20th Century Veterans from Crawford County, Indiana
They were the sons of Mr & Mrs. Edd Adkins of English. WWII Veterans
WWII, Completed 50 missions. Awarded Air Medal with Oak leaf Cluster and The Flying Cross. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Apple; English, Indiana
Born Jan. 4, 1887. Joined U S Army in 1918. He is buried in Cedar Hill Cem. Leavenworth.
Baker, George D
Of Eckerty, IN. MIA, declared dead on Dec 15, 1945 after being missing since the Battle of Sunda Straight. WWII
Served from January 1945 to October 1946. Served with the 77th Infantry Division,306th Infantry Regiment,1st Battalion, Company B in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Awards: Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal World War II Victory Medal, Army Of Occupation Medal (Japan) Meritorious Unit Commendation
WWII; Navy from 1943 - 1946. Philippine Islands when the war ended; then on to Japan with the Occupation Forces. After that was in Shanghai China for about six months on a mine scraper-on the Yangtze River-North China Sea. Dale is a full lifetime member of the VFW at English.
Blunk, Roy (Jr)
Pfc. in the Army and stationed in France. WWII. He was born in 1926 in Dubois Co. Enlisted Nov. 16, 1945. He died on April 28, 1993. Buried in Taswell Cemetery.
Brooks, Robert L.
Killed Oct. 8, 1944 WWII South Pacific. Honored on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines
Byrum, Alvin Fetzer
Private; Son of Sampson M. and Carrie M. Byrum (Nash) b. January 2, 1895 Marengo,IN. Hotel clerk. Entered service at Chickasha, OK. Killed in action Oct. 24, 1918, Argonne Forest , near Bantheville, France. (Place of burial unknown)
Private; Son of James M. and Mary E. Carberry. B. Nov. 2, 1889. Boone Twp. Crawford. Indiana. Farmer. Enlisted Troop D. 1st Cavalry, Indiana National Guard Co. M, 152nd Infantry August 27 1917, New Albany, Ind. Sailed for France June 12, 1918; assigned to Co. B. 8th Machine Gun Battalion. Killed in action Oct. 16, 1918, Meuse-Argonne offensive. Buried in Argonne-American Cemetery, Romagne, Grave 5, Sec. 102, Plot 1..
Cline, Otis H
71st Heavy Tank Battalion; A CO; 24th Infantry Division; Army
Hostile, Died (KIA); Date Of Loss: July 24, 1950
Year of Birth: 1928
Comments: Corporal Cline was a member of the 71st Medium Tank Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on July 24, 1950.
B. Jan 30, 1924, D. Sept 3, 1983. Army enlistment on Mar 2, 1943, release date Jan 25, 1947. WWII.
Served from November 1942 to October 1945. Ninth Air Force, 405th Fighter Group,509th Fighter Squadron, Crew Chief on P-47 Thunderbolts. Awards: Good Conduct Medal. American Campaign Medal, European, African, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four bronze campaign stars, World War II Victory Medal, Belgium Croix de Guerre Medal and the Presidential Unit Citation.
Crabtree Clarence Don
Private; Son of Lowell B. and Emma Crabtree; born June 3, 1896, Indianapolis, Ind. Rancher. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army. February, 1916, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Served on Mexican Border. Transferred to Ft. Jay, N. Y. Embarked September 1, 1917; assigned to Company M, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. Died of wounds July 14, 1918, received in action near Cantigny. Buried in American Cemetery, Chateaurou-Indre, France. Awarded Croix de Guerre with palms, (posthumously).
U.S. Army, served 1972 - 1974 in a nuclear missile detachment; from Milltown.
Cummings, Harry "Punkin"
Harry was a Pvt. in Co. C. 6th Armored Infantry; 1st Armored Division-Group called "Old Ironsides" He entered service on Oct. 3, 1943 and was discharged on May 5, 1945. He served in Italy at Anzio. He was shot in the leg, 60 miles North of Rome, Italy and was in the hospitals at Rome and Naples. Harry spent 11 months in rehabilitation. His basic training was at Camp Wheeler, Macon, Georgia. He is a member of American Legion at Alton, Indiana and a lifetime member of the VFW in English, Indiana and the DAV in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Davis, Arthur Stewart
Private; Son of Lyman and Honor Davis; born November 2, 1891, Leavenworth, Crawford County, Ind. Button cutter. Entered service June 14, 1918, English, Ind. Trained at Indianapolis; Camp Sheridan, Ala., Detroit, Mich. Assigned to Company D, 9th Motor Supply Train. Died of pneumonia December 2, 1918, Akron, Ohio. Buried, Leavenworth, Ind. American Legion Post, Leavenworth, Ind., named in his honor. Survived by widow, Lela Mode Davis, and children, Revonah, Irma, and Ralph Davis, Leavenworth, Ind.
