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North Carolinians Service Records Taken from the Burlington, North Carolina Daily Times News This document contains statewide casualty & P.O.W. lists along with items local to Alamance County. November 22, 1944 to December 7, 1944 November 22, 1944 The U.S.S. Philadelphia, known to her crew as the “Galloping Ghost of the Sicilian Coast” and “Little Spitfire”, has returned to her birthplace for the first time since the outbreak of the war, carrying 83 Southerners including the following N. Carolinians: Clarence L. Humphrey, Maple James F. Ladwell, 507 Beaumont Ave., Charlotte Charlie E. Creekmore, S. Mills James A. Doughtie, Tarboro John F. Fulk, 2419 Sink St., Winston-Salem Delton H. Garrett, Thomasville Thomas W. Head, Hiddenite Wm. M. Hilliard, Salisbury Henry Hines, Jr., Plymouth “W.” “D.” Keever, Taylorsville Nathan E. Lee, Post Office Avenue, Wilmington Vance G. McGugan, Dunn James B. McGuire, Wilbar George M. McWhirter, Mooresboro Day Lard E. Minton, Jr., Gatesville James E. Montgomery, Concord Billy a. Moore, Statesville Jack B. Morgan, Richfield Carlton W. Page, Burlington Leonard G. Revelle, Roanoke Rapids Winfred N. Richardson, Tray Dalton F. Riley, Hillsboro Leonard W. Robertson, Leaksville Farlie B. Rowe, Morehead City Jesse P. Seamster, Woodsdale Kenneth Y. Stroup, Concord Billy P. Thomas, Monroe John F. Thornebury, 4 Hart Apartments, Raleigh Charles W. Wheless, Spring Hope Joseph W. Williamson, Lumberton Wiley C. Williamson, Wilson Edward H. Schuford, McFarlan Wm. M. Roller, Oxford Claude A. Ritchie, 712 E. Liberty Street, Salisbury Yale Goodes, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Goodes, has been awarded the Army Air Medal for his work in the Italian theater of the war. Now a sergeant attached to the 2nd Bomber Group, Goodes entered the service in September of 1940. He is remembered a few years ago as a star athlete at Burlington High School His medal has been sent home and is now in the possession of a friend. Navy Casualties: Chief Shipfitter Boyd Alexander Burdette, USNR, wounded, Mrs. Nancy Carter Burdette, wife, 2729 Cambridge Road, Raleigh S2C Daniel Smith Cheek, USNR, died, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Alexander Cheek, parents, Middleton Avenue, Winston-Salem Radioman 2C Junius Burvin Duncan, USNR, missing, Mr. and Mrs. Corrie Hudson Duncan, Whiteville Gunnery Sgt. George T. Dilen, USMC, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Duncan M. Dilen, parents Bules Creek Lt. (jg) Isaac Wesley Keels, Jr., USNR, missing, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Wesley Keels, Sr., parents, Monroe Radioman 2C Thomas Odell Rierson, USNR, missing, Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin Rierson, parents, 2900 Orchard Avenue, Greensboro Fire Controlman 3C Walker Overton Shue, USNR, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Everett Shue, parents, 105 Trollinger Street, Burlington Aviation Medalsmith 1C William Grady Stevens, Jr., USN, missing, Mrs. Alda Lucille Stevens, wife, Aurora; Mr. and Mrs. William Grady Stevens, Sr., parents, Aurora November 24, 1944 Navy Casualties: Pfc. Lewis N. Barts, USMC, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Weldon G. Barts, parents, 207 N.E. Avenue, Kannapolis Ensign Donnie Lee Broadwell, USNR, safe, (previously reported missing on report of casualties for Oct. 17, 1944), Mrs. Clara Mae Broadwell, wife, Smithfield; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Olen Broadwell, 110 Massey St., Selma Lt. Wade Harold Wincoff, USNR, missing, Mr. and Mrs. John Elmer Wincoff, parents, Rockwell November 27, 1944 Staff Sgt. Adrian Wendell Hoffman, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Hoffman, Rte. 1, Burlington, was killed in action over Germany on Sept. 26, according to a report sent by the German government to the War Department. He had previously been reported as missing in action. Staff Sgt. Hoffman was a gunner in a B-24 Liberator bomber stationed in England. He had been awarded the Air Medal and two Oak Leaf clusters. He was a graduate of Elon High School and was a sophomore at Elon College when he was called into the service in March, 1943. He received his basic training at Miami Beach and then attended gunnery school at Lowry Field, Colorado and Harlingen Field, Texas. He remained there for a short time as an instructor and then went to Biggs Field, Ft. Myers, Florida for additional training before his overseas assignment. Our Men and Women in Service Major John A. Boland, Jr., with the 9th Infantry Division in Germany has been awarded the Bronze Star by Major General Louis A. Craig, commanding general of the 9th Infantry Division for action against the enemy. He graduated from N.C. State University with a reserve commission as a 2nd lt. in 1937 and was called to active duty in 1943 and saw action from the North African invasion and the Tunisian and Sicilian campaigns. He landed in Normandy shortly after D-Day and is a member of the 9th Division which cut the Cherbourg Peninsula and later drove into the port. He constantly distinguished himself during the liberation of France and other occupied countries. His wife, the former Frances Foss, is living with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Ross on Central Terrea. Sgt. Allie M. White, husband of Mrs. Alice Leath White, was inducted into the army on Jan. 1, 1943 at Camp Croft, S.C. He received basic training at Miami Beach, Florida and lately graduated from the Air Force Technical School as an aircraft machinist in Lincoln, Nebraska and Detroit, Michigan. He was then transferred to Kelly Field, Texas and from there sent overseas in October of 1943. He is stationed with the Engine Repair Section of an air service command depot somewhere in England. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A.I. White, Rte. 2, Graham. His wife and son Gerald are making their home with his wife’s parents near Haw River. Pfc. Clyde C. Matkins, USMCR, son of Mrs. Nellie Matkins and the late J.D. Matkins, of Altamahaw, has received the Purple Heart for wounds received in the Palau Islands. He entered the Marines in October of 1943 and took his boot training at Parris Island, S.C. He has been overseas since May of this year. 1st Lt. Henry Beacher Ward who was seriously wounded Nov. 16 in New Mexico is slightly improved, according to word received by his aunt Mrs. H.E. Rauhut of Burlington. Pfc. Russell H. Riggs, a member of an infantry division that liberated Brest, has been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action. The award was made at the U.S. Army General Hospital where he is being treated. He was wounded while on patrol, moving through an enemy position near Brest. He was at the breakthrough at St. Lo, and helped to spearhead the drive across the Brittany peninsula. Before entering the army he worked for Pepsi Cola in Burlington. His wife, Mrs. Nannie Mae Riggs, lives at 704 Brown Bare Drive. Word has been received that Corp. Lawrence E. Evans has arrived safely in England. He entered the army on April 5, 1844 and received his training at Camp Swift, Texas with the 1258th Engineers. His wife and two small daughters live on Whitsett Street in Graham. Corp. Martin A. Mitchell, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Mitchell, 306 Ruffin Street, is completing his training on a Liberator bomber at Pueblo Army Air Base. He is the engineer on his crew and is being fitted to be a valuable member of a “team” that will carry the fight into enemy territory. A ship fitter in civilian life, he entered the service in August of 1942. Pvt. Martha B. Faucette who has been stationed at the Third Training Center of the Women’s Army Corps at Ft. Oglethorpe in Georgia has been assigned to the W.A.C. Detachment, 36th St. Airport, Miami, Florida. Technology Sgt. Lloyd J. Buff, 20, of Burlington, has arrived at the Army Air Force Redistribution Station #2 for re-assignment processing after completing a tour of duty outside the continental U.S. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. V.A. Buff, 204 Fix Street. Sgt. Buff was a gunner in the European theater. Tech. Sgt. Deward D. Dunn of Alamance is now convalescing at the Army’s Oliver General Hospital at Augusta, Georgia. He has been in the service two years and two months serving with the A.A.F. in Europe. The Alamance soldier is the son of Mrs. Donah (Dinah?) A. Dunn of Alamance wears the Air Medal and two Oak Leaf Clusters. Pfc. Herman Mann recently spent a furlough with is wife, the former Miss Christine Barnwell and son. He received his basic training at Camp Sibert, Alabama, but is now stationed at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Before entering the service on march 22, 1944, he was employed at the Graber Silk Mill. Sgt. Ralph C. Thompson, Anti Aircraft Artillery, has arrived safely in England according to word received by his wife, Mrs. Helen Aiken Thompson. He was inducted into the service on March 16, 1942 and received training at Ft. Eustis, Va., Ft. Sheridan, Ill., and E. Patterson, N.J., after which he was trained others at Camp Stewart, Ga., Shreveport, La., Camp Claiborne, Camp Livingston, La., and Camp Davis. He is the son of Frank F. Thompson, Rte. 1, Graham and before entering the service was employed by Baker-Commack Hosiery Mills in Burlington. Seaman Second Class Edward lee Brady, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl E Brady, Rte. 2, is now serving with the Navy somewhere in the Pacific. He is a graduate of Pleasant Grove High School and enlisted in the USNR on June 5, 1944 and received his basic training at Camp Peary, Va. Pvt. Walter F. Dobbs, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Dobbs, of Lakeside Extension, Rte. 2, recently spent a 21 day furlough with his family. He enlisted in the Army in 1940 and took basic training at Ft. Jackson, S.C. and was an instructor two years with the rank of Staff Sergeant. In 1943 he transferred to the paratroopers and graduated from that school at Ft. Benning, Ga., and shortly afterwards went overseas and was one of the first to jump into France on D-Day. He was wounded on June 11 for which he received the Purple Heart and the Presidential Citation; was treated in England and is now at Woodrow Wilson General Hospital in Staunton, Va., receiving treatment. Edgar D. Staley, USN recently spent a five day leave with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Ed Staley, Ret. 5, after taking his basic training at the U.S. Naval Training Center in San Diego, California. He ended training on July 7 and has returned to San Diego for special training. He was formerly employed at the Mayfair Mills. Corp. Thomas L. Bunten, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Bunten, 1011 Anthony Street, is somewhere in England. He was inducted into the Army on June 2, 1943 and received basic training at Camp Hoan(?), California before going overseas in October of this year. He was stationed at Camp Stewart, Georgia previous to being sent to England and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal for exemplary behavior and attention to duty. Pfc. Richard L. Brown, husband of Mrs. R.L. Brown of this city, has received the Purple Heart for wounds received in action in France on Oct. 3. He is the son of Mrs. G.C. Brown who is making her home with his wife and daughter. He is serving with the infantry. Rufus Dunlop Wilson, Jr., of Burlington, was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the army upon successful completion of Officer’s Candidate training at eh Infantry School at Ft. Benning, Ga. He is the son of Mrs. R.D. Wilson and the late Mr. Wilson of 711 Church St., and entered the service on May 10, 1943 and served with the R.O.T.C. before going into the Officer’s Candidate School four months ago. He holds the rank of captain. He is a graduate of the Kentucky Military Institute at London, Ky., and the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia where he was president of Sigma Chi fraternity. Private James M. Dunn, husband of Mrs. Dunn of Everett St., has been assigned to the Army Air Force training command radio school at the Sioux Falls Army Air Field in S.D. for training as a radio operator mechanic. He was formerly an underwriter for the Imperial Life Insurance Company of Burlington and graduated from Burlington High School in 1935. He entered the service on Nov. 23, 1943 at