MILITARY LEGACY OF MINGO COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA 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.

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MINGO COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, A - Z

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WORLD WAR I

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CRUM

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CRUM, JESSE (1896 - circa 1918), DIED OF WOUNDS, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  Chattaroy, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Martin County, Kentucky.  Lincoln, Wayne County, West Virginia.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  January 1896 in Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Cynthia / Sintha A. Perry and Harrison Crumb.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
SERVICE NUMBER:  654056.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Engineers.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION: Company B, 2nd Regiment, 6th Engineers Detachment, U. S. Army, World War I.
30 APRIL 1918 SAILED FROM HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY:  Left the United States on Military Transport Ship, MARTHA WASHINGTON.  Crum, Jesse, 654056, Relative, Syntha Crum of Chattroy [Chattaroy], West Virginia.
FIRST BURIAL: 
REPATIATED, 6 AUGUST 1921, SAILED FROM ANTWERP, BELGIUM:  His body was on board the U.S.A.T. WHEATON, a U. S. Army Military Transport Ship.  Later the ship docked in Hoboken, New Jersey.   Crum, Jesse, Private, 654056, Company B, 6th Engineers, Cable Reference No. 40, Code No. 30, Relative, Syntha Crum of Chattroy,[Chattaroy], West Virginia.  
SOURCES:  Census.  Soldiers Of The Great War, copyright 1920.  U. S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939.

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FARLEY

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SONS OF NANCY PINSON AND THOMAS BENTON FARLEY, CSA, WIA, POW, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR:

JOHN HENRY FARLEY (1882-1964), U. S. ARMY, PRE-WORLD WAR I ERA AND WORLD WAR I.

RUSH FLOYD FARLEY, M. D. (1887-1942), U. S. ARMY, MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS, WORLD WAR I.


FARLEY, JOHN HENRY (1882 – 1964), U. S. ARMY, PRE – WORLD WAR I ERA AND WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN: Lee, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE: Burch and Delbarton in Mingo County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH: 18 November 1882 in Logan County, West Virginia. .
PARENTS: Nancy Pinson and Thomas Benton Farley (1837-1919), an American Civil War Confederate States Army soldier, who was Wounded In Action, Captured, became a Prisoner of War at Point Lookout Union Prison Camp in Maryland.
BROTHER: Rush Floyd Farley, M. D., (1887-1942), U. S. Army Medical Reserve Corps, France, World War I.
SPOUSE: Ida Stepp, married 1909 in Mingo County, West Virginia.
SPOUSE: Bertha Martha Jones.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM: West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE: 6 March 1906 in Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE: 5 March 1909 in the Presidio, Monterey, California.
SERVICE NUMBER:
PENSION NUMBER: XC 4 276 951.
RANK: Private. Corporal.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION: Company A, 20th Regiment of Infantry, U. S. Army.                                                            BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:
DATE OF DEATH: 20 May 1964.
CEMETERY: Farley Cemetery, Route # 1, Delbarton, Mingo County, West Virginia.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:
SOURCES: Census.  Findagrave.  History Of West Virginia Old And New, Volume I, II, III By James Morton Callahan, c. 1923.  U. S. Army, Register of Enlistments 1798-1914.  U. S. Veterans Administration Master Index. U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.  U. S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.  West Virginia Deaths Index.  West Virginia Marriages Index.
NOTE: I placed John Henry Farley on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


