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ROBERT L. MEADOR
WO Robert L. Meador, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L Meador of Blooming Grove. Graduate of Blooming Grove High School. Entered service in Nov. 1942. He received flight training at Miami, Fla. Transferred to Blackland Army Air Force Base, Waco, Texas.

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  • Robert Lendon Meador - (1917 - 1971)
    Died in Los Angeles while on business
ETHAN W. MELTON
S/Sgt. Ethan W. Melton, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Melton of Frost. Graduate of Blooming Grove High School. Husband of the former Christine Fields of Frost. Entered service with the U.S. Air Corps Dec 29, 1941. Served in Africa, Sicily, Italy, India. Received Air Medal. Distinguished Flying Cross and Presidential Citation
GROVER S. MELTON
Pvt. Grover S. Melton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Melton of Dresden. Husband of the former Jessie Smith. Attended school at Dresden and Blooming Grove. Entered the Army Nov. 12, 1942, training with the 56th Inf. Battalion at Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, transferred to 8th Service Command. After an injury, was sent to Camp Fannin, Tyler with the 1803 Service Command Unit. Received medical discharge July 10, 1943.

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JOHNNIE D. MELTON
T/5 Johnnie D. Melton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Melton of Dresden. Attended Blooming Grove School. Husband of the former Ruth Warene Cagle of Frost. Entered service Dec 6, 1944. Served with Co. "B", 864th Engineer Aviation Battalion in Japan. Discharged Oct 26, 1944.

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  • Johnnie Dathan Melton - (1924 - 1980)
  • Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX
WAYLAND N. "SONNY" MELTON
S/Sgt. Wayland N. (Sonny) Melton, Army Air Corps, served in the South Pacific. Killed in action over Japan. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Melton. Attended Powell School.
KILLED IN ACTION
FRED OSCAR MILLER
S/Sgt Fred Oscar Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Miller of Rushing community. Entered service in 1941, trained as an Aerial Gunner at Laws Vegas. Nev., Salinas, Calif. and Florida. Served in the Pacific Theater. Miller, the bomber and all the crew have been Missing in action since 1945. Awarded Purple Heart.
KILLED IN MILITARY
JAMES C. MILLER
Pfc. James C. Miller, son of Ben and Minnie Miller. Husband of the former Tildy Ann Grace.  Entered service March 17, 1944.  Served as a Truck driver. Attended Automotive Mechanic and Cook and Baker Schools. Served in the EAME Theater. Received Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon, Marksman Rifle. Honorably discharged march 18, 1946.

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PAUL H. MILLER
Sgt. Paul H. Miller, son of Dr. T. A. and Amanda Miller. Entered service October 13, 1940. Served with 133rd F.A. Med. Det. Honorably discharged Sept 1945. Husband of the former Sarah Louise Putman.

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JACK A. MINZE
Pfc. Jack A. Minze, son of J.C. and B.A. Minze. Husband of the former Ruth Smith. Attended Winkler School.  Entered service Jan. 1, 1943. Served overseas for 2 years. Received Stars and Stripes.

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ARMINTA B. McCARY MITCHAM
Pfc. Arminta B. McCary Mitcham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alva T. McCary. Married to Thomas E. Mitcham. Graduate of North Dallas High School. Entered the WAC arch 3, 1944, training at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., Served at Camp Chaffee, Ark., New Guinea, and South Pacific. Served as a Clerk Typist in personnel Dept. of medical detachment. Was familiar with Army classification system and general military regulations. Received Asiatic-Pacific Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Honorably discharged August 16, 1945.

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THOMAS E. MITCHAM
T/4 Thomas E. Mitcham, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Mitcham. Husband of the former Arminta B. McCary. Attended school at Roane, Petty's Chapel, Corsicana and Powell. Entered the Army Jan 26, 1944, with the 7th Army, 45th Inf. Div. Trained at Camp Croft, Spartanburg, S.C. Served in Europe.  Received Combat Inf. Badge, EAME Campaign Ribbon Germany, Victory Ribbons, 3 Overseas Bars, Purple Heart. Honorably discharged May 26, 1946.