Camp Croft and had training in Miami Beach and Charleston, S.C., in the A.A.F. Each time a badly damaged plane or one that is low on fuel lands safely in England Staff Sgt. Earl R. Brooks, 208 E. 5th St., Burlington, feels that he is rewarded for the job he does in radio communications which contributes to the return of such planes from Germany. Sgt. Brooks is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H.O. Brooks, Semara, N.C. He attended Murphy High School and was employed at May McEwen Kaiser when he entered the army on Sept. 19. He graduated from the army radio school at Tomah, Wisconsin and was stationed at Orlando, Fla., prior to going overseas 18 months ago. He is in the 2nd Bombardment Division which is commanded by Major General William E. Kemper. November 28, 1944 Wounded by shell fragments during a hedgerow battle near Brest, Pfc. Richard G. Jones, 28, of Rte 2, Elon College, is now recovering at the U.s. General Hospital in England. Pfc. Jones who has been awarded the Purple Heart, said “in the push towards Brest, 17 of us were cut off from our rifle company for a day and a night. Only cautious patrols through heavily fortified lines landed us back with our unit.” During the first campaign, Pfc. Jones’ unit advanced 112 miles in one six day period. In one action, the unit captured 187 prisoners. Pfc. Jones is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jones of Elon College. His brother, Tech. Sgt. Robert L. Jones, is in the Army Air Force. Wounded in Action, European Theater: Pvt. Melvin R. Andrews, Mrs. Mary Andrews of Four Oaks Pfc. Levin V. Ange, Mrs. Annie Ange, mother, Jamesville Pvt. Clayton L. Armstrong, Mrs. Bercie(?) Armstrong, mother, 712 Fleetwood St., Elizabeth Pfc. Percy J. Baldwin, Mrs. Emma P. Baldwin, mother, North Wilkesboro Pvt. Wm. A. Banks, Mrs. Dorothy N. Banks, mother, Louisberg Pvt. Carl R. Bran, Claude Bran, brother, Old Fort Pvt. Calle A. Bentley, Jr., Calle A. Bentley, Sr., father, Newell Pvt. Edgar H. Blevins, Clate J. Blevins, father, Sparta Pvt. Glenn E. Brown, Mose L. Brown, father, Newton Pvt. Thomas W. Byrd, Mrs. Frances E. Byrd, wife, Lexington Pfc. Dexter D. Carpenter, Mrs. Sadie J. Carpenter, mother, Pyaatte Pfc. James F. Casey, Mrs. Florence M. Casey, mother, Goldsboro Pvt. Julius L. Clark, Mrs. Gladys L. Clark, mother, Swepsonville Pvt. Claude T. Collins, Miss Kate R. Collins, sister, Roanoke Rapids Pvt. Ewing O. Cox, Mrs. Letha B. Cox, wife, Shannon Sgt. Louis G. Cyrus, J.H. Cyrus, father, Louisburg Pvt. Charlie E. Day, Mrs. Mary L. Day, wife, Elkin Pvt. Paul M. Duicher, Mrs. Mildred A. Duicher, mother, Asheville Staff Sgt. Henry O. Edens, Jr., Mrs. Myrtle P. Edens, mother, Rte. 5, Lumberton Pvt. Wilbur L. Edmundson, Mrs. Maggie M. Edmundson, mother, La Grange Pvt. Ambrose H. Flowers, Mrs. Ruby R. Flowers, wife, Bessemer City Pvt. James W. Guffy, Mrs. Kathleen R. Guffy, wife, Biltmore Pvt. Edward L. Gunter, Mrs. Carrie Smith Fields, mother, Siler City Tech 5th Grade Vernon T. Harris, Mrs. Zina D. Harris, mother, Lenoir Pfc. Wallace R. Harville, Jasper Harville, father, 1216 Silk St., High Point Staff Sgt. Iven C. Heavener, Laura V. Heavener, mother, Vale Sgt. Roy V. Helms, Mrs. Laura A. Helms, mother, Landis Staff Sgt. Gerald W. Holt, Mrs. Fannie B. Holt, mother, Highlands Pvt. John V. Hunt, Mrs. Viola Virginia Hunt, mother, 1325 West 4th Street, Winston-Salem Pfc. Lonnie Jackson, Mrs. B. Jackson, mother, St. Paul Pvt. Charles W. Jenkins, Jr., Mrs. Charles W. Jenkins, mother, 813 York St., Gastonia Pfc. James H. Jones, Mrs. Beryl A. Jones, wife Pfc. Claude Lane, Mrs. Lillie D. Lane, mother, Morganton Pfc. Theodore H. Leak, Bishop A. Leak, father, Siler City Pvt. Coly C. Lee, Mrs. Edith E. Lee, wife, Catawba Pvt. Curency Locklear, Mrs. Catharine L. Locklear, mother, Maxton Pfc. Daniel D. McAbee, Mrs. Bertha L. McAbee, mother, Forest City Pvt. Isaac L. McGuirt, Mrs. Lillie A. McGuirt, mother, Waxla Capt. Frank A. Marigold, Lt. A. Margaret Marigold, wife, Hosepital #2, Ft. Bragg Pvt. Clarence N. Pace, Mrs. Mary N. Pace, mother, Marble Pfc. Lemy Paul, Mrs. Lizzie S. Paul, mother, Rowland Pfc. Chan Payne, Mrs. Pearlie M. Payne, mother, Asheville Staff Sgt. Graham Pearce, Mrs. Theron Martin, sister, Eagle Rock Pvt. Clifford A. Phillips, Marlon S. Phillips, father, Lenoir Pfc. Conrad A. Phillips, Mrs. Addie M. Phillips, mother, 612 Templeton St., Charlotte Pvt. Leon Palston, Charlie Palston, father, Lakedale C.L. Roger B. Riddick, Mrs. Viola R. Riddick, mother, Everetts Sgt. Wyatt T. Saunders, Sr., Mrs. Gladys E. Saunders, wife, 101 Lockland Avenue, Winston-Salem Pvt. Thomas K. Schachner, Mrs. Nellie L.J. Schachner, mother, 5901 Park Avenue, Durham Pvt. James M. Shepard, Mrs. Fannie H. Shepard, Arden Pvt. Darryl G. Shepard, Mrs. Alice Shepard, mother, Lansing Pvt. Wm. A. Shuford, Jr., Mrs. Bessie G. Shuford, mother, Skyland Pvt. Sheldon B. Silva, 111 Meares St., Wilmington Sgt. Wm. H. Simmons, William H. Simmons, father, Columbia Sgt. Chester D. Simms, Mrs. Josephine A. Simms, wife, Roanoke Rapids Pfc. Raeford J. Smith, Lennie G. Smith, father, Garland Staff Sgt. Walter G. Smith, Mrs. Marjorie s. Moore, sister, 309 West Green Street, Wilson Tech 5th Grade Cameron Stallings, Mrs. Callie Stallings, mother, Wallace Pfc. Edgar S. Stillman, Mrs. Lors M. Stillman, mother, Plymouth Pfc. Arthur D. Strickland, David W. Strickland, father, Air Bluff Pfc. Grady C. Swaim, Mrs. Lena W. Swaim, mother, Rte. 2, High Point Pfc. (no first name) Swamm, Mrs. Pauline P. Swamm, mother, Mooresville Pfc. Connie Twiford, Mrs. Melissa E. Twiford, mother, East Lake Pvt. Garland M. Vogler, Leslie L. Vogler, father, Rte. 8, Winston-Salem Pvt. Carl F. Whitaker, Mrs. Carl F. Whitaker, wife, Rte. 1, Sugaw Creek Road, Charlotte Pvt. Milton R. Williams, Mrs. Mary A. Williams, mother, Marshville Pvt. Clarence J. Wilmuth, Mrs. Alice Wilkins Wilmuth, mother, Jonesboro Navy Casualties: Pfc. Milo Deaton, Jr., USMC, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Milo Deaton, Sr., parents, 619 S. Main St., High Point Pfc. Edward M. Duncan, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Elsie Duncan, mother, 1893 Pegram St., Charlotte Corp. Roy B. Duncan, USMC, wounded, second time, (previously