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Charlie R. BACHMAN
Veteran World War II
Entered Service: January 27, 1942.
Branch of Service: Army.
Overseas: April 21, 1942.
Engagements: New Guinea, Lozon.
Decorations: American Theatre Ribbon; Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon; Philippine Liberation Ribbon; Good Conduct Medal; Distinguished Unit Badge; Victory Medal.
Returned to U.S.: November 23, 1945.
Discharged: Fort Bliss, Texas.
Rank: Technician Fifth Grade.
Total Time Served: 3 years, 10 months, 4 days
Honoree is: Deceased 2/15/2003

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J. P. BACHMAN
Veteran World War II
Entered Service: December 11, 1941.
Branch of Service: Army.
Overseas: October 30, 1944.
Engagements: Rhineland and Central Europe.
Decorations: Good Conduct Medal; American Theatre Ribbon; European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon; Victory Medal.
Returned to U.S.: September 8, 1945.
Discharged: Camp Claiborne, Louisiana.
Rank: Technician Fifth Grade.
Total Time Served: 4 years, 23 days

Paul Jim Bachman Paul Jim BACHMAN
Veteran World War II
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Rank: Tec - 5
Service Dates: December 22, 1944 to November 24, 1946
Military Unit: Company H, 35th Infantry Div.
Theatre of Operation: Japan
Decorations: Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Ribbon, 2 overseas service bars
Honoree is: Deceased, October 25, 1974
Submitted by Nonale Hamilton Bachman Clary

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Richard BACKER
Veteran World War II
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy
Entered Service: - June 1944

Bob BairdBobby Frank BAIRD
Veteran World War II
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy and Army Air Corps
Duty Assignment: Flight Instructor
Honoree: Deceased, buried Red Mud Cemetery

Charlie Lee BAKER
Branch of Service: U.S. Army



James Washington BAKER
Veteran World War II
Entered Service: July 9, 1942.
Branch of Service: Army - Infantry.
Overseas: May 12, 1944.
Engagements: Rhineland, Central Europe, Northern France, Normandy.
Decorations: European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal with 4 Bronze Stars; Good Conduct Medal; Purple Heart with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters.
Returned to U.S.: September 16, 1945.
Discharged: Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Rank: Private First Class.
Total Time Served: 3 years, 2 months, 18 days

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Jesse B. BAKER
Veteran World War I
Address: Spur, Texas.
Rank: Private.

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Leonard Edmon BAKER
World War II
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Enlisted: October 30, 1942
Entered Service: November 12, 1942
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Company: 44th Cavalry Resonnaissance Squadron
Engagements: Central Europe, Rhineland
Returned to States: Aug. 2, 1945
Discharged: December 12, 1945

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Floyd J. BALL
Veteran World War II
Entered Service: October 14, 1942.
Branch of Service: Army Air Corps.
Overseas: August 20, 1945.
Theatre of Operations: Pacific.
Decorations: American Theatre Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon; Victory Medal; Good Conduct Medal.
Returned to U.S.: January 30, 1946.
Rank: Sergeant.
Total Time Served: 3 years, 3 months, 21 days

Lester Eugene BALL
Veteran World War II
Service Dates: January 6, 1943 to November 20, 1945
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
Trained at Camp Miramar, California; El Centro, California.
Overseas: March 25, 1943.
Theatre of Operations: South Pacific.
Engagements: Bougainville, Robane.
Returned to U.S.: November 7, 1944.
Discharge: Camp Maramar, San Diego, California.
Rank: Sergeant.
Duty Assignment: Tail gunner on (SBD) Douglas Dive-Bomber Total Time Served: 35 months.

* Loyd G. BALL
Veteran World War II
Entered Service: February 10, 1942.
Branch of Service: Army.
Trained at Camp Polk, Louisiana; Camp Coxcomb, California; Fort Benning, Georgia.
Overseas: June 3, 1944.
Theatre of Operations: Europe.
Returned to U.S.: September 30, 1945.
Discharged: Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Rank: Private First Class.
Total Time Served: 42 months

* Roy Lee BALL
Veteran World War II / Korea
Entered Service: November 3, 1944.
Branch of Service: Merchant Marines.
Trained at Sheepshead Bay, New York.
Overseas: November 15, 1946.
Theatre of Operations: European and Pacific.
Returned to U.S.: November 15, 1946.
Discharged: Houston, Texas.
Rating: Seaman.
Total Time Served: 24 months.
Occupation: Texas Highway Department
Honoree is: Deceased: July 14, 2005, Evangelical Cemetery, California, MO.
Submitted by: Pam Kliegel

* Wilburn F. BALL
Veteran World War II
Entered Service: June 12, 1943.
Branch of Service: Merchant Marines.
Trained at St.Petersburg, Florida.
Overseas: November 1, 1943.
Theatre of Operations: Pacific and Atlantic.
Engagements: England, Leyte, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guam.
Returned to U.S.: June, 1945.
Discharged: Houston, Texas.
Rank: Junior Engineer.
Total Time Served: 35 months.
Honoree is: Deceased, July 12, 1998, Spur Cemetery
Submitted by Ila Ball, wife

Billy Ray BALLARD
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: Corporal
Dates of Service: November 25, 1952 to October 12, 1954
Theatre of Operation: Stateside, Ft. Wood, MO; Ft. Bliss and Alaska
Honoree is: Deceased October 1, 1989, Spur Cemetery

