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North Carolinians Service Records Taken from the Burlington, North Carolina Daily Times News September 4, 1944 to September 28, 1944 This document contains statewide casualty lists along with items local to Alamance Cty. September 4, 1944 Our Men In Service Captain George Boswell was called to active service in January of 1942 having received ROTC training at State College, Raleigh. He received training at Ft. Benning Camp in Georgia, Camp Wheeler in Georgia, and Camp Atterbury in Indiana, prior to going overseas in February. He was slightly wounded on August 6 in France and has been awarded the Purple Heart. He is now in a hospital in England. Sgt. J. Clifton Boswell of the Army Air Corps volunteered in November of 1942. He was stationed in Nebraska prior to going overseas in February and is now somewhere in Italy. He graduated from Armored Aircraft School in Denver and from Special Briggs School in Detroit. He is with the ground crews. The above two are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Boswell of West Holt Street. Walter E. Johnson, S1C, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Johnson of Haw River entered the Seabees in July of 1943 and is now stationed in Hawaii. He received boot training at Camp Peary, Va., and advanced training in Maine and California. He has been overseas since March of this year. Word has been received that Pfc. Joseph C. Andrews has arrived safely in England. He received basic training at Camp Phillips, Kansas and then transferred to Tennessee and Camp McCain, Mississippi. He spent a 12 day furlough with his wife the former Gaynell Scott and his parents Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Andrews of Graham. Corp. Robert W. Jones, son of Mrs. J.H. Jones and the late Mr. Jones of Mebane is in the Radio Relay Station Corps in Italy. He has been overseas the past seventeen months serving in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. He entered the service October 20, 1943. He has been the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal. Pfc. Albert King, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. King, has returned to the U.S. after spending the past thirty months in the southwest Pacific. He received his basic training in the ground crew of the Army Air Force at Jackson Air Base, Mississippi. Pvt. Lyman Moran has reported to Ft. George G. Meade, Maryland after spending a ten day furlough with his wife, the former Elizabeth Riddy and daughter Mary Lucinda. He entered the Army at Ft. Bragg on March 17 and received boot training at Camp Wolters, Texas. He is the son of P.E. Moran of Burlington. He was formerly employed with the Coca Cola plant. September 6, 1944 Navy Casualties: Pfc. Campbell M. Barnett, USMC, wounded, John H. Barnett, father, Jackson Springs Pfc. Joseph C. Blackburn, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Edith L. Blackburn, mother, 701 Broadway, Asheville Pfc. Russell D. Burkett, wounded, Mrs. Russell D. Burkett, wife, 5 S. 1st St., Belmont; Mrs. Emma B. Garrison, mother, Gastonia Corp. Hoyle N. Collins, Jr., USMCR, wounded, Hoyle N. Collins, father, 325 Stockton St., Statesville Sept 7, 1944 Sgt. William Harvey Bryant, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Bryant, Rte. 2, Elon College, died from wounds received in France on August 1, the War Department has notified his parents. He entered the Army in January of 1943 and trained at Camp Croft, S.C. before going to England to await the invasion of France. He is survived by his parents, three sisters and six brothers of the home. September 8, 1944 Wounded in Action: European Area Corp. Howard Autrey, Mrs. Marion A. Autrey, mother, Hemrick T/4 Ernest B. Autry, Mrs. Tera S. Autry, mother, 900 Buchanan Road, Durham Pfc. Willie H. Barnes, Mrs. Edith C. Barnes, wife, Gregg Pfc. Arthur E. Coker, Mrs. Ella Makoance(?), aunt, 402 N. College, Kinston Pfc. William D. Crawson, Mrs. Mildred H. Crawson, wife, Stony Point S/Sgt. Dalton J. Dixon, Mrs. Francis M. Dixon, mother, Henderson Pvt. Lloyd H. Dixon, Jake J. Dixon, father, Troy Pfc. J.C. Drum, Mrs. Dora C. Drum, mother, Ronda 2nd Lt. Frances E. Dunegan, Mrs. Audrey Dunegan, wife, 312 Pearl Street, Elizabeth City Pfc. U.L. Gant, Mrs. Lana Gant, mother, Concord Pvt. James G. Keck, Mrs. Hattie J. Keck, mother, Pittsboro Pfc. Willie D. Lee, Mrs. Viola c. Lee, mother, Smithfield Pvt. Randolph W. Liles, Mrs. Maude L. Liles, mother, Rte. 2, Wendell Pvt. Chauncy(?) Locklear, Mrs. Catherine L. Locklear, mother, Rte. 3, Maxton S/Sgt. Franklin B. Lyrie(?) Lydic(?), Mrs. Julia e. Lyrie(?) Lydic(?), wife, 306 West 10th St., Charlotte Pvt. Thomas McNeill, Mrs. Rebecca E. McNeill, mother, Othello Pfc. Lewis Mosteller, Mrs. Mabel A. Mosteller, wife, Rte. 4, Lincolnton Pvt. Harvey K. Neal, Ernie Neal, father, Rte. 2, Kernersville Pfc. William H. Palmer, Mrs. Florrie Palmer, mother, Marble Pfc. Ernest J. Parker, Thomas A. Parker, father, Rte. 1, Autreyville Sgt. Leland B. Piner, Mrs. Edna B. Piner, wife, Atlantic Pfc. Edmund J. Reizck, Albert J. Reizck, father, 112 E. Innes St., Salisbury Pvt. James R. Revis, Mrs. Mae R. Patterson, sister, 307 Gidney St., Shelby Pfc. Irvin E. Ribelin, Mrs. Madelin C. Ribelin, wife, Lexington Pfc. Valdo Rivoire, Mrs. Louise Rivoire, mother, Valdese Pfc. Grover K. Robinson, Mrs. Frankie L. Robinson, wife, Rte. 2, Waynesville Pvt. James D. Roper, Mrs. Maude J. Roper, wife, Hickory Pfc. Ormand D. Sawyer, Ruben E. Sawyer, father, Leechville Pfc. George W. Sellers, Mrs. Lillie R. Sellers, mother, Rte. 2, Tabor City S/Sgt. George P. Smith, Wash R. Smith, father, 922 Church St., Shelby Pfc. James L. Smith, Mrs. Minnie H. Smith, mother, Lincolnton Pvt. Robert L. Smith, Mrs. Robert L. Smith, wife, 38 Lindsey St., Reidsville T/Sgt. Robert L. Smitherman, Jether(?) A. Smitherman, father, Elkin Pfc. William A. Sweat, Mrs. Edna C. Sweat, wife, 322 Whited St., Henderson Pfc. Charlie J. Taylor, Mrs. Jennie B. Taylor, mother, Rte. 2, Packton Pvt. Calvin C. Tramel, Mrs. Elizabeth Tramel, mother, Conover Pvt. Henry T. Wagoner, Mrs. Myrtle M. Wagoner, wife, Rte. 4, Mt. Airy Pvt. Paul M. Wall, Mrs. Lenna Wall, mother, Sandy Ridge Pfc. Arlie J. Ward, Ed Ward, father, Low Gap Pfc. Devere L. Wilson, Mrs. Eunice F. Wilson, mother, Midland Pvt. Leroy Wilson, Mrs. Doretta E. Wilson, mother, Rte. 1, Boaderman Pfc. Wade H. Winstead, Mrs. Lillie M. Winstead, mother, Rte. 1, Wilson Pfc. Paul W. Woody, Carl W. Woody, father, Rte. 3, Canton T/5 Robert S. Wright, Hugh L. Wright, father, Lee Street, Waynesville Mediterranean Area: Pfc. William O. Aiken, Mrs. Arsulie(?) R. Aiken, mother, Rosman(?) Sgt. Ernest L. Avery, Mrs. Hattie N. Avery, mother, Rte. 2, Winterville Pvt. Charley S. Bradley, Mrs. Carrie B. Nix, sister, Rte. 3, Rutherfordton Pfc. Lonnie L. Branch, Mrs. Alma S. Branch, mother, Rte. 1, Winterville Pvt. Leonard C. Byers, Walter S. Byers, father, Rte. 2, Mooresville Pfc. Misher B. Carpenter, Mrs. Patsy L. Carpenter, wife, Payette T/5 George O. Collins, William M. Collins, father, Rte. 1, Westfield Pfc. Norman H. Cook, Mrs. Mac G.