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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. February 7, 1945 to February 17, 1945 February 7, 1945 Staff Sgt. Alson C. (Pete) Smith, Jr., former employee of the Virginia Mills at Swepsonville and son of A.C. Smith, Rte. 6, was killed in action in France on Dec. 14 according to information received from the War Department. He entered the Army June 3, 1942 and trained at Camp Pickett, Virginia, Camp Blanding, Florida and Camp Phillips, Kansas before going overseas April 1 of last year. He is survived by his father, four sisters and seven brothers, two of whom are in the service. Our Men and Women in Service: Pvt. Manley L. Warren, is somewhere in France. Prior to going overseas he spent a 14 day furlough with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Warren on Rte. 3. He entered the service July 14, 1944 and trained at Camp Blanding, Florida. Pfc. Vance H. Patton, husband of Mrs. Mildred Hendricks Patton, of Gibsonville, has recently been reported missing in action in France since Dec. 28, 1944, according to a wire from the Adjutant General in Washington received by Mrs. Patton Thursday, Jan. 18. He entered the service in February, 1944 and sailed for Europe in July of last year. He was in Italy for a short while before going to France. He trained at Camp Blanding, Florida. Tech. Sgt. Floyd L. Ingold, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Ingold, 601 Beaumont Avenue, has completed training and has graduated from Chanute Field, Illinois Army Air Force Training Command. While attending the school he received instruction in the airplane instrument mechanics course and in various technical operations vital to the maintenance of the country’s fighting planes. Clyde A. King, Jr., Seaman First Class, of the U.S. Coast Guard Service, has reported to Cleveland, Ohio for reassignment after spending a ten day leave with his parents Mr. and Mrs. C.A. King. He had just returned from 18 months duty outside the U.S. after entering the Navy Jan. 7, 1943. Corp. James C. Euliss, son of Claude Euliss, has just returned to Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri where he has been stationed for the past ten months after spending a six day furlough with his family. He was employed by the Fairchild Aircraft Corp. before being inducted into the Army last April. Mrs. H. Raymond Garrison has received the Purple Heart that was awarded her husband Sgt. Harry R. Garrison for wounds sustained in Germany November 17, 1944. He recovered from his wounds in a hospital somewhere in France and has now returned to his company for combat duty. He is with the 104th Division. He entered the service on November 18, 1942 and trained at Camp Adair, Oregon, Camp Horne, Arizona and Camp Carson, Colorado before going overseas in September, 1944. Before entering the Navy he was employed by the Burlington Mills Corporation. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lacy L. Garrison of Rte. 2. His wife, the former Eva Blanchard and their baby daughter reside at their home on Rte. 2, Burlington. At the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center, 1st Lt. H. Calioway Pollard, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Pollard of Aycock Avenue, is attending a two week standardization course in military training. At the conclusion of the training period students will return to their former stations in the A.A.F. Training Command for duty as training specialists in their particular field. Tech. Sgt. Kenneth T. Clendenin has arrived at a Liberator base in southern Italy. A gunner, he has already taken part in aerial flight against the enemy. He has completed eight missions. The veteran heavy bombardment group of which he is a member has flown over 400 combat missions and has received four unit citations. Clendenin, before entering the service on May 30, 1943, was attending Elon College. He is a graduate of Haw River High School. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.V. Clendenin, and his wife Mrs. Myrtle M. Clendenin, and his son Thomas Clendenin, Jr., live in Haw River. Billy E. Clendenin, Seaman First Class, entered the Navy Aug. 26, 1943, and trained at Bainbridge, Maryland, Jacksonville, Florida and San Francisco. He is now somewhere in the south Pacific. He is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. S.V. Clendenin of Haw River. Pvt. Robert B. Hoyle has recently returned home from the European theater of operations and is spending a 31 day furlough with his wife and daughter at Altamahaw. He was in the hospital in England for over two months. Just before leaving for the States he was visited by his brother Pfc. Grady Hoyle, who had just reached England from the U.S. Pvt. Hoyle will return to Northington General Hospital, Tuscaloosa, Alabama for a nerve operation in the right arm. Pvt. Luther W. Baldwin, husband of Mrs. Mildred Newman Baldwin, and the late Mr. Baldwin, of 501 Fix Street (transcriber’s note, I realize this does not make sense, probably was a newspaper typo and should be “son of”), is stationed somewhere in the Aleutian Islands. He entered the service on Feb. 7 of 1943 and trained at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri and Camp Reynolds, Pennsylvania as an engineer. He was in the south Pacific for some time and has landed Jan. 24. He has been in the Aleutian Islands for four months. His wife and two children make their home with her parents in Mebane. 1st Lt. Platon G. Galley, son of Mr. and Mrs. George J. Galley, 83 Sheridan Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, and husband of the former Vivan Carol Burnette of Burlington has been awarded the Air Medal in orders recently received at headquarters of a veteran A-20 Havoc Group in the Mediterranean theater of operations. He is a graduate of the New Haven (Hillhouse) High School of New Haven, Connecticut in the Class of 1935 and from the University of Virginia of 1941, majoring in chemistry and languages. He entered the service in December of 1941 at Richmond, Virginia as an aviation cadet, later graduating from Craig Field, Alabama in November of 1942 with pilot’s wings. Pvt. Jack M. Boscoe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Junius Boscoe, Rte. 3, has arrived in Belgium. He entered the service July 14, 1944 and trained at Camp Blanding, Florida. Before going overseas in December, he spent 12 days with his parents. Seaman Second Class John R. Porterfield just returned from overseas service in the African and European theaters of operations serving on an LST. He is awaiting further orders. His wife is the former Alma Draughn and she lives with their two children on Rte. 4. A.O.