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Baca, Bill, Jr.

Sgt. Bill Baca Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Baca, Miles, husband of Vesta Lee McDaniel, attended Miles High.

Entered AAC 1943, trained in Fla. and Texas. Awarded GCM and AT Ribbon. Discharged in 1946.

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Baca, J. D.

T/Sgt. J. D. Baca, Miles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Baca, Miles, husband of Lena Makowsky, graduate of Miles High.

Entered AAC 1942, trained in Texas and Colo. Served in England. Awarded EAME, 3 Bronze Stars, Air Medal, 1 Silver Star and 4 OLC. Discharged in 1945.

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Baca, Louis C., Jr.

Cpl. Louis C. Baca Jr., Rt. 1, Box 26, Miles, son of Louis Baca, Miles, husband of Loreen Farmer, attended Bank High.

Entered AAC 1942, trained in Ga. and Texas. Served in European Theater. Awarded GCM, ET Ribbon with 5 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Bagwell, Roy W.

Cpl. Roy W. Bagwell, Rt. 1, Wingate, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Bagwell, Wingate, attended Wingate High.

Entered AAC 1943, trained in Texas, Mo. and Fla. Served in Africa and Egypt. Discharged in 1946.

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Baker, Albert Porter

PFC Albert Porter Baker, Rt. 2, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Bridwell, Ballinger, husband of La. Vierne Pope, attended Crews High.

Entered Army 1945, trained at Camp Hood, Texas. Served in Japan.

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Baker, Doyle S.

Pfc Doyle S. Baker, 400 5th St., Ballinger, son of J. E. Baker, Ballinger, attended Runnels Co. Schools.

Entered Army 1943, trained at Camp Swift, Texas. Served in European Theater. Awarded EAME, 4 Bronze Stars, GCM and Victory Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Baker, Roy E.

Cpl. Roy E. Baker, Rt. 2, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Baker, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered AAC 1942, trained in Fla. and Mo. Served in India and Burma. Awarded AT, AP with 2 Bronze Stars, GCM and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Baker, Eugene S.

Sgt. Eugene S. Baker, Box 744, Winters, son of Herman Baker, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Army 1942, trained in Tx., La., and Calif. Served in European Theater. Awarded GCM, Victory, AT with 5 Battle Stars and ET Ribbon with 1 Bronze Arrowhead. Discharged in 1945.

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Balkum, Wilmer R.

Sgt. Wilmer R. Balkum, 807 7th, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Balkum, husband of Gene Fae Duke, attended Miles High.

Entered Army 1940, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Served in European Theater. Awarded GCM, AT, Am. Def., E.T. with 5 Battle Stars, Pres. Cit. and Purple Heart. Wounded in Germany 1944. Discharged in 1946.

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Ball, John H., Sr.

Pfc John H. Ball Sr., Rt. 1, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Ball, Kerman, Calif., husband of Janie Rampy, graduate of Bradshaw High.

Entered Marines 1944, trained in San Diego. Served in Aleutians. Awarded GCM and Marksmanship Badge. Discharged in 1945.

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Ballew, Delbert N.

S 1/c Delbert N. Ballew, 1007 Houston, Plainview, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ballew, Winters, attended Mazeland School.

Entered Navy 1944, trained in Calif. Served on USS St. Louis, Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Philippines and China Sea. Discharged in 1946.

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Ballew, James A.

MM 3/c James A. Ballew, 1007 Houston, Plainview, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ballew, Winters, attended Mazeland School.

Entered Navy 1942, trained in Calif. Served on USS Harris, Aleutians, New Caledonia, Fiji, New Zealand, Admiraltys, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Peleliu, Carolines, Guam and Okinawa. Discharged in 1945.

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Barnes, Frank L.

F/O Frank L. Barnes, 117 6th, Ballinger, son of Mrs. Clemmie Barnes, Ballinger, husband of Rena B. Anderson, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered AAC 1941, trained in Texas and Ga. Served in EAME. Awarded Am. Def., GCM, Pres. Unit Cit., AT and ET Ribbon with 1 Battle Star. Wounded in plane crash in Libia 1944. Discharghed in 1945.