FARLEY, RUSH FLOYD, M. D. (1887 – 1942), MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS, U. S. ARMY, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN: Lee, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE: Burch, Mingo County, West Virginia. Holden and Logan in Logan County, West Virginia. Ivaton, Lincoln County, West Virginia. South Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia. Delbarton Village, Mingo County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH: 6 March 1887 in Burch, Mingo County, West Virginia. Burch was also known as Adanac Station.
PARENTS: Nancy Pinson and Thomas Benton Farley (1837-1919), an American Civil War Confederate States Army soldier, who was Wounded In Action, Captured, became a Prisoner of War at Point Lookout Union Prison Camp in Maryland.
BROTHER: John Henry Farley (1882 – 1964), Corporal, Company A, 20th Regiment, Infantry, U. S. Army Soldier, served in the Pre – World War I era and served in World War I.
SPOUSE: Clara Mae Burlington, married April 17, 1917 at South Charleston, West Virginia.
SON: William Allen Farley, born 24 November 1919 and died 27 August 1920.
ADOPTED DAUGHTER: Elizabeth, School Teacher.
OCCUPATION: Physician. Surgeon. A Doctor employed by Coal Mining Companies, by Hospitals. Private Practice Medical Doctor.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM: West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE: 1917.
DISCHARGE DATE: 15 March 1919.
MILITARY DATE: 28 Feburary 1919 at Delbarton, West Virginia. (No details.)
SERVICE NUMBER:
RANK: First Lieutenant. Captain.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).                                                                                      COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  One Hundred And Fourth Field Hospital, Medical Reserve Corps, U. S. Army, World War I.
U. S. ARMY MILITARY STATIONS:
~ “Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana.”
~ “Camp Meade, Washington D. C.”
~ “Southampton, England.”
~ “Crossed the English Channel, Disembarked at Le Havre, France.”
~ Vosges Mountain Hospital in Alsace – Lorraine, This being The One Hundred And Fourth Field Hospital, which was on the move the greater part of the time, owing to its proximity to the front line.”
~ “Transferred to Souilly, France.”
~ “Transferred to Creel, where he was assigned to the Mobile Operation Unit, with a detachment of French troops to do first aid duty.”
~ “Neuf Chappell.”
~ “Riveville, where he was with The Third Cavalry, Twenty-Sixth Division.”
~ “Varenns, with a first aid outfit.”
~ “In France his headquarters were Base Hospital No. 66, his being the first regular army outfit in France from American and on the move, giving first aid everywhere.
~ “When the Armistice was signed, he was on the road to Sedan and remained there until February 15, 1919, when his outfit moved back to St. Nazaire, and after ten days left for home, arriving at Newport News, March 1, 1919.”
~ “.. finally received his honorable discharge March 15, after twenty months in service.”
~ “He was promoted to Captain.”
Source: History Of West Virginia Old And New, Volume I, II, III By James Morton Callahan, c. 1923.
U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE:
~ 8 December 1917, Departing Troop Ship, S.S. ORDUNA, sailing from New York City, 1st Lieutenant Rush Farley, MRC, kin, Mrs. R. F. Farley, wife of South Charleston, West Virginia.
~ 31 December 1917, Outgoing Troop Ship, S. S. ORDUNA, “Return Of All Persons Belonging To The Military Forces Of The U. S. Arriving On S.S. ORDUNA. For A. E. F. Forces, Base Hospital # 66, First Lieutenant Rush Farley, M. R. C.”
~ 1918, Outgoing Troop Ship, S.S. ORDUNA, “Those Going Directly To France, Base Hospital No. 66, Personnel, Lieutenant Rush J. Farley, MRC.” (Medical Reserve Corps).
~ 30 January 1919, Departing Troop Ship, U.S.S. PRINCESS MATOIKA, sailing from St. Nazaire, France, on board, 1st Lt., Rush F. Farley, M. C. B. H. 66, (Medical Corps, Base Hospital # 66, Medical Department), kin, Mrs. Clara M. Farley, wife of South Charleston, West Virginia.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES: France.
DATE OF DEATH: 13 October 1942 in Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
CEMETERY: Farley Cemetery, Delbarton, Mingo County, West Virginia.                                                                         U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:
SOURCES: Census. Findagrave. History Of West Virginia Old And New, Volume I, II, III By James Morton Callahan, c. 1923. U. S. Army Transport Service Arriving And Departing Lists, 1910-1939. U. S. Veterans Administration Master Index. U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. U. S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. West Virginia Deaths Index. West Virginia Marriages Index.
NOTE: I placed Rush Floyd Farley, M. D. on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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GAUJOT

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WILLIAMSON, MINGO COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, USA
SONS OF SUSAN ELLEN MCGUIGAN AND ERNEST RENA CLAUDE GAUJOT:
ANTOINE AUGUST GAUJOT, U. S. ARMY, CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR
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JULIEN EDMUND GAUJOT, U. S. ARMY, CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR.


