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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. January 18, 1945 to January 31, 1945 January 18, 1945 Wounded in Action: European Theater: Pfc. John C. Allen, Mrs. Mary R. Weal, sister, Rte. 3, Roxboro Staff Sgt. Larry C. Arrington, Mrs. Belle S. Arrington, mother, Rte. 1, Waynesville Sgt. Miles W. Bailey, Mrs. Anna E. Bailey, mother, Rte. 1, Mooresboro Pfc. Alvin G. Baker, Mrs. Mattie P. Baker, mother, Rte. 1, Purleer Pvt. Glen W. Baker, Mrs. Zettie V. Baker, mother, Rte. 1, Boonville Staff Sgt. Will P. Barbour, Jr., Will P. Barbour, Sr., father, Four Oaks Pfc. Clayton E. Benman, Jr., Mrs. Ophelia P. Benman, mother, 412 West Lee Street, Wilson Corp. Carl C. Benton, Miss Emma Lee Benton, sister, Rte. 2, Leland Pfc. Isaac J. Brinson, Eli Brinson, grandfather, Maple Hill Pfc. David E. Bumgarner, Mrs. Annie Bumgarner, mother, Wilkesboro Sgt. Hal F. Canipe, Marcus G. Canipe, father, McParlan(?) Pfc. Dillon J. Cannon, Mrs. Vada L. Cannon, wife, Rte. 1, Hickory Pvt. Jesse H. Cheek, Mrs. Meady E. Cheek, grandmother, Jonesville Pvt. Roscoe C. Coleman, Jr., Mrs. Katherine G. Coleman, wife, Rte. 1, Tabor City Tech 5 Grade George G. Connor, Hal Connor, brother, Central Falls Pvt. Edgar J. Cope, Mrs. Edgar J. Cope, wife, Rte. 1, Belmont Corp. Jimmie L. Coxey, Mrs. Maggie L. Coxey, mother, Rte. 3, Kannapolis Pvt. Frank M. Debold, Mrs. Ella Houpe, aunt, Rte. 1, Crumpler Tech 5th Grade Dean A. Dillard, Mrs. Millie R. Dillard, Rte. 1, Hays Pfc. Dewey W. Dixon, Waites E. Watkins, uncle, Marion Pvt. William R. Downer, Mrs. Blanche W. Downer, wife, Lilesville Pvt. Joseph H. Drake, Joe H. Drake, father, Rte. 1, Canton Pvt. Hardy R. Droughton, Mrs. Irene B. Droughton, Rte. 5, Dunn Pvt. Wilbur V. Duncan, Mrs. Mary W. Duncan, mother, Rte. 2, Siler City Pvc. Freeman L. Edwards, Mrs. Lizzie T. Thigpen, grandmother, Rte. 3, Beulahville Pvt. Thomas W. Edwards, Jr., Thomas W. Edwards, Sr., father, Rte. 2, Franklinton Pfc. Zack N. Foreman, George W. Foreman, father, Rte. 2, Ransomville Pfc. John Fortune, Mrs. Heagor Fortune, mother, Rte. 2, Fletcher Pvt. Bill Freeman, Sherman Freeman, father, Rte. 1, Dobson Pfc. Paul E. Gaddy, Mrs. Beulah L. Gaddy, mother, mother, Marion Sgt. Louis N. Gay, Jr., Louis N. Gay, Sr., father, Rte. 1, Whitaker Pvt. J.W. Glover, Mrs. Mary E. Glover, wife, 1017 Coverson St., Shelby Pfc. Clarence B. Greene, Mrs. Martha J. Greene, wife, Smithfield Staff Sgt. Wm. S. Harrison, Jr., Mrs. Irene B. Harrison, mother, Rte. 1, Elon City Pfc. Lonnie G. Hawkins, Mrs. Sallie W. Hawkins, mother, Rte. 1, Nashville Pvt. H.B. Hayes, Minnie L. Hayes, mother, Rte. 4, Shelby Staff Sgt. James E. Helms, Mrs. Margaret L. Helms, wife, Rte. 2, Newton Pvt. William E. Hicks, Mrs. Zura R. Hicks, wife, 715 Surry St., Wilmington Pfc. Earl A. Holman, David G. Holman, father, Rte. 1, Boone Pfc. Wiley B. Howels, Mrs. Mary K. Howels, mother, Troy Sgt. James C. Hoyle, Mrs. Myrtle McGee Hoyle, mother, 421 W. College Ave., Lenoir Pvt. Wm. R. Hunt, Mrs. Emma L. Hunt, mother, Troy Pfc. James W. Hylton, Mrs. E.E. Hylton, mother, Mt. Airy Pvt. Eugene T. Jones, Mrs. Bertha W. Jones, wife, 101 Sunset Avenue, Louisburg Pvt. Samuel R. Kerley, Mrs. Ruby M. Kerley, wife, 584 Fairview Avenue, Biltmore Pfc. Wayne King, Mrs. Muriel E. King, wife, 1614 English St., High Point Pfc. Richard W. Kirkman, Mrs. Gladys L. Kirkman, wife, Central Falls Pfc. Parly Lail, Mrs. Versie Lail, mother, Rte. 1, Lawndale Pvt. Boyd Lewis, Mrs. Cora W. Lewis, mother, Poplar Pvt. Wm. W. Lewis, Mrs. Marcie E. Lewis, mother, Rte. 1, West Jefferson Sgt. Michael D. Love, Mrs. Georgia C. Love, mother, Rte. 2, Stanfield Pvt. Warren E. Lynn, Mrs. Martha K. Lynn, mother, Rte. 1, Hickory Sgt. James T. Maddrey, Jr., James T. Maddrey, Sr., father, 106 East Peace St., Raleigh 1st Lt. Wm. H. Maguire, S.O. Maguire, father, 520 West Main Street, Elkin Tech 5th Grade Carey W. Malpas, Mrs. Winnie C. Malpas, mother, Rte. 1, Box, 61, Delco Pfc. Grady W. Marion, Mrs. Fannie A. Marion, mother, Rte. 4, Mt. Airy Pfc. Donald L. Matthews, Mrs. John C. Taylor, mother, Rte. 7, Fayetteville Pvt. Hampton McMahon, Mrs. Roxie M. Carver, sister, Yellow Creek Pfc. Alvin B. McMillan, Jr., Alvin B. McMillan, Sr., 1321 General Lee Avenue, Fayetteville Pvt. Charlie R. Minion, Mrs. Myrtle N. Minion, wife, Rte. 1, Wilkesboro Sgt. Jesse C. Mitchell, Wm. J. Mitchell, father, Rte. 