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#1 GLASCOCK   LLOYD  E. L/CPL US MARINE CORP VIETNAM 1958-62
  Gene Glascock on Okinawa           
4 STILLEY W. DONALD SPEC-4 US ARMY KOREA   1954 - 57
  Stilley, W. Donald1956        
#16   HUTCHINSON, DALTON K. PFC US ARMY  WW II  1942-45
  POW

DALTON K. HUTCHINSON enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 11th, 1942. Dalton enlisted at Jacksonville Army Air Field, in Jacksonville, Florida

   
#45 SPITALE, VINCENT S.   CPL US MARINE COPR WW II 1942-46
 

    VINCENT S. SPITALE served during WW II with the 5th Marine Division, 5th M.T. Battalion F.M.F.R. in the South Pacific during WW II.

   
#62 BANKSTON, LEROY S. 1ST SGT <st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region w:st="on">US</st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region> ARMY WW II  1941-45
 

LEROY, S. BANKSTON: service #34029673, born 6 May 1918 in Albany, Livingston Parish, Louisiana. Leroy entered the service of the U.S. Army on 24 March 1941. As a private in basic training, one year and two months as a Staff Sgt. as an anti-tank gunner, at three years he was promote to 1st Sgt of Ammunition NCO. First/Sgt. Leroy Bankston supervised crews loading, unloading, and trucking ammunition from supply dump to batteries. He supervised and coordinated a crew of thirty-six men, operating an ammunition train of nine trucks. He had the responsibility to see that all batteries in the battalion where constantly supplied with ammunitions. First Sgt Leroy S. Bankston served with the U.S. Army’s Service Battery 250th Field Artillery Battalion APO 758 U.S. Army. Local men in crack Artillery Unit, 6th Army group in <st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region w:st="on">France</st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region>. The first American artillery unit to cross the Rhine River into <st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region w:st="on"> Germany</st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region> is the 250Th Field Artillery Battalion, which supported the 7th, Armor in General Jacob L. Devers 6th Army Group in the break through to Strasbourg. Pacing the French’s 2nd Armored Division made a spectacular drive from Blamont to the Rhine. The truck drawn 105-mm howitzers of the 250th caravanned for 76 miles in four days. They moved right behind the tank columns and were in firing position in a matter of minutes when the French spearhead met German resistance. Below Strasbourg, the battalion fired 2,400 shells in one day. One of the targets fired on from Strasbourg was a bridge at Kohl, <st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region w:st="on">Germany</st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region> across the Rhine. Our action in <st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region w:st="on">France</st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region> saw truck-drawn artillery supporting a fast moving armored column in what is probably a “first in military history”, said Lt. Col William K. Jealous. We joined the French near Le Man with orders to follow along, said Lt. Col William K Jealous of Fair Lawn, N.J. The battalion paced the French in one day for 101 miles. We’ve learned to admire the effectiveness of their flexible operation plans which probes many attack channels and finally beaks through the weakest channel.” The present mission of the 250th is close support for the infantry troops. The Battalion has expended 25,000 rounds of ammunition in <st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region w:st="on"> France</st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region> and recently fired the 1,000,000th shell fired by all artillery of its corps. During combat against the Germans, the battalion expended 61,267 rounds of 105-mm ammunition, a figure likely exceeding that of any similar unit. From Normandy to the Seine River, from the Seine to Strasbourg, the Alsace across the Rhine, the Main, the Danube and on to Munich. Activated September 25th 1942 the 250th sailed for <st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region w:st="on">England</st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region> February 11, 1944. Then we landed in Normandy to see the first combat on August 11th when it supported the initial break through form Le Mans. I participated in the “kill” of the German 7th Army in the Falaise Gap and we captured 175 prisoners during the fight with the German Units. (Local members of the 250th Battalion were First/Sgt. Leroy S. Bankston, Rt. 1, Independence, La., and Pfc. Samuel R. Gennaro Rt. 2, Independence, La. Awards and Citations received while fighting the Germans during WW II. First/Sgt. Leroy S. Bankston received on 7 November 1944 the ”Bronze Star Medal”, “The European Theater of Operations Medal”, a “Certificate of Merit in recognition of Conspicuously Meritorious

   
#68 ERDEY, JOSEPH  STEVE  EM-3C   US NAVY  WW II 1942-43
KIA

 JOSEPH STEVE ERDEY enlisted in the U.S. Navy in January 1943. Joe service number is 2748197 was an   electrician’s mate 3rd class. Joseph Erdey was assigned to a submarine that was lost at sea; Joseph Steve Erdey was reported missing in Action on 1 November 1943.

   
#72  FORGOTTEN WARRIORS, INC.   ALL SERVICES VIETNAM 1961-75
 

FORGOTTEN WARRIORS, INC. Chapter 1, POW/MIA- of New Orleans, Louisiana. The “Forgotten Warriors” and what we are about. Our mission is to focus on helping our veterans and their families, especially those with physical and cognitive impairment, with “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” or “Traumatic Brain Injury”. And yes we want to bring home our POW’s and MIA’s it is important to us, it our moral obligation. What is Forgotten Warriors about? I don’t have to remind most of you what happened after Vietnam. No welcome home, not thanks. In some cases we were almost ashamed to be known as Vietnam veterans and didn’t talk about it for years. We were a shamed generation of veterans, we served, we fought and died for America but America Forgot Its Vietnam Warriors.

   
#80   SCOTT, FREDDIE E.  PVT   US ARMY   WW I 1918-19
  FREDDIE E. SCOTT: SERVICE #1,616,624. MR. SCOTT'S  RESIDENCE AT THE TIME OF ENLISTMENT WAS ALBANY, LIVINGSTON PARISH, LOUISIANA. MR. SCOTT WAS INDUCTED INTO THE US ARMY AT SPRINGFIELD, LIVINGSTON PARISH, LOUISIANA ON SEPT. 5TH , 1918. (PLACE OF BIRTH AMITE, TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LOUISIANA BIRTH: JULY 23RD , 1896) FREDDIE E. SCOTT SERVED WITH COMPANY K, 84 INF. UNTIL HIS DISCHARGE FOR THE ARMY. FREDDIE SCOTT WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGE ON JANUARY 26TH , 1919. 
   
#99 PALMER, ALBERT C.   RANK U/K US ARMY   WW II  1942-45
  ALBERT C. PALMER WAS DRAFTED 09 SEPT 1942 AND HIS SEPARATION DATE WAS 11 OCT 1945.
   
#101 HERRING, RAY    RANK U/K  US ARMY WW I 1914-18
  RAY HERRING SERVED WITH THE INFANTRY DURNING WW I.
   
#111 STEWART, GEORGE HARVEY ADJ-3 US NAVY  VIETNAM 1960-63
 

GEORGE HARVY STEWART out of Albany High School, personal data: color hair: brown, eyes: blue, height: 70”, weight: 175 lbs. George enlisted in the US Navy in New Orleans, Louisiana on the 26 day of Oct. 1960. After boot camp George Stewart was assigned to the U.S. Enterprise (CVA(N)65), at Norfolk, Virginia. George obtain the rank of ADJ-3 on 16 Nov 1962, his navy occupation and D.O.T. number is 5-80.130 air craft “Engine Mechanic”. George Stewart received the “Good Conduct Medal” on 25 Oct 1963 after serving 11 mos. 20 days of foreign sea service. George was discharge from active duty with a “Honorable Discharge” on 25 Oct. 1963.

