WWII Deaths in Pulaski County, Virginia

They paid the unltimate price and we salute them for their courage and bravery


ADAMS, Kelly R., JR., Pvt., Army Mother, Mrs. Maude L. Adams, Pulaski


AKERS, Boyd A., Pfc., Army Father, William J. Akers, Draper – Killed in Italy May 12, 1944

Boyd A. Akers

SN#33092919

Enlisted May 15, 1942

Year of Birth 1914


AKERS, Dillard Cundiff, Pfc., Army Mother, Mrs. Della G. Akers, Dublin

Born April 8, 1924

Died February 28, 1945

Buried in the Newbern Community Cemetery

Entered the US Army May 1942. Trained at Camp Lee, VA and Camp Campbell Ky.
Served in France and Germany. Killed in Action. Home Address - Dublin, VA


AKERS, Elwood Leslie, Sic, Navy Mother, Mrs. Virginia White Akers, Pulaski

04/06/1945

Elwood L. Akers

Seaman, First Class, U.S. Navy

06596390

United States Naval Reserve

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: April 6, 1945

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea

Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial

Honolulu, Hawaii

Awards: Purple Heart


ALLEN, Joseph Theron, S/Sgt., Army Wife, Mrs. Helen Tolbert Allen, Pulaski 01/07/1944

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces

13035113

528th Bomber Squadron, 380th Bomber Group, Heavy

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: January 7, 1944

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea

Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

Manila, Philippines

Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart

Joseph Theron Allen Staff Sergeant. Entered the US Army Air Corps, July 8,
1941. Trained at Jefferson Proving Grounds, Ind.; Tuscon Ariz,; Bibbs Field,
Tex.; Lowry Field, Colo.; Jefferson Bks, Mo.;Chanute Field, Ill.; and Las
Vegas, Nev. Served in Darwin, Australia. Received Air Medal and two Oal Leaf
Clusters. Reported Missing in Action Jan.7, 1944 Home Address Dublin and
Pulaski, Va. – According to Curtis Farmer he has a tombstone at the Newbern Cemetery

Source: Library of Virginia - MIA; crashed in bad weather during a reconnaissance mission targeting shipping, Manokwari and Boela; Gunner on B-24J Liberator (42-73449); 380th Bombardment Group, 5th Air Force; Awarded Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and Purple Heart

Year of birth listed as 1920


ANDERSON, Richard P., Pvt., Army Mother, Mrs. Olin P. Anderson, Dublin

Richard P. Anderson, Private. Entered the US Army March 24, 1942. Trained in
the infantry at Fort Eustis, VA; Camp Tyson, Tenn; Camp Gordon Johnson, Fla;
Fort Bragg, NC; and Fort Meade, Md. Served in France. Was Killed in Action
Nov 8, 1944. Home Address - Dublin, Va


ANDREWS, Arnold O., Pfc., Marines Wife Mrs. Arnold O. Andrews, Pulaski


BAKER, Sidney Pendleton, S2c, Navy Born March 9, 1926 Father, Sidney William Baker, Pulaski-Navy – Japanese air attack -Killed in South Pacific on March 23, 1945. Burial in Thornspring Cemetery


BAUSELL, Lewis Kenneth. Marine Corps    Corporal         Died of Wounds   09/18/1944

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 17 April 1924,

Pulaski, Va. Accredited to: District of Columbia. Citation: For conspicuous

gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call

of duty while serving with the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine

Division, during action against enemy Japanese forces on Peleliu Island,

Palau Group, 15 September 1944. Valiantly placing himself at the head of his

squad, Cpl. Bausell led the charge forward against a hostile pillbox which

was covering a vital sector of the beach and, as the first to reach the

emplacement, immediately started firing his automatic into the aperture

while the remainder of his men closed in on the enemy. Swift to act, as a

Japanese grenade was hurled into their midst, Cpl. Bausell threw himself on

the deadly weapon, taking the full blast of the explosion and sacrificing

his own life to save his men. His unwavering loyalty and inspiring courage

reflect the highest credit upon Cpl. Bausell and the U.S. Naval Service. He

gallantly gave his life for his country.