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Barney, Gladys Pruser

1st Lt. Gladys V. (Pruser) Barney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gustav A. Pruser, wife of Floyd P. Barney, graduate of Winters High and Hendrick Mem. Hosp.

Entered ANC 1942, trained in Ark., Ga. and Texas. Served in Scotland, England, Belgium and France. Awarded ET Ribbon with 2 Battle Stars and AT Ribbon. Discharged in 1946.

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Barrett, Robert Browning

Y 3/c Robert Browning Barrett, son of Mrs. R. B. Barrett, Austin, husband of Loys M. Thomas, graduate of Miles High.

Entered Naval Reserve 1942, trained in San Diego and Washington, D.C. Served in Australia. Awarded AP Ribbon. Discharged in 1944.

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Barrett, Scott W.

S 1/c Scott W. Barrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Barrett of Norton, graduate of Norton High.

Entered Navy 1944, trained in Calif. Served in Pacific. Awarded AP, 1 Star, AT, PL and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Barrett, Travis M.

T/Sgt. Travis M. Barrett, Box 322, Norton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Barrett, Norton, husband of Willadeen Browning, graduate of Norton High.

Entered AAC 1940, trained in Texas, Ill., Wash., Ala., and Calif. Served in USA and Puerto Rico. Awarded Am. Def. Ribbon and GCM. Discharged and re-enlisted in 1945.

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Barrett, Wilbur M.

Cpl. Wilbur M. Barrett, Box 333, Miles, son of R. B. Barrett, Austin, attended Miles High.

Entered Army 1942, trained in Texas, Calif., Neb., and Ill. Served on Iwo Jima. Awarded AT, Victory, AP and GCM. Discharged in 1946.

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Bartlett, Bob M.

Pvt. Bob M. Bartlett, Box 555, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Bartlett, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Army 1946, trained at Ft. Bliss, Texas and Ft. Lawton, Washington. Served in Hawaii.

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Bartlett, Maurice V.

AM 2/c Maurice V. Bartlett, Box 555, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Bartlett, Ballinger, graduate Ballinger High.

Entered Navy 1942, trained in Chicago, R.I., Ind., and Fla. Served on Guam. Awarded AT and AP Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Batchelor, Orbra Rayford

BM 1/c Orbra Rayford Batchelor, 207 6th, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Batchelor, Ballinger, attended Chico High.

Entered Navy 1942, trained in San Diego. Served in Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific. Awarded AT, AP Ribbon with 8 Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Batts, Wilbourn M.

M/Sgt. Wilbourn M. Batts, Rt. 1, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Batts, Ballinger, attended John Tarleton Jr. College.

Entered AAF 1941, trained in Calif., Texas and Colorado. Served in Canada, Mexico, C. and S. America, West Indies, and SW Pacific. Awarded GCM, Am. Def., AT, AP, 5 Bronze Stars, PL, and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Batts, William D.

2nd Lt. William D. Batts, Rt. 1, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Batts, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army 1943, trained in Fla., Ohio and Texas. Discharged in 1945.

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Baumann, Herman R.

Cpl. Herman R. Baumann, Box 394, Miles, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Neumann, Miles, husband of Roxie Balkum, attended Miles High.

Entered Army 1942, trained at Sheppard Field, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah. Discharged in 1943.

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Baumann, Herndon H.

AO 2/e Herndon H. Baumann, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Neumann, Miles, husband of Margaret McDaniel, attended Miles High.

Entered Navy 1942, trained at Shoemaker, Calif. Served on Guam and Pacific. Awarded AP Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Baxter, Bettie Jo

Cadet Nurse Bettie Joe Baxter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Baxter, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered CNC 1944, trained at Shannon Mem. Hospital, San Angelo.

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Baxter, J. H. Jr.

Pfc J. H. Baxter, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Baxter, 410 Hutchins, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered AAC 1945, trained at Sheppard Field, Texas and Utah. Served in Pacific and Japan.

