MILITARY LEGACY OF PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY AND BEYOND

GENEALOGY ~ PHOTOGRAPHS ~ LETTERS ~ HISTORY





Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

Daughter of Daskum Combs (1917 - 2005) and Technical Sergeant, Albert Roy "Jake" Lowe (1917 - 1944),

who was awarded a Silver Star Medal for Action Taken on The Fourth of July 1944 in France,

and who was Killed In Action on September 16, 1944 in World War II.

Copyright 2017 ~ info@perrycountykentuckymilitarylegacy.com ~ All Rights Reserved

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WORLD WAR II (1941 - 1945)

PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, P - Q

     A World War II Introduction With Medal Of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross And Silver Star Medal Recipients           Were Placed In The A Section.

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PARKER

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PARKER, JOHN F. (circa 1912-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, S.S. LEOPOLDVILLE, TROOP TRANSPORT, ENGLISH CHANNEL, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  BONNYMAN, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  1940, U. S. Military Reservation, 11th Cavalry, Troop B, U. S. Army, Monterey County, California.
Date of Birth:  circa 1912 in Tennessee.
Parents:  Pearl Henry and Fred Parker.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  23 October 1941 in California.
Service Number:  6391316.
Rank:  Staff Sergeant.
Branch of Service:  Cavalry, U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  262nd Infantry Regiment, 66th Infantry “Panther” Division.                                                                      ~ “Dec. 24, 1944 ... the S.S. LEOPOLDVILLE, a Belgian passenger ship converted to a transport ... [was in] the English Channel.  In the troop compartment, 2500 men of the 262nd and 264th Regts, 66th Infantry Division [were aboard] ...  Ahead lay France and combat ...  At 1755 [5:55pm] ...  A torpedo launched by a German U-boat blasted the craft on the starboard side, ripped a gaping hole below water line ...  Hundreds of 66th Panthermen were still aboard at 2035 [8:35 pm], when the ship lurched heavily to starboard and sank swiftly, stern first.”  Source: “66th: The Story of the 66th Infantry Division”, G. I. Stories, Published by Stars & Stripes, Paris, 1944-1945.  Website: lonesentry.com.                                                                                    
~ OTIS FARLER, FROM FARLER, PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY, WAS ALSO ON BOARD THE SHIP AND WAS MISSING, LOST AT SEA, KILLED IN ACTION.
Date of Death:  Monday, 25 December 1944.
Place of Death:  GERMAN U-BOAT ATTACK SUNK THE S.S. LEOPOLDVILLE IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL, WWII.
Status:  MISSING, KILLED IN ACTION – LOST AT SEA.
Disposition:  NONRECOVERABLE.
                                                                                                                                   Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
Memorialized at:  Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, Departement du Calvados, Basse - Normandie, France.
                                                                                                                                                           Monument:  JOHN F. PARKER carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
U. S. AWARDS:  Purple Heart Medal.

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PATRICK

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PATRICK, BENJAMIN (1926-1945), KILLED IN ACTION, GERMANY, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  ARY, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  16 March 1926, Perry County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Shena Smith and Sylvester Patrick.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Service Number:  35089225.
Rank:  Private First Class.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army
Combat Organization:  232rd Infantry, 42nd Infantry “Rainbow” Division, WWII.                                                                        ~ “... the 42nd captured Wertheim am Main, 1 April [1945], and Wurzburg, 2-6 April, after a fierce battle.  Schweinfort fell next after hand-to-hand engagements, 9-12 April.”  Source: U.S. Militaria Forum.  Website: usmilitariaforum.com.
Date of Death:  Sunday, 8 April 1945, KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
Place of Death:  GERMANY, WWII.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  Temporary Cemetery 3574.  Permanent Cemetery 3503.
Cemetery:  Lorraine American Cemetery Saint-Avold, Department de la Moselle, Lorraine, France.
                                Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                       Monument:  BENJAMIN PATRICK carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                        U. S. Awards:  Purple Heart Medal.