John F. BALLARD
Veteran World War II
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Rank: CPL
Dates of Service: October 27, 1942 to February 18, 1946
Duty Assignment: Airplane Instrument Mech 686
Commendations:American Theater Medal, Good Conduct, Victory Medal
Honoree is: Deceased, December 24, 2001
Submitted by Elaine Ballard

William Preston BALLARD
Veteran World War II
Branch of Service: U.S. Army Air Corp
Rank: Sergeant
Entered Service: October 27, 1942
Discharged: December 10, 1945
Submitted by Sandy Paschall

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James Parker BANKSTON
Veteran World War II
Entered Service: March 16, 1944.
Branch of Service: Marine Corps.
Trained at San Diego, California.
Overseas: July 28, 1944.
Theatre of Operations: South Pacific.
Engagements: Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands.
Decorations: Good Conduct Medal.
Returned to U.S.: March 21, 1946.
Discharged: San Diego, California.
Rank: Corporal.
Total Time Served: 2 years

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Claude W. BARCLAY
Veteran World War II
Entered Service: September 15, 1943.
Branch of Service: Coast Guard.
Discharged: New Orleans, Louisiana
Rating: Radioman First Class.
Total Time Served: 2 years, 6 months, 28 days

* Stephen BARCLAY
Veteran World War II
Entered Service: July, 1942.
Branch of Service: U.S. Marines.
Trained at U.S. Marine Base, San Diego, California.
Overseas: August, 1942.
Theatre of Operations: South Pacific.
Engagements: Palau, Ellis Island, Marshall Islands, Gilbert Islands.
Decorations: Good Conduct Medal; Presidential Citation; Pacific Theatre Ribbon with 2 Stars; American Theatre Ribbon.
Returned to U.S.: February 20, 1945.
Discharged: Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California.
Rank: Sergeant.
Total Time Served: Career


* Billy R. BARRETT
Veteran World War II
Entered Service: May 12, 1943.
Branch of Service: Army.
Overseas: March 1, 1946.
Discharged: Camp Beale, California.
Rank: Sergeant.
Total Time Served: 3 years, 7 months, 5 days.


* Charles William BARRETT
Veteran World War II
Entered Service: November 2, 1942.
Branch of Service: U.S. Army - Air Corps.
Trained at El Paso, Texas; San Angelo, Texas; Riverside, California; Merced, California; Seattle, Washington; Kearns, Utah; Santa Ana, California.
Discharged: Santa Ana, California.
Rank: Sergeant.
Total Time Served: 38 months.

* Clinton David BARRETT
Veteran World War II
Entered Service: July 1, 1941.
Branch of Service: Veterinary Corps.,
Discharged: Ellington Field, Houston, Texas.
Rank: Major.
Total Time Served: 56 months.
Remarks: Served as Reserve Officer

* Lilburn Horton BARRETT
Veteran World War II
Entered Service: December 21, 1943.
Branch of Service: Navy
Trained at San Diego, California.
Overseas: May 16, 1944.
Theatre of Operations: Pacific.
Engagements: Occupation of Eniwetok, Saipn, Tinian, Guam, Palau, Mithi, Loyte, Philippine Islands, Iwo Jim, Okinawa, served during early part of Occupation of Japan after surrender.
Returned to U.S.: November 19, 1945.
Discharged: Naval Training Station, San Diego, California.
Rating: Seaman, First Class.
Total Time Served: 23 months.

Cpl Craig Barrington Myrle Craig BARRINGTON
Branch: U.S. Marines Corp.
Rank: Corporal
Dates of Service: 1984 to 1988
Location: Okinawa
Honoree is: Living, Lubbock, Texas

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Arthur Brannon BASS
Veteran World War I
Address: Spur, Texas
Rank: Private.

Carlos Von BASS
Native Dickens County, Class of 56 Spur High
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: Specialist 4
Service Dates: October 16, 1961 - September 25, 1963
Overseas: April 1, 1962
Theatre of Operation: Germany
Basic Training: Ft. Carson, CO
Active Reserve Duty: Sept. 25, 1963 - Sept. 25, 1969
Total Time Served: 2 Years Active Duty; 6 years Active Reserves
Honoree is: Living, Jayton, TX
Submitted by Brenda Bass

Connie Louis BASS
Veteran Korea
Attended McAdoo High School
Entered the Service May 1953
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Korean War
Job: Radar Operator
Duty Assignments: Ft. Bliss, Texas---Long Island, NY
Rank: Cpl.
Discharged 1 June 1956
Son of: Louis Kendall Bass
submitted by: Elbert Jackson

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Lonnie Grover BASS
Veteran World War I
Address: Spur, Texas
Rank: Private.

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Louis K. BASS
Veteran World War I
Address: Spur, Texas
Rank: Private.
Honoree is: Deceased, buried McAdoo Cemetery

Ronnie Graden BASS
Veteran Vietnam
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Rank: E-4
Service Dates: November 11, 1971 to August 10, 1973
Location Served: Fort Meyer, Virginia
Military Unit: 3rd Infantry (Old Guard)
Honoree is: Living

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Tommy Gene BASS
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: Sgt, E-4
Dates of Service: June 12, 1957 to June 5, 1959
Training: Fort Sheridan, Illinois, Fort Ord, California, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Veteran Bruce BATEMAN
KIA World War II
Burial: Afton Cemetery



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