(or G.) M. Erwin L. Porterfield is spending a 15 day leave after completing the Air Bomber School at N.A.S. Banana River, Florida. He is now a qualified naval bombardier and will report back to squadron duty. Both Navy men are sons of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Porterfield, Rte. 4. H.A. Seymour Levin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sol Levin of this city is in the New Hebrides Islands in the south Pacific area of war. He entered the service in April of 1944 and trained at Great Lakes, Illinois, San Diego, California, and Charleston, S.C. Before entering the service he was a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Seaman Second Class Raymond E. Kivett, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Kivett of Glenwood Avenue, joined the Navy in July of 1944 and received basic training at Camp Peary and is now stationed in Italy. He has also been in the Mediterranean and North African theaters of operations since leaving Norfolk, Va., in Nov. of 1944. Seaman First Class L.E. Guthrie has returned to his ship after spending a 15 day leave with his wife and small son. He entered the Navy on May 10, 1943 and for the past twelve months has been in the south Pacific engaged in nine major battles. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Guthrie and was formerly employed by the Belmont Division of Burlington Mills. Tech 5th Grade Robert M. Bullock, formerly of 328 S. Main Street, Graham, has recently arrived at Welch Convalescent Hospital, the Army’s new reconditioning center at Daytona Beach, Florida. He is the son of Robert L. Bullock and entered the Army in January of 1941 and has since served some time overseas in Burma. His wife Ina resides in Graham. Robert has a brother, James, in the Army Air Corps. Staff Sgt. George C. Dalton, son of Mrs. M.W. Dalton of the Correct Time Inn, R.F.D. #1, has been admitted to the A.A.F. Regional and Convalescent Hospital Miami District, for treatment and observation. He recently arrived at Station #2 and after a physical exam there, A.A.F. Doctors ordered him to the hospital at Miami Beach. He served in the Italian theater, completing 50 missions as a ball turret gunner on a B-24. He has been credited with “probable” destruction of two Focke Wolfe 190 Nazi fighters and holds the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the European Ribbon with two bronze stars. Tech 4th Grade F. Leashley, 25, son of Mrs. J.W. Leashley, 801 Washington St., has arrived at A.A.F. Redistribution Station #2 in Miami Beach for reassignment processing after completing a tour of duty outside the continental U.S. He was overseas 34 months in the Caribbean area where he was a mess sergeant. Wm. B. Younger, 22, son of Mrs. Louis Younger, Rte. 4, Wicker Street, recently was awarded the silver wings of a pilot at the advanced two engine pilot school of the A.A. F. Training Command at LaJunta Army Air Field, California. He was graduated as a 2nd lieutenant after completing the final phase of a flying training program as an aviation cadet in the AT-24 Airplane, a slightly modified version of the famed Mitchell B-25 medium bomber. He was formerly a salesman for Rosenblum’s Clothing Store. February 9, 1945 Staff Sgt. Raymond C. Simmons, husband of Mrs. Ruth Fuquay Simmons of Tucker Street, has been missing in action in France since Jan. 19 according to information received by Mr. Simmons, from the War Department. He was with the 42nd Infantry Division of the 7th Army. He entered the service on Aug. 31, 1943 and trained at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma before going overseas in November of 1944. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Simmons of Burlington and was employed by the May McEwen Kaiser Corp. before entering the army. Wounded in Action European Theater Pfc. Talmadge B. Allen, Mrs. Flora B. Allen, mother, Weaverville Pfc. Jonah M. Almond, James A. Hahn, grandfather, Albemarle Pfc. Dolon Blake, Mrs. Ella M. Blake, mother, Mt. Gilead 1st Lt. Jurl E. Bowers, Mrs. Lucy T. Bowers, mother, Washington Pfc. Calvin J. Boykin, Mrs. Sally D. Boykin, mother, Bailey Pvt. James C. Brewer, Mrs. Daisy M. Brewer, mother, Statesville Pvt. Thomas B. Brinkley, Mrs. Mattie M. Brinkley, wife, Hickory Pfc. Bill Buchanan, Edward Buchanan, father, Minneapolis Pfc. Warren L. Bullard, Mrs. Ida A. Bullard, mother, Fayetteville Pfc. Wm. B. Burch, Mrs. Mae S. Burch, mother, Clyde Pvt. Jack F. Cagle, Mrs. Nettie D. Talent, mother, Cherryville Pvt. James M. Cargal, Mrs. Nora M. Cargal, mother, 823 Randolph St., High Point Pfc. Jesse B. Chapman, Mrs. Ida E. Chapman, mother, Lake Toxaway Staff Sgt. Lindsey E. Childers, Mrs. Lettie C. Childers, mother, Taylorsville Pfc. Ervin O. Clark, Mrs. Dora B. Clark, mother, Canton Pfc. John D. Clodfelter, Mrs. Dora W. Clodfelter, mother, High Point Sgt. Fred L. Eudy, Mrs. Alice B. Eudy, mother, Mt. Gilead Tech Sgt. Milton E. Evans, Jr., Mrs. Hattie M. Evans, mother, Enfield Corp. Paul L. Gabriel, Jr., Mrs. Elsie M. Gabriel, wife, Lincolnton Sgt. Fred Gentry, Mrs. Helen C. Gentry, wife, Roxboro Pfc. Wm. A. Giddeons, Mrs. Clida(?) E. Giddeons, mother, Wallace Pvt. Robert E. Gilley, Mrs. Iona M. Gilley, wife, Winston-Salem Pvt. James L. Griffin, Mrs. Ruby L. Griffin, wife, Kannapolis Sgt. Gilmer E. Hampton, Mrs. Maurice E. Hampton, wife, Elkin Pfc. John W. Hollars, Mrs. Winnie H. Hollars, mother, Vilas Pvt. Alvin A. Jones, Mrs. Ersie R. Jones, wife, Conover Pfc. Quinton L. Jones, Mrs. Sophia Holbrooks Jones, mother, Postell Pvt. Paul W. Jordan, Mrs. Nancy S. Jordan, mother, Statesville Pvt. Vernon King, Mrs. Effie L. King, mother, Whitakers Staff Sgt. James R. Kirkley, Mrs. Katherine N. Kirkley, wife, Kannapolis Pfc. Peter P. Kobulnicky, Mrs. Virga(?) S. Kobulnicky, wife, Kannapolis Sgt. Elliott W. Kuykendall, Mrs. Florence J. Kuykendall, mother, Hendersonville Pfc. Marvin Lackey, Edward R. Lackey, father, Lawsonville Pfc. Hector H. Lee, Mrs. Rachel C. Lee, wife, Pine Bluff Pfc. Hubert Lee, S.C. Lee, father, Kingston Pfc. Coyte Lemons, Mrs. Addie M. Lemons, mother, Newton Pfc. Erastus F. Mann, Jr., Mrs. Sarah A. Mann, mother, Apex 1st Lt. Charles C. Martin, Mrs. Sallie C. Martin, mother, Ellenboro Pvt. Ermon C. Martin, Mrs. Louis H. Martin, wife, Kings Mountain Tech Fifth Grade George McAninch, Mrs. Mary H. McAninch, mother, Canton Staff Sgt. Charles H. McDuffie, Mrs. Lessie E. McDuffie, mother, Neuse Pvt. James C. McPherson, Mrs. Vannie McPherson, mother, Clarendon Pfc. Valdo Rivoire, Mrs. Louise Rivoire, mother, Valdese Pvt. Brutus W. Rook, Jr., Mrs. Katie Rook, mother, Gaston Sgt. Jessie Salmon, Mrs. Essie M. Salmon, mother, Raleigh Staff Sgt. Ernest W. Sheay, Orville W. Sheay, father, Candler Pfc. Ralph K. Temple, Wilber L. Temple, father, Peachtree Street, Elizabeth City Pvt. Willard P. Thomas, Mrs. Nannie B. Thomas, mother, Old Fort Sgt. Paul W. Thompson, Mrs. Christine H. Thompson, wife, Leaksville Pfc. Jackson C. Truelove, Mrs. Eva P. Truelove, mother, 602 Sasser St., Raleigh Sgt. Thomas R. Vick, Jr., Mrs. Mamie R. Vick, mother, Goldsboro Pfc. Hubert M. Viverette, Mrs. G.W. Viverette, mother, Sharpsburg Pfc. Wm. E. West, Wm. C. West, father, Dunn Pvt. Arthur C. Woodruff, Mrs. Minnie W. Woodruff, mother, Parsonville Pfc. Lucy P. Woods, Mrs. Sarah F. Woods, wife, Sanford Navy Casualties: Gunners Mate 3rd Class Adrian Earl Gurganus, U.S.N., wounded, Mr. and Mrs. James Henry Gurganus, parents, Jacksonville Ensign Billie Rufus Peeler, U.S.N.R., dead, (previously reported missing on report of Naval casualties dated 12-28-44), Mr. and Mrs. Carl Banks Peeler, Sr., parents, Granite Quarry Wounded in Action: European Theater: Pvt. Alvin