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North Carolinians Service Records Taken from the Burlington, North Carolina Daily Times News This document contains statewide casualty lists along with items local to Alamance County. December 21, 1944-December 30, 1944 December 21, 1944 Casualties (did not state whether these were “killed in action” or “wounded in action”) Pvt. David D. Phoenix, Mrs. Gladys C. Phoenix, wife, 206 E. McCulloch St., Greensboro Pvt. Leroy L. Preston, Mrs. June C. Preston, mother, Rte. 3, Marshville Pfc. Norman F. Rogers, Mrs. Peggy L. Rogers, wife, 828 Hammond St., Rocky Mount Pvt. Welch L. Saunacke, Mrs. Thelma Johnson, sister, Cherokee Sgt. Horace D. Smith, c/o C.A. Chandler, 104 S. Ridgecrest Avenue, Rutherfordton 2nd Lt. John D. Smith, Mrs. Mabel C. Smith, aunt, 3413 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte Pvt. Leonard W. Smith, Mrs. Dorothy G. Smith, wife, 504 N. Person, Raleigh Staff Sgt. Richard P. Smith, Tom Smith, father, Banner Elk Staff Sgt. Wyatt Smith, II, Walter W. Smith, father, Box 65, Lenoir Corp. Colin J. Webb, Mrs. Anne P. Webb, mother, Rte. 1, Fountain Pvt. Calvin L. Welborn, Mrs. Ruby V. Welborn, wife, Clyde (?) Pfc. Ernest H. Whitley, Mrs. Emma B. Whitley, mother, Stanly Pfc. Reece O. Wiles, Mrs. Mary V. Wiles, wife, Hays Pfc. Frances W. Williams, Mrs. Rosa M. Williams, mother, Rte. 6, Box 405, Charlotte Pfc. Linie A. Wolfe, Mrs. Esther A. Wolfe, wife, Rte. 1, Purlear Tech. Sgt. Samuel M. Wolfe, Jr., Mrs. Katherine Wolfe, mother, Swannanoa Pfc. Otis E. Woodie, Sam M. Woodie, father, Jonah Ridge Pvt. Ernest Woolard, Mrs. Margaret C. Woolard, wife, Rte. 1, Box 214, Washington Pvt. Raymond H. Yarbrough, Mrs. Lula W. Yarbrough, mother, Mt. Holly Pfc. Willis G. Yarbrough, Mrs. Nenell G. Yarbrough, wife, 9 Church St., East Rockingham Pvt. Howard E. Yountz, David R. Dick, grandfather, Rte. 1, Mocksville Navy Casualties Pfc. John M. Berry, USMCR, dead, Mr. and Mrs. Pinkney T. Berry, parents, Morganton Lt. (jg) Thomas Moore Evins, USNR, wounded, Mrs. Grace Bowes Evins, Rockingham, wife; Mrs. Andrew Jamieson, Oxford, mother Boatswain Mate 1C Lee Marvin Kornegay, USN, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Delson Kornegay, parents, 128 Ruthledge Drive, Wilmington Pfc. Frederick B. Warren, USMCR, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Warren, Sr., parents, 21 Melrose Avenue, Asheville A Silver Star was awarded to Pfc. Haywood G. Childers, Infantry, Box 455, Statesville, N.C., for gallantry in action in Italy on May 8, 1944. The War Department said Childers had been missing in action since that date. December 23, 1944 Wounded in Action: European Theater: Staff Sgt. Glenn J. Bare, Mrs. Mertin M. Bare, mother, Crumpler Pvt. Henry C. Bass, Jr., Mrs. Dorothy A. Bass, wife, Rte. 2, Stantonsburg Corp. Jennings, B. Beddingfield, Mrs. Olivia S. Beddingfield, wife, Zarconia(?) Staff Sgt. James R. Bennett, Mrs. Rosmond H. Bennett, wife, 1901 Roseland St., Greensboro Pvt. Orville F. Brandon, Mrs. Lora M. Brandon, mother, Black Mountain Pfc. John W. Brewer, Thomas Brewer, father, Rte. 2, N. Wilkesboro Sgt. Rufus C. Brittain, Mrs. Christine C. Brittain, wife, Rte. 3, Hickory Pvt. James J. Burkner, Mrs. Bessie L. Burkner, mother, Rte. 1, Barnardsville Pfc. Wm. G. Carroll, James B. Carroll, father, Rte. 1, Warner Pvt. Arnold W. Conrad, Robert D. Conrad, father, 205 Front St., Cramerton Pvt. Arthur H. Fritch, Jr., Mrs. Erma C. Fritch, mother, 230 N. Torrence St., Charlotte Pfc. Cecil G. Hall, John W. Hall, father, Altapass Pfc. Clinton E. Hartman, Mrs. Clora Hartman, mother, Rte. 1, Advance 1st Sgt. Clyde Haywood, Marcus B. Haywood, father, Rte. 1, Washaw Pvt. John L. Holley, Walter B. Holley, father, Jacksonville Pfc. Herbert D. Houston, Mrs. Dovie M. Houston, mother, Buck Creek Rd., Highlands Staff Sgt. Lavon Johnson, Mrs. Annie E. Johnson, mother, Rte. 1, Lillington Pfc. Henry D. Jones, Jr., Mrs. Annie W. Jones, mother, Rte. 3, Wallace Pfc. John J. Kennedy, Mrs. Margaret L. Kennedy, wife, 149 Eller St., Elkin Tech Sgt. Jesse McA. King, George King, father, Rte. 1, High Point Staff Sgt. Roscoe M. Langley, Mrs. Gertrude Langley, wife, Rte. 2, Nashville Pvt. George P. Laflen, Mrs. Mary Lou Laflen, wife, Mt. Airy Tech Sgt. Charles L. Luther, Mrs. Carrie C. Luther, mother, Eldorado Sgt. Charlie L. Luther, Mrs. Sallie W. Winchew, mother, Andrews Pfc. James O. Minchew, Mrs. Sallie W. Minchew, mother, Rte. 3, Pikesville 1st Lt. Howard D. Monjar, Mrs. Ruth A. Monjar, wife, 2500 State St., Durham Staff Sgt. James M. Moore, Mrs. Orpha K. Moore, mother, Rte. 3, Reidsville Pvt. Lester Moritz, Mrs. Maria A. Moritz, wife, Rte. 1, West Jefferson Pfc. Mair W. Nickelston, Mrs. Lena Della Nickelston, mother, Rte. 1, Lawsonville Pvt. Horace B.