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Harold Leon HALL, Ph. M 1/C graduated from Sallisaw high school in 1940. He was attending A. and M. college, Stillwater, at the time he enlisted, Sept. 9, 1941. He took his basic training in San Diego, and spent eight months in Sitka, Alaska, before being assigned to duty in the southwest Pacific. Their parents are Mr. and Mrs. Wade HALL, Oakland, Calif., formerly of Sallisaw. (Harold & Rex)
Lt. Rex Raymond HALL, 20 years old, graduated from Sallisaw high school with the class of 1942, enlisting the following August, he was assigned to the army air corps, and sent to Victoria, Texas for training; receiving his wings there, he was sent overseas, and is now stationed in England.
Joyce Raymond HAMILTON, aviation machinist mate 3-C US navy, was inducted Feb. 23, 1942 and received his boot training at San Diego. He went overseas in May, 1943 and returned to the States in Nov. 1944. He is now receiving special training at Chicago, Illinois. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. HAMILTON, Vian, he has three sisters and four brothers. Pfc. William Carl HAMILTON is in the Army.
M/Sgt. Roy F. HAMS made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Fide H. DOBBS, Muldrow, before he entered service in 1942. He was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, before going overseas. His wife, Edith HAMS, and son, Leroy, make their home at El Paso, Texas.
Lt. Billie B. HARAWAY, 22, a dive bomber pilot and son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. HARAWAY, Buena Vista, Alameda, Calif., is now stationed at Marine Corps Air Depot, Miramar, Calif. Lt. HARAWAY is a graduate of Sallisaw high school and Connor's Agricultural college, Warner, Okla. Lieut. HARAWAY is a veteran of 43 strikes and three tours of combat flying while operating from Allied airfields at Munda, Bougainville, Green Island and others in the south Pacific.
Douglas E. HARKREADER, S 1-c was going to school before he enlisted in the navy in August, 1941. He went into active service with the fleet as soon as his training was over. Seaman HARKREADER has two brothers in the service, one is an airplane inspector near Honolulu and the other is stationed at Pearl Harbor. These service men are the sons of George HARKREADER.
T/Sgt. Allen Richard HARRIS was a farmer before going into the army in 1942. He was assigned to a field artillery unit and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood before going overseas. His father is John HARRIS of Vian. His sister is Carmel ANDERSON of Tulsa. A brother, Henry HARRIS, lives at Vian.
A/C Cecil C. HARRISON was president of the first student council in the Sallisaw high school, where he graduated with the class of 1936. He was a civil service aircraft welder in Sacramento, Calif. when he entered the air corps June 29, 1943. He took his basic training at Sheppard Field, Tex. and went to Blackhills Teachers' College, Spearfish, S. D., for advanced training. He was taking pre-flight training at Santa Ana army air base, when he was given a furlough, which he spent in Sallisaw. On his return to the air base he was killed in a motor cycle accident near Kingman, Ariz., in an attempt to help the sheriff, who had requested him to join in a hunt for car thieves.
Sgt. Dean D. HARRISON is a graduate of Central high school, Muskogee. He attended Connor's college, Warner and Northeastern State College, Tahlequah. He was flight dispatcher at the Spartan School of Aeronautics, Muskogee, before he entered the army May 25, 1942. He was assigned to the anti-aircraft corps, Camp Callan, Calif. then to March Field, (air corps) California. He was given his sergeant's stripes Oct. 16, 1943. He is now serving as pay roll clerk in unit personnel at March Field. His parents are A. ? HARRISON, Sallisaw. His wife and one son reside in Riverside, Calif.
Doyne C. HARRISON, M. A. M. 3/C had been a rural mail carrier for 14 years on route 2 Vian prior to his induction Dec. 23, 1943. He went to San Diego for his boot training and took advanced training in San Francisco, where he is now stationed as an instructor in the Fleet post office. HARRISON is a graduate of Sallisaw high school and attended Northeastern State college, Tahlequah. His wife, Louise Clara, son, Billy Doyne, and daughter, Mildred Kathryn, whose home is Vian, are living in San Francisco temporarily. The two servicemen are sons of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. HARRISON, Sallisaw, and brothers of Mrs. R. L. BURCHFIEL, Sallisaw. (Cecil and Doyne C. )
S/Sgt. Jess HARRISON has been overseas for more than a year. First stationed overseas with a squadron in Burma, in June, 1943, he is now with a squadron of the air corps in China. Born in Sallisaw, he also attended school here. He is the son of Mrs. Mamie HARRISON of Tulsa.
Leroy Lee HARRISON is serving with the army in Alaska, since completing his training. Prior to his induction into the service he was engaged in farming. He is the son of the late L. L. HARRISON and Mrs. HARRISON, Sallisaw; and has three brothers, Elgin at home and Claudie and Elmer in the army.
Paul R. HARVELL was wounded in Germany March 19, 1945 while serving with the 104th Infantry division in the European are and received the Purple Heart for wounds received January 28. He was employed in the Richmond, Calif. shipyards when he enlisted May 30, 1944. His wife and two sons, Paul Douglas and Albert Pike make their home at Muldrow.
John E. HAWKINS, JR, is doing radio work for the army in the Hawaiian islands. He enlisted in the army reserve in May of 1942, and was sent to Omaha, Nev. for training in the army's radio school. He has been advanced to the rating of sergeant. The son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. HAWKINS, his wife, Marie and their 17 months-old son, John Elvin 3rd all make their home in Sallisaw, as does his sister, Lois CRABTREE. Sgt. HAWKINS was graduated from the Sallisaw high school with the class of 1934 and had been engaged in radio repair and service since that time.
S/Sgt. James Carl HEATH was a farmer before enlisting in the army August 14, 1938. He was assigned to the infantry and after his period of training sent overseas in 1943, and is now fighting with the second division somewhere in France. His wife, Lucille, resides in McKinney, Texas.
F/Sgt. Odes Hubert HEATH is located at Camp Breckenridge, Ky. with a field artillery unit. He enlisted in the army Feb. 14, 1931. His wife makes her home in Gore. They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. James B. HEATH. (James & Odes)
Sgt. Robert L. HEFTON enlisted for service Aug. 5, 1942, and during his period of training had been stationed at 11 different bases. He graduated from Vian high school with the class of 1936, and was farming before entering service. His wife, Ruth, makes her home in Vian, as do his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill HEFTON.
Wade HELMS is the 24-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. R. HELMS of Bunch, Okla. He attended school in Marble and Muldrow. For three years prior to his induction he was employed in an aircraft plant in California. Entering the army in July, 1944, he was assigned to the infantry and stationed at Camp Roberts for training, where he is at the present time. His wife makes her home with her parents in San Diego.
Joe Edward HENDRIX, JR. has been overseas since completing his training and is now somewhere in France. He is the son of Joe Edward HENDRIX, Sr. of Gans. He had been farming before his induction September 23, 1942. Three brothers and one sister reside in Gans.
Cpl. Louis Grady HENDRIX is serving overseas somewhere in England. He was driving a school bus when he entered the army June 3rd. His wife, Dollie, resides in Gans. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Edward HENDRIX and three brothers and one sister live in Gans.
Pvt. Byron Eugene HENNING has been in the army since December 1, 1941, just 6 days before Pearl Harbor. He first went to Fort Sill and later to Camp Roberts, Calif., where he received a medal as sharpshooter. Pvt. HENNING is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. HENNING of Vian route 2. He is a member of the Baptist church.
Pfc. Arvil HENSON, member of the Army Air Corps, enlisted in the service eight days after Pearl Harbor, and went to Camp Robinson, Ark. Other camps where he received training were Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and Merced, Calif. While at Merced, his duties were in the filing department. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence HENSON live at Muldrow.
L. Castile HERRINGTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. HERRINGTON, has been overseas since June of 1944 and is stationed with the Third Armored division in the European theater of action. Lieut. HERRINGTON attended officers' candidate school at Fort Knox, Ky. and was also stationed at Camp Chaffee, Ark. His wife, Mrs. Vida HERRINGTON, and son, Robert Alan, make their home with her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. E. PHILLIPS, Muldrow.
Robert Melvin HIGHT, S 2/C, enlisted in the Navy May 9, 1944 and was assigned to the USS Rockwell upon completion of his basic training. He is the son of Mr. W. J. HIGHT and was employed by a railroad at the time he entered service.
Pfc. Ross K. HIGHTOWER, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. HIGHTOWER, is now serving with a tank destroyer unit in the European theater with the Third Army. He went overseas February 3, 1944 and was stationed in England for several months before going to France. Born in Sequoyah county, he attended Sallisaw public school, and was employed by a shoe company in Austin, Texas, before going into the army Dec. 29, 1942. His wife, Helen, resides in Nashville, Tenn.
Cpl. Blair W. HIGLE, who is serving with the army engineers, enlisted for service, November 21, 1942 at Lubbock, Texas. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. HIGLE, Sallisaw, route 2, and has one sister, Mrs. J. D. HALE, living in Borger, Texas.
Cpl. Jack HILDERBRAND, a farmer in civilian live, enlisted in the army September 16, 1940 and received his promotion to Corporal May 1, 1941. HILDERBRAND spent 16 months in a CCC camp after finishing high school at Gans. He is the son of Mrs. Maggie HILDERBRAND of Muldrow.