Navy, World War 2. Born Feb 20, 1919, Died Apr 15, 2010. From Taswell, IN.
Dillman, Clarence Artie
1957 joined U S Naval Reserve, Louisville, KY; Basic Training NTC Bainbridge, MD; 1957 entered US Air Force Lackland AFB basic; Kesseler AFB for ACW Data Processing school. After leaving the Air Force, Clarence re-entered the military as an E-5 Data Processing Tech in the US Navy Reserve. Moved to Spencer, Indiana, transferred to Indiana National Guard, served as a Driver/Launch RTO for an Honest Jon Rocket Artillery Battery. Due to a Civilian job change he departed the ING but re-entered 2-150 FA Bn, Battery A at Greencastle, IN in 1975. Transferred to 38th Div. Artillery as Intel NCO. Warrant Officer, Artillery Radar- 138th Signal Bn. 38th Infantry Div. Anderson, IN C & E. Chief. Transferred to Inactive Reserve in 1986. Retired Aug. 1, 1999. Numerous awards and honors. Clarence "Art" Dillman is a member of SAR by descent of Nathan Veatch.
Dillman, David Duane
Senior Master Sergeant Indiana Air National Guard USAF, Indiana Air National Guard 181st TWF-Hulman Field, Received Indiana Commendation Medal, Indiana Meritorious Service Medal
WWII; From English, IN
Duggin, Robert Keith
MM/2 USN, Killed in action on October 20,1942 in support of operation in the Solomon Islands aboard the USS Chester CA 27 a heavy cruiser. The ship was torpedoed on the Starboard side amidships by Japanese submarine I-176 killing 11 and wounding 12 sailors. Robert was the first English man and second Crawford County man killed in action WWII.
Dukes, Cleo Walter
Private Son of John J. and Emma L. Dukes; born Jan. 18, 1895, near Milltown, Crawford Co. Indiana. Farmer. Entered service June 23, 1918, English, Indiana. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Co. A, 334th Infantry, 84th Division. Transferred to Camp Mills, N. Y; and embarked August 30, 1918. Died of pneumonia October 22, 1918, at Evacuation Hospital No. 9 of Vaubecourt. Buried near Vaubecourt, France.
Eaton, John Omer
34th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Division ; Army
Hostile, Died While Captured (POW)
Date Of Loss: July 20, 1950
Location of Loss: TAEJON
Year of Birth: 1929
Comments: Corporal Eaton was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Taejon, South Korea on July 20, 1950, forced to march to North Korea on the "Tiger Death March", and died while a prisoner at An-Dong, North Korea on May 8, 1951. His remains were not recovered. Possible Sulphur Indiana.
Birth Date: 2 Oct 1929
Birth City: Leavenworth
Birth County: Crawford County
State Registered: Indiana
Death Date: 12 Feb 1951
Death Country: Korea
Death Description: Missing in Action - Presumed Dead
WAR: Korean War
Title: CORPORAL, U.S. Army
Service: U.S. Army
Service ID: 16313202
Notes: Corporal Franz was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on February 12, 1951 and presumed dead on January 18, 1954. However, there is information that he may have been taken prisoner and died on a Death March to prison camp. Corporal Franz was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Froman, Greg E
PFC US Army Korea; birth date: 12/8/1928; death: 4/4/2005.
Gabhart, Eddie Ray
Enlisted U S Army Sept 1973. Stationed at Hannah, Germany, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Camp Carroll, Korea, Fort Hood, Texas. Discharged Oct. 1980 as Sergeant.
Gaither, Edward L.
Born 1894, enlistment date June 21, 1917. Evacuation hospital 3 to discharge private, first class Sept 13, 1917; Sergeant Dec 11, 1917. Aisne-Marne, St Mihiel; Meuse-argonne; Defensive Sector. American expeditionary forces Jan 12, 1918 to Apr 19, 1919. Honorable discharge Apr 28, 1919.
