Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

Daughter of Daskum Combs and Technical Sergeant, Albert Roy "Jake" Lowe,

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

and who was Killed In Action in World War II.

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WORLD WAR II (1941 - 1945)

PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, C - COLWELL

          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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CAIN

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CAIN, LLOYD “JACK” (1924-1944), KILLED IN ACTION IN ENGLAND, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Lothair, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Fayette County, Kentucky, where he was placed on the Honor List.
DATE OF BIRTH:  2 April 1924, Perry County, Kentucky, per Kentucky Birth Index.
PARENTS:  Martha Sargent and Thomas Herbert Cain.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  26 January 1943. 
SERVICE NUMBER:  15119027.
RANK:  Sergeant.  Waist Gunner.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army Air Force.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  368th Bomb Squadron, 306th Bomb Group (Heavy), 8th Army Air Force, USAAF, WWII.        ~ "306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) moved to England, Aug - Sept 1942 and assigned to Eight Air Force in September 1942, Station 111 Thurleigh, England."                                                                                                                                            ~ 15 December 1944:  "On that day, Waist Gunner, Lloyd Cain's aircraft was 43-37633, B-17 Flying Fortress."                         
~ ".. on return from Kassel, involved in mid-air collision with 43-38019 (306 BG) over Greeham Common, UK, 15th Dec 1944 with Waist Gunner, Lloyd Cain on board, he was killed in the accident."  Source:  The American Air Museum in Britain.           DATE OF DEATH:  15 December 1944.
PLACE OF DEATH:  EUROPE.
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION.
DISPOSITION:  BURIED.
BATTLEFIELD BURIAL:  Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  1948.
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:  LLOYD CAIN carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
                                                                                                                                  SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky, The American Air Museum in Britain; americanairmuseum.com.  U. S., Birth Index.  U. S. Headstone applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945.  U. S. World War II Draft Cards, 1940-1947.  World War II Memorial Registry.    

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CAMPBELL

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CAMPBELL, EVERETT (1919-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Blue Diamond, Perry County, Kentucky.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Campbell, Perry County, Kentucky.  Marion, Lawrence County, Indiana.
DATE OF BIRTH:  27 July 1919, Perry County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Susan ‘Sugar’ Campbell and Edward Lewis Campbell.
1935 RESIDENCE:  Lived in Blue Diamond, Perry County, Kentucky.
1940 CENSUS:  A soldier at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Lawrence, Marion, County, Indiana.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
SECOND ENLISTMENT DATE:  31 January 1944.
SERVICE NUMBER:  01284288.
RANK:  Captain.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Anti-Tank Company, 324th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division, WWII.                           ~ THE 44TH INFANTRY DIVISION:  “The 44th Infantry Division landed in France via Cherbourg, 15 September 1944, and trained for a month before entering combat, 18 October 1944 ... in the vicinity of Foret de Parroy, east of Luneville, France ...  The Division was hit by heavy German counterattack, 25-26 October.  The attack was repulsed and the 44th continued its active defense.”  Source: 44th Infantry Division WWII Combat Chronicle; website: army.mil.   
DATE OF DEATH:  31 October 1944.
PLACE OF DEATH:  FRANCE, WWII
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION.
DISPOSITION:  BURIED.
BATTLEFIELD BURIAL:  Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED: 1948.
CEMETERY:  Tunnel Hill Cemetery, Dunraven, 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:  EVERETT CAMPBELL carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                    SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  44th Infantry Division, WWII, Combat Chronicles; army.mil.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945.  World War II Memorial Registry. 
NOTE:  I placed my fifth-cousin-one-time-removed, Everett Campbell 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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CAMPBELL, HERBERT

