TXGenWeb - NOLAN COUNTY, TEXAS - Genealogy

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MILITARY RECORDS

 

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 CIVIL WAR INFORMATION

 

CONFEDERATE PENSION APPLICATIONS
 

Surnames on the above "Confederate Pension Applications" link:

Adams, Alexander, Archer, Gagley, Beall, Bishop, Blackman, Boyett, Braswell,  Brown, Bryson, Campbell, Cave, Caver, Sheshire, Childress, Cobb, Coke, Collins, Colwell, Conger, Cooper, Cox, Crain, Crutcher, Dancer, Demere, Dennis, Dotson, Dunlap, Elliott, Fields, Finch, Fisher, Ford, Foy, Garland, Gathing, George, Glasgow, Greear, Grogan, Haley, Harkins, Harpole, Harris, Hawkins, Hightower, Hollowell, Hopkins, Howard, Hubbard, Huff, Ivy, Jackson, Johnson, Johnston, Jones, Kelley, Key, Lackey, Langham, Lee, Leslie, Luckie, Lykes, May, McReynolds, Miller, Millsaps, Modrall, Mondey, Montgomery, Moore, Morris, Myers, Neal, Owen, Pearson, Phenix, Porter, Price, Prince, Purvis, Reid, Rodgers, Rowland, Russell, Savage, Sayle, Scales, Scott, Sheppard, Shook, Simpson, Slater, Smith, Stewart, Sweet, Tegge, Terry, Townsend, Ussery, Wallis, West, Whitlow, Whittington, Wiggins, Wilkins, Willis, Wimberly, Withers, Wood, Wright, Yardley.

***  Civil War Pension Application Information Links  ***

(Abstracted from copies of the original Application)
 
James R. Bishop    J.D. Bryson 
    George W. Campbell      J.T. Greear      J.C. Moore 
J.M. Owen     Sarah M. Reid

W.C. Reid     Samuel B. Rowland    Nancy Jenkins Terry w/o William Strom Terry     John W. Wright      L.L. Wright

 

 

WWI INFORMATION

 

 

WWI REGISTRATION - Nolan Co., TX

 

These contain images of all the Registration Forms

A - B    C - D    E - F    G - H

 

Some of these contain Images

 I-J    K     L    M     N-O    P-Q    R    S     T-V    W-Z

 


WWI - NOLAN CO., TX - Recipients of the Medal of Honor, Marine Corps Brevet Medal, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, and/or Air Force Cross

Adams, Harry J. - DSC (WWI)

Focht, John A. - DSC (WWI)


WWI Registration Card Image

KONE, Armstead - # 1   # 2

World War II - Information

 

WWII Enlistments - Sweetwater, TX

WWII ARMY ENLISTMENTS with Nolan Co., TX AFFILIATIONS

Pg. #1          Pg. #2          Pg. #3          Pg. #4           Pg. #5

 

       World War II - Honor List of CASUALTIES      

Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from Nolan County, Texas:  Source - NATIONAL ARCHIVES

 

WWII - NOLAN CO., TX

Recipients of the Medal of Honor, Marine Corps Brevet Medal, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, and/or Air Force Cross

Hodges, Charles Wayne - DSC (WWII)


STATEMENTS BY PVT. FRANCIS E. HEALER    

 

 

"Hotter Than Hell In The Hurtgen Forrest"

Page #1          Page #2

 

 

His personal description of the battle on the beaches of Normandy, France.


Bill Saunders, S1

Enlisted in 1942 - lived Blackwell, TX 

He served aboard the USS Scorpion-SS278, 1943, until she was lost. Casualty Report for Bill Saunders 

 USS Scorpion - Shipmates

Last Letter Home from Bill Saunders to Mrs. T.J. Van Zandt - Blackwell, TX:

   Page #1        Page #2        Page #3

     
Bill Saunders's brothers.

James Howard Saunders served aboard a cruiser, The Miami. 

Rex Darby Saunders served aboard a cargo ship, The Arneb.

 

They were uncles to Glenda Stroud.  Her grandparents were Harvie and Bertie Cade Saunders of Blackwell, TX.

James H. Saunders

Submitted by:  Glenda Van Zandt Stroud

Rex Darby Saunders


S/Sgt. Robert H. Talley

Company E 142nd Infantry 36th Div

Holder of the Silver Star and Purple Heart with three clusters, Infantryman’s Badge, the Good Conduct Medal and the “ETO” ribbon with three stars.