GAUJOT, ANTOINE AUGUST “TONY” (1878 – 1936), WOUNDED IN ACTION, U. S. ARMY, CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR FOR ACTIONS TAKEN IN 1899 IN THE BATTLE OF SAN MATEO IN THE PHILIPPINE WAR; ADDITIONAL MILTARY SERVICE IN WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN: Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE: Keweenaw, Michigan. Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky. Second Avenue, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH: 12 December 1879 in Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw County, Michigan.
PARENTS: Sophia Susan Ellen “Nellie” McGuigan and Ernest Rene’ Claude Gaujot, a French Citizen, who immigrated to the United States in 1870.
BROTHER: Julien Edmund Gaujot, U. S. Army, Congressional Medal of Honor for action taken in 1911 in the Mexican Border Wars.
SPOUSE: Maybelle / Mabel Josie Vaughn, married 25 March 1910 in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky.
SON: Julien Vaughn Gaujot (1911 – 1984), U. S. Army, World War II.
OCCUPATION: Soldier. Civil Engineer.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM: West Virginia.
WORLD WAR I ENLISTMENT DATE: 3 April 1917.
WORLD WAR I DISCHARGE DATE: 4 August 1919.
SERVICE NUMBER:
PENSION NUMBER: XC 2,293,371.
RANK: Corporal. Sergeant. Captain. Major.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: West Virginia National Guards. U. S. Volunteer Infantry. U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION: West Virginia National Guards. Company K, Second West Virginia Infantry Volunteers. Company M, 27th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, Philippine Insurrection. Captain, 150th Infantry, 38th Division and Headquarters Company, 327th Infantry, U. S. Army World War I
.                                                                      WOUNDED IN ACTION, 19 DECEMBER 1899 IN THE BATTLE OF SAN MATEO, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.
MEDAL OF HONOR ACTION TAKEN 19 DECEMBER 1899, BATTLE OF SAN MATEO, PHILIPPINES: “Antoine Gaujot swam across a swollen river under heavy enemy fire, retrieved an enemy boat, allowing his unit to safely cross the river and was wounded in the shoulder during the encounter.” Source: West Virginia National Guard; wv.ng.mil.  U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SERVICE ARRIVING AND DEPARTING PASSENGER LISTS, 1910-1939:
~ Outgoing, Date of Sailing, June 12, 1918 from Port, Hoboken, New Jersey, Troop Ship, S.S. ANCHISES, On board, Captain Antoine Gaujot, N. G. (National Guard), Camp Shelby June Automatic Replacement Draft, 150th Infantry, American Expeditionary Forces, wife, Mrs. A. A. Gaujot of Williamson, West Virginia.
~ Incoming, Date of Sailing, May 7, 1919 from Bordeaux, France, Troop Ship, W. W. LUCKENBACK, Arrived May 18, 1919 in Brookly, New York. On board, Captain Antoine A. Gaujot, wife, Mrs. Mabel J. Gaujot of Williamson, West Virginia.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES: Philippine Insurrection. France in World War I.
CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR CERTIFICATE: “.. Corporal Antoine August Gaujot .. for distinguished gallantry on 19 December 1899 .. Company M, 27th Infantry, U. S. Army Volunteers, San Mateo, Philippine Islands ..” Source: The Hall of Valor Project.
DATE OF DEATH: 14 April 1936 in Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
CAUSE OF DEATH: Shot multiple times in a Williamson hotel, murdered by his nephew, James E. Gaujot, son of Julien Edmund Gaujot, who was Antoine’s brother.
WITNESS TO THE SHOOTING: Antoine’s brother, Julien saw his son, James fire the last three bullets into Antoine.
ANTOINE GAUJOT’S DYING REQUEST: Pleading with authorities, Antoine asked for charges not to be brought against his nephew.
CEMETERY: Fairview Cemetery, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS: Congressional Medal of Honor.
U. S. HEADSTONE APPLICATION: “Remarks, was a Lt.- Col., Inactive, Res. Corps at time of death; on active duty as Major, Inf.- Res from August 2, 1931 – August 15, 1931. Signed October 7, 1938 by Maybel Gaujot of 255 W. Hubbard, Columbus, Ohio.
DEDICATION OF THE ORIGINAL GAUJOT ARMORY, WILLIAMSON, MINGO COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, NOVEMBER 11, 1958: Named in honor of two Medal of Honor Recipients, brothers, Antoine August Gaujot and Julien E. Gaujot.
DEDICATION PLAQUE UNVEILED TO HONOR TWO MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS, BROTHERS, ANTOINE AUGUST GAUJOT and JULIEN E. GAUJOT, NOVEMBER 1, 2018: The West Virginia Army National Guard Armory in West Virginia.
SOURCES: Census. Findagrave. Kentucky County Marriage Records. Soldiers Of The New Empire: The Gaujot Brothers Of Mingo County by Merie T. Cole. The Charleston Daily Mail, April 14, 1936, West Virginia. The Hall Of Valor Project; valor.militarytimes.com. U. S. Army Transport Service Arriving And Departing Passenger Lists, 1910-1939. U. S. Congressional Medal of Honor Society Recipients, 1839-2012. U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans. West Virginia Deaths Index. West Virginia National Guard; wv.ng.mil.                                                      NOTE: I placed Antoine August Gaujot on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry. 


GAUJOT, JULIEN EDMUND (1873 – 1938), U. S. ARMY, THE SPANISH – AMERICAN WAR, THE PHILIPPINE AMERICAN WAR, THE CUBAN PACIFICATION, CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR FOR ACTIONS TAKEN IN 1911 IN THE MEXICAN BORDER WARS; ADDITIONAL SERVICE IN WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN: Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE: Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw County, Michigan. Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. Douglas and Omaha in Chochise County, Arizona. St. Albans Sanatorium, Radford, Pulaski County, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH: 22 October 1873 in Eagle Harbor, Keweenaw County, Michigan.
PARENTS: Sophia Susan Ellen “Nellie” McGuigan and Ernest Rene’ Claude Gaujot, a Frence Citizen, who immigrated to the United States in 1870.
BROTHER: Antoine August Gaujot, U. S. Army, Congressional Medal of Honor for action taken in 1899 in The Battle of San Mateo in The Philippine American War.
SPOUSE: Mildred E. Fullington, married 8 April 1919 in Cochise County, Arizona.
SPOUSE: Flora H.
SON: James E. Gaujot, born 20 April 1920. His mother, Mildred died 16 May 1920. James, a World War II veteran, died 28 June 1952 in a plane crash in Montana.
~ On 14 April 1936 in Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, Medal of Honor Recipient, Antoine A. Gaujot, was shot multiple times in a Williamson hotel by his nephew, James E. Gaujot, son of Mildred and Julien Edmund Gaujot, who was Antoine’s brother.
~ Julien Gaujot saw his son, James fire the last three bullets into his brother, Antoine.
~ Antoine Gaujot’s Dying Request: Pleading with authorities, Antoine asked for charges not to be brought against his nephew.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM: West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:
DISCHARGE DATE:
SERVICE NUMBER: SN – 01003.
RETIRED: 30 September 1934.
RANK: Captain. Major. Colonel.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: National Guard. Cavalry. Buffalo Soldier. U. S. Army.                                                    COMBAT ORGANIZATION: West Virginia National Guard. Company K, Second West Virginia Volunteers, U. S. Army. Company M, Twenty-Seventh Infantry, U. S. Army. Troop K, First U. S. Cavalry, Tenth Cavalry Regiment, Buffalo Soldier Regiment, U. S. Army.                                                                                                    CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR ACTION, 13 APRIL 1911, MEXICAN BORDER, AQUA PRIETA, MEXICO: “Captain Julien Edmund Gaujot, Troop K, First U. S. Cavalry, astride his horse, crossed the field of fire to obtain the permission of the rebel commander to receive the surrender of the surrounded forces of Mexican Federals and escort such forces, together with five Americans held as prisoners, to the American line.” Source; The Hall Of Valor Project; valor.militarytimes.com.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES: The Spanish – American War. Battle of San Mateo, The Philippine American War. The Cuban Pacification. The Mexican Border War. World War I.
ADMITTED TO ST. ALBANS SANITARIUM IN RADFORD, PULASKI COUNTY, VIRGINIA ON FEBRUARY 6, 1938: Colonel Julien E. Gaujot, USA Retired of Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
DATE OF DEATH: 7 April 1938 at St Albans Sanatorium, Radford, Pulaski County, Virginia.
CEMETERY: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS: Congressional Medal of Honor.
SOURCES: Arizona Select Marriages. Census. Findagrave. Soldiers Of The New Empire: The Gaujot Brothers Of Mingo County by Merie T. Cole. The Hall Of Valor Project; valor.militarytimes.com. U. S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962. U. S. Veterans Gravesites. Virginia Death Records. West Virginia Historical Society Quarterly, April 2002. West Virginia National Guard; wv.ng.mil.
NOTE: I placed Julien Edmund Gaujot on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.
 