reported wounded on casualty list of 2-23-44), Mrs. Delia Duncan, mother, Mt. Holly Seaman 2nd Class Melvin Vick Ellis, USNR, dead, Mrs. Ruby Estelle Ellis, wife, Mr. and Mrs. Buncey Hubert Ellis, parents, Clayton Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Cay Newby Riley, Jr., USNR, missing, Mr. and Mrs. Cay Newby Riley, Sr., parents, 1707 Hammond St., Durham Assistant Cook Curtis Simpson, USMCC, wounded, Mrs. Curtis Simpson, wife, Graham Fireman 1st Class George Richard Somers, USNR, dead, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gervis(?), parents, Elon College Sgt. James A. Whitworth, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. James A. Whitworth, wife, Cocker Machine and Foundry Company, Gastonia; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Whitworth, parents, East 7th St., Gastonia Pvt. Miles Y. Williams, USMCR, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Miles P. Williams, parents, 608 East Warren St., Shelby Pfc. Edward R. Wright, USMC, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Wright, parents, Fairview Rd, Biltmore November 29, 1944 Wounded in Action European Theater: Sgt. Jack Barnes, Mrs. Eva M. Barnes, wife, Taylorsville Pvt. Bill Burleson, Mrs. Maphury J. Burleson, wife, Marion Pfc. Donald P. Caldwell, Mrs. Mary S. Caldwell, mother, Belmont Pfc. Glenn V. Cook, Mrs. Harriett F. Cook, mother, Marion Sgt. Alfred C. Crawley, Mrs. Alfred C. Crawley, wife, Cherryville Pfc. Dock Davis, Schyler C. Davis, father, N. Wilkesboro Pvt. Hilliard E. Davis, George R. Davis, father, Dillsboro Pvt. Ezra H. Denny, Harley A. Denny, Sr., father, Apple Grove Pfc. Harry L. Barney, Mrs. Mae A. Barney, mother, 36 Victory, Gastonia Pvt. Tillman Edwards, Claude Edwards, uncle, Fair Bluff Pfc. Cay L. Furr, Mrs. Flossie L. Furr, wife, 104 West Park, Charlotte Pfc. Millard E. Gibson, Mrs. Annie M. Gibson, mother, Snow Camp Pfc. William E. Godwin, Mrs. Bertha L. Godwin, mother, Goldsboro Staff Sgt. Richard C. Graham, Mrs. Jessie M. Graham, wife, Haw River Sgt. Herbert P. Hardister, Mrs. Eliza Hardister, mother, Troy Pfc. Robert L. Harkey, Mrs. Georgia A. Harkey, mother, Lincolnton Pfc. Luby Hayes, Luther D. Hayes, father, Four Oaks Pvt. George D. Hemphill, Mrs. Effie Hemphill, mother, Union Mills Pfc. Henry Howell, Frank Howell, brother, Kinston Staff Sgt. Fred P. Hughes, Mrs. Shirley H. Hughes, wife, 1514 Johnson St., High Point Sgt. James L. Jenkins, Mrs. Carrie Jenkins, mother, Statesville Sgt. Raymond E. Jones, Mrs. Lillian S. Jones, Albemarle Pvt. Kenneth D. Lyman, Walter J. Lyman, father, Mooresville Tech Sgt. Harvey W. McLendon, George H. McLendon, father, Rockingham Pvt. A.C. Meares, Mrs. Ellia M. Meares, mother, Fair Bluff Pfc. Fletcher H. Moore, Mrs. Katie M. Moore, wife, Neuse Pfc. James M. Mullis, Mrs. Cora M. Mullis, mother, Albemarle Pvt. Jewel A. Nix, Mrs. Charlotte A. Nix, wife, Marble Pvt. Archie L. Patterson, Mrs. Minnie L. Patterson, mother, Conover Pvt. John P. Paysour, Mrs. Francis, L. Paysour, wife, East Gastonia Pvt. Harold D. Peacock, Mrs. Blanche S. Peacock, mother, Denton Pvt. William Peterson, Mrs. Mamie V. Peterson, wife, Charlotte Pvt. Grover C. Ponder, Thomas Y. Pender, brother, Marshall Corp. John W. Rogers, Mrs. Sallie G. Rogers, wife, Louisburg Corp. Beckwith R. Sadler, Mrs. Mary A. Sadler, wife, Roanoke Rapids Pfc. Everett F. Scroggs, Mrs. Annie N. Scroggs, wife, Rte. 3, Asheville Pfc. Charlie W. Seagle, Mrs. Wilma Seagle, wife, Victory Station, Gastonia Pfc. Greenland F. Sides, Jr., Mrs. Lillie M. Sides, mother, 415 Grove St., Shelby Pfc. Romney C. Simmons, Jr., Mrs. Wanda B. Simmons, wife, Mt. Airy 2nd Lt. Ralph L. Smothers, Francis W. Smothers, brother, 33 Druid Drive, West Asheville Pvt. Percy A. Smith, Mrs. Mae N. Smith, mother, Rte. 2, Rocky Mt. Pvt. Roy Smith, Mrs. Elvie S. Smith, mother, Whiteville Pvt. Bennie Mack Spivey, Mrs. Alberta D. Spivey, wife, Freeland Pvt. James H. Suggs, Mrs. Ruth J. Suggs, wife, Bahama Pvt. Samuel M. Tate, Mrs. Pattie T. Tate, aunt, Morganton Pvt. Aubery W. Terry, Mrs. Geneve M. Terry, wife, Mebane Pfc. Dewitt T. Tipton, Mrs. Sarah L. Tipton, mother, Green Mountain Sgt. Paul L. Troywick, Mrs. Nellie R. Troywick, mother, Gastonia Pvt. Prince A. Walker, Mrs. Pauline T. Walker, wife, Braston 2nd Lt. John M. Watts, Jr., Mrs. Mary S. Watts, mother, Statesville T5G John R. Windsor, Mrs. Mary C. Windsor, mother, 215 Clay Street, Salisbury Staff Sgt. Udy C. Wood, Mrs. Belva K. Wood, wife, North Wilkesboro Sgt. Harry Woody, Mrs. Allie Woody, mother, Franklin Pvt. Adam W. Yates, Mrs. Janet B. Yates, wife, 1902 S. 1st St., Salisbury Navy Casualties: Pfc. John G. Crawford, Jr., USMC, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. John G. Crawford, Sr., parents, Cooleemee Pfc. L. Coy Davis, USMC, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Davis, parents, Reidsville Sgt. Robert M. Deberry, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Robert M. Deberry, wife, Wilmot Road, Charlotte Pfc. Mack W. Drake, USMCR, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Pinkney M. Drake, parents, 410 Central Avenue, Belmont Aviation Ordnanceman Ralph Robert Skillman, USNR, dead, missing (transcriber’s note, this is what was printed, there was obviously some error), Mrs. Margaret R. Skillman, mother, 401 Kingston Avenue, Charlotte Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Lee Tucker, USNR, dead, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Eddie Tucker, parents, Asheboro Two North Carolinians, General Thorburn K. Brown of 73 Cherry Strreet, Asheville and Corp. Raymond W. Casey, RFD 3, Kinston, have been awarded the Bronze Star. General Brown received the decoration for his services as assistant divisional commander of the 88th Infantry Division in Italy. His citation says that while traversing the rugged mountain terrain against Rocca di Volsi, his sound judgment, coolness and ability to overcome obstacles in communications and supplies aided materially in the advance of the division. Corp. Casey heroically restored field artillery communications in the midst of a hail of falling shells at Bougainville in the Solomons on March 24, 1944. December 4, 1944 Wounded in Action(??