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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, S

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

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SHEPHERD

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SHEPHERD, LAURENCE (1925-1943), SILVER STAR MEDAL, KILLED IN ACTION, LOST AT SEA, U.S.S. TRITON, SUBMARINE, PACIFIC, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  BLUE DIAMOND, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  1 March 1925, Perry County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Blanch Shepherd and Bill Shepherd.
Maternal Grandparents:  Sarah Begley and Henderson Shepherd.
Paternal Grandparents:  Elizabell Lewis and Calvin Shepherd.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  22 January 1942 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
Service Number:  6341228.
Rank:  Fireman, First Class and Navy Machinists Mate, Third Class.
Branch of Service:  United States Navy Reserve.
Combat Organization:  USS TRITON (SS 201), Tambor Class Submarine.
~ Received On Board the USS TRITON:  27 January 1943 from USS GUARDFISH (CSD 82).
Date of Death:  15 March 1943, Sinking of U.S.S. TRITON (SS 201).                                                                                            ~ “Triton lost in the Solomons-Bismarck area ... sunk by the enemy destroyers.”  Source:  “Navy History And Heritage Command, U.S.S. TRITON”; website:  navy.mil.  
~ Officially Declared Missing In Action on 8 April 1943; Officially Presumed Dead on 9 April 1943.
Place of Death:  Pacific.
Status:  MISSING, LOST AT SEA, KILLED IN ACTION.
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.                                                                                                        Monument:  LAWRENCE SHEPHERD carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
Memorialized at:  Tablets of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines.
U. S. Awards:  Silver Star Medal, Source: U. S. Submarine Veterans, Inc.  Purple Heart Medal.

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SHEPHERD, WOODROW WILSON (1924-1945), KILLED IN ACTION, IWO JIMA WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  CLEMONS, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  21 February 1924, Perry County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Alta Melton and Mitchell Shepherd.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Service Number:  305459.
Rank:  Sergeant.
Branch of Service:  United States Marine Corps.
Combat Organization:  5th Marine Division, 26th Marines, 3rd Battalion, Company I, World War II.                                             ~ “Nichi Ridge, Hill 362 B and Beyond ...  The advance made by the 5th Marine Division on 3 March [1945] was almost spectacular under the conditions in which the battle was fought.  The 26th Marines alone had 281 casualties.”  Source:  Western Pacific Operations, History of the U. S. Marine Corps Operations in World War II, Garand – Strowbridge, Historical Branch, G-3 Division, Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps.  Website: ibiblio.org.
Date of Death:  3 March 1945.
Place of Death:  IWO JIMA, WWII.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  Battlefield Burial Currently Unknown.
Repatriated:  1949.
Cemetery:  Shepherd Cemetery, Avawam, 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:  WOODROW W. SHEPHERD carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky..

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SINGLETON

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SINGLETON, JOHNNIE (1924-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, FIRST ASSAULT WAVE, OMAHA BEACH, JUNE 6, 1944, D-DAY, NORMANDY, FRANCE, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  FUSONIA, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  2 October 1924, Perry County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Sally Campbell and John Ivy Singleton.
Grandparents: Elizabeth Maggard  and John Campbell.
Grandparents:  Nancy Ann Caudill and Alexander Singleton.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Service Number:  35803725.
Rank:  Private.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  29th Infantry Division, 116th Infantry Regiment, WWII.                                                                            ~ “... a regiment of the 29th Division (116th Infantry) was in the first assault wave to hit the beaches at Normandy on D-Day, 6 June 1944.  Landing on Omaha Beach on the same day in the face of intense enemy fire ...”  Source:  “29th Infantry Division Historical Society” by Laurent Lefebvre; website:  29thinfantrydivision.org.
Date of Death:  Tuesday, 6 June 1944.
Place of Death:  FRANCE, WORLD WAR II.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  Temporary Cemetery 3582.  Permanent Cemetery 3505.
Cemetery:  Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, 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:  JOHNNIE SINGLETON carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
U. S. Awards:  Purple Heart Medal.
NOTE:  I placed my third-cousin-1-time-removed, Johnnie Singleton 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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SIZEMORE

