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The Men and Women in World War II from Runnels County

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Pace, Rankin

S/Sgt. Rankin Pace, Box 574, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Pace, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Ft. Warren, Wyo. Served in Hawaii, Tarawa and Okinawa. Awarded AP, 2 Bronze Stars and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Pape, Vernon I.

Cpl. Vernon I. Pape, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Pape, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Camp Roberts, Calif. Served in Alaska and Aleutians. Awarded GCM and AP Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Parker, John F.

Cpl. John F. Parker, son of J. R. Parker, Ballinger, twin of Fate E. Parker, husband of Charlene Chesney, attended Ballinger High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained in Texas, Ga. and Ohio. Served in USA. Awarded AT, GCM and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Parker, Fate E.

T/4 Fate E. Parker, Box 246, Ballinger, son of J. R. Parker, twin of John F. Parker, husband of Winona Jones, attended Balliner High.

Entered Army, 1943, trained at Camp Barkeley, Camp Bowie, San Angelo AAF and Camp Maxey, Texas. Served in USA, France and Germany. Awarded AT, EAME, 1 Bronze Star, GCM, Victory Ribbon, 1 Service Stripe and 2 Overseas Bars. Discharged in 1946.

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Parker, R. B.

S 1/c R. B. Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Porter, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1945, trained in San Diego. Served on Pearl Harbor.

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Parkinson, Travis

AMM 2/c Travis Parkinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Parkinson, Ballinger, husabnd of Augusta Rich, attended Paint Rock School.

Entered Navy, 1941, trained at Dallas, Texas. Wounded in crash in Dallas, 1944. Discharged in 1944.

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Parkinson, Vernis R.

Pfc. Vernis R. Parkinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Parkinson, Rt. 2, Ballinger, attended Paint Rock High.

Entered ARmy, 1940, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, Camp McCoy, Wisc. and Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. Served in the European Theater. Awarded AT, Am. Def., EAME Ribbons and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Parks, Orville

Capt. Orville Parks, Rt. 2, Box 17, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Parks, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Army, 1940, trained in Texas, Kansas and Wash. D.C. Served in USA, Canada, Russia and European Theater. Awarded GCM, AT, 1 Battle Star, Pre-Pearl Harbor, 1 Battle Star, ET, 1 Battle Star, Bronze Star, Croix de Guerre, Soldiers Medal and Commendation Medal. Discharged in 1946.

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Parramore, Billy W.

Pfc. Billy W. Parramore, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Parramore, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Hood, Texas. Served in Philippines and Japan.

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Parramore, Robert C.

Cpl. Robert C. Parramore, Box 325, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Parramore, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered AAC, 1941, trained at Chanute Field, Ill. Served in Puerto Rico and European Theater. Awarded Pres. Citation, ET Ribbon, 4 Battle Stars, Am. Def. and Puerto Rico Def. Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Parrish, Ben Sims

Pfc. Ben Sims Parrish, son of Mr. and Mrs. High Parrish, 511 12th, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Marines, 1945, trained at Parris Island, S. C. Served on Guam.

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Parrish, Thomas H., Jr.

Radarman 3/c Thomas H. Parrish, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Parrish, 511 12th, Ballinger, husband of Earlene Kinard, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Coast Guard, 1942, trained at New Orleans, La., Fla. and Va. Served on C.G.C. Spencer in Pacific. Awarded AT, GCM, Victory, AP, 1 Bronze Star, PL Ribbon with Bronze Star. Discharged in 1946.

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Patton, Charles H.

T/Sgt. Charles H. Patton, Box 351, Norton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. N. Patton, Norton, graduate of Norton High.

Entered AAC, 1940, trained in Texas and N.Y. Served in EAME, China and Burma. Awarded GCM, EAME, 5 Battle Stars, AP, 2 Battle Stars, Unit Citation and Am. Def. Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Patton, Jack

Sgt. Jack Patton, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Patton, Rt. 1, Wingate, attended Wingate High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Goodfellow Field, Texas, Barksdale Field, La. and Camp Pinedale, Calif. Discharged in 1945.

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Patton, James L., Jr.

T/Sgt. James L. Patton, Jr., son of Mr. and MRs. J. L. Patton, Winters, graduate of Wingate High.

