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Sanders, Buck M.

Pvt. Buck M. Sanders,Rt. 1, Ballinger, son of V. V. Sanders and Mrs. J. A. Shoffeitt, Ballinger, husband of Gene Mathis, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1940, trained in Texas, Fla. and Mass. Served in Africa and Italy. Awarded Purple Heart, GCM, Am Def., ET Ribbon, Bronze Star and Silver Star. Captured in Salerno, 1942. Discharged in 1945.

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Sanders, William (Bill)

Cpl. William (Bill) Sanders, Rt. 1, Ballinger, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Sanders, husband of Fay Hudinson, Ballinger, graduate of Kermit High.

Entered Army, 1941, trained in Texas, Fla. and Mass. Served in Salerno, Italy. Awarded ET with 1 Battle Star, GCM, Am. Def. and AT Ribbons. Captured in Salerno, 1943. Re-enlisted.

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Sawyer, Elmer R.

A/S Elmer R. Sawyer, Box 452, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Sawyer, Winters, husband of Ella Mae Howell, attended Winters High.

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

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Scales, Jack W.

F/O Jack W. Scales, 1001 8th, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Scales, Ballinger, husband of Wilma Malone, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered AAF, 1942, trained in Texas and N.C. Served in France and Germany as glider pilot with 439 Troop Carrier Group. Awarded Purple Heart, Air Medal, 2 Battle Stars, Pres. Citation, AT and ET Ribbons. Wounded in Germany, 1945. Discharged in 1945.

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Scales, Leonard H.

1st Lt. Leonard H. Scales, 607 10th, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Scales, Ballinger, husband of Sid Reese, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained in Texas, Okla., Calif., N.M. and Miss. Served in European Theater. Awarded GCM, AT, ET with 2 Battle Stars, and AIr Medal with 2 OLC. Discharged in 1945.

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Schott, James Weldon

Pfc. James Weldon Schott, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Schott, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1943, trained in Texas, Mo. and Calif. Served in India. Awarded AP and AT Ribbons. Killed in action in Burma, 1945.

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Schraer, Ervin J.

Pfc. Ervin J. Schraer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schraer, Rowena, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Marines, 1942, trained in San Diego. Served on Saipan, Guam, Okinawa and China. Awarded Victory, Pres. Unit Citation, AP Ribbon and 3 Battle Stars.

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Schraer, Frank J.

Cpl. Frank J. Schraer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schraer, Rowena, attended Rowena High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained in Texas, Calif. and N.J. Served in European Theater. Awarded GCM, Pres. Citation, Victory and ET Ribbon with 5 Battle Stars and Merit. Service Plaque. Discharged in 1945.

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Schraer, Henry A.

Cpl. Henry A. Schraer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schraer, Rowena, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1945, trained in Texas, Kansas and Va. Served in European Theater. Awarded GCM, Victory and Army of Occupation Ribbons.

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Schraer, Paul

Sgt. Paul Schraer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schraer, Rowena, attended Rowena High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Fannin, Texas. Served in European Theater. Awarded GCM, Purple Heart, Victory and ET Ribbons with 3 Battle Stars. Wounded in Germany, 1945.

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Schulz, W. Stanley

CRT W. Stanley Schulz, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Schulz, Miles, graduate of Miles High; attended Draughon's Bus. School, Ft. Worth.

Entered Navy, 1941, trained in Calif. Served in SW Pacific, Australia and Philippines. Discharged in 1945.

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Schwartz, Walter H.

Pfc. Walter H. Schwartz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz, Novice, attended Crews High.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Camp Roberts, Calif. Ft. Ord, Calif. and Camp Stoneman, Calif. Served in Korea.

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Schwertner, Leo Paul

Pfc. Leo Paul Schwertner, son of Mrs. John Latzel, Miles, husband of Lucille Willberg, attended Red Bank School.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Camp Hood, Texas, Va., Ga. and Kansas.

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Schwertner, Victor J.

S 1/c Victor J. Schwertner, Rt. 1, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schwertner, Miles, husband of Lillie Biemer, graduate of Cross Road School.