1, Anoskie Pvt. Fred A. Monroe, James A. Monroe, father, 526 Lafayette, Salisbury 1st Sgt. Leroy L. Monroe, Mrs. Marion R. Monroe, wife, 23 Eliza Street, Asheville Corp. Mitchell A. Musselwhite, Mrs. Nita M. Musselwhite, mother, 417 Martin St., Wilmington Pfc. Frank S. Norris, Jr., Mrs. Annie O. Norris, mother, Rte. 3, Salisbury Pfc. Roger D. Parker, Mrs. Jennie W. Parker, mother, Pollacksville Pvt. Thomas M. Parrish, Mrs. Ada M. Parrish, mother, Oak Ridge Pfc. Robert L. Pate, Jr., Mrs. Beulah Pate, mother, 3107 8th St., Durham Pfc. Richard B. Pickelsimer, Jr., Mrs. Flossie G. Pickelsimer, wife, 409 Piedmont St., Gastonia Corp. David H. Poteet, Mrs. Ruth S. Poteet, mother, Rte. 1, Marion Pfc. Barney L. Roy, Mrs. Ruth W. Roy, wife, 710 Washington St., Burlington Pvt. Robert C. Rhyne, Mrs. Coral Ryhne, mother, Mt. Holly Sgt. George Rice, Mrs. Margaret S. Rice, mother, Rte. 2, Culberson Pvt. Samuel M. Richardson, Mrs. Mamie Wilson Richardson, mother, Manchester Sgt. Leary S. Riley, Mrs. Burly L. Riley, mother, Rte. 1, Efland(?) Elland(?) Pvt. Grady S. Ritch, Mrs. B.G. Ritch, wife, 114 Piedmont Ct., Charlotte Pfc. Evoy M. Ritchie, Mrs. Dennie L. Ritchie, wife, Valdese Staff Sgt. Glen H. Robbins, Mrs. Viola W. Robbins, wife, Rte. 6, Winston-Salem Staff Sgt. James W. Roberts, Mrs. Lillian W. Roberts, wife, Alliance Sgt. Eugene W. Rule, Jr., Mrs. Artie Rule, mother, 603 S. Marshall, Winston-Salem Staff Sgt. Roy C. Russell, Mrs. Lillie P. Russell, mother, Rte. 2, Pores Knob Pvt. Ira C. Shepherd, Mrs. Eloise M. Shepherd, wife, Rte. 1, N. Wilkesboro Pfc. Robert B. Slaughter, Mrs. Hattie H. Slaughter, mother, Robbinsville Pfc. Ralph D. Sluder, Mrs. Mary A. Sluder, mother, Rte. 1, Leicester Pfc. Charles L. Smith, Mrs. Ruth E. Smith, wife, Rte. 2, Brevard Sgt. Samuel M. Springs, Jr., Samuel M. Springs, Sr., father, Rte. 5, Charlotte Pfc. James H. Starnes, Mrs. Alice B. Starnes, mother, Rte. 5, Salisbury Staff Sgt. Jack T. Tate, Theodore B. Tate, father, 519 Booker St., Shelby Pvt. William T. Upchurch, Mrs. Mabel G. Upchurch, mother, Rte. 3, Apex Pfc. Leo S. Van Hook, Mrs. Ruby A. Parham, friend, Canton Pvt. Francis X. Westbrooks, Mrs. Annie L. Westbrooks, wife, 35 Spring St., Spray Pfc. Jack E. White, Mrs. Mary M. White, mother, 601 Hinsdale St., Raleigh Pfc. Ned D. Wilson, Mrs. Pearl H. Wilson, mother, Taylorsville Sgt. Clyde L. Yount, Mrs. Mattie P. Yount, mother, Rte. 2, Conover January 19, 1945 Wounded in Action: European Theater: Sgt. John N. Aderholt, Mrs. Margie I. Aderhold, wife, Rte. 4, Lincolnton Tech 5th Grade Worth H. Biggerstaff, Mrs. Essie S. Biggerstaff, mother, Stanley Pvt. Forest E. Carpenter, Mrs. Baby A. Carpenter, wife, Rte. 1, Belwood Pvt. Buster Chavis, Mrs. Dottie C. Black, mother, Rte. 2, Lumberton Pfc. Wm. E. Chesnutt, Mrs. Mary P. Chesnutt, mother, Rte. 1, Clayton Pvt. Wm. R. Cobb, Mrs. Lula A. Cobb, wife, 500 Georgia Avenue, Burlington Pvt. Thomas E. Daniel, Mrs. Inez M. Daniel, wife, Rte. 3, Forest City Pfc. Parnam L. Deaver, Mrs. Vera Q. Deaver, mother, Rte. 1, Pink Hill Pvt. Wm. F. Downum, Mrs. Martha B. Downum, wife, 60 Hill St., Salisbury Pvt. Charles Z. Green, Mrs. Robey D. Green, mother, Rte. 1, Morganton Pvt. Stacy S. Greene, Mrs. Victoria Greene, mother, Rte. 1, Blowing Rock 1st Lt. Fred J. Hall, Mrs. Bernice A. Hall, wife, Bryson Sgt. Norman E. Hull or Hall, Mrs. Nettie S. Hull or Hall, mother, Rte. 7, Fayetteville Pvt. Graham R. Harrell, Mrs. Methel(?) M. Harrell, mother, Galesville Pfc. James A. Hutchins, Mrs. Julia P. Hutchins, mother, Rte. 2, Yadkinville Pvt. James D. Jarrett, Mrs. Beadie(?) W. Jarrett, wife, Hildibran Pfc. Roy L. Johnson, Jr., Mrs. Hessie Lee Johnson, mother, Box 558, Saint Pauls Sgt. James Key, J.B. Key, father, Merle(?) Pfc. Wm. B. Lawson, Mrs. C.J. Chappell, mother, 719 English St., High Point Capt. Walter C. Maheley, Mrs. Leola Mahaley, mother, 507 S. Main St., Salisbury Pvt. Woodrow W. Marley, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Marley, wife, Hendrix Pvt. Emory A. Mathews, Mrs. Nellie M. Mathews, wife, Rte. 2, Oleen Pvt. George F. McCaskill, Mrs. Callie M. McCaskill, wife, Rte. 1, Biscon(?) Staff Sgt. Bruce E. Medley, Mrs. Margie D. Medley, wife, Tarboro Highway(?), Rocky Mount Pvt. Bennie M. Medlin, Mrs. Nancy S. Medlin, wife, 931 Grove St., Charlotte Pvt. Wm. M. Montgomery, Mrs. Annabelle A. Montgomery, wife, 921 E. 8th St., Winston-Salem