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The Men and Women in World War II from Runnels County

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Ischar, Eugene Melvin

Pvt. Eugene Melvin Ischar, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. Ischar, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas. Served in Pacific, Philippines and Korea. Awarded AT, AP, PL Ribbons with 1 Battle Star and Army of Occ.

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Jackson, Lawrence

S/Sgt. Lawrence Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Jackson, Ballinger, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Army, 1943, trained at Denver, Colo. and Orlando, Fla. Served in Marianas. Awarded AP and AT Ribbons with 1 Star. Discharged in 1946.

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Jacob, Herbert E.

Pfc. Herbert E. Jacob, son of Mr. and MRs. Herman Jacob, Winters, husband of Evelyn Michalewicz, Olfen, attended Eagle Branch.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, San Angelo, Amarillo, Texas. Served in USA. Discharged in 1943.

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Jacob, Otis K.

SK 2/c Otis K. Jacob, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. K. Jacob, Ballinger, husband of Mildred Fulcher, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1943, trained in San Diego. Served in New Hebries. Awarded AP Ribbon and AT Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Jacob, Walter H.

S/Sgt. Walter H. Jacob, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Jacob, Winters, attended Eagle Branch School.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Camp Roberts, Calif., Camp Pickett, Va.. Served in EAME Theater. Awarded Purple Heart, Com. Inf. Badge, GCM, EAME Ribbon with 8 Battle Stars, Bronze Star, Croix de Guerre with Palm and Pres. Cit. Wounded in Italy, 1944. Discharged in 1945.

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Janca, Albert E.

Sgt. Albert E. Janca, son of Mrs. Helen Janca, Rowena, attended Rowena School.

Entered Army, 1944, trained in Little Rock, Ark. Served in Okinawa and Korea. Awarded Combat Inf. Badge and AP Ribbon.

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Jeffreys, Eldon Lee

Cox. Eldon Lee Jeffreys, son of Mrs. E. E. Jeffreys, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1943, trained in San Diego. Served in Pacific. Awarded AP Ribbon and 13 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Jeffreys, Truman O.

Capt. Truman O. Jeffreys, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Jeffreys, Winters, husband of Bette Means, Dallas, graduate of Winters High.

Entered AAC, 1939, trained at Chanute Field, Hicks Field, Goodfellow Field, and Turner Field. Served in Puerto Rico, S. America and China. Awarded Silver Star, Dist. Flying Cross, Air Medal, Dist. Chinese Medal of Clouds, Purple Heart, Cert. from Gov. and Pres. Killed in action, China, 1943.

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Jenkins, Frank Duane

Pvt. Frank Duane Jenkins, son of Mrs. H. F. Jenkins, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High, attended U. of Texas.

Discharged in 1944.

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Jenkins, John David

F 1/c John David Jenkins, son of Mrs. H. F. Jenkins, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1945, trained at San Diego and Great Lakes, Ill. Served in Atlantic on USS North Carolina.

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Jennings, Lawrence L.

Capt. Lawrence L. Jennings, son of Dr. and Mrs. T. V. Jennings, Winters, husband of Bettye Hudgens, Ft. Worth.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained in Houston and Grand Prairie. Served in Alaska, Europe, N. Africa and India. Awarded Unit Cit. Discharged in 1945.

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Jennings, Ralph M.

1st Lt. Ralph M. Jennings, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Jennings, Ballinger, husband of Juanita Hillard, San Angelo, graduate of Norton High.

Entered AAC, 1943, trained at Bakersfield, Calif. and Yuma, Ariz. Served in South Pacific. Awarded Air Medal with OLC, Purple Heart. Killed in action over Pacific, 1945.

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Jennings, Thomas E.

1st Lt. Thomas E. Jennings, son of T. V. Jennings, Winters, husband of Gladys Segrest, Hico, attended John Tarleton and A & M.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained at San Antonio, Bonham, Sherman, Lubbock, Texas, Kan. City, Mo. and Homestead, Fla. Served in India. Awarded Air Medal with 1 OLC, Dist. Flying Cross, 1 OLC, Pres. Unit Cit., AP Ribbon and 2 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Jennings, Tillman C., Jr.

SSMB 2/c Tillman C. Jennings Jr., son of Mrs. T. C. Jennings, Winters, husband of Neta Fisher, Bradshaw, attended Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained at San Diego. Served in Pacific.Awarded PL, AP, AT, Victory and Battle Stars. Discharged in 1946.

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Johnson, Charles W.