R. Bessitte, Mrs. Emma B. Bessitte, mother, Bailey 1st Lt. Robert L. Bolick, Mrs. Margaret D. Bolick, wife, Hickory Pfc. Dulman(?) H. Burnette, Mrs. Myrtle T. Burnette, mother, Canton Staff Sgt. Malcolm J. Burton, Mrs. Malcolm J. Burton, wife, Spindale Galvin L. Childress (no rank given), Mrs. Della M. Childress, mother, Hickory Pvt. W. Robert Clause, Mrs. Mary M. Clause, wife, Willard Pvt. Thomas G. Grier, Sr., Mrs. Irene T. Grier, wife, Gastonia Pvt. Ira H. Grogan, Mrs. Ella R. Grogan, Leaksville Pvt. Albert C. Hendrick, Sr., Mrs. Nancy E. Hendrick, wife, Clayton 1st Sgt. Lester A. Loften, Mrs. Jettie Loften, mother, 180 Durham St., Mt. Airy Pvt. Donnie E. Noblitt, Mrs. Mary E. Noblitt, mother, Concord Pvt. Richard J. Pace, H.L. Pace, father, East Flat Rock Sgt. Anthony W. Parker, Mrs. Sally B. Parker, mother, Booneville Pvt. Elbert R. Partridge, Mrs. Florence A. Partridge, mother, Mt. Airy Pfc. Wm. J. Polk, Mrs. Alberta A. Polk, wife, Concord Sgt. Allen B. Poole, Henry H. Poole, father, Knightdale Pfc. Raymond E. Puckett, Ola S. Puckett, wife, Burlington Pfc. Donald M. Seltzer, Mrs. Eunice M. Seltzer, mother, Concord Tech Fifth Grade Willie H. Swaringen, Mrs. Kathleen Swaringen, wife, Albemarle Everett O. Thompson (no rank given), Mrs. Maude L. Thompson, mother, Durham Mediterranean Area: Tech Fourth Grade Nathaniel Alexander, Mrs. Janie B. Alexander, mother, Macon Corp. James H. Becton, Mrs. Ada C. Becton, mother, Freemont 1st Lt. Bain Hickman, Mrs. Hazel C. Hickman, wife, Hudson Pvt. Paul McCurry, Mrs. Belle E. McCurry, mother Pfc. Glenn Price, Joseph A. Chambers, grandfather, Waynesville Staff Sgt. Heber Respass, Jr., Mrs. Eloise A. Respass, wife, Plymouth Southwest Pacific Area: Pvt. Grover B. Blake, Mrs. Katie P. Blake, mother, Jacksonville Corp. James W. Fisher, Mrs. Eva C. Fisher, mother, Cherryville Staff Sgt. Donald T. Hasty, Jr., Mrs. Lillie M. Hasty, mother, Mebane Staff Sgt. Lester S. Howard, Mrs. Evelyn W. Howard, wife, Merry Oaks Sgt. Harold Kinsey, Mrs. Mamie S. Kinsey, mother, Jamestown February 12, 1945 Killed in Action: Asiatic Area: 1st Lt. Edwin R. Johnson, Mrs. Marjorie K. Johnson, wife, Mt. Holly Pfc. Broadus H. McKinney, Joseph A. McKinney, father, Rutherford Pvt. Joseph B. Tyler, Jr., Mrs. Marie A. Tyler, wife, 427 Dick Street, Fayetteville European Area: Pfc. Arnold B. Crotts, Mrs. Elter M. Crotts, mother, Forrest City Pfc. Archie R. Daniels, Mrs. Lillie Roberta Daniels, mother, Cofield Pfc. Albert S. Dembo, Mrs. Yetta B. Stein, grandmother, Fayetteville Pfc. Arville S. Fleming, Mrs. Laura Fleming, mother, Barnardsville Capt. Samuel A. Gibson, Jr., Mrs. Samuel A. Gibson, Jr., wife, 218 Hillside Avenue, Fayetteville Tech Fifth Grade Robert H. Gordon, Charles W. Gordon, Sr., father, Spencer Corp. Ardis E. Graham, Matthew W. Graham, father, Raeford Staff Sgt. Howard L. Jessup, Mrs. Jennie L. Jessup, mother, Sophia Pfc. Lyman L. Jones, Mrs. Maebelle(?) J. Jones, wife, Gay Corp. Julian Y. Joyner, Barry F. Joyner, father, Spring Hope Staff Sgt. Wm. E. Leatherwood, Mrs. Harriett C. Leatherwood, wife, Clyde Staff Sgt. John B. McDonald, Mrs. Edna Maxine McDonald, wife, Salisbury Pfc. Charlie V. Maness, Mrs. Macel(?) K. Maness, wife, Hemp Pvt. Robert P. Moore, James W. Moore, father, Morganton Pfc. Marvin L. Morrow, Mrs. Minnie Morrow, mother, Forest City Pfc. Cabell O. Moser, Mrs. Daisy R. Moser, wife, Rte. 1, Winston-Salem Pfc. Harold R. Oakley, Mrs. Margaret C. Oakley, wife, Hillsboro Pfc. Clyde V. Owens, Mrs. Pauline E. Owens, wife, East Gastonia 2nd Lt. Dalton D. Page, Mrs. Inez D. Page, mother, Raleigh Pvt. Oscar