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SIZEMORE, EVERETT (1915-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  BULAN, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  12 September 1915, Leslie County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Rebecca Jane Couch and Hiram “Harm” Sizemore.
Grandparents:  Elizabeth Muncy and William Sizemore.
Great-grandparents:  Mahala Bowling and Wilkerson Sizemore.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Service Number:  15056994.
Rank:  Sergeant.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  5th Infantry Division, 10th Infantry Regiment, WWII.                                                                                ~ “The Division then prepared for the assault on Metz.  In mid September a bridgehead was established and secured across the Moselle, south of Metz, in the face of heavy opposition.  First attempts to take the fortress failed, 16 September – 16 October 1944 ...”  Source:  “5th Infantry Division, WWII, Combat Chronicle”; website: army.mil.
Date of Death:  Wednesday, 20 September 1944.
Place of Death:  FRANCE, WWII.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  Temporary Cemetery 3504; Permanent Cemetery 3503.
Cemetery:  Lorraine American Cemetery, Saint 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:  EVERETT SIZEMORE carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
U. S. Awards:  Purple Heart Medal.
NOTE:  I placed my third-cousin-3-times-removed, Everett Sizemore 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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SIZEMORE, JOHN (    -     ), U. S. MILITARY, UNKNOWN, WORLD WAR II.

Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                        Monument:  JOHN SIZEMORE carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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SIZEMORE, WOODROW W. (1920-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  ALLAIS, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  22 February 1920, Perry County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Laura Belle Stidham and Riley Sizemore.
Grandparents:  Mary Polly Spicer and Henry Sizemore.
Spouse:  Susie Costello, who was the Sister of George Costello, who was Killed In Action, World War II.
Children:  Charles Edward Sizemore.
Mother-in-law and Father-in-law:  Mary C. Clemons and Pete Costello.
Brother-in-law:  George Costello, who was Killed In Action in Italy on 3 April 1944.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Service Number:  35664368.
Rank:  Private.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  83rd Infantry Division, 331st Infantry Regiment, WWII.                                                                            ~ “... the Division landed on Omaha Beach, 18 June 1944, and entered the hedgerow struggle south of Carentar, 27 June.”  Source:  “Composition of the 83rd Infantry Division”; website: normandytothebulge.bc.
Date of Death:  9 July 1944.
Place of Death:  FRANCE.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION.
Disposition:  Buried.
Burial:  Battlefield Burial Unknown.
Repatriated:  1949.
Cemetery:  Riverside Cemetery, Hazard, 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:  WOODROW W. SIZEMORE carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.    
NOTE:  I placed my fifth-cousin-2-times-removed, Woodrow W. Sizemore 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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SLONE

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NOAH SLONE 

ON NOAH SLONE'S MEMORIAL PLAQUE, HIS LAST NAME WAS MIS-SPELLED, CREATING A TOTALLY DIFFERENT SURNAME:  NOAH STONE.  ON PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS MONUMENT, NOAH SLONE'S FIRST NAME WAS MIS-CARVED, CREATING A TOTALLY DIFFERENT FIRST NAME:  HOOH SLONE.

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SLONE, NOAH (1918-1945), U. S. ARMY, DIED IN GERMANY, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  ALLAIS, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Walker’s Branch, Perry County, Kentucky.  Carr Fork, Knott County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  17 August 1918 in Knott County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Sylvania Feltner and Elisha Slone.
Grandparents:  Irene Arreney Feltner and Dock Slone.
Great-grandparents of:  Manerva Sammons and Isom Slone.
Great-great-grandparents:  Amy Thornburg and Thomas Sammons.
Great-great-great-grandparents:  Frances Carter and Rowland Salmons.
Seventh-great-grandparents:  Elizabeth and John The Elder Salmon I.
Sister:  Jessie Mae Slone, who married Charles Duff, who was the third-great-grandson of Nancy Ann Allison and Rev. Daniel Duff, whose second wife was Atha Eleanor Ellender Littleton.
26 May 1926, Loss of His Father:  Noah was seven-years-old, when his father, Elisha Slone died at Eddyville in Lyon County, Kentucky by legal electrocution for the murder of a physician.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  10 August 1940 at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Service Number:  15044842.
Rank:  Sergeant.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  179th Infantry, 45th Division, World War II.
Date of Death:  5 April 1945.
Place of Death:  GERMANY (on Memorial Plaque).