-did not say) 2nd Lt. Wiley G. Comer, Clara B. Comer, wife, Carthage Sgt. Warren G. Hodgin, Mrs. Verdie H. Hodgin, mother, Burlington Pfc. Guy R. Huffman, Mrs. Elizabeth H. Huffman, mother, Rte. 2, Newton Sgt. Julius E. Jackson, Mrs. Susie S. Jackson, mother, Mt. Airy Pvt. Albert M. King, Mrs. Flossie J. King, wife, Statesville Pfc. Colvin C. Lambert, Mrs. Dottie W. Lambert, mother, Rte. 3, Robinsonville Pvt. Burl W. Love, Sr., Mrs. Mabel B. Love, wife, Rte. 3, North Wilkesboro Pvt. Walter R. Maney, Mrs. Margaret E. Maney, wife, Rte. 1, Bryson City Pfc. Woodrow M. Masiers, Mrs. Ellie Masiers, mother, Rosman Sgt. Harold J. McClellan, Mrs. Emily Mae McClellan, wife, 2021 Yadkin Avenue, Charlotte Staff Sgt. Elbert C. Milner, Mrs. Ana M. Flynt, sister, 123 Argonne Rd, Elkin Pvt. Deerwood M. Mitchell, Mrs. Collie T. Mitchell, mother, 1000 Poplar Street, Tarboro Corp. Wm. H. Money, Willie B. Money, father, Ronda Pfc. Bertie V. Moss, Mrs. S.T. Moss, mother, Glenville Pvt. Edward J. Murray, Mrs. Susan R. Murray, mother, 812 S. Alston Avenue, Durham Corp. Garland H. Palmer, Mrs. Amanda M. Palmer, mother, Rte. 3, Murphy Pvt. Eugene Parker, Mrs. Annie L. Parker, wife, c/o Mrs. Fred P. Johnson, Raeford T5G Alex H. Pridgen, Mrs. Helen W. Pridgen, wife, 1316 Dock St., Wilmington Pfc. Marshall L. Roland, Hall Roland, father, Rte. 1, Charlotte T5G Paul D. Shaver, Mrs. Juanita S. Shaver, wife, Rte. 2, New London Pvt. Aubrey F. Spence, Mrs. Mary r. Spence, mother, 911 Granger St., Wilson Pvt. Simon F. Stallings, Mrs. Evelen L. Stallings, Winfall(?) Pfc. Coy M. Taylor, E. David Taylor, father, Rte. 2, East Bend Pfc. Robert Trevathan, Mrs. Lottie Mae Trevathan, wife, Rte. 1, Wilson Pvt. Ernest C. Vaughn, Mrs. Thelma Vaughn, wife, 1301 17th St., Greensboro Staff Sgt. Robert B. Vaughn, Evin B. Vaughn, father, Rte. 1, Marven Pvt. Redmond D. Wells, Jr., Mrs. Aleen W. Wells, mother, Spring Hope Pfc. Daniel F. Wise, Mrs. Anna b. Wise, wife, Rte. 2, Salisbury Sgt. Welborn M. Woodruff, Mrs. Nannie Woodruff, mother, c/o J.C. Minish, Jonesville December 5, 1944 Ensign John Craven Taylor of Charlotte has been awarded the Bronze Star for the courageous performance of duty on the coast of Normandy on June 5, by Admiral Harold R. Stark, commander of the U.S. Naval Forces in Europe, the Navy Department announced today. The citation says that when the landing craft scheduled to land him and his men on the beach was damaged by shell fire, Taylor kept his group intact and led them safely ashore through a withering fire from enemy artillery, machine gun fire and snipers. Upon reaching his assigned beach, he discovered that none of the remainder of his company, including the beach master and medical officer had arrived. The beach was under a terrible and intense fire. He is a native of Winston Salem. The Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry in action has been posthumously awarded to Gunner’s Mate 2C Milton P. Weatherford, USNR, Salisbury, N.C., the Navy Department announced today. He was killed on D-Day on the coast of France by German artillery. He was a member of a naval combat demolition team and had landed on the beach at the appointed moment. He was killed while attempting to blow a 50 yard gap in enemy emplacement obstacles. His citation says: “his unfaltering devotion to duty in the performance of an extremely hazardous mission was in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.” He was born in Spencer, N.C. His wife is Mrs. Catherine Bass Weatherford, of 915 Ellis St., Salisbury. December 6, 1944 Navy Casualties: S2C Wade Marvin Blackwelder, Sr., USNR, wounded, Mrs. Dorothy Morris Blackwelder, wife, Tryon; Mr. and Mrs. Hilliard Monroe Blackwelder, parents, Pineville S2C David Broudis Huckaby, USN, dead, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boyce Huckaby, parents, 820 Washington St., Graham Neil C. McLendon, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Montee M. Loy, Sr., Alamance, Charlie R. McLendon, brother, Burlington Corp. Wm. Taylor Poole, USMC, wounded, Dave E. Poole, father, 203 Stalling St., Clayton 2nd Lt. Broadus R. McGinnis, of Lincolnton, N.C., has been posthumously awarded the Silver Star, the War department announced today. He was killed during an American attack on a strongly held Japanese position in the Solomons on March 11, 1944. He led his platoon up a steep slope in the face of concentrated machine gun fire and when the summit was reached, charged over the crest and captured a strategic pill box. From this vantage point he could observe hostile dispositions and direct the maneuvering of his troops. He repeatedly exposed himself to communicate his orders and in doing so was killed by machine gun fire. Lt. McGinnis’ mother is Mrs. Attie B. McGinnis and lives in Lincolnton. December 7, 1944 Staff Sgt. Walter W. Garrison, Rte. 2, was recently commended by his commanding general for high speed production which helped spur the aerial offensive against western Europe. He is the husband of Cora Hall(?) Garrison, Rte. 5, and before joining the army in December of 1942 was a machinist with the Fairchild Aircraft Corp. in Burlington. Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Somers, Rte. 2, Elon College, have received from Allied Air Forces headquarters in the southwest Pacific area, a letter from George C. Kinney, lt. general commanding, that their grandson, Tech. Sgt. Wade W. Huffman, Jr., has recently been decorated with the Air Medal. It was an award made in recognition of his courageous service to his combat organization, his country and his home. He has made 31 missions over Japan. He is an aerial engineer on a B-24 Liberator and was on one of the first raids over Borneo which was among the longest missions ever flown; the planes carried the heaviest loads ever lugged by a Liberator on a Pacific mission. Before enlisting, Sgt. Huffman was a junior at Elon College. He is a graduate of Burlington High School and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade W. Huffman who recently moved from Burlington to Portsmouth, Virginia. Nineteen year old Norman L. Councilman, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Councilman, Rte. 3, received recently his second promotion since his assignment to the