Entered Army, 1940, trained at Ft. Clark, Texas, La. and Camp Howze, Texas. Served in France, Germany, Austria and Italy. Awarded Bronze Star, ET Ribbon, 3 Battle Stars, GCM and Am. Def. Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Patton, James A.

Pfc. James A. Patton, Rt. 1, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Patton, Ballinger, husband of Verna Wright, attended Bethel High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained in Texas, Ariz. and Fla. Awarded Am. Def., GCM and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Payne, Eugene C.

S 1/c Eugene C. Payne, Rt. 2, Ballinger, son of Mrs. Vera Powers, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained at San Diego. Served in S. Pacific, China and Okinawa. Awarded AP, AT and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Pearse, David E.

CPO David E. Pearse, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Pearse, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained at San Diego. Served in Germany, Atlantic, Ceylon and India. Awarded GCM and ET Ribbon. Wounded in Italy, 1943. Discharged in 1945.

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Pelzel, James E.

Pvt. James E. Pelzel, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Pelzel, Olfen, attended Olfen High.

Entered Marines, 1945, trained in Calif., Va. and New York.

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Pelzel, Wilburn P.

Pvt. Wilburn P. Pelzel, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Pelzel, Olfen, husband of Ruby Dell Halfmann, attended Olfen High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained in Texas, S.D., Wis., and Ill. Awarded GCM, Expert Machine Gun and Marksman Medals. Discharged in 1945.

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Pelzel, William Leo

Coxs. William Leo Pelzel, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Pelzel, Olfen Rt., Rowena, attended Olfen High.

Entered Navy, 1943, trained at San Diego and Oceanside, Calif. Served in Asiatic Pacific. Awarded AP, AT and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Pendleton, Dale V.

Pfc. Dale V. Pendleton, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Pendleton, Box 21, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Ft. Bliss, Texas. Served in Philippines.

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Pendleton, James D.

S 1/c James D. Pendleton, Box 21, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Pendleton, Winters, husband of Mary Lou Kyser, attended Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained at San Diego and on USS Maryland. Served in Pacific. Awarded GCM, Am. Def., PL, 2 Battle Stars and AP Ribbon with 7 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Penkert, Max Karl

Pfc. Max Karl Penkert, son of Max Penkert, Miles, husband of Veda Loudamy, attended Miles High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas, Wis., Ohio and Calif. Discharged in 1943.

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Penn, Robert L.

Aom 1/c Robert L. Penn, 501 5th, Ballinger, son of Mrs. Ona Penn, Ballinger, graduate of Equivalent, Ark. High.

Entered Navy, 1941, trained at San Diego, Norfolk, Va., Oakland, Calif., Seattle, Wash. and El Centro, Calif. Served in Pacific. Awarded Am. Def., AP, Admiral's Commendation, GCM and Victory Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Perez, Jose A.

Pfc. Jose A. Perez, son of Mr. and MRs. Marcelo Perez of Brownsville, husband of Carmen Rodriguez of Old Mexico.

Entered Army, 1942, traied at Ft. Wamb, Wyo. Served in Europe. Discharged in 1944.

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Perry, J. L.

Pfc. J. L. Perry, Box 327, Norton, son of R. W. Perry, Norton, husband of Leta Moore, Anson, attended Anson School.

Entered Army, 1944, traied at Camp Blanding, Fla. Served in Europe. Awarded Com. Inf. Badge, ET, Victory Ribbons with 3 Battle Stars and GCM. Discharged in 1946.

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Phelps, Wilburn F.

Pfc. Wilburn F. Phelps, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Phelps, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Army, 1943, traied at Camp Roberts, Calif. and Camp McCall, Miss. Served in Europe. Awarded GCM, ET, EAME Ribbons and 4 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Phelps, William B.

Pfc. William B. Phelps, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Phelps, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Army, 1944, traied at Camp Fannin, Texas. Served in Germany, France and Australia. Awarded GCM, ET, EAME Ribbons and 3 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1946.

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Phillips, Donald M.

Pfc. Donald M. Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Phillips, Bronte, attended Norton High.

Entered AAC, 1945, trained at Scott Field, Ill., Sheppard Field, Texas, Ft. Bliss, Texas. Served in USA.

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Phillips, Eleanor L.

Cadet Nurse Eleanor L. Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Phillips, Wilmeth, attended Norton High.