(?) Cook, mother, Rte. 3, Marshall Pfc. Harold J. Dawkins, James G. Dawkins, father, Rockingham Pvt. Guilford W. Dodson, Edsel H. Dodson, brother, Rte. 1, Madison S/Sgt. James W. Garner, Mrs. Lulu H. Garner, mother, Rte. 1, Zebulon T/5 Ronald G. Godlay, Mrs. Ruby H. Godlay, mother, 119 Charlotte St., Washington Pvt. Abraham L. Greene, Mrs. Etta O. Greene, wife, Rte. 1, Union Mills 1st Sgt. James C. Hankins, Mrs. James C. Hankins, wife, S. Lee St., Salisbury S/Sgt. Charlie W. Hanks(?), Mrs. Roosevelt Hanks(?), (no relation given), Benham Pvt. Ralph H. Hayes, Mrs. Marie L. Hayes, mother, Rte. 1, Gilreath Pvt. Fred F. Hefner, Herbert L. Hefner, father, Rte. 2, Hickory 1st Lt. Thomas B. Keyes, Robert C. Keyes, father, Keys Hotel, Washington Pfc. Vernon Locklear, Mrs. Nancy O. Locklear, mother, Rte. 4, Lumberton Pvt. William F. Marion, Mrs. Maude F. Marion, mother, Brown St., Winston-Salem Pvt. Vernon R. Martin, Mrs. Mollier L. Martin, mother, Rte. 3, Murphy Pvt. Joseph C. Moore, Mrs. Etta G. Moore, mother, Rte. 2, Stantonburg Pfc. Robert H. Moore, William M. Moore, father, W. Hillsboro Pfc. Frank J. Petty, Mrs. Delia A. Petty, mother, Stratford Pfc. Charles D. Pittman, Mrs. Lucille O. Pittman, wife, 1009 Charles Avenue, Charlotte Pvt. Arthur A. Plummer, Mrs. Kathryn G. Plummer, wife, 99 Franklin Ave., Chicago Pvt. Horace J. Poole, Mrs. Sarba S. Poole, mother, Rte. 1, Iron Station Pfc. McKinley Pope, Henry N. Pope, father, Rte. 1, Godwin Pvt. Eric R. Powell, Mrs. Olivia R. Powell, mother, Woodland T/Sgt. James E. Rhodes, Mrs. Mabel B. Rhodes, wife, Carthage Pfc. Guy Wachot(?) Wachob(?), Mrs. Inez Wachot(?) Wachob(?), wife, East Laporte Pvt. Faris L. White, Mrs. Nancy M. White, wife, 156 Spring St., Elkin Pvt. Henry S. Willis, Joseph Willis, brother, Hope Mills Southwest Pacific Area T/4 Clyde M. Ritchie, Mrs. Lillie B. Ritchie, mother, 711 East Liberty, Salisbury Pvt. David A. Smith, Mrs. Coline A. Smith, wife, Columer(?) Pfc. Robert C. Thomas, Mrs. Catherine E. Thomas, mother, Eagle Springs Navy Casualties: Pfc. Mule(?) R. Ayres, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Cleo M. Ayres, mother, Pinnacle S1C Edward Bardin, USNR, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. William Edward Bardin, parents, 311 West Lee St., Wilson Pfc. John C. Burns, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Ola C. Burns, mother, 42 Imperial St., Belmont Pfc. Cecil M. Dickerson, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Rosa N. Dickerson, mother, 504 Mallory S., High Point Pfc. James W. Freeman, USMCR, wounded, Robert W. Freeman, father, Fairview CMM Thomas Paul Mollins, USNR, wounded, Mrs. Clara Mollins, wife, 1139 W. Blvd., Charlotte BM1C Elliott Foch Smith, USN, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Pinkney Thurman Smith, parents, Bonson September 11, 1944 Wounded in Action: Central Pacific Area: Pfc. Kermit Putral, Mrs. Ethel F. Putral, mother, Rte. 2, Pink Hill S/Sgt. Allen D. Parsley, Mrs. Elizabeth P. Parsley, mother, Rte. 1, Spruce Pine Pfc. George W. Simmons, Mrs. Violet Simmons, mother, Rte. 1, Bolton European Theater: 2nd Lt. Lonnie R. Alford, Mrs. Frances Alford Thompson, mother, 2104 Reaves Drive, Raleigh Pvt. Flay(?) U. Anthony, Mrs. Osie A. Anthony, mother, Bessemer City Pfc. Charles E. Armstrong, William B. Armstrong, father, 1722 Mecklenburg Ave., Charlotte Corp. James G. Bostie, Jr., J.G. Bostie, father 906 West St., Winston-Salem Pfc. Roby L. Dickerson, Mrs. Cora G. Dickerson, (no relation given), Rte. 1, Reidsville Pfc. Everett L. Fulbright, Mrs. Marjorie L. Fulbright, wife, 2362 11th Avenue, Hickory Sgt. Adley D. Garren, Mrs. Mary M. Garren, mother, Rte. 1, Arden Pvt. William H. Goad, Moses P. Goad, father, Draper Pfc. Harry L. Goodson, Mrs. Nettie G. Moll, mother, Rte. 1, Waynesville Corp. Max C. Helms, Hugh B. Helms, father, Rte. 2, Marshville Sgt. Leon A. Hill, Mrs. Lecie S. Hill, wife, 521 W. Gaston, Greensboro Pvt. William E. Hill, Mrs. Eddus Hill, wife, 835 Edgecomb St., Albemarle Pvt. Albert McMurry, Mrs. Mabel Peggy McMurry, wife, Rte. 3, Lincolton Tech. Sgt. Lenn D. McRae, Rolligh J. McRae, father, 911 Louise Ave., Charlotte Pvt. Lafayette M. Phillips, Mrs. Mary R. Phillips, wife, Rte. 1, Kannapolis Pvt. Harold E. Roper, Mrs. Inez C. Robert, wife, Rte. 4, Morganton Pfc. Hurschel J. Ross, Maurice Ross, brother, Rte. 2, Cherryville Pvt. William Russell, Mrs. Marl(?) L. Russell, wife, Whitnel Pfc. Cleavern G. Sharpe, Mrs. Lena M. Sharpe, mother, Rte. 1, Leicester Pfc. William J. Shearin, Mrs. George W. Shearin, mother, Rte. 2, Halifax Pfc. Harold C. Shook, Mrs. Annie M. Shook, mother, Rte. 1, Claremont Pvt. Charles L. Spivey, Mrs. Deanie M. Spivey, mother, 14 Jarvis St., Greenville S/Sgt. William J. Taylor, Marion A. Taylor, father, Rte. 3, Williamston Capt. Ralph L. Thomas, Charles W. Thomas, father, Turner St., Beaufort Pvt. Paul T.C. Vance, Mrs. Martha K. Vance, grandmother, Three Mile Pvt. Amos L. Ward, Mrs. Corinne L. Ward, mother, 610 Prospect St., High Point Sgt. Vernon M. Warren, Mrs. Sallie Warren, mother, Rte. 1, Roper Pfc. Thomas B. Waters, Mrs. Annie B. Waters, mother, Rte. 1, Pinetown Pvt. Roy E. Westmoreland, Mrs. Margie O. Westmoreland, wife, 209 Pine St., Thomasville T/Sgt. George D. Weatherington, Mrs. Madge R. Weatherington, mother, New Bern Pfc. Clyde Willis, Cay Willis, father, Wing Mediterranean Theater: Pvt. John P. Anthony, Mrs. Lizzie Anthony, mother, Bryson City Pfc. Henry G. Bellamy, Mrs. Lena Simmons, mother, Rte. 1, Beaufort Pfc. William F. Beaver, Mrs. Maude Blackwell Beaver, mother, 226 Meisenheimer, Concord Pfc. Wilbert H. Brown, Mrs. Sarah D. Brown, mother, Rte. 2, Lillington Pvt. Denver T. Bryson, Mrs. Ellen P. Bryson, wife, Speedwell Pvt. Arnold R. Cheek, Mrs. Charlotte M. Cheek, wife, Roaring River Pvt. Lonnie E. Evans, Mrs. Essie M. Evans, wife, Rte. 3, Mt. Airy Pfc. A.C. Gibson, Mrs. Pearlie E. Gibson, mother, Dillsboro Pfc. Joseph B. Hallyburton, Mrs. Estelle W. Hallyburton, mother, 309 Rocky Ford St., Morganton S/Sgt. V. Hegler, Mrs. Faye F. Hegler, wife, 701 S. Ridge Ave., Kannapolis Pvt. Lee M. Hess, Mrs. Frances E. Hess, wife, 305 W. 12th St., Salisbury S/Sgt. Ernest R. Hinson, Mrs. Carrie N. Hinson, mother, Rte. 2, Monroe Sgt. Ralph B. Laney, Mrs. Edna B. Laney, mother, Lenoir Pfc. Randal U.S. Ledford, Mrs. Lola Ledford, mother, Rte. 3, Hanesville Pfc. Roy Lowe, Lee Lowe, father, Bryson City S/Sgt. Richard C. McKinney, Mrs. Virgie Owen McKinney, mother, Lake Toxaway Pfc. Connie L. McNeill, Mrs. Margaret M. McCauley, sister, Rte. 1, Broadway Pvt. Earl J. Medlin, Mrs. Faye C. Medlin, wife, 19 West Good St., W. Asheville 1st Lt. Roule C. Mozingo, Mrs. Dora A. Mozingo, mother, 418 Elizabeth St., Selma Corp. Norman L. Owens, Mrs. Rose M. Owens, mother, 414 W. Sharpe St., Statesville Pfc. Roy H. Pruett, Mrs. Jurell I. Pruett, wife, Rte. 3, Shelby Sgt. Harold M. Riddle, Mrs. Wilma G. Riddle, wife, Rte. 1, Sanford Pfc. Thurman T. Smith, Mrs. Lillie B. Smith, mother, Hope Mills Pfc. Louis A. Stancil, Mrs. Evola J. Stancil, mother, 27 Burke St., Winston-Salem Pfc. Milton Taylor, John Taylor, grandfather, Rte. 2, Columbia Pvt. Paul W. Thomas, Mrs. Tennie H. Thomas, mother, Mars Hill Tech. Sgt. Howard H. Thornton, Mrs. Robert V. Wilson, cousin, 822 3rd St., Durham Pvt. Marion L. Trimm, Mrs. Lou E. Trimm, mother, Rte. 1, Claremont S/Sgt. Joe C. Williams, Mrs. Maggie M. Williams, mother, Rte. 1, Wade Navy Casualties: Corp. William L. Bostic, USMC, wounded, Mrs. Estella Marcaby, mother, Chinquapin Pfc. Dallas L. Braswell, WSMCR, wounded, Mrs. Mary E. Braswell, mother, Elm City C-C William F. Brown, USMC, dead, Mrs. William F. Brown, wife, 104 West King St., Kinston Major Ben F. Dixon, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Marion H. Dixon, mother, 29 Country Club Pines Drive, Wilmington Sgt. George B. Grayson, USMC, wounded, Mrs. George B. Grayson, wife, 1200 E. King St., King’s Mountain, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Grayson, parents, Lincolnton Pfc. Fred R. Hall, USMCR, wounded, George R. Hall, father, Hickory Sgt. Jack D. Harboldt, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Jack D. Harboldt, wife, 808 Chestnut Pfc. Norris G. Ijames, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Norris