Goldman, Elmer Lester
Private Son of David and Minerva Goldman; born Oct. 3, 1894, near West Fork, Crawford County, Indiana. Farmer. Enlisted Sept. 19 1917, English, Indiana. Sent to Camp Taylor, KY; assigned to Co. G. 335th Infantry. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S.C; assigned to Company I, 119th Infantry, 30th Div. Overseas May 12, 1918. Participated in battle of Kemmel Hill. Killed in action Sept. 29, 1918. Buried in Old Hickory Cemetery, France.
Gore, Alva Howard "Bum"
WWII - Army Was in Africa & Italy
Graves, John E.
Born 1887, enlistment date Oct 2, 1917. 158 depot briage to Nov 5, 1918; provost guard company CP Sherman O to discharge private, first class Jn 17, 1918; Corporal Dec 3, 1918; Sergeant May 17, 1919; 1 Sergeant July 1, 1919. Honorable discharge July 10, 1919. National Army.
WWII. Served in the 735th tank battalion 4th grade tech Sergeant honorable discharge on 10-29-45 served in France, Germany, Belgium, and Luxemburg.
He enlisted on April, 5, 1955, and was discharged on April 14, 1958. He served two years overseas in Germany. He was awarded a letter of Commendation for saving the life of his commanding officer. His rank was PFC1.
Hall, Alphonso Lincoln
Private Son of Lincoln and Etta Hall; born May 10, 1889, Temple, Crawford County, Indiana. Farmer. Entered service September 3, 1918, English, Indiana. Sent to Camp Grant, Ill; assigned to Co. D. 5th Limited Service Regiment. Died of pneumonia September 28, 1918 Camp Grant, Ill. Buried, Temple, Crawford County, Indiana.
Hanover, Roy Lee
Private Son of James H. and Cressa Hanover; born Dec. 30, 1892, Crawford County, Indiana. Enlisted in Co. A, 2nd Infantry, Indiana National Guard Co. A. 152nd Infantry July 17, 1917. Sent to Jeffersonville, Ind; then to Camp Shelby, Miss; transferred to Co. A, 165th Infantry. Sailed for France July 7, 1918. Killed in action July 29, 1918, Chateau-Thierry, France. (Place of burial unknown)
Harlow, Philip Henry
S 1 U S Navy WW II; b. May 8, 1925 d. Mar 29, 1999
Harper, Orville Sherman
Private Son of John M. and Sarah J. Harper; b. October 21, 1891, near Marengo, Crawford, Indiana. Farmer, Entered service June 17, 1918, Tacoma, Wash. Trained at Camp Lewis, Wash; assigned to Co. A.357th Infantry, 19th Div. Sailed from Hoboken, N.J. About September 1, 1918. Killed in action October 21, 1918, while his Company was going in on the Meuse-Argonne Front. Buried in Argonne-American Cemetery, Romagne, Meuse
Haycox, Harold Kenneth
A1C US Air Force, US Navy, Korea
Hice, Albert Franklin
MSgt U S Army; 1980-1982 Indiana Army National Guard; Active Duty-1983 Ft. Campbell, KY-101st Airborne (Air Assault) Div; 1984-Honduras-Training indigenous forces; 1985-5th Bn. 3rd Fa, 42 Brigade, V Corps, Germany; Desert Shield; Fought as part of 2nd ACR during Desert Storm. Awarded Bronze Star
Dec. 1997-Assigned to Fort Riley, Kansas. Liberation of Kuwait Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal with 6 clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with two clusters, U. S . Army Commendation Medal with 5 clusters, U S Army Achievement Medal with two clusters.
Hice, Sandra Dillman
Molly Pitcher Award
Holland, Roy L.
Born 1888, enlistment date May 28, 1918. 157 depot brigade to discharge private; honorable discharge Dec 8, 1918. National Army LB 17.
Born 8/14/1894 in Grantsburg, IN. Inducted Sept 2, 1918 to Camp-Grant Ill. Pvt, 161 D. B. Transferred to Co. K, Group 2, M. G. Tr. Camp, Camp Hancock, Georgia Sept 27, 1918. Discharged 1/11/1919.
Hubbard, William Thomas
Yoeman Son of John W. and Rozella Hubbard; born March 3, 1895, near English, Indiana. Bookkeeper. Enlisted in U. S. Navy as second class yoeman, Louisville, KY; May, 1917. Transferred to Lexington, KY; then to Newport, R.I. Later sent to Philadelphia, Pa; for Y.M. C. A. work. Sent to London, England, in November, 1917; served as a bookkeeper for Admiral Sims. Died of pneumonia October 22, 1918, London, England. Buried with military honors, English, Ind.