   
#127 OWENS, JR. ELMORE C.   CM/SGT US AIR FORCE    KOREA/VIETNAM 1946-75
 

ELMORE C. OWENS, JR.  Born in the rural area between Albany/Holden, Livingston Parish, Louisiana and attended Albany High School. Drafted into the U.S. Army on 14 March 1946 and received basic training at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas and then on to Sheppard Field, Texas. While undergoing basic training at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas, the Army came out with the policy that draftees would serve 2 years in the army or an individual could take a short discharge and re-enlist in the U.S. Army Air Force for three years. At that time, the Army Air Corp was under the control/command of the U.S. Army. On 19 September 1947, the Army Air Corp became a separate branch of the armed forces and became the United States Air Force. I chose to take a short discharge and re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force for a period of three years. After basic training I was assigned to the military police unit at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. All of m duties in the military service was associated with police functions, law enforcement and the protection of priority resources, combat aircraft, and ammunition storage facilities, etc.  During my nearly 30 years of military service, I was assigned too many duty stations. I was assigned to Barksdale Field, Louisiana from 1946 – 1949, Reese Air Force Base, Texas from 1949 – 1953, Hickam  Air Force Base, Hawaii from 1956 – 1959, Amarillo AFB, Texas 1959 – 1965,  Bien Hoa Air Base, South Vietnam 1965 – 1966, then to Tinker AFB, Oklahoma 1966 – 1968, Bit burg Air Base, Germany 1968 – 72, then to Whiteman AFB, Missouri  from 1972 – 1973, then back to Barksdale AFB, Bossier City, Louisiana 1973 – 1975. On 31 August 1975, I retired at Barksdale AFB with a total of twenty-nine (29) years and five (5) months of continuous military service. Since retirement, I have resided in the Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana area.

   
#136    HOOVER, WOODROW  DALTON  AMS-5    US NAVY CWR/VIETNAM  1956-66
140 SPURGEON, CHARLES SUMNER S/2rd  CLASS US NAVY  WW II 1942-44
KIA

CHARLES S. SPURGEAN Served in the U.S. Navy during WW II aboard a navy ship (unknown) His ship was sunk during a navy battle. Seaman Second Class Charles S. Spurgean lost his life on 2 Jan 1944 and his status is listed as “lost at sea”. Charles Spurgeon’s wife is Mrs. Iris Holden-Spurgeon of 107 St. Ferdinand St. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

   
#141 THOMAS, WILBORN E.    SGT US ARMY KOREAN 1952-55
  WILBORN E. THOMAS:  ENTERED THE ARMY OCT. 13TH , 1952, DISCHARGED SEPT 26TH, 1955.  BASIC TRAINING AT FORT BLISS, TEXAS, WILBORN SERVED WITH A LIGHT ARTILLARY COMPANY. HE HAD LEADERSHIP TRAINING AT FORT BLISS THEN ASSIGNED TO FORT BRAGG, NORTH CAROLINA. AT FORT BRAGG WILBORN SERVED AS A TYPIST CLERK, THEN WAS ASSIGNED TO SOUTH KOREA FOR 15 MONTHS AS POST EXCHANGE MANAGER.
   
#145 ALLEN, JACK  SGT        US ARMY WW II  1942-45
  WHILE IN THE ARMY, MY FATHER RECEIVED THE PURPLE HEART, GOOD CONDUIT MEDAL AND THE EUROPEAN AFRICAN MIDDLE EASTERN SERVICE MEDAL. SGT ALLEN SERVED IN NORTHERN FRANCE, NORMANDY, TUNISIA AND SICILY.
   
#146  BERGERON, BRADLEY J. SPC.   US ARMY/NAT/GD IRAQ/AFGHANISTAN 2005
KIA

  BRADLEY J. BERGERON Iraq/Afghanistan hero. Bradley lost his life in the line of duty on Jan 6, 2005. Bradley Bergeron U.S. Army rank of Spc. Bradley served with the Army National Guard’s 256th, Infantry Brigade. Spc. Bradley Bergeron died in Baghdad, Iraq when and improvised explosive device struck their Bradley fighting vehicle. Spc. Bradley Bergeron home town is Houma, Louisiana.

   
#151 PURVIS, JESSIE MONROE  FIELD SGT 1ST CLASS US ARMY  KOREAN 1947-53
  JESSIE MONROE PURVIS SERVED IN THE KOREAN WAR AS A FIELD SGT 1ST CLASS, MONROE ENTERED THE ARMY IN JANUARY 1947 AND WAS DISCHARGED IN DECEMBER 1953.
   
#153 J OHNSON, CLYDE J.  CPL US ARMY  WW II 1944-46
  CLYDE J. JOHNSON CPL US ARMY SERVED WITH THE COMBAT ENGINEERS DURNING WW II.
   
#155 ALBIN, THOMAS F. PFC US ARMY  WW I  1918-19
  THOMAS F. ALBIN SERVED WITH THE141ST FIELD ARTILLERY HORSE CALVARY IN FRANCE DURNING WW I.    THOMAS ENTERED THE US ARMY 28 MAY 1918 AND WAS DISCHARGED 2ND MAY 1919.
   
#164 MARUSCHAK, JOHN S,   SEAMAN 1ST CLASS US NAVY WW II  1944-46
  JOHN MARUSCHAK SERVED ABOARD THE USS REMUS DURING WW II. 
   
#166 MIZELL, ROY M. KIA PVT  US ARMY WW II 1944-44
  ROY M. MIZELL WAS DRAFTED IN THE SPRING OF 1944, RECEIVED BASIC TRAINING AT CAMP ROBERTSON, ARKANSAS. HE WAS GIVEN A SHORT FURLOUGH IN SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER OF 1944, THEN WAS SHIPPED TO THE EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS (ETO) AND WAS KILL IN ACTION ON 26 NOVEMBER 1944. ROY MIZELL WAS KILLED NEAR JAMEY, FRANCE AND WAS INTERNED IN THE LORRAINE MILITARY CEMETERY, LORRAINE, FRANCE. IN 1948 PVT ROY MIZELL’S REMAINS WAS RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES AND HE WAS RE-INTERNED IN THE COURTNEY CEMETERY, HOLDEN, LIVINGSTON PARISH, LOUISIANA.
   
#170 CAIN, CARL D. SPEC-4TH CLASS US ARMY VIETNAM 19---69 
KIA CARL D. CAIN FROM DENHAM SPRINGS, LOUISIANA SERVED WITH THE 254L INFANTRY @ CU CHI, VIETNAM. CARL WAS KILL IN ACTION ON MARCH 6TH, 1969.
   
#172  SALASSI, ELLIOTT A.   NEED   US ARMY    WW II 1942-45
  ELLIOTT A. SALASSI SERVED WITH THE 43RD, SIGNAL CORP DURNING WW II. ELLIOTT ENTERED THE U.S. ARMY IN SEPTEMBER 1942 AND WAS SEPARTED ON NOVEMBER 1945.
   
#174 WELLS, JR., THOMAS G. PHA/SIGNALMEN-3rd, CLASS US NAVY/US MARINES WW II  1943-46
  THOMAS G. WELLS, JR. SERVED WITH THE U.S. NAVY IN 1943 AS A SIGNALMEN AND A PHARCMEY MATE. THOMAS WELLS, JR. WAS ATTACHED TO THE 3rd MARINE DIVISION,1st MARINES, 5th REGIMENT, AS A CORPSMAN. THOMAS SAW ACTION IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC, AT GUADALCANAL, TULOGI, MAJOWRO, KAWELIGENE, RUSSELLS ISLAND, ULITHA, GUAM AND OKINAWA. CORPSMAN THOMAS WELLS RECEIVED TWO PURPLE HARTS WITH PALM LEAVES. IN HIS SPARE TIME THOMAS SERVED AS A SIGNALMAN ABOARD THE U.S. NEW KENT (APA 217). THOMAS WELLS, JR. SERVED HIS COUNTRY HONORABLE AND WAS SEPARTED FROM SERVICE IN 1946.
   