L. Phillips, Mrs. Carrie L. Phillips, mother, Germanton Pfc. Ernest E.L. Russell, Mrs. Maggie C. Russell, mother, Sugar Grove Corp. Arthur F. Price, Mrs. Nellie G. Price, wife, Ellensboro Pfc. Richard A. Stone, Jr., Richard A. Stone, Sr., father, 600 N. Menglenhall St., Greensboro Pfc. Clyde F. Warlick, Mrs. Macie Warlick, wife, Lincolnton 2nd Lt. Henry H. White, Mrs. Lanie N. White, mother, Oxford Pfc. Wiley L. Wright, Mrs. Mary L. Wright, Franklinton Southwest Pacific: Pvt. Wm. D. Balen, James W. Balen, father, Mt. Airy Pvt. Lewis Cannon, Mrs. Tencie(?) D. Cannon, mother, Tabor City Pfc. Henry T. Compton, Mrs. Alverta V. Compton, mother, Cedar Grove Pfc. Thomas D. Hallman, Jr., Thomas D. Hallman, Sr., father, Kannapolis Pfc. Raymond Little, Mrs. Bessie Little, aunt, Bodin Pfc. Richard G. Mills, Mrs. Ferne A. Mills, wife, Westend Staff Sgt. Bryant R. Roberts, Mrs. Virginia R. Roberts, mother, Leaksville Tech Fifth Grade Emery L. Simpson, Wm. S. Simpson, father, Smithfield Corp. Odell H. Smith, Mrs. Evelyn G. Smith, wife, Lenoir Pfc. Edward W. Thomas, Mrs. Ada G. Thompson, mother, Polkton (transcriber’s note, transcribed as found in the newspaper) Navy Casualties: Torpedoman’s Mate Third Class French Gordon Dixon, U.S.N.C.R., wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Dixon, parents, Nathan’s Creek Pfc. Wade V. Faw, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Ella Mae Faw, mother, 308 C Street, North Wilkesboro Seaman Second Class George Washington Lane, USNR, missing, Mr. and Mrs. Murry Boyd Lane, parents, Selma Pfc. Irvin B. Mayer, USMCR, wounded second time (previously reported wounded on report of Naval casualties 8-29-44), Mrs. Emma M. Rosales, 709 Baylor Drive, Raleigh Seaman First Class Thomas Winston Allen, USNR, safe (previously reported missing on report of Naval casualties 1-13-45), Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt Allen, parents, 615 Cordell Place, High Point Seaman First Class Harlen Junior Cornett, USNR, dead, Mr. and Mrs. Enoch J. Cornett, parents, Newland Pfc. Benjamin W. Fuller, USMC, wounded, Mrs. Lorena B. Fuller, mother, Pinetop Seaman First Class Howard W. Ingle, USNR, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ingle, parents, Crouse(?) Pfc. Ronald M. Pritchard, USMC, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Pritchard, parents, Lenoir Seaman Second Class Mack Calvin Robinson, USNR, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt Robinson, parents, Cane River Field Musician First Class Herman Edgar Roebuck, USMC, wounded, Mrs. Bertha Stalls(?), Plymouth Feb. 14, 1945 Killed in Action: European Area: Pfc. Clifton W. Atwood, George W. Atwood, father, Mt. Airy Pvt. Perry W. Ayscue, Perry L. Ayscue, father, Henderson Pvt. Alex C. Barber, Mrs. Mary B. Barber, mother, Carthage Staff Sgt. David Barber, John C. Barber, father, Grover Tech Fourth Grade Wm. W. Bentley, Sr., Mrs. Florence M. Bentley, mother, North Wilkesboro Pvt. James W. Blankenship, Mrs. Elaine Marie Blankenship, wife, 1224 N. Liberty St., Winston-Salem Pvt. R.C. Booth, Mrs. Lena G. Booth, mother, Hamlet Corp. Harold C. Carleton, Mrs. Harrie(?) D. Carleton, wife, 41 South French Broad Avenue, Asheville Sgt. Howard Clark, Mrs. Christine L. Clark, mother, Lumberton Pfc. Lester G. Coley, Mrs. Josephine D. Coley, mother, Oxford Pvt. Wm. S. Castin, Mrs. Mary T. Castin, wife, Creswell Sgt. Fred D. Craver, Mrs. Elizabeth D. Craver, wife, Clemmons Pvt. James W. Dockery, Mrs. Stella G. Dockery, mother, 955 Council St., High Point Pvt. James M. Edgerton, Mrs. Carolyn S. Edgerton, wife, Raleigh Pvt. Eugene