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JOHN T. HUMPHRIES
S/Sgt. John T. Humphries, son of Mattie A. Humphries and the late John T. Humphries.  Entered service December 11, 1937, training with the Army at Fort Sam Houston, Texas and Fort Benning Motor School, Georgia.  Also served at Fort Maxie, Paris Texas.

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CHARLES W. HUNTER
1st Lt. Charles W. Hunter, son of Loren W. and Mandy K. Hunter.  Husband of the former Betty Lou Burton.  Enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in March 1943, training to be a Bombardier-Navigator on B-17 bombers, which he held Certificates for Dead Reckoning on targets. Flew 35 missions in Europe, N. France, S. France, Rhineland and Normandy with the 8th Air Force.  Received Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Unit Citation with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, EAME Medal with 5 Bronze Service Stars and Purple Heart.  Honorably discharged in October 1945.
BILLY D. HURLEY
S/Sgt. Billy D. Hurley, son of Mr. and Mrs. W> M. Hurley of Corsicana.  Attended Corsicana Schools and Hillsboro Jr. College.  Entered the U.S. Army Air Force in July 1942, training at Sioux Falls, S.D., Harlingen, Texas, Big  Spring, Texas, and Ellington Field, Houston.  Killed at his  port of embarkation for overseas duty duty in performance  of his duty near Boise, Idaho, on December 25, 1943.  KILLED IN MILITARY

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BRUCE LaSALLE INGRAM
Sgt. Bruce Lasalle Ingram, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ingram. Married to Katherine Ingram. Attended schools at Frost, Grand Prairie and Dallas. Entered service September 21, 1942, training at San Angelo Army Air Field, San Angelo. Served as Clerk Typist in charge of records of 500 men. Received Good Conduct Medal. Discharged November 10, 1945.

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WILLIAM E. "BILL" INGRAM
Chemical Welfare (sic) Specialist 2nd Class William E. (Bill) Ingram, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Ingram. Husband of the former Yvonne Harrison. Graduate of Blooming Grove High School. Entered service Dec 11, 1942. Served in the Aleutian Islands, China, and Okinawa. Served until April 15, 1946.

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JULIUS C. JACOBS
Capt. Julius C. Jacobs enlisted in the Army shortly after Pearl Harbor, and is a veteran of 4 years service in the Infantry.  Served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, where he participated in the invasion of Luzon.  It was in this Campaign that he was seriously wounded and was awarded the Purple Heart.  He is married to Tonya Jacobs.
SANDY L. JIMMERSON
Pfc Sandy L. Jimmerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Jimmerson of  Kerens, wife, Velma Williams. Attended N.C.T. School of Kerens.  Entered the Air Corps October 22, 1943, training at Sheppard Field Texas, Camp Wolters, Texas, and Lake Field, Ariz. Served at Mather Field Calif. Has Good Conduct Medal and Sharpshooter Medal.
ELISHA JOHNSON
Pfc. Elisha Johnson, son of Mrs. Mary Johnson of Corsicana.  Entered service August 13, 1942.  Attended G. W. Jackson High School, Corsicana.  Served with 635 Port Co., in the South Pacific Theater.
LEROY F. JOHNSON
Pfc. Leroy F. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Johnson of Corsicana. Married to Bertha Johnson.  Attended Winkler School.  Entered the U.S. Army, Infantry on June 22, 1944.  Served overseas for 2 years on Okinawa and the Philippines.  Received Bronze Stars and Stripes.

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OATHER EDWIN JOHNSON
Pfc. Other Edwin Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther L. Johnson of Winkler.  Attended Winkler High School.  Entered service Feb 10, 1944, training at Camp Fannin, Texas.  Served in Germany and France. Volunteer in Raider Platoon.  Killed in Action while escorting convoy on Jan 22, 1946.  Received the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and Good Conduct Medal.

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ROBERT F. "TOBE" JOHNSON
Sgt. 1st Class Robert F. "Tobe" Johnson, son of Willie and Nora Dixon Johnson.  Attended Emhouse School  Entered the Army in September 1940, serving with Co. E. 9th Inf., 2nd Inf. Div. for about 5 years.  Stationed at Fort Sam Houston and Camp McCoy, Wisc. Wounded during the invasion on Cherbourg Peninsula as the forces pushed toward Brest, France. Continued in Army until report missing during Korean War in 1950. Declared dead in 1953.  KILLED IN ACTION - KOREA
EUGENE C. JOHNSTON
Col. Eugene C. Johnston entered service July 1942. Graduate of Corsicana High School and West Point.  Saw action in New Caledonia in the South Pacific Philippines.  Received the Legion of Merit from the War Department.

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DAVID D. JONES
S 3/C David D. Jones, gunner, son of Mable Jones, wife, Bernice Jones. Attended Navarro County School.  Entered the Navy in August 1942, training at Bainbridge, Maryland. Served in San Francisco, Calif.
JAMES R. JONES
M/Sgt. James R. Jones entered the U.S. Army October 20, 1935.  Assigned to 77th Field Artillery at Ft. D. A. Russell, Marfa, Texas, Barksdale Field, Shreveport, La. Assigned to 15th Bob Sqdn. and sent to Ft. Benning, Ga. to drop and train the parachute troops and help train Army tank and infantry troops against aerial warfare.  Went to England and was with the sqdn who dropped the first bombs on Europe, and also served on the southern Island of Japan. Retired from service on May 31, 1956.

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MASON JONES
Sgt. Mason Jones, Co. A. 389th Eng'rs G.S. Regiment, entered service May 27, 1942, training at Georgia, Calif., and North Carolina.  Served in England, France, Belgium and Italy.
RAYFORD E. JONES
Sgt. Rayford E. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Jones of Corsicana. Graduate of Mildred High School.  Entered service in 1940, serving with the 36th Division in Africa, Italy, France and Germany.

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ROBERT DILLON JONES
Robert Dillon Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jones. Husband of the former Julia McConnico of Kerens. Enlisted from Houston and served as commissioned officer in the U.S. Naval Air Corps from 1942-1946. Saw service as pilot and navigator in the Sough Pacific Theater.

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BEN D. KAGLER
Yeoman 2/C Ben D. Kagler, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Kagler of Blooming Grove. Graduate of Blooming Grove High School and Texas A. & M. Inducted into the U.S. Navy September 12, 1944, training at San Diego, Calif. Commissioned to service with 7th Flt. and Philippine Sea Frontier.  Served 15 months sea duty in Asiatic-Pacific.  Received Victory Medal and Philippine Liberation Medal.  Honorably discharged June 21, 1946.

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JAMES E. "DICK" KAGLER
T/Sgt. James E. Kagler, son of R. L. and Bertha Kagler of Blooming Grove.  Attended Blooming Grove High School.  Entered service September 9, 1942.  Served with the 311th Medical Detachment, 86th Inf. Div. n the European and the Asiatic-Pacific Theaters of Operations.  Supervised the requisitioning, storing and issuing of medical supplies and equipment.  Discharged February 9, 1946.
JOSEPH W. KEETON, III
C.P.O. Joseph W. Keeton, III, son of Mrs. Ella Keeton.  Attended Dawson High School and North Texas College, Denton.  Entered service September 1942 with the U.S. Navy.  Trained at Bremerton, Wash.  Served as Storekeeper on USS Saratoga.

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