Warren M. HILL, Petty Officer first class, took his Sea Bea training at Norfolk, Va. and spent over a year on duty in Newfoundland before being sent to Providence, Rhode Island where he is now stationed. HILL owned the Hamburger Inn before he entered service. His wife, the former Audie Lee BROGDON, is now with her husband in Rhode Island.
Sgt. Paul Raymond HINES a radio technician in the signal corps, is a Sallisaw boy, being born here 29 years ago. He graduated from Sallisaw high school, and attended A. and M. College, Stillwater. He was a salesman before entering the army May 3, 1942. His first training station was Fort Bliss, Texas. He is now at Camp Crowder, Mo. His wife, Fern Alene, accompanied him to Camp Crowder. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick HINES, Sallisaw, he has a brother Leslie HINES, and a sister, Mrs. Lois WORLEY, living at Portales, N. M. Willie Mae HINES, Sallisaw and Mrs. Gladys RUSH, Houston, Tex. also are sisters.
Dave L. HIXSON, USMC, was employed by a furniture factory in Fort Smith before entering service April 7, 1944. He took his boot training at San Diego and Camp Pendleton, Calif. where he ranked as one of the best marksmen in his company. He is now somewhere in the Pacific theater. His wife and three children live in Muldrow. They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. HIXSON, Muldrow. Two other brothers, Everett serving in the navy, and S. Sgt. Roy HIXSON are somewhere overseas..
Evert HIXON who was born in Muldrow is located at the naval training station in Farragut, Idaho. Inducted June 14, this year, HIXON was employed by Ward's Furniture factory in Fort Smith. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. HIXON of Muldrow. His wife, Hazel and their two daughters, Sheryal Jean and Carole Janet also live in Muldrow.
Wayne HIXSON, seaman second class, entered the navy May 11, 1943. Received his boot training at San Diego and was sent to the Hawaiian Islands, where he has been for the past six months.
Ray J. HODGES was a farmer before entering the army April 17, 1944. He was first stationed at Camp Robinson, Ark., but is now at Camp Bowie, Texas. His father is William Henry HODGES. His wife and four children reside in Muldrow, route 4.
Olen Floyd HOLMES, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie HOLMES, R. 4, Muldrow, enlisted in the United States navy April 8, 1944, and took his basic training at Williamsburg, Va. His wife, Doris Maxine HOLMES, and one child, Doris Jean, live on Muldrow route two.
Cleda Clifton HOLT, 20 year old, enlisted in the Waves. Went to New York for boot training, from there to Texas, and is now, located in Alabama. She is a graduate of Roland high school and Tulsa business college.
Dayton V. B. HOLT, USMC, was inducted June 14, 1944. He took his boot
training at San Diego, and is now stationed with the fleet marine force at
Oceanside, Calif. His wife, Geneva, and small son reside in Van Buren.
Mother of the Wave and Marine is Mrs. Viola HOLT TABOR, Muldrow, route 1.
Jack M. HOLT, 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charley B. HOLT, Vian, was reported killed in action in France July 16, 1944. He had been in service since May 8, 1943, with a tank destroyer unit.
L. O. HOLT, S 2/C is another son of Mr. and Mrs. Charley HOLT, Vian. He was engaged in defense work in Phoenix, Ariz., when inducted Nov. 17, 1943. He took his boot training at Camp Peary, Va., later going to Davis Field, R. I. where he is now stationed. His wife, Phyllis, and two children live in Vian.
Pvt. Rufus E. HONEYCUTT was a farmer before he turned paratrooper on going in the armed services Jan. 11, 1944. He was trained at Ft. Benning, Ga. and at Camp Roberts, Calif. HONEYCUTT attended school at Marble City. His mother is Mrs. Eva WALLACE of Vian. His wife, Delores and their daughter, Doris also live near Vian.
Cpl. George A. HOOD, who went in the army, February 28, 1943, is now serving on foreign soil. He has two brothers in the service Pfc. Raymond HOOD stationed in New Guinea, and Pvt. Howard T. HOOD in England. The soldiers are the sons of Mrs. Jennie HOOD, Uniontown, Arkansas, formerly of Short.
Pfc. Kenneth Leroy HOOVER, 19 years old, USMC, was sent to the southwest Pacific in March 1944, where he saw action in the battle of Saipan. He was employed by Kaiser shipyards, Richmond, Calif. before induction October 26, 1943. His father, J. C. HOOVER lives in Muldrow, route l. His wife, Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. NICHOLS of Muldrow, route 4, is employed at the navy yard, Mare Island, Calif.
Charles W. HORN, A. M. 2/C, has been overseas since October, 1943. He was a carpenter, employed at Camp Gruber before enlisting May 27, 1942. Sent to San Diego for his boot training, he took A. M. training at the navy pier, Chicago, and in Florida. His mother, Mrs. Nannie HORN makes her home in Vian.
Pfc. Clyde Morris HORN is now seeing duty in the Pacific theater, being located somewhere in New Guinea. Prior to his induction Dec. 28, 1942, he was working for Douglas Aircraft Corporation at Tulsa. He has a wife, Vera Mae, and two children who reside at Claremore. The three boys are sons of Mrs. Sidney HORN, Vian. ( Jack, Guy, Clyde)
Guy Kelly HORN was employed by an aircraft plant at San Diego at the time of his induction July, 1943 and was assigned to duty with the merchant marines, at St. Petersburg, Fla. and Charleston, S. C. He is now somewhere in France. Kelly was born in Vian and went to school there, graduating high school, and later enrolling in the University of Alabama.
Idus Ray HORN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rubin D. Horn, Muldrow, Route 3, was a mechanic before his induction Jan. 21, 1944. After his period of training in the States he was sent overseas, and is now serving somewhere in Italy. His wife, Belle with five children, resides in Muldrow, route 3.
Jack Moore HORN was inducted December, 1943, and was stationed with the 193rd Infantry Battalion at Camp Blanding, Fla., for six months. He recently received a medical discharge. He was employed by Douglas Aircraft Co. at Tulsa before going in the Army.
Capt. Woodrow Wilson HORN, 26 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. HORN, Sallisaw, was employed in a defense plant in Tulsa when he enlisted. He was assigned to the infantry and sent to Fort Warren, Wyo. He formerly served a term with the regular army, 1936-1939, after which he was a reserve for two years and was recalled from that status Feb. 10, 1941. He returned to the States in March, 1944, after spending 18 months in central Africa, Libya, Tunisia, Malta, Sicily and Egypt.
Arvel Woodrow HOUSER assumed his duties with the army air corps in August, 1943, after graduating from the army air forces technical training command in October, 1942, at Chanute Field, Ill. He is stationed at Lubbock, Tex. His wife lives in Broken Arrow. HOUSER obtained his education at Muldrow, Central high, Connor's at Warner, and Northeastern, Tahlequah, where he took his B.S. degree. He was teaching before entering the service.
John Vernon HOUSER was a member of the fighting force that participated in the North African campaign and went on in the big push to Italy. Still located in Italy, he has been overseas since August of 1943. HOUSER enlisted in the service in the summer of 1941. He was farming before that time. A member of the 1940 graduating class of the Sallisaw high school, HOUSER later attended college at Connor's, in Warner. His wife lives on route 2, Sallisaw, as do his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. HOUSER.
Thomas Scott HOUSER, S 2/C is with the seabees stationed in the Hawaiian Islands. He has been overseas for about nine months. he was a carpenter before induction Sept. 1943. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Scott HOUSER.
J. T. HOWARD has been in England since March of this year. Before going overseas he was first stationed at the time of induction, January 16, 1942, with a field artillery outfit, at Camp Roberts, Calif., and later moved to Camp Barley and on to Fort Dix, N. J. before going overseas.
Paul Wallace HOWARD, a brother of J. T. HOWARD, is in Italy. He is in the infantry and got his first training at Camp Fannin, Texas. he went on to Fort Meade, Md. and went to Italy from there. Both soldiers are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie E. HOWARD of Muldrow. They went to school at Paw Paw and Roland. Paul Wallace HOWARD left school to enter the service last January.
M.P. George W. HOWELL, son of H. R. HOWELL, Muldrow, who went into the army September 1, 1942, at Ft. Sill, recently received an honorable discharge. Before entering the service he was employed as a guard at the penitentiary at McAlester. HOWELL received his education at Long grad school, Sallisaw High and at Northeastern State College at Tahlequah. He has four sisters and two brothers, one of them in the armed forces.
James F. HOWELL is doing military police duty in Stockton, Calif. He is, the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. HOWELL of Muldrow. He was born in Long and went to school at New Hope and Sallisaw high. He enlisted August 6, 1942, with the air corps and was trained in Florida for MP duty. He recently visited his parents in Muldrow. He has six sisters and four brothers. He was a farmer before entering the army.
Walton G. HOWELL has been at sea since March of this year and members of the family believe he is around Saipan and he Marshalls. Most interested in "licking the Japs' he is undecided whether to put in 20 years service with the navy and retire or to finish college when the war is over. HOWELL went in the navy October 27, 1942 and was sent to the Great Lakes naval training station. His rating now is metalsmith first class and he is aboard a carrier in the Pacific. He went to school in Okmulgee, later attended county schools, finished Muldrow high school in 1940 and went to Connor's at Warner and A. and M., Stillwater. He was a student and farmer at time he entered the service. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. S. HOWELL of Muldrow.