Status:  Died.
Disposition:  Buried.
Burial:  Temporary Cemetery 3574.  Permanent Cemetery, St. AVOLD 3503.  Name of next of kin on the Headstone Interment Record was his mother, Mrs. Sylvania Slone of Allais, Perry County, Kentucky.
Cemetery:  Lorraine American Cemetery, Saint-Avold, Departement 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.  His last name was mis-spelled, creating a totally different surname:  STONE.
Monument:  HOOH SLONE carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.  NOAH, his first name, was mis-carved, creating a non-word:  HOOH.
U. S. Awards, Certificates, Medals:  Purple Heart With Oak Leaf Cluster.
NOTE:  I placed Noah Slone 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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SPARKS

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SPARKS, RAYMOND E. (1918-1945), KILLED IN ACTION, GERMANY, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  HARVEYTON, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  31 October 1918, Perry County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Margaret Maggie Meier and John W. Sparks.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Service Number:  35450285.
Rank:  Staff Sergeant.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  101st Airborne Division, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment, WWII.                                                               ~ “On December 17th, 1944 the 1-401st was sent by truck to Bastogne, Belgium ...  The Germans had launched an all out attack ... Glidermen were sent into combat ...  Some went without ammunition and winter clothing ... ”  Source:  “The 101st Airborne, The 401st Glider Infantry Regiment”; website: ww2-airborne.us.
Date of Death:  Friday, 2 February 1945.
Place of Death:  GERMANY.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  Temporary Cemetery 1240.  Permanent Cemetery 1201.
Cemetery:  Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Henri-Chapelle, Belgium.
                                                                        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 E. SPARKS carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
U. S. Awards:  Purple Heart Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters.
Note:  “On December 17th, 1944 the 1-401st was sent by truck to Bastogne, Belgium ...  The Germans had launched an all out attack ... Glidermen were sent into combat ...  Some went without ammunition and winter clothing ... ”  Source:  “The 101st Airborne, The 401st Glider Infantry Regiment”; website: ww2-airborne.us.

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SPENCER

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SPENCER, T. G. (1918-1942), DIED NON BATTLE, ICELAND, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  BLUE DIAMOND, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  26 December 1918.
Parents:  Melinda Lydia Miller and James Spencer.
Entered Service From:  Perry County, Kentucky.
Service Number:  15064209.
Rank:  Private.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  5th Infantry Division, 10th Infantry Regiment, Company I, World War II.                                                 ~ “While in Iceland, the 5th Division performed arduous and monotonous duties manning observation posts, unloading boats, building roads and buildings and maintaining training schedules.”  Source:  5th Infantry Division; website:  google.com.
Date of Death:  18 September 1942.
Place of Death:  ICELAND, WORLD WAR II.
Status:  DIED NON BATTLE, WORLD WAR II.
Disposition:  Buried.
Burial:  First Burial Unknown.
Repatriated:  1948.
Cemetery:  Second Creek Cemetery, Butterfly, 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:  T. G. SPENCER carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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SPICER

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SPICER, LESTER (1923-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  BOWLINGTOWN, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  9 February 1923, Perry County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Lillie Smith and Granville Spicer.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Service Number:  15112615.
Rank:  Private First Class.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  9th Infantry Division, 60th Infantry Regiment, WWII.                                                                                ~ “... in July, the Division took part in the St. Lo break-through ...”  Source:  “9th Infantry Division, WWII, Combat Chronicle”; website: mrfa2.org.
Date of Death:  Thursday, 3 August 1944.
Place of Death:  FRANCE, WWII.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Disposition:  Buried.
Burial:  Temporary Cemetery 3555.  Permanent Cemetery 3504.
Cemetery:  Brittany American Cemetery, St. James, Manche, 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:  LESTER SPICER carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
U. S. Awards:  Purple Heart Medal.