MONUMENT:  HERBERT CAMPBELL carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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CAMPBELL, JAMES S. (1926-1945), KIA, MISSING IN ACTION, IWO JIMA, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Napfor, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  31 May 1926, Perry County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Martha Baker and Stephen Campbell.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
SERVICE NUMBER:  00449329.
RANK:  Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  United States Marine Corps Reserve.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  THIRD MARINE DIVISION, World War II.                                                                                
DATE OF DEATH:  7 March 1945.
PLACE OF DEATH:  IWO JIMA, World War II.
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION, MISSING IN ACTION, World War II.
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:  JAMES S. CAMPBELL carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.  
MEMORIALIZED:  Courts of the Missing, Honolulu Memorial, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii.
U. S. AWARDS AND MEDALS:  Purple Heart Medal.                                                                                                   SOURCES:  Census.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945.  U. S. WWII Military Personnel Missing In Action Or Lost At Sea, 1941-1946.  World War II And Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas.  World War II Memorial Registry.  World War II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945.  WWI, WWII and Korean War Casualty Listings. 
NOTE:  I placed my fifth-cousin-one-time-removed, James S. Campbell 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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CAMPBELL, JOSEPH OBRIN ‘JOE’ (1919-1943), U. S. ARMY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Viper, Right Fork of Mason's Creek, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Fort Lewis, Pierce County, Washington.  Camp Jackson, South Carolina.  Fort Sill, Comanche County, Oklahoma.  Hamilton, Ohio.
DATE OF BIRTH:  9 December 1919 in Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
ALTERNATE SPELLING OF MIDDLE NAME:  OBRIAN.  OBERON.
PARENTS:  Anna Brashear and Woolery C. Campbell.
BROTHER:  William Henry Campbell, U. S. Marine, World War II.
GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Pratt and James N. Brashear, Jr.
GRANDPARENTS:  Celia Woods and Joseph Campbell.
SPOUSE:  Phyllis Ruth Ahtone, Kiowa Tribe, Native American, who was the daughter of Nannie Florence Smith and James  Ahtone, Kiowa Tribe.  Joe and Ruth married 6 December 1941, the day before the Japanese Bombed Pearl Harbor.
CHILD:  Shirley Jean Campbell.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
FIRST ENLISTMENT DATE:  20 October 1939.  Honorable Disability Discharge Date:  31 March 1942.
SERVICE NUMBER: 6985987.
RANK:  Private.  Corporal.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Battery D, 27th Battalion, 7th Training (TNG) Regiment, Field Artillery, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  18 July 1943 in Ohio.
CAUSE OF DEATH:
~ Newspaper Articles listed Murder – Suicide, indicating that Joe had first shot his wife, Ruth, and then shot himself.
~ A family account by Joseph’s sister, Frankie Lane Campbell Roberts.  “The Ruth and Joseph Campbell family lived in Ohio.  They returned home to find an intruder inside their house.  Ruth was shot and killed, while she was holding their 6-month-old baby daughter, Shirley Jean.  Although a bullet passed through her tiny dress, Shirley was not hurt.  Joseph was shot in the back and died.  Ruth was buried in Red Cemetery, Anadarko, Caddo County, Oklahoma.  Shirley was raised by my and Joseph’s parents, who lived in Perry County, Kentucky.”
CEMETERY:  Ben Cornett Cemetery, Viper, Perry County, Kentucky.
MONUMENT:  JOE O. CAMPBELL carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                                     SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  Ohio Deaths.  Oklahoma County Marriages.  The Marysville Tribune, Marysville, Ohio, 19 July 1943.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans. 
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-one-time-removed, Joseph Oberon Campbell 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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CAMPBELL, LEWIS STEVEN

MONUMENT:  LEWIS STEVEN CAMPBELL carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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CAMPBELL, WARREN G. (1920-1945), KILLED IN ACTION, PACIFIC, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Busy, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Forked Mouth on Willard Road, Perry County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  19 October 1920, Perry County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Deborah Hoskins and Edward Campbell.  Warren’s mother died in 1922 and his dad died in 1926.  Warren was raised by his maternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Thomas Hoskins.
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Duff and Thomas Hoskins.
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Polly Fields and William Campbell.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM: Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE: 16 July 1942.
SERVICE NUMBER: 15041228.
RANK:  Technical Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION NOT CONFIRMED:  Confusing Data.  His memorial plaque had his place of death in the Pacific.  The headstone application listed the 35th Infantry Division, 134th Infantry Regiment.  “... the 134th Infantry Regiment landed at Omaha Beach on July 5 – July 6, 19144 ... departed ... after the war’s end on September 5, 1945 ...”  Source:  134th Infantry Regiment Website; coulthart.com.  
DATE OF DEATH:  6 or 13 January 1945.
PLACE OF DEATH:  PACIFIC.   
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION.
DISPOSITION:  BURIED.
BATTLEFIELD BURIAL:  Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  1949.  Scott Hoskins of Busy, the uncle of Warren, signed the Headstone Application Card.
CEMETERY:  Williston and Hoskins Cemetery, Busy, 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:  WARREN G. CAMPBELL carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                     SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.  World War II Memorial Registry.   
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-two-times-removed, Warren G. Campbell 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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CAMPBELL, WILLIAM HENRY (1924-1989), U. S. MARINE CORPS, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Viper, Right Fork of Mason's Creek, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  16 July 1924 in Perry County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Anna Brashear and Woolery C. Campbell.
BROTHER:  Joseph Obrin “Joe” Campbell (1919 - 1943), U. S. Army, World War II.
GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Pratt and James N. Brashear, Jr.
GRANDPARENTS:  Cela Woods and Joseph Campbell.
SPOUSE:  Fay Young.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army Marine Corps.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:
DATE OF DEATH:  8 December 1989.
PLACE OF DEATH:  Kentucky.
STATUS:  Survived The War.
CEMETERY: Ben Cornett Cemetery, Perry County, Kentucky.
U. S. AWARDS AND MEDALS:                                                                                                                                     SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. Social Security applications And Claims Index.  U. S. World War II Draft Cards.
NOTES: I placed my second-cousin-one-time-removed, William Henry Campbell 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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CANTER