Pfc. Thomas W. Moose, Mrs. Bessie M. Moose, mother, Rte. 6, Statesville Pfc. Dorsey Nash, Mrs. Ruth B. Nash, mother, Rte. 2, Kannapolis Pfc. Wm. S. Overcash, Mrs. Demia Overcash, wife, Rte. 3, Kannapolis Pvt. Kirby P. Patterson, Mrs. Ella M. Patterson, mother, Rte. 1, Jackson Springs Pvt. Plate P. Pearson, Jr. Plate P. Pearson, Sr., father, Brookwood, Gastonia Pfc. Walter R. Pendergraft, Mrs. Evelyn(?) Pendergraft, wife, 506 Roxboro St., Durham Pvt. John W. Riley, Mrs. Annie Riley, mother, Clinton 1st Lt. Iron J. Rogers, Mrs. Jane E. Rogers, wife, 728 W. Main St., Albemarle Pvt. Leon B. Scott, Lonnis Scott, father, 202 Bell St., Elizabeth City 2nd Lt. Richard W. Sexton, B.A. Sexton, father, Lansing Staff Sgt. James R. Sharpe, Al P. Sharpe, brother, 1819 Vargrave St., Winston-Salem Pvt. Elbert L. Smith, Mrs. James E. Smith, mother, Conway Pfc. Lonnie E. Sneed, Mrs. Rebecca R. Sneed, wife, Rte. 3, Monroe Pvt. Glenn E. Spivey, Mrs. Hattie Opan Spivey, wife, Robins Pvt. Charlie B. Storms, Mrs. Myrtle F. Storms, wife, Rte. 1, Bladenboro Pvt. Curtis L. Thompson, Mrs. Martha Thompson, mother, Rte. 1, Mebane Pfc. Guy F. Thompson, Mrs. Tallie C. Thompson, mother, Troy Pvt. George C. Tucker, Mrs. Debbie A. Tucker, wife, c/o. Mrs. O. U. Taylor, Rte. 2, Kannapolis Pvt. Wm. H. Vaughn, Mrs. Mary H. Vaughn, wife, Kannapolis Pvt. Lewis B. Whitaker, Ulry Whitaker, father, Rte. 1, Elkin Southwest Pacific Area: Tech 4th Grade John D. Abernathy, Mrs. Hattie G. Abernathy, mother, Rte. 2, Vale Tech 5th Grade Clarence E. Avery, Mrs. Sadie R. Avery, mother, Rte. 1, Clayton Tech 5th Grade, Wallace G. Clearley, Mrs. Fay W. Clearley, wife, Cramerton Pfc. Wm. G. Wilson, Mrs. Wilson, mother, Rte. 1, Fletcher Navy Casualties: Seaman 2nd Class Robert Glen Agner, USNR, dead, Mrs. Jessie Margaret Jones Agner, wife, Salisbury, Mrs. and Mrs. Wm. Adolphus Agner, parents, Salisbury Seaman 1st Class Hilard Allmond, USN, wounded, Mrs. Iva Allmond Rogers, mother, Hazelwood Seaman 2nd Class Clayton Claywell Cline, USNR, dead, Mr. and Mrs. Flornel Cline, parents, Bryson City Major Raymond Gilbert Davis, USMC, wounded, Mrs. Raymond Gilbert Davis, wife, Lincolton Field Musician 1st Class Wm. H. Elam, USNCR, wounded, Mrs. Rose F. Elam, mother, North Wilkesboro January 22, 1945 Sgt. John W. Finley, husband of Mrs. Ruth Noble Finley of Burlington has been missing in action in Luxembourg since Dec. 29 according to information received from the War Department. He was inducted into the army on April 5, 1944 and received basic training at Ft. McClellen, Arkansas. After a brief furlough in August he was sent overseas in September with an infantry division of the 1st Army. Mrs. Finley and small son reside here at 305 Union Avenue. January 23, 1945 Louis H. Riddick, 23, former manager of the Carolina Theater, was killed in action with the army in the Belgium area Jan. 11, according to information received from the War Department. He was a native of Greensboro’ and is survived by his wife Juanita and two small children Louis, jr., and Linda, who are making their home in Greensboro’. He was manager at the local theater for one year before entering the service in the spring of 1944. Relatives here have been notified that Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Core, Sr., of Kinston learned from the War Department that their son Harvey, Jr., was missing in action somewhere in the European theater. Mr. and Mrs. Core were former residents of Graham. A grandmother, Mrs. A.B. Holland in Burlington, received word from Kinston. Lt. Core was a fighter pilot with the A.A.F. having entered the service in 1942. No other details have been received here. January 24, 1945 Pvt. George W. Paylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.F. Paylor of Rte3, Burlington, has recently been reported missing from his unit somewhere in Germany. The War Department notified his parents and stated that he failed to return after an engagement with the enemy on Nov. 28. He enlisted in September of 1942 and received basic training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi going overseas with the Army Infantry in October of 1943. Before enlisting he was employed as an electrician in Graham. Captain Earle B. Sutphen, husband of Mrs. Nellie Lucas Sutphen of Burlington, and Pfc. Clyde M. Reese, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.W. Reese of