#176  DEVALL, JOHN B.   TECH-5-MD US ARMY WW II 19----45
POW JOHN B. DEVALL SERVED IN THE US ARMY DURNING WW II IN THE EUROPEAN THEATHER, JOHN WAS A POW IN GERMANY. JOHN HAD SOME MEDICAL TRAINING. HE TENDED TO THE INJURED SERVICE MEN THE BEST HE COULD WITH WHAT WAS AVAILABLE.
   
#177 DAY, LEVE BURNETT    US ARMY  WW II  1940-45
  BURNETT LEVE DAY ENLISTMENT DATE 14 JULY 1940. BURNETT SERVED DURNING WW II IN THE EUROPEAN CAMPAIGN. BURNETT DAY RECEIVED DECRATIONS AND CITATIONS:  (1) GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL AR-600-68;  (2) AMERICAN DEFENCE SV MEDAL; (3) EAMETO MEDAL. BURNETT SEPARATION DATE FROM THE US AMMY WAS 22 SEPT 1945.
   
#183 ROBERTSON, S.J. BM-2   US NAVY KOREAN 1950-54
  S.J. ROBERTSON SERVED IN THE US NAVY DURNING THE KOREAN CONFLICT ABOARD THE U.S.S. BENHAM DD796. S.J. WAS A BOATSWAINS MATE SECOND CLASS UNTIL THE WAR ENDED. AFTER THE KOREAN CONFLICT S.J. ROBERTSON SAILED THE PACIFIC AND ATLANTIC OCEANS, THEIR MISSIONS WAS TO SEEK OUT EMENY SURFACE SHIPS AND SUBMARINES AND DESTROY THEM. 
AFTER THEIR MISSION WAS COMPLETED S.J. AND SHIPMATES SAILED AROUND THE WORLD BEFORE RETURNING HOME. THE U.S.S. BEHNAM DD-796 ALSO SERVED DURNING WW II IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC. BM-2CLASS S.J. ROBERTSON SERVED WITH THE US NAVY FROM 1950 UNTIL
   
#184 PERKINS, WILLIAM W. S/SGT US ARMY WW II  1941-45
  WILLIAM W. PERKINS SERVED IN THE US ARMY DURNING THE WAR WITH JAPAN, WILLIAM WAS THERE FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END IN SEPTEMBER 1945. S/SGT WILLIAM PERKINGS SERVED IN THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PACIFIC, KISKA, MARSHALL ISLANDS, LEYTE, PHILLIPEAN ISLANDS, AND OKINAWIA.
   
#185 ADCOX, CHARLES R.  SGT US ARMY WW II  1943-46
  CHARLES R. ADCOX SERVED IN THE US ARMY DURING WW II, CHARLES ENTERED THE ARMY ON MAY 19, 1943 AND WAS DISCHARGED ON MARCH 11, 1946.
   
#189 BROWN, CLARENCE SGT  US ARMY WW II 1941-44
  CLARENCE BROWN WAS BORN IN WHITEHALL, LIVINGSTON PARISH, LOUISIANA IN 1913. CLARENCE ENLISTED IN THE US ARMY IN 1941, HE FOUGHT IN THE PACIFIC THEATER AGAINST THE JAPANESE.. CLARENCE SERVED ON GUAM AND THE PHILLIPINES. THE FIRST PART OF HIS ENLISTMENT CLARENCE WAS UTILIZED AS AN EXPERT BAZOOKA MAN. IN THE LATTER PART OF THE WAR THERE WAS A SHORTAGE OF COOKS AND CLARENCE BEING AN EXCELLENT CAJUN FRENCH COOK WAS UTILIZED THEREFORE AS A US ARMY COOK, SO HE TOOK HIS TALENTS TO THE KITCHEN. IN THE LATTER PART OF 1944, CLARENCE AND HIS BUDDIES WERE PUT ON A TRANSPORT SHIP AND SENT HOME. THE VOYAGE TOOK SIX WEEKS. CLARENCE AND HIS SHIPMATES WERE FED SPAM EVERYDAY FOR SIX WEEKS. CLARENCE SWORE, SINCE THAT VOYAGE HOME HE WOULD NEVER EAT SPAM AGAIN. SARGARENT CLARENCE BROWN A PROUD AMERICAN VETERAN PAST AWAY AUGUST OF 1995 AT THE AGE OF 82.
   
#190 FUNG, STEPHEN PAUL G.  SGT E5  US ARMY  IRAQ WAR 2004-06
  STEVEN PAUL G. FUNG JOINED THE US ARMY AUGUST 31, 2004. AFTER BOOT CAMP STEVENPAUL WAS SENT TO HAWAII WERE HE TRAINED WITH THE HELICOPTER BRANCH "TROPICAL LIGHTING". ON JULY 22, 2006. STEVENPAUL WAS SENT TO IRAQ, WERE HE SERVED WITH THE "TROPICAL LIGHTING".  AS A CREW CHIEF ON A BLACK HAWK #2-25. STEVENPAUL G. FUNG FOUGHT IN IRAQ IN THE WAR ON TERRORISM.
   
#191 "THE PIERSON & BLOUNT FAMILY'S"-        
  TO HONOR MEMBERS OF THESE FAMILIES'S WHO SERVED IN DIFFERENT BRANCHES OF THE MILITARY. SOME OF THEM SERVED IN VARIOUS WARS AND SOME OF WHOM NEVER SAW WAR, BUT SERVED THEIR COUNTRY HONORABLY IN PEACE TIME.
   
