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JOHN H. MAGNESS
C.M. Sgt. John H. Magness, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Magness.  Graduate of Wortham High School.  Served in the Air Force in the States and in Brazil.  Circumnavigated the globe 3 times while serving with the Air Force.
ROBERT PORTER MANGRUM
S 1/C Robert Porter Mangrum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elridge Mangrum of Kerens.  Attended Navarro CO. Training School.  Entered service with the Navy in 1939, training at Norfolk, Va. Awarded Purple Heart. Killed at sea on August 10, 1943, off Savo Island on USS Astoria. 
KILLED IN ACTION
JAMES WILLIAM MARCOM
Lt. James William Marcom, son of Balem and Rebecca Marcom. Graduate of Farmers Branch High School.  Husband of the former Marie Weaver.  Served on USS Roosevelt in the Atlantic Fleet.  Served 14 years in the U.S. Navy and 11 years in the U.S. Army
ALVIN J. MARKS
1st Lt. Alvin J. Marks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Marks of Corsicana. Graduate of Corsicana High School and Univ of Houston.  Completed his training as a pilot at La Juanta A.A.F., Colo., where he was commissioned a 2nd Lt. and received his wings in Jan. 1944.

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HOBART E. MARSHALL
Cpl. Hobart E. Marshall, son of Andy and Minnie Marshall. Husband of the former Mary Irene Singleton. Entered service Nov 25, 1940. Served in Normandy, N. France, Rhineland, Central Europe, Ardennes. Awarded EAME Medal, 5 Bronze Stars, American Defense, Good Conduct Medal and Purple Heart.

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ALFRED LEWIS MARTIN
Sgt. Alfred L. Martin, son of Lewis Martin and Hollie Carruthers Dickerson.  Transferred to active duty Aug. 23, 1943, training at Kearns, Utah, assigned to 3rd Army, reassigned to the AAF with the 2143 B.U. Tuskegee, Ala. Served as Trouble Shooter and Flight Chief for Radio Comm. in advance training. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, Medal for outstanding 3rd Army in Europe, Victory Medal. Assigned to training school for replacements to the Negro fighting units, pursuit sqdns. Honorably discharged Feb. 22, 1946.

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CHARLES DEVORE MARTIN
F. O. Charles Devore Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Martin, Jr. of Corsicana. Husband of the former Dorothy McCarter. Graduate of Corsicana High School and Texas Tech. Enlisted in the A.A.F. May 28, 1942, training as a Glider Pilot at South Plains A.A.F., Lubbock, and became an instructor for advanced training at Bergstrom Field, Austin. Member of the 88th Troop Carrier Sqdn, operated troop-carrying and cargo-carrying gliders on day and night missions in EAME Theater. Awarded EAME Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars. Discharged Nov. 26, 1945.

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TULSA MARTIN
T/4 Tulsa Martin, son of Mr. Jim Martin. Husband of Rugie Martin. Attended Powell Col. School. Entered the Army in 1942, training at Ft. Warren, Wyo. Served in N. Africa, ETO Campaigns, and Ft. Warren, Wyo. Has Good Conduct Medal.

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CLIFTON B. MASSEY
Cpl. Clifton B. Massey, Army Air Corps, served on training bases at Luke Field, Ariz. and Roswell, N.M. Attended Powell School. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Beauford Massey.  Husband of the former Martha E. Melton.
JOHN WILLIAM MATLOCK, JR.
Cpl. John William Matlock Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. John W. Matlock of Frost.  Graduate of Frost High School and attended Hillsboro Jr. College.  Inducted into the service early in the war. Died while in training at Camp Polk, Louisiana on Dec. 15, 1942. KILLED IN MILITARY

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MICKEY JAMES MATTHEWS
Lt. Mickey James Matthews served with the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 through 1945. Flew 63 missions in New Guinea and the Philippines.  Flew A-20 and B-25 aircrafts. Most missions low-level attack against air fields and support for the U.S. Infantry. Honors include Air Medal Southwest Pacific Campaign, Philippine Campaign with 3 clusters, Philippine Liberation Medal.