Frank Hudson HUGGINS sailed from the States in July of this year for duty in the south Pacific. Cpl. HUGGINS spent seven month in northeast Oregon on maneuvers. He is the son of Mrs. Max REAGER of Sallisaw. He received his education in the Sallisaw schools and was graduated from high school. Before his induction December 11, 1942, he was employed by Bell Telephone Co., Oklahoma City, as an engineer. He has one sister, Mary Janice, who lives in Norman.
Cpl. Wash S. HUMPHREY is now somewhere in Italy, he enlisted for service February 6, 1941, and was sent to Africa April 20, 1943. From there he went with the fighting forces into Sicily, where he was wounded Sept. 25, 1943, and confined to a hospital for 10 months, receiving the Purple Heart while in the hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Grover HUMPHREY, Sallisaw, route 1, are his parents. He has three sisters.
Pvt. R. O. INGLE Sequoyah county attorney, entered service in October of 1942 and was at Fort Sill and Camp Robertson, Ark. with the 170th Infantry Training Battalion. He was given a discharge in June of 1943. His son, Pvt. Gene INGLE entered service in October of 1940 and was attached to the Headquarters Company D.E.M. L., at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He was discharged in January of 19042.
Cpl. Shirley D. IRVIN, son of Mrs. Sedalia IRVIN, Muldrow, route 4, is with the signal service in the air corps in the Southwest Pacific. Cpl. IRVIN, a farmer in civilian life, went in the army August 26, 1942 and went to San Bernardino, Calif. for his basic training. Later he was stationed at Reno, Nev., and Great Falls, Mont., before going overseas in December 1943.
Kiowah ISHAM, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee ISHAM, Vian, was killed in action in the European area October 10, 1943. His wife, the former Norma DUPER, now makes her home in Worchester, Mass.
Sgt. Frank ISRAEL, is stationed somewhere in England. He holds the rating of first sergeant. He was inducted on March 18, 1941. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Burgin ISRAEL of Gans, he went to school at Buffington, Brent, and graduated from the Gans high school. He has one brother and three sisters.
Alfred Lewis IVANHOE, inducted Oct. 13, 1941, was assigned to a cavalry ordnance division in Texas. From there he moved with the 153rd field artillery battalion to Fort Riley, Kans. In April, 1944, he went to England, going from there to France in June , where he is now stationed. IVANHOE's wife, Geraldine, and son, Gary, live in Sallisaw, route 1.
Lt. Teddy F. IVEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. IVEY, Muldrow, was killed in action in England March 27, 1944. He was a bombadier-navigator. Lieutenant IVEY graduated from Tulsa high school in 1941. He has four brothers and one sisters.
Albert E. JACKSON, S 2/C, son of Wayne JACKSON of Muldrow, was employed by the highway department when he went into service Feb. 4, 1944. He is now stationed at San Diego taking training. His wife, the former Mabel HUTCHENS, and their three children are living in San Diego.
Pfc. Bill JACKSON, husband of Mrs. Gertie JACKSON, Gore, Okla., was killed in action Oct. 26, 1944, in Belgium. He entered the service November 16, 1942, and took his basic training at Camp Adair, Ore. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. JACKSON, live at Gore.
Sgt. Clell D. JACKSON was a member of the fighting force that participated in the North African and Sicilian campaigns. From there going to Italy where he is now located. A graduate of Gans high school, he was a salesman when inducted Jan. 20, 1941. His parents Mr. and Mrs. J. M. JACKSON, live on route 4, Muldrow
Cpl. Eathel K. JACKSON was inducted June 3, 1942 and has been overseas since April, 1943, where he is a member of a division of army engineers. Born in Muldrow, JACKSON had lived in Sequoyah county all his life. His father, Sam JACKSON, lives in Muldrow.
Pfc. Fred C. JACKSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Jackson, Muldrow, was employed in a furniture factory in Ft. Smith when he entered the army March 24, 1943. His last training station was Fort Ord, Calif. where he was stationed until sent overseas in October, 1943. He is now somewhere in the southwest Pacific.
S/Sgt. George D. JACKSON is somewhere in England. At the time of his induction, Jan. 25, 1942, he was in defense work. Mr. and Mrs. William JACKSON are his parents. His wife, Sarah A. JACKSON lives in Vian.
Sgt. George D. JACKSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. JACKSON, Gore, entered the service January 25, 1943 and is now overseas. Sgt. JACKSON attended school at Gore and his wife, Sarah Alice JACKSON, is making her home in Vian for the duration.
Lockhart JACKSON, son of Dove JACKSON, Vian, entered the service March 17, 1943 and was sent to Ft. McClellan for training before going overseas. He was with the fifth army in Italy for a year before receiving wounds that made him unable to return to combat duty. He was awarded the Purple Heart and returned to the States to recuperate. After spending a 23 day leave with his family he has reported to Hot Springs for re-assignment.
Pvt. R. L. JACKSON, 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James JACKSON, Sallisaw, entered the service July 29, 1943 and was sent to Sheppard Field, Texas for his basic training. He is now somewhere in England. Pvt.. JACKSON was employed as a clerk in Seaman's store at the time of his enlistment.
Pvt. Troy Carl JACKSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. JACKSON, Gore, entered the service July 27, 1943 and is now at Fort Custer, Mich. Pvt. JACKSON attended school at Gore and was employed as a general mechanic before his enlistment. His wife, Ida Ellen JACKSON, also lives at Gore.
Charles Creager JACOBS, Warrant Pharmacist, was a student when he enlisted Aug. 1, 1930 at Minneapolis and went to Great Lakes naval training station before attending naval hospital school at San Diego. He served as a hospital corpsman at the naval hospital on Mare Island, and later being assigned to duty in the Hawaiian Islands. He was at Pearl Harbor at the time of the sneak attack Dec. 7, 1941, and is now at an advanced base, somewhere in the south Pacific. His mother, Mrs. Mae JACOBS resides in Muldrow, while his wife, Mrs. Julia JACOBS resides in Norfolk, Va.
Delmer Lee JACOBS was a farmer before becoming a soldier in October, 1939. He was stationed in New Guinea and Australia until last spring, when he returned to the States, and is now on military police duty in Detroit. His mother, Mrs. Lizzie JACOBS, lives in Sallisaw. His wife, Mrs. Betty JACOBS, makes her home in Chicago.
James Karges JACOBS, S 2/C was a senior in high school when he enlisted in the navy March 1, 1944. His first training station was Farragut, Idaho. He is now in radio school, Yerba Buena Island, at San Francisco.
Willard Creager JACOBS, 3/C USN, was a senior in high school when he enlisted Nov. 1, 1942, and went to Farragut, Idaho, for his basic training. For the past year and a half he has been on submarine, U.S. Marlin, somewhere in the Atlantic. Parents of the two sailors are Mr. and Mrs. Willard JACOBS, Chicago. (James & Williard)
Willis Belvin JACOBS lieutenant (jg) enlisted in the navy April 22, 1917(?) and has served six enlistments including the present one. Most of the time he been in submarine service. At present is on U.S.S. Kingbird. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Willis JACOBS, Muldrow, who are both deceased. He has a wife and two children who reside in Muldrow.
Glen JAMES, 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. JAMES, Marble City, was inducted in the army air corps June 15, 1943. Took his basic training at Sheppard Field, Tex., going on to mechanic's school at Amarillo and Yuma, Ariz. he is now somewhere in the south Pacific. Two sisters and two brothers live in Marble City.
Pfc. Obed C. JAMES, JR., entered the service February 2, 1943 and was sent to Fort Knox, Ky., for his basic training . He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. O. C. JAMES, Sallisaw and was employed by the Highway Construction Co. at Muskogee at the time of his enlistment. Pfc. JAMES is now in the European theater of operations.
Pfc. Amos Marion JILES is stationed somewhere in England. He went in the service April 8, 1943 and was first stationed at Fort Sill. He was moved to Camp Livingston, La., before going overseas. He is the son of Mrs. Myrtle C. JILES of Sallisaw. he was born at Long and went to school at Central High. Until the time of enlisting in the service he was employed by the Mid-Continent Refinery in Tulsa.
Pfc. Charlie E. JOHNSON is a brother of William JOHNSON. They are the sons of Mrs. Nancy JOHNSON and the late Arlo J. JOHNSON of Sallisaw. Chlie JOHNSON went in the service in the summer of 1942 and was sent from Fort Sill to Laredo, Texas. They have three brothers and two sisters.(William & Charlie)
Pvt. Enoch JOHNSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray JOHNSON, Muldrow, entered the army July 6, 1942 and was sent to South Carolina for his training. He was engaged in farming for J. F. Fox at the time of his enlistment. His wife, Irene JOHNSON, and son, James, are making their home at Muldrow.
Pvt. Everett Rosco JOHNSON, 22, son of Mrs. Julia WEST, route 2, Vian , took his basic training at Fort Sill. Private JOHNSON attended school at McKey and was farming at the time he entered the service.
Cpl. Mose Douglas JOHNSON entered the service June 12, 1942. He was sent to San Francisco for training in the quartermaster's division, later going to Hawaii. While serving in Honolulu he received a certificate as "checker." At present he is in the Marshall Islands at Kwajelein. The Franklin J. JOHNSONs, Roland, are his parents.