#192 STEWART, ELMER HORACE  FN US NAVY KOREAN 1952-55
   ELMER HORACE STEWART JOINED THE US NAVY WHILE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL. ELMER ENLISTED IN THE NAVY ON 6 AUG 1952, IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. ELMER RECEIVED HIS TRANING AT THE U.S. NAVY RECRUIT STATION IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. OUT OF BOOT CAMP ELMER WAS ASSIGNED TO THE USS HENRICO (APA 45) TROOP CARRIER.
  THE HENRICO ARRIVED IN SAN DIEGO 26 JULY 1952 AND IN SEPTEMBER RETURNED TO PEARL HARBOR FOR REPAIRS AND TRAINING. THE HENRICO SAIL AGAIN FOR KOREAN WATERS 7 MARCH 1953 RESUMING THE IMPORTANT JOB OF REDEPLOYING TROOPS ALONG THE COASTS AND TO JAPAN. DURNING JULY AND AUGUST SHE OPERATED BETWEEN PUSAN AND JAPAN AND JOINED IN THE TRANSFER OF PRISONERS FOLLOWING THE ARMISTICE AGREEMENT. FOR HER OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE DURNING THE FIRST MONTHS OF THE CONFLICT, HENRICO WAS AWARDED THE NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION. ARRIVING IN SAN FRANCISCO 24 AUGUST 1953, THE ATTACK TRANSPORT ENGAGED IN COASTAL TRAINING OPERATIONS FOR THE NEXT YEAR. SHE SAILED FOR ANOTHER TOUR IN THE FAR EAST 24 OCTOBER 1954, AND PARTICIPATED IN AN AMPHIBIOUS TRAINING EXERCISE IN DECEMBER. AS WAR OVER THE TACHEN ISLANDS THREATENED IN FEBURARY, HENRICO AND OTHER NAVAL UNITS MOVED IN 8 FEBRUARY 1955 TO EVACATE NATIONALIST CHINESE TROOPS. AFTER ARRIVING KEELUNG, FORMOSA, 13 FEBURARY; SHE CARRIED TROOPS BETWEEN THE PHILIPPINES AND HONG KONG BEFORE RETURNING TO SAN DIEGO 22 APRIL 1955.
ELMER'S MOST SIGNIFICANT DUTY ASSIGNMENT WAS GUAM,  M.I. ABOARD THE APA USS HENRICO AS A FIREMAN, DURING TROOP LOADING AND UNLOADING ELMER'S DUTY WAS A MACHINE GUNNER ON THE VP BOATS. THEIR DUTY WAS TAKING PERSONEL FROM THE USS HENRICO TO THE BEACHES AND BACK. WHILE IN SERVICE ELMER COMPLETED HIS USAFI GED TEST ON 31 JULY 1953, AND RECEIVED HIS HIGH SCHOOL DEGREE. ELMER STEWART RECEIVED THE CHINA SERVICE MEDAL, AND THE NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL WHILE SURVING ABOARD THE USS HENRICO APA 45. ELMER WAS DISCHARGED FROM THE US NAVY ON 10 NOV 1955.
#194 GUTHRIE, JARED C.    NEED US MARINE CORP WPT/AWR   2005-
 

JARED C. GUTHRIE joined the U.S. Marine Corp in 12 May 2005. Jared MOS or 0311 infantry man and 0341 mortar man. Jared served in Iraqi, “The War on Terrorism” and Afghanistan War, “Operation Enduring Freedom”.

   
#195 ALLEN,  LOUIS WORTH PFC US ARMY  VIETNAM 1958-61
  Louis W. Allen
   
#197 RHODUS, JACK AIR-1ST CLASS U.S. AIR FORCE  KOREA  1950-56
  JACK RHODUS served during the Korean War from 23 May 1950 until June 1956.
   
#201 GLASCOCK, KERMIT WAYNE L/CPL US MARIE CORP VIETNAM/CWR 1960-63
  KERMIT WAYNE GLASCOCK served in the US Marine Corp, Wayne volunteered in 1960 and served for 3 years. His basic training was in San Diego, California, after basic Wayne was sent to Pensacola, Florida for training in the air wing, later Wayne was stationed at Cherry Point, North Carolina where he served as a traffic controller. Kermit Wayne Glascock was honorable discharged in December of 1963. After Wayne’s hitch in the Marines, he moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and worked as a refinery superintendent for Exxon-Mobil. Wayne retired after 36 years of service. Wayne Glascock was born 29 Oct 1941 in Holden, Louisiana and died 20 Sept 2002 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
   
#203 GLASCOCK, THEODORE   US ARMY WWII 1942-1945
  Teddy Glascock
   

#207

TOLER, TIMOTHY W. LTC  US ARMY   1990-NEED
  TIMOTHY W, TOLER SERVED IN VIETNAM AS A RADIO-TROPO OFFICER (2LT.) .A LONG LINES COMMUNICATION DETACHMENT COMPANY COMMANDER (CAP.) . I WAS ALSO ASSIGNED JOINTLY AS A CIVICS ACTION OFFICER, SPONSORING A VIETNAM ORPHANGE CALLED "AN LOC". I ALSO SERVED AS PAY OFFICER AND FLEW MONTHLY A CROSS THE COUNTRY TO DELIVERY PAY TO OUR TROOPS.
IN SAUDIA ARABIA, DURING DESERT STORM, I WAS THE ADJUTANT (S-I) FOR THE 321 ST MATERIAL MANGEMENT CENTER. (LTC) MR. TIMOTHY W. TOLER SERVED AS BAND DIRECTOR AT ALBANY HIGH SCHOOL FROM 1985-86 BEFORE ENLISTING IN THE US ARMY.
   
#209 ANDERSON, EDWARD AUGUST CAPTAIN US ARMY AIR CORP WWII 1942-1945
  EDWARD A. ANDERSON entered the US Army Air Corp. on 31 May 1942. Edward trained as a pilot and flew C-47's with the 40th troop carrier squadron in the Southwest Pacific area. Captain Anderson troop carrier squadron was attached to the 5th Army Air Corp. in the Southwestern Pacific Theatre, mainly flying to <st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region w:st="on">New Guinea</st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region>, Bismarck, Archipelago, Southern Philippines, and Luzon. Captain Anderson flew from his duty station to forward islands as the war progressed toward the Philippine invasion. He would fly his C-47 to the battle areas to pick up wounded service men and returned to the rear echelon areas or where the Flight Nurse's were stationed. Captain Anderson also flew his C-47 to the forward islands pulling gliders with infantry, and made paratrooper drops on Corregador during the <st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region w:st="on"> Philippines</st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region> invasion. Captain Edward A. Anderson received decorations and ribbons for his service. "The Distinguished Flying Cross", "The Air Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters", "The Asian Pacific Theatre Campaign Ribbon", and "The Philippine Liberation Ribbon". Captain Edward Anderson was honorably discharged on 7 December 1945.
   
#210 RIZZI-ANDERSON, THERESA JANE FLIGHT NURSE US ARMY AIR CORP  WW II 1942-45
  THERESA JANE RIZZI-ANDERSON: Service date 16 November 1942. Theresa Jane Rizzi-Anderson was a Flight Nurse in the US Army Air Corp (Army Nurse Corp.) and served in the Southwest Pacific Theatre. Theresa flew in C-47's troop carrier planes to t he forward islands and returned with wounded and causalities back to the rear echelon or which ever island the flight nurses were stationed. We moved to the forward islands as the war progressed, getting ready for the <st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region w:st="on"> Philippines</st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region> invasion. We transported recovering causalities from Port Moresby, <st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region w:st="on"> New Guinea</st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region> across the Coral Sea to Brisbane, <st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region w:st="on"> Australia</st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region>. From Brisbane they were either sent back to their units or returned to the States. My first duty station was at Port Moresby, <st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region w:st="on">New Guinea</st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region> after landing by ship at Brisbane, <st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region w:st="on"> Australia</st1:st1:st1:st1:country-region>. I was with the South Air Evacuation Squadron (25 nurses). We were then attached to the 5th Army Air Corp. Our primary mission was flying in C-47's from which ever island we were stationed on, (we were constantly on the move), to the forward areas picking up wounded soldiers and caring for them on the planes returned flight to the rear island for care.  Theresa Jane Rizzi-Anderson was awarded several decorations: "The Asiatic Pacific Theatre", and "The Papuan Campaign Medal". Theresa was honorably discharged on 30 June 1945.
   
#212 MCCARROLL, JR. IVY M.   SGT  US ARMY VIETNAM 1955-67
KIA
IVY M. MCCARROLL, JR.  Service dates: 1955 to 1967. Ivy served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Ivy McCarroll was killed in action in hostile fire from multi Fragment wounds on May 30, 1967 in Quang Ngai, South Vietnam Military Region. Ivy obtained the Rank of Sergeant
#213 KINCHEN, EDWARD M. CPL US ARMY KOREAN 1949-52
  EDWARD M. KINCHEN is a veteran of the Korean War. Edward served in the Regular US Army from 1949 to 1952. Edward entered the Army at Headquarters La. Military District 4th Army Area in New Orleans, Louisiana. Edward served with the AOM (Germany) N.D.S.M. Battery A, 265th FA Battalion. Edward served in the USA Reserved from 10 Nov 1953 until 9 July 1954. Edward Kinchen obtained the rank of Cpl on 25 Sep 1953 and was separated from service at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas on 9 July 1954.
   