(?) Overcash, Wm. H. Overcash, father, Landis Sgt. Paul J. Owens, Mrs. Sarah P. Owens, mother, Wilbar Staff Sgt. Paul A. Parsons, Mrs. Lucille B. Parsons, wife, Parsonville Pfc. Clay J. Patton, Jr., Mrs. Mary M. Patton, wife, Mebane Pvt. Leon Phillips, Mrs. Beulah M. Phillips, mother, 305 Sunset Dr., High Point Pvt. Calvin C. Poplin, Mrs. Tincey(?) L. Poplin, mother, Lilesville Sgt. James E. Reaves, Mrs. Mary M. Reaves, mother, 105 Central St., Clayton Tech. Sgt. Lee R. Richard, J. Ed. Richard, Rte. 3, Lawndale Pfc. Abram A. Rorrer, Mrs. Pearl V. Rorrer, mother, Spray Pvt. Edward L. Shearin, Mrs. Mamie C. Shearin, mother, Rte. 1, Warrenton Pvt. Raymond L. Stancil, Mrs. Ruby L.C. Stancil, wife, Fremont 2nd Lt. Luther N. Summers, Jr., Mrs. Willie E. Summers, wife, Statesville Pfc. Ernest M. Sutton, Mrs. Emma A. Sutton, mother, Waynesville Staff Sgt. Edgar D. Talbert, Mrs. Ida D. Talbert, mother, New London Pfc. Herbert H. Tate, Mrs. O’Bera B. Tate, mother, Rte. 2, Waynesville Sgt. Luther W. Tillman, Mrs. Flora R. Tillman, mother, Siler City Pfc. George H. Wilson, Mrs. Beulah M. Wilson, mother, Rte. 6, Lexington Sgt. James T. Winslow, Jr., Mrs. Pinnie C. Winslow, mother, Rte. 1, Belvedere Mediterranean Theater Tech 5G Jerome E. Bass, Jr., Mrs. Lottie Bass, mother, 409 Noble St., Florence Sgt. James G. Gliarmas, Goris D. Gliarmus, father, 405 Roundtre St., Wilson Pvt. Willie C. Lambert, Mrs. Rena B. Lambert, mother, 705 Crowell St., Wilson Pfc. Irvin J.D. McKenzie, Mrs. Carmel A. McKinzie, wife, Rte. 2, Culberson Pfc. James A. Sloop, Mrs. Mary I. Sloop, mother, 231 Misenhelmer Avenue, Concord Pvt. Eugene W. Stinorett, Mrs. Thelma A. Stinorett, wife, Bessemer City Pvt. Albert Y. Wade, Jr., Mrs. Annie M. Wade, wife, 100 Spring St., Spray Pvt. Weldon H. Warren, Jr., Mrs. Margaret B. Warren, wife, Enka Pfc. Dillie R. Weatherman, Mrs. Electa Johnson Weatherman, mother, Union Grove December 26, 1944 Our Men and Women in Service: Electrician’s Mate Third Class Henry F. Bass, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Bass, Rte. 1, Burlington, is home on leave from duty in the Mediterranean theater of war. During his six months overseas he participated in the D-Day invasion of France. He trained at Bainbridge, Maryland after entering the Navy in September of 1943. He reports to New York after Christmas. His wife is the former Hazel Self and lives in Burlington. Corp. Coy E. McAdams, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. McAdams of Graham was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. Overseas with an advanced Army Air base, in Italy, for 24 months, Corp. McAdams, a member of a veteran fighter group, holds a Distinguished unit Citation which has participated in every major campaign of the Mediterranean theater. William B. Wright, Fireman 2nd Class, of McAdams Street, Graham, is undergoing training with the Navy’s amphibious force at Camp Bradford, Va., and has been assigned to the crew of an LST, largest of the amphibious craft capable of making a beach landing. Staff Sgt. Eugene E. Pickard of Burlington, 27 years old, a waist gunner on the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress, ahs recently been awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal. He won the decoration for outstanding performance of duty during a number of the 8th A.F. bombing attacks on German war targets. He was previously employed by the Newport News Shipbuilding Company in Virginia as a welder. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Z.H. Pickard of Harris St. The gunner won his wings at Las Vegas Gunnery School in March of this year. He is now a member of the 406th (?) 486th (?) Bomber Group, a unit of the 3rd Bombardment Division cited by the President for its historic shuttle bombing of the Messerschmitt plant at Regensburg, Germany. Staff Sgt. George C. Dalton, A.A.F., returning from seven months overseas in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, was expected to arrive December 17 at Ft. Bragg prior to reaching his home in Burlington where he will visit his wife. Sgt. Dalton is a ball gunner on a B-24 and completed fifty missions with the 15th A.F. Pvt. James C. Durham, infantry, returned from three and a half months overseas in the European Theater of Operations on the U.S. Ship Seminole. He is temporarily being located at Start General Hospital prior to being transferred to another army hospital for treatment. His home is at 820 S. Main Street. He wears the Purple Heart and the Oak Leaf Cluster. His wife, Mrs. Beverly Hanna Durham and children are residing in Burlington. James Walker Kivett, son of E.L. Kivett, 401 Greenwood Avenue, has been enlisted in the Navy for training as a radio technician, George F. Ball, recruiter for Alamance Co., announced. He is a 1944 graduate of Burlington High School and is now at boot camp. At the completion, he will be sent to a radio technician school for a nine month course in the operation and maintenance of radar devices. Upon completion of this course he will become eligible for promotion to the petty officer rating of Radio Technician Second Class. Corp. Leroy A. Johnson of 601 Avon Avenue has completed a course of training in chemical warfare school’s toxic gas handler’s class for non-commissioned officers. Before entering the army he was a textile foreman with E.M. Holt Plaid Mills here. Bernard Elwood Hodgin has just completed his basic training at the Mercedes Army Air Field, California. He will now proceed to an army advanced flying school where he will take the final stage towards attaining his silver pilot wings. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Hodgin, Rte. 2, Graham. Pfc. Millard B. Gibson formerly of 203 Tucker St., has recently arrived at Welch Hospital at Daytona Beach, Florida where he will convalesce. He is the son of Mrs. J.L. Henderson and entered the Army in July of 1943 and has since served one month in France. His wife Jo resides in Snow Camp. He was formerly employed by Sears Roebuck Co. Howard Anthony, Petty Officer Third Class of the U.S. Navy, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Anthony, Rte. 6, is home for the holidays after twelve months duty in the Pacific. Chief Petty Officer C.L. May, Jr., U.S.N. has returned to duty after spending a brief leave with his wife the former Ann Snead of this city and his parents Mr. and Mrs. C.L. May, Sr., of Graham. He entered the service in September, 1941, and has served continuously since aboard a destroyer in the Atlantic and European-African Theaters. Among his service ribbons are the Presidential Citation, the Defense Medal, the American Theater of War Ribbon, The European-African War Ribbon with four stars for the invasions of North Africa, Sicily, and Italy and sub combat duty in the North Atlantic and the Good Conduct Ribbon. He has returned to Williamsburg, Va., where he will receive temporary duty under instruction and further assignment to an advanced supply base. Staff Sgt. J.W. Watkins, Jr., of the Medical Detachment of the 30th Division in Germany telegraphed pink roses to his wife and daughter Sherrie. Mrs. Watkins and daughter live with Sgt. Watkins’ parents Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Watkins, Sr., in Graham and received the Christmas gift last Friday. Aviation Cadet Richard Fenner Anderson, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Anderson, arrived recently at Stuart Field, Newburgh, N.Y., to start a ten week’s basic training course on Friday. Corp. Jones Flynt, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Flynt, entered service October of 1942 and is stationed at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma. Seaman First Class Richard C. Flynt, his brother, entered the service in May of 1944, and took training at Camp Peary, Va., where he is at present stationed. Both sons visited their parents a short while ago. Corp. Marvin (Mutt) Henshaw is in England, according to word received by his wife. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Henshaw of Maple Avenue, extension. 1st Lt. Frank F. Hope, pilot, son of Rev. and Mrs. R.V. Hope, of this city, is somewhere in India with the 10th Combat Command. He has been awarded the Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross. He is an assistant operations officer. He is a native of Humbolt, Tennessee and enlisted at Washington, N.C., in 1941 and was a former student at Carolina State College. Sgt. Winfred Lee Stinson was slightly wounded in action on Dec. 4, somewhere in Germany. He entered the army in 1940 with the National Guard and has been overseas since Jan. 20 of this year and was seriously wounded in France on June 19. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Stinson, Rte. 6, Burlington. December 27, 1944 Two soldiers from Alamance Co., and the husband of a Burlington woman have been killed in action recently according to information revealed here this week. Pfc. Norris P. Garrett of Swepsonville was killed in the European Theater of war on Nov. 26; Pfc. Lloyd Chapman of Graham was killed in the invasion of Guam on Nov. 23; and Pfc. George W. Minnick of New Market, Va., was also killed in November. Pfc. Garrett was employed by Virginia Mills prior to his induction in November of 1942. he received training at Augusta, Ga., and at Ft. Benning, Ga. The survivors include one brother Pfc. Carvey H. Garrett who is in service in France; his step mother Mrs. Mamie Garrett of Swepsonville; two half sisters and one half brother. Pfc. Chapman is the son of J.M. Chapman of Graham, had been overseas two years. He entered the army shortly after the war started. Previously he had served as a member of the National Guard. Surviving in addition to his father are two brothers J. Chapman and Pfc. R.B. Chapman, the latter now in service in Italy. Pfc. Minnick was the husband of Mrs. Mary Beasley Minnick of Burlington. Although a native of Virginia, he was employed here by the Burlington Truckers, Inc., before entering the service one year ago. He was sent overseas in September. Pfc. Frank Minnick, a brother, was killed in action in France on Aug. 8. Among the survivors are his wife and one daughter, Barbara Ann, aged 5; four brothers and one sister all of Virginia. Wounded in Action European Theater Pfc. Adam R. Adams, Mrs. Laura E. Adams, wife, 226 Airline Avenue, Gastonia Pfc. George S. Ake, Mrs. Nancy(?) Ake, mother, Rte. 2, Fayetteville(?) Pvt. Clyde D. Ashe, Mrs. Edith Ashe, wife, Sylva Pvt. Albert P. Baker, Jr., Albert P. Baker, Sr., father, High Rock(?) Staff Sgt. Charles R. Barbee, Mrs. Grace O. Whitley, sister, Rte. 1, Oakboro Pvt. Julien Baucon, Mrs. Elsie M. Baucon, wife, Rte. 2, Marshville 2nd Lt. John K. Blackburn, Miss Ruby A. Blackburn, sister, North Wilkesboro Pfc. Curtis Blackman, Kelly Thompson, uncle, Winburn St., Monroe Pvt. Wm. I. Bridgers, Mrs. Lilly May Bridgers, wife, 417 Sycamore St., Rocky Mount Pfc. George F. Briggs, Mrs. Daisy R. Briggs, mother, Rte. 4, Durham Staff Sgt. John E. Brinson, Jr., Mrs. Mary L. Brinson, mother, 413 W. 3rd St., Gastonia Pfc. Richard L. Brown, Mrs. Helen H. Brown, wife, 208 Queen Ann St., Burlington Pvt. George F. Bullard, Mrs. Shelly N. Bullard, mother, Rte. 1, Chadbourn Pfc. Martin L. Cagle, Mrs. Myrtle G. Cagle, wife, Davidson Pvt. Harry J. Callshan, Mrs. Liza W. Callshan, mother, Rte. 1, Sylva Pvt. Lawrence W. Chandler, Mrs. Hope C. Stewart, mother, Rte. 2, High Point Pvt. Paul T. Cooley, Mrs. Lizzie C. Cooley, mother, Rte. 2, Wilson Pvt. Albert Corbitt, Mrs. Fannie T. Corbitt, mother, Rte. 2, Fremont Pvt. Gordon Craft, Mrs. L.C. Turner, mother, Rte. 2, Pink Hill Pvt. Harold P. Creech, Jr., Mrs. Victoria Perdin Creech, mother, Rte. 2, Smithfield Pvt. James E. Cross, Mrs. D.B. Cross, wife, 601 Barber St., East Durham Pvt. Howard N. Crotts, Mrs. Minnie M. Crotts, mother, Rte. 1, Lenoir Sgt. Cameron M. Danner, Mrs. Vergie M. Danner, mother, Rte. 1, Vitas Pfc. Willie R. Dunford, Mrs. Eunice B. Dunford, wife, Rte. 3, Elizabeth City