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CANTER, CLIFFORD L. (1916-1944), DIED NON BATTLE, UNKNOWN, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  about 1916.
PARENTS:  Sarah Theresa Cornett and Snowden Cap Canter.
GRANDPARENTS:  Martha James and Daniel B. Cornett.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Cynthia Grigsby and Elijah Combs Cornett.
SPOUSE:  Madge Halcomb.
CHILD:  Theresa Ann Canter (1937-1938).
SERVICE NUMBER: 35450274.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Currently Unknown.
DATE OF DEATH:  1944.
PLACE OF DEATH:  Currently Unknown.
STATUS:  DIED NON BATTLE.
DISPOSITION:  BURIED.
REPATRIATED:  Unknown.
CEMETERY:  Callie Farler Cemetery, Jeff, 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:  CLIFFORD L. CANTER carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                    SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1942.  World War II Memorial Registry. 
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-one-time-removed, Clifford L. Canter 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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CARVILLE

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CARVILLE, JAMES

MONUMENT:  JAMES CARVILLE carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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CATRON

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CATRON, JOHN C. (1925-1944), USS PC 1168, KILLED IN ACTION, PACIFIC, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  HAZARD, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH: 12 February 1925 in Perry County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Sally Ann Hall (born Virginia) and John Edward Catron (born Virginia).
GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Taylor and Thomas Hall.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  28 November 1942, NRS in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
SERVICE NUMBER:  2876954.
RANK:  Gunner’s Mate Third Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  AS (SV) V-6 USNR.  U. S. Navy Reserves, United States Navy.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  U.S.S. PC 1168, Submarine Chaser.
DATE OF DEATH: 17 January 1944.
PLACE OF DEATH:  PACIFIC OCEAN.
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION, DROWNED AT SEA, LOST AT SEA, WORLD WAR II.
DISPOSITION: NONRECOVERABLE.
U. S. WORLD WAR II NAVY MUSTER ROLLS, 1938-1949:  31 January 1944, USS PC 1168, J. C. Catron 2876954, GM3c, DATE OF DEATH:  17 January 1944, Drowned At Sea.
MEMORIALIZED:  Tablets of the Missing, East Coast Memorial, New York City, USA, Battery Park, New York City, New York.                                                                                                                                                                                      MEMORIAL PLAQUE:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                        MONUMENT:  J. C. CATRON carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
MEMORIAL STONE:  Englewood Cemetery, Christopher, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                   SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave Memory Stone.  Kentucky Birth Record.  U. S. Headstone And Interment Records For U. S. Military Cemeteries On Foreign Soil.  U. S. Navy Casualties Books.  U. S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls.  World War II Memorial Registry.  WWI, WWII And Korean War Casualty Listings.  WWII And Korean Veterans Interred Overseas.  WWII Navy Marine Corps and coast Guaard Casualties.   