India-Burma theater of service of supply headquarters about a year ago. He is now a Tech 5th Grade which is equal to a more familiar rank of corporal. He has been overseas about 14 months. He was inducted in May of 1943, received boot training at Ft. Eustica, Va., and served at George G. Meade, Maryland before going overseas. He is now with the Ordnance Section of the India-Burma SOS headquarters. He was an employee of the Tabardrey Manufacturing Co., at Haw River prior to entering the army. Brevitt Hook, 22, of Capon Bridge, Va., top turret gunner in a B-24 Liberator Group has recently been promoted to the grade of technical sergeant. He was attending Elon College before he entered the A.A.F on June 3, 1943 Sgt. George Dobbs of Rte. 5 supervised the duties of the medical soldiers caring for the wounded battle veterans at the 141st General Hospital in England. A former employee of Burlington Mills before entering the army in August of 1942, he completed his basic training at Ft. Bragg before being assigned to a station hospital at Camp Mackall. He joined his present unit at Camp Mackall and arrived in England in late June. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. O.M. Dobbs of Rte. 1, Yanceyville. Another brother, Pvt. Lawrence Dobbs, is in an infantry unit at Camp Blanding, Florida. His wife is Mrs. George Dobbs who resides on Rte. 5. 2nd Lt. Catharine Quinlan of Alamance is now a supervisor in an operating room of the 117th General Hospital in England, and is responsible for all preparations for operations. She received her commission in the Army Nurses Corps in July of 1941 after which time she was stationed at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington. She finished her training at Providence Hospital in Washington in 1940 after which she became head nurse of the operating room there. Her mother is Mrs. Rena J. Quinlen and lives on Alamance Road. Pvt. Glenn T. Guyer, formerly of 707 Maple Avenue, Burlington, now stationed at the Army Service Forces Training Center in Aberdeen, Proving Grounds, Maryland, was recently awarded the expert medal in rifle marksmanship. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John V. Guyer. His wife, Beverly, lives with their children Glennan, Deana, David and Joseph. Prior to his induction last September he worked for C.A. Len Transportation Company as a taxi driver. Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Murray of Rte. 4, Burlington, have received word from the War Department that their son, Pfc. Elba E. Murray, returned to active duty on Oct. 23 after being wounded July 13. He was awarded the Purple Heart and owns an Oak Leaf cluster. He was inducted into the army on Jan. 15, 1943 and received basic training at Camp Croft, S.C., and has been overseas 17 months. Corp. Leonard C. (or O.) Cheney, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Cheney, Maple Street, Graham, is visiting his parents after 26 months service overseas, serving with the 1st Division Marines in the southwest Pacific in three major campaigns—New Britain, Cape Gloucester and Peletiu. He will be home until Dec. 29 when he reports to Paris Island, S.C. His younger brother W.C. Cheney, Jr., S1C has gone to the southwest Pacific. Pfc. Tommy J. Burns, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Burns of Rte. 4, is stationed somewhere in Germany. He has been overseas since January of this year. He was inducted into the service on Nov. 13, 1940 and took his training at Camp Croft, S.C. Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Loy have received word that their son Corp. D. Loy has arrived safely in France. He was formerly stationed in Los Angeles. Pvt. Carl Wren, son of Tom Wren of Burlington, RFD 2, has gone to Monroe General Hospital, Swannanoa, for treatment. He has served in the European theater with the Army Air Force. Capt. Joseph Rice, Jr., of Mebane, leading a group carrying rations and ammunition recently got supplies to Doughboys of the 349th Regiment who had been cut off on a flooded stream on the Italian front. He is an ordnance officer serving in the 88th “Blue Devil” Division in Lt. General Mark W. Clark’s 5th Army. His wife Dorothy and son Joseph III, live at Apartment 73, Victor Place, McAlister, Oklahoma Having arrived at Kessler Field, Mississippi, Private James H. Hines, son of Mrs. Ivey H. Johnson, 605 Cameron St., is now being examined by Army Air Force training command station medical and psychological units to determine his qualifications as a pre-aviation cadet. Pvt. Russell E. Isley has been graduated from the Army Air Force Flexible Gunnery School at Tyndall Field, one of the largest schools of its kind in the training command. Upon graduation, the soldier received a pair of silver wings, signifying that now he is ready to take his place as a member of the combat crew on an A.A.F. bomber. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Isley, 508 Washington St. Aviation Cadet Stanford M. Hudgins graduated from the Army Air Force Flexible Gunnery School at Tyndall Field. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hudgins of 808 Durham Street. Corp. James F. Fuller, Jr., stationed in England after making three trips overseas, took his training at Fort Custer, Michigan. He is in the 425th Military Police Corps and has been overseas since Christmas of 1943. Before leaving at that time, he spent a leave with his wife, the former Connie Hurdel and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Fuller, 221 Market Street, Graham. Aviation Cadet Floyd T. Hill, stationed at Maxwell Field, Alabama, has recently spent a 15 day leave with his parents Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Hill. He entered the service on Nov. 27, 1943 and trained at Miami, Florida, Middle Georgia College at Cochrane, Georgia and in Alabama. Sgt. John A. Ivey is stationed with the A.T.C. in Galena, Alaska. He entered the service on Nov. 2, 1942 and received training at Cochrane Field, Georgia, in Massachusetts, Camp Lura, New Mexico, and has Arctic training from Buckley Field, Calif. His wife and son Jimmie are making their home with his parents Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Ivey, 912 Webb Avenue. Sgt. Everett B. Justice has been awarded the Bronze Star and the Oak Leaf Cluster and was promoted to his present rank of Staff Sergeant from that of Private recently. He entered the army in January of this year and took basic training at Camp Walters, Texas. He reported to Ft. Meade, Maryland in July for overseas duty. He fought in the Battle of Brest and is now with the 9th Army in Germany. He is the brother of Miss Joyce Justice and Mrs. Ben Tillman of Burlington and Mrs. W.K. McAdams of Swepsonville. The War Department has notified Mrs. DeLone Hill of Altamahaw that her husband Pfc. Grover C. Hill, Jr., has been missing in action since Nov. 8 in France. He is serving with the infantry under General Patton. He trained in Texas and was stationed at Ft. Meade, Md., before going overseas in August. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Hill, Sr., of Altamahaw and son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. DeLancie Parrish of Graham. Sgt. Melvin D. Terrel, stationed somewhere in England, entered the service on Aug. 20, 1942 and trained at Camp Campbell, Ky., and Camp Barkley, Texas. He is the husband of the former Miss Ruth Faucette of Haw River. Pfc. Harold A Terrell enlisted in the Army Air Corps on Oct. 27, 1942 and trained at Gulfport Field, Miss., Ford Run Plant, Willow Run, Michigan and is now stationed at Lockburne A.A.F. at Columbus, Ohio. He is the husband of the former Ruth Rice of Burlington. Pvt. Jack A. Terrell enlisted in the Army Air Corps on Oct. 27, 1942 and received training at Maxwell Field, Alabama; Freeman Field, Indiana; Sheppard Field, Texas; and is now stationed at Ft. Myers, Florida. Pvt. Richard H. Terrell entered the service on Sept. 1, 1943 and took training at Ft. Benning, Ga.; Fort Jackson, S.C.; Camp Atterbury, Ind..; and Fort Riley, Ks. He has been transferred to the A.A.F. and is stationed at Sheppard Field, Tx. He is the husband of the former Cora Allen of Burlington. All four boys are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Joe A. Terrell of Haw River. Sgt. James B. Terrell entered the service on Jan. 6, 1941 and trained at Camp Lee, Virginia; the Holabird Motor School, Md.,; and Camp Rucker, Ala. He is at present stationed with the Quartermaster Corps somewhere in France. He is the husband of the former Connie Evans of Atlanta who resides with their daughter in Graham and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Terrell of Rte. 1, Haw River. Pfc. Thomas L. Terrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Terrell of Rte. 2, Burlington, has been in the service four years and has been overseas since last December. He is now somewhere in Germany. Recently his parents received a letter from Major General D.A. Stroh, his commanding officer, expressing his pride and congratulations on Terrell’s first day in combat. S1C Wilson Bailiff, son of Mrs. Mozell Bailiff, 101 Alamance Rd., has recently been home on furlough. He has been in service in the European theater for the past 8 years. He entered the Navy in 1943 and took basic training in Bainbridge, Md. Before joining the service he was connected with Burlington Mills. Howard E. Faggart, S2C, has just returned to Camp Peary, Va., after spending a ten day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.D. Faggart of Race St. S.S. Roosevelt L. Johnson whose wife, Mrs. Euna Mae Johnson, resides at Rte. 6, Burlington, has rounded out one year of service with a B-24 Liberator bomber group of the 15th A.A.F Sgt. Johnson is an airplane mechanic and prior to his entrance into the armed forces in October, 1942 was employed by the Burlington Mills. Leon B. Semmon, A.A.M.3C has been transferred to San Bruno, California after spending a four day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.G. Semmon. Col. Fletcher C. Kimbrough, engineer, returned from overseas in the southwest Pacific theater of operations and will arrive on approximately Dec. 7 at Fort Bragg prior to reaching Burlington where he will visit in the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. harvill. 1st Lt. Cecil L. Albright, Jr., husband of Francis L. Albright, Rte. 2, and Corp. Ralph K. Peebles, son of Mrs. Pauline Peebles of Rte. 2, Elon College, recently completed orientation designed to bridge the gap between training in the states and combat soldiering against the enemy in Germany. The promotion of Carl D. Crawford, 717 Kivett St., from sergeant to staff sergeant, was announced recently by Col. William H. Cleveland, commanding officer of the 466th Bombardment Group of the 2nd Bombardment Division, commanded by Major General William E. Kepner. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G.L. Crawford and entered the service in August of 1941. He has been overseas since July of this year and serves as a gunner with the 466th Group (H), which received official commendation from Lt. General James H. Doolittle, commanding he 8th A.F. for combat achievement on their first mission which was an attack against Berlin. It is the largest initial assault ever flown by any unit in the history of the European theater and one of the heaviest daylight bombardments of the German capitol on record. Pfc. Connie R. Underwood, husband of Mrs. Louvenda Grey of 100 Barnwell St., Burlington, has been slightly wounded in action in Germany, the War Department reported. Pfc. Underwood has been overseas since January of this year. Corp. Frederick J. Rich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kyle F. Rich, 411 Providence St., Graham, is now serving as an engineer with a Liberator heavy bomber group overseas. Corp. Rich is a graduate of Graham High School and before entering the service in February of 1943 and was employed as a shipping clerk in Graham. Twenty North Carolinians were among the infantrymen of a single brigade of the 1st Infantry Division to be awarded the Bronze Star, one posthumously, for “heroic achievement on D-Day in the invasion of Normandy,” the War Department announced today. Their group made an early landing on a Normandy coast beach near the town of Colleville-sur-Mer and encountered some of the toughest fighting that D-Day produced. They fought all day pushing the enemy back. North Carolinians receiving