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Baxter, Orval E.

S/Sgt. Orval E. Baxter, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Baxter, 410 Hutchins, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Army Cavalry 1936, trained at Ft. Clark, Texas and Washington. Served in Pacific and European Theater. Awarded GCM, ET Ribbon with 5 Battle Stars and Combat Inf. Badge. Discharged in 1945.

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Baxter, Ray L.

PO 3/c Ray L. Baxter, 410 Hutchins, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Baxter, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Navy 1941, trained in San Diego. Served in Pacific on USS Teal and USS Shangri-La. Awarded Unit Cit., AT, AP and Am. Def. Ribbons. Wounded in Aleutians, 1943.

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Beach, Bernard A.

T/5 Bernard A. Beach, son of Mrs. Marie Beach, Rowena, attended St. Joseph's,

Entered Army 1944, trained at Camp Hood, Texas. Served in Germany and France. Awarded ET Ribbon.

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Beach, Norbert P.

S/Sgt. Norbert P. Beach, Box 142, Rowena, son of Mrs. Marie Beach, Rowena, attended St. Boniface.

Entered Army (Paratroops) 1942, trained Camp Wolters, Texas, Ft. Benning, Ga. and Ft. Bragg, NC. Served in EAME. Awarded GCM, ET Ribbon with 4 Battle Stars and Combat Inf. Badge. Discharged in 1945.

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Beach, Rupert J.

S/Sgt. Rupert J. Beach, son of Mrs. Marie Beach, Rowena, husband of Adeline Halfmann, attended St. Mary's.

Entered Army 1944, trained at Ft. Bliss, Camp Maxey, Texas and Camp Gruber, Okla. Served in Germany. Awarded Pres. Cit., ET, 2 Battle Stars, Occ., Victory Ribbon, GCM and Combat Inf. Badge. Discharged in 1946.

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Beard, Ardis D.

S/Sgt. Ardis D. Beard, 509 3rd, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Beard, Ballinger, graduate of Thomas Jefferson, San Antonio.

Entered Army 1942, trained at Kelly Field, Texas. Served in European Theater. Awarded GCM, Bronze Arrowhead, ET Ribbon and 4 Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Beard, George M.

Cpl. George M. Beard, 1502 Anson, Abilene, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Beard, Ballinger, husband of Ruthie Faye Patton, graduate of Ballinger High; attended HSU.

Entered ARmy 1940, trained in Texas, Florida and Massachusetts. Served in USA. Awarded Am. Def., GCM and Victory Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Beard, James P.

T/Sgt. James P. Beard, E. 12th, San Angelo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Beard, Ballinger, husband of Joyce Ashe, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered AAC 1943, trained in Texas, Illinois, and Arizona. Served with 15th AF in Italy. Awarded Air Medal, 1 Cluster, ET, 6 Battle Stars, GCM, Am. Def. and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Bell, Clifton Jones

CM 3/c Clifton Jones Bell, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Bell, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Navy 1943, trained in California. Served in Asiatic Pacific. Awarded Am. Def., AP, AT and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Benson, Martin H.

Cpl. Martin H. Benson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Benson, Winters, husband of Virginia Elliott, attended Winters High.

Entered Army 1942, trained in Calif., NC., KY, and NY. Served in Italy. Awarded EAME, 4 Bronze Stars, Victory, GCM and Combat Inf. Badge. Discharged in 1945.

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Berrey, Hilliard Kay

Pfc Hilliard Kay Berrey, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kay Berrey, Norton, graduate of Norton High, attended Howard Payne College.

Entered AAC 1942, trained in Colorado, S.D., and Texas. Served in USA. Discharged in 1946.

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Berrey, Jean Ray

Sgt. Jean Ray Berrey, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kay Berrey, Norton, graduate of Norton High.

Entered Army 1941, trained in Texas. Served in England, France and Germany. Awarded GCM, Victory and ET Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Berry, Marion A.