Pfc. Louie N. Durham, Mrs. Artie F. Durham, mother, Rte. 2, Ruffin Pvt. Charles S. Foster, Jr., Mrs. Eleeta C. Foster, mother, Elkin Pvt. Parks J. Fox, Jr., Mrs. Bertie Lee Fox, mother, Rte. 1, Kannapolis Sgt. J.B. Gautt, (or Gault), Mrs. Dorothy C. Gautt (or Gault), wife, Rte. 2, Kings Mountain Pfc. Robert L. Gates, Mrs. Rose B. Gates, mother, Gem Raven Pfc. Earl G. Goins, Mrs. Nellie C. Goins, mother, Rte. 3, Asheboro Pvt. Phillip P. Graziano, Mrs. Mollie C. Graziano, wife, 219 West Avenue, Hamlet Pvt. Clyde J. Hall, Mrs. Evelyn L. Hall, wife, Dilisboro(?) Pfc. Grady L. Harkey, Daniel M. Harkey, father, Rte. 1, Mt. Pleasant Staff Sgt. Roy L. Hatley, Ed Hatley, father, Rte. 1, Concord Tech. Sgt. Buck Hendrix, Hurlie L. Hendrix, father, Rte. 2, St. Pauls Tech 5th Grade Walter R. Hill, Jr., Walter R. Hill, Sr., father, Rte. 2, Snow Hill Pvt. Leo W. Hobson, Mrs. Pearl C. Hobson, mother, Rte. 1, Yadkinville Pvt. Robert D. Hodges, Ray W. Brown, uncle, Rte. 2, Boone Staff Sgt. Billy F. Hopkins, Mrs. Vera M. Bost(?), sister, 283 Kerr St., Concord Pvt. Robert E. Hoyle, Mrs. Mabel D. Hoyle, wife, Altamahaw Pfc. Sterling H. Hughes, Mrs. Millie P. Hughes, mother, Huntdale Sgt. John R. James, Theo James, father, 520 Central Avenue extension, Kannapolis Pvt. Floyd A. Jenkins, Mrs. Inez E. Jenkins, mother, Tusceegee(?) Pfc. Guy Jenkins, John R. Jenkins, father, Swannanoa Pvt. Ernest L. Johnson, Mrs. Canary(?) Johnson, mother, Rte. 1, Wilson Pfc. George W. Johnson, Mrs. Edna A. Johnson, mother, Rte. 1, Marion Pvt. William H. Jones, Mrs. Mary W. Jones, wife, Rte. 4, Oxford Pvt. Dan P. Joyner, Charlie Joyner, Rte. 2, Madison Pvt. Melvin King, Mrs. Texanna T. King, mother, 75 Park Avenue, Asheville Pvt. Thomas M. Kirk, Wm. M. Kirk, father, 219 Glenn St., Concord Pvt. Wm. Y. Lane, Mrs. Artha W. Lane, wife, Box 647, Shelby Pvt. Enoch A. Lawing, Mrs. Harry Fincher, sister, 1 Terrace Dr., Canton Pvt. Burgin Levi, Mrs. Orrie M. Levi, mother, Rte. 1, Flat Rock Pvt. Joe T. Long, Mrs. Mollie W. Long, mother, Rte. 1, Hurdle Mills Pvt. Virgil M. Martin, Mrs. Claudia M. Martin, mother, Rte. 1, Connelly’s Springs Pvt. Willard F. Maske, Mrs. Frances E. Maske, wife, Rte. 2, Mt. Gilead Corp. Walter B. May, Mrs. Lula E. May, Rte. 4, High Point Pfc. Talmadge F. McIntosh, Zeb E. McIntosh, father, Burnsville Pvt. Fred A. Messmer, Mrs. Birdie C. Mills, sister, 260 Houston St., Concord Pfc. James K. Messer, Mrs. James Messer, mother, Rte. 2, Whittier Pvt. Woodrow W. Mills, Mrs. Katherine L. Mills, wife, 4301 Commonwealth Avenue, Charlotte Sgt. Mahlon(?) S. Moore, Mrs. Virginia S. Moore, mother, Rte. 1, Plymouth Sgt. Joseph D. Morris, Mrs. Juanita Morris, wife, 748 Edgemont St., Albemarle Pfc. Samuel L. Morton, Mrs. Nona Elizabeth Morton, wife, Rte. 3, Jacksonville Pvt. Homer G. Nelson, Mrs. Dovie D. Nelson, wife, Rte. 1, Culberson Pvt. Robert H. Newsom, Adam C. Newsom, uncle, Standard Chair Co., Thomasville Sgt. Willard C. Nichols, Mrs. Candes Nichols, mother, Rte. 1, Sparta Pvt. James S. Norris, Mrs. Ellen M. Norris, mother, Roanoke Rapids Pfc. Garvey W. Pinnix, Walter J. Pinnix, father, Cycle Pfc. James Pollard, Mrs. Pauline M. Pollard, mother, Rte. 1, Willow Springs Pfc. Carl W. Pressley, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Pressley, wife, 169 Clyde St., Canton Pfc. James J.S. Redmond, Joe C. Redmond, father, 1316 Fifth St., Statesville Staff Sgt. Francis F. Roberts, Mrs. Bertha I, Roberts, wife, Rte. 1, Rutherfordton Staff Sgt. Robert Sideman, Mrs. Lillian Sideman, mother, 2037 East Fifth St., Charlotte Pvt. Dewey Smith, Jr., Mrs. Mary T. Smith, wife, 26 Burnsville(?) St., Wadesboro Pfc. Irvin E. Smith, Mrs. Dorothy D. Smith, wife, Rte. 5, Salisbury Pfc. Winifred Smith, Mrs. Annie B. Smith, wife, Rte. 2, Nashville Pfc. Walter H. Snyder, Mrs. Tommie L. Snyder, mother, Columee Pvt. Charlie E. Starnes, Mrs. Hazel J. Starnes, wife, Rte. 1, Taylorsville Staff Sgt. Wm. h. Stembridge, Mrs. Mildred S. Dutcher, mother, 321 Haywood Rd., W. Asheville 1st Lt. Charles M. Stewart, Mrs. Mary H. Stewart, mother, 845 William St., Henderson Pvt. Lawrence W. Stone, Dan E. Stone, father, Rte. 2, Gastonia Pvt. Brice Strickland, Mrs. Delphie M. Strickland, Rte. 2, Tabor City Pfc. John R. Teague, Jr., Mrs. Ethel I. Teague, mother, 312 Leonard St., Kannapolis Pfc. Francis C. Thorneburg, Mrs. Mary V, Thorneburg, mother, Rte. 3, Morganton Pfc. James W. Valentine, Mrs. Lizzie T. Valentine, mother, Red Oak Pvt. Ernest W. Walters, Mrs. Orpha L. Walters, mother, Rte. 2, Graham Staff Sgt. Nathan T. Waters, (father is listed as next of kin), Rte. 2, Washington Sgt. James J. Welch, Robert L. Welch, father, Star Route, Siler City Pfc. Charles E. Yorke, Lacy A. Yorke, father, 307 Ridge Ave., Kannapolis Pvt. Clemon T. Adams, Mrs. Lutha T. Adams, mother, Rte. 1, Newport Pvt. Wm. M. Allison, Mrs. Orphelia F. Allison, wife, Rte. 1, Black Mountain Pvt. James R. Barbour, Mrs. Mildred N. Barbour, wife, Rte. 3, Zebulon Pvt. Van A. Beaver, Mrs. Myrtle G. Beaver, wife, Kannapolis Sgt. Cecil G. Bennett, Mrs. Cecil G. Bennett, wife, Rte. 1, Candler Pfc. Harvard L. Blake, Lee Blake, father, Rte. 1, Candler Pvt. Waylard R. Brown, Mrs. Mary P. Brown, mother, Rte. 1, Oak City Pfc. Johnny Q. Buchanan, Mrs. Prudence P. Buchanan, mother, Senia Corp. Robert R. Burwell, Mrs. Jennie Burwell, mother, Stovall Pvt. James E. Caldwell, Mrs. Hattie May Caldwell, wife, Bryson City Pfc. Jesse M. Campbell, Mrs. Eunice M. Campbell, wife, 316 Park St., High Point Pvt. John C. Carpenter, Mrs. Bernice M. Carpenter, mother, Rte. 2, Polkton Sgt. John K. Carver, Mrs. Rachel H. Carver, wife, Waynesville