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HALE

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HALE, EMORY ARTHUR (1894-1967), WOUNDED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR I.
HOMETOWN:  East Fourth Avenue, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Swords Creek, Russell County, Virginia.  Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia.  Moore Street, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.  Wayne County, West Virginia.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  On the 1900 Census, he was born May 1894.  He was born 28 June 1894 at Sword Creek, Virginia, USA, Per his WWII West Virginia Draft Registration Card.
PARENTS:  Nellie R. Davis and Thomas Preston Hale.
SPOUSE:  Mae Hale.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
SERVICE NUMBER:  NSR 107291.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Machine Gun Battalion.                                                                                                       COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  2nd Company, 5th Machine Gun Battalion, U. S. Army, World War I.  U. S. World War II West Virginia Draft Registration Card.  West Virginia Death Index.
U. S. ARMY TRANSPORT SHIP, 18 SEPTEMBER 1917:  Private Emory A. Hale, a Passenger on a U. S. Army Transport Ship, CARMANIA, Sailed out of New York, N. Y.  His father, Thomas Hale was living in Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
U. S. ARMY PASSENGER, 24 APRIL 1919:  PFC Emory A. Hale, ASC Requisition and Claim Service, U. S. Army was a Military Passenger on the S. S. PATRIA, Sailed out of Marseilles, France.  Later, Arrived in New York.
DATE OF DEATH:  6 October 1967 in Veterans Administration Hospital, Huntington, Wayne County, West Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Memory Garden Cemetery, Huddy, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
SOURCES:  Census.  U. S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939.  West Virginia Vital Records, Birth, Marriage, Death.  World War II West Virginia Registration Draft Card.

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PERRY

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PERRY, WALTER (1900-1918), U. S. ARMY, KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR I.   
HOMETOWN:  Kermit, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Lincoln and Union in Wayne County, West Virginia.    
DATE OF BIRTH:  March 1900 in West Virginia.
PARENTS:  Rebecca Stepp and James Perry.
GRANDPARENTS:  Emariah H. Williamson and Nathaniel Perry.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Malinda Marcum and Elias Williamson, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Elizabeth Jackson and Alden Williamson, American Revolutionary War.
SISTER:  Victoria Perry, who married Charles Sellards.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
SERVICE NUMBER:  2300707.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company I, 49th Infantry, U. S. Army, World War I.  (The Commander was Captain Edwin L. MacLean of the 49th Infantry.)
U. S. MILITARY TRANSPORT SHIP, 18 JULY 1918 SAILED FROM NEW YORK:  Left the United States on Military Transport Ship, REGINA DE ITALIA.
DATE OF DEATH:  circa 1918, presumably in France.
SOURCES:  Census.  Soldiers Of The Great War, Volume III, copyright 1920.  U. S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939.
NOTE:  I placed my husband's third-cousin-four-times-removed, Walter Perry on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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WORLD WAR II

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HOPKINS

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SONS OF DELLA RUBY MARSH AND ROBERT AUSTIN HOPKINS:
ALEX MONT HOPKINS, WORLD WAR II AND THOMAS JAMES HOPKINS, KOREAN WAR