Pfc Marion A. Berry, Rt. 2, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Berry, Crews, husband of JoAnna Ware, attended Crews High.

Entered AAC 1942, trained in California and Florida. Served in England with 8th AF. Awarded ET Ribbon with 3 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Berry, Ronald Hoyt

MoMM 3/c Ronald Hoyt Berry, 798 9th, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Berry, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Navy 1945, trained San Diego. Served in Philippines. Awarded Letter of Commendation, AP, Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Best, Robert J., Jr.

MoM M2/c Robert J. Best Jr., 808 13th, Ballinger, son of Mrs. Robert Best, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Navy 1943, trained in San Diego and on USS Baretta AN41. Served on Saipan, Palan, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Japan. Awarded AT and AP Ribbons with 5 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1946.

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Bilbrey, Alvin L.

Alvin L. Bilbrey, 1774 N. Oaks, San Angelo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dee Bilbery, Ballinger, husband of Nelda Hobson, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Army 1940, trained in Texas, Florida, Mass. and Va. Served EAME. Awarded Am. Def., AT, Combat Inf. Badge, GCM, EAME with 5 Battle Stars, Pres. Unit Cit., and Purple Heart. Wounded Italy 1944. Discharged in 1945.

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Binder, Edmund J.

S/Sgt. Edmund J. Binder, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Binder, Jr., Rowena, attended Sweet Home School.

Entered Army Ground Forces 1942, trained in Arkansas and Oregon. Served in Italy and Africa. Awarded GCM, Bronze Star Medal, EAME Ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars and Combat Inf. Badge. Discharged in 1945.

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Binder, William J.

S/Sgt. William J. Binder, son of J. J. Binder, Jr., Rowena, attended Sweet Home School.

Entered Army Ground Forces 1944, trained at Camp Hood, Texas and Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Served in Pacific and Philippines. Awarded Bronze Star Medal, GCM, AP Ribbon and Combat Inf. Badge.

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Bishop, A. J., Jr.

S/Sgt. A. J. Bishop, Jr., Rt. 4, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bishop, Winters, attended NTSTC.

Entered Army 1944, trained Camp Fannin, Texas. Served in France and Germany. Awarded GCM, Victory, Army Occ. and ET Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star. Discharged in 1946.

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Boatright, Gaston

Sgt. Gaston Boatright, Rt. 2, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Boatright, Winters, husband of Dorothy Fichal, attended Winters High.

Entered Army 1941, trained at Camp Roberts, Calif., and Camp Hood, Texas. Served in EAME. Awarded GCM, Victory, EAME with 5 Battle Stars and Am. Def. Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Boatright, Mike D. T.

MoMM 3/c Mike D.T. Boatright, Rt. 2, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Boatright, Winters, graduate of Crews High.

Entered Navy 1944, trained in San Diego, Calif. Served on USS Gasconade, transporting troops to China and Japan. Awarded AP, AT and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Boatright, Ted D.

Pvt. Ted D. Boatright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Boatright, Rt. 2, Winters, husband of Evelyn Babb, attended Crews High.

Entered Army 1943, trained at Camp Howze, Texas and Camp Claiborne, La. Awarded Victory Ribbon and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Boles, Monroe W.

S 1/c Monroe W. Boles, Rt. 1, Novice, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Boles, Winters, husband of Arlene Schwartz, attended Winters High.

Entered Seabees 1945, trained in San Diego. Served on Guam with 56th NCB and Hawaii. Discharged in 1946.

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Book, Herbert J.

Pfc. Herbert J. Book, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Book, Miles, graduate of Miles High.

Entered Army 1945, trained at Camp Hood, Texas. Served in USA.

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Book, Richard H.

Sgt. Richard H. Book, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Book, Miles, graduate of Miles High.

Entered Army 1944, trained at Camp Roberts, Calif. Served in Pacific. Awarded PL, AP, 1 Bronze Star, GCM, Army Occ. and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Boatright, Wilson C.

T/5 Wilson C. Boatright, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Y. Boatright, Miles.