W. Edwards, Mrs. Mary H. Edwards, wife, High Point Pvt. Allen F. Ford, Mrs. Ruth L. Ford, wife, Hiddenite Pvt. Warren C. Fox, Mrs. Ziller A. Fox, wife, Burnsville Pfc. Willis H. Fulk, Mrs. Elizabeth S. Fulk, wife Wadesboro Pvt. Kenneth H. Furr, Mrs. Mary L. Furr, wife, Thomasville Pvt. Vernon L. Godwin, Mrs. Jewel E. Godwin, wife, Dunn Sgt. David H. Greene, Mrs. Nancy A. Greene, mother, Mt. Gilead Pfc. Richard H. Griffin, Mark A. Griffin, father, 8 White Oak Road, Biltman Forest, Asheville Pfc. Robert L. Hedgepeth, Mrs. R.C. Hedgepeth, mother, Rocky Mount Pvt. Glenn W. Helsabeck, Mrs. Elizabeth K. Helsabeck, mother, Rural Hall Pvt. Charles W. Henderson, Mrs. Pearl M. Henderson, wife, Folkstone Pfc. Charles M. Hester, Mrs. Bessie G. Hester, mother, Saint Pauls Tech Fifth Grade Virgil E. Hicks, Mrs. Annie V. Hicks, mother, High Point Pvt. Linville Holcomb, Mrs. Vera M. Holcomb, Lomax Pvt. Melvin R. Howard, Mrs. Alice B. Howard, Apex Pvt. Claude J. Huffman, Mrs. Ellen R. Huffman, mother, Jacksonville Pfc. Arthur Jackson, Mrs. Minnie P. Jackson, Wilmington Pvt. John R. Jones, Mrs. Reva D. Jones, wife, Sylva Pvt. Lemuel S. Kerley, Mrs. Kathleen T. Kerley, Moorseville Staff Sgt. Thomas H. Langston, Mrs. Mildred Langston, Mayodan Pfc. Robert L. Lawrence, Mrs. Ella Guthrie Lawrence, Salter Path Pvt. Cremiel L. Ledford, Mrs. Elvira B. Ledford, mother, Patrick Pfc. Ellis N. Lee, Mrs. Angela I. Lee, wife, Concord Pfc. Lucius E. Lindsey, Robert Lindsey, father, Clyde Pfc. Paul R. Mayberry, Mrs. Pearl J. Mayberr, mother, Statesville Pvt. Buddie E. Morris, Mrs. Sallie B. Morris, mother, Bailey Pvt. James T. Nance, Mrs. Patty B. Nancy, mother, Hemlock Pfc. George E. Parrish, Mrs. Lilly(?) B. Parrish, mother, Durham Pfc. Hal J. Pearce, Mrs. Hazel Pearce, mother, Sophia Pvt. Lloyd D. Pope, Mrs. Altamae I. Pope, wife, Norwood Tech 5th Grade Wade H. Pope, J.A. Pope, father, Marshville Pfc. J.W. Pratt, Mrs. Mary S. Pratt, Morven Pfc. Wm. E. Presley, Mrs. Annie E. Presley, mother, Fairview Sgt. Clifton M. Rackley, Mrs. Minnie H. Rackley, mother, Nashville Pfc. James E. Riggan, Mrs. Edna Riggan, wife, Durham Pfc. Duke H. Rodenhizer, Mrs. Carrrie H. Rodenhizer, mother, Stoneville Staff Sgt. Jessie W. Saul, Mrs. Virginia M. Saul, wife, Brown Summit Pvt. Frank M. Shaw, Miss Ruby J. Shaw, sister, 720 Lockland Avenue, Winston-Salem Pvt. Charles S. Sinclair, Mrs. Mary S. Sinclair, mother, Marion Staff Sgt. Alson C. Smith, Jr., Alson C. Smith, Sr., father, Burlington Pfc. Roland H. Smith, Mrs. Fleda(?) M. Smith, mother, 1109 East Main St., Durham Pvt. Thomas N. Spangler, Mrs. Elizabeth C. Spangler, mother, Lawndale Pfc. Hardy V. Stanley, Mrs. Eva R. Stanley, mother, Richlands Pvt. James A. Stanley, Mrs. Nellie I. Stanley, wife, Rusk Pvt. Jasper Stovall, Evan W. Stovall, father, Oxford Staff Sgt. Burtis J. Taylor, McCoy Taylor, father, Pink Hill Pvt. Haskell Thrift, Mrs. Pauline H. Thrift, wife, Kings Mountain Pvt. Charles E. Walters, Charles S. Walters, father, 900 Courtland St., Greensboro Pvt. Frank Walters, Giles Walters, father, West Lumberton Pvt. Noah Welch, Mrs. Odessa M. Welch, wife, Winston-Salem Pfc. Gilbert H. Wells, Mrs. Mary R. Wells, mother, Whitakers Pvt. Lloyd C. Whisnant, Mrs. Susan M. Whisnant, wife, Morganton (Rank unclear) William S. Williams, Jr., William S. Williams, Sr., father, Wade Pvt. Owen E. Wilson, James C. Wilson, father, Glade Valley Sgt. Joseph D. Winchester, Mrs. Alice R. Winchester, friend, Stanley 1st Sgt. Larkin L. Witherspoon, Mrs. Wilma D. Witherspoon, wife, Nathan’s Creek 1st Sgt. Hardy J. Woody, Mrs. Maethorn(?) L. Woody, wife, Leicester