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ARTHUR J. KEENEY
Sgt. Arthur J. Keeney attended Albion College, Mich., and Northwestern Univ., Ill.  Entered service in June 1943, with airborne training, Ft. Benning, Ga.  Assigned to 104th (Timberwolf) Inf. Div. Col. F, 414th Inf. Served in Cherbourg, Frances, European Theater of Operations, First Canadian Army Low Countries Campaign Div. restaged to U.S. First Army for Siegfried Line Cam. Wounded in Holland and Germany.  Received Purple heart with Cluster, Bronze Star for Heroism, for Meritorious Service Cluster, Combat Inf. Badge.  Discharged September 1945.  Married to former Gioia Passarelli of Muskegon, Michigan.

Notes:

  • Arthur J. Kenney
  • Jan 12, 1925 - Nov 11, 1988
  • h/o Gioia Mia (Passarelli) Keeney
  • Calvary Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
GEORGE ALLEN KELT
George Allen Kelt, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Kelt of Chatfield.  Entered the U.S. Army in December 1943.  Stationed at Camp Blanding, Florida, where he served as Supply Sgt. until his discharge in December 1945.

Notes:

  • Geore Allen Kelt
  • Jan 22, 1911 - Apr 18, 1977
  • h/o Elizabeth Louise (Braswell) Kelt; s/o Julius Julian Kelt & Lela Sarah (Garner) Kelt
  • New Chatfield Cemetery
JULIUS J. (BUD) KELT, JR.
S/Sgt. Julius J. (Bud) Kelt, Jr., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jules Kelt, Sr. of Chatfield.  Married to the former Patricia Martin.  Served in the U.S. Marine Corps from April 13, 1944 to April 12, 1948.  Received his boot training at San Diego, Calif. and received schooling in radio-radar-electronics in Chicago, Ill., Clarksville, Ark., and Corpus Christi, Texas.  He was valedictorian of the Corpus Christi class.  Graduate of Texas.

Notes:

  • Julius Julian "Bud" Kelt, Jr
  • Oct 6, 1926 - Jul 21, 1989
  • h/o Patricia (Martin) Headley; s/o Julius Julian Kelt Sr & Lela Sarah (Garner) Kelt
  • WWII Newspaper Clippings
WILLIAM CHARLES KERBY
S/Sgt William Charles Kerby, son of Burney and Lowis Kerby.  Married the former Mary Jane Phillips.  Entered service March 8, 1942.  Attended aircraft schools.  Served in the South Pacific.

Notes:

  • William Charles "Bill" Kerby
  • Oct 16, 1922 - Jan 12, 2006
  • h/o Mary Jane (Phillips) Kerby; s/o William Burney Kerby & Lowis G.. (Prague) Kerby
  • Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro County, Texas
DANIEL HENRY KIBER
Col. Daniel Henry Kiber, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Kiber of Corsicana.  Husband of the former Annis Walton of San Antonio.  Graduate of Corsicana High School and Texas A. & M.  Re-entered the service for active duty in 1942, after serving in World War I.  Served 4 years in Utah, Ohio, Calif. and overseas in England, Belgium and Germany.

Notes:

  • Daniel Henry Kiber Jr
  • May 13, 1894 - Apr 22, 1978
  • Oakwood Cemetery
  • h/o Annis (Walton) Kiber; d/o Daniel Henry Kiber & Isabel (Thomson) Kiber
  • Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
BASSETT KING
Bassett King, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. King of Blooming Grove.  Graduate of Blooming Grove High School and attended John  Brown University in Fayetteville, Ark.  Husband of the former Anita Curry of Marshall.  Entered service with training in Camp Barkley, Abilene, Texas.  Attached to Queen Elizabeth in the medical division.

Notes:

  • Bassett Johnson King
  • Oct 30, 1916 - Oct 11, 1992
  • s/o John Albert King & Tabitha "Allie" (Johnson) King
  • Greenwood Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County, Texas
BILLIE KING
Billie King, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. King, Sr. of Blooming Grove.  Graduate of Blooming Grove High School.  Attended Hill Jr. College, New York, Univ., N. Carolina Univ., and Univ. of Houston.  Entered the Sea Bees branch of the service and was sent to Fiji Islands.  Husband of the former Margaret Towle of Concord, North Carolina.

Notes:

  • Billie George King
  • Sep 2, 1921 - Feb 11, 1983
  • Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX
HILDA ELBOURN KING
Cpl. Hilda Elbourn King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Elbourn of Bovingdon, Herts, England.  Married to Charles King of Corsicana.  Entered His Majesty's Service on October 9, 1942 in the Auxiliary Territorial Service.  Served in Head Quarters Company Ordnance Depot, Old Dalby Leicestershire, England, until the end of hostilities.