Entered Army 1945, trained at Camp Hood and Camp Maxey, Texas. Served in Japan and Philippines. Awarded GCM.

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Borders, Thomas E.

1st Sgt. Thomas E. Borders, 103 N. 6th, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Borders, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Army 1939, trained in Ga. and NC. Served in USA and EAME. Awarded 9 Battle Stars, Bronze Star Medal, GCM, Victory and ET Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Bradshaw, Charles E.

MoMM 1/c Charles E. Bradshaw, 1001 70th, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bradshaw, Ballinger, husband of Gladys Jones, attended Union High.

Entered Coast Guard 1942, trained in NY and Conn. Served in EAME. Awarded ET Ribbon with 2 Stars, GCM, Victory and AT Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Bradshaw, John D.

Sgt. John D. Bradshaw, 500 Seally, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bradshaw, Ballinger, husband of Anna Jean Morgan, attended Bethel High.

Entered Army 1943, trained in Texas, La. and Calif. Served in European Theater and Philippines. Awarded GCM, ET, 1 Star AP, AT, Victory Ribbons and Combat Inf. Badge. Discharged in 1946.

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Brandon, Roland K.

Pfc. Roland K. Brandon, 1001 10th, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Brandon, Winters, husband of Ona Jones, attended Winters High.

Entered Army, 1940, trained in Texas, Fla. and Mass. Served in EAME. Awarded Combat Inf. Badge, Purple HEart, GCM, Victory, ET with 2 Battle Stars, Am. Def. and AT Ribbons. Wounded in Italy, 1943. Discharged in 1945.

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Brannon, Thurman O. (Bob)

T/Sgt. Thurman O. (Bob) Brannon, Wingate, son of Mrs. Mary Brannon, Wingate, husband of Marie Dean, attended Wingate High.

Entered AAC 1942, trained in Texas, Miss. and Calif. Served in Asiatic Pacific. Awarded 1 Overseas Bar, AP with 3 Bronze Stars, PL, 2 Bronze Battle Stars, Air Medal, 3 Clusters and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Broxon, Gilvin C.

S/Sgt. Gilvin C. Broxon, Box 75, Miles, son of Mrs. Minnie Smith, Miles, husband of Christine Dodd, graduate of Miles High.

Entered AAC 1939, trained in Texas and Kansas. Awarded GCM and Am. Def. Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Bredemeyer, Charles E.

S 1/c Charles E. Bredemeyer, Box 191, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Bredemeyer, Winters, husband of June LaVerne Haley, attended Winters High.

Entered Navy 1942, trained in San Diego, Va. and Fla. Served in Aleutians, Alaska, and S. Pacific. Awarded AT and AP Ribbons with 2 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Bredemeyer, Frederick W.

F 1/c Frederick W. Bredemeyer, Rt. 1,Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Bredemeyer, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Navy 1944, trained in Calif. Served in Japan. Awarded AP, AT and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Bridwell, Willie E.

Cpl. Willie E. Bridwell, Rt. 2, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Bridwell, Amarillo

Entered Army 1942, trained at Ft. Warren, Wyo. Served in China, Burma and India. Awarded GCM, 2 Battle Stars, AP, Victory and AT Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Briggs, James Fred

S/Sgt. James Fred Briggs, Box 123, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Briggs, Winters, husband of Frances Powell.

Entered Army 1941, trained in Texas, Ill. and S.D. Discharged in 1945.

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Briley, Garland W.

S 1/c Garland W. Briley, Rt. 2, Wingate, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Guy, Wingate, husband of Lucille Voss, graduate of Wingate High.

Entered Navy 1945, trained in San Diego. Served aboard ship. Discharged in 1946.

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Briley, Linzie C.

S 1/c Linzie C. Briley, Rt. 2, Wingate, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Guy, Wingate, husband of Veda Wheat, graduate of Wingate High.

Entered Navy 1944, trained at Great Lakes, Ill., Mo. and Calif. Served in USA. Discharged in 1945.

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Briley, Homer, Jr.