1st Sgt. Charles W. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Johnson, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1940, trained at Camps Bowie, Blanding and Edwards. Served in EAME. Awarded Purple Heart, EAME Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars, Dist. Unit Badge, GCM, Bronze Arrowhead, OLC and Amer. Def. Ribbon, Service Medal. Wounded on Anzio Beachhead, 1944. Discharged in 1945.

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Johnson, Delbert Raymond

S 2/c Delbert Raymond Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Johnson, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained at San Diego and San Antonio. Discharged in 1946.

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Johnson, Edgar L.

Sgt. Edgar L. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Johnson, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1943, trained at March Field, San Francisco, Calif. and Kan. Awarded AT, Victory Ribbons and GCM. Discharged in 1946.

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Johnson, John C.

1st Lt. John C. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Johnson, Ballinger, husband of Suzanne Hunter, Chicago, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1941, trained at Moffett Field, Calif., Luke Field, Ariz., Utah and Ill. Served in Aleutians. Awarded Air Medal, AP, AT Ribbons and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Johnson, Leo L.

T/Sgt. Leo L. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Johnson, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained at Calif. Served in China and India. Awarded AT, AP, Victory Ribbons, 2 Bronze Stars, and GCM. Discharged in 1946.

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Johnson, L. V.

Cpl. L. V. Johnson, Winters, son of Dink Johnson, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Gordon, Ga., Ft. Sill, Okla., N. C. and Calif. Served in China, India and Burma. Awarded GCM, AT, Victory, AP and CBI Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Jones, Sandifer M., Jr.

Cpl. Sandifer M. Jones Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Jones, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High, attended Texas Tech.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Texas Tech, N.M. A&M, Camp Wolters, Texas, Ft. Ord, Calif., Camp Pickett, Va. Served in Germany.

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Jones, Alton E.

S 1/c Alton E. Jones, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Glascock, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Coast Guard, 1942, trained at La., Fla., Va., Md. and Calif. Served in Hawaii. Discharged in 1945.

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Jones, Francis H.

T/5 Francis H. Jones, son of Mrs. H. W. Jones, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1941, trained at San Francisco, Calif. Served in South Pacific. Awarded AP Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Jones, Woodrow

Sgt. Woodrow Jones, son of Mrs. H. W. Jones, Ballinger, husband of Oleta Crouch, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered AAC, 1943, trained at San Antonio, San Angelo and Childress, Texas. Awarded GCM and AT Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Jones, Henry C.

Sgt. Henry C. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Jones, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1941, trained at Los Angeles. Served in Africa and Europe. Awarded Am. Def., EAME, AT Ribbons and Battle Stars. Wounded in Italy, 1944. Discharged in 1945.

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Jones, Jack W. M.

Cpl. Jack W. M. Jones, son of W. M. Jones, Clyde, husband of Carrie Walker, Ballinger, graduate of Norton High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Concho Field, Texas, Childress AAF, Texas. Served in Philippines. Awarded AP, PL, AT Ribbons, Battle Star, GCM. Discharged in 1946.

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Jones, Jarvis W.

S/Sgt. Jarvis W. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Early Jones, Ballinger, husband of Annie Farmer, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered AAC 1941, trained at Sheppard Field, Texas, Will Rogers Field, Okla. and Key Field, Miss. Served in Africa and Europe. Awarded GCM, Dist. Unit Badge, OLC, ET, AT, Amer. Def. Ribbon and 7 Bronze Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Jones, Walter T.

Pfc. Walter T. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Jones, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered AAC, 1945, trained at Sheppard Field, Texas, Truax Field, Wis. and Scott Field, Ill. Awarded Victory Ribbon and GCM.

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Jones, Wesley C.

Sgt. Wesley C. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess C. Jones, Ballinger, husband of Jimmie E. Baker, Rt. 2, Ballinger, attended Norton Schools.

Entered Army, 1940, trained at Camp Bowie, Texas, Camp Blanding, Fla. and Camp Edwards, Mass. Served in Africa and Italy. Awarded GCM, Amer. Def., 2 Purple Hearts, EAME and AT Ribbons. Wounded at Salerno, 1943. Killed in Action, 1944, Italy.

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Jones, William Burton

S 1/c William Burton Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Jones, Winters, husband of Dorothy Setaro, Hartford, Conn., attended Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained at San Diego, Calif., and Bremerton, Wash. Served on USS Core and USS Lake Champlain. Awarded AT, AP and EAME Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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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

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