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The Men and Women in World War II from Runnels County

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Raley, Roy Glenn

Capt. Roy Glynn Raley, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Raley, Miles, graduate of Howard Payne Col.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Camp Grant, Ill., Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., Camp Barkeley, Tex. and El Paso, Tex. Awarded AT, AP, Victory Ribbon with 1 Star. Discharged in 1946.

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Ramos, Manuel

Pfc. Manuel Ramos, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Ramos, Ballinger, husband of Juanita Torres, Ballinger.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Camp Gruber, Okla. and Camp Hood, Texas. Served in Europe. Awarded ET, AT, Victory Ribbons, 2 Battle Stars and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Raper, Orville B.

Cpl. Orville B. Raper, Box 283, Winters, son of Mrs. O. L. Raper, Lawn, husband of Lucille Wade, attended Camp Fannin, Texas, Camp Funston, Kan., Randolph Field, Tex. Served in States. Discharged in 1946.

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Ratliff, Dan W.

S/Sgt. Dan W. Ratliff, son of Mr. and MRs. D. W. Ratliff, Box 54, Miles, graduate of Miles High.

Entered AAC, trained in Miss., Wis., Fla., Ill., and Kan. Served in Marianas. Awarded AT, GCM, AP and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Recinsky, Annie

Pfc. Annie Recinsky, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V. Recinsky, Rowena, attended Rowena High.

Entered Air WACS, 1944, trained at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. and Robbins Field, Ga. Served in USA. Awarded GCM, AT and VIctory Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Recinsky, Christina

Cpl. Christina Recinsky, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V. Recinsky, Rowena, attended Rowena High.

Entered Air WACS, 1944, trained at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., Muroc and San Mario, Calif. Served in USA. Awarded GCM, Victory and AT Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Recinsky, Julie

Cpl. Julie Recinsky, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V. Recinsky, Rowena, attended Rowena High.

Entered Air WACS, 1944, trained at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. and Calif. Served in USA. Awarded GCM, Victory and AT Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Recinsky, Willie

Sgt. Willie Recinsky, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. Recinsky, Rowena, attended Rowena High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained in Texas, Ky., La., Calif., Ga., Mass., N.Y. and Ore. Served in European Theater. Awarded GCM, ET, ET, Battle stars, Combat Inf. Badge and Purple Heart. Wounded in Holland, 1944. Discharged in 1945.

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Reel, Winford C.

Pvt. Winford C. Reel, Rt. 2, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Russell, Winters, graduate of Crews High.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, Amarillo AAF, Texas, Colo. and Md. Entered AAC.

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Reese, Curtis C.

Radar Tech Curtis C. Reese, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Reese, Ballinger, husband of Malone Ezell, attended Texas Tech.

Entered Navy, 1943, trained in San Diego, Chicago and Corpus Christi. Served on Whidbey Is. Discharged in 1945.

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Reese, Iva F.

Lt. Commander Iva F. Reese, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Reese, Ballinger, husband of Mary Testu, graduate of U. of Wash. Law School.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained at Harvard U. Served on USS Braxton one of first transports to enter Tokyo Bay. Discharged in 1946.

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Reese, Luther W.

Major Luther W. Reese, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Reese, Ballinger, husband of Barbara A. Steckel, attended Tex. U.

Entered AAC, 1940, trained in Okla. and San Antonio, Texas. Served in USA, New Guinea and Philippines. Discharged in 1946.

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Reese, Joel Ray

T/5 Jowel Ray Reese, Rt. B, Box 184, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Reese, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained in Texas and Ga. Served in European Theater. Awarded AT, ET with 2 Bronze Stars, GCM and Victory Ribbon. Discharged in 1946.

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Rezzlle, Genevieve

1st. Lt. Genevieve O. Rezzlle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Rezzlle, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained in Texas, Neb. and N. M. Served in India in 69th Gen. Hospital. Awarded GCM, AT and AP Ribbons.

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Rice, Alvin L.

Sgt. Alvin L. Rice, Box 2, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. P. Rice, Winters, husband of Mary Bowen, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained in Eighth Service Command, Dallas, Texas. Served in Philippines. Awarded GCM, AP, 3 Battle Stars and PL Ribbon. Discharged in 1946.

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Rice, Troy S.

Cpl. Troy S. Rice, Box 2, Wintesr, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. P. Rice, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Marines, 1942, trained in San Diego. Served on Guadalcanal, Guam, Iwo Jima and Eniwetok. Awarded GCM and AP Ribbon with 4 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1946.

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Richards, Dudley W.

Pvt. Dudley W. Richards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ordell Richards, Ballinger, graduate of Norton High.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Camp Crowder, Mo. and Camp Lee, Va.

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Richards, J. W.