Pfc. Homer Briley, Jr., Rt. 3, Winters, son of Mr. H. Briley of Winters, husband of Pauline Dewees, attended Winters High.

Entered Army 1942, trained in Texas and Georgia. Served in European Theater. Awarded EAME, 4 Bronze Stars and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Briley, Watson C.

Pvt. Watson C. Briley, Rt. 3, Winters, son of Mr. H. Briley of Winters, husband of Willie Lois Blackwood, attended Winters High.

Entered Army 1945, trained at Ft. Sill, Okla. Discharged in 1946.

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Briley, W. J.

S 1/c W. J. Briley, Rt. 3, Winters, son of Mr. H. Briley, Winters, graduated Winters High.

Entered Navy 1945, trained at NTC, San Diego. Served on USS Cassin Young (DD-793) and USS Porterfield (DD-682). Awarded AT, AP and Victory Ribbon. Discharged in 1946.

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Briley, Robert L., Jr.

SC 1/c Robert L. Briley, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Briley, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Navy 1942, trained in Calif. and Idaho. Served on LST in Pacific and on Okinawa. Awarded AP, AT, PL, GCM and 3 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1946.

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Broadstreet, Harvie L.

F 2/c Harvie L. Broadstreet, Rt. 3, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie F. Broadstreet, Hatchel, attended Winters High.

Entered Navy 1941, trained in San Diego. Served in Hawaii and Aleutians on USS Alden. Discharged in 1943.

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Broadstreet, Joe A.

S/Sgt. Joe A. Broadstreet, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Broadstreet, Hatchel, attended Hatchel High.

Entered Army 1936, trained in Texas and Wis. Served in European Theater. Awarded Purple Heart, Pres. Cit., Silver Star, ET with 5 Battle Stars, Am. Def., GCM. Wounded in Germay in 1944. Re-enlisted in 1945.

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Brookshier, Rodney Gordon

CM 1/c Rodney Gordon Brookshier, Rt. 2, Talpa, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arch Brookshier, Talpa, husband of Louise Foreman, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Seabees 1942, trained in R.I. and Calif. Served on Guadalcanal, New Guinea, Admiraltys and Japan. Awarded AT and AP Ribbons with 3 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Brookshire, E. W.

Sgt. E. W. Brookshire, Ballinger.

Entered Army 1942. Served in Italy. Awarded ET Ribbon with 1 Battle Star, and Purple Heart. Wounded in Italy in 1944. Discharged in 1944.

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Brown, Aubrey C.

Pvt. Aubrey C. Brown, Rt. 2, Ballinger, son of Mrs. Minnie Brown, Ballinger, husband of Marion Carbo, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Army 1942, trained at Sheppard Field, Texas and Ga. Served in England. Awarded GCM, AT, and ET Ribbons.

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Brown, Herman F.

Pfc.Herman F. Brown, Rt. 2, Ballinger, son of Mrs. Minnie Brown, Ballinger, husband of Susie Wren, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Army 1943, trained at Camp Crowder, Mo. Awarded GCM and AT Ribbon. Discharged in 1946.

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Brown, Jimmie E.

Sgt. Jimmie E. Brown, Rt. 2, Ballinger, son of Mrs. Minnie Brown, Ballinger, husband of Rhoda Rigby, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Army 1940, trained at Ft. Lewis, Wash., Kan., and Texas. Served in Germany. Awarded Am. Def., GCM, ET Ribbon with Battle Star and AT Ribbon. Wounded in 1944. Discharged in 1945.

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Brown, Caleb S., Jr.

M/Sgt. Caleb S. Brown, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Brown, Lawn, husband of Maxie Seals, graduate of Abilene High, attended NTAC.

Entered Army 1944, trained at Camp Hood, Texas. Served in Korea and Phil. Awarded GCM, Victory, Am. Def., AP and PL Ribbons.

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Brown, Edgar L.

Cpl. Edgar L. Brown, Rt. 1, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Brown, Winters, graduate of Spade High.