Lewis K. Bausell

Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps

00337208

United States Marine Corps

Entered the Service from: District of Columbia

Died: September 18, 1944

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea

Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

Manila, Philippines

Awards: Medal of Honor, Purple Heart


BENTLEY, James Randall, T/Sgt., Army Mother, Mrs. Dulcie S. Bentley, Dublin Born January 18, 1921 Died March 24, 1945  Burial New Dublin Cemetery

James R Bentley Technical Sergeant. Entered the US Army Dec 1, 1942. Trained
in the Infantry at Camp Adair, Ore; and Camp Carson, Colo. Served in France,
Holland, Belgium, and Germany. Received Purple Heart for wounds received in
Germany Nov 29, 1944. Killed in Action on March 29, 1945. A letter from his
Chaplain stated his promotion to 2nd Lieut. had been submitted by his
Commanding Officer, Major General Terry Allen. Home Address - Dublin, Va


BRENZO, Henry S., T/Sgt., Army

Henry S. Brenzo

Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces

32288464

419th Bomber Squadron, 301st Bomber Group, Heavy

Entered the Service from: New York

Died: November 16, 1943

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea

Tablets of the Missing at Rhone American Cemetery

Draguignan, France

Awards: Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart


BURTON, Thomas E., T/5, Army Mother, Mrs. Mary Burton, Pulaski

KIA April 23, 1944 in Hollandia, New Guinea


CABLE, Elmer Harrison, Cpl., Army Mother, Mrs. Ida Cable, Pulaski


CAUDILL, Orville R WW2   Army   Private   DNB

SN#13033211

Enlisted November 25, 1941

Year of Birth 1917


COULTER, Walsh    WW2   Army   Private 1st Class      Killed in Action   05/30/1944

Walsh Coulter

Private First Class, U.S. Army

35448407

6th Infantry, 1st Armored Division

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: May 30, 1944

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea

Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery

Nettuno, Italy 

Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster  


DAVIDSON, John T , Mrs. William Davidson, Palisades, New Jersey


EAST, Wayne H., Pfc., A. Wife, Mrs. Marie E. East, Draper Killed in Action  02/11/1945
Born March 4, 1918
Was hit in the chest by anti-aircraft shrapnel and killed while crossing the Rhine River in Germany.
Survived by his wife, Mary Hurd East; parents, Thomas A. and Lucille East;
brothers, Samuel and Arlan; sister, Alice East Lowe. Buried in Belgium;
later reinterred at Felts Memorial Cemetery in Galax.


ELKINS, Rudolph C., Pfc., A. Father, John M. Elkins, Snowville

SN#33534136

Enlisted March 2, 1943

Year of Birth 1923


FANNING, Glen B., Pvt., A. Father, John H. Fanning, Pulaski Killed in Action - Germany  10/09/1944

Glen B. Fanning

Private, U.S. Army

33658568

120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: October 9, 1944

Buried at: Plot D Row 6 Grave 2

Netherlands American Cemetery

Margraten, Netherlands 

Awards: Purple Heart 

Source: Library of Virginia - brother of James Walter Fanning; Residence: Rappahannock Co?; 30th Infantry Division; Awarded Purple Heart; buried in US Military Cemetery Margraten, the Netherlands


FANNING, James Walter, 2nd Lt., A. Father, John H. Fanning, Pulaski

Army Air Force          2nd Lieutenant            DNB – Plane crash near Cermona, Italy  05/12/1945