Pvt. Perry D. JOHNSON, son of Jim and Minnie JOHNSON, entered service March 7, 1941, and took his basic training at Camp Robinson, Little Rock, Ark., and advanced training in California, North Carolina and Florida, where he served as instructor. He is now serving in the India-Burma area. His father, Jim JOHNSON, pioneer Sequoyah county colored man, is seriously ill in a Fort Smith hospital.
Pfc. William H. JOHNSON is a member of the medical corps. He went in the army in the spring from Fort Sill to Camp Howze, Tex.
James U. L. JOHNSTON took his citizen's military training during the summers of 1936-37 at Ft. Sill, and was a member of the National Guard of Tulsa for three years before his induction March 10, 1944. He was assigned to the army air corps, and is now stationed at Stuttgart, Ark. His wife, Leota, and three children, reside in Tulsa. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. James M. JOHNSTON, Gore.
Pfc. Joe F. JOHNSTON, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. JOHNSTON at Muldrow, entered the service in March of 1942 and took his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. JOHNSTON is with the troops of the Persian Gulf Service Command in Russia and has been in the Iran area for over a year.
Pfc. John E. JOHNSTON, JR., son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. JOHNSTON, Muldrow, entered the army in March of 1942 and took his basic training at Camp Barkeley, Texas, before being sent to Europe. He was employed by the Missouri-Pacific railroad company at Van Buren, Arkansas at the time he enlisted. T/Cpl. Bill JOHNSTON has been in the European theater of action over two years and in his last letter home he stated he would be home soon. Cpl. JOHNSTON is with the army engineers and is assigned to the water supply division.
Cpl. James JONES, Jr. is the 21 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Jones of Gans. He recently received a good behavior award and has been promoted to corporal from private, first class. He is stationed at Camp Robinson, Ark. with an infantry outfit. When he went in the service he was first assigned to the anti-aircraft battery and was sent to Camp Callan, Calif. From there he went to Camp Haan and then was transferred to his present station.
Johnnie H. JONES was employed in a furniture factory in Fort Smith at the time of his induction Oct. 31, 1942. His period of training took him to Sheppard Field, Texas, Inglewood, California, Kansas City, Savannah, Ga., and Florence, S. C. He is overseas serving as a member of a flying crew on a B-25 Mitchell bomber. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. JONES, reside in Muldrow, route 1.
Carl Dean JORDAN, 18 years old, was born in Gore. After attending school at Carlile and Vian, he graduated from Central High, Muskogee. He had been working in a feed store before entering the service July 25, 1944. He is now stationed at Sheppard Field, Tex. where he is an AAA radio mechanic. Mrs. Lillie JORDAN, Muskogee, is mother of the two boys. ( Mose & Carl)
Harland JORDAN, Yeoman second Class, entered service May 30, 1942 and was assigned to the Navy Department at Washington and later sent to the Hawaiian Islands. JORDAN was employed by the Sallisaw State Bank prior to entering service. His wife, Mrs. Teresa JORDAN, and daughter Lanna Beth make their home at McAlester, Okla.
Pfc. Mose Beautine JORDAN, after his induction in February, 1943, was located in Camp Mackall, N. C., with a division of airborne glider troops. From there he was assigned to Camp Polk, La., before going overseas. He is now located in New Guinea, where he has joined the paratroopers.
Herbert Eugene KEARNEY is serving with a detachment of the medical corps in a 52nd field hospital somewhere in the south Pacific. A graduate of Pryor high school, he was employed in a drug store before entering the service March 16, 1943. KEARNEY reported to Ft. Sill then for training in the medical corps was transferred to Arkansas A & M College at Jonesboro, thence to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. His first camp duty was when he was transferred to Camp Chaffee, from there he reported to Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco, Calif. He went overseas May 4th of this year. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Herbert KEARNEY of Sallisaw.
Dale KECK, S 2/c, grandson of Mrs. Eva KECK, Sallisaw, enlisted in the Navy five years ago and is stationed at San Diego, Calif. KECK is a graduated of Midwest high school, Midwest, Wyo., and was farming at the time he entered service. He has one brother, Corporal William KECK, who is stationed near San Diego.
Pfc. Herman Gordon KECK attended Kesterson schools, and graduated from Sallisaw high school and School of Commerce, Bartlesville. He was a civil service employee at the time of his induction. He took his basic training in post ordinance at Ft. Ord, Calif., and is now in New Guinea with the 43rd battalion. His father, J. E. KECK, lives on route 2, Sallisaw, as do a sister, Peggy and a brother, Tom.
Sgt. Jack D. KECK, a native of Sequoyah county, was farming when he enlisted Sept. 24, 1942. After his period of training had ended he was sent overseas on Aug. 15, 1943 and has been in Italy since that time. The two boys are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar KECK, Vian. (Lovely & Jack)
Lovely J. KECK, was a farmer before going into service March 31, 1944. He was in Fort Bliss, Tex., with AAA, until June 28, 1944, since that time he has been stationed at Burbank, Calif.
Ray Monroe KEITH, 22 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam KEITH, route 2, Sallisaw, entered the service Nov. 23, 1942. Attached to the heavy artillery division he was given his basic training at Ft. Bliss, Texas, afterward Camp Cooke, Calif., then overseas to Australia. He is now somewhere in New Guinea.
Pictured above are Euel Charles BLOUNT, Pvt. Coy James BLOUNT, Pvt. Ray Monroe KEITH and Pvt. William H. JOHNSON who entered the service in November of 1942 and trained at Fort Bliss, Texas and Camp Cooke, Calif. The boys have also served in Australia and New Guinea, where this picture was taken, and are now together in the Philippines. Audie McCOMBS, who is not pictured, has been with the boys during this time.
Pfc. Fred KELTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. O. KELTON, route 1, Sallisaw, entered service November 22, 1943 and was stationed in Lincoln, Neb., as a flight instructor for the army air corps. He is now an instructor at Lowery Field, Denver, Colo. His wife, Mrs. Glenna KELTON, and son, Richard Duane make their home in Denver.
Sgt. Millard Bernell KELTON graduated from Muldrow high school and attended Northeastern State college, Tahlequah. He was employed as a shoe salesman in Ft. Smith when he enlisted in November, 1942. He was assigned to the army air corps and sent to Laredo, Tex. after having first reporting to Camp Robinson, Ark. He later went to Kearne Field, Utah, where he is station at the present time. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. W. R. KELTON, Muldrow. He has two sisters and one brother also of Muldrow.Beauford Leonial KIBBEE, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. KIBBEE, on route 2, Sallisaw, was farming when he entered the army in September, 1943. He was sent to Camp Bowie, Texas, where he was assigned to a medical detachment.
Cpl. Wayne KELTON, another son of Mr. and Mrs. E. O. KELTON, route 1, Sallisaw, entered service May 19, 1943 and took his basic training at Camp Maxey, Texas, Richmond, Ky., and South Carolina, before going overseas in September of 1944. He served with Patton's Third army. He has been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and the Purple Heart.
John C. KEYS, like his brother is doing military police duty being located in the Panama Canal zone, since taking his training at Ft. Custer, Mich. He entered the service Aug. 10, 1943. His wife, Mrs .Maudie KEYS and baby make their home in Sallisaw. They are sons of Mr. and Mrs. L. K. KEYS, Sacramento, Calif., former Sallisaw residents.
Sgt. Louis KEYS, JR. is doing military police duty in Long Beach, Calif. He was inducted Sept. 14, 1942, in the army air corps and trained for MP duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. He was working in a refining plant in California at the time of going into the service. His wife and baby reside in Martin's Ferry, Ohio.
Beauford Leonial KIBBEE, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. KIBBEE, on route 2, Sallisaw, was farming when he entered the army in September, 1943. He was sent to Camp Bowie, Texas, where he was assigned to a medical detachment.
David Henry KIDD is one of the Americans in Rome. He was in the Sicilian campaign, and went on to Rome with his outfit. KIDD was a welder in a garage before he was inducted in June of 1942. He first went to Tulsa and from there to a station in Georgia and on to Florida, for his training. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Young KIDD of Muldrow. His wife, Aucle and their daughter, Carolyn, live on route 2, Muldrow.
James Jackson KILLER was employed by Reynolds-Davis Truck Line before his enlistment in the navy. He received his boot training at San Diego, and is now in service with the Pacific fleet. The sailor is the son of Mrs. Nan KILLER, Sallisaw and was educated in schools here.
Mac Dowell KILPATRICK, S 2/C went into service October 5, 1943. He was sent to Great Lakes naval training base for boot training, and is now stationed at a naval training maintenance depot, Norfolk, Va. His wife, Cleo, lives in Claremore. His parents, Ada and Will KILPATRICK, live in Sallisaw.
Elmo Roy KING has been a member of army air forces since he enlisted Aug. 5, 1942. After leaving Fort Sill he took his basic training in St. Petersburg, Fla., and then went to Minter Field, Calif., where he was stationed until June. From there he went to Grenview Field, N. H., for six weeks, and on to Presque Isle, Me., where he is taking a 90-day mechanical course. A native of the county he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess KING of Sallisaw. Thomas KING of Ft. Smith is his brother. He is a graduate of the Muldrow high school.
