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World War II Soldiers
Honoring Those Who Fought For Our Freedom

Honor List of Dead and Missing in Lincoln County
cover page Foreword pg 1 Foreword  pg 2
Tabulation by County Those From Lincoln County   

Lincoln County Courthouse Monument listing those that died in WW II

James "Bud" Atkins
b. 02 Jul 1926 in Lincoln Co. KY
d. October 1996
son of James F. & Mary Adams Atkins
Burial - Mill Springs National Cemetery
Pulaski Co. Ky

Homer Edward Benedict
b. 15 Apr 1913 in Lincoln Co. KY
d. November 1997
U. S. Navy WW II
son of Steve & Bessie Raney Benedict
Burial - Hustonville Cemetery,Lincoln Co. Ky

Jerry Mar Broughton
b. 23 Sep 1923 Crab Orchard, Lincoln Co. KYd. 13 Feb 2012 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co. OK
Son of James & ReBeca Broughton
     Widower of Minnie Johnny Broughton
U. S. Army Air Corps, WW II
Burial: Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Oklahoma City, Cleveland Co. Oklahoma

Carole French DiSanto

Charles  Cook
Kings Mountain, Lincoln Co, Ky

Noah Mason

Russell Cook
Kings Mountain, Lincoln Co, Ky

Noah Mason

James Albert Cross
8/8/1918 - 1/26/1988
Born Waynesburg, Ky
Buried at Mt. Lawn Cem. New Castle, Indiana
Enetered U.S. Army 8/6/1941, honorable discharge 9/22/1945 
Private First Class During World War II, he served in France, Italy, 
Africa, and England.  Drove trucks and cut hair
He married Sue Cross 7/22/1946-Divorced 1965
Children:  Barbara (Bobbie) Cross, Teresa (Trudy) Cross Locke, and Steven Cross 

Gary A. Mitchell

Charles Denham
Born January 28, 1925 Stanford, Lincoln Co., KY
Died March 15, 2014
Son of  Jasper Denham & Lulu Young Denham
Lt. Colonel US. Navy Pacific Theater - USS Hilton WWII
USAF Flight Training and Pilot, Korea
Burial: Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Fernley, NV.

Carole French DiSanto

Loles Denny 
S/o Charles and Delia Rector Denny
h/o Thetta Hawkins.

Gene Martin

Oscar Lee Durham
s/o Joseph N and Jemima Oaks Durham
Army, retired W/O IV

Gene Martin
Loranza Frank Edwards
b. 12 Apr 1913 Crab Orchard, Lincoln Co.
d. January 1997
U. S. Army WW II
son of William Edgar & Nannie Wilson Edwards
Burial - Crab Orchard Cemetery

Pearl  Godby
    Highland Ky
   Killed In Action

Noah Mason

Louie Gooch
Kings Mountain

Noah Mason
Lawrence H. Goodwin
b. 16 Apr 1922 in Lincoln Co.
d. July 1997
U. S. Army WW II
son of Howard & Myrtle Geiszl Goodwin
Burial - Crab Orchard Cemetery

William E. Heath
McKinney, KY
B-17 pilot 8th Air Force, 91st Bomb Group, 
324th Bomb Squadron
Bassingbourn, ENG
KIA 17 April 1945 shot down over Dresden, GER

Billy was flying the airplane "Skunkface III" (Tail # 44-6568).  He was a squadron-mate of the famous "Memphis Belle".  The Skunkface crew was the last crew lost from the 324th.  Billy is an Honoree on the National WWII Memorial Registry in Washington D.C

He was my mother's 1st cousin.

Karli Trost
Hollywood, MD


William Raymond Hines
b. 16 Aug 1924 in Lincoln Co. KY
d. November 1997
U. S. Army 
son of George A. & Lula Belle Denney Hines
Burial - Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Lincoln Co. KY

Jesse Shy Hocker (Colonel)

Fordyce B Logan

James Dallas Holmes
Navy - born at Crab Orchard, Lincoln Co. Dec.11,1925. Grandson of Sam & Fannie Chesteen Holmes

Charlene New Holmes

Luther Humphrey  
U. S. Army

                          Buck Humphrey

Carl Shelby James
US Army WW II, New Guinea
Sgt - T/5 Radio Technician
Enlisted 23 Feb 1942 Fort Thomas, Newport, KY
b. 25 Mar 1920 Lincoln Co. KY
d. 23 Feb 1984 Lockland, Hamilton Co. OH
s/o James Garland & Frances J. Oaks James
h/o Leona Sowder James

                   Carole French DiSanto

Clyde Leneal James
b. 20 Aug 1922 in Lincoln Co. Ky
d. January 1998
U. S. Army WW II - France
son of J. Garland & Frances Oakes James
Burial - Highland Methodist Church Cemetery, Lincoln Co. KY
Marjorie M. Taylor Lambert
b. 06 Aug 1923 in Lincoln Co.
d. December 1997
U. S. Woman's Army Corp WW II
daughter of Jonas & Mayme Singleton Taylor
Burial - Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Lincoln Co.