Pfc. James H. Caveness, Wm. H. Caveness, father, Rte. 1, Burlington Pvt. Willie T. Chandler, Mrs. Verna L. Chandler, mother, Rte. 3, Roxboro Pvt. Wm. R. Cobb, Mrs. L.A. Cobb, wife, 500 Georgia Avenue, Burlington Pfc. Winston c. Corn, Mrs. Estee M. Corn, mother, Marion Pvt. Clarence A. Coyle, Mrs. DeWitt T. Gibson, sister, 1501 South Blvd, Charlotte Pvt. Roy E. Dail, Mrs. Alberta S. Dail, mother, Rte. 1, Tarboro Pvt. Jesse A. Dean, Mrs. Eva E. Dean, mother, Postell Pvt. John A. Daniel, Jr., Mrs. Fannie M. Daniel, Rte. 4, Oxford 2nd Lt. Wm. N. Eason, Wm. T. Eason, father, Tyner(?) Staff Sgt. Otis A. Efrid, Mrs. Juanita R. Efrid, wife, 475 Allison St., Concord Pfc. Fred Elmore, Mrs. Pannie Elmore, mother, Rte. 1, Crouse Sgt. Lloyd A. Flint, Mrs. Madaline L. Flint, wife, Graham Corp. Harding M. Garrison, Mrs. Helen M. Garrison, wife, Morganton Pvt. James R. Gilleland, Mrs. Margaret S. Gilleland, wife, 1415 ½ Camden Rd., Charlotte Pvt. Phillip Gregory, Mrs. Pantha(?) A. Gregory, mother, Rte. 3, N. Wilkesboro Pfc. Gilbert J. Grissett, Mrs. Sally Myrtle Grisset, wife, Langwood Pvt. Archie E. Harrington, Mrs. Hattie C. Harrington, mother, Rte. 1, Concord Pfc. Theron C. Harris, Mrs. Emaline R. Harris, mother, Rte. 1, Concord Pfc. Charlie R. Hartsell, Mrs. Dorothy W. Hartsell, wife, Rte. 1, Charlotte Staff Sgt. John W. Hatley, Mrs. Evelyn Hatley, wife, 511 Ben Avenue, Kannapolis Staff Sgt. James C. Hayden, Turner H. Hayden, father, 412 Harris St., Leaksville Pvt. Colon E. Hine, Sr., Mrs. Elizabeth R. Hine, wife, Rte. 6, Winston-Salem Pvt. Winford L. Hinkle, Mrs. Helen M. Hinkle, wife, 224 Willowbrook St., High Point Pvt. Wm. R. Holland, Mrs. Katie T. Holland, mother, Apex Pfc. Wm. C. Holly, Mrs. Pearl L. Holly, mother, 355 Broadway St., Asheville Pfc. Charlie L. Hoyle, Mrs. Parthonia Hoyle, mother, Balsam(?) Pvt. James E. Hudgins, Mrs. Mary M. Hudgins, wife, Garner Corp. Woodrow Hudspeth, Mrs. Lucille G. Hudspeth, wife, McAdenville Pfc. Beecher M. Huffstetter, Mrs. Sallie A. Huffstetter, wife, 347 E. Franklin St., Gastonia Staff Sgt. Leve Hunt, Mrs. Mary Lizzie Hunt, mother, Rte. 2, Rowland Pvt. Ernest A. Isaacs, Mrs. Nona G. Isaacs, mother, Morganton Staff Sgt. George R. Johnson, Mrs. Rachel M. Johnson, mother, 404 N. McLewean St., Kinston Pvt. James H. Johnson, Marion G. Johnson, father, 58 Lamb Avenue, Asheville Tech. Sgt. Donald G. Joyner, Mrs. Donna G. Joyner, mother, Rte. 2, Zebulon Pvt. Zeb W. Kinly, Mrs. Elizabeth H. Kinly, wife, 1214 East 4th St., Charlotte Pfc. Johnnie M. Leazer, Mrs. Agnes(?) R. Lezer, wife, Rte. 2, Salisbury Pfc. Willard L. Leonard, Thad(?) Leonard, father, Rte. 5, Lexington Pfc. Wesley S. Lovin, Mrs. Jennie S. Lovin, mother, Rte. 2, Hamlet Sgt. Rosebur J. Miller, Coy C. Miller, father, Rte. 5, Lenoir Staff Sgt. Fred J. Mills, Mrs. Dollie A. Mills, mother, Rte. 2, Marshville Pfc. Sam H. Monroe, Mrs. Mattie C. Monroe, mother, Wadesville Pvt. Benton D. Moore, Mrs. Annie L. Moore, mother, 1000 E. Trade St., Charlotte Pvt. Ellis P. Morris, Mrs. Louisa M. Morris, mother, Ridgecrest Pfc. Wm. R. Myers, Mrs. Lena V. Myers, wife, 610 Greensboro St., Lexington Pvt. Woodrow W. Padgett, Mrs. Sarah E. Padgett, wife, Piedmont Courts, Charlotte Pfc. Richard C. Penny, Mrs. Addie Penny, mother, Rte. 1, Chadbourn Pfc. Junior Pierce, George Menaffey, uncle, Enka Tech. Sgt. Roy P. Raper, Mrs. Louis Raper, Rte. 1, Wilson Pvt. Voight W. Riley, Mrs. Iva D. Riley, mother, Rte. 3, Concord Pfc. Lewis Rogers, Mrs. Anna L. Rogers, wife, Rte. 1, Dallas Pfc. Robert C. Rumley, Mrs. Effie J. Rumley, mother, Rte. 1, Gibsonville Pvt. Ralph H. Smith, Mrs. Myrtle Smith, mother, Ruby Hill, Gastonia Pfc. Earl E. Solomon, Mrs. Alice W. Solomon, mother, Rte. 11, Roxboro Pfc. Emmett W. Spencer, Mrs. Mary M. Spencer, mother, Rte. 1, Reidsville 1st Lt. Orville L. Staggs, Mrs. Ione E. Staggs, wife, Morehead City Pfc. Walter D. Swayney, John W. Swayney, uncle, Charlotte Tech 4th Grade Milton E. Tart, Mrs. Pharabee Tart, mother, Rte. 1, Knightdale Pvt. Coley W. Tucker, Mrs. Lena M. Tucker, mother, Norwood Pvt. Ernest W. Varner, Mrs. Eula M. Varner, mother, 16 East 10th Avenue, Lexington Pfc. Wm. E. Waddell, Mrs. Doris L. Waddell, wife, Black Mountain Tech Fifth Grade Hunter C. Waldrop, Mrs. Ardell Waldrop, mother, Rte.1, Tryon Pfc. Robert L. Waldrop, Andrew J. Waldrop, father, Swannanoa Pvt. Benjamin F. Watson, Mrs. Annie L. Watson, wife, Rte. 1, Elizabethtown Pfc. Duke M. Webb, Mrs. Emma A. Webb, mother, Rte. 2, Mt. Airy Pvt. Arvil H. Webster, Mrs. Grace(?) W. Denton, sister, Candler Pfc. Wm. L. Whitaker, Mrs. Beulah B. Whitaker, mother, Rte. 2, Mocksville Pfc. Roy J. Wiggins, Mrs. Fannie L. Wiggins, mother, 512 S. DeKalb, Shelby Pvt. Scott R. Williams, Mrs. Lois H. Williams, wife, Cramerton Pfc. Lafayette(?) S. Worley, Mrs. Bell C. Worley, mother, Big Pine Pfc. John Albert Johnston was killed in action on Nov. 29 somewhere in Germany, the War Department has advised his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Turner Johnston of 112 Graham St., Burlington. He entered the service on Dec. 10, 1942 and received training with the Engineer Corps at Camp Houze, Texas, Camp Claiborne, Iowa, and Fort Bliss, Texas. He went overseas in September of this year. Besides his wife he is survived by his son John Albert Johnston, Jr., his mother Mrs. J.R. Johnston of 505 Gilmer St., five sisters all of this city and one brother who is serving with the Army somewhere in France. Our Men and Women in Service: Sgt. Collie A. Whitt has arrived safely in France. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Whitt of 205 Anthony Street and husband of Mrs. Belle Whitt of this city. He trained at Camp Lee, Virginia, Camp Edwards, Mississippi and Camp Ellis, Illinois. Before entering the service he was employed at the Ossipee Weaving Company. Mr. and Mrs. U.S. McAdams have received word that their son Corp. Calvin T. McAdams has returned to the States on Dec. 24, after 21 months in the Pacific and is now at Oakland, California. He is a former Times-News carrier. Corp. Clifton R. Faucette, Jr., has been promoted from the rank of private in France. He is serving with the General Hospital and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Faucette, Sr. His wife and son are making their home with Mrs. Faucett’s parents Mr. and Mrs. John Baynes. A brother, Sgt. Jack Faucette, is serving with the army in India. When new battle tactics dictate last minute changed in combat airplanes, Corp. Wm. L. Brooks, RFD 2, steps up his record shattering output. He and his buddies were recommended by their commanding general for their high speed production. Before he joined the army he was employed as a sheet metal worker by the Civil Service. 1st Lt. Charles F. Riddle, A.A.F., has returned from six and a half months overseas in the European Theater of operations. He was due to have arrived at Ft. Bragg on Dec. 18 before visiting home at RFD 1, Graham, where he will visit his parents Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Riddle. Lt. Riddle is a bombardier on a B-17 with the 15th Air Force. He has 51 missions and 234 combat flying hours. Pfc. George P. Brooks, son of Mrs. G.E. Brooks, Rte. 4, Burlington, has been promoted from private to his present rank at Cherry Point, 9th Marine Aircraft Wing. He is now serving with a unit which is in combat training. He enlisted March 17 of this year. Corp. Robert A. Coleman, 806 Tucker St., formerly with Bamby Bakers, Inc., left for duty overseas last August and is now in the Netherlands, East Indies with a portable surgical unit. Lt. Marshall P. Durham, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Durham recently arrived at the Big Spring Bombardier School at big Spring, Texas and has been assigned to duty. A graduate of Burlington High School, he attended Wake Forest College before entering the service. He was commissioned in April of 1943 at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Nathan McCrary Simpson, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Russell Simpson, RRD 2, Elon college, was a member of the 30th class of aviation cadets to graduate from the Columbus Army Air Field near Columbus, Mississippi on Dec. 23. He received his silver wings of a flying officer and commission as a 2nd Lt. in the A.A.F. Lt. Simpson entered pilot training last February and attended flying schools at Arcadia, Florida and Montgomery, Alabama and has graduated at the advanced flying school near Columbus, Mississippi. Pfc. James W. Andrews, whose wife, Mrs. Effie F. Andrews, resides at 607 Tucker Street and Pfc. W.L. Nash, son of Mrs. Laura M. Nash, 216 Adams Avenue, members of the 81st “Wildcat” Infantry Division have been awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. The badge is awarded for exemplary conduct and skill in action against the enemy. The Wildcats recently invaded the southern islands of the Japanese held Palau group, 500 miles east of the Philippines. Pvt. Ariel Morris Ivey has landed safely in France. He is the son of H.B. Ivey of Webb Avenue and his wife Mrs. Virginia Ivey and daughter reside at 204 Graves Street. He entered the Army on March 17 of this year and trained at North Camp Hood, Texas and Camp Swift, Texas. He is now with the 568th Quartermaster R.R. Company. He was formerly employed by the Standard Hosiery Mills at Alamance. Curtis Buck Hunter of Burlington, who is training to become a naval air crewman, graduated this week with honor grades and was advanced in rating from Seaman First Class to Aviation Radioman Third Class at the U.S. Naval Station at Jacksonville, Florida. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B. Hunter of 129 Holt Street and enlisted in the Navy April 5 of this year. He completed a course in aviation radio school in Jacksonville prior to his gunnery training. He will now be sent to Banana River, Florida for 8 weeks orientation flight training after which he will receive his air crewman wings. At graduation exercises he was congratulated by Commander E.E. Dalecek for his honor grades and marksmanship with aerial weapons. His wife Helen lives in Washington, D.C. Janis E. Presnell, Petty Officer Third Class, son of Mrs. L.J. Presnell, 502 S. Park Avenue, recently reported to his ship in San Francisco. He took training at Great Lakes, Illinois, Corenade(?) Island, California, Maro Bay, California, after entering the service in May of this year. He is a former employee of May’s Hosiery Mills. His wife the former Marjorie Lemons of this city, recently spent a month with him in California. She and their children reside at 209 Ruffin St. Pvt. Henry C. Curl is spending a 17 day furlough with his father at Rte. 1, Graham. He entered the service in August of 1942 and has served overseas duty for 9 months. He is stationed at Ft. Benning, Ga. Pfc. Boyd C. Curl entered the service in October of 1941 and received training at Ft. Knox, Ky. He was sent overseas in May of 1942 and is now in Italy. Pfc. Alain C. Curl entered the service in Jan. of 1941 and trained at Ft. Jackson, S.C. He went overseas in February of this year and is now in Germany. Wounded in Action: European Theater: Pfc. Billy B. Balew, Mrs. Lucinda