Pfc. Jack KING, husband of Delila KING, route three, Muldrow, entered service August 22, 1941 and took his basic training at Fort Bliss, Texas. KING went overseas in February of 1944 and was wounded April 18, 1945 and is now in a hospital in England. He was recently awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
Cpl. Joyce D. (Bud) KINSEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. KINSEY attended school in Miller Ridge and Central High. He was working at Camp Chaffee when he entered the service Nov. 4, 1942, and was made a coast guard and sent to Camp McQuaide, Calif., later being transferred to the airborne division at Ft. Bliss, Texas, after which he was sent to Australia in July 1943. After a few months he was sent on to New Guinea, where he is now stationed. His wife, Wanda Mitchell KINSEY, and their small daughter are making their home with her parents near Muldrow.
Jack W. KIRK, 19 years old was inducted March 20, 1944, and is stationed at Ft. Bliss, Texas, where he has just returned after a leave of absence spent with his family. His wife, Dorothy, and daughter reside in Marble City, as does his mother, Mrs. Owen KIRK.
S/Sgt. John KIRK, husband of Mrs. Mamie KIRK, and son of Mrs. Esta KIRK, both of Marble City, was wounded while serving with the 7th army in France on March 15th. Sergeant KIRK graduated from Sallisaw high school in 1937 and entered the service May 20, 1944. He took his basic training at Camp Fannin, Texas and went overseas in November of 1944.
S. Sgt. John Alex KIRK, a graduate of Muldrow high school, enlisted at the age of 18 in the army air corps on Oct. 16, 1940, and was a member of the 27th pursuit squadron. A veteran of the North African invasion, where he was crew chief of a P-28, he received injuries that removed him from combat duty. After recuperating in Walter Reed hospital he was given a disability discharge on Sept. 6, 1943. He is now with a crew of oil engineers in Wyoming.
Sgt. Robinson A. KIRK, graduate of Roland high school, with an AB. degree from Northeaster, was history teacher and scoutmaster in Delaware high school at the time of his induction, June 2, 1942. He was assigned to the coast artillery first at Camp Wallace, Texas, later going to Virginia and South Carolina, then to Ft. Mamouth, N. J. where he is at the present time. His wife and small daughter reside in Muldrow. Parents of the two sergeants, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. KIRK, live in Muldrow. ( John & Robinson)
Elza Franklin KUTCH, cook 2/C USN was inducted Sept. 30, 1942 and went to Norfolk , Va. for his basic training. From there he went to Camp Hueneme, where he remained until June 16, 1944, when he was assigned to duty in the south Pacific. His wife, Mabel Bee, and son, Elza Lee, live in Sallisaw. Mr. and Mrs. Ray KUTCH of Amarillo, Texas, are his parents.
Sgt. Troy Willard KYLE, formerly a carpenter, was inducted Jan. 19, 1941, and sent to Fort Jan. 19, 1941, and sent to Fort Sill. From there he went to Camp Barkley, Tex. Assigned to duty in the Panama Canal zone, he later returned to the States before being sent to England prior to joining the invasion forces in France. His wife, makes her home in Sallisaw. The two boys are sons of Mr. and Mrs. James KYLE, Sallisaw. They have five brothers.
Watie Lee KYLE is boatmate 1/C on board the U. S. S. Crater, a cargo ship. Two months from the time of his enlistment, July 30, 1942, he was assigned to duty on ship board, and has not returned to the States since that time. He was a welder in civilian life.
Warrant Officer Theodore (Ted) LAMB, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace LAMB, is now stationed somewhere in India. LAMB graduated from Sallisaw high school with the class of 1930 and several years later joined the army air corps and was sent to Randolph Field, Texas, for his training. LAMB was home on a 30-day furlough in November but was sent back to India. His wife is living in Muskogee.
Pfc. Eugene Nelson LASATER has been overseas five months and is now on duty in New Guinea. He was a farmer before going into the army Feb. 23, 1943. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Virgil C. LASATER, Sallisaw.
Wilton W. LATIMER, inducted May 30, 1944, is taking basic training at Camp Robinson, Ark., where he won medals for rifle and sharp shooting. He was a student of Sallisaw high school. He was an inspector with the fire department at Camp Gruber before going into service. His wife, Lola MCMAHON LATIMER, and daughter, live in Sallisaw, as do his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter LATIMER.
Lt. Iris C. LEACH, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray LEACH, Sallisaw took her nurses training at St. Edward's, Ft. Smith, and enlisted for service June 1, 1943, in the army nurses corps. She was stationed at Camp Polk, La., before being assigned overseas duty in Australia, going from there to New Guinea, where she is now stationed.
Sgt. Coon C. LEE has been overseas for over a year with a bomber squadron group. Before his induction in May, 1942, he was working for the telephone company in Cody, Wyo., where his wife, now resides.
Dave F. LEE is a brother to Pvt.. LEE. He has been stationed at Fort Sill, Fort Riley, Kans. Ft. Leavenworth, Kans., Camp Roberts, Calif., and was made corporal while at Camp Chaffee. He was sent to Camp Ellis, Ind. before being sent to his present station in New York. Like his brother, he was farming at the time he went in the service in April, 1941. They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. LEE of Muldrow, route two. (John & Dave)
Eugene LEE was a student when he enlisted in 1941. A veteran of the North African campaign he took part in the invasion of France, and received the Purple Heart, for wounds received in action. He is now in a hospital in England.
James LEE was working on a defense job in California before he entered the service in July, 1944. He is stationed at Avalon, Calif. Parents of the three boys are Mr. and Mrs. L. R. LEE, now deceased.
Pfc. John Wesley LAY, 23 years old, entered the army Feb. 3, 1941. He was stationed in the Philippine Islands at the time of the sneak attack Dec. 7, 1941, and was taken prisoner on Corregidor. He is now at Camp Osaka, Japan.
John W. LEE went to England when he left the state. He was engaged in farming when he went in the service November 3, 1943. He went from Fort Sill to Camp McQuaide, Calif., and was promoted to private first class. His first station in the States was at Ft. Braggs, N. C.
Pvt. Wash LEE, son of Mrs. Ellen LEE, Muldrow, attended school at Lee's Chapel and Muldrow high school. Pvt. LEE was employed by Ward's Furniture Company at Fort Smith, Ark. at the time he entered service. Youngest son of Mrs. LEE, he has another brother in service, Pvt. James Paul LEE.
Edith LEMLEY enlisted in the WAC's in April, 1943, and was sent to Ft. Benning, Ga., where she is now stationed.
T. Sgt. Finis G. LEMLEY enlisted in the service in 1932. He is now in combat duty-somewhere in Italy. He is entitled to wear the bronze star for bravery in action during the Italian campaign. A brother, Odis LEMLEY received an honorable discharge from the army in May, 1943, and is now in the Aleutian Islands, a cook with an engineering division. The parent of the WAC and sergeant are Mr. and Mrs. Lee LEMLEY, Muldrow.
James B. LESSLEY, JR., T/5, lost his life in an accident, Jan. 4, 1944 near Seward, Alaska, when an oil stove in his hut exploded killing him almost instantly. He enlisted in the army February 1941 and had been stationed in Alaska with the coast artillery for two and a half years. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James B. LESSLEY of McFarland, Calif., he is survived by three brothers, Wayne with army air corps in England, Sam and Buddy, and one sister, Louise, of McFarland.
S/Sgt. Samuel B. LESSLEY is stationed somewhere in England with the air force. LESSLEY volunteered for the service January 21, 1941, while employed in Tulsa. He was a member of the 1936 graduating class of the Sallisaw high school and attended college at Connor's in Warner. After he enlisted he was first sent to Kelly Field,, San Antonio, Texas, then he was moved to Phoenix, Ariz., to Luke Field, where he was promoted to sergeant; from Luke Field he was transferred to Roswell, N. M. army air field and was made staff sergeant. It was while he was in Roswell that LESSLEY married. His wife and baby are living in Sallisaw at the present. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl LESSLEY.
S/Sgt. Samuel B. LESSLEY was employed in Tulsa when he entered the service Jan. 24, 1941. He went to Kelly Field for his basic training then to Roswell, N. M., where he was married before going overseas. he is now somewhere in England. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl LESSLEY live in Sallisaw, as does his wife and baby.
Samuel Lawton LESSLEY, pharmacist 2/C, has been overseas for the past 18 months and is now somewhere in New Guinea. A graduate of the Sallisaw high school with the class of 1942, he went into service in the fall of the same year. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence LESSLEY, Sallisaw.
Sgt. John Thomas LESTER is serving with the air corps in Italy. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom LESTER, Sallisaw. He enlisted in April, 1941, and was first sent to Kelly Field, Texas. Since that time he has been stationed at Chanute Field, Ill. Shreveport, La., Columbus, Miss., Salt Lake, Utah, Clovis, N.M., Alamagorda, N.M., and Langley Field, Va. Sgt. LESTER was graduated from Sallisaw high school with the class of 1940 and was employed in a grocery store before his enlistment.
Sgt. Jerome LEWIS entered the United States Marine Corps in July of 1943 and took his basic training in San Diego, Calif. In December of 1944 he was sent overseas and at present is serving in Guam. Sergeant LEWIS attended Sallisaw schools and made his home with the H. W. MOORE family. His grandmother. Mrs. Etta ANDERSON, makes her home at Hatfield, Ark.
