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The Men and Women in World War II from Runnels County

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Earnshaw, John W.

Pfc. John W. Earnshaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Earnshaw, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Marines, 1945, trained at Parris Island, Annapolis, Camps Pendleton and Elliott. Served in China. Awarded Victory, AT and AP Ribbons.

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Eckert, Martin

S/Sgt. Martin Eckert, Miles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. L. Eckert, Miles, graduate of Courtney High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained at Goodfellow Field, Jefferson Bks, Fla., Greensboro, N.C., Hamilton and Mather Field. Served in Hawaii. Awarded AP, Victory, AT Ribbons and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Eckert, Clarence C.

S/Sgt. Clarence C. Eckert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. L. Eckert, Miles, graduate of Miles High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camps Stewart and Robinson. Served on Okinawa and Philippines. Awarded AP, Victory Ribbons and GCM.

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Eckert, Roy D.

T/5 Roy D. Eckert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. L. Eckert, Miles, graduate of Courtney High.

Entered Army, 1941, trained at Camps Bowie, Blanding and Edwards. Served in Africa and Italy. Awarded ET, AT, Victory, Am. Def. Ribbons, GCM and Purple Heart. Killed in Action in 1943 in Italy.

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Elder, Arthur V.

S/Sgt. Arthur V. Elder, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Snow, Winters, husband of Juanita Smith, Midland, attended Goldthwaite High.

Entered Army, 1941, trained at Brooks Field, Texas, Eagle Pass, Kan. and Utah. Served on Okinawa. Awarded GCM.

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Elder, Truman H.

Pfc. Truman H. Elder, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Snow, Winters, attended Goldthwaite High.

Entered Army, 1940, trained at Ft. Sam Houston and Camp McCoy. Served in Europe. Awarded Am. Def., EAME Ribbons, Bronze Stars and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Ammons, Elijah Madison

Pfc. Elijah Madison Ammons, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Ammons, Miles, husband of Trixie Clark, Veribest, graduate of Miles High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Camp Bowie and Camp Hood, Texas. Served in Europe. Awarded GCM, EAME Ribbon, 3 Stars, Unit Cit. Discharged in 1945.

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Ellis, John Robert

Sgt. John Robert Ellis, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ellis, Norton, husband of Geneva Childers, Wingate, attended Norton High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Wolters. Served in Japan. Awarded Victory, Army of Occ. Ribbon and GCM.

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Ellis, LeRoy

Pfc. LeRoy Ellis, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ellis, Norton, attended Norton High.

Entered Army Paratroopers, 1943, trained at Sheppard Field. Served in France, England and Germany. Awarded ET Ribbon with Battle Star, GCM, AT and Victory Ribbon.

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Emmert, Billy Joe

Sgt. Billy Joe Emmert, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Emmert, Winters, husband of Melba Gerlock, Bradshaw, attended Winters High.

Entered AAC, 1941, trained at Ft. Sill, Keesler Field and Hendricks Field. Served in USA. Awarded GCM, AT and Victory Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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England, John F.

T/Sgt. John F. England, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. England, Winters, graduate of Crews High.

Entered AAC, 1943, trained at Sheppard Field. Served at Randolph Field.

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Eoff, Clois L.

S/Sgt. Clois L. Eoff, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Eoff, Winters, husband of Ila Drake, Winters, attended Victory High.

Entered Army, 1941, trained at Camps Bowie, Adair and Shelby. Served in Philippines and Japan. Awarded AP, PL Ribbons with 2 Stars, Exp. Inf. Badge and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Ernst, Fred E.

AEM 2/c Fred E. Ernst, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elo H. Ernst, Rowena, attended St. Joseph High.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained in San Diego, Alameda, Oakland Calif. Served in Honolulu, Philippines and Guam. Awarded GCM, AP Ribbon and Bar. Discharged in 1946.

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Erwin, Ralph J.

1st Lt. Ralph J. Erwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Erwin, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Marines, 1942, trained at San Diego and Quantico, Va. Served in New Zealand, Solomons, Bougainville, Hawaii. Awarded AP, AT and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Esmond, Thomas M.

Maj. Thomas M. Esmond, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Esmond, Ballinger, husband of Glenna Boyd, Lubbock, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered AAC, 1941, trained at Perrin Field, Lubbock AAF, Coleman, Tex. Served in Pacific Area. Awarded Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Air Medal with 6 OLC, AP, Amer. Def. Ribbons and 3 Battle Stars. Wounded Central Pacific, 1943. Discharged in 1945.

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Eubanks, Elma L.

1st Lt. Elma L. Eubanks, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Gooch, Winters, husband of Leo White, Winters, attended TCU.

Entered Army, 1940, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Kelly Field, Victory Field, Randolph, Ellington and Liberal Flds.

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Eubanks, Cecil Weldon

MM 2/c Cecil Weldon Eubanks, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Eubanks, Goldsboro, husband of Billie Kinney, Lawn.

Entered Navy, 1943, trained at Camps Perry and Endicott. Served in Hawaii and Okinawa. Awarded AP, Victory Ribbon and Battle Star. Discharged in 1946.

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Eubanks, Clarence J.

Pfc. Clarence J. Eubanks, son of W. H. Eubanks, Goldsboro, attended Harmony School.

Entered Army, 1941, trained at Aberdeen, Md. and Barksdale, La. Served in Europe. Awarded ET Ribbon and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Eubanks, Howard A.

MM 1/c Howard A. Eubanks, son of W. H. Eubanks, Lawn, husband of Merle Fairey, Winters, attended Crews School.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained at Camp Peary, Va. and Providence, R.I. Served in Europe and Pacific Theater. Awarded GCM, AT, AP, PL, ET Ribbon with Bronze Star and Pres. Cit. Discharged in 1945.

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Evans, Robert W.

Cpl. Robert W. Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Evans, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Camp Wolters. Served in Japan.

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In Memoriam
A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Awards and Badges

GCM - Good Conduct Medal
Bronze Arrowhead
ET Ribbon
AT Ribbon
American Defense Ribbon
Victory Ribbon
Combat Inf. Badge
Expert Rifleman Badge
Presidential Unit Citation
Silver Star
Bronze Star
Battle Star
PL Ribbon
Jap. Occupation. Ribbon
German Occupation Ribbon
Army Occupation. Ribbon
Purple Heart
AP - Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal
EAME - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal
Letter of Commendation

Medals of the US Army
Service Ribbons of the US Army

US ARMY AWARDS, DECORATIONS, CAMPAIGN & SERVICE MEDALS

Paradise Lost A Tribute to the heroes of Pearl Harbor