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Barry County Casualties of World War II

KIA - killed in action, whether at the front or by enemy action in the rear areas. Or if a prisoner of war, whether by air bombardment of his prison camp or being shot whileescaping;

DOW - persons who were wounded and later died;

DOI - those who suffered fatal battle injuries as opposed to wounds, in combat or in combat areas and in the line of duty status;

DNB - other line of duty deaths such as from sickness, homicide, suicide, or accidents outside non battle;

FOD - those who were determined to be dead under Public LAW 490;

M - missing persons

EDGMOND, Loyd H. Pvt. KIA No History Betty Lamberson
EDMONDSON, Leo Blaine -0- County Died: MO
Cemetery: Oak Hill
Deceased: EDMONDSON, Leo Blaine
Birth: Dec. 11, 1911,Stroud, OK
Age: 44 years
Death: Dec 5, 1956
Kirkwood, St Louis, MO
Cause: Unknown natural causes
Married: Helen Griffith
Married When & Where: abt 1937
Father: Doss E. Edmondson
Mother: Ada Cox
Military Information: Unknown
Death Certificate Number: #44256
Resource: Death Certificate, Cemetery Stone

Research Note: Leo's death place is a bit uncertain as he was doa at St. Joseph Hospital, in Kirkwood, St. Louis Co., MO. His residence was House Springs, Jefferson Co., MO, so one can make the assumption he either died there or on the way to the hospital. He had a twin brother named Cleo.
History added by: Frances Albert
ELLIS, E. James ? No History Tony Martin
ELLIS, Efton ? No History Tony Martin
ELLIS, William ? No History Tony Martin
ESSARY, Lee Pvt. KIA No History Betty Lamberson
FRANCIS, Earl "Hook" Stewart U. S. Army First Sgt. County Died: Barry County, MO
Cemetery: Muncie Chapel
Deceased: FRANCIS, Earl "Hook" Stewart
Birth: Aug. 17, 1917
Near Wheaton, Barry Co., MO
Death: June 28, 2002
Neosho, Newton Co., MO
Married: "Toots" Evans
Married When & Where:
Father: Maynard Francis
Mother: Nann Francis

Military Information: First Sgt., Army, European Theater

Resource: The Wheaton Journal, Personal Knowledge
Research Note: First Sergeant Hook Francis, who returned from overseas sometime ago and had been stationed at Ft. Dix, N.J. has received his discharge and arrived home in time to spend Christmas with his wife and Home folks. Although Hook received a number of medals in the European Theater of war he is proudest of the one he received when he was discharged, - The Ruptured Duck!
History added by: Betty Lamberson
FRIDAY, Raymond Joe Sgt. County Died: La Bernerie-en-Retz, France
Cemetery: La Bernerie Cimetiere, France
Deceased: FRIDAY, Raymond Joe
Birth: May 11 1914
Monett, MO
Age: 65
Death: at home
Cause: suicide
Married: Raymonde J. Matel
Married When & Where: Berlin, Germany
Father: Barney Friday, Monett, Barry Co., MO
Mother: Rose
Military Information: SGT, 40th Ord compay APO 164
Death Certificate Number:
Resource: photo & uniform
Research Note: Joe served from 1943 to 1963, 20 yrs in the Army as a Sgt. Service in the Philippines, Germany, Korea, France and at Fort Ord, CA, return back to Germany and retired in France.
Raymond M. Friday
FROST, Major Herschel Clifford U. S. Army 1954 Certificate - 1933 Enlistment - Back side of 1933 The paperwork identifies that he was born in Cassville. Photo of him as rank of Captain. He was actually a Major at the time of his death, but the Captain picture was my mother's favorite.

County Died: Washington D.C.
Cemetery: Highland Cemetery; Durant, Bryan Co., OK
Deceased: FROST, Herschel Clifford
Birth: Jul. 4, 1907
Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Age: 46 years, 6 mos. & 11 days
Death: Jan 15, 1954
Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washingto, D.C.
Cause: Heart Attack
Married: Estus Leona Barnes
Married When & Where: Aug. 10, 1940, Mead, Bryan Co., OK
Father: Carl Edgar Frost, born Cassville, Barry Co., MO
Mother: Mary Leona "Mollie" May, born in Missouri
Military Information: Fort Francis E. Warren, WY, 20th Army Air Corp, Private
Death Certificate Number: 531317
Resource: Washington D.C. Death Certificate, Military Records, Photos in uniform
Research Note: The first military service was at Fort Barrancs, FL with the Citizen's Military Training Camp (CMTC) program. He achieved the rank of Private. His first active duty in the military was at Ft. Francis E. Warren, Cheyanne, WY. He was with the 20th Army Air Corp, Medical Depot Clerk. Rank of PFC; Serial # 6819489. His duties with the 20th Air Corp extended through several re-enlistments and the transitions to Army Air Force and final he transfer to the US Army, while a rank of Captain. (Service # 0 483 240) Examining his original military records, he served in duty stations: Ft. Francis E. Warren, WY; Ft. Sam Houston, TX; Ft. Shafter, H.T.; The Presidio, CA; Buckley Field, Denver, CO; Guam; and his final duty station at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He died at Walter Reed, rank of Major, while assigned to the Army Prostetic Research Lab, Forest Glen Annex.
Jack Frost - Son

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