James W. Fanning

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces

O2064004

87th Fighter Squadron, 79th Fighter Group

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: May 12, 1945

Buried at: Plot D Row 6 Grave 1

Netherlands American Cemetery

Margraten, Netherlands


FARRIS, Charles E., Pvt., A. Mother, Mrs. Mabel M. Farris, Dublin KIA 10/02/1944

Charles E. Farris

Private, U.S. Army

33654958

48th Infantry Battalion, 7th Armored Division

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: October 2, 1944

Buried at: Plot B Row 13 Grave 14

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery

Henri-Chapelle, Belgium

Awards: Purple Heart


FERRELL, Erman P., Pfc., A. Wife, Mrs. Muriel J. Ferrell, Belspring

Erman Ferrell PFC  Entered the US Army, Sept 26, 1942. Trained in the
Infantry at Ft Sam Houston, Tex; Camp Bullies, Tex; and Camp McCoy, Wis.
Served in England, Northern Ireland and Normandy. Received several Medals
for expert shot on the long distance rifle range. He also received the
Purple Heart for Military Merit and wounds received in action. Was Killed in
Action in Normandy June 22, 1944. Home Address - Belsprings, VA


FINN, Walter E., Pvt., A. Sister, Mrs. Walter R. Dalton, Pulaski 10/27/1944

Walter E. Finn

Private, U.S. Army

33528416

394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: October 27, 1944

Buried at: Plot F Row 2 Grave 74

Cambridge American Cemetery

Cambridge, England


GRAVELY, Ernest P., S2c, N. Sister, Mrs. Robert Rigney, Pulaski


GRAY, Carl T., Pfc., A. Mother, Mrs. Emma Belle Gray, Pulaski


GRUBB, Harry M., Pfc., A. Wife, Mrs. Ethel B. Grubb, Pulaski


GRUBB, John Lewis, born August 17, 1928 SISgt., A. Mother, Mrs. Josephine R. Grubb, Pulaski

33091610

413rd Bomber Squadron, 96th Bomber Group, Heavy

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: July 28, 1943

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea

Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery

Cambridge, England

Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart

John Lewis Grubb, Staff Sergeant. Entered the US Army Air Corps, Jan 14,
1942. Trained at Army Air Base, Walker Field, Victoria, Kan; and Army Air
Base Walla Walla, Wash. and other bases. Served in England. Received two
citations. Reported Missing in Action, July 28, 1942. Home Address - 411 S.
Washington Ave, Pulaski, VA


HAGERMAN, Samuel N.

Captain, U.S. Army

0-315274

Amphibious Training Center

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: February 11, 1945

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea

Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

Manila, Philippines

Awards: Purple Heart


HAISLIP, Claude Jackson, Jr.

Claude J. Haislip, Jr.

Seaman, First Class, U.S. Navy

09354803

United States Naval Reserve

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: December 18, 1944

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea

Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

Manila, Philippines


HALL, Allen F.


HAMILTON, Norbert B., 1st Lt., A. Wife, Mrs. Jeanne H. Hamilton, Pulaski

Norbert B. Hamilton

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army

O1287343

180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: Pennsylvania

Died: August 15, 1944

Buried at: Plot C Row 8 Grave 13

Rhone American Cemetery

Draguignan, France

Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart


HANEY, Ralph L., JR., Cpl., A. Father, R. L. Haney, Pulaski

Ralph L Haney Staff Sergeant. Entered the US Army Air Corps, Nov 1942.
Trained as an Engineer Gunner on a B-24 at Lincoln, Neb. Served in Austria.
Reported Missing in Action over Austria Feb 25, 1944. Later declared Killed
in Action Feb 25, 1944. Home Address- Pulaski, VA


HARDING, Marvin L., Col., A. Pulaski


HARDY, Churchwell, Pvt., A.


HAWKINS, Roy C., S/Sgt., A. Mother, Mrs. Sarah M. Hawkins, Pulaski

Roy C. Hawkins

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

13119220

330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: July 15, 1944

Buried at: Plot C Row 4 Grave 13

Normandy American Cemetery

St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France

Awards: Purple Heart

Roy C Hawkins Staff Sergeant. Entered the US Army Oct, 1941. Trained in the
Infantry at Camp Atterbury, Ind. Served in France. Received the Purple
Heart. Was Killed in Action July 15, 1944 in France. Home Address - Pulaski
VA


HOBACK, Joseph M., Born July 10, 1912  S/Sgt., Army Mother, Mrs. W. H. Hoback, Pulaski – Died July 13, 1945 – Burial Oakwood Cemetery


HOLMES, James Henry
Second Lieutenant
Died March 29, 1942 at Sangre Grande, Trinidad