Entered Nurse Corps, 1945, trained at Hendrick Mem. Hosp., Abilene, Texas.

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Phillips, Douglas A.

PO 2/c Donald A. Phillips, son of Mrs. Minnie Phillips, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1943, trained in Calif. Served in Philippines and Okinawa. Awarded AT, AP, PL Ribbons, 3 Battle Stars and GCM. Discarhged in 1945.

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Phillips, Eddie V.

Pfc. Eddie V. Phillips son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Phillips, Winters, husband of Mollie Thomas, Winters, attended school in Okla.

Entered Army, 1943, trained in Texas, Ill and N.C. Served in Europe. Discharged in 1946.

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Piel, Carl A., Jr.

T/5 Carl A. Piel, Jr., Box 651, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Piel, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas and Ft. McClellan, Ala.

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Piel, Elgin W.

Pfc. Elgin W. Piel, Box 651, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Piel, Ballinger, husband of Helen Kopecky, Rowena, attended Spring Hill School.

Entered Army, 1941, trained in Texas, Fla., Mass. and N.J. Served in N. Africa and Europe, awarded GCM, Purple Heart and ET Ribbon with 2 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Pierce, Johnnie L.

Cox. Johnnie L. Pierce, Winters, Box 518, son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie L. Pierce, Winters, husband of Loretta Freeman, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1944, traied at NTS, San Diego, Calif. Served in Japan and S. Pacific. Awarded PL, Occ., AP and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Pierce, Varnell D.

Pvt. Varnell D. Pierce, son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie L. Pierce, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Camp Polk, La. and Camp Lawton, Wash.

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Pierce, Roland C.

Cpl. Roland C. Pierce, 400 Templeton, Ft. Worth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Pierce, Winters.

Entered Army, 1945, served in Philippines and Okinawa. Discharged in 1946.

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Pippin, Jack

2nd Lt. Jack Pippin, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Pippin, Miles, graduate of Munday High.

Entered AAC, 1943, trained at Santa Ana, Calif., Nev. and Tex. Served in England. Awarded DFC, Air Medal and ET Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Pippin, Clifford C.

EM 3/c Clifford C. Pippin, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Pippin, Miles, graduate of Munday High.

Entered Coast Guard, 1942, trained in Texas, N.Y. and Mass. Served in Caribbean. Discharged in 1945.

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Pippin, Willis E.

S 1/c Willis E. Pippin, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Pippin, Miles, attended Munday and Miles High.

Entered Coast Guard, 1944, trained at Curtis Bay, Baltimore, Md. Served in Puerto Rico and Atlantic. Discharged in 1946.

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Pippin, Gerald W.

S 1/c Gerald W. Pippin, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Pippin, Miles, attended Miles High.

Entered Coast Guard, 1944, trained at Curtis Bay, Md. Served in Puerto Rico and Atlantic. Discharged in 1946.

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Poindexter, Ailex

S/Sgt. Ailex Poindexter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Poindexter, Ballinger, husband of Joyce Gallaway, Ballinger, attended Oplin Schools.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Ft. Bliss, Tex. and Camp Cooke, Calif. Served in Eng., Grance. Awarded Amer. Def., ET, Ribbons, Purple Heart and 2 Battle Stars. Wounded in France, 1944. Discharged in 1945.

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Poindexter, Howard

S 1/c Howard Poindexter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Poindexter, Ballinger, husband of Molly Fowler, Norton, attended Oplin Schools.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained at Camp Peary, Va. and Yorktown, Va.

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Poindexter, Jack

Pvt. Jack Poindexter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Poindexter, Ballinger, husband of Lucille Beard, Ballinger, attended Oplin Schools.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, Camp Fannin, Texas and San Diego, Calif. Awarded GCM and Victory Ribbon. Discharged in 1946.

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Poindexter, John William

A/s John WIlliam Poindexter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Poindexter, Ballinger, husband of Leona Hazelwood, Dudley, attended Oplin Schools.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained at San Diego, Calif. Discharged in 1944.

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Pokorny, Joe M.