Pfc. J. W. Richards, Rt. 1, Ballinger, son of Rev. and Mrs. W. D. Richards, Novice, husband of Lonella Clayton, attended Content High.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Camp Hood, Texas. Served on Okinawa. Awarded Victory, AT Ribbons and GCM.

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Richards, Paul

Pfc. Paul Richards, son of Rev. and Mrs. W. D. Richards, Novice, husband of Earlene Mathis, attended Content High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas. Served in Italy as an M.P. Awarded AT, ET, GCM and Victory Ribbons.

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Richards, Ray

SF 3/c Ray Richards, son of Rev. and Mrs. W. D. Richards, Novice, husband of Mrs. Mary Butts, attended Content High.

Entered Navy, 1941, trained in Norfolk, Va. Served in SW Pacific and Okinawa. Awarded AT, AP, 1 Battle Star and Am. Def. Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Richards, Wesley G.

Pfc. Wesley G. Richards, son of Rev. and Mrs. W. D. Richards, Novice, husband of Theda Henson, attended Content High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Amarillo, Texas and Ft. Wayne, Mich. Served in France as an M.P. Awarded AT, ET, Victory Ribbons and GCM. Discharged in 1946.

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Richards, Wilmer P.

Cpl. Wilmer P. Richards, son of Rev. and Mrs. W. D. Richards, Novice, attended Content High.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas. Served in Korea. Awarded Victory Ribbon and GCM.

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Richardson, Alvin J.

T/Sgt. Alvin J. Richardson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Richardson, Box 552, Ballinger, husband of Lena Bradford, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1940, trained in Texas, Fla. and Mass. Served in Africa, Sicily and Italy. Awarded Am. Def., ET, 4 Battle Stars, Silver Star, 1 Bronze Star, Purple Heart, GCM and Combat Inf. Badge. Wounded in Italy, 1944. Discharged in 1945.

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Richardson, Charles R., Jr.

1st Sgt. Charles R. Richardson, Jr. 710 N. Ambergey, Odessa, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Richardson, Ballinger, husband of Billye Sanford, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained in Texas, Calif. and N.J. Served in France. Awarded GCM, ET with 3 Battle Stars, Purple Heart and Combat Inf. Badge. Wounded in France, 1944. Discharged in 1945.

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Richardson, Delbert C.

S/Sgt. Delbert C. Richardson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Richardson, 8th St., Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered AAF, 1940, trained in Midland, Texas and Chanute Field, Ill. Served in USA and Cuba. Awarded GCM and Am. Def. Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Roach, Alton B.

T/Sgt. Alton B. Roach, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Roach, Rt. 1, Miles, husband of Martha Cole, attended Miles High.

Entered AAC, 1941, trained in Wyo., Oregon and Nev. Served in USA. Discharged in 1945.

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Roach, William Huby

S/Sgt. William Huby Roach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Roach, Miles, attended Miles High.

Entered Air Corps, 1942, trained in Texas, Ariz. and N.Y. Served in European Theater. Awarded AT, EAME with 2 Bronze Stars, GCM and Victory Ribbon. Discharged in 1946.

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Roberson, Alfred C.

T/5 Alfred C. Roberson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Roberson, Ballinger, attended Maverick High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained in Calif., Va. and N.J. Served in European Theater. Awarded AT, EAME, 5 Bronze Stars, GCM, Victory Ribbon and 3 Overseas Bars. Discharged in 1945.

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Roberson, Horace F.

Sgt. Horace F. Roberson, 300 10th, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Roberson, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1940, trained in Texas, Fla. and Mass. Served in EAME. Awarded Am. Def., AT, EAME with 5 Bronze Stars and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Robertson, Everett V.

Cpl. Everett V. Robertson, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Robertson, Winters, husband of Pearl Fairey, attended Content High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained in Wash. and N.M. Served in CBI and Europe. Awarded AP with 2 Battle Stars, EAME, AT, GCM and Victory Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Robertson, J. B.

T/Sgt. J. B. Robertson, Box 271, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Robertson, Winters, husband of Pauline Edwards, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas and Camp Hood, Texas. Served in European Theater. Awarded EAME, 1 Bronze Star, GCM, Victory, Army Commendation and Army Occ. Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Robinson, R. V.

Cpl. R. V. Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Robinson, Wingate, attended Wingate High.

Entered Army, 1943, trained at Camp Howze, Texas and Calif. Served in European Theater and Philippines. Awarded ET, 2 Battle Stars, GCM, AT, Dist. Unit Badge and AP Ribbon. Discharged in 1946.

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Rodgers, William Davis

2nd Lt. William Davis Rodgers, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Rodgers, Rt. 4, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered AAF, 1943, trained in Fla. and Calif. Served in Pacific and Okinawa. Killed in truck accident on Okinawa, 1945.

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Rodgers, James W.