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CAUDILL

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CAUDILL, ARTHUR “ARTIE” (1924-1945), KILLED IN ACTION, PHILIPPINES, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Big Branch, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH: 18 May 1924 in Perry County, Kentucky per Kentucky Birth Index.
PARENTS:  Abby Singleton and Riley Caudill.
GRANDPARENTS:  Anne Adams and James “Black Jim” Caudill.
BROTHER:  William “Bill” Caudill (1918-1945), Killed In Action in Germany on 28 March 1945, which was 9 days after Arthur was Killed in Action in the Philippines on 19 March 1945.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1942.
SERVICE NUMBER:  35798307.
RANK:  Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  172nd Infantry “Mountain Battalion” Regiment, 43rd “Winged Victory” Division
.                   ~   “On 9 January 1945, the 43rd made an assault landing in the San Fabian area, Lingayen Gulf, Luzon.  Under enemy fire, the Division secured the beachhead and fought into the Lingayen Plain by 12 Feb.  The offensive was resumed against the enemy north and west of Fort Stotsenburg, 27 February.  After ending Japanese resistance in the Zambales Mountains, the 43d swung south against the Shimbu Line.”  Source:  43d Infantry Division WWII Combat Chronicle; website:  army.mil.
DATE OF DEATH:  19 March 1945.
PLACE OF DEATH:  PHILIPPINES, WORLD WAR II.
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
DISPOSITION:  BURIED.
BATTLEFIELD BURIAL:  Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  1949.
CEMETERY:  Callie Farler Cemetery, Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky on findagrave.  Fusonia Cemetery, Fusonia, Kentucky on the Headstone Application Card.  Mills Springs National Cemetery, Perryville, Kentucky was listed on the Rosters of WWII Dead.                                                                                                                                                                                     MEMORIAL PLAQUE:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                       MONUMENT:  ARTHUR CAUDILL carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky. 
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volumes 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. Headstone applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. Rosters Of World War II Dead, 1939-1945.  U. S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949.     
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-two-times removed, Arthur Caudill 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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CAUDILL, JAMES GLEN (1922-1998), THE 147TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, A COMPOSITE ARMY – MARINE DIVISION, GUADALCANAL, SAIPAN, TAININ, IWO JIMA, OKINAWA, U. S. ARMY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Mason’s Creek, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  27 April 1922 in Farler, Perry County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Dulcena Cornett and Lyttle Caudill.
GRANDPARENTS:  Cinthia Brashear and William “Fuzzy Bill” Caudill.
GRANDPARENTS:  Lucinda Pratt and Benjamin H. Cornett.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Holbrook and John Cornett, Union Army, Civil War Soldier.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Cornett and William Campbell, War of 1812 Soldier.   
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Adams and James Caudill, American Revolutionary War Soldier.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Rhoda Gilliam and William Cornett, American Revolutionary War Soldier.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Margaret Eakin and Samuel Brashear, American Revolutionary War Soldier.

THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Adams and Archelous Craft, American Revolutionary War Soldier.                 NINTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary De Torres and Timothy "of Amarodtors" Ezell (1618 England - 1697 Virginia).
SPOUSE:  Josephine Hylton.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  15 March 1942 at Fort Thomas Newport.
RELEASED DATE:  19 October 1949.
SERVICE NUMBER:
RANK: 
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army, World War II.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  147th Infantry Regiment aka “The Lost Regiment” aka “Gypsies of the Pacific,” Detached from the 37th Infantry Division of the Ohio Army National Guard,  Became a regimental combat team, Serving in the Composite Army – Marine (CAM) Division, U. S. Army, World War II.  Source, Cave Men by Sgt. 1st Class, Joshua Mann.
~ “The Battling Buckeyes of the 37th Infantry Division departed on May 26, 1942, from San Francisco for Fiji as part of Task Force 6429.”  Source, The Battling Buckeyes by Tyler R. Web.
~ “The 147th Infantry Regiment was deployed to the South Pacific as an independent regiment.”
~ “In an interview by Jeff Wilkinson, World War II Veteran, Nealy Sweat of Summerville, South Carolina stated that he was placed in the 147th Infantry Regiment – an elite unit classified secret until 1957 – and trained on skis to battle the Italians in the Alps. ...  but, our regiment was shipped to the South Pacific – [along]with all our winter clothes.  As unattached special forces, [we were] serving General Douglas MacArthur.  Where he needed us, that’s where we went.”