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STACY

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STACY, HERBERT (1925-1945), KILLED IN ACTION, GERMANY, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  BULAN, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  14 December 1925, Perry County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Bessie Hurt and James Dillard Stacy, who died in 1936, when Herbert was 11.
Grandparents:  Latham and Peyton Hurt.
Grandparents:  Martha Holland and John D. Stacy.
Step-father:  Simon Stacy.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date: March 1944.
Service Number:  35074458.
Rank:  Private First Class.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  30th Infantry “Old Hickory” Division, 117th Infantry Regiment, WWII.                                                   ~ “The Roer River was crossed, 23 February 1945, near Julich.”  Source: “30th Infantry Division, WWII, Combat Chronicle”; website: army.mil.
Date of Death:  25 February 1945.
Place of Death:  GERMANY, WWII.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Disposition:  Buried.
Burial:   Battlefield Burial Unknown.
Repatriated:  1949.
Cemetery:  Riverside Cemetery, Hazard, 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:  HERBERT STACY carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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STACY, JAMES OTIS (1923-2012), U.S.S. BLUE (DD – 744), WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  HAZARD, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  24 April 1923.
Parents:  Etha “Effie” Caudill and Lloyd Stacy.
Spouse:  Alma Dell Collins.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Service Number:  8552792.
Rank:  Seaman First Class.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Navy.
Combat Organization:  USS BLUE (DD – 744), World War II.
U. S. Navy Muster Roll, USS BLUE:  For 29 October 1945, Received on board on 10 October 1945 from Receiving Station in Shoemaker, Alameda County, California.
~ For 01 December 1945, On Board the USS BLUE.
Date of Death:  14 January 2012.
Cemetery:  Charlestown Cemetery, Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana.
NOTE:  I placed my third-cousin-1-time-removed, James Otis Stacy 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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STACY, LEWIS (1908-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  HAZARD, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  29 August 1908.
Parents:  Sally and James Stacy.
Step-father:  Jeff Cormack.
Spouse:  Ophia.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Service Number:  35878615.
Rank:  Private.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  2nd Infantry “Indianhead” Division, 38th Infantry Regiment, Company I, WWII.                                      ~ “... after the fall of Hill 192, the whole Normandy front from Caen to Granville sprang into action ...  The 2nd was astride the St Lo-Berigny highway during the St Lo breakthrough.”  Source:  “Wartime Press, Battle Biographies – 2nd infantry Division”; website:  wartimepress.com.
Date of Death:  23 July 1944.
Place of Death:  FRANCE, WORLD WAR II.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  Battlefield Burial Currently Unknown.
Repatriated:  1948.
Cemetery:  Cornett Cemetery, Hazard, 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:  LEWIS STACY carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-4-times-removed, Lewis Stacy 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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STACY, WILLIE (1921-1942), DIED NON BATTLE, KENTUCKY, USA, WWII.
Hometown:  ARY, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  13 March 1921, Perry County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Polly Ann Combs and Brack Stacy.
Service Number:  35128771.
Rank:  Private.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:
Date of Death:  20 May 1942.
Place of Death:  Perry County, Kentucky.
Status:  DIED NON BATTLE.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Cemetery:  Ary, 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:  WILLIE STACY carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my third-cousin-2-times-removed, Willie Stacy 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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STALLARD

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STALLARD, ERCEL (1917-1942), DIED NON BATTLE, FLORIDA, USA, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown: HAZARD, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  9 May 1917, Perry County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Sarah Adkins and William S. Stallard.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  1939 or 1940.
Service Number:  6985383.
Rank:  Sergeant.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  5th Air Transport Squad, Air Corps, World War II.
Date of Death:  5 March 1942.
Place of Death:  Martin County, Florida, USA.
Status:  DIED NON BATTLE.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Cemetery:  Englewood Cemetery, Hazard, 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:  ERCEL STALLARD carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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STEVENS