HORNE, Claude N., Pvt., A. Sister, Mrs. Harry Quesenberry, Pulaski


HORTON, Robert F., Pfc., A. Wife, Mrs. Minnie K. Horton, Pulaski

Robert F. Horton

Private First Class, U.S. Army

33884481

335th Infantry Regiment, 84th Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: January 23, 1945

Buried at: Plot F Row 6 Grave 47

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery

Henri-Chapelle, Belgium

Awards: Purple Heart

Robert F Horton PFC. Entered the US Army April 18, 1944. Trained in the
Infantry at Camp Blanding, Fla and Ft Meade, Md. Served in England, France,
Belgium, Holland and Germany. Received the Bronze Star for bravery. Was
Killed in Action on Jan 23, 1945. Home Address - RFD2 Pulaski, VA


HORTON, Roy Stuard, Sgt., A. Mother, Mrs. Addie L. Horton, Dublin Born August 17, 1924 Died in France on April 8, 1945 – Buried in New Dublin Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Staff Sergeant. Entered the US Army Aug, 1943. Trained at
Greensboro, NC; Maryville, Tenn; and Mt Home, Idaho. Served in Italy. Served
as a gunner on a B-24 Liberator. Home Address - Dublin Va. Reported Missing
in Action April 8, 1945


HOWELL, Andrew L., Pvt., A. Mother, Mrs. Minnie Hylton, Parrott


HYLTON, Roy J         WW2   Army   Private  Killed in Action

Roy J. Hylton

Private, U.S. Army

33844912

501st Parachute Infantry Regt, 101st Airborne Division

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: December 19, 1944

Buried at: Plot G Row 7 Grave 8

Luxembourg American Cemetery

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg 

Awards: Purple Heart 


JACKSON, George E. T/5. Entered US Army, June, 1941. Trained in the Cavalry at
Ft Riley, Kan; Ft Meade, Md; Camp Young, Cal; and Camp Maxey, Tex. Received
Good Conduct Medal. Was wounded July 13, 1944 and received Purple Heart.
Returned to old Outfit in Nov, 1944 and was reported Killed in Action Dec 2,
1944. Home Address - Pulaski, VA


JOHNSON, Edmund W., Pvt., A.


JOHNSTON, Roy E., Pvt., A. Wife, Mrs. Frances Johnston, Pulaski MIA - Italy        May 14, 1944


JORDAN, Frank Herbert, Jr., Capt., A. Father, Frank Herbert Jordan, Dublin Died of Wounds     10/15/1944

F.H. Jordan, Jr Captain. Entered service June, 1941. Legal Dept of Engineer
Corp. Transfered 82nd Reconnaissance Bn of famous " Hell on Wheels " 2nd
Armored Div. Trained at Ft. Benning, Ga. Landed in Africa, Nov, 1942. Further
overseas service, Tunisia, Sicily, England, Normandy, St. Lo,
Belgium, Germany. Wounded Oct 8, 1944 in Germany and died there Oct 15, 1944
two years to the day from date of his sailing to foreign shores. Citations:
Silver Star, Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Medal. Home Address Dublin, Va


KRESS, Robert William PFC Entered the US Army Feb 17, 1943.Trained in the Glider
Infantry at Ft Jackson, SC; Ft Bragg, NC; and Ft Dix, NJ. Served in England,
France, Belgium, and Holland. Received Good Conduct Medal. Was Killed in
Action, Nov 6, 1944. Home Address- Dublin, VA


LAMBERT, Price H., Sgt. Mother, Mrs. M. K. Lambert, Pulaski


LAMBERT, William L., S/Sgt., A. Mother, Mrs. Stuart Kidd, Pulaski

William L. Lambert

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces

33212423

373rd Bomber Squadron, 308th Bomber Group, Heavy

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: September 15, 1943

Honolulu Memorial

Honolulu, Hawaii 

Awards: Purple Heart 


LEDFORD, Daniel H., Pvt., A. Wife, Mrs. Tharon R. Ledford, Pulaski


LIKENS, Albert L PFC. Entered the US Army March 9,1943. Trained at Camp Lee,
VA and Camp Walters, Tex. Served in Africa, Italy, France and Germany.
Reported Missing in Action Jan 21, 1945. Home Address - Box 94, Belsprings,
Va