Notes:

  • Hilda (Elbourn) King
  • Oct 27, 1919 - Dec 4, 2008
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, TX
  • w/o Charles C. King
J. A. KING, JR.
J. A. King, Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. King, Sr. of Blooming Grove.  Graduate of Blooming Grove High School and attended Sam Houston State University.  Entered service in 1944, training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls.  Attached to Sheppard as an instructor and served there during the war years.  Married to the former Evelyn Sears of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • J. A. King, Jr.
  • 1911 - 1979
  • h/o Evelyn (Sears) King; s/o John Albert King Sr & Tabitha "Allie" (Johnson) King
  • Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
    Abbey Mausoleum (South)
BYRON B. KIRBY
Byron B. Kirby, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Kirby of Chatfield.  Drafted February 11, 1942, training at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and Mojave Desert, Calif.  Served overseas as a Tank Crewman of the 7th Armored Div. in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany.  Discharged August 22, 1945.

Notes:

  • Byron B. Kirby
  • Jun 21, 1917 - Feb 22, 1998
  • h/o Dorothy Dean (Key) Kirby; s/o Hugh C. Kirby & Clara Delia (Hughston) Kirby
  • New Chatfield Cemetery

 

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JOHN H. KIRBY
John H. Kirby, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Kirby of Chatfield.  Attended Chatfield School.  Entered the U.S. Air Force October 16, 1940, training at March Field, Calif.  Stationed in England with the 8th Air Force. Discharged October 28, 1945

Notes:

  • John Hughston "Johnny" Kirby
  • Apr 21, 1914 - Jul 11, 1980
  • Kermit Cemetery, Kermit, Winkler Co., TX
  • h/o Alberta M. Kirby; s/o Hugh C. Kirby & Clara Delia (Hughston) Kirby
JEANETTE G. KISER
Pfc. Jeanette G. Kiser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Walker, Married to Robert E. Kiser.  Attended Cascade Locks Schools, Oregon, Behnke-Walker Business College, Portland, Oregon.  Entered WAC July 25, 1944, training at IBM Keypunch School, Los Angeles, Calif.  Received Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, and Good Conduct Medal.

Notes:

  • Jeanette Geraldine (Walker) Kiser
  • Oct 2, 1925 - Feb 9, 1995
  • w/o Robert Evander Kiser, married Jul 25, 1965; d/o Howard E. Walker
  • Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX
CHESTER E. KNOTT
Chester E. (Eddie) Knott, son of Will and Rosie Knott of Rice.  Attended Rice School. Entered service with U.S. Army in 1940, serving with the 36th Division.  Received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.  Discharged in 1945.

Notes:

  • s/o Will W. Knott & Rosie L Knott, buried at Rice Cemetery
FRED KUPPER
S/Sgt. Fred Kupper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Kupper of Blooming Grove, was a member of the Ferrying Service of U.S. Air Force, flying high-octane fuel over "The Hump" between China and Burma. One of the ferrying missions his plane exploded, killing entire crew.  A memorial stone was placed in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove honoring Fred. KILLED IN ACTION

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TRACY KUPPER
Tracy Kupper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Kupper of Blooming Grove, served in the U.S. Army as a member of the Military Police with Criminal Investigative Unit after his training.  Sent to Yokohama, Japan serving duration of war.  Entered service in 1944.

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WALLACE LANGSTON
Cpl. Wallace Langston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Amzie Langston of Chatfield.  Husband of the former Tressie L. Lacy of Tyler.  Entered the U.S. Army in Sept. 1944, training at Ft. Lewis, Washington and was sent to Camp Shanks, N.Y. Attached to the 10th Air Force, serving in Calcutta, India, Burma, China.  Served as a warehouse foreman with the 4294th Quarter master Railhead Co. in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations.  Served as mail clerk.
ELMORE LANSFORD
Cpl. Elmore Lansford of Richland served in the U.S. Air Force upon induction in 1943.  Trained at Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells and Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls.  Served at Yuma, Ariz., and Rantoul, Illinois. Discharged in 1945.
ROOSEVELT LATHEN
Pvt. Roosevelt Lathen, son of Porthane Lathen of Kerens.  Husband of the former Pearl Green.  Attended Navarro County School.  Entered the Army December 1942, training at Ft. Riley, Kansas, Ft. Custer, Michigan. Discharged arch 1944.
ROBERT M. LAVENDER
Major AUS Robert M. Lavender, son of Thomas Headlee and Martha Bessie Lavender.  Husband of the former Lucille Eliot.  Attended Texas University. Entered service June 11, 1941, training at Ft. Bliss. Served with the Atlanta Ord. Dep Base Shop.  Honorably discharged Dec. 15, 1945.
VANCE LAVERTY
Pvt. Vance Laverty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Laverty.  Husband of the former Audrey Littlejohn of Frost. Inducted into the service September 24, 1942. Received an honorable discharge on December 22, 1942, because of poor health.

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