Navy Casualties: Machinists mate 2C Harvey Herman Godfrey, USN, missing, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Wesley Godfrey, parents, Springdale S2C Bristol Reece Johnson, USNR, dead, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Wesley Johnson, parents, Statesville Silver Star awarded for gallantry in action to Staff Sgt. Allen D. Parsley, infantry, Spruce Pine, N.C. February 15, 1945 The death of one of Alamance County’s soldiers in action and the report that another was missing have been revealed here today. Pfc. Roy W. (Bill) Thomas of Rte. 1, Graham, was killed in Belgium on Jan. 14 and Tech. Sgt. John P. Loy, Jr., of Rte. 6, Burlington is reported as missing in action over German. Pfc. Thomas was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy B. Thomas and was 22 years of age. He was a member of Company K of the 120th Infantry 30th Division having entered the service in August of 1943. Among the survivors in addition to the parents is one brother, Ben Thomas. The victim was inducted into the service in New York where he was employed as a painter. He trained at Camp McCain, Mississippi and Ft. Meade, Md. Sgt. Loy was the husband of Mrs. Nellie Lee Loy. Missing since Jan. 14, he was an engineer and top turret gunner on a B-17 bomber and had been overseas since last July. Prior to entering the service he was employed here by Fairchild Aircraft Corp. Sgt. Loy received his basic training at Sheppard Field, Tx., but was stationed at a number of other parts before leaving the U.S. Feb. 16, 1945 Sgt. Cecil May, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. May of Alamance has been reported missing in action with his company in France since Jan. 16, according to word received by his parents. Sgt. May entered the service in August of 1943 and trained at Camp Campbell, Ky., and Camp Barkley, Tx., before going overseas with the 12th Hellcat Tank Division of the 7th Army in August of the past year. He spent a brief furlough at his home last July. Before entering the service he was employed by Standard Hosiery Mills. Feb. 17, 1945 Killed in Action: (This is only part of a list published in this edition, starting with the letter “H”) 2nd Lt. Donald W. Holland, Mrs. John M. Holland, Sr., mother, Gastonia Pfc. Labe R. Holland, Jr., Mrs. Hattie Holland, mother, Bessemer City Pfc. Edward McCaskill, Mrs. Minnie O. McCaskill, mother, Troy Pfc. George W. McCrals, Jr., Mrs. Myrtle G. McCrals, mother, 33 Orchard St., Asheville Pvt. Gralion McLamb, David McLamb, father, Benson Corp. Heath C. Mills, Mrs. Lessie M. Mills, mother, Marshville Pvt. Junior A. Osborne, Mrs. Queenie Osborne, mother, Creston Pvt. Turner L. Robbins, Mrs. Estelle V. Robbins, wife, Nebo Pvt. Arno Seifert, Mrs. Antonia(?) K. Seifart, wife, 421 Hempstead Pl., Charlotte Sgt. Wm. E. Spainhour, Mrs. Dorothy Spainhour, wife, 512 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem Pfc. Charles Stearns, Mrs. Mamie B. Stearns, mother, Granite Falls Staff Sgt. Norman F. Stevens, Mrs. Florence C. Stevens, mother, Pleasant Garden Pfc. James A. Walker, Mrs. Virginia D. Walker, wife, Rocky Mount Tech 5th Grade Paul West, Mrs. Elizabeth B. West, wife, 512 S. Chestnut St., Gastonia Pvt. Wm. R. Wolfe, Mrs. Maggie Lee Wolfe, wife, Shelby Pfc. Albert C. Wilfong, Jr., Mrs. Phoebe M. Wilfont, wife, Hickory Pfc. George Womble, Mrs. Etrulia Womble, wife, Gastonia Navy Casualty: Radioman 2C George Dewey Pender, USNR, dead, Mr. and Mrs. George M. Pender, parents, Burlington
Transcribed by Christine Spencer March 2008
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