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JOHN HARRIS MONTFORT
Col. John Harris Montfort, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Montfort, Sr.  Graduate of Chatfield School, Corsicana High School and Texas A. & M. Husband of the former Katherine Finch, who died in 1937. Later married Mrs. Lois Davis Johnston. Volunteered for service July 15, 1941, with the Army Air Corps. Served at Foster Field, Victoria, TX, Central Flying Training Command Hdqtrs., Randolph Field, Texas.

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THEO T. MONTFORT
Sgt. Theo T. Montfort, son  of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Montfort of Chatfield. Entered the U.S. Army Air Corps, 8th Air Force on Sept 10, 1942. Served in the European Theater of Operations as an Aerial Gunner. Was wounded May 31, 1944, on a bombing mission over Germany. Discharged April 30, 1945. Husband of the former Helen Statham.
JOHN A. MONTGOMERY
Capt. John A. Montgomery, son of John A. and Katy Gamble Montgomery. Graduate of Emhouse High School. Westminister College and NTSTC Denton. Husband of the former Mary E. Pittman of Mexia. Trained at the Naval Reserve Air Base, Dallas, Naval Air Sta., Corpus Christi. Designated Naval Aviator and commissioned Ensign, USNR, 1942. Served as primary flight instructor in Memphis, Tenn. from 1944 to end of war, in Naval Air Trans. Service, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Retired on 1969.
LOWELL D. MOODY
Seaman 1/C Lowell D. Moody, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Moody of Blooming Grove. Husband of the former Faye Barker.  Attended Blooming Grove School. Entered the U.S. Navy "Seabees" Aug 15, 1942, training at San Diego, Calif. Served in Asiatic-Pacific and the Philippines.
JAMES ALBERT "BUCK" MOORE
SC/2C James Albert Moore (Buck), son of James F. and COrdie E. Moore. Husband of the former Lela Faye McCain. Attended Corbet School. Entered service in 1944, served on CASU, Wildwood, N.J., Oceaniana, Virginia, aircraft carrier USS Lake Champlain. Received Navy Button and Service Lapel Button.
ROY J. MOORE
1st Lt. Roy J. Moore, son of Roy M. and Frances M. Moore of Corsicana. Graduate of Corsicana High School of 1937, attended Univ. of Texas Law School. Joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in June 1941, training at Tulare, Calif. Graduated and received silver wings as twin engine bomber pilot. Served in Australia, New Guinea. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for "Extra-ordinary achievement" as pilot of a B025 aircraft, in participation of attack upon and destruction of an enemy convoy, Bismark Sea, Mar. 3, 1943. Missing in action, New Guinea area since May 22, 1943. Husband of the former Janis Jensen of Los Angeles, Calif.
KILLED IN ACTION
TILLMAN MOORE, JR.
Cpl. Tillman Moore, Jr., son of Mrs. Essie Moore and Tillman Moore, Sr.  Married to Adale Moore. Attended G. W. Jackson High School, Corsicana. Served in the U.S. Army in Germany, France and other places.

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WILMER "PETE" MOORE
Sgt. Wilmer P. (Pete) Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester D. Moore of Corsicana. Husband of the former Hazel English.  Attended Corsicana Schools. Entered service in 1942, training with the Army at Camp Wallace, then sent to Camp Stewart, Georgia, and placed in Coast Artillery Anti-Aircraft Corps, then to Boston, Mass. Received Inf. Badge and Good Conduct Ribbon.

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WILLIAM P. MURCHISON
S/Sgt. William P. Murchison, son of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Murchison. Entered the Army Aug. 29, 1942.  Served in the continental U.S. at various army installations and was honorably discharged Sept. 28, 1945, was an administrative specialist with the 22nd Medical Bn. After discharge, he continued his service by enlisting in the Army National Guard. A member of the Guard for 22 years and retired as a CWO.

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