Pfc. Joe M. Pokorny, Rowena, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pokorny, Rowena, attended Rowena School.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained at Lowry Field, Colo., Sheppard Field, Texas. Served in England. Awarded EAME Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Polk, Henry Otie

Sgt. Henry Otis Polk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charley N. Polk, Wingate, husband of Ethel Philips, Wingate, graduate of Wingate High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained in San Angelo, Texas. Served in USA. Discharged in 1945.

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Porter, Bernice M.

Cpl. Bernice M. Porter, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Porter, Winters, husband of Velma Eoff, Winters, attended Crews School.

Entered AAC, 1943, trained at Camps Mackall, N.C. and Polk, La. Served in Pacific, New Guinea, Phil. and Japan. Awarded AP, PL, Victory Ribbons, 5 Battle Stars, 1 Bronze Star, Bronze Arrowhead and GCM. Discharged in 1946.

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Pospichal, Ed

MM 2/c Ed Pospichal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Pospichal, Rowena, attended Rowena School.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained at Camp Ellen, Va., Calif. Served in Aleutians, Alaska, Pearl Harbor, Guam. Awarded AP, AT Ribbons and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Powers, Gordon E.

F/O Gordon E. Powers, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Powers, Ballinger, husband of Hazel Higgs, attended San Angelo Jr. Col.

Entered. AAC, 1941, trained at Chanute Field, Ill., Augusta, Ga. Served in Europe. Awarded ET, AT Ribbons, DFC, Air Medal with 4 OLC. Discharged in 1945.

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Price, Homer L.

S/Sgt. Homer L. Price, Box 578, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Price, Ballinger, husband of Evelyn Teague, attended U. of Tex.

Entered Army, 1941, trained  at Camp Gordon, Ga., Ft. Jackson, S.C. Served in Europe and USA. Awarded GCM, ET Ribbon with Bronze Star. Discharged in 1945.

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Price, Sterling W.

S 2/c Sterling W. Price, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Price, Ballinger, graduate of MMI in San Antonio, Tex.

Entered Navy, 1945, trained at San Diego. Served on Shangri-La.

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Priddy, Bobby J.

PhM 2/c Bobby J. Priddy, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Priddy, Norton, graduate of Norton High.

Entered Navy, 1945, trained at San Diego and USS Naval Hosp. Corps School. Served on Mare Island, Calif. Discharged and re-enlisted in 1945.

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Pritchard, Jack H.

T/5 Jack H. Prithcard, Wingate, husband of Lucille Allbright, attended Wingate High.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Camp Hood, Texas. Served in Korea. Awarded AP, AT Ribbons and GCM.

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Pritchard, Harold P.

CM 2/c Harold P. Pritchard, Rt. 1, Wingate, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Pritchard, Wingate, husband of Maxine Heathcott, graduate of Wingate High.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained at San Diego, Calif. Served in Marianas. Discharged in 1945.

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Proctor, Clay D.

AMM 2/c Clay D. Proctor, Rt. 4, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Proctor, Tarpley, husband of Pauline Smith, attended Bradshaw School.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained in San Diego, Calif. Served in Pearl Harbor, Guam, New Zealand, Guadalcanal, Hawaii, Australia and New Guinea. Discharged in 1945.

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Proctor, Richard D.

Pfc. Richard D. Proctor, Winters, Box 683, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Proctor, Winters, husband of Laira Cabaniss, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Camp Fannin, Texas, Camp Pickett, Va. Served in Europe.

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Proctor, Vernon A.

Sgt. Vernon A. Proctor, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Proctor, Wilmeth, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Sheppard Field, Tex., Eglin Field, Fla., Middle River, Md. Served in USA. Discharged in 1946.

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Puckett, O. C.

Pvt. O. C. Puckett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl R. Puckett, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered AAC, 1946, trained at Sheppard Field, Texas and Chanute Field, Ill.

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Puckett, Wade G.

T/5 Wade G. Puckett, son of Mrs. Tennie Puckett, Winters, attended Pumphrey School.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Tex. and Camp Hood. Served in Pacific Theater. Awarded Com. Inf. Badge.

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Pumphrey, William A.

T/Sgt. William A. Pumphrey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Pumphrey, Winters, husband of Lorene Trick, attended Winters High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Wolters, Tex. Served in Europe. Awarded GCM, Victory, Occ., ET Ribbon, Inf. Badge with 1 Battle Star. Discharged in 1946.

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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

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