G. Ijames, wife 628 E. Worthington Avenue, Charlotte Our Men and Women in Service: With the American Infantry in the southwest Pacific: Pfc. Robert B. White, 25, of Hillcrest Drive, Lexington, N.C., has saved a lot of American soldiers for further fighting against the Japanese in his 30 months overseas. But he established a record while acting as a lifeguard on Bougainville. He saved three men from drowning in one rescue operation. All three were simultaneously caught in a treacherous current and swept out to sea. White dived through the surf, carrying an inner tube and picked up the men one after another. With the American Infantry Division in the southwest Pacific: Corp. William Hamby, 22, son of Mrs. Lillian Hamby of Black Mt., N.C., now serving his 30th month overseas has received a citation from his commanding officer for heroic services rendered under enemy shelling fire during Japanese attacks in Bougainville. Corp. Hamby is a member of the veteran American division and has served with his unit of field artillery both at Guadalcanal and Bougainville. In the action at Bougainville, for which Hamby received his citation, the Japanese opposing the American unit were member of the so-called “suicide 6th Division” which participated in the rape of Nanking. Six members of an Army Mitchell (B-25) medium bomber crew, three of whom were injured, were rescued from the open, shark infested waters of Japanese held Nauru Island recently by a Navy Catalina (PBY) flying boat on Dumbo rescue duty. Lt. Isaac D. Ham, USNR, 312 Aycock St., Greensboro, N.C., was a member of the ten man rescue crew. Bronze Stars: Corp. Curtis L. Gross, F.A., Jonesville T/5 Joe C. Anderson, Jr., F.A., Hickory Pvt. Goss B. Howell, F.A., (flank destroyer), Elna Pvt. W.C. Kivett, F.A., RFD 1, Liberty September 12, 1944 Mrs. Geneve Whitteman Spruell of Graham has been advised by the War Department that her husband, Pfc. Doyce F. Spruell, 21, who was previously reported missing in action, had been killed in action in France on June 6, the day of the invasion. He was serving with the 501st Parachute Infantry. He was trained at Ft. Benning, Georgia and was stationed in England for some time prior to the invasion. Before entering the service, he was employed by the R.D. Cole Mfg. Co. Survivors in addition to his wife, daughter of C.A. Whittemore and the late Mrs. Mattie Roy Whittemore, of Graham, are his mother, Mrs. Mary Spruell of Carrollton, Ca., and three sisters, Mrs. Kermit Cox, Mrs. Lon Messinger, and Mrs. Zack Davis all of Georgia September 15, 1944 Our Men and Women In Service: S/Sgt. James Y. Chandler, husband of the former Virginia McKinney of Reidsville, has been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge for “displaying exemplary conduct inaction against the enemy in France”. Sgt. Chandler entered the service in October of 1942 and has been overseas since April of this year. He was stationed at Camp Atterbury, Indiana and Camp Breckenridge, Ky., before going overseas. Coy C. Wilson, Jr., S1C, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Wilson of Beverly Hills, is spending a thirty day survivors leave at home. He has been in action in the Mediterranean area and the Atlantic. He entered the service May 8, 1943. Lt. Charles Francis Riddle was promoted to the rank of 1st lieutenant on July 10. He has been overseas since April 1 and was stationed in England about two months and has been in Italy with the 15th Air Force. He is a bombardier on a B-17 Flying Fortress. He as the Air Medal and two Oak Leaf Clusters and was just awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He entered the service on October 3, 1941 and is the son of Charles W. Riddle of Rte. 1, Graham Pfc. A.J. Perry recently spent a 21 day furlough with his parents Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Perry, Oakley Street, Graham. He volunteered for service on July 8, 1942 and received his basic training at Ft. Bragg. He was then sent to Alaska where he served two years in the Quartermaster’s detachment. He has returned to Ft. Lewis, Washington where he will take medical training. Word has been received by Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Murry of Snow Camp that their son Pfc. Bascom A. Murry was wounded in action on May 29 in Italy. He has been awarded a Purple Heart. He has been overseas the past 17 months serving with the Army. Joseph Bee Walker, S1C, husband of the former Sibyl Perry, entered the service on Jan. 18, 1844 and received boot training at Bainbridge, Md., and advanced training at Ft. Pierce, Fla. He is now somewhere in Great Britain aboard an LST. He was formerly employed at Fairchild Aircraft Corp. Ensign James B. Tollison, husband of the former Elizabeth Cobb, is stationed with the U.S. Naval Reserve at Camp Shelton, Va. He entered the Navy in April and received a month’s basic training at Camp Peary, Va., prior to receiving his commission in May. He then received his indoctrination at Princeton University. At present he is with the Armored Guard School at Camp Shelton(?). He was the former assistant superintendent of Newton Rayon Mills in Newton. Mrs. Tollison resides on Church Street. Pvt. Thomas Henry Cole recently spent a 10 day furlough with his wife and children of Providence Road, Graham. He entered the service on April 3, 1944 and received his basic training at Ft. McClellan, Ark. He is now at Ft. George Meade. Pvt. Cole was formerly employed at Fairchild Aircraft Corp. Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Murry of Rte. 4, Burlington, have received word that their son, Pfc. Elba E. Murry was wounded in France on July 18. He is now recovering at a hospital in England. He has been awarded the Purple Heart. He was inducted into the Army on Jan. 15, 1943 and received boot training at Camp Croft, S.C. He was one of the first to land in France on D-Day after being in England fifteen months. Pfc. Arlie Coble Shaffner of Gibsonville was seriously wounded in action in France on Aug. 9, according to information received here from the War Department by Mrs. R.D. Shaffner. He has been awarded the Purple Heart and is now in a hospital in England. He entered the service in June of 1942 and was stationed at Camp Pickett, Va., prior to going overseas in October of 1943. He is the brother of Mrs. George Thomas, Jr., and R.L. Shaffner of this city. Pvt. John S. Starr was wounded in France on Aug. 4 and has been transferred to a hospital somewhere in England according to information received from the War Department by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lacy M. Starr, Rte. 2, Graham. He volunteered for the service on Feb. 1, 1943 and was trained in mechanical cavalry at Ft. Jackson, S.C., and was sent overseas on May 2. He participated in the invasion of France. Pfc. Hal H.H. Scott, brother-in-law of Pvt. John S. Starr, recently spent a 15 day furlough here with his wife Mrs. Margaret Scott and son Larry in Graham. He entered the service on Dec. 22, 1943 and received his basic training at Camp Blanding, Fla. He is now stationed there with the 4th Service Command Unit. Pfc. James B. Rogers volunteered for service with the Marine Corps on March 18, 1944. He took basic training at Parris Island, S.C., and was then sent to Camp Lejeune and then to Camp Elliott, California. He is now stationed somewhere in the South Pacific. Pfc. Rogers is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B.C. Rogers, 100 Logan St. Pvt. James L. McFayden entered the service in Sept. of 1941 at Ft. Bragg. He received his training at Ft. Knox, Ky., Camp Chafee, Ark., and Camp Cooke, Calif. He went overseas in Feb. He has