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STEVENS, THURMAN (1925-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, GERMANY, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  HAZARD, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Hanover, Butler County, Ohio.  Kenvir, Harlan County, Kentucky. 
~ Known to have stayed for awhile with his uncle, George Dewey Stevens of Hazard.
Date of Birth:  24 May 1925, Lee County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Stella Mae Horn and John Stevens.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  13 November 1943.
Service Number:  35878531.
Rank:  Private.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  9th Infantry Division, 47th Infantry Regiment, Medical Department, Company E.                                     ~ “the Regiment was directed to ... Frenz, where they fought to capture the Frenzerburg Castle ...  The 1st Battalion and Medical Department received the Distinguished Unit Citation for their action in the battle ...”  Source:  “47th Infantry Regiment, World War II”; website:  9thinfantrydivision.net.
Date of Death:  25 November 1944
Place of Death:  GERMANY, WORLD WAR II.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  Battlefield Burial Unknown.
Repatriated:  1947.
Cemetery:  Cane Springs Cemetery, Evelyn/Leighton, Estill 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:  THURMOND STEVENS carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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STRONG

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STRONG, CARL MONROE (1917-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, IWO JIMA, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  BULAN, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Breathitt County, Kentucky.  Lower Campbell District and Coneva Coal Camp in Perry County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  14 October 1917, Breathitt County, Kentucky.
Parents:  Eulala Strong and Daily/Dalis Strong.
Paternal Grandparents:  Eliza Hargis and William “Capt Bill” Strong.
Maternal Grandparent:  Elizabeth Allen and William Henry Strong.
Maternal Fourth-great-grandparents:  Elizabeth Bacon and John Cornett.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date: January 19, 1944.
Service Number:  942285.
Rank:  Private.
Branch of Service:  United States Marine Corps.
Combat Organization:  5th Marine Division, 28th Marines, 1st Battalion, Company B, WWII.                                                       ~ The United States Marine Corps, “On 19 February 1945, the Fifth assaulted the island of Iwo Jima ... clawed their way forward a yard at a time.  Across Motoyama Airfield #1, up Mount Suribachi and then into the badlands of the Motoyama Plateau ...”  Source:  “World War II Gyrene, Spotlight on Marine Heroes #t, Iwo Jima”; website: ww2gyrene.org.                       ~ “The last group of the Japanese to be destroyed during the Iwo Jima campaign was the force defending Kitano point in the zone of the 5th Marine Division.  The 5th had begun its final drive on 11 March ... managed to gain 1,000 yards on 14-15 March [1945].”  Source:  “The United States Marines On Iwo Jima, The Battle and the Flag Raisings”, by Bernard C. Nalty and Danny J. Crawford, published by History And Museums Division Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps, Washington, D. C.; website: marines.mil.
Date of Death:  14 March 1945.
Place of Death:  IWO JIMA, WWII.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  Battlefield Burial Unknown.
Repatriated:  1948.
Cemetery:  Godsey Cemetery, Hazard, 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:  CARL M. STRONG carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
U. S. Awards:  Purple Heart Medal.  Good Conduct Medal.  Battle Star.  Source:  WWII Young American Patriots 1941-1945.
NOTE:  I placed my fifth-cousin-1-time-removed, Carl Monroe Strong 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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SUMNER

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SUMNER, WALTER J. (1910-1945), DIED NON BATTLE, FRANCE, WORLD WAR II.
Hometown:  HAZARD, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  5 January 1910.
Parents:  Lula Baker and Jason Sumner, M. D.
Grandparents:  Martha Combs and Robert “Robin” Sumner.
Grandparents:  Nancy Sexton and John Baker.
Spouse:  Grace.
Entered Service From:  Perry County, Kentucky.
Service Number:  35681501.
Rank:  Private.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  646th Army Air Forces Bombardment Squadron, 410th Bombardment Group, 56th Wing, 3rd Air Force, Medical Air Corps, WWII.
                                                                                                                                                                  ~ Victory in Europe Day was 8 May 1945; The Pacific Theare War was still raging.
Date of Death:  27 May 1945.
Place of Death:  FRANCE, WORLD WAR II.
Status:  DIED NON BATTLE, WWII.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  First Burial Unknown.
Repatriated:  1948.
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:  WALTER J. SUMNER carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-2-times-removed, Walter J. Sumner 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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SWIFT

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SWIFT, LONNIE (? - ?), U. S. MILITARY, UNKNOWN, WORLD WAR II.

Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky

Monument:  LONNIE SWIFT carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky..

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