#214 KINCHEN, OSCAR  J. PFC US ARMY WW II 1942-45
  OSCAR J. KINCHEN a veteran of WW II, enlisted on 27 May 1942 into the US Army at Camp Livingston, Livingston Parish, Louisiana. At the time of Oscars enlistment he work as a foreman, manufacturing, he was single, Height: 70”, Weight: 137 lbs. Oscar Kinchen enlistment was for the duration of the war or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law.
   
#218   STILLEY, SR, HUBERT S.  PFC US ARMY WW II 1943-45
  HUBERT S. STILLEY is a veteran of WW II. Hubert basic training was in the medical field and the military police. Hubert Stilley served for 10 months in England; he was stationed as gate-guard at a General Hospital, checking vehicles, identifying incoming and outgoing personnel and maintaining order and quiet near the hospital. During his tour PFC Hubert Stilley saw many air raids from the Germans, and spent some time in bomb shelters. Hubert was shipped back to the States in late 1945, and was separated from service at Camp Crowder, Missouri on 5 Nov 1945.
   
#220 TASSIN, PAUL E-5 US ARMY VIETNAM 1959-66
  PAUL TASSIN is a veteran of the Vietnam War. Paul served as crew chief on a UH1B gun ship helicopter in the Vietnam War from 1965 until 1966. Paul fought in the Central High Lands with the 1st OR Ninth Calvary Air at Ankre, Vietnam. Paul also fought in the” Hospital Campaign” and the “Battle at Ta Drang Valley. Paul Tassin served in the US Army from 1959 until 1966.
   
#221 HINSON, EDWARD “LEON” SFC US ARMY KOREAN/VIETNAM 1951-71
  EDWARD “LEON” HINSON, (SFC US Army Retired), Edward enlisted in the US Army on December 7th, 1950 and was ordered to Fort Chaffee, Arkansas for basic training. After basic training Edward was ordered to Korea in April 1951 and served there until December 1952. Edward returned to the continental U.S. and was ordered to Fort Gordon, Georgia where he was discharged on December 7th, 1953. At the time of his discharge Edward held the rank of Cpl. Edward reenlisted in the US Army on March 5th, 1955 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Edward Hinson was ordered to report to Fort Riley, Kansas to join the 10th Inf. Mountain Division to be shipped to Germany in August of 1955. The 1st Inf. Division replaced the 3rd Inf. Division in Germany. The 10th Inf. Div. was the first Inf. Division to be shipped overseas and return to the Continental U.S. in August of 1958 as the same Unit. We rotated to Fort Benning, Georgia, where he was discharged in July of 1960. Edward Hinson then reenlisted in the U.S. Army again in August 1960 at Amarillo, Texas. Edward was then ordered to Ford Ard, California then sent back to Korea in July of 1961. Edward completed is tour in Korea and returned to the U.S.A. in July of 1962 and was assigned to Ford Hood, Texas until July of 1964. Edward was ordered to Germany again in July of 1964, and then was sent back to Fort Lewis, Washington to join a Unit training to go to Vietnam in July of 1966. Edward’s Unit was shipped to Vietnam in August of 1967 and server their until July of 1968 where he was sent to Madigan Army Hospital, Tacoma, Washington until June of 1972. Edward Hinson was then ordered back to Vietnam in June 1972 until December 19th, 1972. Edward was then sent back to Fort Lewis, Washington were he later retired from the U.S. Army on April 1, 1972 with the rank of SFC. Edward was assigned to several branches, while in the army such as the Military Policeman, Infantry, Scout Dog Handler, Artillery, Transportation and General Supply while in the Army during his 22 years career.
   
#228 KINCHEN, LEVI BOND SPEC.   US ARMY OIF/IRAQI 2000-03
KIA  LEVI BOND KINCHEN   received his basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma from August 2000 until December 2000. From January 2001 until June Levi was station in Germany. Levi was then sent to Kosovo in June 2002 until December of 2002 on a Peace Keeping Mission. After completing the Kosovo mission Levi was sent back to the States to Fort Polk, Louisiana from December 2002 until March 2003. Levi Kinchen was then shipped to Iraq from March 2003 until his death on August 9th, 2003. Levi died in Baghdad, Iraq, he was part of the 1st Infantry Division, Field Artillery also known as ”THE BIG RED ONE”, of WW-II fame. Levi Bond Kinchen served his country with honor, and he gave the ultra sacrifice his life so “we” can remain a free nation.
   
#231 REEVES, SR, ALLEN R. CWO   US NAVY WW II/KOREAN   1942-77
  ALLEN R. REEVES, SR. served as a Navy yeoman during WW II and Korea. Allen Reeves, Sr. retired after 35 years in the Navy as a CWO Officer.
   
#232 HOYT, ROBERT D. S/SGT US ARMY VIETNAM 19NEED
  ROBERT D. HOYT served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War with the 409 RRD, 11 ACR. Robert D. Hoyt retired from the US Army.
   
#233 WAY, JR, JOSEPH A.   LTC. US ARMY IRAQ 1984-08
  JOSEPH A. WAY, JR. served in Iraq with the U.S. Army artillery.
   
#234  WAY, JAMES WESLEY SPC/4  US ARMY    1985-93
  JAMES WESLEY WAY  served in the U.S. Army Engineers.
   
#235 TYCER, GLENN F.   CPL US MARINES  WW II   1943-46
  GLENN F. TYCER served throughout the South Pacific during WW II, landing on many of the Japanese held island during the war. Glenn was sent to Pavuvu Island with the 1st Marine Division which was a staging area, and for more infantry training. While on Pavuva Glenn had an opportunity to see a USO show with Bob Hope, but Glenn said he was so home sick, he did not go to the USO show. Glenn’s first saw action a Palou Island on Sept. 15th, 1944 after several  weeks of hand to hand fighting they secured the island. Glenn’s next action came on Easter Sunday 1945 at Okinawa. Glenn recalled that Easter Sunday morning landing on the beach and waiting for orders to move out, Japanese air craft filled the skies, US Navy ships were all around the island, smoke filled the skies, ships were burning and some were sunk, as the battles raged on. The Japanese lost most of their air force at the battle of Okinawa. The battle at sea was won by the Navy. They had heavy losses, and crippled, but ready for the next fight. Glenn and fellow marines with the 1st ,5th, and 7th Marines fought the Japanese hand to hand, the battle raged for several months, and finally the U.S. Armed Forces prevail, victory was ours but with losses. From Okinawa Glenn Tycer was sent to Tsinan, China where they help the Chinese Army secure the area and guarded the Japanese prisoners. Then Glenn and buddies were sent to New Caledonia to the separation center to be sent back to the states. Glenn Tycer served his country honorable with the United States Marine Corp from 1943 to 1946.
   
#237    EFFLER, THOMAS B. NEED    US ARMY NEED  NEED
  THOMAS, B. EFFLER served with the 17th Airborne during the Berlin crises & the Rhine Bulge.
   