Watie M. LILES, AMM 1/c, son of Mrs. Georgia LILES, route 1, Sallisaw, attended school at Akins and enlisted in the Navy at Carlsbad, N. M. LILES is now an aviation machinist mate attached to the Naval Air Corps overseas.
Pvt. Milton C. LITTLEJOHN is stationed at Camp Hood, Tex. having gone in the service March 9, 1943. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde LITTLEJOHN who are now living in McFarland, Calif., where he went to school. At the time he entered the service, LITTLEJOHN was employed by a seed company. He made his home in Sequoyah county until the fall of 1936.
Lodie Lessley LOLLIS is now somewhere in the Pacific with the fleet, holding the rating of storekeeper second class. He was a teletype operator at the Mare Island shipyards when he enlisted in the navy Sept. 15, 1942. After joining the navy, he was a clerk for 11 months in the San Diego base, later being transferred to Seattle, Wash. A former county resident, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. LOLLIS
Bill LOVERN, Specialist 3/c, son of Wade R. LOVERN Sallisaw enlisted October 29, 1942 and took his basic training at the United States Marine Corps Base at Curtis Bay, Md., West Palm Beach, Florida, Pensacola, Florida and is now stationed at Whiting Field, Milton, Florida. His wife, Mrs. Lola Mae LOVERN, and three year old daughter, Carolyn Sue, make their home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. BIBB, Sallisaw.
Cpl. John V. LUTHER is with a field artillery unit, somewhere in France. LUTHER went in the service January 15, 1942 and has been stationed at Camp Roberts, Calif., Barkeley, Texas, Los Angeles, and is now overseas. The twenty-four-year-old farmer is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oren H. LUTHER of Muldrow. He went to school at Akins and Sallisaw.
S/Sgt. David L. LUTON enlisted May 27, 1941 and was assigned to a signal corps detachment at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga., from where he was transferred to the air corps, and later to the air transport command with the south Atlantic air force, Brazil, where he was made staff sergeant in the medical administrative corps. After being overseas 19 months he was returned to the States, June 13, 1944. He is now at Camp Barkley, Tex., awaiting re-assignment. LUTON is a graduate of Sallisaw high school and Peabody college, Nashville.
Joseph Morris LUTON is a member of the U. S. naval hospital staff in Philadelphia. Before his induction April 1, 1944, he was a pharmacist in Union City, Tenn. He received his education in Sallisaw, and Peabody college, Nashville, later attending a school of pharmacy in Denver. Before entering the service he was a member of the Tennessee State guards. He has a wife and two children residing in Union City. Joe is now located "somewhere" in Germany. Joe and David are the sons of Mrs. William O. LUTON of Sallisaw.
S/Sgt. Robert L. LYNCH has been in England since June of this year. He is a waist gunner of a Flying Fortress, having been trained at Sheppard Field, Texas, Lowry Field, Colo., and at the Harlinger, Texas gunnery school. The air corps gunner went in service June 29, 1943. He had attended high school in Muldrow and was farming at the time of his call. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Bob. L. LYNCH, route 4, Muldrow.
An eight Air Force Bomber Station, England--Staff Sergeant Robert L. LYNCH, 19, of Muldrow, Okla., waist gunner of a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 95th bombardment group, has been awarded the 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal for "meritorious achievement" while participating in eighth air force bombing attacks on vital German industrial tacks on vital German industrial targets, and on Nazi airfields, supply dumps and gun emplacements in support of advances by Allied ground forces on the continent. The presentation was mad by Colonel Karl Truesdell, Jr., of Washington, D. C., group commander. Sgt. LYNCH is a member of the Fortress group which led the first American bombing attack on targets in Berlin, and which were cited by the president for its outstanding bombing assault on railroad marshaling yards at Munster, Germany, in October, 1943. As a component of the distinguished third bombardment division the group also shared in a presidential citation given the entire division for its historic England-Africa shuttle bombing of an important Messerschmitt fighter plane plant at Regensburg, Germany, in August of 1943. The sergeant is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert LYNCH of Rt. 4, Muldrow, Okla.
John Marion MABRAY, S 1/C, better know as "Nick" was a bookkeeper in the Sallisaw State Bank when he enlisted in the service Dec. 7, 1942. He is a member of the coast guard located at Curtis Bay, Md. His wife, Louise and daughter, Linda Jane make their home in Sallisaw with his mother, Mrs. M. H. MABRAY.
Cpl. Frances E. MAHONEY is with an engineering division somewhere in France. He entered the army Dec. 29, 1942. His mother Mrs. J. B. HEATH, lives in Gore, while his wife, Gertrude, is a resident of Tulsa.
S/Sgt. Joe MANSFIELD, son of Mrs. Josephine MANSFIELD, formerly of Sallisaw, was killed in November of 1943. He was an aerial gunner on a B-24 Liberator stationed in the European area. Sgt. MANSFIELD took his basic training at Lowery Field and graduated from Wondover Field, Mass. He entered service August 9, 1940 at Denver, Colorado.
Albert Royce MARRS, a graduate of Sallisaw high school in 1935, was working with U. S. engineers when he went into service April 11, 1944. After completing infantry and Browning automatic section school, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., he was assigned to an infantry battalion at Oceanside, Calif. where he is now stationed. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. A. B. MARRS, Sallisaw. his wife and 3-year-old reside in Tulsa.
Lahoma MARTIN, 21, daughter of Mrs. Mary B. SMITH, Gore is a Spar and is stationed at the United States Coast Guard Depot at Palm Beach, Fla. Mrs. MARTIN was employed by the Will Rogers coffee shop when she enlisted November 24, 1944. Her husband is overseas with the 45th division.
Thomas Elmer MASSA was farming at the time of his induction March 1942. After training at Fort Reno, he was sent to the south Pacific, returning after eight months service to Fort Reno where he is awaiting assignment to overseas duty. His father, Rufus Massa lives at Badger Lee.
Manuel M. MASTERSON, husband of Mrs. Norma MASTERSON, route 2, Sallisaw, entered service August 10, 1943 and was employed in a defense plant in Wichita, Kansas at the time he enlisted. MASTERSON was sent to Italyafter completing his basic training and was wounded in action June 18, 1944. He is now recuperating in a government hospital in Texas. MASTERSON is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. MASTERSON, Sallisaw.
Marvin H. MASTERSON, son of Mary G. MASTERSON, formerly of Sallisaw now of Huntington Park, Calif., is now overseas with the 309th Medical battalion. MASTERSON took his basic training at Camp Howze, Texas and at Shreveport, La.
W. R. MASTERSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. MASTERSON, Sallisaw attended Sallisaw high school and was employed in California at the time he entered service. MASTERSON is assigned to military police duty in Germany at the present time.
Leo MATLOCK, S 1/c, son of Rev. and Mrs. Elmer MATLOCK, Muldrow, has been in the Navy for over a year and is now stationed at San Diego, Calif. Matlock attending high school at Muldrow at the time he enlisted.
Watie C. MATLOCK was a school teacher when he enlisted Sept. 12, 1940. He had served two years with the national guards before his induction. He went overseas, July 1943 and was with the aerial transport command in India. At present he is confined in the McCLOSKEY General hospital Temple, Tex. with a leg injury. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Hugh F. MATLOCK, Hanson.
Charles W. MATTHEWS is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. MATTHEWS of Vian. He has one sister Latha MATTHEWS, of Phoenix, Ariz. MATTHEWS received his education at Carlile, and was a farmer before going into the army August 10, 1943. He was first stationed at Ft. Sill with the infantry and has been in North Africa and Italy. He has been slightly wounded but is back on duty..
James Edmund MATTHEWS, S 1/C was valedictorian when he graduated from Sallisaw high school with the class of 1933. He attended the University of Oklahoma. At the time of going into service January 26, 1944, he was manager of a shoe store in Hutchinson, Kans. His basic training was taken at Farragut, Idaho, from there he was transferred to San Diego and assigned to a destroyer base Sept. 1, 1944. His wife and small son are making their home in Ft. Smith. James is the son of Mr. Arch MATTHEWS and brother of Mack MATTHEWS of Sallisaw.
Lt. (jg) Louis E. MATTHEWS. USNR, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan J. MATTHEWS, graduated from Sallisaw high school, and from the University of Oklahoma in 1940 as a chemical engineer. When he enlisted July 15, 1942, he was employed by the Sinclair Oil Co. He received his present rating in Washington, D. C. He is now located in Hanover, N. H.
Charles E. MATTOX, was at home on furlough recently after completing boot training at Camp Farragut, Idaho. He has been transferred to the Great Lakes training station in Illinois for a course in engineering school. A graduate of the Sallisaw high school, class of 1941, he entered the service June 16, 1944.
Jewel L. MATTOX was inducted June 24, 1943. While taking basic training
at Camp Roberts, Calif., he volunteered for paratrooper and finished training
at Ft. Benning, Ga., from which place he was sent overseas, and is now somewhere
in New Guinea. MATTOX graduated from Sallisaw high school in 1942, and was
working in California before going into the service. They are sons of Mrs.
Flora MATTOX, Sallisaw.
(Charles and Jewel)
Eddie B. MAULDIN was assigned to the 77th field artillery division stationed at Ft. Sill, when he entered the army Oct. 4, 139. He has since gone overseas and is somewhere in France. His wife resides in Sallisaw. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. E. A. MAULDIN.
