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CHARLES E. MURPHEY
1st Class Seaman Charles E. Murphey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie K. Murphey of Rice.  Graduate of Rice High School. Entered in the U.S. Navy in 1945, serving in Philippine Islands on Ammunition ship USS Lassen.

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ANDREW MURRAY
Cpl. Andrew Murray, Hdqtrs. Co. A., grandson of Mrs. Lillie Hall of Corsicana. Entered service July 6, 1942, serving with the 838th Engineers Bn., in the European Theater for more than 2 years.
E. J. NEELEY
Capt. E. J. Neely, son of Mr. and Mrs.. Lee Neeley of Knox, Penn. Husband of the former Margaret Putman of Navarro Mills. Entered service in 1940. Received Pilot training at Hobbs Air Force Base, Hobbs, N.M.  Injured in Battle of Pearl Harbor. Piloted planes in the battles of Guam and Midway. Received several Medals of Honor including Good Conduct Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster, and Purple Heart.
CONRAD MILTON NEWTON, JR.
1st Lt. Conrad Milton Newton, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Newton of Dawson. Married to Noel Reynolds Newton. Entered service June 16, 1942. Attended OCS, Cryptographic Security School. Served 33 Months overseas in Southwest Pacific Theater. Received Citations and Campaign Medals for New Guinea and Dutch East Indies, Philippine, Okinawa, Japanese Occupation, and Southwest Pacific.

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JOHN FRANKLIN NICHOLS
Electricians Mate 1st Class C.B., U.S. Navy John Franklin Nichols, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Nichols of Chatfield. Husband of the former Billie Fae Denn of Frost. Entered the service June 18, 1942. Went overseas with the 14th Bat. Naval C.B. on Guadalcanal. Made a second trip to the Aleutian Islands with the 6th Bat. Awarded the Good Conduct Medal. Discharged Oct 25, 1945.

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CHARLES O. NICHOLSON
Charles O. Nicholson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Burl Nicholson of Tyler. Husband of the former Bessie Morris, a native of Jester, Navarro Co. Trained at Mineral Wells, and the state of Florida. Attended Special School in Kansas City. Served in the Army Air Corps for 3 years in England.
RICHARD A. NICHOLSON
S/Sgt. Richard A. Nicholson, husband of Mattie Lou Folmar Nicholson of Streetman, Entered the U.S. Air Force May 2, 1942, serving at Jefferson Brks, Mo., Las Vegas, Nev., Sheppard Field, Texas, Carlsbad, N.M., Avon Park, Fla., Lake Charles, La. Trained in Gunnery School, Nev., Bombardiers School, N.M. Aircraft mechanics School, Tex. Served as an engineer-gunner on a Martin B-26 with the 9th Air Force in England. Awarded Air Medal with a 13 Oak Leaf Cluster, ETO Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal.
EDWARD W. NOBLE
Pfc. Edward W. Noble, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Williford of Athens. Husband of the former Mary Ellen Cook of Corsicana. Graduate of Athens High School. Entered service with the U.S. Army Inf. June 2, 1944. Went Overseas in Jan 194. Killed in action in Germany.
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JOHN LEWIS NOWELL
Pvt. John Lewis Nowell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Burl B. Nowell of Corsicana. Trained at Ft. Sam Houston and Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, going overseas in Sept, 1943, with the 2nd Inf. Div., he invaded France on D-Day and participated in all the major engagements in Belgium and Germany.  He was a POW in Germany.
DEWEY OSTEEN
S/Sgt Dewey Osteen, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Osteen of Corsicana. Entered service Nov. 1942. Served overseas with the 351st Bombing Group. Awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services in connection with Military operations against an enemy of the U.S. while serving as group draftsman and N.C.O. in charge of the map room.

 

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HOMER E. PACE, JR.
Capt. Homer E. Pace, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer E. Pace. Sr. of Corsicana. Graduate of Texas A. & M. Entered service Nov. 30, 1943. Served as an Inf. Unit Cdmr., Supply and Evacuation Off. and Statistician with the 475th Inf. and part of the Mars Task Force, and Hdqrs. in China Theater. This organization became the only major supply and evacuation base for China. Duties concurrent with those of a supply Off. on the staff of the Commanding Gen. of a theater of Operations were assumed. Awarded Inf. Combat Medal, Pacific theater with 2 Clusters, China Theater Medal, Good Conduct Medal. Honorably discharged Sept 29, 1946.
DETROIT M. PACKER
S 1/C Detroit M. Packer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Detroit M. Packer. Attended Jackson High School, Corsicana, and Prairie View College. Entered the Navy in 1943, serving at the Boston, Mass. receiving sta. Unit 1.
EMERY C. PAGE
Cpl Emery C. Page, son of Grant and Alberta Page. Entered service in 1942, training at Camp Claiborne, La. Served in the European Theater, France, Germany ad Belgium.
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JAMES G. PAGE
Pfc James G. Page, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon W. Page of Blooming Grove. Graduate of Blooming Grove High School. Husband of the former Virginia Varnell of Blooming Grove, Entered the Army Jan. 1943, training at Gainesville, Texas and Camp Livingston, La. served in the Pacific area.

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HENRY PARHMS
Pfc. Henry Parhms, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parhms, f Chatfield. Joined the U.S. Air Force Jan. 8, 1943. Received a God Conduct Medal, Discharged Sept. 27. 1945.
ARTHUR N. S. PATRICK JR.
T/Sgt. Arthur N. S. Patrick, Jr., son of Arthur N. S. and Effie Middleton Patrick of Richland. Enlisted in U.S. Army Air Force Jan. 12. 1942. Trained at Sheppard Field, TX, Geiger Field, Wash. Alamogordo Air Base, N.M., Richmond Air Base, Va., Goldsboro Air Base, N.C., Camp Mills, L.I., N.Y. Served overseas with the 12th Weather Sdn. serving in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Sicily, Sardenia, Corsica, and Italy. Earned 2 Bronze Battle Stars, and the Legion of Merit. Discharged Sept 30, 1945.

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ORELL L. PATRICK
Capt. Artillery Orrell L. Patrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Patrick of Corsicana. Graduate of Corsicana High School and Texas. A. & M.  Married to June Patrick. Entered service March 7, 1942, training at Ft. Sill, Okla., Camp Adair, Ore., Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. Serving in France and Germany. Received Bronze Star Medal for action in Battle of Jaarbrucken, Discharged April 15, 1946.
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GEORGE W. PATTERSON
S/Sgt George W. Patterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Patterson. Graduate of Blooming Grove High School. Enlisted Jan. 2, 1942 in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Served with the 18th Fighter Sqdn., 11th Airforce, 2nd Air Force Training Common. Honorably discharged Jan. 13, 1946.

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JIM W. PATTERSON
A.S. 2nd Class Jim W. Patterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Patterson of Blooming Grove. Graduate of Blooming Grove High School. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy June 2, 1943. Stationed at U.S. Naval Air Sta., Corpus Christi, Texas, and U.S. Naval Air Sta., Jacksonville, Fla. Honorably discharged June 6, 1946.
JOE REXFORD PATTERSON
T/4 Joe Rexford Patterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Patterson of Frost. Husband of the former Daisy Jane McMurtry. Graduate of Frost High School, attended Baylor Univ., and Danforth School of Pharmacy, Fort Worth. Entered service Oct. 1942, training in medical branch of service at General Hospital. Served in Tunisia, Africa, Maddalone, Italy (near Naples), and Leghorn, Italy. Discharged Oct 19, 1945.

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