Entered Navy, 1945, trained in San Diego and Camp Parks, Calif. Served in Philippines. Awarded PL and AP Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Seay, Jack

S 1/c Jack Seay, Box PP, Winters, attended Winters Schools.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained at Camp Bradford, Va., Camp Peary, Va. Camp Holiday, Gulfport, Miss. and Hueneme, Calif. Served in Hawaii and Southwest Pacific. Awarded Victory, AP and AT Ribbons. Discharged in 1943.

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Seipp, Wallace E.

Pfc. Wallace E. Seipp, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Seipp, Winters, husband of Iva Sparks, attended Mann Schools.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Fannin, Texas. Served in Europe. Awarded GCM, Com. Inf. Badge, Purple Heart, ET Ribbon and 3 Battle Stars. Wounded in Germany, 1945. Discharged in 1945.

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Seitz, G. L.

Lt. G. L. Seitz, 308 S. E. 12th St., Grand Prairie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Seitz, Wingate, husband of Fannie Mullins, attended A&M College.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained in Miss. and Ariz. Served in Atlantic and Pacific. Discharged in 1946.

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Selden, Carroll Burdette

MM 3/c Carrol Burdette Selden, son of Mrs. Bertha Selden, Abline, husband of Viola Doss, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained in Williamsburg, Va. and Port Hueneme, Calif. Served in New Caledonia and Guadalcanal. Awarded Pres. Citation. Killed in action on Guadalcanal, 1944.

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Sharp, William Eugene

MM 3/c William Eugene Sharp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sharp, Ballinger, attended Scurry High.

Entered Navy, 1943, trained in San Diego. Served in Marshalls and Marianas. Discharged in 1946.

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Sharpes, Billie

S/Sgt. Billie Sharpes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarnce Sharpes, Norton, graduate of Norton High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Ft. McClellan, Ala., Edgewood, Md., Ft. Sill, Okla. Awarded Victory, AT Ribbons and GCM. Discharged in 1946.

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Sharpes, Kennett I., Jr.

Pfc. Kennett I. Sharpes, Jr., Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. K. I. Sharpes, Ballinger, husband of Eelina Taylor, Norton ,graduate of Norton High.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Camp Hood. Served in Philippines and Japan. Awarded GCM, Victory and AP Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Sheffey, Duard W.

Sgt. Duard W. Sheffey, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Sheffey, Ballinger, husband of Ella Jennings, Norton, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained at San Angelo, Texas, Childress, Texas, Pinedale and March Field, Calif. Served in Usa. Awarded AT, Victory Ribbons and GCM. Discharged in 1946.

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Shepard, Charles Lee

Sgt. Charles Lee Shepard, Rt. 1, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Shepard, Brownwood, husband of Zelma Mosley, Ballinger, attended Brownwood High.

Entered Army, 1940, trained at Camp Bowie, Texas, Camp Blanding, Fla. and Camp Edwards, Mass. Served in N. Africa, Italy, France and Germany. Awarded EAME, Amer. Def. Ribbons, 5 Bronze Stars, GCM and Dist. Unit Badge. Discharged in 1945.

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Shifflett, James H.

S 1/c James H. Shifflett, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Shifflett, Abilene, attended Red Mud High.

Entered Navy, 1945, trained at Camp Elliott, San Diego, Calif., Williamsburg, Va. and San Francisco, Calif. Served on USS Major. Awarded GCM.

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Shiller, Gilbert Raymond

Ens. Gilbert Raymond Shiller, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shiller, Ballinger, graduate of Skidmore High.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained at Abilene Christian College, Ga., Tenn. and Fla.

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Shoffeitt, William Fred

Sgt. William Fred Shoffeitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shoffeitt, Cooper, attended Cooper School.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas and Camp Bowie, Texas. Awarded GCM, AT and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Shott, James C.