Entered Army 1942, trained at Ft. Bliss, Texas and Camp Bowie, Texas. Served in France and Germany. Awarded GCM, Victory, ET, 2 Battle Stars, German Occ. and AT Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Brown, Robert C.

Pfc. Robert C. Brown, Rt. 1, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Brown, Winters, graduate of Norton High.

Entered AAF 1945, trained at Sheppard Field, Texas, Pa. and Va. Awarded GCM.

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Brown, Dayle H.

T/Sgt. Dayle H. Brown, Box 401, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Brown, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered AAF 1941, trained in Colo. and Calif. Served in England. Awarded Air Medal, Cluster, AT, ET with 3 Battle Stars, and Pres. Unit Cit. Discharged in 1945.

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Brown, Homer C.

T/Sgt. Homer C. Brown, Box 321, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edd Brown, Hodge, La., husband of Corene Stuart, graduate Jonesboro High.

Entered Army 1941, trained at Camp Bowie, Texas and Camp Polk, La. Served in Italy. Awarded Purple Heart Posthumously. Killed in action in 1944.

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Brown, James Clifford

Pfc. James Clifford Brown, Box 653, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Brown, husband of Bernice Bradberry, attended Winters High.

Entered Army 1945, trained at Camp Roberts, Calif. Served in Korea.

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Brown, Marion E.

Cpl. Marion E. Brown, Box 51, Carlsbad, NM., son of Mrs. T.P. Brown, Ballinger, husband of Mary Dell Murphy, attended Ballinger High.

Entered AAC 1942, trained in Texas and Utah. Served in Scotland and England. Awarded ET Ribbon and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Brown, Edgar Joe

Lt. (j.g.) Edgar Joe Brown, Box 573, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Bryan, Ballinger, graduated Ballinger High.

Entered Navy 1942, trained in Texas, Calif., Kan., Fla. and Ga. Served in Hawaii. Awarded AT, AP and Victory Ribbons.

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Bryan, Steve M.

SM 1/c Steve M. Bryan, Box 573, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Bryan, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Naval Res. 1942, trained at Great Lakes, Ill. Served in Atlantic and Pacific. Awarded AP, 9 Stars, PL, 2 Stars, Victory, AT Ribbons and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Bryan, Ira L.

Sgt. Ira L. Bryan, Rt. 3, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Bryan, Norton, husband of Inez Martin, graduate of Norton High.

Entered AAC 1942, trained in Texas. Served in Philippines, Okinawa and Japan. Awarded GCM, AP, 1 Battle Star, PL, 1 Battle Star, Victory and AT Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Bryan, William Curtis

1st Lt. William Curtis Bryan, 704 Harris, Ballinger, son of Mrs. Vivian Bryan, Ft. Worth, husband of Mae Moore, graduate of John Tarleton and Texas U.

Entered Army 1942, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas, Ga. and S.C. Served in Italy and France. Awarded Bronze Arrowhead, ET Ribbon and 7 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Bryant, Billy J.

PhM Billy Jant, Box 662, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Bryant, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Navy 1943, trained in San Diego and Oakland, Calif. Served on Guam and Korea.

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Bryant, Walter M.

S/Sgt. Walter M. Bryant, Rt. 2, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Bryant, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army 1944, trained at Camp Fannin, Texas. Served in Germany. Re-enlisted.

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Buchanan, Lloyd T.

Pfc. Lloyd T. Buchanan, son of Mrs. Earl Buchanan, Rowena, attended Cistern School.

Entered Marines 1945, trained at Parris Island, S.C. and Oeanside, Calif.

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Bulsterbaum, Joe F.

Cpl. Joe F. Bulsterbaum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bulsterbaum, Winters, attended Lamesa High.

Entered Marines 1943, trained at San Diego and Hawaii. Awarded AP and Jap. Occ. Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Burger, Charles R.

Pfc. Charles R. Burger, Box 31, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burger, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army 1945, trained at Camp Hood, Texas. Served in Germay Army of Occ.

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Burk, J. P.