been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in France on Aug. 5. His sister Edith McFayden resides at 312 E. Davis St. Fireman 2C James Allen Loman has returned to his base after spending a ten day furlough with his wife Mrs. Iris Loman and family of this city. He is the son of J.R. Loman and the late Mrs. Cora B. Love Loman. He received his basic training at Camp Peary, Va., and is now stationed at the Naval Receiving Station at Norfolk, Va. Sgt. M.L. (Speedy) Wilkerson, son of Mrs. Annie Wilkerson, has returned to his post after spending a furlough here with relatives and friends. He was inducted into the Army in November of 1942 at Camp Croft, S.C. He received basic training at Camp McQuaide, California and for the past 18 months has been stationed at Camp Haan, California. Before entering the service he was employed by the Virginia Mills. Pfc. James G. Allison entered the USMC on Oct. 28, 1943 and received boot training at Parris Island, S.C., and was stationed at Camp Lejeune. Before going overseas on Aug. 29 he was stationed in California. He was formerly employed by the Graham Silk Mill. He is the son of J.G. Allison of 311 W. Hardin St., Graham. S/Sgt. Jimmie D. McLindon, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.N. McLindon, 200 North Broad St., has reported to the A.A. Corps in Miami after spending a furlough with his parents. He has completed fifty missions in Italy and has reported for re-assignment. Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Allison, Sr., have been notified that their son Pfc. Herman Allison, Jr., has arrived safely in England. Before going overseas he was stationed at Camp McCain, Miss. Word has been received from the Lakeland Army Air Field in Florida of the recent promotion of Sgt. Cecil S. Woods from the grade of corporal. He is the husband of Mrs. Ruth Pearson Woods of Haw River. In addition to his promotion he was also awarded the Good Conduct Medal. Pfc. Dan Lynch, 19, USMC, has returned to his base at Boca Chica, Florida after spending a ten day furlough with his mother Mrs. Osie Lynch of this city and his grandparents in Charleston, W.V. He received his boot training at the Marine base at Parris Island, S.C. and was then transferred to his present base. He entered the service on may 19, 1943. James H. Murray, Quartermaster 3C was recently promoted to his present rating at a Motor Torpedo Boat Base in the Pacific theater of the war. He had formerly served in New Guinea. The PT boat “Black Agnes” was recently chosen to carry Bob Hope and his show troupe from that base to the next. He went overseas in May. His mother, Mrs. J.J. Murray resides on Elmira Street. Corp. Clyde A. Davis is spending a thirty day recuperation furlough with his parents Mr. and Mrs. P.C. Davis of Tillman St., after being wounded in the Battle of Saipan. He has just recently been dismissed from the U.S. Naval Hospital in California. He has been in the Marine Corps since October of 1942 and has spent the last 18 months in the south Pacific. He was formerly employed at the Plaid Mills Throwing Department. He has been overseas twenty months. Pfc. Roy C. Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Anderson, 200 North Avenue, was graduated recently from the AAF Training Command School at Harlingen Army Air Field, Texas. He was among the qualified aerial sharpshooters and received a pair of gunner’s wings. Capt. Henry C. Brigaw has been posthumously awarded the Silver Star, the War Department announced today. He lost his life in Italy on Jan. 29, 1944, heroically leading his men in the face of great odds. He commanded an infantry company ordered to establish a bridgehead across a river. The company was intended to approach the river on pathways cleared through heavy mine fields but dense fog and blinding darkness soon hid the markings of the safe ways. Putting his men in a column with intervals between them he led the way through the fields. During this passage eight men were severely wounded by mines. Each time the commander went among his men to bolster their courage by his own actions and words. Reaching the river he led his men across under violent artillery, mortar and small arms fire and attacked the formidable enemy positions on the steep opposite bank. He led his company into the foe’s outer defenses through bands of enemy wire. While heavy fire pinned his men to the ground he exposed himself to make a personal reconnaissance, seeking to improve his position. In so doing he was killed by enemy fire. His widow, Helen B. Brigaw, lives in Southport. Navy Casualties: GM3C William Shreve Ausley, USNR, missing, Mr. and Mrs. William F. Ausley, parents, Elon College Pfc. Winston W. Cabe, USMCR, wounded (previously reported wounded on report of March 9, 1944), Mrs. Helen C. Gailber(?), sister, Sylvin(?) Corp. John B. Fennell, USMC, wounded, Mrs. John B. Fennell (no relation stated), Proctorville, Clyde C. Fennell, father, Proctorville. Pfc. Calvin R. Fowles, USMC, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac C. Fowles, parents, 814 Trinity St., Thomasville HA1C Leonard Torrence Keever, USNR, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Dowd David Keever, parents, Groves Mills, Gastonia Pvt. William W. Warwick of Newton Grove, N.C. has rescued his platoon leader from drowning in the treacherous waters of the Rapido River in Italy on Jan. 22, 1944 and has been awarded the Silver Star. The rescue occurred during one of the bitterly contested crossings of the Rapido. He saw the officer knocked into the water by the explosion of a nearby shell. Despite the intense concentration of enemy artillery, mortar, machine gun and small arms fire, he immediately jumped into the river to save the stunned platoon leader. While doing so, he was hit in the hip by machine gun fire. Although painfully wounded he reached the drowning man and carried him to the shore. Pvt. Jack Haney of the Marine Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Haney of 312 Hawkins St., was killed in action in the south Pacific. The date of his death was not given in the report. He entered the Marine Corps in November of 1942 and received boot training at New River. He continued in training at Great Lakes, Illinois and Quantico, Va., and New Caledonia. He had been in service overseas for the past ten months and had been awarded the expert rifleman badge. In the follow up letter to Mr. and Mrs. Haney from Lt. General A.A. Vandergriff of the USMC, it stated that Pvt. Haney was to be temporarily buried on the island on which he was killed. He is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Haney, seven brothers, J.L. Haney of Graham, L.N. Haney of Boone, A.L. Haney, Jr., U.S.A., in Hawaii, Pfc. William J. Haney, USMC in the Pacific, Hunter Haney of the Merchant Marines, S/Sgt. Albert Haney of Morrison Field, W. Palm Beach, Fla. Two sisters, Mrs. D.H. Harrington, Navy Department, Washington, D.C. and Miss Mildred Haney of Plymouth, Pa., also survive. September 16, 1944 Wounded in Action: Asiatic Area: Pfc. Avery C. Peterson, Mrs. Fannie M. Peterson, mother, Rte. 2, Clinton 1st Sgt. Worth E. Rector, Gus Rector, father, Rte. 3, Gastonia Pfc. John D. Warwick, Mrs. Lita Etemm Bass, sister, 307 E. G St., Erwin Central Pacific Area: Pfc. James L. Barefoot, Mrs. Ada J. Barefoot, mother, Rte. 1, Benson Pvt. James A. Coppley, Eli Coppley, father, Rte. 6, Lexington Pvt. Edward H. Goodwin, Mrs. Ida h. Goodwin, mother, Rockingham Pfc. Ernest B. Hancock, Mrs. Alona D. Hancock, mother, Rte. 1, Waxhaw Pfc. Fred H. Hines, James W. Hines, father, Ellerbe Pvt. John E. Livingston, Jr., Mrs. Venice L. Livingston, mother, Rte. 3, Mocksville 1st Lt. James