Cpl. James C. Shott, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Shott, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Army, 1943, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas, Camp Hood, Texas and Camp Shenango, Pa. Served in North Africa and Europe. Awarded Com. Inf. Badge, Purple Heart, GCM, ET, AT, Victory Ribbons and Dist. Unit Badge. Wounded in Germany, 1944. Discharged in 1946.

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Shults, L. C.

Pfc. L. C. Shults, son of L. V. Shults, Winters, attended Winters and McAllen Schools.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Ft. Sill, Okla., Indian Town Gap, Pa., Camp Atterbury, Ind. Served in North Africa and Italy. Awarded GCM, EAME, Victory Ribbons, 2 Battle Stars. Wounded in North Africa. Discharged in 1945; re-enlisted in 1946.

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Shults, Lawrence L.

Cpl. Lawrence L. Shults, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Shults, Winters, husband of Rosa Wyatt, Abilene, attended Winters Schools.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Ft. Bliss, Texas, Ft. Ord, Calif., Served in New Guinea and Philippines. Awarded GCM, PL, Victory Ribbons and 2 Bronze Stars. Discharged in 1946.

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Shults, J. W.

Pvt. J. W. Shults, son of L. V. Shults, Winters, attended McAllen Schools.\

Entered AAC, 1946, trained at Harlingen AAF, Texas and Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Served in USA.

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Sibley, Lee C.

Pvt. Lee C. Sibley, Rt. 2, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Sibley, Dallas, husband of Helen Bryant, attended Cumby School.

Entered AAC, 1945, trained at Sheppard Field, Texas and Smoky Hills, Kan. Awarded GCM. Discharged in 1946.

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Sides, Leo C.

Cpl. Leo C. Sides, Box 267, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Sides, San Antonio, husband of Wanda Walker, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained at Concho Field, Texas, Keesler Field, Miss., Albuquerque, N.M., Las Vegas, Nev. and Eglin Field, Fla. Awarded GCM, Victory and AT Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Silva, Andres G.

Pvt. Andrew G. Silva, son of Pablo Silva, Old Mexico, attended Latin Amer. School.

Entered Army, 1943, trained in Calif. Served in Asiatic Pacific. Discharged in 1946.

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Silva, Jesus G.

Pfc. Jesus G. SIlva, son of Pablo Silva, Old Mexico, attended Latin-American School.

Entered Army, 1943, trained at Camp Roberts, Calif. Served in New Georgia, New Guinea, Luzon and New Zealand. Awarded ET Ribbon and Purple Heart. Wounded on Luzon in 1945. Discharged in 1946.

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Simmons, Clyde W.

Lt. (jg) Clyde W. Simmons, 300 Templeton, Ft. Worth, husband of Lois Batts, graduate of Ballinger High, Texas Tech College.

Entered Navy, 1943, trained in San Diego, Calif., U. of Ariz., Tuscon, Ariz., and Mass. Served in Atlantic and Mediterranean. Awarded AT and EAME Ribbons with 1 Battle Star. Discharged in 1945.

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Simons, Marshall N.

Cpl. Marshall N. Simons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Simons, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Paratroopers, 1944, trained in Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, Camp Wolters, Texas and Ft. Benning, Ga. Served in Europe. Awarded GCM, Victory, Occ. and ET Ribbons with 2 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1946.

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Simpson, Fred L.

Sgt. Fred L. Simpson, son of Mrs. J. E. Simpson, Ballinger, husband of Evelyn McAden, attended Crews High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained at Goodfellow Field, Texas and Robins Field, Ga. Awarded GCM, Victory and AT Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Simpson, Chester A.

T/Sgt. Chester A. Simpson, son of Mrs. J. E. Simpson, Ballinger, graduate of Crews High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Hood, Texas and Ft. Ord, Calif. Served in Philippines and Japan. Awarded Com. Inf. Badge, GCM, Victory, AP Ribbons and Battle Star.

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Simpson, Mrs. Dwain

Cadet Nurse Mrs. Dwain Simpson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mapes, Ballinger, former Jean Mapes, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Cadet Nurse Corps, 1943, Trained at Shannon Memorial Hospital.

