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The Men and Women in World War II from Runnels County

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Lacy, Dalton C.

SoM 1/c Dalton C. Lacy, son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Lacy, Miles, graduate of Miles HIgh and John Tarleton Agri. College.

Entered Navy, 1943, trained in San Diego, Calif. Served on USS Roberts, DE749, Okinawa and Japan. Awarded AT, AP, 2 Battle Stars and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Lacy, Harold Loydd

Pvt. Harold Loydd Lacy, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Lacy, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Arny, 1944, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas. Discharged in 1944.

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Lacy, R. L.

Y 2/c R. L. Lacy, Rt. 3, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Lacy, Winters, graduate of Norton High; attended Draughton's Bus. College.

Entered Navy, 1943, trained at San Diego. Served on USS Saratoga in SW Pacific. Awarded AP Ribbon with 4 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1946.

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Lacy, Malcolm R.

Coxs. Malcolm R. Lacy, Rt. 1, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lacy, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained at San Diego, Calif. Served in Pearl Harbor and Okinawa. Awarded AT, AP and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Lacy, Weldon Lee

S 1/c Weldon Lee Lacy, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lacy, Winters.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained at San Diego. Served on Pearl Harbor and Midway. Awarded AP, AT and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Lampe, James

Telegrapher 3/c James Lampe, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Lampe, Ballinger, attended Paint Rock High.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained at San Diego and Point Loma, Calif. Served in Asiatic Pacific. Awarded AT, Victory and AP Ribbons with 2 Stars. Discharged in 1946.

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Lancaster, Daniel R.

Pfc. Daniel R. Lancaster, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Lancaster, Winters, husband of Reba Hurt, attended Norton High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Sheppard Field, Texas. Served in USA. Discharged in 1945.

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Lane, Melvis D.

SF 3/c Melvis D. Lane, Rt. 5, Box 238A, Abilene, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Lane, Abilene.

Entered Navy, 1945, trained at San Diego. Served on Pearl Harbor and Pacific.

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Lange, Walter O., Jr.

T/4 Walter O. Lange, Jr., Rt. 1, Box 71, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lange, husband of Millie Jansa, attended Olfen Schools.

Entered Army, 1941, trained in Ky., La., Texas, Calif., Va. and Pa. Served in European Theater. Awarded Am. Def., ET, 5 Battle Stars, GCM and Bronze Star. Discharged in 1945.

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Lawrence, Maxie J.

S/Sgt. Maxie J. Lawrence, Box 502, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Lawrence, Duncan, Okla., husband of Agnes Salge, graduate of Duncan High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Ft. Sill, Okla., Camp Barkeley and Camp Bowie, Texas. Served in Eurheater. Awarded EAME, 4 Bronze Stars, GCM, 1 Service Stripe and 4 Overseas Bars. Discharged in 1945.

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Lee, Charles C.

Pfc. Charles C. Lee, Maverick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Renza Lee, Maverick, husband of Bobie Ruth Roe, graduate of Bronte High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas. Served in European Theater. Awarded EAME, 3 Bronze Stars, GCM, Victory Ribbon and 6 Overseas Bars. Discharged in 1945.

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Lee, Claude O'Brien

S 13/c Claude O'Brien Lee, 706 8th, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Lee, Ballinger, husband of Beverlee Lester, graduate of Norton High.

Entered Navyy, 1944, trained at San Diego and San Pedro, Calif. Served in Asiatic Pacific. Awarded AP with 1 Bronze Star, PL and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Lee, Curtis H.

SK 1/c Curtis H. Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Lee, Norton, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained at San Diego and New York. Served in New York.

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Lee, Harvey D.

Pfc. Harvey D. Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Lee, Norton, husband of Billie Anniff, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1940, trained in Texas, Fla. and Mass. Served in Africa and Italy. Awarded EAME, GCM, Am. Def. Ribbon and Purple Heart. Wounalerno, 1943. Discharged in 1944.

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Lee, Jesse F.