Whitsett community have just been reported as missing in action. Captain Sutphen has been missing in Germany since December 21, 1944 according to information from the War Department. He had been overseas slightly more than one month but had held the rank of Captain for about one year. Mrs. Sutphen and their small son Earle, Jr., are making their home with her parents Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Lucas(?) on South Broad Street. Pfc. Reese has been missing in action in Belgium since December 17. He has been in the service since January of 1943. Prior to going overseas in May of 1943 he received training at Ft. Belvoir, Va., and in Pennsylvania. He went into France with the invasion forces after a long period of being stationed in England. Sgt. Charles Bernard McDade of Mebane was killed in action in Belgium on Jan. 3 according to a telegram from the Adjutant General’s office in Washington received by his wife and parents Mr. and Mrs. Ralph M. McDade on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 20. Sgt. McDade enlisted in the service on April 19, 1943. He took his basic training at Camp Toccoa, Georgia. He trained further at Camp McCall, N.C., and then went to Ft. Benning, Ga. He made his first jump as a paratrooper and received his wings at Ft. Benning in September of 1943. He went again to Camp McCall for special training for overseas duty. He was squad leader of the 517th Parachute Infantry Combat Unit. He went overseas in May of 1944. He made his first jump in the invasion of southern France on his 21st birthday, August 14, 1944. After he had made his 13th jump, he sent his jump boots home to his wife in November of 1944. He sent also part of the parachute in which he jumped, his first aid kit, several hundred interesting pictures of people and places visited, maps, papers and souvenirs. He and every member of his unit were decorated for expert duty. He had lived all of his civilian life in Mebane. He was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. McDade. He was a member of the Mebane Presbyterian Church. He went to Oak Ridge for his last two years of high school work and graduated on May 30, 1941. He stayed in Oak Ridge for one year of college work and then went to Duke University. He was studying at Duke at the time he enlisted in the service. He married Kathleen M. Lewis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus G. Lewis of Mebane on April 23, 1943. Sgt. and Mrs. McDade made their home in Aberdeen where he was stationed the last ten months at Camp Mackall. The Second Battalion of the 24th Division, Civil War, famed 19th Regiment, carried an historic niche in the annals of Leyte’s re-conquest with an epic of grim courage and determination against overwhelming odds at a critical period of fighting. It became known as Leyte’s “lost battalion”. The battalion was battle fatigued from nearly a month of continuous fighting when it received orders to advance through the mountains to throw a road block against Japanese reinforcements attempting to reach a strong troop concentration against American forces hammering to break southward towards Ormoc. This was before an amphibious landing was made behind enemy lines at Ormoc to smash his defense line. The battalion was commanded by Lt. Col. Robert B. Sprogins of Evanston, Illinois. Loaded with supplies and ammunition, the battalion had to fight the enemy and torturous mountain terrain for four days to reach the road. After 24 hours without food the men fought savagely to take dominating heights. Then they ate rice from the packs of dead Japanese and stripped nuts from palm trees. An air drop provided rations of a meal per man. They established a road block and held it 14 days against enemy tanks, truck columns, artillery fire and fanatical charges. They fought for food dropped by airplanes near the enemy. They fought for water from a mountain stream. The number of wounded in fox holes increased alarmingly. Medicine ran low. To conserve their dwindling ammunition supply the men were ordered to fire only when they could actually see their targets. Men were continuously wet. Feet began to swell and “jungle rot” developed. They slept in fox holes that were often half filled with water. Dysentery and stomach troubles weakened men. But they clung doggedly to the blockade across the vital supply road until ordered out