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Simpson, Dwain

Pfc. Dwain Simpson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Downey Simpson, Ballinger, husband of Jean Mapes, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Marines, 1942, trained at Camp Pendleton, Calif. and San Diego, Calif. Served in Asiatic-Pacific. Awarded Purple Heart, AP and AT Ribbons with 3 Battle Stars. Wounded on Guam, 1944. Discharged in 1945.

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Simpson, James Weldon

S/Sgt. James Weldon Simpson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Downey Simpson, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Marines, 1942, trained at Camp Elliott and Camp San Luis Obispo, Calif. Served in Samoa and Wallace Island. Awarded GCM, AP, and AT Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Singleton, Arlon E.

Pvt. Arlon E. Singleton, brother of Dollie Bollier, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered ARmy, 1943, trained at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. and Breckenridge, Ky. Served in Europe. Awarded GCM, AT, ET Ribbons, Pres. Cit. and Purple Heart. Killed in action in France, 1944.

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Singleton, Marion L.

T/5 Marion L. Singleton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Shelley Singleton, Ballinger, husband of Ella Payne, Ballinger, graduate of Sanders High.

Entered Army, 1943, trained at Camp Barkeley, Texas, Brooks Gen. Hosp., Ft. Sam Houston, Texas and Camp Plauche, La. Served in New Guinea and S. Philippines. Awarded AT, AP, PL, Victory Ribbons, 4 Battle Stars and GCM. Discharged in 1946.

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Singleton, Shelby R.

Cpl. Shelby R. Singleton, brother of Dollie Bollier, Ballinger, husband of Evelyn Jackson, Ballinger, attended Ballinger Public School.

Entered ARmy, 1940, trained at Camp Bowie, Texas, CAmp Blanding, Fla., Camp Edwards, Mass. and AP Hill, Va. Served in Africa and Europe. Awarded Amer. Def., EAME Ribbons, 3 Bronze Stars, 1 Bronze Arrowhead, 1 Service Stripe, GCM and 5 Overseas Bars. Discharged in 1945.

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Smith, Billie W.

F 2/c Billie Wayne Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Smith, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1946, trained at San Diego, Calif. Served on USS LST and China.

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Smith, Benjamin O.

Sgt. Benjamin O. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Smith, Maverick, attended Bronte High.

Entered AAC, 1941, trained at Kearnes, Utah, Great Falls, Mont., Glasgow, Mont. and Camp Kilmer, N.J. Served in Africa and Europe. Awarded GCM, AT and ET Ribbons with 12 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Smith, Laurence E.

Pfc. Laurence E. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Smith, Maverick, attended Maverick and Norton Schools.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, Ft. Bliss, Texas, Ft. Ord, Calif. and Seattle, Wash. Served in Japan.

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Smith, Donald D.

T/Sgt. Donald D. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Smith, Winters, husband of Virginia Smith, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Army, 1943, trained at Camp McCall, N.C. and Camp Polk, La. Served in Philippines, Japan, New Guinea, France and Germany. Awarded 5 Battle Stars, AP Ribbon.

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Smith, Egbert Vannoy

Sgt. Egbert Vannoy Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Olin Smith, Ballinger, husband of Mae Wood, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Camp Hood, Tex. Served in Philippines. Awarded GCM, AP, Victory and PL Ribbons.

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Smith, George E.

Pfc. George E. Smith, son of Nona Smith, Miles, attended Miles High.

Entered Army, 1943, trained at Camp Hulin, La. Served in Europe. Awarded EAME Ribbon, 5 Bronze Stars, and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Smith, Helen E.

Pvt. Helen E. Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Smith, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1943, trained at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Served in Morris Field, N.C. Discharged in 1946.

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Smith, J. D., Jr.

S/Sgt. J. D. Smith, Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Smith, Winters, husband of Nadien Hogan, Winters, attended Winters School

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Goodfellow Field, Tex., Gulfport, Miss., Upsilanti, Mich. and Walling Ford, Conn. Served in USA. Awarded GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Smith, Lawrence T.