MCNEELEY, Cicero J., S/Sgt., A. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe McNeeley, Pulaski Staff Sergeant   FOD –Bombing mission over Keil, Germany   June 13, 1943

Mc Neeley, Cicero J   Virginia          

Staff Sergeant  336th Bomber Squadron 95th Bomber          

Jun 13 1943     the Netherlands           Missing        Purple Heart Medal    

Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Forces

13117255

336th Bomber Squadron, 95th Bomber Group, Heavy

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: June 13, 1943

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea

Tablets of the Missing at Netherlands American Cemetery

Margraten, Netherlands 

Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart 


MOREHEAD, James R., Pvt., A. Mother, Mrs. Lillie M. Morehead, Pulaski


MORRELL, James Renfree. (See Fauquier County)


MOYERS, Douglas R., Pvt., A. Wife, Mrs. Ann Duke Moyers, Pulaski

Douglas R. Moyers

Private, U.S. Army

33648187

US Infantry

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: November 27, 1943

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea

Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery

Carthage, Tunisia 

Awards: Purple Heart 


PATTERSON, Henry C., JR., T/Sgt., A. Wife, Mrs. Henry C. Patterson, Pulaski

Born December 14, 1920 – Died January 4, 1944 – Burial Oakwood Cemetery


PERDUE, William G.


PIKE, Hayward R., Sgt., A. Mother, Mrs. Maude L. Pike, Pulaski


QUESENBERRY, Henry Carman, Pvt., A. Father, Wyatt Quesenberry, Pulaski


QUESENBERRY, W. H., Sgt., A.


REYNOLDS, William 0., Pvt., A. Mother, Mrs. Lula R. Reynolds, Pulaski


RITTER, James, Pfc., A. Mother, Mrs. Ed Ritter, Parrott

PFC James F. RITTER Aug. 22, 1917 Jan. 15, 1945

s/o Mr. & Mrs. E.D. RITTER Killed in Belgium

Buried Sifford Cemetery


RUNYON, William T., Pfc., A. Father, C. C. Runyon, Draper

William T. Runyon

Private First Class, U.S. Army

06814104

31st Infantry Regiment

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: June 4, 1942

Buried at: Plot A Row 1 Grave 93

Manila American Cemetery

Manila, Philippines


SEMONES, Roy E., Cpl., A. Mother, Mrs. Lucy D. Semones, Parrott

Corporal. Entered US Army Sept 26, 1941. Trained in New
Jersey, and Camp Croft, SC. Received the Purple Heart. Was Killed in Action
in Italy on Dec 5, 1943. Home Address - Parrott, VA


SEXTON, Glen Dale Private. Entered the US Army July 17, 1944. Trained at Camp
Blanding, Fla. Served in Europe. Was wounded on Feb 28, 1945 and received
Purple Heart. Killed in Action on May 25, 1945 in Europe.Home Address - RFD
2, Dublin, VA


SHELBURNE, Simon B., Cpl., A. Mother, Mrs. Martha J. Shelburne, Snowville


SHOUSE, James A., Pfc., A. Mother, Mrs. Susie A. Shouse, Dublin Born May 30, 1925 Died September 12, 1944 – Buried in New Dublin Presbyterian Church Cemetery

James Aubrey Shouse PFC. Entered the US Army Sept 4, 1943. Trained in the
Infantry at Camp Fannin, Tex and Ft George G Meade, MD. Served in Italy and
France. Was Killed in Action in France Sept 12, 1944. Home Address-RFD 2,
Dublin Va


SMITH, Claude F  Staff Sergeant. Joined Virginia National Guards, 1936. Joined
the US Army Feb 3, 1941. Trained in Co. L, 116 Inf. 29th Div at AP Hill, VA;
Ft George G Meade, Md and Camp Blanding, Fl. Sailed for England Sept, 1942
training 17 months before the Invasion. Received Unit Citation and purple
Heart. Reported Missing in Action June 8, 1944. Later declared Killed in
Action June 8, 1944. Home Address- Pulaski, Staunton, Va


SMITH, George P., Pvt., A. Father, Jobie S. Smith, Pulaski


SMITH, Theodore F., Pvt., A. Father, William A. Smith, Allisonia

Theodore F. Smith

Private, U.S. Army

33653931

220th Port Company

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: January 23, 1945

Honolulu Memorial

Honolulu, Hawaii


SMITH, Thurston E.