Francisco Xavier "Frank" Jacques

In the 96th Bombardment Group and 338th Squadron


Link to:  Family & Military History

Onesimo Jacques


In the 11th Airborne Division

Link to:  Family History

Link to:  96th Bombardment Group           Link to: 11th Airborne Division

KOREAN "WAR" POLICE ACTION

 

KOREAN "WAR" POLICE ACTION - CASUALTY LIST - Nolan Co., TX

U.S. Military Personnel who Died from Hostile Action (including missing and captured) in the Korean War, 1950-1957

AMMANS, Mondal Rayburn, Pfc. - Marines - Died of Wounds Oct. 17, 1951

CAGLE, Milton L. (KIA) - DSC (Korea)

NEVES, Tommy Jack, Sgt. - Marines, Killed in Action Sept. 4, 1952

 

Recipients of: Medal of Honor, Marine Corps Brevet Medal, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, and/or Air Force Cross Cagle, Milton L. (KIA) - DSC (Korea)

VIETNAM WAR

VIETNAM WAR CASUALTIES - NOLAN CO., TX

See Photographs of some of these in the Photographs section below.

 

ASHTON, Curtis Morris; b. 11-30-1946 Sweetwater; d. 12-27-1969; AE1 Navy; killed-hostile

BILLS, Rufus Wilson; b. 12-27-1932 Sweetwater; d. 8-3-1967; SFC Army

DARNELL, Harold Dale; b. 4-25-1947 Sweetwater; d. 1-20-1970; Sgt. Army; non-hos. died-other

KENNON, Donald Neal; b. 7-25-1936 Sweetwater; d. 2-13-1969; Major Army

McDONALD, Billy Wallace; b. 4-18-1934 Maryneal; d. 6-23-1969; SSgt Air Force; hostile, died-missing

McDONELL, R.D.; b. 1-21-1943 Sweetwater; d. 3-25-1971; SSgt. Army; hostile, died-missing

MORTON, William Ace Billy; b. 7-1-1946 Sweetwater; d. 6-5-1970; Sgt Army; hostile-killed

REED, Delma Lee; b. 10-24-1944 Sweetwater, TX; d. 7-2-1967; CPL E-4 USMC; hostile-small arms

TURNER, Clarence S., III; b. 4-13-1949 Sweetwater; d. 1-14-1970; Sp5 Army; hostile-killed

WATT, William Roy; b. 1-17-1947 Sweetwater; d. 2-29-1968; 1Lt Army; hostile-killed

WILSON, Wilmer Dwayne; b. 4-15-1948 Sweetwater; d. 4-16-1968; HN Navy; hostile-killed

 

PERMIAN BASIN VIETNAM VETERAN MEMORIAL

IRAQ WAR

IRAQ WAR CASUALTIES - NOLAN CO., TX

Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)

A Salute to Our Fallen Heroes (Texas) in Iraq

 

                                             Sgt. Conrad Alvarez   
Sgt. Alvarez died Wednesday, February 20, 2008 in Baghdad, Iraq, after their vehicle was hit by a bomb.  Alvarez was an infantryman assigned to A Co., 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. He entered the Army in March 2005 and arrived at Fort Campbell in August 2005.
Link to:  Obituary Information

 

Sgt. Gary Wayne Jeffries

                                          Sgt. Gary Wayne Jeffries

 

Sgt. Gary Wayne Jeffries of Roscoe, Nolan Co., TX was killed Monday, January 28, 2008 in Mosul, Iraq.  

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO; he joined the Army in 1997. Submitted by:  Janie Healer Davis

 

Link to: Obituary Information & Tributes 

 

                                                              Scott Jamar

 

Army CW2, 32, of Sweetwater, Nolan Co., TX;

 

Killed April 2, 2003 Iraq When his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in central Iraq. 

 

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, GA

 

Distinguished Service Cross Awards

 

The Nation's Second Highest Award For Valor

 

SWEETWATER

ADAMS, John A. - DSC (WWI)

FOCHT, John A. - DSC (WWI)

HODGES, Charles Wayne - DSC (WWII)

Submitted by:  Bill Brown

 Photographs of Local Military Men and Women   

Click on the Photo to view a larger Picture

Rufus Benjamin Noble WWII

Junior Alderman WWII

Eula Ethel Saunders KOREA

Carl Thurston Healer WWII

Rufus Wilson Bills VIETNAM

Donald Neal Kennon VIETNAM

R.D. McDonell VIETNAM

William A. Billy Morton VIETNAM

Delma Lee Reed VIETNAM

Clarence S. Turner, III VIETNAM

William Roy Watt VIETNAM

Wilmer Dwayne Wilson VIETNAM

Billy Wallace McDonald

(Photo Needed)

Harold Dail (Dale) Darnell

(Photo Needed)

Calvin Maberry VIETNAM

Billy W. McDonald VIETNAM

Harold D. Darnell VIETNAM

Curtis Morris Ashton VIETNAM

 

PERMIAN BASIN VIETNAM VETERAN MEMORIAL LINK: Nolan County

This Memorial needs pictures of:  Billy Wallace McDonald &  Harold Dail (Dale) Darnell

Blackwell Veterans Memorial Wall
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Photo submitted by: Janie Healer Davis

THE NATIONAL WASP WWII MUSEUM

TWU Libraries - Gateway to Women's History - WASP Information

The WASP float for the Rose Parade 2014 won the National Award - Best Depiction of Life in the USA, Past, Present or Future!  Sweetwater, Texas Trailblazers extraordinaire!