HOPKINS, ALEX MONT (1925-2007), U.S. NAVY, USS HEALY (DD672), WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  1 October 1925 in Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
PARENTS:  Della Ruby Marsh and Robert Austin Hopkins.
SPOUSE:  Orlean Price, daughter of Nancy Mullins and Carl Price.
                                                                                    BROTHER:  Thomas James Hopkins, U. S. Army, Korean War.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Huntington, West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  28 February 1944 in Huntington, West Virginia.
SERVICE NUMBER:  928 70 26.
RANK:  S1c, Seaman First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  United States Navy.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  USS HEALY (DD672), Destroyer, Fletcher Class, First Received on Board on 31 May 1944 from the USS MIAMI for Duty.  Pacific Theater, World War II.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  The USS HEALY earned 8 Battle Stars in WWII.
DATE OF DEATH:  6 June 2007.
SOURCES:  Census.  U. S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.
NOTE:  I placed my husband's first-cousin-one-time-removed, Alex Mont Hopkins on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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HOPKINS, SAMUEL BENTON (1922-1997), UNITED STATES ARMY, CRITICALLY WOUNDED AT THE BATTLE OF REMAGEN, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  531 Peter Street, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Roanoke, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  16 December 1922, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
PARENTS:  Mae M. Sammons and George Lester Hopkins.
GRANDPARENTS:  Rachael Frances Bradshaw (1/16 Native American) and Andrew Jackson Sammons.
GRANDPARENTS:  Martha Mayetta “Mollie” Lawless, second wife and James Austin Hopkins.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Anna Wooton and James Alfred Bradshaw, Confederate States Army, Prisoner of War Death at Union Military Prison, Fort Delaware, American Civil War.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Cox and Rowland Salmons II.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Flourency “Flurry” Cox and Elizabeth Wellman, daughter of Mary Mulligan and Bennett Wellman, American Revolutionary War.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Rebecca Ferguson and James Skelton Bradshaw.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Phoebe Worth and Silas P. Wooton, American Revolutionary War.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Jameson and Samuel Ferguson, American Revolutionary War.
FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Jacob Castle I and his wife, Sowege-Gliding Swan, A Native American Pekowi Division of the Shawnee Tribe – Wyandot (Hurons) – Metis.
SPOUSE:  Mildred Juanita Davis, daughter of Florence A. Moorefield and Thomas S. Davis.                                    
  SON:  Thomas Lester Hopkins, U. S. Navy, Vietnam War.                                                                                    ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Mingo County, West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  23 December 1941 at Fort Thomas Newport, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  20 September 1945.             
                                                                                                              SECOND MILITARY REGISTRATION DATE:  25 September 1945, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.            SERVICE NUMBER:  15086890.
RANK:  Private.  Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.                                                                                                                    COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Presumed to be, the 9th Armored Division, First Army of the American Forces, European Theatre, World War II.  
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  European Theatre.                                                                                    MARCH 3RD - 7TH, 1945:  "At Remagen, the German Fifteenth Army squared off against the American First Army. ..  On March 3, 1945, General Hodges .. directed his III Corps, with ... 9th Armored Division acting as spearhead, to drive .. toward Remagen ...  The Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen was captured 7 March 1945."  Source, The National World War II Museum.                                                                              
                                                                                  WOUNDED IN ACTION:  Possible time frame, on March 3rd - 7th, 1945, Samuel Benton Hopkins was critically wounded in his left thigh by shrapnel during the battle to cross the Rhine River at the Ludendorff Bridge in Remagen, Germany, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  30 May 1997, Roanoke, Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Mountain View Cemetery, Vinton, Roanoke County, Virginia.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  Purple Heart.  Bronze Star.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  The National World War II Museum, Crossing the Rhine at Remagen;  www.nationalww2museum.org.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.  U. S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index.  U. S. Veterans’ Gravesites.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records.  U. S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947.  U. S. World War II Hospital Admission Card Files, 1942-1954.  West Virginia Birth Index.
NOTE:  I placed my husband's first-cousin-one-time-removed, Samuel Benton Hopkins on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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MCCOY

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MCCOY, ROBERT AKERS (1918 – 1992), U. S. ARMY, EUROPEAN THEATRE, PRISONER OF WAR, STALAG IV B, SAXONY, GERMANY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN: West Fourth Avenue, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE: Martin County, Kentucky. Wayne County, West Virginia. Omar, Logan County, West Virginia. Chattaroy, Mingo County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH: 19 March 1918 in Martin County, Kentucky.
PARENTS: William James McCoy and Grace Webb.
SPOUSE: Ruth Virginia Wright (1920 - 2013).
SON: Robert Earnest McCoy (1942 – 2021).
SON: Leslie Dale McCoy (1946 – 2007).
ENTERED SERVICE FROM: West Virginia.
U. S. WWII MILITARY DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD: Robert Akers McCoy, of Omar, Logan County, West Virginia, signed his card on 16 October 1940.
ENLISTMENT DATE: 7 December 1942 in Huntington, West Virginia.
REPORT DATE: 17 December 1944.
MISSING IN ACTION, PRISONER OF WAR: 17 December 1944.
PRISONER OF WAR CAMP: Stalag IVB, Muhlberg, Sachsen 51 – 13, Saxony, Germany.
U. S. WORLD WAR II YOUNG AMERICAN PATRIOTS, WEST VIRGINIA:
~ Robert Akers McCoy, PFC, Born March 19, 1918, Entered Service Dec 7, 1942, Camp Van Dorn in Mississippi, England, Belgium. Missing In Action, Prisoner of War in Belgium, December 17, 1944. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James McCoy. Husband of Ruth Virginia Wright of Chattaroy, Mingo County, West Virginia.
LATEST REPORT DATE: June 1945.
DISCHARGE DATE: 20 November 1945.
SERVICE NUMBER: 35643245.
RANK: Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: U. S. Army Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION: 
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES: European Theatre.
AREA SERVED: Belgium.
DATE OF DEATH: 1 June 1992.
CEMETERY:
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:
SOURCES: Census. Kentucky Birth Index. U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File. U. S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index. U. S. World War II American and Allied Prisoner of War, 1941-1946. U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946. U. S. World War II Young American Patriots. U. S. WWII Draft Registration Cards.
NOTE: I placed my husband’s fourth-cousin-one-time-removed, Robert Akers McCoy on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.​