#238  TRAYLOR, S. G.    PVT CONFEDERATE ARMY CIVIL WAR     1861-62
  SYLVESTER GASTON TRAYLOR, served with Company K, 7th Louisiana Infantry Regiment, 1st Louisiana Brigade. S.G. Traylor served under General Stonewall Jacksons Corps, with the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee, Commanding General. When he joined the Confederate Army, my Great-great Grandfather was a resident of Pumpkin Center when that area was still a part of Livingston Parish. He trained at Camp Moore and traveled to Virginia with his regiment. The regiment participated in most of the major battles in Virginia and Maryland, including Shenandoah Campaign as a part of Stonewall Jacksons “Foot Cavalry.” Pvt. Traylor’s war ended in December 1862 when he was seriously wounded near Hamilton’s Crossing by a Federal Shell fragment at the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia. After recovering from his wounds, Sylvester Gaston Traylor farmed in Pumpkin Center, near the present-day Old Hammond-Baton Rouge Highway, in Tangipahoa Parish just north and east of where the road crosses the Natalbany River. He is buried in the Cemetery of New Beulah Baptist Church, Baptist, Louisiana. Biography provided by Ronald D. Traylor.
   
#239     TRAYLOR, TELLIUS   SP-4  US ARMY    VIETNAM/CWR    NEED
  TELLIUS TRAYLOR served during the Vietnam area at Long Binh, Vietnam and in the Cambodia areas.
   
#240  TRAYLOR, RONALD D.   SP-5       US ARMY  VINTNAM/CWR 1966-69
  RONALD D. TRAYLOR served in the U.S. Army with the 62nd US Army band at Ft. Bliss, Texas. Ron served during the Vietnam era.
   
#241 KINCHEN, HOWELL A. PVT  CONFEDERATE ARMY CIVIL WAR       1861-62
POW HOWELL ALEXANDER KINCHEN served with Company B, Pointe Coupe Artillery Battalion. When he joined the Confederate Army, my Great-great Grandfather was a resident of Pumpkin Center, Louisiana when that was a part of Livingston Parish. H.A, Kinchen served in the Pointe Coupe Artillery and serviced a five-inch rifled cannon at the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi. His unit was stationed on the Louisiana Redoubt where the Jackson Road entered the Confederate fortifications. From that position, he probably witnessed the conversations between Union General U.S. Grant and the Confederate General John C. Pemberton that lead to the surrender of the garrison after a seven week siege. With all rations gone, Pvt. Kinchens last meal before the surrender was a broth made from boiling his boots. He walked back to Livingston Parish barefooted from Vicksburg, Mississippi, but never permitted anyone to criticize General Grant in his presence, since Grant’s first act after the surrender was to feed the starving Confederates. After the war, Howell Alexander Kinchen farmed in Pumpkin Center, Livingston Parish, Louisiana and became the first deacon ordained by Bethlehem Baptist Church, Albany, La. He later served as the first deacon of Jerusalem Baptist Church when that church was formed in the first decade of the 20th century. He is buried in the cemetery of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Albany, Louisiana. Biography provided by Ronald D. Traylor.
   
 #246 YENT, HENRY F.  TEC-5 US ARMY WW II 1945-46
  HENRY F. YENT enlisted in the US Army medical Corp on 12 May 1945. Henry was inducted into the US Army at the Induction Station, New Orleans, Louisiana. Henry Yent military occupational specialty was a medical Technician. Henry also qualified as a marksman rifleman on 22 June 1945. After boot camp and medical training Henry was assigned to the 212Th Hospital Ship Complement plying between Theaters of Operations caring for the wounded G.I.’s. Henry arrived back in the states on 8 May 1946. Henry Yent received the “Victory Ribbon”, the “Marksman Ship Rifle medal and a “Lapel Button ASR Score” issued 2 September 1946. Henry was separated from the U.S. Army at Fort Sam Houston, Texas on the 3rd of October 1946, and returned to his home in Wadesboro, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana.
   
#248 MONDAY, WILLIAM M.   2ND MATE MERCHANT MARINES   WWII 1943-45
  WILLIAM M. MONDAY served on the high seas, crossing the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans delivering supplies to the troops throughout the European and Asian ports. Some of the merchant ships that William Monday served on where the “San Diegan”, “William J. Worth”, Francisco Concord”,  “William C.C. Claiborne”, “Belana”, and the “Mesh Knot”. William Monday served from 1943 to 1945.
   
#256 COWART, WILFORD   SF 1ST C  US NAVY WW II 1943-46
 

 WILFORD COWART was a rig builder in the oil fields in Houston, Texas when the war started. Wilford Cowart was  married with dependants when he joined the U.S. Navy (CB’s).  Wilford Cowart was inducted into the U.S. Navy at the Naval Air Station in New Orleans, Louisiana on 25 September 1943. Wilford “Red” Cowart was sent to Wellington, Virginia. Wilford was trained with the Seabee’s Construction Battalion USNCTC, Wellington, Virginia, was sent to USNCTC Camp Peary, Wellington, Virginia,, then to CB DET 3050 Quoddy Village, Maine. After Seabee’s training Wilford Cowart was sent to NTS Camp Endicott Diving School for six weeks training. Wilford was an underwater demolition expert. Upon completion of diving school Wilford was attached to the 96th Naval Construction Battery and sent to the Philippine’s. Wilford Cowart served through out the Asiatic Pacific from the Philippine’s to the Bay of Japan. Wilford was involved in blowing-up docks, warehouses, fuel supplies, etc... Wilford would slip into the harbors during the night place explosive charges and swim out to be pickup. Wilford Cowart served his country with honor and was honorable discharged on the 11day of January 1946 with the rank of Shipfitter First Class (T) (CB).

   
#257 ARANYOSI, JOHN F. SFC US ARMY WW II/KOREAN 1943-65
  JOHN F. ARANYOSI was drafted into the US Army 21 September 1943. John took basic training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma for eighteen weeks and a seven day leave after basic training. John sailed from Boston, Mass to Liver Pool, England and arrived on the 12th of May 1944. John Aranyosi landed on UTAH Beach, France on the 18th day of June 1944. John was part of the replacement for the 29th Infantry Division. John saw action with the 821st Tank Destroy Battalion in France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. John F. Aranyosi fought in four different campaigns during WW II, John also received a Bronze Star for his heroic efforts in saving an amour car M-8 from mortar fire which landed on the rear and caught fire. After WW II, John was discharged at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. John then re-enlisted in the Regular Army at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. John also served in the Korean War with the 339th Harbor Craft Company. At the end of the Korean War John Aranyosi made three overseas tours to Europe, two tours to Japan and Korea. John Aranyosi retired after twenty-one years (21 yrs) of service in the US Army and retired on 1st April 1965 with the rank of Sgt. First Class (SFC) These are some of the Units John Aranyosi was assigned to while serving in the army: 29th Infantry Division, (France), the 821st Tank Destroy Battalion, (France, Holland and Germany), the 589th Engineering Support Co, (Germany), the 339th Harbor Craft Co. (Korea),and the  Special Troops 1965 (Fort Polk. La.) (Vietnam)
#259 SELF, VINCENT R. SPC-E4 US ARMY DESERT STORM 1990-91
  VINCENT R. SELF: Vincent served in the U.S. Army from 27 Aug 1990 to 16 Sept 1991. Vincent Self served during the Desert Storm conflict. Vincent obtained the rank of Army Spc-E4 and received several decorations during his tour. Decoration received: “The National Defense Service Medal”, “Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal”, “Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon” and the “Army Service Ribbon”.
   