Private, U.S. Army
33656660
141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: Virginia
Died: June 4, 1944
Buried at: Plot A Row 15 Grave 27
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Nettuno, Italy
Awards: Purple Heart


SMITH, Titus, Pvt., A. Father, Will Smith, Allisonia


SOUTH, Billy, Pvt., A.

33528382
Enlisted in Pulaski County Dec 21, 1942
PVT
Year of birth 1922
Civilian Occupation: Tractor Driver


SPANGLER, Peter W., JR., Cpl., A. Mother, Mrs. Flora M. Spangler, Pulaski

Peter W. Spangler, Jr.

Born February 6, 1923

Corporal, U.S. Army Air Forces

13118844

3rd Squadron, 1st Combat Cargo Group

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: November 8, 1944

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea

Buried at Kalemyo, Burma according to his stone in Oakwood Cemetery

Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery

Manila, Philippines

Awards: Purple Heart


STUART, David D.


STURDIVANT, James D. (See Wythe County)


SURRATT, Robert C., Pfc., A. Mother, Mrs. Beatrice Surratt, Pulaski

Robert C. Surratt

Private First Class, U.S. Army

07027703

1st Ranger Battalion

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: September 15, 1943

Buried at: Plot E Row 15 Grave 9

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery

Nettuno, Italy

Awards: Purple Heart


TABOR, Alfred J., Pvt., A. Mother, Mrs. Dora W. Tabor, Pulaski

Alfred J. Tabor, Sr.

Private, U.S. Army Air Forces

33529666

853rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: November 27, 1943

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea

Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery

Carthage, Tunisia

Awards: Purple Heart


THOMAS, Harry Clifford, Lt., Army Born August 27, 1921 Wife, Mrs. Betty Whitaker Thomas, Pulaski Army    Lieutenant     

Airplane Crash        

July 4, 1944

Burial in Oakwood Cemetery


THOMPSON, Howard, Sgt., A. Wife, Mrs. Shirley Mae Thompson, Pulaski


THOMPSON, Robert W., JR., T/5, A. Mother, Mrs. Leonard Roop, Pulaski


THORNTON, Emory G., Pfc., Army Mother, Mrs. Luvina E. Thornton, Pulaski Born November 20, 1914 Died April 16, 1945 Burial Thornspring Cemetery

Emory G Thornton PFC. Entered US Army July 12, 1943. Trained in the Infantry
at Camp Adair, Ore. Served in Italy. Received the Good Conduct Medal. Was
Killed in Action April 6, 1945. Home Address - Valley View Apt Pulaski, VA


TILSON, David L., Pvt., A. Wife, Mrs. Mary E. Tilson, Pulaski


TRAIL, Bernard J., Pfc., A. Mother, Mrs. Florence Trail, Pulaski

Bernard Trail PFC. Entered the US Army Nov 3, 1941. Trained in the Fourth
Armored Div at Ft Knox Ky. Was on maneuvers in the deep snows of the
Canadian Border, The Cumberland Mountains of Tenn, the California Desert,
the plains of Texas, and the Downs of England. Served in Belgium. Was
wounded and received the Purple Heart. Was Killed in Action, Dec 24, 1944
and was buried in an Army cemetery in Eastern France. Home Address - RFD 1
Snowville, Va.