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WILLIAM LYNN MATTHEWS
M/Sgt. William Lynn Matthews, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clay L. Matthews of Dawson.  Entered service Nov. 23, 1940. Joined the Paratroopers and served with 11th, 82nd, 101st Airborne Divs. Served n Normandy, N. France, Rhineland, Germany, Central Europe, Ardennes. Occupation of Japan. Received Silver Star, Bronze Star with cluster, Purple Heart with cluster, Combat Inf. Badge with star. Good Conduct Medal with clusters. American European Theater. Killed in a car accident July 5, 1968 near Hubbard while on leave from duty in Vietnam.

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JAKE McADAMS
Sgt. Jake McAdams, son of Mr. Johnnie McAdams of Corsicana. Entered service in 1942, training with the 333rd Field Artillery at Camp Gruber, Okla. Sent overseas and served in England, France, Belgium and Germany.
EDDIE McCAIN, JR.
MOMM 3/C Eddie McCain, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie McCain, Sr. of Angus. Attended schools at Angus and Richland.  Entered the U.S. Navy on Jan. 11, 1945, training at San Diego, Calif. Sailed on YMS 383 picking up mines in the Pacific after the last battle.  His ship was wrecked in the Okinawa Typhoon and he was lost out in the waters for several hours on a raft. Served aboard LST 584, LCI 738, USS Sherburn 205. Honorably discharged July 8, 1946.
JAMES DAVIS McCAIN
M/Sgt. James Davis McCain, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie McCain, Sr. of Angus.  Husband of the former Olive Dell Barrett of Frot Worth. Attended schools at Mildred and Angus. Entered service in 1936, training at Fort Bliss, Texas, Ft. Sam Houston and Paris, Texas. He trained other soldiers for foreign service. Served in the European Theater in the 2nd Div. Btry, B 15th F.A. Bn. Was in the battles that brought surrender of the Germans in May 1945.  He was making the armed forces a career when he died on July 10, 1951, in a prison camp in Korea.
E. D. "DITT" McCORMICK
E. D. (Ditt) McCormick, son of Mrs. Mollie McCormick.  Husband of the former Beatrice Robinson.  Graduate of Blooming Grove High School. Attended Baylor University. Entered the Army in 1944, serving in Army Medical Corps., Camp Edwards, Mass. Joined the American Graves Registration in 1947 serving in Philippines, New Guinea, and Okinawa.  Became current Deaths Administrator for the Ryukyu.

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MURRAY DUANE McCORMICK
Major Murray Duane McCormick, son of Robert Bruce and Mollie McCormick of Blooming Grove.  Graduate of Blooming Grove High School and Texas A. & M. Entered service in 1941, serving in the Air Corps. Served as a Personnel Officer in Administration first in the States and at Camp Detroit, in France. Honorably discharged in 1945.

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LESLIE A. McCUISTON
Pfc. Leslie A. (Mac) McCuiston, son of Frank and Jennie McCuiston.  Husband of the former Bernice Beare of Kerens.  Enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Nov. 1, 1942, training at Chanute Field and Randolph Field to work on B-29s. On Nov. 1, 1943, he was struck by lightning as he was untying the tail of a plane on the runway when it hit him.  The metal flashlight he was holding was torn up and blew the carbon out of the batteries into his face.  Awarded a Sharpshooter Medal. Honorably discharged Sept 25, 1945.
ELMER McCULLOCH
Sgt. Elmer McCulloch, son of John T. McCulloch of Navarro Mills. Husband of the former Lorean Melton Attended Blooming Grove School. Entered the U.S. Air Force March 7, 1944, training at Sheppard Field, Dodge City Kansas as a special Vehicle Operator 932. Shipped to Grenier Field, N.H. Served with 53 Reconnaissance Sqdn Long Range Weather. Honorably discharged Dec 24, 1946.Elmer “Buddie” McCulloch

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LEAMON EARL McCULLOCH
T/Sgt. Leamon E. McCulloch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leamon McCulloch of Navarro Mills. Graduate of Blooming Grove High School in 1941, served with the 8th Air Force, England, 95th Bomb Group, Waist Gunner. Was shot down over Denmark on Feb 23, 1944, on his 13th mission.  He was a POW for 14 months.

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