 

WASP WWII Museum Link

Submitted by: Janie Healer Davis

WASP TEX MEACHEM

In March, 2010, when the WASP were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, in recognition of their service to the country, Tex was present for all of the ceremonies and events. A few weeks later she was given the opportunity to fly once again in an AT-6 Texan, which had been her favorite plane to fly as a WASP.   Obituary

ETHEL MEYERS FINLEY

She entered the Women's Flying Training Detachment at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas in Class 43-W-5. She received Primary Instruction in the Fairchild PT19, Basic in the BT 13 and Advanced Training in the AT6 and Twin Engine in the UC78.       Obituary

 

 

WASP Instructor Dies

Nathan Alan Trager,  passed away June 29, 2012. "Nat" was a U.S. aviation icon and flight instructor of U.S. Army Air Corps WASPs, Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, during World War II, and an airport operator after the war, business man and family man.

 

Obituary

GERTRUDE MARCIA (WENZEL) MILNER

Beginning at the early age of 15, she would fly not just small planes, but also many large World War II bombers, including the B-26, B-29 and B-17 Flying Fortress. She was born and lived as a gifted, independent, extraordinary bird - a WASP (Women's Air Service Pilots). In recognition of her service during WWII, she was honored with the Congressional Gold Medal in 2010.  Obituary

MILLIE DALRYMPLE

Millie Dalrymple was born Feb. 14, 1920; died Nov. 14, 2012.  She was a member of the WASP in WWII, towing targets, transporting military people piloting B17 and B24 bombers.

 

Obituary

 

CHAMBERLAIN, Lela Pearl Bragg Laska:  Born Lelia Pearl Bragg on April 29, 1909 on Chestnut Mountain, Summers County, WV.  She was a pioneer aviatrix and educator,  Civilian Flight Training Program, a W.A.S.P (Women Airforce Service Pilot).

Link: Obit & to larger picture

HELEN WYATT SNAPP

 

Helen Wyatt Snapp, 94, of Pembroke Pines passed away January 20, 2013.

 

Obituary

Lois Maxine "Dobbin" Auchterlonie

Lois Maxine "Dobbin" Auchterlonie, 95. Lois was born April 14, 1917, on a farm, east of Viola, Kan. to parents Thomas M and Alma R. Dobbin; she passed away peacefully on March 24, 2013, following a fall at her home in Snohomish Wash.

Link: Obituary

ELINOR FAIRCHILD STEBBINS

Joined the Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) during WWII. 2010 Congressional Gold Medal recipient.

She died May 15, 2013 at the ae of 88.Link to: Obituary

ESTHER EMMA ROSE NOFFKE

1922-2013

 

Joined "WASP" September 1943, assigned to the 318th AAGF Flying Detachment in Sweetwater.

Obituary Link

 

 

FLOELLA M. McIntyre-DOWNS

1921-2013

 

Joined the WASP program in 1943 and sent to officers' training school at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, TX.  She then joined the Second Ferry Group stationed in Wilmington, Delaware. 

Link to:  Obituary

JOHN HUETT

1918 - 2013

 

Before joining the Air Force, Mr. Huett was a flight instructor-Commander at Sweetwater, Texas, where he instructed British Cadets, American Cadets and Women Pilots known as the WASPS.

Link to:  Obituary

 

MARY ALICE PUTNAM VANDEVENTER

1923-2014

During WWII at Avenger Field she interviewed and the 21 age restriction was waved.  She flew Stearman, AT6, PT19, UC-78 and C-45. 

Link to:  Obituary

ELEANOR L. LAWRY

1921 - 2014

 

She took flying lessons at Danbury Airport in Connecticut and afterwards was invited to become a Women's Air Force Service Pilot (WASP) at Avenger Field, Sweetwater.

Link to: Obituary

ALLISON BURNS McBRIDE

1920-2014

During WWII she worked at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. in intelligence.  She obtained her pilot's license and joined the Army Air Corps Women's Air Service Pilots.  She was based in Sweetwater, TX and ferried military bombers.  Link to: Obituary

ELOISE WISHMEYER

1956-2014

She supported her favorite organization, the National WASP Army Service Pilots Museum at Sweetwater, TX.  There are not many of these WASP women left and they are working hard to finish the museum.

Link to:  Obituary

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