R M2/c Lawrence T. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Smith, Jr., Winters attended Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1943, trained at San Diego, Calif. Served in Guam, Aleutians, and on board USS Silversides. Awarded AT, Victory, AP Ribbons, GCM, 2 Stars, Sub. Com. Badge with 2 Gold Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Smith, Luther H., Jr.

Pfc. Luther H. Smith, Jr. son of Mrs. L. H. Smith, Winters, graduate of Norton High.

Entered Army, 1945, trained on Parris Is., S.C. Served in USA. Awarded GCM. Discharged in 1946.

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Smith, Marvin R., Jr.

MM 3/c Marvin R. Smith, Jr., son of mr. and Mrs. M. R. Smith, Rt. 2, Wingate, attended Wingate High.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained in San Diego. Served in Hawaii and Philippines. Awarded PL, Victory, AP and AT Ribbons.

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Smith, Roy, Jr.

Sgt. Roy Smith, Jr., 208 8th, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith, Ballinger, husband of Lena Mae Smith, graduate of Itasca High.

Enterd Army, 1940, trained in Colo. and Wash. Served in Canada, Alaska and Aleutians. Awarded AT, Alaskan Def. with 1 Battle Star, and GCM. Discharged in 1945.

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Smith, Troy M.

S 1/c Troy M. Smith, 709 9th, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Smith, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1943, trained in San Diego and New London, Conn. Served in Australia, Philippines and China Sea. Awarded AP, AT, PL, 2 Stars, Victory and Submarine Conbat Pin with 3 Stars. Discharged in 1946.

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Smith, Woodrow W.

Sgt. Woodrow W. Smith, Box 342, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Smith, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Marines, 1941, trained in San Diego. Served in Asiatic Pacific. Awarded GCM, AP with 3 Stars and AT Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Smithson, James L.

Pfc. James L. Smithson, son of Pettit Smithson, Odem, attended Wingate High.

Entered Army, 1940, trained in Iceland and France. Awarded Purple Heart. Killed in action in France, 1944.

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Smithson, Jesse P.

Pfc. Jesse P. Smithson, son of Pettit Smithson, Odem, attended Wingate High.

Entered Army, 1941, trained at Ft. Benning, Ga. Served in European Theater. Awarded Combat Inf. Badge and ET Ribbon. Discharged in 1946.

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Snow, Eugene F.

S/Sgt. Eugene F. Snow, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Snow, Winters, husband of Helen Condra, attended Goldthwaite High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Goodfellow Field, Texas and Keesler Field, Miss. Served in USA. Awarded GCM.

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Sparkman, William T.

Capt. Chaplain William T. Sparkman, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Sparkman, Goldthwaite, husband of Alice Head, graduate of Howard Payne College.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Harvard Univ., Mass. Served in USA. Awarded GCM.

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Sparks, Willis H.

Pfc. Willis H. Sparks, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Sparks, Ballinger, husband of Billie Crager, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1943, trained at Camp Fannin, Texas. Served in European Theater. Awarded GCM, Purple Heart, 3 Battle Stars and ET Ribbon. Wounded in Germany, 1944. Discharged in 1945.

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Speer, A. Edwin

1st Lt. A. Edwin Speer, 600 8th, Ballinger, son of Mrs. Emma Speer, Ballinger, husband of Kay Lange, graduate of Winters High, attended Texas Tech.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained in Texas and Fla. Served in 8th Air Force in England. Awarded ET Ribbon with 3 Battle Stars, Soldier's Medal and Air Medal. POW for 2 years. Discharged in 1946.

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Spill, Clarence B.

Capt. Clarence B. Spill, Box 487, Winters, son of Ben Spill, Winters, husband of Olene Dunnam, graduate of Texas A & M.

Entered Army, 1942, trained in Mass., Md., Kan. and Ky. Served in France, Germany and Austria. Awarded ET with 2 Stars, Bronze Star and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Spill, Raymond

Major Raymond Spill, son of Mrs. Lena Spill, Rt. 2, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

Entered AAC, 1941, trained at Scott Field, Ill. and Fla. Served in South Pacific. Awarded Victory, Pre-Pearl Harbor, PL, AP, 8 Battle Stars, Pres. Unit Citation and OLC. Discharged in 1946.