Jackson, James R.
5th Regimental Combat Team
Regimental Combat Team ; Army
Hostile, Died of Wounds (DOW)
Date Of Loss: April 4, 1951
Year of Birth: 1930
Comments: Sergeant First Class Jackson was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team. He was seriously wounded near Waegwan, South Korea on September 18, 1950 and returned to duty on September 26, 1950. He was seriously wounded again near Tumon-Dong, South Korea on April 4, 1951 and died of those wounds later that day.
Jenner, William E.
Captain in the Army Air Forces, received a discharge for eye injuries. WWII. Also first WWII veteran to serve as a Senator. He took over the seat at 37 years of age.
Judd, Roy C.
Born 1892, enlistment date July 23, 1918. 159 depot brigade to Aug 27, 1918; Air service school for radio operators Pittsburg, PA to Aug 31, 1918; 299 Aer Squadron to discharge private honorable discharge Jan 24, 1919. National Army.
Kasserman, Janis Gabhart
Inducted into U.S. Navy May 20, 1966. Stationed at Banbridge, MD. Left Navy in Aug 1967.
Kennedy, Duncan L.
Capt. U. S. Army WW II; b. Aug. 23, 1911 d. May 29, 2003
King, Maurice A. Sr.
He was a member of Local 181, and an Army veteran of World War II.
Yoeman 2nd Class, Son of Barzella and Nancy A. Lane; born January 28, 1895, Eckerty, Crawford County, Indiana. Farmer. Enlisted in U. S. Navy, July 12, 1918, English, Ind. Sent to Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago; assigned to Co. E. Transferred to Puget Sound, Wash; at which place he died of pneumonia, October 2, 1918. Buried in Eastridge Cemetery, Crawford County, Indiana.
Lavin, James Robert
547th Bomber Squardron 384th Bomber. Born February 11, 1920 at West Fork, Crawford, Indiana. He died on April 13, 1944 in plane crash in Belgium. He is the son of James Ambrose and Artie May Goldman Lavin. Buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery at Margraten, Holland. Here is a link to an article about his death
Levell, Nolan Elmer
Private Son of Charles and Mary A. Levell; born August 11, 1896, near English, Indiana. Farmer. Entered service Sept. 5, 1918, Eldora, Iowa; where he was working. Trained at Camp Dodge, Iowa; assigned to 43rd Co., 11th Battalion, 163rd Depot Brigade. Died of pneumonia October 15, 1915, Camp Dodge. Buried in Mt. Sterling Cemetery, English, Indiana.
Line, Karl E.
Long, Elby Ray
Army - Korean War. Currently resides in Taswell, IN.
WWII, Served with US Army Medical Corps.
WWII, US Army Air Corps Trained at Jacksonville,Fla.
McMahel, Fred H.
TEC 5 U S Army WW II; b. Jan. 16, 1912 d. Oct. 2, 2003
Melton, William Kiper
Private Son of John W. and Mary A. Melton; born Feb. 5, 1889, Wickliffe, Crawford, Indiana. Farmer. Entered service Sept. 20, 1917, English, Indiana. Trained at Camp Taylor, Ky; Camp Sevier, S. C. Assigned to Co. G. 335th Infantry; Co. K, 335th Infantry; Company L, 119th Infantry, 30th Division. Overseas in May, 1918. Caught in barrage while on patrol duty and killed instantly August 2, 1918. Buried at Four Elms near Poperinghe, Belgium.
Born 1889, enlistment date Oct 3, 197. Co D 330 infantry to Oct 15, 1917; supply company 330 infantry to July 20, 1918; Co C 9 Machine gun battalion to Feb 11, 1919; headquarters detachment 9 machine gun battalion to discharge wagoner Nov 1, 1917; Private July 20, 1918; Wagoner Feb 10, 1919. National Army.
was in WWII, Navy. Stationed on Guam
Air force, was in the Air Force band. No war.