#260 SELF, JR, PLEASANT SPC-E4 US ARMY CWR/VIETNAM  1959-62
  PLEASANT SELF, JR: was inducted into the U.S. Army on November 19th, 1959 and served for 27 months. Pleasant Self, Jr. obtained the rank of Spc-E4 and received the “Good Conduct Medal” while in service.  
   
#263 MELE, JOE  QM US ARMY  WW II 1942-45
  JOE MELE, served during world war two in England, France and Germany.
   
#280 JONES, WILLIAM J. SPC US ARMY OIF/WOT   2003-09
  WILLIAM J. JONES server 4 tours during Operation Iraq Freedom and the War on Terrorism. William first tour was from Feb 2003 until June 2003, he served with the 618th Engineering Company, 307th Engineering Battalion with the 82nd Airborne Division. Williams second tour was from September 2003 till May 2004, he was assigned to the 618th Engineering Company, 307th Engineering Battalion with the 82nd Airborne Division. On Williams third tour from November 2005 till November 2006 William Jones was assigned to the 63rd Engineering Company with the 36th Engineering Group. Williams fourth tour was from April 2008 till July 2009 where William was assigned to the 63rd Engineering Company, 11th Engineering Battalion, the 36th Engineering Group attach to the 5th Engineering Battalion. 
   
#281 JOHNSON, JOHNNIE  CPL US ARMY  KOREAN 1952-53
  JOHNNIE, JOHNSON served during the Korean Conflict with the Army’s 49th Infantry Division
   
#266 WILD, SAM H., SR. PVT  US ARMY   WW II 1945-45
 

SAM H. WILD, SR.  Sam H. Wild was born 30 March 1917 in Killian, Livingston Parish, Louisiana. Sam’s civilian occupation was a School Teacher, married and with four dependent’s .  Sam was inducted into the U.S. Army on 10 May 1945 and his basic training was at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas. After basic Sam was sent to Fort Sill, Oklahoma and trained with Battery “D” 33rd Batttalion, 8th Regiment Field Artillery Replacement. Sam H. Wild received th Victory Medal for his service in the army, Sam was separated from service with a honorable discharge on 1 December 1945.

   
#290   LeBLANC, JOHN PAUL MM-3RD US NAVY WW II 1943-46
 

JOHN PAUL LeBLANC served during World War II in the U.S. Navy, hometown Albany, Louisiana. John Paul or J.P. LeBlanc served as an aviation machinists mate 3rd class in the navy. J.P. saw action in the Asiatic-Pacific Champaign. Paul served with Bombing Squadron 100 and Bombing Squadron 21 during the war. J.P. LeBlanc also survived a plane crash on June 18, 1945 while on patrol. Their air plane went down off the coast of Japan into the Yellow Sea. John Paul LeBlanc served his country in the U.S. Navy from July 27, 1943 until January 1946. John Paul LeBlanc is also a World War II Honoree at the WW II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

   
#292 HOOVER, PHILIP R SPEC-2ND US ARMY CWR 1954-57
 

PHILIP R. HOOVER served during the Cold War Era. Philip entered the U.S. Army on July 16, 1954 and served until July 1, 1957.

   
#293 EFFERSON, CARL E. SEAMAN 1ST CL US NAVY WW II 1944-46
 

CARL E. EFFERSON served his country during World War II. Carl enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served with the naval air wing during WW II. Carl Efferson joined the navy on February 29, 1944 and served until the duration of WW II.

   
#306 KINCHEN, ELWOOD A. SGT US ARMY WWII/KOREAN 1944-51
 

ELWOOD A. KINCHEN was called to serve his country two different times. During WW II Elwood served from 1944 to 1946 and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. Then once again Elwood Kinchen was call to serve during the Korean War from 1950 to 1951.

   
#382 PAULI, ROBERT W. COL. US AIR FORCE VIETNAM 1968-94
#337 PENDARVIS, HUGH MURRAY  LT COL   US ARMY AIR CORP     WW II/KOREAN  1940-77
 
HUGH MURRAY PENDARVIS served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII. Hugh served with the 559th Bombardier Squadron.  He flew a B-26 bomber named “The Mississippi Mud Cat”, in the European Theatre under General George Paton. Hugh Pendarvis served in England, France, Belgium and other parts of Europe during WWII. After the war Hugh Pendarvis remained in the military reserves and obtained the status of Lt. Col. While in the military service he saw action in WWII, Cold War Era and served during the Korean conflict and Vietnam. Hugh also while serving in the Air Corp became a Pharmacist. Hugh Murray Pendarvis was born in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. Hugh was born 5-27-1917 and died at the age of 75’on 10-04-1992. He is the Grandfather of Albany High School Alumni, Shaun Paton Pendarvis, Chad Barrett Pendarvis and Bryan Murray Pendarvis. Father of Murray Pat Pendarvis, daughter-in-law Cindy Pendarvis.
#368 HUTCHINSON, SARAH ELIZABETH  AIR 1ST CL    US AIR FORCE     2009-
 
SARAH ELIZABETH HUTCHINSON, presently Sarah is based in Hawaii, in June of 2010 Sarah is going to Iraq, Operation Iraq Freedom and Operation New Dawn.
#388  JOHNSON, SR., VERNON CLINE CPL US ARMY WW  II 1941-45
 

VERNON CLINE JOHNSON, SR. served with the U.S. Army from 30 May 1941 until 26 October 1945 during world war II. Cline Johnson was attach to the 889 Signal Company Depot. Cline Johnson, Sr. married Lucille Daniels, they had three children, Vernon C. Jr., Clara Ann and Larry W. Johnson. The Johnson’s made their home near Albany, Louisiana.

   
#398  RAWLINS, SHANE CWO-3 U.S. MARINE CORP SOMALIA/IRAQ 1988-active
 

SHANE RAWLINS joined the Marine Corp. in 1988 and has served in two conflicts, Somalia and Iraq. In 2010 Chief Warrant Officer -3 Shane Rawlins is serving as Commanding Officer Marine Corps Detachment at Lackland Air Force base in Texas.

   
#402 SZANYI, ARPAD Z. SGT US ARMY  WWII  1942-44

ARPAD Z. SZANYI born 11 May 1914, enlisted in the U.S. Army on 11 June 1942 at Camp Livingston, Livingston Parish, Louisiana. Arpad Szanyi served his country during World War II. Arpad Szanyi was killed in action in France on the 2nd day of October 1944.

   
#409  McMILLION, MACON LEE YEO-2ND US NAVY KOREAN 1948-51
 

MACON LEE McMILLION born June 6th, 1930 in Linden, Arizona to Lee and Mildred McMillion. Macon enlisted in the US Navy on July 14th, 1948 at New Orleans, Louisiana. Macon basic training was at the Naval Training Center, San Diego, California. After basic training Macon served aboard the USS St. Paul from 29 November 1948 until 8 April 1949. Macon next duty station was a San Diego, California until 24 January 1950. The Macon served aboard the USS Bataan (CVL-29) in Korean waters and saw action in the combat zone where the USS Bataan flew aircraft strikes in support of the ground forces. In 1950/51 Macon also served aboard the USS Klondike. Macon Lee McMillion was honorably discharge on July 9th, 1951. After serving his country Macon returned to his family in Corbin, Louisiana. Macon McMillion passed away on 11 September 1994 and is buried at the Salem Cemetery in Walker, Louisiana.