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PERKINS

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PERKINS, HASKELL ELMO (1921-1945), KILLED IN ACTION, OKINAWA, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  GLOMAWR, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  3 July 1921, Wise County, VIRGINIA.                                                                                                        
Parents:  America Ellen and Joseph Ira Perkins.
Grandparents:  Martha Pendergrass and Ambrose “Ambers” Perkins.
Great-Grandparents:  Elizabeth and Amos Perkins.
Great-Grandparents:  Sarah Rutherford and Ira B. Pendergrass.
Great-Great-Grandparents:  Elizabeth Smith and James H. Rutherford.
Third-Great-Grandparents:  Ann Dorcus and Phineas Rutherford.
Fourth-Great-Grandparents:  Ursula Parrish and William O. Rutherford.  
First-Cousin-Four-Times-Removed:  Joseph Rutherford, a Kentuckian, who died at The Alamo, while fighting in the Texas Revolutionary War.  Joseph was the son of Rhoda Rutherford and Julius Rutherford, an American Revolutionary War soldier, who was stationed at the Valley Forge Winter Encampment.  Joseph was the grandson of Ursula Parrish and William O. Rutherford.
Entered Service From:  Virginia?  Perry County, Kentucky?  Should the state of Kentucky have been carved on his headstone?
Enlistment Date:  8 October 1942.
Service Number:  35664393.
Rank:  Private First Class.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  G (Golf) Company, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division.
~ “Next D-day for the Division was 1 April 1945, when it made an assault landing on Okinawa.  It drove from the west to east coast on the first day and engaged in a savage 51-day battle in the hills of south Okinawa.”  Source:  7th Infantry Division WWII Combat Chronicle; website:  army.mil.
Date of Death:  13 April 1945, Died On Active Duty.
Place of Death:  SKYLINE RIDGE AREA, OKINAWA, WWII.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Overseas Burial:  7th Infantry Division Cemetery, Ryukyr Retto, Okinawa.
Repatriated: 1949.  “WWII deceased returned from Okinawa 7th Division Cemetery, Ryukyu Retto.”  Source:  U. S. National Cemetery Internment Forms.
U. S. A. Cemetery:  Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.                                     Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                        Monument:  HASKEL ELMO PERKINS carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
Campaigns:  Aleutian Island, Marshall Islands, The Philippines (Leyete) and on Okinawa.
Sources:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead.  U. S. world War II Army Enlistment Records.  U. S. Draft Cards.  Virginia Birth Records.  Martina Perkins Shepherd Donehoo.

NOTE:  I placed Haskell Elmo Perkins on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Tree, that I created on Ancestry. 

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PERKINS, JAMES GLADSTONE (1926-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, BURIED AT SEA, USS BEBAS, PACIFIC THEATRE, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  DAISY, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Irvin, Estill County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  5 January 1926 in Perry County, Kentucky.
Parents:  May Cornett and William Perkins.
Grandparents:  Ella Swafford and Lewis M. Perkins.
Grandparents:  Rachael Ison and James Dixon Cornett.
Great-grandparents:  Mary Polly Creech and Charles Lewis Cornett, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
Great-great-grandparents of:  Mary Polly Lewis and Roger Cornett.
Great-great-great-grandparents of:  Mary Ann Everage and William Jesse Cornett, American Revolutionary War and War of 1812.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  15 January 1942 in Houston, Texas.
Service Number:  3605636.
Rank:  Seaman Second Class.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Navy.
Combat Organization:  USS BEBAS (DE-10).
29 March 1943:  received on board USS. SABINE (A025) from USS ARTIC for duty.
7-8-1944:  received on board USS BEBAS (DE-10)
Date of Death:  16 September 1944, “Died At Sea By DROWNING, BURIED AT SEA.”                                                             ~ “...BEBAS...joined a ‘hunter-killer’ task group formed around the escort carrier USS HOGGATT BAY and provided support...”  Source:  Wikipedia.org.
Place of Death:  PACIFIC THEATRE.
Status:  MISSING, DROWNED AT SEA, KILLED IN ACTION.
Disposition:  NONRECOVERABLE.
Burial:  “Buried at Sea by Administrative Decision.”  Source:  U. S. Rosters of WWII Dead.
Memorialized at:  Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines.
                                                        Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                        Monument:  JAMES G. PERKINS carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-1-time-removed, James Gladstone Perkins on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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PERRY

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PERRY, PERCY (1920-1942), DIED NON BATTLE, ALABAMA, USA, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  Knott County, Kentucky, per U. S. WWII Enlistment Records.
Other Residence:  Marion, Perry County, Alabama.  Fairfield City, Jefferson County, Alabama.  Craig Field, Selma, Dallas County, Alabama.
Date of Birth:  19 July 1920 in Marion, Perry County, Alabama.
Parents:  Callie Jones and Howard Perry.
Entered Service From:  Knott County, Kentucky, the State of Residence.
Enlistment Date:  28 April 1942 in Huntington, West Virginia, per U. S. WWII Enlistment Records.
Service Number:  35428963, per National Archives and Records Administration.
Rank:  Private.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  Unknown.
Date of Death:  20 September 1942.  Occupation, Soldier.
Place of Death:  Craig Field, Selma, Dallas County, Alabama.
Status:  DIED NON BATTLE.
Monument:  PERCY PERRY carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS Memorial in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
Note:  Data may not be correct.  Currently unable to place him in Perry County, Kentucky.