B. Black, sister, 1321 Cedar St., Gastonia Pfc. Otis R. Barbour, Robert Barbour, father, Rte. 1, Smithfield Pfc. Fletcher(?) D. Beck, Mrs. Edith G. Beck, wife, Liberty Tech. Sgt. Raleigh C. Benfield, Mrs. Georgia A. Benfield, mother, Rte. 1, Valdese Pvt. Wm. S. Blalock, Mrs. Paul C. Blalock, mother, Fremont Pvt. Harold T. Briggs, Mrs. Cora H. Briggs, mother, Rte. 4, Durham Pvt. Abner B. Brogden, Mrs. Willa Talbert, mother, Rte. 3, Rockingham Pvt. Paul S. Brooks, Mrs. Mack E. Brooks, mother, Glade Valley Pvt. Amos(?) W. Cagle, Mrs. L.C. Cagle, mother, Rte. 1, Whittier Pvt. James A. Condrey, Mrs. Ruth S. Condrey, wife, Rte. 2, Marion Pfc. Lawrence A. Cook, Mrs. Mildred B. Cook, wife, Rte. 4, Statesville Sgt. George N. Drakulakos, Mrs. Lena Drakulakos, mother, 419 Hamilton St., High Point Pvt. James C. Durham, Sr., Mrs. Beverly M. Durham, wife, 608 Lexington Avenue, Burlington Pvt. Stephen W. Earp, Mrs. Addie B. Earp, mother, Rte. 2, Bailey Pvt. Robert C. East, Glenn W. East, father, Rte. 2, Ruffin Pvt. James W. Edens, Mrs. Myrtle F. Edens, mother, Rte. 5, Lumberton Tech Sgt. Rex Edmunds, Mrs. Lucy A. Edmunds, mother, Rte. 4, Burlington Pfc. Wiley F. Edwards, Mrs. Lizzie B. Edwards, wife, Rte. 1, Lumberton Tech 4th Grade Arthur L. Fincannon, Mrs. Martha B. Fincannon, mother, Rte. 1, Taylorsville Tech 5th Grade Joseph Garnes, Mrs. Verdie P. Garnes, mother, Rte. 1, Wilson Sgt. Edward J. Gerringer, Mrs. Gertrude J. Gerringer, wife, Draper Pfc. Harry Gibson, Mrs. Opal M. Gibson, wife, Rte. 2, Candler Pvt. Robert R. Goodson, Jr., Mrs. Evelyn B. Goodson, mother, Salisbury Pvt. Reid P. Gowan, Mrs. Nora L. Gowan, wife, Landis Pfc. Royal G. Harris, Mrs. Mary A. Harris, mother, Norwood Pvt. Lee, R. Honeycutt, Mrs. Margaret L. Honeycutt, wife, Rte. 3, Wadesboro Pvt. Jack C. Icard(?), Mrs. Helen J. Icard, wife, Granite Falls Corp. Clifford R. Jarvis, Gwyn Jarvis, brother, 639 Wesley Place, High Point Capt. Walter C. Johnson, Mrs. Madeline E. Johnson, wife, Poplar St., Aberdeen Pvt. George V. Jones, Mrs. Elinor M. Jones, wife, Tryon Pvt. Fred S. King, Mrs. Okie H. King, mother, Valley Staff Sgt. Ralph H. Leonard, Mrs. Flossie B. Leonard, mother, Rte. 2, Siler City Pfc. Harvey T. Long, Mrs. Maggie C. Long, mother, Rte. 1, Seaboard Pvt. Willis E. Martin, Mrs. Mae Belle C. Martin, wife, Roberdell Pfc. Tommie McCausley, Mrs. Pauline R. McCausley, wife, Rte. 3, Dunn Sgt. James H. McCumber, Henry R. McCumber, father, Rte. 1, Tabor City Staff Sgt. Carlie B. McLamb, Mrs. Amelia McLamb, mother, Rte. 2, Benson Sgt. Gilbert C. Mesimer, Jr., Mrs. Sarah M. Mesimer, wife, Rte. 2, New London Pvt. Milt H. Miller, Mrs. A.M. Miller, mother, Glendale Springs Tech Sgt. Robert L. Nichols, Mrs. Edna V. Nichols, mother, 638 N.W. Blvd., Winston-Salem Tech. Sgt. Donald F. Propst, Mrs. Dorothy H. Propst, wife, 536 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte Pfc. Albert Strickland, Mrs. Henrietta Strickland, mother, Rte. 1, Willard Mediterranean: Pfc. Osborne G. Blizzard, Mrs. Addie D. Blizzard, mother, Rte. 1, Beulahville Capt. Edwin A. Harling, Mrs. Margaret B. Harling, wife, Watha(?) Tech Sgt. Bruce M. Harris, Mrs. Mary R. Harris, wife, Aurora Sgt. Bynum H. Harrison, Mrs. Lelia M. Harrison, mother, Rte. 1, Blowing Rock Pfc. James Hollingsworth, Mrs. Maggie M. Allister, grandmother, Raeford Pvt. Marshall W. Jones, Mrs. Tennie R. Jones, mother, Rte. 1, Clyde Corp. Leander B. Jordan, Mrs. Virginia D. Jordan, mother, Rte. 1, Windsor Staff Sgt. Lyman McRay, Mrs. Sadie D. McRay, mother, Rte. 3, Greensville Pvt. John Nelson, Mrs. Dorothy R. Nelson, wife, 442 Elk Speer St., Elkin Tech. Sgt. Daniel C. Northrup, Mrs. T.L. Northrup, mother, Saint Paul Pvt. Billy Puckett, Mrs. Lula P. Puckett, mother, Rte. 3, Faison Pvt. Charles E. Rhodes, Mrs. Alice C. Rhodes, wife, Rte. 9, Lenoir Sgt. Samuel D. Watts, Dave M. Watts, father, Rte. 1, Kannapolis Pvt. Melvin Williamson, Mrs. Belle F. Williamson, mother, Henderson December 30, 1944 Wounded in Action, European Theater: Pvt. Thomas Z. Adams, Jr., Mrs. Lucinda Adams, mother, Rte. 1, Winston-Salem Tech 4th Grade Harmon N. Ayers, Mrs. Phrasa P. Butt, mother, Rte. 2, Fairmont Pfc. James R. Barbour, Mrs. Bertha B. Marbour, mother, 301 West Johnson St., Raleigh Pvt. Harry G. Barre, Jesse G. Barre, father, Laurel Springs Pvt. Salomon T. Barnett, Mrs. Naomi L. Barnett, wife, 312 S. Juniper St., Kannapolis Pvt. Reddin A. Bass, Mrs. Margaret D. Bass, wife, 932 Carolina Avenue, Durham Corp. Wilbert S. Bass, Mrs. Annie L. Bass, wife, Rte. 2, Newton Grove Pvt. Bobbie D. Baumgardner, Mrs. Lula H. Baumgardner, mother, Rte 2, Hillsboro Pvt. James Beane, Mrs. Stella D. Beane, wife, Asheboro Sgt. Bedford H. Biles, Mrs. Sally R. Biles, mother, Rte. 3, Concord Pvt. Presley W. Bingham, Joseph W. Bingham, father, Rte. 3, Morganton Staff Sgt. Wm. A. Bogue, Mrs. Sadie Bogue, mother, Rte. 3, Heriford Pfc. Roland W. Brady, Mrs. Collie Brady, mother, Rte. 2, Bennett Pvt. Wm. A. Brooks, Mrs. Bertha J. Brooks, mother, Dillsboro Pvt. Hal M. Burns, Albert E. Burns, father, Rte. 1, Granite Falls Pvt. John B. Byrd, Jr., Mrs. Claudia M. Byrd, mother, Rte. 1, Charlotte Pfc. Frederick W. Carroll, Mrs. Frances S. Carroll, wife, Winston-Salem Pfc. Robert L. Church, Mrs. Myrtle A. Church, mother, Idlewild Pfc. Verner B. Clontz, Mrs. Radie Evelyn Clontz, 650 Harris St., Concord Pfc. Wm. J. Cole, Mrs. Elizabeth R. Cole, mother, 161 S. Liberty St., no town listed Pfc. Floyd M. Cox, Mrs. Carrie Cox, mother, E. Bend Pvt. Doyle M. Crenshaw, Mrs. Hilda S. Crenshaw, wife, 704 W. Atlantic, Kinston Pvt. Vester W. Duncan, Abe Duncan, father, Rte. 