Pfc. J. P. Burk, Box 524, Ballinger, son of the late Rev. and Mrs. John Burk, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army 1940, trained in Texas, Fla. and Mass. Served in EAME. POW for 18 months. Awarded Am.Def., AT, EAME, GCM and Combat Inf. Badge. Discharged in 1945.

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Burks, James W.

S 2/c James W. Burks, 309 13th, Ballinger, son of Mrs. S. W. Burks, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Navy 1945, trained in San Diego, Mare Island and Treasure Island, Calif. Discharged in 1946.

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Burks, W. L.

NAC W. L. Burks, 309 13th, Ballinger, son of Mrs. S. W. Burks, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Navy 1944, trained in La., Texas, and Calif.

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Burks, Oscar Chester

S 2/c Oscar Chester Burks, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Burks, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Navy 1945, trained in San Diego. Served in SW Pacific.

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Burks, Sanford R.

Pvt. Sanford R. Burks, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Burks, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Army 1941, trained in N.M. Served in Philippines. Awarded Purple Heart Posthumously, AP, and AT Ribbons. Killed in action in SW Pacific.

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Burrell, Cecil E.

S/Sgt. Cecil E. Burrell, 224 W. 27th, San Angelo, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Burrell, San Angelo, graduate of Miles High.

Entered Air Corps. Served in England.

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Burris, George Leroy

MM 2/c George Leroy Burris, 208 6th, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Burris, Ballinger, husband of Mildred Burks, attended Paint Rock School.

Entered Navy 1943, trained in Va. and R.I. Served in Atlantic and Okinawa. Awarded AP and AT Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Burris, O. D.

MM 3/c O. D. Burris, 208 6th, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Burris, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Navy 1944, trained in San Diego and Camp Endicott, R.I. Served in Aleutians. Awarded Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Busher, Vincent M.

Sgt. Vincent M. Busher, Rt. 2 Box 91, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Busher, Winters, husband of Margrete Kennedy, attended Winters High.

Entered Army 1941, trained in Mo. and Ark. Served in European Theater with Patton's Third Army. Discharged in 1945.

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Bushong, Arvel L.

Pfc. Arvel L. Bushong, 203 4th, Ballinger, son of Mrs. Carrol Boatright, Ballinger, attended Corsicana State Orphan Home.

Entered Army 1943, trained in Okla., Ill. and Pa. Served Italy, France and Germany. Awarded AT, ET, GCM and Purple Heart. Killed in action in Luxembourg, 1945.

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Byler, George Wagner

S/Sgt. George Wagner Byler, Rt. 2, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hamp Byler, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Army 1940, trained at Camp Bowie, Texas and Ft. Dix, N.J. Served in European Theater. Awarded Air Medal, OLC and Purple Heart. Killed in action in Germany 1945.

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Bynum, James A.

Radarman 2/c James A. Bynum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bynum, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Navy 1943, trained in San Diego. Served in Asiatic Pacific. Awarded Comm. Ribbon, Victory, AP with 2 Stars, PL and Am.Def. Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Bynum, Melton A.

Pfc. Melton A. Bynum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe A. Bynum, Ballinger, attended Miles High.

Entered Army 1945, trained at Camp Hood and San Antonio, Texas. Served in Philippines and Japan. Awarded AP with Battle Star, Victory Ribbon and GCM. Re-enlisted in 1946.

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Bynum, Nolan C.

S 2/c Nolan C. Bynum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe A. Bynum, Ballinger, attended Ballinger Jr. High. Entered Navy 1945, trained in San Diego. Served in Pacific aboard a Carrier. Awarded Victory, AP and Am.Def. Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Byrd, Roland D., Jr.

Pfc. Roland D. Byrd, Jr., 25 West 14th, San Angelo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Byrd, San Angelo, husband of Edna Wood, attended Robert Lee High.

Entered Army 1940, trained in Texas, Fla., Mass., and N.J. Served in EAME. Awarded EAME, 5 Bronze Stars, 1 Bronze Arrowhead, Am.Def. Ribbon and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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American Defense Ribbon
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