales, France, Belgium, Germany, Czechoslovakia. Received Bronze Star, Campaign Medal with 5 Bronze Stars, American Defense, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, and French and Belgium Fouragere.

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OTIS DUANE HILL, JR.
Cpl. Otis Duane Hill, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis D. Hill of Frost.  Graduate of Frost High School.  Entered service in 1945, training at Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas.  Died in an accident in Japan in 1946. KILLED IN MILITARY

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EDWYN HINKLE
Edwyn Hinkle, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hinkle of Blooming Grove reported to U.S. Marine Depot at San Diego, Calif. on Sept 26, 1939.  Left North Island Marine Bks. for Treasure Island to board the Marine Transport Henderson which was to oversee transportation of U.S. material to the shop President Harrison on Dec. 8, 1941.  The Harrison ran aground outside Yello River, China where the U.S. Marines were captured and held captives within China until liberation August 23, 1945, then flown to Corpus Christi, Texas Naval Hospital.

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  • James Edwyn Hinkle - (1920 - 2001)
  • Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX
HENRY P. HODGE, JR.
Lt. Henry P. Hodge, Jr., son of Henry Pope and Marietta Mizell Hodge.  Husband of Martha Joanne Pittman Hodge.  Attended Univ. of Texas.  Enlisted Dec. 1942, training at O.T.C., Austin, Miami, Fla., San  Diego Calif.  Served in the Pacific Ocean aboard the USS Staunch (A 307), a Navy minesweeper and anti-submarine escort ship.  Received the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 3 Battle Stars, Philippine Liberation Medal, Vicotry Medal, Discharged July 29, 1946

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  • Henry Pope Hodge, Jr. - (Feb 11, 1923 -  ? )
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WILLIAM R. HODGE
2nd Lt. William R. Hodge, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Hodge, Sr.  Married to Ruth Ann McWhirt Hodge.  Graduate of Wichita Falls High School, and Univ. of Texas.  Entered U.S. Army Air Force in 1943, attended navigation school, Selman Field, Monroe, La., Flt. Engr. School, Amarillo, Texas, Lowry Field, Denver, Colo. Discharged in 1946.

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  • William Robert Hodge - (Jul 23, 1925 - ? )
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DAMON HOLDITCH
Capt. Damon Holditch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Holditch of Cryer Creek. Graduate of Blooming Grove High School Entered Army March 4, 1941, training at Camp Blanding, Fla., La. Field Maneuvers, Camp Bowie, Texas with 31st Div. Attended O.C.S., Ft. Benning, Ga. Assigned to 80th Inf. Div., Camp Forrest, Tenn. Assumed duty of Co. Cmdr., Cannon Co. 319 Reg. of 80th Div. Served in the European Operations, France, Germany, Bastogne, Luxemburg, Austria. Received Commendation for Leadership, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Infantry Combat Badge and Campaign Ribbon with 6 Battle Stars.

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  • Obituary
  • Burial at Cathedral in The Pines in Tyler, Smith Co., TX
GERALDEAN HOLDITCH
Lt. Geraldean Holditch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Holditch of Blooming Grove.  Graduate of Blooming Grove High School.  Served as a nurse at FWAAF and McCloskey Hospital, Temple, Texas for the duration of the war.

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MURRY W. HOLDITCH
T/Sgt Murry W. Holditch, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Holditch of Blooming Grove.  Graduate of Blooming Grove High School.  Entered service October 6, 1942.  Served in England on a B-17 for 28 missions over Germany.  Also flew rescue missions from Pacific Islands in the final phase of the war.

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CARL GARNER HOLLIDAY
S/Sgt. Carl Garner Holliday, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee D. Holliday of Dawson.  Graduate of Dawson High School.  Joined the 18th U.S. Naval Const. Battalion in July 1942.  Trained at Norfolk, Va. 18th Battalion joined the 2nd Marine Div. and shipped out to the South Pacific and stayed there 32 months.  They were in the Solomons, Gilbert and Mariana Islands, on Guadalcanal, Tarara, Saipan, and Tinian.  Received Presidential Citation.

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CHARLES E. HOLLINGSWORTH
A.R.T. Charles E. Hollingsworth, son of James P. and Pansy Minefee Hollingsworth. Attended Zions Rest School and graduated from Corsicana High School.  Enlisted with the U.S. Navy March 15, 1943. Served in South Pacific 1944-1945.  Re-entered Navy in 1946, and retired as a Lt. Cmdr. in 1969.
J. P. HOLLINGSWORTH, JR.
J. P. Hollingsworth, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. James P. Hollingsworth, Sr.  Entered service February 21, 1940, serving on the West Coast with the Western Defense Command and Mine Laying Batt. of Const. Art. Honorably discharged September 27, 1945.
RICHARD A. HOLMES
STM 1/C Richard A. Holmes, son of Mrs. Lorine Holmes of Kerens.  Attended Powell High School.  Entered the Navy November 16, 1943, training at Bainbridge, Maryland.  Served in the South Pacific.
SETON TOWNS HOLSEY
Col. Seton Towns Holsey, son of James Wilbur and Mary E. Towns Holsey.  Husband of the former Frances Jane Leathers.  Entered service in 1942.  Served in the Pacific and Far East Theaters.  Attended University of Texas.  George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan.

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ARNOLD A. HONEA
T/Sgt. Arnold A. Honea, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Honea of Frost.  Husband of the former Georgie Montgomery of Waco.  Entered the Army Air Corps March 23, 1943.  Attended Aircraft Mechanics School, Sheppard Barksdale Field, La. Served in England , France and Belgium.  Honorably discharged October 16, 1945.

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  • Arnold A. Honea - (Aug 9, 1924 - Jul 10, 1999)
  • Obituary
  • Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX
FRANK R. HOSACK
Col. Frank R. Hosack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Hosack.  Entered service August 15, 1942.  Served in the Transportation  Corps in the European=African Middle Eastern Theater.  Received EAME Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars. Legion of Merit, Ordine Della Corona D'Italia Commendatore with Gold Crown Croix de Guere with Palme.
ALLEN HOWARD
Allen Howard, son of Madge and Marshall Howard of Dawson.  Attended Dawson School. Served with the U.S. Army.
J. L. HOWARD
Sgt. J. L. Howard, U.S. Marine Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Howard.  Graduate of Malakoff High School.  Entered service September 1943.  He was killed in action February 24, 1945, in the invasion of Iwo Jima. KILLED IN ACTION
JOE D. HUFFSTUTLER
Capt. Joe D. Huffstutler, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Huffstutler, Sr., of Blooming Grove.  Graduate of Blooming Grove High School.  Entered service March 1942.  Served at various stations in the U.S. Last station, 6th Air Force, Albrook Field, Panama. Discharged in March 1946.

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WALTON E. HUFFSTUTLER, JR.
S/Sgt. Walton E. Huffstutler, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Huffstutler, Sr. of Blooming Grove. Graduate of Blooming Grove High School.  Entered service in 1942, training with the Army at Ft. Sill, Okla., Abilene, Texas, Watsonville, Calif. He was with the Medical Administration in Karachi, India until discharged.

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