after four days. The retirement took another four days of fighting. Trails were treacherous. Stretchers made of saplings and parachutes some times had to be passed from hand to hand down steep slopes. At one swollen river a robe of bamboo and vines had to be fashioned to help men cross. When the battered battalion finally reached the American forces its casualties were ten percent killed or wounded. It had counted 601 Japanese dead and many more were undoubtedly pulled away during night attacks. Men from North Carolina who were members of the battalion and who came through safely are: Private Herman G. Royall, 131 Ellen St., Elkin Pfc. Everett V. Greer, Rte. 1, Spruce Pine Pfc. John J. Pratt, Jr., 60 2nd St., Wadesboro Pfc. Francis E. Willis, Waynesville Pfc. Paul H. Carter, Rte. 3, Warsaw Pfc. Leslie M. Christian, 806 Spring St., Durham Pvt. Dreyfus L. Hines, 45 Woodlawn Dr., Statesville Pvt. Thomas J. Thompson, Jr., 107 Longview St., Kannapolis Navy Casualties: Corp. Robert H. Barron, USMC, wounded, Mrs. Hattie E. Barron, mother, Hamptonville Pfc. Dearent C. Hayes, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Pearl White, mother, Mocksville Ships Cook Third Class James Monroe Norris, USNR, wounded, Mrs. Helen Rachel Norris, wife, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Burpee Norris, parents, Canton Chief Boatswain’s Mate Luke Ernest O’Connor, USN, wounded, Mrs. Jessie Maye O’Connor, wife, Canton Coxwain Percy Dalton Upchurch, USNR, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Azelle Perry, parents, Wake Forest S2C Trueman Lee West, USNR, dead, Mrs. Blanche West Gentiry, mother, 1122 South Avenue, Fayetteville Wounded in Action: Asiatic Area: Sgt. Arthur W. Rigsbee, Mrs. Odessa M. Rigsbee, wife, 305 Alexander Avenue, Durham European Theater: Pvt. Taurlie G. Baucom, Mrs. Elizabeth B. Baucom, wife, Lillington Staff Sgt. Ernest Blackwelder, Mrs. Sadie Blackwelder, wife, 77 Reed St., Concord Pvt. Wm. H. Blair, Miss Virginia E. Blair, sister, 866 Merson Avenue, Asheville Pvt. Martin Brackett, Mrs. Helen B. Brackett, wife, 272 Clemson Avenue, Charlotte Pfc. Lawrence A. Bray, Mrs. Virginia B. Bray, mother, Rte. 7, Box 390, Greensboro Pvt. Wm. H. Capps, Mrs. Thelma Capps, wife, 723 14th St., Durham Pvt. Alton K. Carter, Miss Laura M. Carter, sister, 514 West Blount St., Kinston Pvt. Allen M. Clark, Mrs. Inez G. Clark, wife, 104 English Ct., High Point Pvt. Willie L. Clark, Mrs. Alta B. Clark, wife, Guess Road, Durham Pvt. Herbert E. Cockman, George T. Cockman, father, Hemp Pvt. Dalton L. Cox, Mrs. Addie G. Cox, mother, Tabor City Pvt. Harold C. Davidson, Mrs. Dorothy H. Davidson, wife, Statesville Pfc. Johnnie L. Bellinger, Mrs. Catharine P. Bellinger, wife, Central Avenue, Charlotte Pvt. Wm. R. Furr, Jr., Mrs. Edna L. Furr, mother, Newton Pfc. Laurence E. Grimes, Mrs. Nancy E. Grimes, wife, High Point Pvt. George W. Hewett, Mrs. Martha E. Hewett, mother, Charlotte Pvt. Kermit L. Hutchins, Mrs. Margie C. Hutchins, wife, Bessemer City Pvt. Charlie A. Johnson, Mrs. Ruby K. Johnson, wife, Hildebran Pvt. John L. Johnson, Mrs. Alice J. Johnson, mother, Franklinville Sgt. Wm. G. Lail, Mrs. Ella L. Lail, wife, Robbinsville Col. Barna L. Massey, Vernon Massey, father, Charlotte Pvt. Hicks P. McAbee, Mrs. Elsie O. McAbee, wife, Tryon Pfc. Ray W. McCall, Birgie A. McCall, father, Granite Falls Sgt. Alan D. Moser, Mrs. Elsie C. Moser, wife, Burlington Pvt. Harold B. Nantz, Mrs. Rannah P. Nantz, mother, Huntersville Pvt. Artress D. Nash, John W. Nash, father, Castilia Pvt. Willie M. Nelson, Mrs. Epsie B. Nelson, mother, Roanoke Rapids Pfc. Hollin M. Owens, Jr., Hollin M. Owens, Sr., father, Avondale Pvt. Charles H. Painter, Mrs. Hattie M. Painter, wife, Mt. Holly Pfc. Perry E. Parker, Mrs. Martha E. Bailey, mother, Newdale Pfc. Julius G. Purnell, Mrs. Lula F. Purnell, mother, Warrenton Pvt. Frank K. Philyaw, Mrs. Annie R. Philyaw, wife, Lenoir Pfc. Charlie A. Potts, Mrs. Mary W. Potts, mother, Asheboro Pfc. Eugene E. Propst, Mrs. Gertrude P. Propst, mother, Hickory Pfc. Woodfin E. Roberts, Jr., Woodfin E. Roberts, Sr., father, Asheville Pfc. Flint E. Russell, Mrs. Carrie P. Russell, mother, Prospect Hill Pvt. Lloyd G. Solomon, Mrs. Annie L. Solomon, mother, Burlington Pfc. Clarence a. Tompkinson, Mrs. Sarah I, Carley, grandmother, Gastonia Pfc. Thomas Underwood, Mrs. Bertha P. Underwood, mother, Clayton