the medal were: 2nd Lt. Albert W. Grady, RFD 1, Hope Mills Tech Sgt. Wade Davis, jr., RFD 2, Wilson Staff Sgt. Edward J. Brinkley, RFD 2, Henderson Sgt. James H. McCumbee, RFD 1, Tabor City Corp. Reuben L. Green, RFD 2, Reidsville Pfc. Samuel T. Atkinson, Jr., RFD 4, High Point Pfc. Henry W. Bennett, Box 152, Lexington Pfc. Loud(?) Bowers, Dockery Pfc. David E. Bumgardner, Wilkesboro Pfc. Fred D. Craver, RFD 2, Clemmons Pfc. Wm. L. Freeman, 12 Modewell(?) Avenue, Balfour Pfc. Mack C. Miller, town illegible Pfc. Clyde T. Mills, 706 E. Airline St., Gastonia Pfc. Ernest C. Mullinax, Kings Mountain Pfc. Hal D. Steel, North Elm St., Asheboro Pvt. Grady R. Fish, RFD 3, Lincolnton Pvt. Chelcel(?) H. Laws, 136 Prospect St., Lenoir Pvt. Henry J. Meyer, 840 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro Pvt. James L. Mills, RFD 1, Waynesville Pvt. Charles E. Welgand, deceased, reported killed in action Aug. 9, 1944 in France; next of kin Mrs. Rose P. Weigland, 507 E. Elam St., Goldsboro Casualties Central Pacific Sgt. Henry S. Allen, Thomas G. Allen, father, 610 N. 5th Avenue, Wilmington Pfc. Clyde L. Carroll, Emory M. Carroll, father, Speedwell Pfc. Norvel A. Clark, Mrs. Luor H. Clark, mother, Rte. 2, Leicester SS Haven Crews, Mrs. Christel C. Crews, wife, 200 Sunset Drive, Winston-Salem SS Walter C. Cutrell, Mrs. Nattie C. Cutrell, mother, Rte. 1, Belhaven SS Allison W. Honeycutt, Mrs. Eunice M. Honeycutt, wife, Box 309, Chapel Hill SS Thomas J. Taylor, Mrs. Helen F. Taylor, wife, 712 Academy St., Wilson European Theater Pvt. Zimrie G. Akins, Mrs. Ada Zoe Akins, mother, 806 W. Trade St., Charlotte SS Pierpont Bass, Mrs. Lucrety Bass, mother, Black Creek Corp. Eugene P. Biddix, Mrs. Daisy K. Allison, mother, Marion Pvt. Hubert L. Blackwelder, Mrs. Mary M. Blackwelder, mother, Mt. Pleasant Pfc. Grady W. Boles, Mrs. Anna B. boles, 1509 Long St., Rte. 1, High Point Pvt. Nim R. Britt, Jr., Mrs. Mary H. Britt, mother, Tabor City Pfc. James C. Buckner, John L. Buckner, father, Mars Hill Pvt. William H. Byers, Mrs. Effie M. Byers, wife, 14 1st St., Cramerton Corp. Henry O. Byrd, Roscoe Byrd, brother, Morganton Pfc. Donnie A. Carroll, Mrs. Mary M. Carroll, mother, Rte. 1, Coats Pvt. Leslie E. Carter, James W. Carter, father, 284 Marshall St., Mt. Airy Pfc. Lester L. Carter, Mrs. Zula E. Carter, mother, Welcome Pvt. Clyde A. Cauble, Mrs. Oda W. Cauble, mother, 575 Fairview Rd. Biltmore Pvt. Raleigh V. Caudill, Philo F. Caudill, father, Rte. 1, Stratford Pfc. Robert M. Chancy, Matt Chancy, father, Spray Sgt. Chester G. Chapman, 1101 Anderson St, High Point Pvt. Aubrey A. Church, Mrs. Mary N. Church, wife, Rte. 1, Wilkesboro Pfc. Walter E. Clark, Pate Clark, Sr., father, 50 Park Avenue, Asheville Pvt. Lloyd W. Crawford, Mrs. Ossie S. Crawford, mother, Rte. 1, Fairview Pvt. Adrian J. Davis, Mrs. Maggie J. Davis, mother, Rte. 2, Mt. Olive Pvt. O’Dell Duggins, Mrs. Susie H. Duggins, mother, Danbury Pfc. James A. Durham, Mrs. Margaret B. Durham, wife, 107 Stagg St., Burlington Pfc. Broadus J. Embler, Mrs. Sara E. Embler, grandmother, 622 Park St., High Point Pfc. Floyd L. Eudy, Mrs. Illa L. Eudy, mother, Rte. 1, Oakbar Pfc. Verlus D. Freeman, Thomas L. Freeman, father, 104 Springdale St., High Point Pfc. Grafton O. Graham, Jr., Mrs. Dorothy E. Graham, mother, 413 Tuckaseege Rd, Charlotte Pfc. Leroy Hammett, Mrs. Bythia L. Hemmett, mother, Church St., Kings Mountain Pfc. Troy Hatcher, Mrs. Kizzie Hatcher, mother, Rte. 1, Beaulahville Pfc. James R. Hicks, Mrs. Jenetta H. Curtis, sister, Patterson Pvt. Wm. V. Hill, Mrs. Inez H. Hill, mother, Rte. 3, Mt. Olive T5G Wade Hogsed, George L.(?) Hogsed, father, Rte. 2, Murphy Pvt. Thomas E. Holder, Mrs. Hortence(?) P. Holder, wife, Rte. 3, town illegible, might be Ellington SS George C. Hughes, Mrs. Lessie P. Hughes, mother, Rte. 2, Henderson Pfc. Leo A. Jacobs, Mrs. Belva R. Jacobs, mother, Rte. 3, Franklin Pfc. Edward L. Joyce, Thomas Joyce, brother, Rte. 1, Price T5G Connie E. Lane, Mrs. Virginia P. Lane, wife, Rte. 4, Durham Sgt. Alpheus J. Lewter, Mrs. Ina S. Lewter, mother, Rte. 3, Apex Pvt. Bradie Locklear, Mrs. Annie F. Locklear, mother, Rte. 3, Lumberton 1st Lt. James H. Major, Mrs. Eulala M. Major, mother, Highland Street, Charlotte Pvt. Charles L. Meadows, Mrs. Edda M. Meadows, mother, Rte. 1, Statesville Pfc. Charles K. Moore, Mrs. Bonnie F. Moore, mother, 218 W. End Blvd., Winston-Salem Pvt. Carl O. Parks, Murray W. Watson, brother, Rte. 1, Charlotte Pfc. Velma C. Pate, Mrs. Nancy S. Pate, wife, 914 Walnut St., Winston-Salem Pfc. Roy W. Phillips, Mrs. Katherine R. Phillips, wife, 811 Sunnyside Avenue, Charlotte Pvt. Charlie C. Prevette, Mrs. Lena V. Prevette,wife, 1426 East 21st St., Winston-Salem Sgt. Robert B. Price, Wm. Price, father, Rte. 2, Clinton Capt. Robert B. Pridgen, Mrs. Nina W. Pridgen, wife, Harris St., Henderson Tech. Sgt. Wm. A. Proctor, Mrs. Mary E. Proctor, wife, Tarboro Pvt. Ralph W. Purgason, Mrs. Esther E. Purgason, wife, 902 Haywood St., Greensboro Sgt. James C. Sawyer, Jr., James C. Sawyer, Sr., father, 312 N. Road St., Elizabeth City SSgt. Victor F. Scott, Mrs. Lillian Scott, wife, 602 Burton St., Winston-Salem Pfc. Walter Sidbury, Mrs. Mary Bell, mother, Rte. 1, Wadesboro Pvt. Earl H. Sessons, Henry W. Sessons, father, Roseboro T5G Willie I. (or L.) Southard, Wm. J. Southard, father, Selma Pvt. Theo W. Suggs, Mrs. Erslie C. Suggs, wife, c/o Frank Pepper, Rte. 2, High Point Pvt. Paul M. Taylor, Mrs. Cora W. Taylor, mother, 124 East 4th St., Washington Pvt. Roy T. Taylor, Mrs. Onva Katherine Taylor, wife, Black Mountain Pfc. Carlie Thigpen, Mrs. Myrtle Thigpen, wife, 1107 Bright St., Kinston Pfc. Harold E. West, Oscar T. West, father, Rte. 3, Winston Salem T4G Roy C. Winebarger, John W. Winebarger, father, Rte. 1, Hickory Pvt. Arnold B. Wood, Jr., Mrs. Lenner S. Wood, mother, Rte. 1, Jonesboro T5G George H. Woodard, Henry W. Woodard, father, Rte. 1, Bailey 2nd Lt. Thomas S. Worrell, Mrs. Carolyn K. Worrell, wife, 416 Dixie Trail, Raleigh Mediterranean Theater Sgt. James E. Stewart, Luther D. Stewart, father, Rte. 1, Four Oaks Southwest Pacific Theater Pfc. Vergell Clark, Mrs. Geneve L. Clark, mother, Pembroke
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