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Spill, Walter A.

S/Sgt. Walter A. Spill, Rt. 4, Winters, son of Mrs. Lena Spill, Winters, husband of Genevieve Welch, graduate of Winters High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas and Sheppard Field, Texas. Served in USA. AWarded GCM and Victory Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Spreen, Alvin E.

Pfc. Alvin E. Spreen, Rt. 2, Talpa, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Spreen, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Camp Hood, Texas. Ssrved in Luzon in Radar School.

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Spreen, Fred E.

Sgt. Fred E. Spreen, son of Andy Spreen, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained in Texas, Okla., Ark., Kan. and Ky. Served in European Theater. Awarded Victory, Merit. Unit Award, AT, GCM, and ET Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Springer, E. Leon

Pfc. E. Leon Springer, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Springer, Rt. 1, Miles, attended Miles High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained in Kan., Mo., Mass. and N.J. Served in European Theater. Awarded AT, EAME, 3 Bronze Stars, GCM, Merit. Unit Award and Victory Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Sprinkle, James T., Jr.

SM 1/c James T. Sprinkle, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Sprinkle, Winters, husband of La Juan Puckett, attended Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained at Great Lakes, Ill. and Pearl Harbor. Served in Marshalls, Guam and SW Pacific. Awarded AP, GCM and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Sprott, James H.

Pfc. James H. Sprott, Rt. 2, Box 166, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Sprott, Cameron, husband of Oma Lee Jonget, Ballinger, attended Cameron High.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Camp Hood, Texas. Served in Japan. Awarded AP, AT, GCM and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Stanly, Jesse M.

Sgt. Jesse M. Stanly, son of Mr. and Mrs.J. J. Stanly, Miles, husband of Corlene Cabe, attended Miles High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas. Served in European Theater. Awarded Purple Heart, ET with 2 Battle Stars, AT, Victory Ribbons and GCM. Wounded in Germany, 1945. Discharged in 1945.

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Stanly, Robert L.

Pfc. Robert L. Stanly, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Stanly, Miles, husband of LuElla Baker, attended Miles High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained in Texas. Served in New Guinea, Philippines and Okinawa. Awarded AP Ribbon with 3 Stars. Wounded on Biak, 1944. Discharged in 1945.

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Stanley, A. Dealton

S./Sgt. A. Dealton Stanley, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Stanley, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas and Ft. Ord, Calif. Served in Philippines and Japan. Awarded GCM and Victory Ribbon with 3 Battle Stars

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Stanley, J. Delbert

A/S J. Delbert Stanley, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Stanley, Box 144, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

Entered AAC, 1944, trained in Texas, Calif., Ariz., Miss. and Va. Discharged in 1945.

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Stanley, Glen

S/Sgt. Glen Stanley, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Stanley, Winters, husband of Cyrene Andrews, attended Winters High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Camp Claiborne, La. Served in European Theater. Awarded GCM, Victory and ET Ribbons with 5 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Stehle, Ernell A.

Sgt. Ernell A. Stehle, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stehle, Rt. 3, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Army, 1940, trained in San Antonio, Texas. Served in European Theater. Awarded Am. Def., AT, ET with 4 Battle Stars, Combat Inf. Badge, GCM and Purple Heart. Wounded in Germany, 1945. Discharged in 1945.

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Steinbach, Otto A.

Sgt. Otto A. Steinbach, Rt. 1, Rowena, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Steinbach, Smithville, husband of Ella Halfmann, attended Grassville High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas. Served in EAME. Awarded ET with 3 Bronze Stars, Purple Heart, Silver STar and GCM. Wounded in Italy, 1943. Discharged in 1945.

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Stephens, Euel D.

PTR 3/c Euel D. Stephens, Box 473, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Stephens, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained in San Diego. Served in Marshalls. Awarded AP and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Stephens, Cyril C.