PVT 227 AA SLT BN CAC, WWII
Mix, Samuel Arthur
Mock, Ferris Weir
U.S. Navy, WWII
Monk, Robert Silas
Navy Son of Thomas Robert and Ida May Monk; born August 10, 1890, near Marengo, Crawford Indiana. High school student. Enlisted in U.S. Navy, 1906. Assigned to Medical Department on hospital ship, Relief, when U. S. Fleet made world cruise, 1908. Served on the Columbia, when acting as convoy for transports. Died August 10, 1918, Chelsea, Mass. Buried, Chelsea, Mass. Survived by widow, Marie Furguson Price Monk, who served with husband in Navy as Yoemanette.
Myers, Allan Gordon
Corporal Son of Josephus and Annie G. Myers; born Dec. 1, 1895, Alton, Crawford County, Indiana. School teacher. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army April 19, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind; Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo; transferred to El Paso, Tex; assigned to Co. A, 16th Infantry, 1st Div. Embarked June 14, 1917. Killed in action July 21, 1918, in Aisne-Marne Offensive. Buried at Ploisy, Aisne, France. Cited for gallantry in action and meritorious conduct.
Patton, Marvin Lee
TEC 5 U S Army WW II; b. Mar. 5, 1917 d. Sept. 6. 1965
born near Goodman Ridge on Oct. 19, 1896 and died on March 28 at the age of 75.
Pittman, Charles Franklin
Private Son of George and Alice B. Pittman; born Nov. 17, 1892, Marengo, Indiana. Steel worker. Entered service June 24, 1918, English, Indiana. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky; assigned to 55th Co., 14th Battalion, 159th Depot Brigade. Transferred to Ft. Benj. Harrison, Indiana; assigned to Co. B, 22nd Engineers. Embarked Sept. 15, 1918. Drowned while bathing in the Meuse River, March 27, 1918. Buried, Grave 191, Cemetery 614. Survived by widow Ercie Brumfield Pittman and Charles Pittman, Jr. Louisville, KY.
Polen, James William
Private Son of James W. and Jane Polen; born Oct. 6, 1887, Crawford County, Indiana. Farmer. Entered service May 7, 1918, English, Indiana. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky; transferred to Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind; assigned to 34th Engineers, Headquarters Co. Overseas August 16, 1918. Returned to United States, January 20, 1919. Discharged March 18, 1919. Died June 12, 1920 of tuberculosis contracted in service. Buried, Bethany Union, Crawford, Indiana.
Enlisted as Private in U S Army Sept 1954. Stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri Quartermaster. Took Quartermaster training at Ft. Lee , Virginia, later served in France, TFOB Guarding payroll and Ammunition Depots. Discharged in 1956. Re-enlisted at Fort Knox, KY as an MP. Stationed in Georgia. Discharged in 1959.
U S Army PFC. 1956-1958 ENlisted at English, Indiana Stationed at Camp Leroy Johnson, New Orleans, LA. Tour of duty in France. Fork Lift Operator.
Qualters, Orville William "Bubby"
Drafted Nov. 7, 1967 in U S Army Served 18 months in Pleiku, Vietnam. Assigned to Artillery but they needed Cooks and Bakers to feed the men so he volunteered to be Cook and night Baker. Stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado after leaving Vietnam. Received the Vietnam Combat Medal and various others. Discharged from Fort Carson, Colorado as Specialist 5th Class
Qualter, Thomas Charles
b. March 17, 1931 D. June 26, 1987 Sgt. U. S. Army, Korea. Buried in Plot D. 437 New Albany National Cemetery
Randall, Leroy Dennis
Private Son of Charles ad Sarah E. Randall; born April 15, 1890, near Marengo, Crawford County, Indiana. Farmer. Entered service Sept. 19, 1917, English, Indiana. Sent to Camp Taylor, Ky. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C; assigned to Co. D. 120th Infantry 30th Div. Went overseas in May 1918. Killed in action October 10, 1918, on Ypres front, or Chemel Hill. Buried in American Cemetery, Bony-Aisne, France.
Born in 1917 near Mifflin, Indiana and enlisted on Nov. 5, 1942 at Fort Benjamin Harrison. His occupation was working with the timber industry. He died on Dec. 3, 1997 and is buried in Pleasant (Tick) Ridge Cemetery.
Redden, William Andrew
WWII, b. June 6, 1893, d. Feb. 23, 1974 son of William and Mary C. (Belcher) Redden
Riddle, Arthur Robert
Quartermaster First Class; Alton, Indiana; U S Navy Reserve. Killed Oct. 29, 1944 while serving in South Pacific WW. Missing or buried at seas. Honored on Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines. Read more at: http://www.desausa.org/de_photo_library/uss_eversole_de_404.htm
Riddle, Temple E.