   
#412 McMORRIS, VERNON D. YEO-2ND US NAVY WWII 1944-46
 

VERNON D. McMORRIS served in the US Navy during WW 11 and aboard the U.S.S. Marcus Island, CVE 77 (Aircraft Carrier) with the rank of Yeoman 2nd Class. Vernon’s boot camp was at, the Naval Training Center, San Diego, California. His duty stations: were Hedron FAW-14, the aboard the U.S.S. Marcus Island (CVE 77 Aircraft Carrier). Vernon Mc Morris served with the 100th Bombing Squadron aboard the Carrier. After Carrier duty Vernon served at the US Naval Station in New Orleans, Louisiana until his discharge on May 11, 1946. Yeoman 2nd Class Vernon D. Mc Morris was awarded several service ribbons and decorations: “The Victory Ribbon”, “Philippine Libration Ribbon with Two Bronze Stars”, “American Theater Campaign Ribbon”, “The Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon with Four Bronze Stars”, and the “Presidential Unit Citation (for the battle of Leyte Gulf)”, this medal was awarded subsequent to Vernon’s discharge on May 11, 1946.

   
#416 HOOVER, WINSON G.  CM2 CT-LC  US NAVY WWII 1944-46
 

WINSON G. HOOVER enlisted 13 April 1944 at age 17. Winson’s basic training was at NTC, San Diego, California and Landing Craft School (PAC). On completion of LCS, Winson boarded the “USS LaPorte (APA 151) on August 14, 1944 in Astoria, Oregon and sail to the China Sea. Aboard the USS Laporte Winson operated a LCVP Landing Craft, and also manned a 5” anti-aircraft gun during general quarters aboard the LaPorte. On 10 October 1945, a call was made “man overboard”. Winson Hoover’s LCVP Craft and crew were call to duty and lowered to the waters of the China Sea. Due to heavy seas and turbulent weather Seaman Harold T. Clothies was never located. Winson said due to the heavy seas and turbulent weather their own return to the USS LaPorte was questionable. Winson ship transported troops ashore at Luzon, Okinawa and served occupational troops in Japan. Decorations & Medals awarded: “The Victory Ribbon”, “Asiatic Pacific Campaign Ribbon (1 Star)”, “American Campaign Ribbon”, and “The Philippine Liberation Campaign Ribbon (1 Star)”. Winson G. Hoover completed his duty and disembarked the USS LaPorte in Norfolk, Virginia in February 1946, stage at pier 19. Winson separation date from the US Navy was 1 May 1946.

   
#417 SIBLEY, PAUL F. SGT US ARMY WWII 1942-46
 

PAUL F. SIBLEY served in the US Army form 14 Oct 1942 until 6 Feb 1946. Paul’s basic training was a Fort Polk, Louisiana. After basic Paul was assigned to the 91st Reconnaissance and served in the European Theater of Operations.

   
#418 MARTINEZ, DONALD E. CAPTAIN US AIR FORCE KOREAN/VIETNAM 1953-74
 

DONALD E. MARTINEZ was born in Springfield, Louisiana, son of the late Tony Martinez and Marie Wilhelmina Threeton Martinez. Donald enlisted in the US Air Force in 1953 and served as an air craft communications and navigation specialist until he was commissioned in 1964. As an officer, he served as a data automation officer, instructor in systems analysis and systems management, and special assistant to the base commander. Donald earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Ohio State University in 1964, and a MBA from Michigan State University in 1968. After retiring from the US Air Force in 1974, Donald established and ran a successful tax and bookkeeping service for many years. Donald E. Martinez passed away on 1 February 2011 at the age of 74. “In memory from his loving family and many friends.”

   
#419 BALINT, EDWARD ABH3 US NAVY VIETNAM/CWR 1964-68
 

EDWARD BALINT a graduate from Albany High School with the class of 1959. After attending Southeastern Louisiana College, Edward enlisted in the US Navy 1 July 1964, and eventually was assigned to the aircraft carrier “USS Yorktown”, CVS-10. Edward became lead aircraft director on the flight deck. While serving on the USS Yorktown, we were deployed to Vietnam for (3) tours of duty. I reflect on my tour of duty as a privileged an opportunity to serve my country. It was also a learning experience in my life during a very difficult time for the U.S... Decorations & Medals awarded: “National Defense Service Medal”, “Vietnam Service Medal (with Three Bronze Stars)”, “Vietnam Campaign Medal (Device) After my service in the navy ended in 1968, I moved to Wisconsin and married my wife Pat. We have (2) children who have blessed us with (4) grandchildren. After 33 years in Wisconsin, Pat and I retired in 2001 and moved to our present home in Oakland, Arkansas in the Ozark Mountains. NOTE: Thanks to all involved in the creation of the Veterans Memorial Plaza- very impressive, Regards, Edward Balint.

 #445 KING, JAMES J.  LT. COL.  US AIR FORCE  KOREAN.VIETNAM/CWR  1956-74
                     
JAMES J. KING served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 until 1974. 
James received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering in June 1950 from 
L.S.U. and a commission as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Air Force. *1950-1951 Pilot 
training. *1951-1953 Korea and Okinawa. *1954-1956 Flight testing at 
Wright-Patterson A.F. Base. *1956-1957 USAF Experimental Flight Test Pilot 
School. *1957-1960 Served on the Staff of the Test Pilot School. *1960-1964 
Served with the Space System as an Aeronautical Engineer. *1964-1969 Station 
at Edwards AFB, California as a flight test pilot. *1969-1970 Vietnam- flew 
over 300 combat missions. *1970-1974 Served at Eglin AFB, Florida as Chief 
of the Range Safety Division. On the 1st of July, 1974 James J. (Jimmy) King 
retired from the United States Air Force with the rank of Lieutenant 
Colonel. 
 
 #478  WOODWARD, ROBERT K.   GM/CHIEF PETTY OFF 3C  US NAVY  WWII  1942-45
 
ROBERT KINCHEN WOODWARD born in 1923, Dennis Mills, St. Helena Parish, 
Louisiana. Robert Woodward enlisted in Baton Rouge, La in the US Navy at the 
beginning of World War Two. Robert served on the Carrier U.S.S. In 1943 in 
a battle in the South Pacific his Carrier had the bow blown away and was on 
fire, the enemy thought the carrier would sink but by the grace of God, they 
were able to limp into port in Seattle, Washington for repairs. Within three 
weeks they were back at sea and battle ready. Robert and his carrier group 
were involved in most of the major sea battles ranging from Midway, Guam to 
the Philippines. Robert Woodward was transferred to the newly Commission 
U.S.S. Rudyerd Bay Escort Carrier (CVE-81) commission on 25 February 1944. 
At the battle of Okinawa Roberts Carrier the Rubic Bay was hit by Kamikaze 
aircraft which killed the two anti-aircraft gunner crews on both sides of 
Robert's group, and Robert was the only survivor of his gunner crew. 
 
 #480  STAFFORD, HARIM F.  PVT  CSA  CIVIL WAR  1861-65
   HARIM F. STAFFORD enlisted in the CSA at the beginning of the Civil
War between the States. Harem Stafford served with the Louisiana Infantry. 
10th Battalion, 11th Regiment. C.S.A. 
 
 
 #485  WOODWARD, JAMES DEWITT  SPEC-2C  US ARMY  WWII  1942-45
 
 JAMES DEWITT (J.D.) WOODWARD born December 1, 1918, in Dennis Mills, 
St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. J.D. Woodward enlisted 3 Feb. 1942 in the U.S. 
Army during WW II and served in Germany. During his tour of duty James 
Woodward was wounded and received the Purple Heart. James finished his tour 
in Germany and was welcome home in 1945.
           
   


               

  

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