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POLLARD

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POLLARD, OSCAR (1922-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  BLUE DIAMOND, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  7 November 1922 in Perry County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Alpha Hudson and William Pollard.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Service Number:  35681500.
Rank:  Private First Class.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  Company A, 654th Tank Destroyer Battalion.
                                                                                             ~ “... on October 10, 1944, during an encounter with rear elements of the retreating German army ...”  Source:  134th infantry Regiment, 654th Tank Destroyer Battalion; website: coulthart.com.
Date of Death:  Tuesday, 10 October 1944.
Place of Death:  FRANCE, WWII.
Status:  MISSING, KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Disposition:  NONRECOVERABLE.
Memorialized at:  Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold (Moselle), France.
                                                                   Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                        Monument:  OSCAR POLLARD carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
U. S. Awards:  Purple Heart Medal.

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POPP

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POPP, RAYMOND (1927-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  WILLARD, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  30 August 1927 in Perry County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Martha Couch and John Popp (born Roumania, now spelled Romania).
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  12 August 1943.
Service Number:  35874074.
Rank:  Private.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  Company C, 10th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, WWII.                                                          ~ “The Division ... prepared for the assault on Metz ... First attempts to take the fortress failed, 16 September – 16 October 1944, and the division withdrew ... Source:  5th Infantry Division WWII Combat Chronicle; website:  army.mil.
Date of Death:  3 November 1944, Died on active duty, Death occurred overseas.
Place of Death:  FRANCE, WWII.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Disposition:  BURIED
Burial:  Limey-Toul, France.
Repatriated:  1949, Returned from Limey-Toul, France to Nancy, Kentucky.  Source:  U. S. National Cemetery Internment Control Forms.
Internment:  17 October 1949.
Cemetery:  Mill Springs National Cemetery, Nancy, Pulaski County, Kentucky.
                                                               Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                       Monument:  RAYMOND POPP carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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PRATT

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PRATT, JUSTINE (1923-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Jenkins, Letcher County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  4 July 1923 on Headstone Application and on Headstone.  Born on 26 June 1924 in Perry County, Kentucky on a birth record.   
Parents:  Mary Trusty and Homer Pratt.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Service Number:  35805798.
Rank:  Private.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  Company G, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry Division, WWII.                                                      ~ “The crossing operations commenced ... December 16 [1944] ... On the 17th the Regimental CP moved into Lauterberg ...  The operation ... [ran] into hot resistance ...  We had encountered the Siegfield line!”  Source:  “History Of The 313th Infantry In World War II.”  Website: archive.org.
Date of Death:  19 December 1944.
Place of Death:  FRANCE.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  Battlefield Burial Unknown.
Repatriated:  1951.
Cemetery:  Hillgrove Cemetery, Miamisburg, Montgomery County, Ohio.
                                                                         Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                          Monument:  JUSTINE PRATT carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
Note:  C. R. Brough signed the headstone application on 23 April 1951.
U. S. Awards:  Bronze Star Medal.  Purple Heart Medal.

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PULLIAM

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PULLIAM, EUGENE T. (1921-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, GERMANY, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  GLOMAWR, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  13 February 1921, McCreary County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Bonnie Bell Slaven and Henry Talmadge Pulliam.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  17 September 1942.
Service Number: T-124451.
Rank:  Flight Officer.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army Air Force.
Combat Organization:  351st Bombardment Group, 510th Bombardment Squadron, Air Corps.                                                    ~ “351 BG (H), U. S. 8th Air Force ... based at Polebrook, Northamptonshire, England, during World War II.”  Source:  351st Bombardment Group, Heavy; website:  togetherweserved.com.
Date of Death:  21 July 1944.
Place of Death:  GERMANY, WWII.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  Battlefield Burial Unknown.
Repatriated:  1949.
Cemetery:  Englewood Cemetery, Christopher, Perry County, Kentucky.
                                                                           Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                       Monument:  EUGENE T. PULLIAM carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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