Bernard J. Trail

Corporal, U.S. Army

35135014

35th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division

Entered the Service from: West Virginia

Died: August 8, 1944

Buried at: Plot A Row 25 Grave 60

Epinal American Cemetery

Epinal, France

Awards: Purple Heart


TUCK, Otha H., Pfc., A. Wife, Mrs. Bernice Tuck, Parrott

Otha H Tuck PFC. Entered the US Army Feb 7, 1943. Trained in the Infantry at
Camp Hood Tex, and Camp White, Ore. Served on Okinawa. Received Combat
Infantrymans Badge, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart. Was Killed in Action
April 9, 1945. Home Address - Parrott, VA


VIERS, Thomas, Cpl., A. Mother, Mrs. Sarah Viers, Draper

Thomas Viers Corporal. Entered the US Army Oct 2, 1942. Trained at Ft Knox,
Ky. Served in Austria. Was Killed in Action in Austria, June 5, 1945. Home
Address - Draper, VA

Thomas Viers

Technician 5th Class, U.S. Army

33213083

748th Tank Battalion

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: June 5, 1945

Missing in Action or Buried at Sea

Tablets of the Missing at Epinal American Cemetery

Epinal, France


WADDELL, William Edward, Pvt., A. Wife, Mrs. Dorothy Brooks Waddell, Bluefleld, West Virginia

William E. G. Waddell

Private, U.S. Army

35779298

30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division

Entered the Service from: West Virginia

Died: November 20, 1944

Buried at: Plot B Row 6 Grave 18

Epinal American Cemetery

Epinal, France

Awards: Purple Heart


WARD, Richard F., Lt., M. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Felix F. Ward, Pulaski


WAUGH, George M

WW2 M

Army

Staff Sergeant

DNB


WAUGH, William Paul, Pfc., A. Father, Carley F. Waugh, Pulaski

William P. Waugh

Private First Class, U.S. Army

33047416

366th Infantry Regiment

Entered the Service from: Virginia

Died: February 8, 1945

Buried at: Plot E Row 12 Grave 11

Florence American Cemetery

Florence, Italy

Awards: Purple Heart


WEBB, Bennie O., T/5, A. Mother, Mrs. Lula Webb, Pulaski Born January 8, 1925, died December 22, 1944   Interred April 8, 1949 in Belgium

Bennie Oscar Webb, Jr. Corporal. Entered the US Army April 23, 1943. Trained
at Ft Riley, Kansas; Ft Lewis, Wash; Camp White, Ore; and Camp Maxey, Tex.
Served overseas from Sept, 1944 to Dec 1944. Received purple Heart
Posthumously. Received Good Conduct Medal. Was Killed in Action Dec 17,
1944. Home Address -  422 S Wash Ave., Pulaski, VA


WHITLOCK, Chester A., Pvt., Army Born July 18, 1923 Died April 17, 1944

Chester Alvin Whitlock Private. Entered the US Army Dec 24, 1943. Trained at
Camp Walters, Tex. Was Killed on Maneuvers at Camp Walters, Tex., on April
16, 1944. Home Address - Box 142, Belsprings, VA


WHITT, William F     WW2   Born October 17, 1917 Army Staff Sergeant   Injuries –KIA in France June 19, 1944


WHITTAKER, WILLIAM, Pvt., A.


WILKERSON, Nathaniel E. J., JR., Pvt., A.

Private, U.S. Army
33912813
318th Port Company
Entered the Service from: Virginia
Died: November 5, 1945
Buried at: Plot A Row 5 Grave 50
Manila American Cemetery
Manila, Philippines


SOURCES:

Library of Virginia

http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/mil/vmd/section2/pulaskico.asp

National Archives and Records Administration.

World War II & Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas - RG330

http://www.archives.gov/research_room/arc/wwii/navy_marines_coast_guard_casualties/virginia.html

XVIII Airborne Corps

http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/5340/memorials/nor.htm

World War II Casualties

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/index.htm

Roanoke Valley War Memorial Online

http://www1.roanoke.com/roatimes/memorial/ww2a.html

Southwest Times Newspaper Archives-Pulaski, Virginia

Social Security Death Index

Jeff Weavers Pulaski War Dead Site

Pulaski County Service Annual for 1945 - owned and donated by Phil Coltrane

 


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