3, Whiteville 2nd Lt. Thomas R. Eller, Jr., Thomas R. Eller, Sr., father, Rte. 4, Salisbury Pvt. James E.Ethridge, Mrs. Daisy L. Ethridge, mother, Rte. 2, Wilson Pvt. Robert R. Flynt, Jr., Mrs. Susan B. Flynt, wife, 1125 E. 20th St., Winston-Salem Pvt. John F. Ford, Sr., Mrs. Louisa H. Ford, wife, 1202 E. Franklin, Gastonia Pvt. Frederick P. Grois, Mrs. Geraldine N. Grois, wife, 1007 Ramsure St., Durham Staff Sgt. Wm. C. Hall, Jr., William C. Hall, Sr., father, Rte. 2, Autryville Pfc. Worth J. Haywood, Gilmore Haywood, father, Rte. 2, Monroe Pvt. James R. Heath, Mrs. Minnie H. Heath, mother, Rte. 1, town illegible Pfc. Rexford P. Haman, Mrs. Ida M. Davis, mother, Rte. 1, Walkertown Sgt. James L. Kerley, Mrs. Julia E. Kerley, mother, Rte. 2, Taylorsville Pvt. Howard C. Kirkham, Mrs. Myrtle G. Kirkham, wife, 218 Gray St., Thomasville Pvt. James F. Lyons, Mrs. Fred J. Lyons, mother, 803 Glenwood Dr., Charlotte Pvt. John P. Martin, Mrs. Thelma M. Martin, wife, Rte. 1, Franklinville Pfc. Payten Matthews, Mrs. C.B. Matthews, mother, Rte. 1, Autryville Pvt. Max L. Miller, Mrs. Minnie J. Miller, mother, Zionville Pvt. Starr W. Nivens, Mrs. Margaret C. Nivens, wife, Rte. 2, Park Rd., Charlotte Pfc. Charles L. Nordan, Mrs. Joseph M. Nordan, mother, 606 Newbern Avenue, Raleigh Sgt. Luther C. Norman, Johnny T. Norman, Sr., brother, Rte. 3, Charlotte Tech 5th Grade James R. Oxendine, Mrs. Maude R. Oxendine, mother, Rte. 1, Pembroke Pvt. Wade H. Palmer, Mrs. Nora D. Palmer, mother, Cricket Pfc. Phillip B. Parker, Jake Parker, father, Rte. 1, Aboskie(?) Corp. Royal E. Parsons, Everett T. Parsons, father, Rte. 1, North Wilkesboro Pvt. Robert D. Poindexter, Mrs. Cordelia W. Poindexter, mother, Rte. 1, E. Bend Sgt. Thomas D. Prince, Mrs. Evelyn C. Prince, mother, Rte. 1, Wendell Pfc. Arthur K. Queen, Albert S. Queen, father, Wesser Staff Sgt. Robert N. Recter, Mrs. Bobbie L. Recter, mother, Luck Pvt. Samuel M. Richardson, Mrs. Evelyn M. Richardson, wife, Fayetteville 2nd Lt. Charles H. Silver, Mrs. Betty W. Silver, wife, Midway Plantation, Raleigh Pfc. Raymond W. Smith, Mrs. Maude Smith, mother, Clayton Pfc. Robert L. Smith, Mrs. Beulah M. Smith, mother, Spencer Pfc. Clayton D. Spencer, Mrs. Martha D. Spencer, mother, Rte. 2, Randleman Pvt. Lewis M. Steward, Mrs. Erta G. Steward, wife, Rte. 1, Dunn Pvt. Amos M. Thomas, Mrs. A.M. Thomas, wife, c/o J.E. Lee, Jr., Dunn Staff Sgt. Vernon I. Tillotson, Mrs. Bertha Tillotson, mother, Creedmoor Pvt. Clifford F. Todd, Mrs. Myrtle W. Todd, wife, Rte. 1, Winston-Salem Pfc. Eugene A. Tucker, Sr., Mrs. Edith I. Tucker, wife, Mt. Pleasant Pvt. Wm. D. Warren, John D. Warren, father, 83 Mill St., Smithfield Pfc. Carl H. Williams, Mrs. Catherine V. Williams, wife, Rte. 3, Salisbury Pfc. Joseph C. Williams, Mrs. Annie Belle P. Williams, wife, Rte. 1, Whitaker Staff Sgt. Wm. H. Zoeltner, Carl H. Zoeltner, father, Highlands Our Men and Women In Service: Corp. Joe Gwyn Dixon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe H. Dixon, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant and is now stationed somewhere in Luxembourg Aviation Cadet James Kirk Dixon and family visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Dixon during Christmas. He is stationed at Turner Field, Albany, Georgia. Staff Sgt. Charlie L. Christopher of the Marine Air Corps has reported to Cherry Point, N.C., after spending a thirty day furlough with his sister Miss Laura Mae Christopher and other relatives in Burlington. Sgt. Christopher entered the service in January of 1942 and for the past twenty months has been in the South Pacific. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Christopher of San Diego, California. Archie K. Boswell, East Elm Street, Graham, Supply Clerk in a B-24 Liberator group has been in Italy and has been promoted to the grade of technical sergeant. He entered the A.A.F. on October 29, 1943 and received training at army technical schools. Prior to entering the army, he was a clerk in the shipping department at Baker-Cummack Hosiery Mills. He graduated from Burlington High School. His wife Mrs. Sarah Jane Boswell is living at the Graham street address. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. John W. Boswell and live in Burlington. James C. Boswell, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Boswell, 200 W. Holt St., has recently been promoted to the grade of staff sergeant. A turret specialist in a B-24 Liberator Bomber Squadron, at an air base overseas, he repairs all turrets with all the flack riddled holes after the Liberators go on extensive operations against vital Axis sectors. He attended schools in Burlington and prior to his entrance into the service on Nov. 30, 1943, he was employed at the A & P Food Store. Also serving with the Armed Forces is his brother Capt. G.P. Boswell, in the infantry. Wm. T. Stokes, III, has just completed his training and received his wings and commission as a second lieutenant on December 9 at the A.A.F. Navigation School in Hondo, Texas. He had pre-flight training at San Antonio, Texas school and gunnery training at the A.A.F. Aerial Gunnery School in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lt. Stokes is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. T. Stokes, Jr., of Graham. At present he is home on leave with his wife the former Helen Shoffner of Alamance who will accompany him on Jan. 3 at his next station at Tampa, Florida where he will join a crew on a B-17 Flying Fortress.
Transcribed by Christine Spencer January 2008
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