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SAMMONS

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SONS OF BESSIE HOPKINS AND EZEKIEL SAMMONS:
JOSEPH EDWARD SAMMONS AND RUFUS BURGESS "BEAR" SAMMONS


SAMMONS, JOSEPH EDWARD (1926-2005), U. S. ARMY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  532 Stone Street, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Sycamore Street, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.  Naples, Collier County, Florida.
DATE OF BIRTH:  31 August 1926, East Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
PARENTS:  Bessie Hopkins and Ezekiel “Zeke” Sammons.
GRANDPARENTS:  Andrew Jackson Sammons and Rachel Frances Bradshaw (1/16 Native American), whose third-great-grandmother was:  Sowege-Gliding Swan, A Native American Pekowi Division of the Shawnee Tribe – Wyandot (Hurons) – Metis.  Gliding Swan was the wife of Jacob Castle I.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Anna Wooten and James Alfred Bradshaw, Confederate States Army, Prisoner of War Death at Union Military Prison, Fort Delaware, American Civil War.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Cox and Rowland Salmons II.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Flourency “Flurry” Cox and Elizabeth Wellman, daughter of Mary Mulligan and Bennett Wellman, American Revolutionary War.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Rebecca Ferguson and James Skelton Bradshaw.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Phoebe Worth and Silas P. Wooton, American Revolutionary War.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Jameson and Samuel Ferguson, American Revolutionary War.
FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Jacob Castle I and his wife, Sowege-Gliding Swan, A Native American Pekowi Division of the Shawnee Tribe – Wyandot (Hurons) – Metis.
SPOUSE:  Pauline Baisden, married November 1950, divorced 12 June 1963, Erie County, Ohio.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  28 November 1944 in Huntington, West Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE:  27 August 1946.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Army Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  339th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division, U. S. Army, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  5 November 2005, Naples, Collier, Florida.
SOURCES:  Census.  Family Bible.  Social Security Death Index.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death Index.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records.  WWII Envelope With Military Address.
NOTE:  I placed my husband's uncle, Joseph Edward Sammons on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.