QM 3/c James W. Rodgers, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Rodgers, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained in San Diego and Gulfport, Miss. Served in Pacific. Discharged in 1946.

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Rodgers, Vernon L.

Capt. Vernon L. Rodgers, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Rodgers, Winters, graduate of Texas U.

Entered Army, 1941, trained in Texas, La. N.J., Mo. and Wash. Served in Panama and China. Discharged in 1946.

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Roe, Joseph S., Jr.

A/S Joseph S. Roe, Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Roe, Box 592, Winters, husband of Eddie Earlene O'Dell, attended Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained at Great Lakes, Ill. Served in USA. Discharged in 1942.

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Rogers, Edgar Allen

WT 2/c Edgar Allen Rogers, Box 43, Wingate, husband of Hazel King, attended Wingate High.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained in San Diego. Served in Asiatic Pacific. Awarded AP with 7 Battle Stars and AT Ribbon with 7 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1946.

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Rogers, Innis W.

SKD 1/c Innis W. Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Rogers, Rt. 2, Winters, attended Draughon's Abilene.

Entered Navy, 1943, trained in San Diego and Farragut, Idaho. Served in New Hebrides, Pacific and on USS APC 109. Awarded Victory, AT and AP Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Rogers, William J.

Pfc. William J. Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Rogers, Rt. 2, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Robinson, Ark. Served in Hawaii, Saipan and Okinawa. Awarded Purple Heart. Killed in action on Okinawa, June 30, 1945.

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Rogge, Roberr S.

T/Sgt. Roberr S. Rogge, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Rogge, Rowena, attended Ballinger High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained in Texas, Ariz. and Fla. Served in Italy and Germany. Awarded AT, ET, 4 Bronze Stars, Victory, GCM and Air Medal with 1 OLC. Discharged in 1945.

Correction:
My brother "Robert S. Rogge". Listed as Roberr , last "r" is incorrect should be a "t".

William H. Rogge
wrogge@houston.rr.com

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Rohmfeld, Wilbert A.

Sgt. Wilbert A. Rohmfeld, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Rohmfeld, Ballinger, husband of Zita Hoelsher, attended Olfen High.

Entered  AAF, 1942, trained in N.M. and Mo. Served in Solomons, N. Guinea and Philippines. Awarded AT, AP, 3 Bronze Stars, PL, GCM and Victory Ribbon. Discharged in 1946.

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Rollwitz, Clarence Bruno

Sgt. Clarence Bruno Rollwitz, son of Mrs. Lucy Rollwitz, Rowena, attended St. Joseph School.

Entered Marines, 1942, trained at Camp Pendleton, Calif. Served in Solomons, Marshalls, Saipan and Iwo Jima. Awarded AP, 2 Bronze Stars, Purple Heart and AT Ribbon. Wounded on Saipan, 1944.Killed in action on Iwo Jima in 1945.

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Rollwitz, Victor J.

Pvt. Victor J. Rollwitz, son of Mrs. Lucy Rollwitz, Rowena, attended St. Joseph School.

Entered Army, 1939, trained in Texas and Wis. Served in Ireland, France and Germany. Awarded ET with 3 Bronze Stars, AT and Am. Def. Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Roper, Joyce Ann

S 1/c Joyce Ann Roper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy L. Roper, Norton, attended TSCW.

Entered WAVES, 1944, trained in Bronx, N.Y. Served as instructor in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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Roper, Norman W.

Pfc. Norman W. Roper, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Roper, Norton, graduate of Norton High.

Entered Army, 144, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas. Served in Philippines and Ryukyus. Awarded Combat Inf. Badge, GCM, AP with 2 Bronze Stars and Victory Ribbon. Discharged in 1946.

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Routh, Samuel C., Jr.

1st Lt. Samuel C. Routh, Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Routh, Ballinger, husband of Emily Grossman, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1937, trained at Ft. Bliss, Texas, Oregon and Camp Barkeley, Texas. Served in USA. Discharged in 1945.

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Rudder, Leroy B., Jr.

SK (D) 3/c Leroy B. Rudder, Jr. son of mr. and Mrs. L. B. Ruder, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1943, trained in San Diego. Served in Asiatic Pacific. Awarded Victory, AT, AP, PL, Japan and China Occupation Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Ryan, Harley E.

2nd Lt. Harley E. Ryan, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ryan, San Angelo, graduate of Winters High.

Entered AAC, 1943, trained in Texas, Neb., Idaho and Okla. Served in USA. Discharged in 1945.

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Ryan, Herbert M.

S/Sgt. Herbert M. Ryan, Winters, son f Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ryan, San Angelo, graduate of Winters High.

Entered AAC, 1944, trained in Texas, Colo., Idaho, Okla., N.C. and Neb. Served in USA. Discharged in 1945.

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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

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