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The Men and Women in World War II from Runnels County

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Daniel, Aubrey L.

Cpl. Aubrey L. Daniel., Box 13, Winters, son of Mrs. W. A. Daniel, Winters, husband of Wanda Joan Coward, attended Drasco High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas. Served in France and Germany. Awarded GCM, ET, Victory and Occ. Ribbon. Discharged in 1946.

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Daniel, Arthur Lee

Major Arthur Lee Daniel, 201 10th, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Daniel, Ballinger, husband of Mona Goodnight, graduate of Texas Tech.

Entered AAC, 1941, trained in Calif. and Ariz.Served in Caribbean and South America. Awarded Am. Def., AT, Pres. Cit., AP, 3 Stars, DFC, Air Medal, OLC and Purple Heart. Wounded in Caribbean, 1942. Discharged in 1944.

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Daniel, Homer Colquitt Jr.

1st Lt. Homer Colquitt Daniel Jr., 201 10th, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Daniel, Ballinger, husband of Patricia DeWitt, graduate of Texas Tech.

Entered AAC, 1941, trained in Texas and Okla. Served in Asiatic Pacific. Awarded Am. Def., AT, ET, and AP Ribbons with Battle Stars.

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Dankworth, Garland I.

Cpl. Garland I. Dankworth, Box 206, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Dankworth, Ballinger, attended Hardin Simmons Univ.

Entered Marines, 1942, trained in Calif., N.C. and Ky. Served in Asiatic Pacific. Awarded GCM, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, 1 Gold STar, 2 Letter Comm., AT and AP Ribbons with 3 Stars. Wounded on Saipan, 1944 and Iwo Jima, 1945. Discharged in 1946.

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Davenport, Eugene J.

T/5 Eugene J. Davenport, 1214 S. Pine, San Antonio, son of the late W.D. Davenport, Ballinger, husband of Glenadean Elder, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Army, 1945, trained in Texas and Wash. Served in Japan. Awarded AP, GCM, Victory, Merit Unit Award, Army Occ. Ribbon and 1 Overseas Bar. Discharged in 1946.

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Davis, Eldred R.

Pfc. Eldred R. Davis, Rt. 2, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest Davis, Winters, husband of Jewel Anderson, graduate of Crews High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Fannin, Texas. Served in EAME and Pacific. Awarded Victory, EAME, AP, Bronze Star and Combat Inf. Badge. Discharged in 1946.

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Davis, Erskine A.

M/Sgt. Erskine A. Davis, Rt. 2, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest Davis, Winters, husband of Iris Hopkins, graduate of McMurray Col.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Maxey, Texas. Served in Philippines. Awarded AP Ribbon and Combat Inf. Badge.

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Davis, Joyce M.

Pfc. Joyce M. Davis, Rt. 2, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest Davis, Winters, attended Crews High.

Entered Army, 1940, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. Served in European Theater. Awarded ET Ribbon, 3 Battle Stars, Combat Inf. Badge, Pres. Cit., Purple Heart and GCM. Wounded in Germany, 1945.

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Davis, L.C.

Cpl. L. C. Davis, Rt. 1, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Davis, Winters, husband of Alton Hagar, graduate of Winters High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained in Texas, Utah and Calif.

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Davis, Otis Chapmond

S 2/c Otis Chapmond Davis, Rt. 3, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Davis, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Naval Res., 1945, trained in San Diego. Served in Asiatic Pacific on USS Dayton (CL 205). Awarded Victory, AP, AT and ET Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Davis, O. C.

Cpl. O. C. Davis, Rt. 4, Winters, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. R. Davis, Winters, husband of Grace Putnam, attended Winters High.

Entered Marines, 1941, trained in San Diego. Served in Asiatic Pacific. Awarded Am. Def., AP, 1 Star, AT, Victory and GCM. Discharged in 1946.

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Davis, Mrs. O. C.

Cpl. Mrs. O. C. Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Putnam, Bremerton, Wash., wife of O. C. Davis, Ballinger, graduate of Bremerton High, attended Bus. Col. in Seattle.

Entered AAC, 1945, trained at Des Moines, Iowa. Served at Sheppard Field, Texas and Langley Field, Va. Discharged in 1946.

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Davis, Tom B.

Cpl. Tom B. Davis, Box 212, Miles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Davis, Miles, husband of June Thomas, attended Iredell High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained in Texas and Mass. Served in New Guinea, Australia and Philippines. Awarded AT, Unit Cit., GCM and AP Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars. Dischaged in 1945.

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Davis, W. J.

Lt. (j.g.) W. J. Davis, Box 43, Winte of Mr. and Mrs. Pete M. Davis, Winters, graduate of Texas A&M.

Entered Army, 1944, trained in Fla., Miss. and La. Served in Pacific. Awarded AT, AP, PL, Bronze Star and Victory Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Davis, William T.

Capt. William T. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Davis, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Army, 1941, trained in Texas and Fla. Served at Chanute Field, Ill. Discharged in 1946.