P. Madden, Mrs. Emma W. Madden, wife, Hamlet T/5 Leon J. Rhodes, Mrs. Annie S. Rhodes, mother, La Grange European Area: S/Sgt Jaspar L. Barnes, Mrs. Vinnie Barnes, mother, Rte. 2, St. Paul Pfc. David T. Berg, Mrs. Myrtle B. Berg, mother, 321 Caswell Rd., Charlotte Pfc. Council W. Barney, John Barney, father, Rte. 3, Ayden Pfc. Paul Cantrell, William T. Cantrell, father, Tryon Corp. Luther F. Coyle, Mrs. Nellie G. Coyle, wife, Colonial Apt., Charlotte Corp. Curtis C. Critz, Mrs. Etha S. Critz, wife, Zebulon Pvt. Lonnie C. Dellinger, Mrs. Lissie E. Dellinger, wife, Glen Alpine Pvt. James C. Forcum, Jr., James B. Forcum, father, 140 North Spring St., Winston-Salem Pvt. William D. Foster, Mrs. Laura S. Foster, mother, 417 East 10th St., Charlotte Pfc. George W. Johnston, Mrs. Ada A. Johnston, mother, 410 McAdoo Avenue, Greensboro Pfc. George N. Lawson, Mrs. Mollie L. Lawson, wife, Patterson St., Rte. 1, Leaksville Pvt. Jack T. Lenly, Mrs. Berth O. Lenly, mother, 146 Junction St., Mt. Airy S/Sgt. Jesse L. Lewis, Dillard D. Lewis, father, 2405 B Street, Durham Pvt. Eugene Lopatin, Mrs. Jenny L. Lopatin, wife, Newton Pvt. Edwin B. McKee, Jr., Mrs. Grace T. McKee, mother, 112 East Jones St., Raleigh Pfc. Russell Monroe, Mrs. Beulah Mae Monroe, mother, Manly Major Charles E. Moore, Jr., Charles E. Moore, father, Rte. 2, Charlotte Pvt. Oscar L. Moore, Jr., Mrs. Nina E. Moore, mother, 168 Newbern Avenue, Statesville Pfc. William W. Norcum, Jr., Mrs. Carrie H. Norcum, mother, Columbia Pvt. James A. Thacker, Mrs. Flossie M. Thacker, mother, 109 Fix Street, Burlington Pfc. Gordon J. Williams, Mrs. Polly N. Williams, mother, Robbinsville Mediterranean Area: Pvt. William P. Alexander, Mrs. Daisy M. Alexander, mother, Rte. 3, Mooresville Sgt. William E. Atwater, Mrs. Lillian E. Atwater (no relation stated), 617 Fountain Place, Burlington Sgt. James E. Barton, Mrs. Bessie M. Barton, mother, Rte. 1, Brevard Pvt. Randolph Creech, Mrs. Virginia C. Morgan, sister, Rte. 2, Lillington Pfc. Frank N. Hawkins, Mrs. M. Davis Hawkins, wife(?), Rte. 1, Leesburg Pfc. Frank N. Hawkins, Mrs. Alice P. Hawkins, mother, Carolun (Transcriber’s note: This is how it appeared in the newspaper, obviously there was some error somewhere.) Pfc. Oswald D. Holshauser, Mrs. Nellie M. Holshauser, mother, 1133 S. Main St., Salisbury Pfc. Ott J. Huffman, John W. Huffman, father, Rte. 1, Conover Pfc. James V. Isaacs, Mrs. Nona G. Isaacs, mother, Morganton Pvt. Buford W. Mangum, Mrs. Minnie D. Mangum, mother, Rte. 2, Cameron Pvt. Leroy Russell, Mrs. Mary H. Russell, wife, Rte. 2, Mount Gilead Pfc. Edward G. Tysinger, Mrs. Agnes R. Tysinger, mother, Rte. 3, Asheborn Pfc. Harold L. Vann, Mrs. Ada S. Vann, mother, 455 Hillsboro St., Fayetteville Pvt. William B. Ward, Jr., Mrs. Mary E. Ward, mother, Creedmoor Pvt. Early J. Wilhelm, Mrs. Hazel E. Wilhelm, wife, 2413 N. 10th St., Hickory South West Pacific Area: Pvt. Emmett A. Anderson, Mrs. Mary D. Anderson, wife, 497 Imberly Avenue, Asheville Pvt. James A. Guice, Mrs. Thelma A. Guice, mother, Rte. 1, Mt. Holly Pvt. Richard G. Hager, Mrs. Lucy S. Hager, mother, Rte. 9, Charlotte Navy Casualties: Pfc. John R. Heavener, USMCR, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. John F.(?) Heavener, parents, Gastonia Pfc. Olan M. Hicks, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Effie N. Hicks, mother, Winston-Salem Pfc. Fred B. Hudspeth, wounded, James E. Hudspeth, father, 1309 Caldwell St., Charlotte Pfc. Jack E. Johnston, wounded, (previously reported wounded on casualty list of Dec. 11, 1943), Mrs. Pauline B. Johnston, mother, Burnsville Pfc. Robert T. Keith, wounded, Mrs. Gladys S. Stevens, mother, 107 Powell Ave., Raleigh September 19, 1944 Navy Casualties: S1C Clifton Ward Dillard, USNR, wounded, Mrs. Flora Sebastian Dillard, wife, Mr. and Mrs. Ollie H. Dillard, parents, Hays S1C Will Mitchell Haire, missing, Ashby Haire, father, Creswell S2C Liston Levi Hines, dead (previously reported missing on casualty list of July 24, 1944), Mrs. Agnes Hollowell Hines, mother, 714 N. George St., Hillsboro S1C Lee Benton McKoy, USNR, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Joe McKoy, parents, Rowland GM3C Jasper Lee Murdock, USNR, missing, Daisy Adell Murdock, wife 229 N. Main St., Mooresville Corp. Ernest Perry, USMC, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Felix G. Perry, parents, 231 Burton St., Leaksville MB2C Darrell Justice Wilson, USNR, dead, (previously reported missing on casualty list 8-21-44), Mr. and Mrs. Archie Dewey Wilson, parents, 29 Moore St., Avondale Our Men and Women in Service: Sgt. Marion L. Swangin, 411 Parker St., has been decorated with an Oak Leaf Cluster to his Air Medal for “meritorious achievement” on a B-17 Flying Fortress bombing attacks on enemy Europe. A waist gunner, he is a veteran of combat missions. He formerly worked for North Carolina Theaters, Inc., before entering the Army in Feb., of 1943. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. P.L. Swangin S/Sgt. Walter W. Garrison, husband of Mrs. Cora Hall Garrison, Rte. 5, is now serving as a machinist in the metal manufacturing section of the largest air service command depot in Britain. He was formerly with Fairchild Aircraft Corp., prior to entering the serivde in December of 1942. Corp. William L. Brooks, son of James L. Brooks, Rte. 2, is now serving as a sheet metal mechanic in England. He was employed as a sheet worker by the U.S. Civil Service in Tampa, Florida before entering the service in November of 1942. Lt. Margaret B. Holmes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Holmes of Haw River is now stationed at the nation’s largest advanced glider pilot training center at S. Plains Army Air Field in Lubbock, Texas. She is stationed with the Women’s Army Corps at SPAAF, the school for invasion where she is taking part in one of the most intensive courses in the AAF training command. Prior to entering the service she was a social worker. Arthur M. Lunsford, son of Mrs. Flora Lunsford, 305 W. Davis, has received his silver aerial gunner’s wings and was promoted to the grade of corporal upon completion of the flexible gunnery course for radio men at the Yuma Army Field recently. Prior to his training there he graduated from the Radio Operators and Mechanics School at Sioux Falls, S.D. 1st Lt. Harold W. Edwards, pilot of a B-17 Flying Fortress, has been decorated with a third Oak Leaf Cluster to his Air Medal for his “meritorious achievement” on a bombing attack in enemy Europe. He was formerly employed at Rich and Thompson Funeral Service. Pfc. D.T. Councilman recently graduated from the Kingman Army Air Field flexible gunnery school at Kingman, Az. He is the son of D.M. Councilman of 310 Ruffin St. He entered the service on March 12, 1943 at Ft. Bragg. Word has been received by Mrs. John M. Thornton that her husband, Sgt. Thornton, has been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in Italy recently. He was inducted into the service on August 9, 1943 and received his boot training at Camp Blanding, Fla. He has been overseas since March of this year. Before entering the service he was employed at the E.M. Holt Plaid Mills. Word has been received that S/Sgt. Victor J. Curtis was wounded in action and is now recuperating in a hospital in England. He has been overseas since May of this year. He made his home with his brother Rufus M. Curtis, of West Davis Street, prior to entering the service. Pfc. Hobart Gordon Rich has completed the course of training in the Aviation Machinist’s Mate School at the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Memphis, Tenn., and has been promoted to this present grade. September 