John Ed MAYES, 20 year-old son of Mrs. Mary MAYES, Wichita, Kans., and Vernon MAYES, Muskogee, enlisted Oct. 30, 1942. He attended hospital corps school at San Diego and was drafted for ship duty April 21, 1943, in the navy's 6th amphibious force. He received a rating as Ph. M. 3/C in August 1943, and served in two campaigns in the Aleutian Islands. In September, 1943 he sailed for the south Pacific, and is a veteran of four amphibious invasions in that theater. He is now somewhere in the south Pacific.
Pfc. Johnnie G. McCLENDON entered the army Feb. 20, 1942. He was first stationed with the air corps in Washington, but is now located in Kirtland Field, N. M., where he has a record as a sharp shooter. The brothers are sons of Mrs. Tom McCLENDON, route 1, Sallisaw. (Thomas & Johnnie)
Thomas B. McCLENDON, W. T. 3/C enlisted in the navy July 30, 1942. He is now somewhere in the south Pacific on board a destroyer. He attended school in Sallisaw and was a farmer before going in service.
Pfc. Audie McCOMBS was a defense worker when he entered the army, Nov. 22, 1942. He was first sent to Ft. Bliss, Texas, and from there to Camp Cooke, Calif., where he took lessons in cooking for ten months. He is now an army cook somewhere in New Guinea. Mrs. Nora McCOMBS is his mother.
Freeman Gene McCOMBS, S 1/C, son of Mrs. Pearl McCOMBS, Sallisaw, route 1, entered service in 1942 and took his training at New Orleans. He was farming at the time he enlisted. Mrs. McCOMBS received word from the navy department in February that he had been killed in action.
James E. McCOY, USMC, enlisted in the service Nov. 2, 1942. He was sent to San Diego for his basic training, and then assigned to the Pacific area for duty, taking part in the invasion of Tarawa. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lem MCCOY, live on route 1, Gore.
Robert David McDOLE, S 2/C, graduated from Sallisaw high school, and was a student at the University of Southern California when he enlisted Sept. 14, 1943 with the Seabees and went to Camp Peary, Va., for training from there he was transferred to Camp Endicott, R. I. and is now stationed at Camp Thomas, R. I. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. McDOLE, former Sequoyah county resident, now live in Brawley, Calif.
Eugene Clayton McDONALD spent 26 days in assault in the battle of Saipan, where he was sent from Hawaii. The 19-year-old soldier, son of Mrs. Lynn McDONALD of Marble City, was employed by the Santa Fe railroad until the time he went in the service, June 9, 1943. He was first sent to Fort Sill, from there to Camp Roberts, Calif., to Fort Ord and on to Hawaii. McDONALD went to school in Denver and in Sallisaw and was graduated in 1942.
Sgt. H. Earle McDONALD, JR., son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. McDONALD, Sallisaw, entered the service June 3, 1942 and is now in the post finance department at Camp Gruber, Muskogee, Sergeant McDONALD attended Northeastern state college at Tahlequah and became active in the Sallisaw State bank in 1935 and was vice president at the time he enlisted for service. His wife, the former Charlotte DEVERS, makes her home in Muskogee.
Pvt. Guy M. McEVER, brother to Cpl. Vernon McEVER entered service in the army in November, 1942. He has basic training at Camp Roberts, California. McEVER went to school at Hanson and Central High and was engaged in farming before entering the service. He has been overseas for several months.
Perry A. McEVER is serving in northern France. He has been in the army since 1941. MCEVER has been stationed at Ft. Lewis, Wash., Camp Hood, Texas, Ft. Dix, N. J., and was sent from there to New York. Before going in the service he was a farmer.
R. F. McEVER, F 1/C was working in the shipyards when he went into service Oct. 12, 1942. He is a member of the coast guard stationed in New York on U.S.S. Muskegon. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob McEVER, live in Sallisaw.
Cpl. Vernon G. McEVER know to his friends as Pete, was inducted into the army, February 8, 1943. He was stationed at Monterey, Calif., and Alamagorda, New Mexico, before going overseas for service with the air corps. Cpl. MCEVER is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Bud McEVER, former Hanson residents, now living in Santa Rita Park, Calif. His wife and son are also making their home in Santa Rita.
John George McGEE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis McGEE, Marble City residents who are now employed at Claremore, was captured when Bataan fell and was killed while being transferred from the Phillippine area to the Japanese mainland. McGEE was aboard a ship, which wasn't marked so it could be identified as carrying prisoners, in a large Japanese convoy, which was sunk by Allied bombers. McGEE enlisted in the regular army and arrived in the Phillippines November 20, 1941. He enlisted October 1, 1939 after graduating from the Sallisaw high school with the class of 1937. His wife, Harriet, lives in Albuquerque, N. M. McGEE, a radio technician, holds the rating of private, first class. He has six sisters.
Chas. D. McINTURF, USMC, was a fireman at Camp Gruber when he entered service, March 24, 1944. After training at San Diego, he was transferred to Oceanside, Calif., and from there to somewhere in the Pacific theater. His wife, Marie, with three children, lives on route 2, Sallisaw, as do the parents of both boys, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. McINTURF. (Coy & Chas.)
Coy A. McINTURF was employed in a defense plant at DeSoto, Kans. when he was inducted April 11, 1944. He has now finished basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., and is awaiting assignment. He is with an engineering squadron. His wife, Josephine, with two children live in Waynesville, Mo.
Lt. John Boyce McKEEL enlisted from Pontotoc county, April 6, 1942. After taking basic training in California, he was sent to OCS at Miami Beach, where he received his commission, and was sent to Sheppard Field, Tex. as an instructor. He is now at the University of Chicago taking instruction in military government and studying the Japanese language. Boyce is a former Sequoyah county boy, having been born at Akins, and graduated from high school in Sallisaw. He is the son of Dr. S. A. McKEEL, well known Sequoyah county physician and first world war veteran, who now resides in Ada, Okla.
Archie R. McKINNEY is serving as military police overseas, where he has been for 17 months. Be his induction July, 1941, he was a farmer. Parents of the two boys are Mr. and Mrs. John McKINNEY, Sallisaw, route 2. (Wayne & Archie)
Wayne F. McKINNEY has been in New Guinea since January 1st. He entered the service Nov. 17, 1942 and was assigned to the coast artillery at Camp McQuaide, Calif., going from there to Hulen, Texas, and to Orlando, Fla., before going overseas. His wife and small son live on route 2, Sallisaw.
S/Sgt. Travis E. McLAUGHLIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude McLAUGHLIN, of Chandler, received his education in Chandler, and was employed by Texaco Oil Co. when inducted July 6, 1943. He was assigned to the army air corps and sent to Amarillo and Harlingen, Texas, and to Tampa, Fla. for training. He is now somewhere in England. His wife is a former Sequoyah county girl, Evelyn BURCHFIEL McLAUGHLIN. They have one daughter, Tereva Lee. He also has a brother in the navy, Y 1/C C. A. McLAUGHLIN, stationed at Pearl Harbor.
Loyd Leon MELTON was inducted July 6, 1942 and is somewhere in France. His first station was Camp Carson, Colo. He is now an army cook. A graduate of Central high, he helped his father on the farm and with livestock before induction.
Olen Eugene MELTON is now in Enid. He has graduated from the cook and
baker school, after first being stationed at Randolph Field, Texas. His wife,
Darcus TUCK MELTON is in Enid with him.
Both boys are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. MELTON of Sallisaw, route 1. (Loyd & Olen)
Ernest Jackson MERRILL, T/5, went into service June 16, 1943, and was sent to Camp Callan, Calif. with an anti-aircraft unit. In November he was moved to Ft. Bliss, Tex. where he was given his present rating, and stationed at Camp Chaffee May 4, 1944, where he is at the present time in service company 174 with the infantry. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. John B. DENNY.
Pfc. Troy B. METHENY was farming when he entered the service Oct. 7, 1942. After completing training at Camp Roberts, Calif. he was sent overseas. He has been in New Guinea since Feb. 10, 1943, where he was wounded in action Aug. 2, 1944. His wife and son make their home in Tulsa.
Sgt. William Emmett METHENY enlisted for duty in 1939, after having served for three years at Ft. Sill. A native of Sequoyah county he had been engaged in farming prior to enlisting. He is now in England, where he is confined in a hospital, having been wounded in action. Both servicemen are sons of Mr. and Mrs. James William METHENY, Gans. (Troy & William)
Rufus Tillman MILLER, G. M. 2/C is the son of Mrs. Susie MILLER, route 1, Sallisaw. he was farming prior to enlisting July 24, 1942. After taking his basic training at San Diego he was assigned to a camp in Oregon, from there to San Francisco and on overseas where he has been for 16 months, somewhere in the south Pacific. His wife, and their three children reside in Sallisaw.
Pascal A. MIMMS, the son of Georgia MIMMS has been in the army since April 17, 1942. Before that he was a mechanic and worked in a service station in Sallisaw. During his period of training he has been stationed at Fort Sill, Ft. Knox, Ky., two camps in Louisiana and is now over seas.
Pink Louis MINNIS, JR., Stm 1/C, has been in the south Pacific for 11 months. He was engaged in farming when he was inducted June 24, 1943 at New Madrid, Mo. His wife, Robbie, with their two children, lives in Sallisaw. His parents, the Pink L. MINNIS, reside in New Madrid, Mo.