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Dean, Arthur J.

S/Sgt. Arthur J. Dean, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Dean, Wingate, husband of Ludie Compton, graduate of Wingate High.

Entered Army, 1944, trained at Camp Hood, Texas. Served on Okinawa and Korea. Awarded AP, 1 Battle Star, GCM, Victory and Occ. Ribbons.

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Dean, Clarice R.

S/Sgt. Clarice R. Dean, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Dean, Wingate, attended Wingate High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained in Texas, Miss. and Calif. Served in New Guinea and Philippines. Awarded AT, AP, 2 Stars, Victory, GCM, 2 Clusters, PL Ribbon and 1 Battle Star. Discharged in 1945.

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Dean, Raymond W.

CMM Raymond W. Dean, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Dean, Wingate, husband of Dollie Sheppard, attended Wingate High.

Entered Seabees, 1943, trained in Va., R.I. and Calif. Served in Hawaii and Okinawa. Discharged in 1945.

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Dean, Robert Bryan

1st Lt. Robert Bryan Dean, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Dean, Wingate, husband of Christine Hamill, attended Wingate High.

Entered AAC, 1940, trained in Texas, Colo. and Va. Served in China, India, and Burma. Awarded GCM, Victory, CBI, 4 Battle Stars, Dist. Serv. Cross and Air Medal. Discharged in 1945.

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Dean, John C.

Pfc. John C. Dean, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Dean, Wingate, graduate of Wingate High.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Salt Lake Army Air Base and Kearns, Utah, Texas, Kan. and Wis. Served in N. Hebrides, Morotai and Philippines. Awarded AP, PL, Victory Ribbons with 4 Bronze Stars, GCM and 5 Overseas Service Bars. Discharged in 1946.

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Dewees, Kenneth R.

Sgt. Kenneth R. Dewees, Box 336, Norton, son of Mrs. B. B. Campbell, Hatchel, husband of Willie Ellis, Norton, attended Bethel Schools.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Camp Wolters, Texas. Served in Japan. Awarded Victory Riand GCM.

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Diersche, Monroe

Cpl. Monroe Diersche, son of Mr. and Mrs.G. H. Diersche, Ballinger, graduate of Bethel High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, San Angelo AAF, Bryan Field, Carlsbad AAF and Randolph. Awarded GCM, AT Ribbon, AAF Tech Badge with AP Mech. Bar. Discharged in 1946.

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Dodd, Orville E.

S 1/c Orville E. Dodd, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Dodd, Ballinger, 1302 9th, Ballinger, husband of Imagene Fagan, Shephenville, graduate of Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained in San Diego and Hawaii. Served in Pacific Area. Awarded GCM, Victory Medal. Dicharged in 1945.

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Doggett, James R.

MM 1/c James R. Doggett, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Doggett, Wingate, attended Wingate School.

Entered Navy, 1943, trained at Camp Peary, Va., Camp Endicott, R.I. and Camp Parks, Calif. Served in Bougainville, South Islands Calicon and Philippines. Awarded GCM, AP and Victory Ribbons.

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Doggett, Raymond C.

T/Sgt. Raymond C. Doggett, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. I. Doggett, Wingate, attended Wingate High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained in San Angelo, Texas, Keesler Field, Miss. Harlingen, Muroc AAF. Awarded GCM, AT Ribbon with 4 Battle Stars, Air Medal with 2 OLC, Dist. Flying Cross and Victory Ribbon. Wounded in China, 1944. Discharged in 1945.

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Donaldson, James L.

T/Sgt. James L. Donaldson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Donaldson, Miles, attended Miles High.

Entered AAC, 1941, trained at Kelly Field, Truax Field, Mo. Fla. and N.C. Served in USA. Awarded GCM, Victory and Am. Def. Ribbons.

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Donaldson, Robert O.

Cpl. Robert O. Donaldson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Donaldson, Miles, attended Miles High.

Entered AAC, 1942, trained at Goodfellow Field, Texas, Chanute Field, Ill., Courtland, Ala. and Kelly Field, Texas. Served in AP Theater. Awarded GCM, Victory, AT and AP Ribbons. Discharged in 1946.

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Dorner, Andrew A.

S 1/c Andrew A. Dorner, Ballinger, Rt. 1, son of Mr. Dan Dorner, Ballinger, husband of Bertha Voss, Wingate, attended Ballinger High.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained in San Diego, Calif. Served in Asiatic Pacific. Awarded AT, AP, PL Ribbons, 10 Battle Stars, and Purple Heart. Wounded in Luzon, 1945. Discharged in 1945.

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Dorner, Chester D.

Pfc. Chester D. Dorner, Mason, Texas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Dorner, Ballinger, husband of Nell Bradshaw, Ballinger.