SAMMONS, RUFUS BURGESS “BEAR” (1920-1969), USS SONOMA III ATA 175, AUXILARY RESCUE OCEAN TUGBOAT, PLANK OWNER, SERVICE FORCE, ATLANTIC FLEET AND PACIFIC FLEET, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Sycamore Street, Stone Street and Smithfield Street in Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.  Helix McCoy Homeplace, Old Hardy Highway, Pike County, Kentucky for one year.  For many years a neighbor’s mailbox at 601 Peter Street, was used to also receive Bear’s mail; therefore a long walk up and down steps on a steep hill was avoided.
DATE OF BIRTH:  8 September 1920, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
PARENTS:  Bessie Hopkins and Ezekiel “Zeke” Sammons.
GRANDPARENTS:  Andrew Jackson Sammons and Rachel Frances Bradshaw (1/16 Native American), whose third-great-grandmother was:  Sowege-Gliding Swan, A Native American Pekowi Division of the Shawnee Tribe – Wyandot (Hurons) – Metis.  Gliding Swan was the wife of Jacob Castle I.  
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Anna Wooton and James Alfred Bradshaw, Confederate States Army, Prisoner of War Death at Union Military Prison, Fort Delaware, American Civil War.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Cox and Rowland Salmons II.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Flourency “Flurry” Cox and Elizabeth Wellman, daughter of Mary Mulligan and Bennett Wellman, American Revolutionary War.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Rebecca Ferguson and James Skelton Bradshaw.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Phoebe Worth and Silas P. Wooton, American Revolutionary War.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Jameson and Samuel Ferguson, American Revolutionary War.
FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Jacob Castle I and his wife, Sowege-Gliding Swan, A Native American Pekowi Division of the Shawnee Tribe – Wyandot (Hurons) – Metis.
SPOUSE:  Mary Magdalene “Maggie” McCoy, daughter of Marinda Stanley and Helix McCoy.                                         SON:  Calvin Ray Sammons.                                                                                                                                                    GRANDSON:  Kevin Harold Sammons.                                                                                                                          ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  8 November 1943.                                                                                                       DISCHARGE DATE:  30 December 1945.
SERVICE NUMBER:  828 84 29.
RANK:  MoMM2c(T).
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  SV-6.  USNR.  United States Naval Reserve.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  USS SONOMA III ATA 175, Auxiliary Rescue Ocean Tugboat, Service Force, Atlantic Fleet and Pacific Fleet, United States Navy, World War II.
U. S. WORLD WAR II NAVY MUSTER ROLLS, 1938-1949:
~  U. S. S. ATA 175, DAY OF COMMISSIONING:  3rd DAY OF AUGUST 1944, DATE OF SAILING.
Sammons, Rufus B.  Service Number:  828 84 29.  Rating at Date of Last Report:  MoMM3c.  Branch of Service:  SV – 6.  First Received on Board: 3 August 1944 From USNTC, Miami, Florida.
~ U. S. S . ATA 175, 5th DECEMBER 1944, SAILING FROM SEEADLER HARBOR, MANUS ISLAND.
Sammons, Rufus B. 828 84 29 MoMM3c SV-6, Change of Rating on December 1, 1944 to MoMM2c(T).
~ U. S. S. ATA 175, REPORT OF CHANGES FOR MONTH ENDING 1 DECEMBER 1945.
Sammons, Rufus Burgess.  828 84 29.  Rating at Date of Last Report:  MoMM2c (T). 
Branch of Service:  USNR.  Transferred:  26 November 1945 To U. S. For Discharge.
USS SONOMA III ATA 175 SERVICE AND RESCUE MISSIONS:
~ 24 – 28 August 1945 she assisted SS ALICE N. RICE in clearing Kinabakagan Reef and damaged her rudder in the process.  After repairs at Subic Bay she resumed towing operations between the Islands of the Philippine Archipelago.
~ 25 AND 26 October 1945, the tug participated in the salvage of SS RALPH W. EMERSON, which had run aground on a mud shoal in Davao Gulf off Mindanao.  During assignment in the Philippines, she also visited Samar Island and the city of Manila.
SOURCE:  Directory of Tugs of the Rescue Ocean Tugs – ATR, NAVSOURCE; navsource.org.  Navy History and Heritage Command; navy.mil.  wikipedia.org.
SERVICE STATIONS AND VESSELS:  NTS, Great Lakes, Illinois.  USNTC, Miami, Florida.  USS ATA 175.  Returned home on the USS Windham Bay.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  American Theatre.  Philippine Theatre.
DATE OF DEATH:  11 June 1969, Pike County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Buried 14 June 1969 at Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, Mingo County, West Virginia.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  Victory Medal.  Philippine Liberation Ribbon.  
SOURCES:  Census.  Family Bible.  Kentucky Death Certificate.   Kentucky Marriage, Pike County.  Personal World War II Documents.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.  U. S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 11939-1949.  West Virginia Birth Certificate.
NOTE:  I placed my father-in-law, Rufus Burgess “Bear” Sammons on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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SAMMONS, VIOLAS THACKER (1919-2004), UNITED STATES NAVY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  528 Peter Street, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  24 October 1919 in Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
PARENTS:  Lula Adkins and Joe Newman Sammons.
GRANDPARENTS:  Andrew Jackson Sammons and Rachel Frances Bradshaw (1/16 Native American), whose third-great-grandmother was:  Sowege-Gliding Swan, A Native American Pekowi Division of the Shawnee Tribe – Wyandot (Hurons) – Metis.  Gliding Swan was the wife of Jacob Castle I.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Anna Wooton and James Alfred Bradshaw, Confederate States Army, Prisoner of War Death at Union Military Prison, Fort Delaware, American Civil War.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Cox and Rowland Salmons II.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Flourency “Flurry” Cox and Elizabeth Wellman, daughter of Mary Mulligan and Bennett Wellman, American Revolutionary War.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Rebecca Ferguson and James Skelton Bradshaw.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Phoebe Worth and Silas P. Wooton, American Revolutionary War.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Jameson and Samuel Ferguson, American Revolutionary War.                   FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Jacob Castle I and his wife, Sowege-Gliding Swan, A Native American Pekowi Division of the Shawnee Tribe – Wyandot (Hurons) – Metis.
SPOUSE:  Ruth Gaynell Frazier.  Second wife, Myrtle Rebecca Blevins, widow of Mark Rhodes.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  12 May 1943.  1 May 1944.  DISCHARGE DATE:  1 December 1945.
RANK:  Photographer’s Mate (PhoM) Third Class.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  United States Navy.
DATE OF DEATH:  4 February 2004 in Pataskala, Licking County, Ohio.
CEMETERY:  Glen Rest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg, Franklin County, Ohio.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Ohio Deaths.  Ohio Marriage Index.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.  World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945 (Photo).
NOTE:  I placed my husband's first-cousin-one-time-removed, Violas Thacker Sammons on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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KOREAN WAR (1950-1953)