Born 1893, enlistment date Dec 13, 1917. 10 balloon company to discharge private June 29, 1918. St Mihiel; defensive sector. American expeditionary forces June 29, 1918 to May 25, 1919. Honorable discharge June 4, 1919.
Roberts, Charles F.
U.S. Army, WWII, 2nd Infantry Division, 23rd Regiment.
U.S. Army, served in Vietnam, killed in action. From Milltown.
Roberts, Dennis Ray
Date of birth: 09/04/1949, Milltown, IN. Army, Private First Class,
Unit: A Co, 124th Sig Bn, 4th Inf Div, USARV. Died during Vietnam War in
Pleiku Province, South Vietnam on Aug 3, 1969.
Roberts, Everett C.
S Sgt. U S Army Air Force WW II; b. NOv. 29. 1908 d. Apr. 9., 1995
Roberts, George L.
U.S. Army, WWII. Platoon Sergeant in the 97th Infantry Division.
Scott, Andrew Jackson
WWII - S/Sgt assigned to a tank in the 737th Tank Battalion. His tank was destroyed in Lorraine, France with the crew listed as MIA. He was posthumously awarded the purple heart.
Scott, Glenn Bernard
U.S. Army, Private, Company G, 11th infantry.
Scott, Raymond Jesse
20 year Navy Veteran. WWII
Shafer, George Ervin
He was born Jan. 10, 1894, Leavenworth, Indiana. He served in WWI. Army. Buried in El Bethel cemetery.
Shafer, Howard Russell
born Aug. 27, 1896 at Leavenworth, Indiana. He served in WWI. Army. Buried in Monticello, IL.
Served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 1950-1952. He was stationed in Louisiana and Germany. Drafted Nov. 22, 1950 at Indianapolis, IN. Basic training at Camp Breckenridge. Then sent to Camp Rucker in Alabama. Then to Camp Polk, Louisiana. Served 1 year there then boarded a shop in January in New Orleans to Germany. Arrived in Germany in January, docked at Bremerhaven, Germany. He was stationed about 30 miles from Stuttgart. Spent about 8 months in Germany. Left Germany for U. S. and docked at Staten Island in Sept. From there by plane to Ft. Custer, Michigan. Arrived home on Nov. 14, 1952. His pay was $33.00 per month. On the way to Germany his ship made a stop in Puerto Rico.
Smith, (Rev) Lewis Glenn
He is the brother of Ernest Smith. He enlisted in the U S. Army in WWII as a Private. HE served in the Philippines and was shot in the neck. The Shrapnel exploded in his neck and he still has pieces of it in his neck to this day. According to his daughter, Mary Ann, it is too close to the spine for removal. He received the Purple Heart. He was born and raised in the Mifflin, West Fork area of Crawford County. He is the founding Pastor of Victory Chapel Church in Frankfort, Indiana and has pastored there for over 50 years.
Starr, Ralph G.
Staff Sergeant Ralph G. Starr US Army Air Force. Entered service on 23 December 1942 at Louisville, Kentucky. Served with the 15th Air Force,456th Bomb Group,744th Bombardment Squadron [Heavy]. Was a radio operator on B-24H serial number 42-94752"Sleepy Time Gal". Was killed on 23 May 1944 at 11:45 in a mid-air collision near the home base at Stornara, Italy on a return from a bomb run.
Stroud, Charles Franklin
Killed Nov. 26, 1942 South Pacific WWII. Ptv. U.S. Army 126th Inf. Rgmt. 32nd Inf. Div. Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Stroud, Clarence Alva
Private Son of William and Mary Ann Stroud; born March 13, 1894, Temple, Crawford County, Indiana. Teamster. Entered service Sept. 19, 1917. St. Francesville, Ill. Trained at Camp Taylor, Ky; and Camp Pike, Ark. Embarked from New York, April 1918; assigned to Co. L. 58th Infantry, 4th Division. Killed in action Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. (Place of burial unknown.) Survived by widow, Ruth Ridgely Stroud, St. Francesville, Ill.
Born 1891, enlistment date June 21, 1917. Detachment medical department 46 infantry to discharge private, first class oct 18, 1918. Honorable discharge Mar 8, 1919. Regular Army.