23, 1944 Navy Casualties: Tech. Sgt. Harold K. Hooks, USMC, wounded, Mrs. Harold K. Hooks, wife, Littleton Pfc. James R. Jamison, Jr., USMCR, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. James R. Jamison, Sr., parents, 1718 Jefferson St., Charlotte Pfc. Troy R. Jones, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Mary S. Jones, mother, Robersville September 25, 1944 Our Men and Women in Service: Pvt. Lewis E. Hall is now stationed at Camp Butler. His wife is the former Miss Francis Black of Burlington. He is the son of Mrs. W.A. Hall and the late Mr. Hall. He entered the service on November 2, 1943 and received his basic training at Camp Wheeler, Ga. He was formerly employed at Fairchild Aircraft in Burlington. Pvt. Carl Tapp, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Tapp of this city, is now attending Radio Mechanic School at Troax Field, Madison, Wisconsin. He was inducted into the Army on Jan. 6, 1944 and received basic training at Keesler Field, Miss., and gunnery training at Buckingham Army Air Field, Ft. Myers, Fla. Roger B. Mitchell, 18, Rte. 4, Burlington, is receiving his initial Naval indoctrination at the U.S. Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Ill. Edward C. Overman, 1014 Dixie Street, is receiving pre-flight training at the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center in Texas. This will prepare him for aerial instruction and duties as an air crew member in the Army Air Force. Earl R. Hensley of Elon College has been promoted to the rank of Painter Third Class (Aviation) from Seaman Second Class. Hensley is attached to a fighter place aviation training squadron in the Jacksonville station as an aircraft painter and camouflage creator. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Hensley of Elon College and is now living in Jacksonville near the naval air station with his wife, the former Clara J. Moody. Raleigh Stadley, Jr., recently spent a ten day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh Stadley, Sr., of Summerfield, Rte. 1 and sisters of Burlington. He is a Seaman Second Class in the Navy and received training at Ft. Peary, Va. Before entering the service he was employed at Long’s Finishing Mill and is now stationed at Harvey Point, N.C. Hollis Albright, S. Queen Anne St., of this city, received word that his brother Tommy of Kannapolis, was killed instantly with his captain of Aug. 2 outside of Paris, France. He received a full military funeral and was buried in Cemetery #1, in France. Other near relatives of Burlington are two aunts Mrs. Delin Hagland and Mrs. F. W. Ward and a cousin Mrs. Fred Massengill. Pvt. Dance A. Lewis recently spent an eleven day furlough at home with his wife Mrs. Hazel Lewis and daughter Jo Ann. He was inducted into the Army on March 22, 1944 and received basic training at Ft. Custer, Michigan. He is now stationed at Charleston, S.C. on M.P. Duty. His is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lewis of Mebane. Corp. Malloy D. McKinney, son of Mrs. Minnie McKinnie, 200 Beaumont Avenue, met his brother Pfc. Luther McKinney in the south Pacific in August. The brothers had not seen each other in two and a half years. Another brother, S2C Hassel Lewis met Luther in the Hawaiian Islands in August. S/Sgt. Frank Bradshaw was wounded in action in France on Aug. 7 and is now in England recuperating. He entered the service in September of 1940 from the National Guard and received training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Mrs. O.J. Paris of Graham has received word that her nephew Corp. Irving J. King has been seriously wounded in France. Before entering the service he was a professor at Harvard University. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. J.E. King who live in Leesburg, Florida. His brother, Lt. Preston King, was killed in an airplane crash two years ago. S/Sgt. Victor Curtis, brother of Rufus Curtis, Davis Street, recently was wounded in action on Aug. 17 and is now in a hospital in England. He has been overseas since May of 1944. Word has been received that Corp. George W. Pearson, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Pearson of Haw River has received the Presidential Citation for battle honors. He is a member of the First Bombardment Division which was cited for extraordinary heroism under adverse conditions in action against the enemy by leading the entire 8th Air Force into central Germany to attack vital aircraft factories. Mrs. James Picket, 802 S. Park Avenue, has received word that her husband, Pfc. Picket, was wounded in France on Aug. 6. He received the Purple Heart and is recovering. He was stationed at Ft. Jackson, S.C., before going overseas in January. Bennett Walker, Fireman First Class spent a four day leave here with his wife at 14 N. Maple. He is on duty on a supply ship and is overseas. Lt. H. F. McLendon has arrived overseas somewhere in England. He received his training on the west coast and has been stationed at Ft. Benning, Ga., and at Camp Robinson, Ark. Pfc. Harold McLendon has been overseas more than a year. He is somewhere in the Pacific zone and is with the First Marine Signal Corps. He received his training at San Diego, Calif. He and Lt. McLendon are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. E.F. McLendon, Rte. 4, Burlington. The veteran B-25 Mitchell Bomber Group to which Capt. John D. Bass of this city belongs, has been cited by the President of the U.S. for outstanding performance of duty in action against the enemy. The official recognition by the Commander-in-Chief entitles the servicemen to wear a distinguished unit badge over the right pocket of his uniform. Capt. Bass is serving as operations clerk and was formerly employed by Burlington. Hampton Taylor Moses has been commissioned a 2nd Lt., in the Army at Ft. Benning, Ga. He enlisted in the Army on April 6, 1943 and is a graduate of the high school here and of State College, Raleigh where he was an outstanding football player. The award of the second Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal and promotion to First Lieutenant has been received by Vander B. West, 20, 202 Adams Ave., of this city. Lt. West, pilot of a troop carrier squadron of the 10th A.F. is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F.B. West. He is a graduate of Burlington High School and has been a member of the armed force for 32 months. Floyd M. Burns, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Burns of Rte. 4, Burlington, has recently been promoted from the rank of private to private first class at the Marina Air Station in Cherry Point. His wife and three children are making their home at present in Goldsboro. Marine Private Claude H. Northey whose wife Mrs. Julia E. Northey lives at 101 Lakeside Avenue, Burlington, has graduated from the automotive mechanic school at Camp Lejeune. Tech/Sgt. Howard C. Barnhardt, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gurley Barnhardt, has been awarded the Air Medal while serving as a gunner on a B-24 with the 15th Army Air Force in Italy. He has flown 23 combat missions over France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Romania, Hungary and Yugoslavia. He has two brothers, Gurley, Jr., and Raymond, serving in the Navy. Sgt. William Boyd Childers has received the Purple Heart for wounds received in France on July 4. Sgt. Childers is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Childers of Gibsonville and is serving as a member of the medical detachment of the National Guard. His brother, S/Sgt. John Tom Childers, visited him twice in the hospital in England and was present when he received the Purple Heart. Victor H. Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Graham of Burlington has been promoted from sergeant to staff/sergeant in a weapons company of the 147th Infantry. He has served in the south Pacific since May 25, 1952 and has been awarded the Expert Infantryman Badge and the Bronze Star, the Pacific Asiatic Theater Ribbon for participation in the Guadalcanal campaign. 1st Lt. Harold W. Edwards of Spartenburg and Burlington has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for action as a pilot of a B-17 Flying Fortress on bombing attacks over Europe. Lt. Edwards is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.(?) K. Edwards and wears the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. He was a funeral director of Thompson funeral Service in Burlington before entering the Army in 1942. Joseph N. Bowman, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Bowman of Liberty was promoted this month from PFC to Corporal. He is now serving as an instructor at the Great Bend Army Air Field in Great Bend, Kansas. His wife is the former Alice Hutchins who now resides with Corporal Bowman at Great Bend, Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Whitesell of Burlington received word their son Sgt. Whitesell, 20, was awarded the Air Medal. Sgt. Whitesell, 20, is a veteran of heavy bombardment combat missions. He entered the Army Air Corps in March of 1943 and received training as an aviation mechanic at Seymour Johnson Field, N.C. and gunner training at Ft. Myers, Fla. He is a graduate of Elon High School and was employed by the Sun Ship and Drydock Co., as a welder, before his induction. S/Sgt. Edgeworth E. Bean, QMC, is returning this month after 58 months overseas in the Caribbean theater of operations. He will report to Ft. Bragg before visiting his family at Mebane. Sgt. Robert C. Lowe, 27, of Glen Raven, has returned home after 25 months in the Caribbean area. Pfc. Erskine E. Clayton of 610 Avon Avenue who was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon, has returned home after 28 months overseas. After 26 months of serving as a communications man in the southwest Pacific, Sgt. Kenneth B. Boland, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Boland of Washington St., has returned home. Edward Milton received his pilot’s wings and commission on Sept. 12 at Douglas, Az., and has been assigned as a pilot of a B-17 Flying Fortress with special training in Roswell, N.M. Flight Officer Milton received his basic training at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Tx. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. Milton of 208 Gilmer St. T/Sgt. Leo R. Bennett, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Bennett, has joined the Half Hundred Club by flying his fifty combat missions. He has been awarded the third Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal. He is a top turret gunner and engineer in a B-24 heavy bombardment unit. He attended Holt H.S. in Alamance and was employed by May Hosiery Mills prior to enlisting in September of 1942. Pvt. Grover Bruce Bason, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. E.(?) Bason, Rte. 1, Mebane, and Pvt. Clarence P. Enkins(?) Elkins(?), 413 Circle Drive, Burlington, have won the right to wear the wings and boots of the U.S. Army Paratroopers. They have completed four weeks of jump training at Ft. Benning, Ga., during which time they made five jumps, the last a tactical jump at night involving a combat problem on landing. Thomas E. Kinney has received the rating of aviation electrician mate third class and is now stationed in the Hawaiian Islands. He entered the Navy on Feb. 22, 1944 and receive boot training at Bainbridge, Md. His wife and son reside with Mrs. Kinney’s parents at 600 E. Davis. T-3 George M. Keck, surgical technician, 319th Medical Battalion of the 94th Infantry Division, has arrived safely in England, according to information received by his wife. He received his training at Camp Phillips, Ks., O’Reilly General Hospital in Springfield, Mo., and Camp McCain, Miss. He was employed by the May McEwen Kaiser Co., before entering the service 21 months ago. S/Sgt. Charles Marshall Hurley of Burlington was killed on Sept. 8 and Pvt. Lawrence W. Thompson of Saxapahaw was killed on an unstated date. Sgt. Hurley was stationed in England with the 8th Army Air Force. He entered the service on August. 9, 1943 and left Langley Field, Va., in June of this year for overseas duty. Surviving are his wife the former Ester Sue Warren of Burlington, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Hurley of Glencoe and one brother, Pvt. Manley B. Hurley of the Army at El Paso, Texas. Prior to entering the service he was employed at May McEwen Kaiser Hosiery Mills here and he was a member of the local Civil Air Patrol chapter. Pvt. Thompson was killed somewhere in France according to the notice received by his wife the former Alene Allen of Saxapahaw. He had been in the service since Jan. 31, 1944 and had been overseas since July. Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Jackie, and his mother Mrs. Sallie Thompson also of Saxapahaw, two brothers, Dace of Saxapahaw and Dewlon of Burlington; also two sisters, Mrs. Alene Foust of Snow Camp and Mrs. Elsie Coveney near Chapel Hill. September 27, 1944 Navy Casualties: Pfc. Frank E. Ivey, USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Frank E. Ivey, (no relation stated), High Point. Ensign James Jones, Jr., USNR, wounded, Mrs. Allie Jones, step mother, 202 W. Maplewood Avenue, Wilson, Mrs. Bessie Jordan, sister, Bailey. Torpedo Mate 1C Billy Brette Phelpps, USN, missing, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Murphy Phelps, parents, 909 N. Road St., Elizabeth City S2C James Albert Still, USNR, wounded Mrs. Nina Mae Still, wife, Kannapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Edward Still, parents, Kannapolis S2C Russell Swain, USN, wounded, Mrs. Julia Keger Swain, mother, Stokedale Pfc. Charles T. Tullock, Jr., USMCR, wounded, Mrs. Charles T. Tullock, Jr., wife, Fonda, Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Tullock, parents, 449 Dean St., Winston-Salem Pfc. Richard C. Watts, USMC, wounded, Mr. and Mrs. Garland J. Watts, parents, 129 Fairfax Avenue, Asheville Pfc. Ned H. Weavil, USMCR, wounded, Ernest B. Weavil, father, Winston-Salem Steward’s Mate 1C Davie Lee Williams, USNR, missing, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Williams, parents, 103 Halifax St., Louisberg Corp. Edward E. Dobbins, infantry, of Rockingham, has been awarded the Silver Star for heroically going to the aid of a wounded comrade. The rescue occurred on Jan. 27 in Italy. While moving with his company he was under heavy barrage from the enemy to a new position, Corp. Dobbins learned that one of his men had been seriously wounded by shell fragments. He immediately left his position of cover and went to the aid of the stricken man. “He moved dauntlessly over open terrain in the face of terrific artillery and mortar fire” his citation read. Reaching the soldier he assisted him to safety in a near by trench and again made his way over 300 yards of open territory to secure medical aid for the wounded man. September 28, 1944 Killed in Action: Asiatic Area: Pfc. Wiley A. Bullard, Lambert J. Bullard, father, Roseboro Pvt. Melvin C. Deece, Mrs. Gordie L. Deece, wife, 1420 N. Harrill St., Charlotte S/Sgt. Woodrow W. Linsey, Mrs. Doris Linsey, wife, Old Fort. Pfc. Ortho Merritt, Mrs. Annie F. Merritt, mother, 2007 Gues(?) Rd., Durham Central Pacific Area: Pfc. Clement J. Bridges, Mrs. Bertha G. Bridges, mother, Boiling Springs T/5 Alton C. Hardee, Mrs. Bianbe