Clyde M. MITCHELL, 18 years old, in the service since May 18, 1944, is with an infantry battalion at Oceanside, Calif. He graduated from the infantry and Browning automatic rifle section at Camp Pendleton, Calif. and is awaiting assignment to duty. His parent are Mr. and Mrs. Sid MITCHELL, Muldrow.
Elmo MITCHELL, son of Mr. and Mrs. George MITCHELL, route 4, Muldrow, has been in the army for over three years. He was with the infantry division in Italy when he was reported missing in action. Pvt. MITCHELL has two brothers and four sisters.
Pfc. Elwood MITCHELL, son of Mr. and Mrs. George MITCHELL, route 4, Muldrow, enlisted in the Marine Corps June 17, 1943, and took his basic training at San Diego, Calif. He is now an airplane machinist in the south Pacific.
Cpl. Edgar Samuel MONDIER, son of Mrs. Sarah MONDIER of Moffett entered the service June 3, 1942. First stationed at Fort Sill he is now at Camp Chaffee.
Lieut. Jack MONTGOMERY, son of Mrs. Emma Barnes, former Sallisaw resident now living in Dallas, Tex., entered the army November 16, 1936 and spent 11 months in the European theater of action. Lt. MONTGOMERY has been awarded the Purple Heart, the army's silver Star and the Congressional Medal of Honor. He attended Chilocco Indian school and Bacone college and got his degree from the Indian university at Redlands, Calif.
Marvin C. MOODY, 19 year old grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. BOYDSTON, is now serving overseas with the 6th army medical detachment. He was a student when he enlisted February, 1943. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. RoyMOODY, Borger, Tex.
Billie Wood MOORE is in France. He was graduated from the Sallisaw schools in 1939 and enlisted in the infantry. He was wounded in the invasion of France. His wife, Jane DAILY MOORE is living in Arlington, Va. for the duration.
Daniel G. MOORE Joined the army Jan. 23, 1940. He left the States Dec. 23, 1942 and landed in North Africa. He later participated in the Sicilian and Italian campaigns. He recently wrote home about spending a few days in Rome and has sent several souvenirs home.
Ed McDonald MOORE was taken prisoner of war by the Japanese after the fall of Bataan. MOORE enlisted in the ground division of the army air forces as a mechanic June 20, 1941. First he was trained at the air base in Albuquerque, N. M. and was sent to Ft. Stotsenburgh, Pampanga, Phillippine Islands. He was educated in the Sallisaw schools and graduated with the class of 1937.
Henry Wahab MOORE JR. was graduated from Sallisaw school in 1938 and enlisted in the Coast Guard in May, 1942. He is now somewhere in Italy, after spending a year in north Africa.
John E. MOORE is a coxswain in the navy. He enlisted Nov. 30, 1942 and on April 15, 1943 sailed to the northwest Pacific and spent six months in the Aleutians with an amphibious force. He also saw action at Attu, Kiska, Adak islands and was in other battles. He returned to the States last October, but sailed again in March. The last letter his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel E. MOORE, Sallisaw, route 1, received was written May 7, 1944 from the Solomon Islands.
Ray Gould MOORE is 18. He is taking his basic training at Camp Fannin, Texas. He was graduated from the Sallisaw high school with the class of 1944, and was called to the army May 30, 1944. The boys are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. MOORE of Sallisaw and have four other brothers and three sisters. (Ed, Watie, Henry, & Ray)
Capt. Warren W. (Bus) MOORE, a lieutenant in army reserve, was employed as chief field engineer for construction of an ordinance plant before he entered service April 24, 1942. After completing his training he was sent to Australia, later going to Milne Bay, New Guinea where he supervised the building of hospitals and supply depots, as well as rebuilding roads throughout that part of New Guinea recovered from the Japs. He recently spent a furlough here with his family, later going to a hospital in Ft. Sam Houston. When dismissed from the hospital he will be stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Warren E. MOORE of Oklahoma City are his parents. His wife is the former Sue CHRISTOPHER of Sallisaw.
Watie Boudinot MOORE enlisted January 20, 1941, attended the naval training school at the Great Lakes station in Illinois. At the present he is somewhere in the southwest Pacific. Before going overseas he was stationed at various places including naval hospitals in Jacksonville, Fla., Brooklyn, N.Y.. San Pedro, Calif. He was graduated from the Sallisaw schools with the class of 1941.
Pfc. Lonnie Joe MORGAN is somewhere in the south Pacific area. He was a farmer before going into the army Feb. 16, 1943. His wife, Juanita, makes her home in Muldrow.
Sgt. Raymond Harold MORGAN was sent to England after completing his training . He was working in a defense plant at the time of his induction, January, 1943. His wife, Marjorie, and small son, reside in Muldrow. They are sons of Mr. and Mrs. William H. MORGAN, Muldrow. (Lonnie & William)
Elmo Pete MORRIS is now serving the colors somewhere in New Guinea, going overseas after completing his training in Texas and Louisiana. he was working in the shipyards in California before entering service April 2, 1943. His mother, Scottie Irene MORRIS lives on route 2, Sallisaw.
Cpl. J. D. MORRIS attended school in Sequoyah county, and was engaged in farming when he entered the army Sept. 23, 1942. His basic training was taken at Camp Claiborne, La., from there he went to Plainfield, Wash. with an engineering division. He is now somewhere in New Guinea. His wife and daughter live on route 2, Sallisaw, as do his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Millard MORRIS.
Tom MORRIS, 31, son of Joe MORRIS, Vian star route, entered the service in February of 1941 and took his basic training at Fort Sill, Okla., and Fort Riley, Kans., before going overseas. MORRIS attended the Indian Training School at Tahlequah and was in a C.C. Camp near Stigler for two years before he enlisted.
Pfc. Eugene MORSE was a farmer before he went in the service. He was first stationed at Camp Barkley, Texas, and has been transferred to a mechanized division and has been sent to Camp Gordon, Ga. Pfc. MORSE is the son of Mrs. Ola Jane MORSE, of Sallisaw, route 4.
Aaron Cole MORTON has been overseas more than 20 months, and is somewhere in Great Britain. He has received good conduct awards while over there. A 1940 graduate of the Vian schools, he is a brother to Reuben Oliver and Leland Matthews MORTON. They are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Franklin MORTON, route one, Gore.
George MORTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert MORTON, Short, was assigned to a medical detachment upon induction February, 1943. After completing training at Camp Mackall and Camp Polk he was sent to New Guinea, where he is now stationed. His wife and one son make their home in Vian. He has a brother, Walter MORTON, with the army somewhere in New Guinea and a brother and sister at Short, Okla.
Leland Matthews MORTON is somewhere in the southwest Pacific, where he hold the naval rating of SF 3/c. He has been overseas 16 months. He enlisted Sept. 29, 1942 in the naval reserve. He was graduated from the Vian schools with the class of 1939.
Reuben Oliver MORTON is stationed at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville with the army specialized training unit of the air corps. He was graduated from the Vian schools with the class of 1944 and enlisted in the army in Tulsa in February, 1944.
Alton Alexander MOSER has been overseas, is now somewhere in the Pacific. Before he went in the navy, May 1942, he was in college. He was first sent to the naval air corps in Dallas. MOSER was commissioned ensign in February, 1943 and was made lieutenant junior grade on April of this year . He has been out of the States since January, 1944. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. MOSER of Sallisaw.
Pvt. Clifford E. "Bill" MOSS, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. MOSS , route one, Sallisaw, was killed in a motor vehicle accident at Camp Campbell, Ky., October 23, 1944. He was given a military funeral at Akins with a Camp Gruber military detachment in charge. He has six sisters and three brothers.
Sgt. Ben M. MYERS had served with the U. S. army three years prior to December, 1941 when he again entered the service. He was in training at Fort Sam Houston before being sent to England, from there he went to France, and is now serving with the first army under General Hodges.
Bradley E. MYERS went into the army March, 1943, and was assigned to the quartermaster's corps at Ft. Sill. He took his basic training at Ft. Warren, Wyo. and was transferred to Pittsburg, Calif., and then sent to North Africa. Later going to India where he received the bronze medal for diligence in serving against the enemy. He is now in a base censor's office somewhere in China. His wife, Margaret KEYS MYERS, resides in Long Beach, Calif. The three servicemen are sons of Mr. and Mrs. B. S. MYERS, route 1, Sallisaw. (Ben M., Posey W., and Bradley E.)
S/Sgt. Posey W. MYERS was a departmental clerk at the veteran's bureau, Washington, D. C. when inducted July, 1942. He was in the quartermaster's corps at Ft. Sill, later taking a course in army administration at the University of Mississippi. He is now on duty on the Alean Highway in the northwestern service command.
Pfc. Russell Edward MYERS entered the service Oct. 22, 1942, and was assigned to the 96th infantry division at Camp Adair, Ore. He was stationed at other camps in Oregon, Georgia and California, before going overseas August 1st and is thought to be in the Philippine Islands. His wife is a resident of Sallisaw. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. W. F. MYERS, Muldrow, route 2.
Luther P. MYRICK, 20 years old is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Silas CRUTCHFIELD of Sallisaw. He had finished school and was employed by the C. N. R.R. Co. when he enlisted. he is now somewhere at sea. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. James MYRICK, live in Birmingham, Ala.
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