CM 1/c Cyril C. Stephens, Box 473, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil C. Stephens, husband of Frances Stephens, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Seabees, 1942, trained at Camp Bradford, Va., R. I., Miss. and California. Served in Aleutians, New Hebrides and Wake. Awarded GCM, AP and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Stewart, Lewis Neil

Y 3/c Lewis Neil Stewart, Box 347, Norton, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Chapman, Norton, graduate of Norton High.

Entered Navy, 1943, trained in San Diego on USS Leedstown. Served in Asiatic Pacific. Awarded Victory, PL with 2 Battle Stars, AP with 7 Battle Stars and AT Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Stone, Claude R., Jr.

AMMI 2/c Claude R. Stone, Jr., 801 9th, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Stone, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained in Idaho and Fla. Served in Philippines. Awarded AT, AP and Victory Ribbons.

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Stovall, Eugene D.

Sgt. Eugene D. Stovall, son of the late M. H. Stovall, Ballinger, graduate of Crews High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained in Kan., Wash., and S. C. Served in Asiatic Pacific. Awarded GCM, Victory, AP with 2 Battle Stars and PL Ribbon with 1 Battle Star. Discharged in 1945.

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Strother, Archie O., Jr.

Capt. Archie O. Strother, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Strother, Box 644, Ballinger, husband of Mary Boyle, graduate of Texas U.

Entered Army, 1941, trained in Texas and N. C. Served in USA and Canada. Awarded AT, GCM and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Stuart, John L.

WT 3/c John L. Stuart, 1402 Broadway, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emmitt F. Stuart, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained in San Diego and Gulfport, Miss. Served on USS Pennsylvania and USS Ballinger APA 234. Awarded Am. Def. Ribbon, Naval Unit Commendation, AP and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Stuart, Troy S.

S/Sgt. Troy S. Stuart, Box 184, Ballinger, husband of Marie Norwood, Ballinger, attended Millersview and San Angelo Schools.

Entered AAF, 1942, trained in Roswell, N.M. Awarded GCM, Air Crew Member and Airplane Mech. Medal. Discharged in 1945.

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Sturm, Louis G.

Cpl. Louis G. Sturm, Rt. 1, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Sturm, Ballinger, husband of Evangeline Rohmfeld, graduate of Christof Schools.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained in Texas, Ill. and S. C. Awarded GCM, Victory and AT Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Sturm, Richard P.

T/5 Richard P. Sturm, Box 122, Rowena, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sturm, Ballinger, husband of Mrs. Agnes Sturm, attended Christof School.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas. Served in Philippines. Awarded GCM.

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Sudberry, Thomas Weldon

T/5 Thomas Weldon Sudberry, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Sudberry, Winters, husband of Leta Lewis, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Robinson, Ark. Served in European Theater. Awarded GCM, Expert Rifleman, Pres. Unit Citation and ET Ribbon with 2 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1946.

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Sutphen, Merrell E.

ART 2/c Merrell E. Sutphen, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Sutphen, Ballinger, husband of Jeannie Walters, Eastland, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained in San Diego, Chicago and College Station, Texas. Served in USA and Philippines. Awarded AT, AP, PL, Victory Ribbons and GCM. Discharged in 1946.

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Sykes, Billy C.

1st Lt. Billy C. Sykes, 603 8th, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Sykes, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High and SAJC.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained in Texas, Okla., Ariz. and Calif. Served in CBI. Awarded DFC, 2 OLC, Air Medal, 1 OLC, CBI, 3 Battle Stars and Victory Ribbon. Discharged in 1946.

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Sykes, Mary M.

Y 2/c  Mary M. Sykes, Box 313, Winters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sykes, Winters, attended TSCW and HSU.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained at Hunter College, N.Y. and Cedar Falls, Iowa. Served in Dallas, Texas and Great Lakes, Ill. Awarded Victory and AT Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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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

Medals of the US Army
Service Ribbons of the US Army

US ARMY AWARDS, DECORATIONS, CAMPAIGN & SERVICE MEDALS

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