Pvt. Abram A. VanBoskerck, Mrs. Marjorie M. Boskerck, wife, Pine Bluff Pvt. Glenn E. Ward, Mrs. Laura A. Ward, wife, Newton Pvt. Wm. Warren, Leroy Warren, brother, Statesville Pfc. Mack Webb, Mrs. Ida Webb, mother. Relief 2nd Lt. Wm. B. Whitehurst, Thomas B. Whitehurst, father, Greensboro Pvt. Hubert M. Whitley, Mrs. Alma J. Whitley, wife, Raleigh Pvt. John G. Wilburn, Mrs. W. Wilburn, mother, Lillington Pvt. Otis J. Willard, Mrs. Effie L. Willard, mother, Mt. Airy Mediterranean Area: Corp. James Roberson, James A. Robertson, father, Robersonville Southwest Pacific Area: Corp. Herman B. Berence, Ofedward W. Berence, Cramerton Pfc. Walter L. Forshee, Mrs. Dora E. Forshee, Mrs. Dora E. Forshee, mother, Lexington Pvt. Joseph A. Gibbs, Mrs. Nancy Gibbs, mother, Lake Landing Pvt. Onnie Jeffreys, Mrs. Gertrude Jeffreys, mother, Louisburg Pfc. James H. Lyman, Mrs. Margie Leonora Lyman, wife, 2395 Ellington St., Greensboro Navy Casualties S1C Clyde Calvin Compton, USN, dead, Mr. and Mrs. James Conner Combton, parents, Rhodhiss Lt. (jg) James Gideon Darracott, Jr., USNR, missing, Mr. and Mrs. James Gideon Darracott, Sr., parents, 307 Battleground Road, Kings Mountain Corp. Claude W. Gentry, USMC, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Cloud H. Gentry, parents, 181 Ashland Avenue, Asheville Pfc. Edwin T. Hartman, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Uldene B. Strubberg, mother, 222 Baldwin Avenue, Charlotte Pfc. Bruce M. Hubbard, USMCR, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Hubbard, parents, Wilkesboro Shipfitter first class Rex Everett Lee, USN, dead, Mrs. Dorothy Hill Lee, wife, Kinston, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Lee, parents, Kinston January 26, 1945 Wounded in Action European Theater Pfc. Spencer C. Atwell, Mrs. Agnes F. Atwell, wife, Concord Pvt. Carl F. Bailey, Mrs. Ann C. Bailey, wife, Pomona Pvt. Raymond Barnes, Jr., Mrs. Nannie T. Barnes, mother (no city listed) Pvt. Wm. W. Beasley, Mrs. Evelyn D. Beasley, Coats Pfc. John M. Bonds, Mrs. Mary Johnson Bonds, mother, Graham Pfc. Ralph E. Bridges, Mrs. Sudie(?) L. Bridges, mother, Ellenboro Corp. Wm. R. Buchanan, Ernest T. Sanford, father (no city listed) Pfc. Irvin R. Campbell, Mrs. Addie M. Campbell, mother, Clarkton Pfc. Arthur I. Carter, Mrs. Mattie Sue Carter, mother, Leadsville Pvt. Carol R. Chronister, Mrs. Hattie M. Chronister, mother, Stanley Pvt. Bernard W.N. Dark, Mrs. Cora D. Dark, mother, Carrboro Pvt. Arnold E. Dye, Mrs. Florence Dye, mother, Murphy William L. Griffin, ward of Mrs. Emmy T. Sales, Union Grove Pvt. Woodrow W. Hamm, Mrs. Pauline Hamm, wife, 302 Flint St., Gastonia Pfc. Victory H. Huffstetler, John E. Huffstetler, father, Cherryville Pvt. Sherman V. Jones, Haywood C. Jones, father, Kinston 1st Lt. Alonzo W. Kenton, Jr., Mrs. Glenora C. Kenton, mother, Hillsboro 2nd Lt. Cecil D. Langham, Mrs. C.O. Langham, wife, Fair Bluff Pvt. Albert S. Lassiter, Mrs. Bertha V. Lassiter, wife, Woodland Pvt. Marvin L. Ledford, Mrs. C.E. Finley, sister, Greenville Pvt. James F. Lewis, Mrs. Sara L. Lewis, wife, Stanley Tech 4th Grade Jack L. Lowe, Mrs. Carrie A. Lowe, mother, 604 East 9th Street, Charlotte Pvt. Wilbourne T. Lunsford, Luther N. Lunsford, father, Kannapolis Sgt. Charlie L. Luther, Mrs. Gladys Luther, wife, Andrews Pvt. Posey L. Marshall, Mrs. Ella M. Marshall, mother, Mt. Airy Pfc. Thomas F. Martin, Mrs. Lillie M. Martin, wife, c/o J.E. Banner, Mt. Airy Pvt. Oran V. Massingale, Mrs. Myrtle J. Massingale, wife, Cowarts Pfc. Corum F. Miller, Mrs. Pauline R. Miller, wife, Concord Pvt. Joe Moon, Mrs. Esti, P. Moon, mother, Bear Creek Pvt. Walter L. Moore, Mrs. Lizzie B. Moore, mother, Walkertown Pfc. Ogburn E. Murphy, Mrs. Lillie M. Murphy, mother, Elon College Pfc. Beverly R. Newton, Mrs. Mary Frances Newton, wife, Longhurst Pfc. Marcus E. Partin, Mrs. Lois P. Partin, mother, Raleigh Pfc. Wm. P. Perdue, Mrs. Theresa B. Perdue, mother, 7 Spring St., Rocky Mount Pfc. Richard J. Pinkham, Henry E. Pinkham, father, 300 Crawford Avenue, Beaufort Pvt. Cloyd Richey, Mrs. Levada Belick, Richey, wife, Taylorsville Pvt. Grady Ross, Mrs. May G. Ross, wife, Tryon Pvt. Allen H. Russell, Mrs. Mary L.L. Russell, wife, Charlotte 5G Henry A. Scarboro, Julian M. Scarboro, father, Denton Pvt. James C. Shouse, Mrs. Frances W. Shouse, wife, Winston-Salem Pvt. Paul L. Sigman, Mrs. Edith S. Sigman, wife, Catawba