CPO Jesse F. Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Lee, Norton, husband of Lillie Mae Morgan, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained in Okla. and Calif. Served on Fiji, New Caledonia and Pacific. Awarded GCM, AT, Victory and AP Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Lee, Robert E.

S/Sgt. Robert E. Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Lee, Norton, husband of Etheline Payne, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered AAF, 1940, trained at Ft. Sam Houston and Goodfellow, Texas. Served in European Theater. Awarded EAME Ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars and Dist. Unit Badge. Discharged in 1945.

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Lee, J. C.

S/Sgt. J. C. Lee, Rt. 3, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Lee, Winters, husband of Velma Landers, graduate of Maverick High.

Entered Army, 1941, trained at Brooks Field, Texas. Served in India. Awarded GCM, ET and AP Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Lee, Joseph W.

Sgt. Joseph W. Lee, Maverick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Renza Lee, Maverick, husband of Barbara Turner, attended Norton High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Camp Roberts, Calif., Wash. and Oregon. Served in N. Guinea and Philippines. Awarded AT, AP, PL and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Lee, Willard R.

Cpl. Willard R. Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Lee, Maverick, graduate of Norton High.

Entered Marines, 194_, served on Guam, Iwo Jima and China. Awarded AP, AT, China Occupation and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Leonard, Alvis B.

Sgt. Alvis B. Leonard, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Leonard, norton, graduate of Norton High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Camp Bowie, Texas. Awarded Expert Rifleman, Merit. Service Award and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Leonard, Billy G.

Pvt. Billy G. Leonard, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Leonard, Norton, graduate of Norton High.

Entered AAF, 1946, trained at Sheppard Field, Texas, Ill. and Va. Served in California as Control Tower Operator.

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Lett, Weldon L.

S 1/c Weldon L. Lett, 1004 Sealy, Ballinger, son of Mrs. Faye Lett, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1945, trained at San Diego. Served in Marianas and Marshalls. Awarded AP, AT and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Lewis, Max V.

Sgt. Max V. Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. Lewis, Normangee, graduate of North Texas State College.

Entered Army, 1941, trained at Ft. Bliss, Texas. Served in Europe.

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Lewis, Vernon L.

2nd Lt. Vernon L. Lewis, Box 63, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Lewis, Healdton, Okla., husband of Evelyn Scoggins, Ballinger, graduate of Wilson, Okla. High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained in Texas and Tenn. Served in European Theater in 8th Air Force. Awarded Air Medal, 2 OLC, ET Ribbon, DFC Unit Citation and EAME Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Lindley, Thomas A.

MM 2/c Thomas A. Lindley, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Lindley, Winters, husband of Claudia Pearl Smith, attended Winters High.

Entered Seabees, 1943, trained in Va., R.I. and Calif. Served in Hawaii. Discharged in 1945.

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Little, James B.

S/Sgt. James B. Little, son of Mrs. Sara Weshard, Ovalo, husband of Melba Thomas, attended Winters High.

Entered Army, 1941, trained at Md., La. and N.M. Served in Philippines. Awarded GCM. Re-enlisted in 1945.

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Lloyd, George Ferrell

EM 3/c George Ferrell Lloyd, Rt. 2, Wingate, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Lloyd, Wingate, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained at San Diego and Coronado, Calif. Served in Asiatic Pacific. Awarded AT and AP Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Loika, Eugene J.

T/4 Eugene J. Loika, Rt. 1, Box 106, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis F. Loika, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Robinson, Ark. Served in EAME and American Theater. Awarded Merit. Service Award and GCM. Discharged in 1946.

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Loika, Gilbert W.

Cpl. Gilbert W. Loika, Rt. 1, Box 106, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis L. Loika, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1942, trainean Angelo, Texas. Awarded GCM, Victory and Am. Def. Ribbon. Discharged in 1946.

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Lollar, Carlos L.

T/Sgt. Carlos L. Lollar, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Lollar, Crews, graduate of Crews High.