Sturgeon, Robert Lee
b. March 10, 1921 in English, IN, son of Omer and Myrtle Sturgeon. Served with the 2nd Marines in the Pacific Campaign; Saipan, Tinian, etc.. and also in the occupation forces at Nagasaki, Japan.
Swarens, Arthur L.
Swarens, Curtis J.
Swarens, Eugene D.
Taylor, Emery E.
Born 1887; enlistment date Sept 5, 1917. Co G 336 infantry to Feb 5, 1918; Co D 120 infantry to Apr 6, 1918; sanitary detachment 120 infantry to discharge private somme offensive, ypres-lys. American expeditionary forces May 12, 1918 to Apr 13, 1919. honorable discharge Apr 25, 1919. National Army.
Thomas (Toby), Catherine
I joined the Army in March of 1969. I served two years and nine months. I should have been in for three years, but at the time they were offering a three month "early out" and I decided to take it. I went in as a private and earned my Spec. 5 stripe when I was discharged. I took Basic Training as Ft. McClellan, Alabama; AIT at Ft. Gordon, Ga. in Communications: assigned to Ft. Meade, Md. Also spent two months at Ft. Myers, Va. working as a Clerk Typist.
entered the Army on June 15th 1987 as a helicopter mechanic stationed at Ft.Drum NY for 5yrs. Reenlisted and became a MP. He went to Korea for 1yr and was stationed at Ft.Campbell for approx.18months. left active duty on Nov.24 1994. entered the reserves after active duty and went to school and was a carpentry masonry specialist for 6 years. discharged from the reserves in 2000. He was an E-5 Sgt.total military time 13 years. Award and ribbons: Army service ribbon, National defense ribbon, Professional development ribbon-1,Overseas ribbon-1,Good conduct Medal-4,Army achievement Medal-2, Army commendation Medal-3, Air crewmember wings, Air assault badge
U S Army 69th Signal Battalion, Fort Meade, Maryland. Drafted in 1957 Worked in Communications. Good Conduct and Expert Marksman medal. Discharged in 1959 as a Spec. 4.
June1 1956-June 1, 1958 Enlisted as Pvt. in US Army Fort Chaffee Basic. Was in the 82nd Airborne Paratroopers Div. Discharged as Specialist 3rd Class at Fort Bragg, NC.
Enlisted in U S Army Aug. 1969. to July 1971 Enlisted as Pvt and discharged as E5. Was in Vietnam. Other places he served were, Turkey, Holland, Germany. Received Sharpshooter and Overseas Service medal.
Toby, Leo M.
Enlisted in U S Army November 1961. Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Fort Gordon, Georgia, six months Schooling in Radio Repair. MOS was Field radio radio Traveled 7 days by ship S. B. Buckner. Assigned to HQ &HQ Company 8th Infantry Division Bad Kreuznach, Germany; Rose Barracks Attached to motor pool where his duties were to maintain receiver and transmitter radio equipment on all vehicles. Last promotion was to Specialist 4th Class as Armored Communications Specialist. Returned to U S by ship S. B. Buckner in September of 1964. (7 day trip)
Received an Honorable Discharge after serving three more years in the Reserves.
U S Army 537th MP Company- West Germany; May 14, 1969-May 1971
U S Army JUly 66 to July 68. Enlisted as E1 and discharged as E 4. C Co. 30th MP Battalion Presidio, California. Served in Vietnam 552nd MP Co. 2nd Field Forces. Received the Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal with V for Valor, Presidential Unit Citation , Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal.
Waggoner, Melvin Duane
L CPL U S Marine Corps; b. Dec. 22, 1939 d. Mar. 31 2001
Marine Corps 1959 - 1979, Vietnam War
Private Son of Alonzo and Rebecca A. Weathers; born October 20, 1892, near Marengo, Indiana. Steeple painter. Entered service June 24, 1918, English, Indiana. Sent to Camp Sherman, Ohio; assigned to Co. B. 334th Infantry, 84th Div. Embarked fro Camp Mills, N. Y. in August, 1918. Transferred to 16th Infantry, 1st Div. Served in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Died of pneumonia October 21, 1918. Buried at Brizeaux, Meuse, France.
Born Sept 18, 1889. Enlisted to army on July 24, 1918. Battery C 5 regiment filed artillery replacement draft to Oct 15, 1918; 4 battery field artillery replacement regiment France to discharge private American expeditionary forces Oct 28, 1918 to Mar 11, 191. Honorable discharge Mar 25, 1919.
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