Entered Army, 1939, trained in Hawaii, Schofield Bks. Served in North Africa and Italy. Awarded Com. Inf. Badge, ET, Am. Def. Ribbons, 4 Battle Stars, Purple Heart and Oakleaf Clusters. Wounded on Anzio, 1944. Discharged in 1944.

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Doss, Curtis

S 1/c Curtis Doss, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Doss. Ballinger, attended Gronewall Schools.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained at San Diego. Served in New Caldonia, Guadalcanal, and Guam. Awarded AT and AP Ribbons. Discharged in 1945.

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Downing, Billy W.

SM 2/c Billy W. Downing, son of Mrs. A. J. Mills, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained in San Diego, Calif., Norsten Heights, Conn. Served in North Africa, Europe, Pacific Area and South America. Awarded ET, AT, AP, and Victory Ribbons with Battle Star. Discharged in 1945.

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Drake, J. P.

Cpl. J. P. Drake, Winters, son of Jasper Drake, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

Entered AAC, 1943, trained at Sheppard Field, Nashville AAB, Long Beach AAB. Served in Africa, India and Burmuda Islands. Awarded GCM, Victory, ET, AP, AT Ribbons and Battle Star. Discharged in 1946.

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Drake, Lawrence

S 1/c Lawrence Drake, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Drake, Winters, husband of Levonia Bethany, Coleman, attended Pumphrey School.

Entered Navy, 1942, trained at Great Lakes, Ill. and Norfolk, Va. Served in N. Guinea, Bismarck, Archipelago, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Awarded GCM, Victory, AT and AP Ribbons with 4 Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Dreyer, Olen J.

Pvt. Olen J. Dreyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. K. H. Dreyer, Rowena, husband of Ella Choujka, Rowena, graduate of St. Joseph High.

Entered Army, 1945, trained at Camp Roberts, Calif. Discahrged in 1945.

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Dreyer, Ruben Henry

S/Sgt. Ruben Henry Dreyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. K. J. Dreyer, Rowena, husband of Francis Loveless, Colo. City, attended St. Joseph High.

Entered Army Paratroopers, 1942, trained at Camp Roberts, Kilmer, Ft. Benning. Served in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. Awarded GCM, Purple Heart with 3 OLC, Com. Inf. Badge and AT Ribbon. Wounded in Sicily, 1943. Discharged in 1945.

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Drummond, Coner S.

Cpl. Coner S. Drummond, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Drummond, Ballinger, husband of Johnne Wright, Eola, attended Ballinger Schools.

Entered Army, 1942, trained at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, Camp Crowder, Mo., Camp Bowie, Texas. Served in France and Germany. Awarded GCM, Victory and ET Ribbons and 4 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1946.

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Duke, Bobbie Joe
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1st Lt. Bobbie Joe Duke, Ballinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Duke, El Paso, husband of Katherine Routh, Ballinger, attended Ballinger High.

Entered AAC, 1943, trained at Camp Bowie, Camp Blanding, Ala., and N.C. Served in England. Awarded Air Medal, 7 OLC, AT and ET Ribbons. Killed in Action, 1944 over France

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Dulaner, Foster B.

Cpl. Foster B. Dulaner, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Dulaner, Winters, attended Miles Schools.

Entered Army, 1940, trained at Dodd Field and Ft. Sam Houston. Served in Europe. Awarded EAME, Am. Def. Ribbon, 5 Bronze Stars, Dist. Unit Badge, GCM and OLC. Discharged in 1945.

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Dunnam, Raymond G.

Cpl. Raymond G. Dunnam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grady L. Dunnam, Winters, husband of Dorothy Moreland, Winters, graduate of Winters High.

ENtered Army, 1943, trained at Camp's Fannin, Atterbury, Butner, Breckenridge and Ft. Mead. Awarded Com. Exp. Inf. Badge, ET, Victory Ribbons, 3 Battle Stars and GCM. Discharged in 1946.

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Durham, Walter O.

Pvt. Walter O. Durham, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Durham, Winters, attended Winters High.

Entered Army, 1946, trained at Ft. Belvoir, Va.

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Durham, Wylie E.

S/Sgt. Wylie E. Durham, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Durham, Wingate, attended Wingate School.

Entered Army, 1940, trained at Ft. Bliss. Served in Australia, N. Guinea, Admiraltys and Philippines. Awarded GCM, Am. Def., Bronze Star, PL Ribbon and 4 Battle Stars. Discharged in 1945.

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Willis C. Davis Jr.

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Awards and Badges

GCM - Good Conduct Medal
Bronze Arrowhead
ET Ribbon
AT Ribbon
American Defense Ribbon
Victory Ribbon
Combat Inf. Badge
Expert Rifleman Badge
Presidential Unit Citation
Silver Star
Bronze Star
Battle Star
PL Ribbon
Jap. Occupation. Ribbon
German Occupation Ribbon
Army Occupation. Ribbon
Purple Heart
AP - Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal
EAME - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal
Letter of Commendation

Medals of the US Army
Service Ribbons of the US Army

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