Entered AAC, 1940, trained in Texas and Calif. Served in England. Awarded Amer. Def., AT, EAME, Victory Ribbons, Bronze Star and GCM. Discharged in 1946.

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Lollar, Vernon

Cpl. Vernon Lollar, Rt. 2, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Lollar, Crews, graduate of Crews High.

Entered AAC, 1941, trained in Colo., Wash., N.M., Va., Me. and Calif. Served in Newfoundland. Awarded Amer. Def., Victory, AT Ribbon and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Long, Billy Joe

S 1/c Billy Joe Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Long, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1945, trained at San Diego, Calif., N.Y. and S.C. Served at Pearl Harbor.

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Long, Chester A.

Sgt. Chester A. Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Long, Ballinger, husband of Polly St. Martin, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered AAC, 1943, trained at Xavier U., Ohio, Sioux Falls, Ariz. and S.C. Discharged in 1946.

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Long, Jack A.

Pfc. Jack A. Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Long, Ballinger, husband of Virginia Sanders, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1940, trained at Camp Bowie, Texas, Camp Blanding, Fla. and Camp Edwards, Mass. Served in Africa and Europe. Awarded Silver Star, Purple Heart, GCM, Inf. Com. Badge, AT and EAME Ribbons. Wounded in Italy, 1944. Discharged in 1945.

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Long, Billy Ray

S 1/c Billy Ray Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Long, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1945, trained at San Diego, Calif. Served at Treasure Is., Calif. Discharged in 1946.

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Long, Frances

Cadet Nurse Frances Long, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Long, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Enterd Cadet Nursing, 1943, trained at Baylor U. School of Nursing, Dallas, Texas. Discharged in 1946.

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Long, Joe Wylie

EM 2/c Joe Wylie Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Long, Ballinger, attended Mazeland High.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained at Camp Peary, Va. Served in New Caldonia, Guadalcanal and Guam. Discharged in 1945.

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Long, James W.

Cox. James W. Long, son of Mrs. Olive Hammons, Paducah, attended Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained at San Diego, Calif. Served in South Pacific. Awarded GCM and AP Ribbon with 12 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Long, John H.

Pfc. John H. Long, son of Mrs. Olive Hammons, Paducah, attended Winters High.

Entered Marines, 1943, trained at San Diego, Calif. Served in Hawaii. Awarded GCM. Wounded in Hawaii, 1944. Discharged in 1946.

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Lovelady, Ewing D., Jr.

T/Sgt. Ewing D. Lovelady, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Lovelady, Ballinger, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Army, 1943, trained at Ft. Lewis, Wash., Camp Bowie, Texas, Ft. Monmouth, N.J. and Ft. Riley, Kan.Served in Frances. Awarded GCM, AT and ET Ribbons with 1 Battle Star. Discharged in 1946.

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Lowry, Milton L.

Sgt. Milton L. Lowry, Box 652, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Lowry, Ballinger, husband of Audrey Howard, King Lynn, England, attended Ballinger High.

Entered AAC, 1943, trained at St. Petersburg, Fla., Westover Field, Mass. and Camp Kilmer, N. J. Served in Europe. Awarded ET, Victory Ribbons, GCM, 6 Bronze Stars, Dist. Unit Badge and 4 Overseas Bars. Discharged in 1945.

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Lowry, Robert M., Jr.

2nd Lt. Robert M. Lowry, Jr., 600 5th, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Lowry, graduate of Ballinger High, West Point and attended A&M.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Camp Roberts, Calif., Curtis Field, Texas, Stewart Field, N.Y. and West Point. Served in USA.

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Luedtke, Henry K.

Sgt. Henry K. Luedtke, Miles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Luedtke, Miles, husband of Waldine Schlake, Lowake, attended Lowake School.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Camp Barkeley, Bowie, Texas, and Chaffee, Ark. and Camp Campbell, Ky. Served in Europe. Awarded ET Ribbon with 2 Battle Stars and GCM. 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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