Sgt. Horace W. Smith, Sr., Mrs. Georgia D. Smith, wife, 32 Panela St., Asheville Pvt. J.D. Smith, Mrs. Betty J. Smith, wife, Elexis Pvt. Joe Snider, Benjamin F. Snider, father, Lexington Pvt. Eugene F. Stewart, Mrs. Belle M. Taylor, mother, 401 West J Street, Erwin Tech 5th Grade Pete Vallini, Mrs. Vista B. Green, mother, Nebo Tech 5th Grade Joseph L. Walker, Mrs. Della Margaret Walker, wife, Wilmington Sgt. James Warren, Jr., James Warren, Sr., father, Pelham Pvt. Mayo Whitaker, Mrs. Becky Whitaker, mother, Windsor Pvt. Roy D. Whitley, Mrs. Push Lowder Whitley, Albemarle Pvt. Grover F. Younts, Mrs. July A. Younts, grandmother, Lexington Mediterranean Area: Corp. Wm. G. Forrest, Mrs. Selma L. Forrest, mother, Winterville Pfc. Horace Jones, Charlie Jones, father, Grove Hill Pvt. Wm. M. Messick, Mrs. Amy L. Messick, wife, Statesville January 27, 1945 Our Men and Women in Service: Pfc. Thomas B. Amick of Burlington held Germans off with steady fire when they attempted to storm his outpost, enabling his comrades to escape during the enemy counterattack in Rochefort, Belgium. Isolated in the Belgium town for two days, Pfc. Amick and his company repulsed enemy counterattacks, knocked out at least one enemy tank and held out until they were relieved by a British unit. Corp. Warren G. H. Way has returned to south east Alaska, after spending a 30 day furlough with his wife the former Eloise Layne and his mother Mrs. Ida Way. He entered the service on Jan. 12, 1943 and trained at Camp Robinson, Arkansas. He has been stationed in Alaska for the past 21 months. Seaman First Class W. Keck was at home lately with his wife and daughter in Graham. He entered the service on March 17, 1944 and received training at Great Lakes, Illinois. He is at present stationed in San Francisco, California. Carl T. Love, son of Mr. and Mrs. Laban W. Love of Burlington has received his wing as a glider pilot and appointment as a flight officer at the “Home of the Winged Commandos” at Lubbock, Texas. He attended Broad Street School. His wife Grace and two children live here. Corp. Odus W. Bradford, U.S. Marines, is spending a furlough at Grove Park after his return from a combat zone. Pfc. Harry H. Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. O.C. (or C.C.) Martin of Graham, has returned to Camp Perry after spending an emergency furlough on account of the death of his grandmother. Seaman Second Class Glenn Pendergraph, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Pendergraph of Haw River, is stationed at present at Norfolk, Va. Prior to his entry into the Navy on Sept. 8, 1944, and training at Bainbridge, Md., he was an employee of Tabardy Manufacturing Company of Haw River. He recently spent a weekend with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Lay have been notified that their son Corp. Wm. D. Loy was wounded in action in Germany on Jan. 11. He entered the Army in 1941 and has been overseas for four months. Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Owens, Sr., that their son Sgt. Frank R. Owens, Jr., has landed somewhere in the southern Pacific area of war. He enlisted in the A.A.F. in November of 1942. His wife is the former Patsy Patten of Elon College. Pvt. James V. Keck, who was reported missing in action in Germany on Dec. 8, was wounded. He entered the army in Feb. of 1944 and has been overseas since August. According to word received by his wife Mrs. Lucille Keek, he is now in a hospital in England. Pvt. Everett (Jack) Perry is stationed with a tank battalion somewhere in England. He entered the service on May 19, 1944. Before going overseas he received training at Ft. Knox, Ky. His wife and son are making their home at Grabur Heights. He is a former employee of Acme Feed Co. Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Fogleman are the parents of three sons in the service: Capt. Paul Fogleman, who is recovering from a wound in Belgium; Seaman Second Class Wm. Joseph Fogleman, who has returned to San Francisco after a nine day leave here; and Sgt. Clarence M. Fogleman, Jr., stationed at Keesler Field, Mississippi. Tech Sgt. Roger B. Brooks, son of Mrs. Wm. T. Brooks of Haw River ahs been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in Germany in combat on Nov. 2, 1944. He entered the Army in November of 1941 and has been overseas since February last. 2nd Lt. Madeline Barneycastle, 310 Ireland St., formerly of Hillsboro, is in charge of a medical ward at the U.s. Army General Hospital in England and treats many patients who are battered veterans from Europe. Her brother, Pfc. Albert L. Barneycastle, was killed in action last summer while fighting with his infantry unit during the advance towards Cherbourg-Normandie. After completing her training at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York and joined the staff of that hospital until she accepted her commission in the Army Nurse Corps in May of 1943. Her father, Alex Barneycastle, lives at the Ireland Street address. Pfc. Harvey E. Lowe, Rte. 1, Elon College, and Pvt. John A. Coble of Haw River have received a certificate personally signed by their commanding general honoring them for fighting with the 29th Infantry Division from D-Day to St. Lo. The honor is a personal salute from Major General Charles H. Gerhardt to the officers and men who battered their way through flooded areas and the Normandie hedgerows and stormed the key city of St. Lo in a campaign where the taking of every 500 yards was a major battle. The Army reckons the Normandie fighting as one campaign which entitles participants to one star on their theater ribbons but general Gerhardt’s certificates recognize the unusual toughness of the fighting in the days of the invasion. Capt. Edwin O. Young, 408 Grace Avenue, brother of Mrs. Bob Lynch, of the same address, is a member of the England Boat Regiment, recently inactiviated in the Italy theater which had achieved a superb record. Tech 5th Grade Arthur G. Stone, is somewhere in the Philippines, according to word received by his wife the former Beulah Trickle, of 804 S. Main St. He entered the service in June of 1942 and trained at Ft. Bragg, Ft. Meade, Md., Camp Reynolds, California, before going overseas. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Stone of Henderson. His brother, Pvt. Leon W. Stone has been reported missing in action in France since Jan. 1. Promotion of Earl L. Brocks, son of Mrs. H.C. (or H.O.) Brocks, Semora, from the rank of Staff Sgt. to Tech Sgt. has been announced by Brigadier General Jesse Auton, commanding general of the 65th Fighter Wing. He is a radio operator with the wing. He is a graduate of Murphy High School and was employed by May-McEwen Kaiser, Inc., when he entered the Army in September of 1942. He was stationed at Orlando, Florida prior to going overseas to join the 8th Air Force. Corp. Pete E. Michael has been in the service since March of 1942 and overseas since July of 1944. He is with the 3rd Army. Pvt. Howard J. Michael spent a furlough with his parents Christmas and has returned to Ft. Lewis, Washington. Seaman First Class Roy Dell Michael was at home on a six day leave from North Africa and France. He has now returned to his post. They are sons of Mr. and Mrs. O.E. (or C.E.) Michael, Rte. 3, Burlington. Wm. T. Franklin of the Quartermaster Corps, Merchant Marines, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. T. Franklin, Sr., of Rte. 2, Graham, has reported to his ship after spending a leave with his parents and wife the former Frances Ray. He entered the service in August of 1943 and trained at St. Petersburg, Fla. Prior to his entry into the service he was employed by the Newport News Shipbuilding Company in Virginia. James H. Franklin, Fireman Second Class, is stationed somewhere in the Pacific. He entered the Navy in May of 1944 and trained at Camp Perry, Virginia, Gulfport, Mississippi and Shoemaker, California. He was formerly connected with the Virginia Mills and Newport News Shipbuilding Company in Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Surrett have received word that their son W. Quentin Surrett has been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for “gallantry in action above and beyond the call of duty”. He is serving with the 1st Army. Tech Sgt. Marvin C. Pickard has received his third wound December 22 in Germany according to word received by his wife the former Evelyn Stadler. He is the son of Mrs. M.C. Pickard of Rauhut Street and has been overseas nearly two years. Navy Casualties: Steward’s Mate 1st Class Harry Jones, USNC, missing, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Jones, parents, Snow Hill
Transcribed by Christine Spencer February 2008
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