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 
Name: William D Laswell Jr
Birth Date:    12/03/1910
Death Date:   03/28/1999
Cemetery: Pleasant Point Cemetery
Cemetery Address: Stanford, Ky  40484

Carole French DiSanto
Robert B. Leece
b. 19 Feb 1925 Stanford, KY – d. 30 Mar 2013 New Carlisle, OH
U. S. Army, WW II
Son of Andrew & Betty Gaylor Leece
Widower of Faye E. Woodward Leece
Burial: New Carlisle Cemetery, Bethel Twp. Clark Co., OH
Plot:  J –113-1
Carole French DiSanto

b. 02 Dec 1919 in Lincoln Co. KY
d. December 1997
U. S. Army WW II
son of William & Isa Cook Lawson
Burial - Lancaster Cemetery, Garrard Co. KY
William Herbert Manning
b. 07 Apr 1914 in Lincoln Co. KY
d. November 1997
U. S. Army Air Force  WW II
son of Thomas & Alice Beagle Manning
Burial - Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Lincoln Co. KY
Frank L Martin
s/o George R and Martha Newland Martin
Gene Martin
Robert Lee Martin
s/o James Mose and Ida Mae (Martin) Martin
Gene Martin

Lloyd  Mason  
Highland, Lincoln

Noah Mason

Millard  C. Mason (Corp.)
 Army 1941--1945
       Highland, Lincoln Co. Ky.

Noah Mason   

Stanley Martin McCowan
18 Sep 1920 – 19 Jun 1997
U. S. Army WWII – S/Sgt.
Purple Heart –Bronze Star –Oak Leaf Cluster-
French Medal
s/o William & Ethel Gaddis McCowan

                          Carole French DiSanto

J. W. McKinney
b. 09 Dec 1924 in Lincoln Co. KY
d. May 1997
U.S. Army WW II
son of Walter & Mary Lee Givens McKinney
Burial - Buffalo Springs Cemetery,Lincoln Co. KY

Brinkley Allen Mitchell 
Army, 1942 -- 1947  
Born: March 29, 1922; Died: May 20, 1997

Gary Allen Mitchell

Thomas Gilbert Mitchell
Army Infantry, TEC 5, Battery B, 95 FA BN
Brother of: Brinkley Allen Mitchell
Son of: Miden Hayden Mitchell

Gary Allen Mitchell

Ernest Neal
S/o Marshall and Lilly Crawford Neal
h/o Faye Lanham.

Gene Martin

Morris D Newland
S/o Thomas and Ada White Newland
h/o Jamie Baker

Gene Martin

 S/o Milton and Rosa Simpson Oaks

Gene Martin

Walter Edward Peck
3/12/1918 – 3/8/1975
Born 3488 Greasy Ridge Road, Highland area, Hustonville (near Stanford), Kentucky.
Buried at Peck Cemetery, 3488 Greasy Ridge Road.

Inducted U.S. Army Air Corps 3/2/1942, honorable discharge 9/2/1945
Rank: Sergeant, Component AUS, 32nd Bomb Squad, Military occupation:  Armorer 911.  Performed 1st and 2nd echelon maintenance on all armament within unit and loaded ammunition and bombs in aircraft.

Continental service:  1 month, 9 days.  Foreign service:  2 years, 6 months, 12 days.

Battles and Campaigns:  Tunisia, Sicily, Po Valley, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, North Appenines, Normandy, Northern France, Rhoneland, Southern France, Air offensive Europe, Air combat Balkans.

Decorations:  EAME Theater Ribbon w/12 bronze stars, per WD GO #33/45.  Good conduct ribbon per GO #32 Hq 97th B G 43.  Distinguished Unit Citation w/1 oak leaf cluster per WD GO #66/44; GO #2067 Hq 15th AF 45

Amy Potter

William Eddie Rice
b. 02 Nov 1927 in Lincoln Co. KY
d. October 1996
U. S. Army WW II
son of William O. & Anna Hale Rice
Burial - Buffalo Springs Cemetery,Lincoln Co. KY

Russell Ross
          Highland Lincoln Co. Ky.
          Killed in Action

Noah Mason
Morris Simpson
b. 17 Nov 1921 in Lincoln Co. KY
d. July 1996
U. S. Army WW II
son of William Fee & Nora Simpson
Burial - Simpson Cemetery, Lincoln Co.

James Harold Singleton
born in Lincoln Co., KY
U. S. Army
Philippines, Asiatic-Pacific Theater

Sherry Emerson Crabtree

Frank  Smith
Highland Ky
Killed In Action

Noah Mason
George Alfred Swope
b. 01 Nov 1923 in Stanford, Lincoln Co. KY
d. May 1997
U. S. Navy WW II
son of Thomas A. & Anna Ollish Swope
Burial - Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Lincoln Co. KY

Cecil J. Thompson 
Waynesburg, Ky
Sergeant, Battery A 68th Field Artillery
Served in the Tunisia, Naples-Foggia and 
Rome-Arno Campaigns
Cecil received several decorations 
and citations and is an Honoree on the 
National WWII Memorial in Washington, DC

He is my Grandfather

Karli Trost
Hollywood, MD
Mack W. Tucker
b. 10 Sep 1906 in Lincoln Co.
d. April 1998
U. S. Army WW II
son of John A. & Addie Holmes Tucker
Burial - Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Lincoln Co

Clyde Louis Vinson, Sr.
US Navy
11 Jun 1921 Lincoln Co., KY – 10 Aug 2010 Lexington, KY
Son of J. C. Vinson & Edith Laswell Vinson
wd/o Dorothy Hogue Vinson


William Henry Wrenn

Barbara Rice

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