Men and Women in World War II
from Navarro County Texas
Page 135 & 136
S/Sgt. William K. Jennings, son of Mrs. M. J. Jennings, attended
Kerens High School before entering the service. Entered the
Air Corps, Jan., 1940, trained at Portland Oregon, Long Island,
New York, and in Arkansas. Now on duty at Blights Field,
Arkansas awaiting furlough.
ROBERT MARION, JR.
S/Sgt. Robert M. Jennings, Jr., son of Robert Marion Jennings, Sr.
and the late Mrs. Jennings, Navarro, graduate from Navarro High
School. Entered service, 1942, trained with Army Air Corps,
received wings from Gunnery School, Las Vegas, 1942. Has
served in Germany, was missed in action over Keil, Germany, June,
declared dead, 1944. Has Air Medal and Oak Leaf Cluster.
T/4 Harold R. Jennings, son of W. O. Jennings, Kerens, attended
Kerens High School. Entered Army, 1943, trained at Camp
Wallace and Camp Stewart, Ga. Has served in Puerto Rico and
E.T.O., now on duty in Germany.
MM 3/C Milton E. Jennings, son of W. O. Jennings, Kerens, attended
Kerens High School. Entered Navy Seabees, 1942, trained at
Camp Peary, Va. Has served in New Guinea and Philippines for
2 years, now on duty on Luzon, P.I.
|JERGINS, TRUMAN E.
MM 3/C Truman E. Jergins, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Jergins,
husband of the former Miss Mary Margaret Momma, attended Dawson
Schools. Entered service 1942, trained with Navy Seabees at
Camp Peary, VA., and Port Hueneme, California. Has served in
South Pacific, now on duty in Honolulu.
MM 3/C Marshall L. Jergins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Jergins,
Corsicana, attended Powell School. Entered Navy, 1942
Has served in Bermuda Island, now on duty in South Pacific.
Has good conduct ribbon, Pacific Theater of Operations Ribbon.
Pvt. J. Clark Jernigan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jernigan, husband
of the former Miss Lucille Levins, attended Corsicana
Schools. Entered service, 1945, trained with Army at Camp
T/Sgt. Cecil (Buddy) Jernigan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jernigan,
attended Corsicana Schools. Entered service, 1942, trained
with Army Air Corps at Venice, Fla. Lansing, Michigan, and Santa
Anna, California. Has served in New Guinea, Dutch East
Indies, now on duty in Phillippines.
Pfc. Hollis C. Jernigan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jernigan,
attended Corsicana Schools. Entered service, 1943, trained
with Marines at San Diego, Cal. Has served in Pacific, died
of wounds May 23, 1945, on Okinawa.
|JONES, ROBERT A.
SMF 1/C Robert A. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Jones,
Corsicana, husband of the former Miss Margaret Green, attended
Petty's Chapel School. Entered service 1942, trained with
Navy at San Diego. Now on duty in South Pacific.
|JONES, LESTER C.
SF 2/C Lester C. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Jones, husband
of the former Miss Hallie Lorain Moore, attended Corsicana High
School. Entered the Navy in 1943, trained at San
Diego. Went overseas in 1944, engaged in 2 major
battles. Now on Okinawa. Wears Theater Ribbon.
|JONES, FRED L.
Sgt. Fred L. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Jones, attended
Corsicana High School. Entered the Army in Sept., 1940,
trained at Brownwood, Tex. Served in Africa, Italy, France
and Germany, where he is now stationed. Wears Theater Ribbon
and 3 battle stars.
|JONES, BILLY B.
Cpl. Billy B. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Jones, graduated
from Corsicana High School. Entered the Air Corps in 1942,
trained at Waco Army Air Field. Went overseas in 1943.
Served in Australia, New Guinea, and Philippines. Wears 3
Battle Stars and Theater Ribbon. Now on Luzon.
|JONES, CLIFTON T.
Pfc. Clifton T. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Jones, husband of
the former Miss Mary Nell Gowan, attended Corsicana High
School. Entered the Air Corps in 1942, trained at Waco Army
Air Field, where he is now on duty. Wears Good Conduct
|JONES, ERVIN L.
S 1/C Ervin L. Jones, son of Mrs. G. E. Jones, husband of the
former Miss Marie Wallen, attended Corsicana High School.
Entered the Navy in 1943, trained at San Diego and served overseas
on the Philippines. Now at Jacksonville, Fla. Wears
Garlon, Jones joined the Merchant Marine Corps Jan. 6, 1945,
trained at St. Petersburg, Fla. and was released from the training
station as S 2/C June 10, 1945. Served on USS Matinicock, a
Coastwise Tanker. Was drowned while on leave home, July 4th.
|JONES, HOMER G.
Pvt. Homer G. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Jones, husband of
the former Miss Mary Frances Smith attended Corsicana
Schools. Entered the Army in 1944, trained at San Antonio,
Medically discharged in Oct. 1944.
|JONES, THOMAS E.
Pfc. Thomas E. Jones, son of R. W. and Lela Jones, husband of the
former Miss Oleta Sloan, attended Richland School. Entered
the Army in 1944, trained at Camp Barkley. Served in France,
Germany and Austria. Now on duty in France. Wears 3
Battle Stars, Conduct Ribbon and Theater Ribbon. Injured on
V-E Day in Germany.
|JONES, ISSAC D.
Pfc. Issac D. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Jones, formerly of
Kerens, Texas, entered the Army in 1940. Trained at Ft.
Sill, Okla., and Camp Barkley, Texas. Now on duty at San
|JONES, JAMES R.
Sgt. James R. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Jones, Sr.
went into the 87th Chemical Bn. in 1941. Trained at Camp
Roberts, Calif., Camp Rucker, Ala., Camp Forest, Tenn.
Served in the Canal Zone and the European Theater. Was
wounded in Belgium, 1944. Has Unit and Presidential
Citation. Now at Wm. Beaumont Hospital.
Corrections to this page:
Lester C. Jones
I am the daughter of Lester Cole Jones who is listed incorrectly
among the biographies of WWII veterans. There is a photo of the
footstone of his gravesite at Prairie Point included. It is the correct
footstone as I am the person who arranged for it ; however, the
biographical information regarding my father is totally incorrect. My
father was never in the Navy, those are not his parents and the
photograph is not my father. A few years ago I was visiting the
Genealogy Room in the Library there in Corsicana when I made the
discovery. When I pointed this out to the volunteer on duty that day, I
was told that nothing could be done since the information is well over
50 years old. I was invited to leave a handwritten correction in the
volume on a loose sheet of paper. My father was a member of the
Westbrook family who came to Navarro County ca. 1850 and donated land
for the Prairie Point Cemetery. I would consider it a personal favor if
I could be allowed to correct the oversight at least on the website if
nowhere else. My dad was proud of his military service, and I would
like to see it documented correctly. By the way, I learned from the
website that my cousin, Garlon Prince Jones, whom I never met, was home
on leave from the military when he drowned on July 4, trying to save a
swimmer who was in trouble. I had not realized that he was a service
Linda Westbrook Jones Saxman
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