Hardee, mother, 900 Carrick Ave., High Point Pvt. Floyd W. Hodgins, Mrs. Emma C. Hodgins, mother, Bat Cave Pvt. Lester J. Keaton, Mrs. Lulu G. Keaton, mother, Boomer Pfc. Frank T. Most(?) Mast(?), Arther C. Most(?) Mast(?), father, Sugar Grove Sgt. John C. McNeill, Mrs. Ida C. McNeill, mother, Hamlet Pfc. Ruby G. Phillips, Mrs. Carrie D. Phillips, mother, Cameron Pfc. Charles B. Ray, Mrs. Edith A. Ray, wife, Swannanoa Pfc. Homer W. Smith, Mrs. Lenore B. Smith, mother, Rusk Pfc. Wesley F. Walker, Mrs. Leona L. Walker, mother, 212 Church St., Erlanger European Area: Pfc. Elerman(?) F. Bailey, Mrs. Mame B. Cannon, mother, Sylva 2nd Lt. Haywood E. Brantley, Mrs. Dora A. Brantley, mother, Spring Hope S/Sgt. William C. Cagle, Carlos V. Cagle, father, 1501 Randolph Ave., Goldsboro S/Sgt. Clinton W. Caldwell, Jr., Mrs. C.W. Malden(?) Sgt. Moses S. Cash, Miss Fannie C. Cash, sister, Northside Pvt. Graham B. Cavenaugh, Frank A. Cavenaugh, father, Wallace Pvt. James A. Clark, Mrs. Margaret E. Clark, wife, Waynesville Pfc. Vernon H. Cline, Zinnie W. Cline, father, Long Island Pfc. Gilkey A. Hall, Gilkey A. Hall, father, Union Mills 1st Lt. Jesse C. Huggins, Jr., Mrs. Zula B. Griffin, mother, Harrisburg 2nd Lt. Tom F. Hughes, Miss Elizabeth Hughes, sister, Cedar Grove Lt. Col. James D. Johnston, Joseph b. Johnston, father, Berium Springs S/Sgt. William L. Thomas, Mrs. Esther E. Thomas, mother, 226 College St., Oxford Corp. George H. Tyner, George R. Tyner, father, Smithfield Pvt. Murrey West, Jr., Mrs. Etta P. West, mother, Alexander Mediterranean Area: S/Sgt. Plato J. Brown, Mrs. Lillie E. Brown, mother, Statesville Pvt. Elmer E. Chambliss, Mrs. Rosa M. Chambliss, mother, Gaston T/5 Thomas A. Cooper, Jr., Mrs. Irene S. Cooper, mother, Weldon Pfc. Roosevelt Dagenhart, Mrs. Lizzie S. Dagenhart, mother, Catawba Pfc. Warren S. Goodwin, Mrs. Dessie W. Goodwin, mother, Marshville Pvt. Walter S. Harcock, Mrs. Alma M. Harcock, mother, Gilkey Pfc. Charlie E. Harper, Mrs. Grace V. Harper, mother, Winston-Salem Pfc. Preston Jacobs, Mrs. Mary Jacobs, mother, Richlands Sgt. Robert E. Reed, Mrs. Rosa Lee Reed, wife, 1701 Oak St., Greensboro Pvt. Van D. Taylor, Mrs. Bell H. Taylor, mother, Rte. 2, Bladensboro S/Sgt. Clint A. Weson, Mrs. Thelma E. Wesson, wife, Gastonia Southwest Pacific Area: Pvt. Oscar R. Chappel, Mrs. Margaret M. Chappel, Roseman Pfc. Ray H. Marion, Edward E. Marion, Pinnacle Pfc. William J. Wilson, son of Mrs. Cora T. Wilson of Elon College was killed in action in France on Aug. 27 according to a recent telegram from the War Department to his mother. He was 21 years old. Pfc. Wilson had been overseas since early April of this year when he was shipped to England. He entered the service in January of 1943 and for a time was stationed with an infantry unit at Camp Roberts, Ca., before going overseas. Surviving in addition to his mother are two sisters, Mrs. Florence Bessley of Altamahaw and Mrs. Hessie Barrington of Elon College and five brothers E.L. Wilson of Gibsonville, G.W. and Desmont Wilson of Elon College, Garnet Wilson of Burlington and Sgt. Percy G. Wilson of the USAF in China. Our Men in Service: 1st Lt. Lon P. Kircher of the U.S. Cavalry has been awarded the Silver Star Medal for gallantry in action somewhere in France on Aug. 2. Under heavy fire from the enemy he engaged a superior force and destroyed two enemy 88 mm. guns and several machine gun nests which were blocking the advance of the unit. He was injured by fragments and blinded by flash burns but continued to fire on the enemy. He is the husband of the former Miss Ghilan Hall of Burlington who is making her home with her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Hall. He entered the military service in New York in December of 1943 and received basic training and his commission at Ft. Knox, Ky., after which he was stationed at Camp Coffee and Ft. Smith, Ark. He was stationed at Camp Cook, Cal., prior to going overseas in February with the 6th Army Division. He is the son of Mrs. Frank J. Kircher of Olivia, Minn. He has rejoined his division after recovering in an English Hospital. Pvt. Gerald C. Grubb has returned home after serving two years overseas. He has received the Purple Heart for wounds received in action and also a citation. He was in combat in Africa, Sicily, and Italy. After 25 days here he will report to Florida for his next assignment. He is the son of Mrs. Effie Grubb of Goldsboro and the brother of Mrs. C.W. Lee, Mrs. E.C. Durham and Mrs. F.J. Cox all of Burlington. He was formerly employed by Foster and Tower Hosiery Mills. Pvt. Harvey L. Shue recently spent a ten day furlough with his brother and sister-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Desmond Shue. He entered the service on April 5 of this year and received basic training at Ft. McClellan, Alabama and was transferred to Ft. George G. Meade in Maryland. Before entering the service he was employed at Graber Silk Mill. Pvt. Elmer H. Martindale recently spent a ten day furlough with his wife the former Mary Elizabeth Herrring of Rte. 1, Graham. He entered the service on April 5, 1944 and received his basic training at Ft. McClellan, Alabama and was transferred to Ft. Meade, Maryland. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Martindale of Rte. 6, Burlington and before entering the service was employed at Tavora Manufacturing Co. Pvt. Elizabeth M. Allison of Rte. 6, Burlington who has been stationed at the Third Training Center of the WACs at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., has been assigned to the First WAC Training Center at Des Moines, Iowa. Pfc. John M. Thornton, Rte. 4, has been cited by his regiment of the 34th “Red Bull” Division and awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge for active participation in combat with the enemy on the Fifth Army Front in Italy. Ernest W. Hoyle has been promoted to the rank of private first class. He completed his basic training at Keesler Field, Miss., and has attended Electrical Engineering School at Chanute Field, Ill., before he was assigned to Myrtle Beach, S.C. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Hoyld. William T. Love has been promoted from the rank of sergeant to staff sergeant somewhere in England. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Love and has been overseas fifteen months. Gunner’s Mate 3C Millard Florence is home on a thirty day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Florence of Graham. He has been through four campaigns in the European theater of operations for the past 14 months. Corp. Robert W. Ivey son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude R. Ivey of 609 E. Davis was graduated this week from the Army Air Force Central Instructor’s class at Laredo Army Air field, Texas. He is a member of the AAF Training Command. He is now fully qualified to become an instructor at one of the nation’s seven aerial gunnery schools. Richard F. Anderson, Jr., son of Richard F. Anderson, owner/manager of the local Piggly Wiggly store, and Mrs. Anderson, Rte. 4, is receiving training in elementary and acrobatic flying. Prior to his enlistment in the Air Force he was a student at the University of Missouri and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. His transfer to the Lakeland Base followed completion of C.T.D. Training at the University of Vermont. F2C J.F. Ellis, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Ellis of Graham is now stationed at the amphibious training base in Little Creek, Va., having received basic training at Camp Peary, Va.
Transcribed by Christine Spencer June 2007
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