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The Men and Women in World War II from Runnels County

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Tankersley, Hugh

RdM 1/c Hugh Tankersley, son of Mrs. Earl Caudle, Ballinger, husband of Ruth Wood, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained in San Diego. Served on USS Kilty in South Pacific. Awarded AP, 11 Stars, Am. Def., GCM and Unit Citation. Discharged in 1945.

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Tatum, Jack B.

Jack B. Tatum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Tatum, Box 74, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1943, trained in San Diego. Served in South Pacific. Awarded AP, AT, PL Ribbons, 17 Battle Stars and 2 Pres. Citations. Discharged in 1946.

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Taylor, Bunia Russell

Cpl. Bunia Russell Taylor, son of Mrs. I. D. Taylor, Winters, husband of Sammie J. Shults, attended Enochs High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained in N.Y. and Colo. Served in Philippines and Ryukus. Awarded AT, AP, 5 Bronze Stars, PL, 1 Bronze Star and GCM.

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Taylor, Clement B.

1st Lt. Clement B. Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Taylor, Ballinger, husband of Ouida Sharpes, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained in Texas, Okla. and Kansas. Served in Asiatic Pacific. Awarded AT, AP, 6 Battle Stars, PL 1 Battle Star, Air Medal and Victory Ribbon.

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Taylor, Dennis R.

F 1/c Dennis R. Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Y. Taylor, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1945, trained in San Diego. Served on USS Greenwood.

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Taylor, J. W.

Cpl. J. W. Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Taylor, Norton, husband of Reta May Sparkman, graduate of Norton High.

Entered Army Ground Fources, 1943, trained at Camp Roberts, Calif. and Ft. Ord, Calif. Served in N. Guinea and Philippines. Awarded AP with 2 Bronze Stars, PL with 1 Bronze Star, GCM, Victory Ribbon and 3 Overseas Bars. Discharged in 1946.

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Taylor, William D.

SSML 3/c William D. Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Smith, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained in Texas, Calif. and R. I. Served on USS Teton AGC 14 in Asiatic Pacific. Awarded AP Ribbon.

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Taylor, William H.

T/5 William H. Taylor Box 582, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Bryant, Ballinger, husband of Ivy Dean Harrell, attended Crumby High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas and Camp Campbell, Ky. Served in European Theater. Awarded Unit Citation, GCM, and ET Ribbon with 1 Battle Star. Discharged in 1946.

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Tekell, Robert N.

F 1/c Robert N. Tekell, 1607 Houston, Plainview, husband of Lillian Ballew, Winters, attended Mazeland High.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained in San Diego. Served on USS Wm. C. Miller in Japanese Waters. Awarded AP Ribbon. Discharged in 1946.

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Terrell, Milton L.

Pfc. Milton L. Terrell, son of Mrs. J. E. Terrell, Rt. 1, Winters, graduate of Novice High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Robinson, Ark. Served in Philippines. Awarded GCM, AP, PL, Purple Heart and Victory Ribbons. Wounded on Luzon, 1945. Discharged in 1945.

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Thomas, Chester A.

T/Sgt. Chester A. Thomas, Box 384, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Thomas, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered AAF, 1943, trained in Mo., Texas, S. D., Wash. and Calif. Served in N. Guinea, Philippines and Okinawa. Awarded GCM, Air Medal, 1 Cluster, Dist. Unit Badge, AP, 5 Battle Stars, AT and PL Ribbons with 2 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Thomas, Dave F.

Pvt. Dave F. Thomas, Box 373, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Thomas, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Army, 1946, trained at Camp Polk, La. Served in S. Pacific.

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Thomas, John H.

MM 3/c John H. Thomas, Box 373, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Thomas, Winters, husband of Elva Seals, attended Stockdale High.

Entered Navy Cons Bn., 1943, trained in Providence, R. I. and Calif. Served in Azores and Philippines. Awarded ET, AP and PL Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Thornton, Harold S.

AOM 3/c Harold S. Thornton, son of Mr. and MRs. J. M. Thornton, Winters, husband of Clara Bell Baker, attended Crews High.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained in San Diego. Served on USS Lexington and in SW Pacific. Awarded Victory, AP, AT, PL Ribbons with 11 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1946.

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Thornton, James M.

S/Sgt. James M. Thornton, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Thornton, Winters, husband of Sadie Proctor, attended Coleman High.

Entered Army, 1939, trained at Camp Haan, Calif. Served in Alaska, France and Germany. Awarded AT, Am. Def., ET with 2 Battle Stars, Victory, Purple Heart, GCM and Combat Inf. Badge. Wounded in Germany, 1945. Discharged in 1945.

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Thornton, Lang S.

Pfc. Lang S. Thornton, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Thornton, Winters, husband of Mrs. Alta Collard, attended Coleman High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Camp Barkeley, Tex.

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Thornton, Lee Roy

Transferred to Reserve Corps in 1942. Discharged, 1942. PhM 2/c Lee Roy Thornton, Rt. 2, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Thornton, Winters, attended Crews High.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained in San Diego. Served on USS Medusa in S. Pacific. Awarded Victory, AP, Am. Def., PL Ribbon and GCM. Discharged in 1946.

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Thornton, W. Ben

T/Sgt. W. Ben Thornton, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Thornton, Winters, husband of Mrs. Kathlyn Martin, attended Coleman High.

Entered Army, 1935, trained at Ft. Clark, Texas. Served in Panama. Awarded AT, Am. Def., GCM and Victory Ribbons.

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Thomas, Sam B., Jr.