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BLEVINS

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BLEVINS, ELZA RAY, SR. (1933-2015), U. S. MARINE CORPS, KOREAN WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  23 June 1933 in Walnut Hill, North Carolina.
SON OF:  Hallie Workman and Zeb Vance Blevins.
SPOUSE:  Dora Ellen Charles.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  10 November 1952.
DISCHARGE DATE:  10 November 1953.
SERVICE NUMBER:                 
RANK:
~ Korean War Service.  After being in combat, Elza Ray Blevins and the exhausted men under his command returned to base camp.  He expected to be given food and to find a place to rest and sleep, before being ordered back to the front lines.  There were other fresh units, who normally would have been sent in as replacements.  Instead of allowing the weary, sleepless, hungry men to regain their strength, Blevins received an order to immediately send his unit back out on patrol.  For the sake of his men, he refused to obey and was demoted.  Source:  Family stories and memories, which were passed along to others.  
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Marines.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Dog Company, 1st Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, Combat Duty in Korea during the Korean War.  Source:  Obituary and Family Interviews.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Served in Combat in the Korean War.  Source:  Family.
DATE OF DEATH:  13 December 2015, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
CEMETERY:
SOURCES:  Census.  Family Interviews.  Indiana Marriages.  Obituary.  U. S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls.
NOTE:  I placed Elza Ray Blevins, Sr. on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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BURTON

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BURTON, JAMES CLARENCE (1927-1989), U. S. ARMY, CAREER SOLDIER, WOUNDED DURING THE KOREAN WAR; VIETNAM WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, U. S. A.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Grayson, Carter County, Kentucky. 
DATE OF BIRTH:  8 June 1927, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
SON OF:  Ethel Nell Moody and Clarence Burton.
SPOUSE:  Ortha Mae McCoy.
REGISTRATION:  8 June 1945 in Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia?
ENLISTMENT DATE:  9 August 1950.
WOUNDED, 1950:  Seriously wounded and evacuated to Walter Reed Hospital, United States.  Source:  Ortha Mae McCoy Burton.
14 APRIL 1951:  Recipient of a Purple Heart Medal.  Source:  Ortha Mae McCoy Burton.
DISCHARGE DATE:  30 June 1976.
SERVICE NUMBER:                                                                                                                                                  RANK:  Private.  Corporal.  Sergeant Major.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  1st Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd "Cottonbalers" Division, U. S. Army, Korean War.  Transportation Corps in the Vietnam War.  Source:  Ortha Mae McCoy Burton.
MILITARY BASES:  Spain, Turkey and Germany.  Source:  Ortha Mae McCoy Burton.
DATE OF DEATH:  23 July 1989, Brevard County, Florida.
CEMETERY:  Fountainhead Memorial Park, Palm Bay, Brevard County, Florida.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Ortha Mae McCoy Burton.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.
NOTE:  I placed my husband's uncle-by-marriage, James Clarence Burton on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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HOPKINS

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HOPKINS, THOMAS JAMES (1928-1984), U. S. ARMY, POST-WORLD WAR II AND KOREAN WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Ross, Ohio.
DATE OF BIRTH:  9 March 1928, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
PARENTS:  Della Ruby Marsh and Robert Austin Hopkins
.                                                                                             BROTHER:  Alex Mont Hopkins, U. S. Navy, World War II.
SPOUSE:  Mable Moore, second wife.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
REGISTRATION DATE:  4 March 1946, Post-World War II.
SECOND ENLISTMENT:  13 November 1950.  DISCHARGED: 20 August 1952, Korean War.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  United States Army.
DATE OF DEATH:  2 February 1984, Ross, Ohio.
CEMETERY:  Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, Mingo County, West Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Obituary.  Ohio Death Record.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death Index.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards, 1940-1947.  Virginia Marriage Records.
NOTE:  I placed my husband's first-cousin-one-time-removed, Thomas James Hopkins on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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VIETNAM WAR (1955 - 1973)

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HOPKINS, THOMAS LESTER (1948-1998), U. S. NAVY, VIETNAM WAR.
HOMETOWN:  United States of America.
DATE OF BIRTH:  16 December 1948.
PARENTS:  Mildred Juanita Davis and Samuel Benton Hopkins, a World War II Soldier, who was Wounded In Action.
GRANDPARENTS:  Mae Sammons and George Lester Hopkins.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Martha Mayetta “Mollie” Lawless, second wife and James Austin Hopkins.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Rachael Frances Bradshaw and Andrew Jackson Sammons.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Cox and Rowland Salmons II.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Anna Wooton and James Alfred Bradshaw, Confederate States Army, Prisoner of War Death at Union Military Prison, Fort Delaware, American Civil War.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Cox and Rowland Salmons II.
GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Flourency “Flurry” Cox and Elizabeth Wellman, daughter of Mary Mulligan and Bennett Wellman, American Revolutionary War.
GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Rebecca Ferguson and James Skelton Bradshaw.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Phoebe Worth and Silas P. Wooton, American Revolutionary War.
FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Jameson and Samuel Ferguson, American Revolutionary War.
SIXTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Jacob Castle I and his wife, Sowege-Gliding Swan, A Native American Pekowi Division of the Shawnee Tribe – Wyandot (Hurons) – Metis.                                                                                          ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  17 December 1968.                                                                                                        D
ISCHARGE DATE:  15 September 1972.
RANK:  YN2.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  United States Navy, Vietnam War.
DATE OF DEATH:  6 April 1998.
CEMETERY:  Mountain View Cemetery, Vinton, Roanoke, Virginia.
SOURCES:  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.  U. S. Veterans’ Gravesites.
NOTE:  I placed my husband's second cousin, Thomas Lester Hopkins on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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