T/Sgt. Sam B. Thomas, Jr., son of Mrs. Ida Thomas, Miles, graduate of Miles High.

Entered Marines, 1942, trained in San Diego, Memphis, Tenn., Chicago, Ill. and Cherry Point, N. C. Served in Solomons and Philippines. Awarded GCM, Victory, Pres. Unit Citation, and AP Ribbon with 1 Battle Star. Discharged in 1946.

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Thompson, Claude, Jr.

T/5 Claude Thompson, Jr. Rt. 1, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Thompson, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High, attended Texas A & M.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Ft. McClellan, Ala. and Ft. Benning, Ga. SErved in Germany and Austria. Awarded AT, ET with 2 Battle Stars, GCM and Victory Ribbon. Discharged in 1946.

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Thompson, Robert L.

Robert L. Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Thompson, Rt. 1, Ballinger, attended Texas A & M.

Entered Navy, 1945, trained in Ottumwa, Iowa.

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Tindle, Curtis J.

S 2/c Curtis J. Tindle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Tindle, 511 Strong, Ballinger, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1943, trained in San Diego. Served in Asiatic Pacific. Awarded AT and AP Ribbon with 5 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Tinney, James F.

MM 3/c James F. Tinney, Rt. 3, Winters,son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Tinney, Norton, attended Norton High.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained in San Diego. Served in Philippines, Palau and Okinawa. Awarded AT, AP, 4 Battle Stars, PL, 2 Battle Stars and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Tisdale, Ray

Capt. Ray Tisdale, 1206 9th, Ballinger, son of Mrs. C. B. Tisdale, Tuscola, husband of Louise Alagood, graduate of AAC, Abilene.

Entered Army, 1942, trained in Aberdeen Prov. Grounds, Md. Served in USA. Awarded AT and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Townsend, Eugene E.

Pvt. Eugene E. Townsend, Winters, son of E. E. Townsend, Corsicana, attended Houston and Winters Schools.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas, Ft. Jackson, S. C., Camp Ellis, Ill. and Monroe, N.C. Served in European Theater. Awarded ET Ribbon, GCM, AT and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Traylor, Harrice Eugene

Pvt. Harrice Eugene Traylor, son of Mrs. W. E. Traylor, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Army, 1943, trained in Kearns, Utah and Jefferson Bks., Mo. Served in USA. Discharged in 1943.

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Tubbs, Edward M.

Sgt. Edward M. Tubbs, 312 SW 4th, Mineral Wells, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Tubbs, Wilment, husband of Betty Tanner, attended Wingate High.

Entered Army, 1941, trained in Texas, Pa., Ky., and N. C. Served in European Theater. Awarded AT, EAME, 2 Bronze Stars., GCM and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Turk, Herbert E.

Pfc. Herbert E. Turk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Turk, Wingate, attended Wingate High.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Ft. Bliss, Texas, Ft. Ord, Calif. and Camp Lee, Va. Served in Alaska. Awarded Sharpshooter Medal.

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Turner, Jack F.

T/Sgt. Jack F. Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Turner, Wall, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1941, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, Mo. and Camp Howze, Texas. SErved in Philippines. Awarded AO, GCM, Pre-Pearl Harbor, Victory and Am. Def. Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Turner, Marcus D.

Cpl. Marcus D. Turner, Box 27, Robert Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Turner, Norton, husband of Robbie Bell, attended Norton High.

Entered AAF, 1942, trained at Goodfellow Field, Texas, San Angelo, Texas and Greensboro, N. C. Served in China, Burma and India. Awarded GCM, CBI, 3 Battle Stars, Pres. Citation, and Victory Ribbon. Discharged in 1945.

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Ueckert, Chester C.

S 2/c Chester C. Ueckert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Ueckert, Ballinger, husband of Gene Hale, graduate of TCU.

Entered Navy, 1943, trained at Camp Wallace, Texas. Discharged in 1945.

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Ueckert, Richard W., Jr.

MaM 3/c Richard W. Ueckert, Jr., Box 675, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Ueckert, Ballinger, husband of Elizabeth Coley, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1944, trained in San Diego. Served in Marshalls. Discharged in 1946.

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Urbanek, Adolph F.

Cpl. Adolph F. Urbanek, son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Urbanek of Rowena, graduate of St. Joseph High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Wolters, Tex. Served in Italy. Awarded Combat Inf. Badge, GCM, ET and Victory Ribbons with 2 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1946.

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Urbanek, Raymond J.

WO Raymond J. Urbanek, son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Urbanek, Rowena, husband of Alyce Pace, San Antonio, attedned St. Joseph School.

Entered Army, 1936, trained at Camp Normoyle, Texas, Camp Barkeley, Texas, Camp Polk, La. and Camp Cooke, Calif. Served in Europe. Awarded GCM, Victory, Amer. Def., Occ. and ET Ribbons.

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Urbantke, Bernhard G.

Pfc. Bernhard G. Urbantke, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Urbantke, Rowena, husband of Vollie Redman, attended Sweet Home School.

Entered Army, 1944, trained in Tex. and Okla. Served in Guam. Awarded AP Ribbon and Overseas Service Bar. Discharged in 1945.

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Vinson, Lester L.

F 1/c Lester L. Vinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Vinson, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1945, trained in San Diego, Calif. Served in Philippines, Marshalls, Japan and Panama. Awarded Victory, PL, AT and AP Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Virden, Herman Ray

Pfc. Herman Ray Virden, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Virden, Ballinger, husband of Beaunita Tappee, Ballinger, graduate of Ballinger High.

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

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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

Paradise Lost A Tribute to the heroes of Pearl Harbor