   “Platoon Leader, Nealy Sweat continued, “The 147th was ordered to climb from landing craft with grappling hooks to scale a high ridge about 3/4 mile from Suribachi.  The mission was to fire on the enemy [who was] opposing the Marine landings on the beach below.  We climbed the ridge, but we got pinned down and couldn’t move, receiving fire from everywhere.  They would fight non-stop for 31 days.”  Source, Military News, Nealy Sweat, WWII Veteran by Jeff Wilkinson.                                ~ In an interview by Jenni Whiteley, World War II Veteran of the 147th Infantry Regiment, Ned Mickelsen of Blackfoot, Idaho remembered, “On February [1945], while hiding in a foxhole on Mount Suribachi, [I] watched as five Marines and one Navy Corpsman bravely stood up and planted a large [American] flag.”  Source, Bloody Iwo Jima by Jenni Whiteley.  
~ “The 147th Infantry Regiment fought on the Bonegi River against Japanese Lt. Toraji Matsumot.”  [Bonegi River, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.]  Source, Always Ready by Tom McLeod.
~ “The 147th spent the entire Pacific War as an independent regiment, bouncing from campaign to campaign and doing heavy fighting that has been all but forgotten to history. ... Always serving in the wake of the Marines, the regiment’s service in the Pacific has virtually been lost to history, yet this National Guard unit was the only one in the Army to fight in the Solomons, the Marianas and Iwo Jima.”   Source, The Curious Case of the Ohio National Guard 147th Infantry by John R. Brunins.      
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Guadalcanal (7 August 1942 – 9 March 1943).  Saipan (15 June 1944 – 9 July 1944).  Tinian (24 July 1944 – 1 August 1944).  Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945).  Okinawa (1 April 1945 – 22 June 1945). 
DATE OF DEATH:  26 July 1998.
PLACE OF DEATH:
STATUS:  Survived the War.
DISPOSITION:  Buried. 
CEMETERY:  W. H. Caudill Cemetery, Perry County, Kentucky.
U. S. AWARDS AND MEDALS.
SOURCES:
~ Always Ready, The Story of the Unites States 147th Infantry Regiment by Tom McLeod, 1999.
~ Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volumes 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.
~ Bloody Iwo Jima:  Local veteran still has daily flashback of his experience during famous WWII battle by Jennie Whiteley for the Idaho State Journal; idahostatejournal.com. 
~ Cave Men:  Marking the 75th anniversary of the 147th Infantry Regiment on Iwo Jima, Story by Sgt. 1st Class, Joshua Mann, Ohio Army National Guard Historian, 3-21-2020, Ohio National Guard, The Ohio Adjutant Generals Department; ong.ohio.gov.
 ~ Census.  ~ Findagrave.  ~ Kentucky Birth Index.   
~ Military News, We Were Receiving Fire From Everywhere by Jeff Wilkinson, November 10, 2008, JWILKINSON@THESTATE.com. 
~ pacificwrecks.com.
~ The Battling Buckeyes of the 37th Infantry Division, Research Thesis by Tyler R. Web, The Ohio State University, March 2018; osu.edu.   
~ The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear, 1962.
~ The Curious Case of the Ohio National Guard’s 147th Infantry Regiment; Posted By John R. Bruning, December 6, 2015; The American Warrior; theamericanwarrior.com.                                                                                                                             ~ U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.                                                                                                               ~ U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.
~ U. S. World War II Draft Cards, 1940-1947.    
NOTE:  I placed my third-cousin-one-time-removed, James Caudill 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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CAUDILL, SAMPSON “SAMP” (1900-1964), U. S. ARMY, WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN, WORLD WAR I:  Hombre, Perry County, Kentucky, World War I.
HOMETOWN WORLD WAR II:  Scuddy Hollow, Perry County, Kentucky, World War II.
DATE OF BIRTH:  17 July 1900, Perry County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Martha Brashear and James M. Caudill.
GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Pratt and James N. Brashear, Jr., Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
SPOUSES:  (1) Loretta Combs, daughter of Nancy Morgan and Edward W. “Black Ed” Combs.  (2) Rhoda Williams.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
WWI DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD:  Age 18, living at Hombre, Perry County, Kentucky.
WWII ENLISTMENT DATE:  4 December 1942, Divorced without dependents, Born 1900, Perry County, Kentucky.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  On military headstone, 19th Infantry, Company I, WWII, U. S. Army,
DATE OF DEATH:  18 September 1964.
CEMETERY:  Scuddy Cemetery, Scuddy, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                 SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Death Records.  U. S. World War I Draft Registration Cards.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.  
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-two-times-removed, Sampson “Samp” Caudill 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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CAUDILL, WILDER (1920-2002), U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Farler, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Mason’s Creek (Right Fork), Perry County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  23 January 1920 in Farler, Perry County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Dulcena Cornett and Lyttle Caudill.
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:  Lucinda “Lucy” Pratt and Benjamin H. Cornett.
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:  Cynthia Brashear and William H. Caudill.                                                                              GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Holbrook and John Cornett, Union Army, Civil War Soldier.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Cornett and William Campbell, War of 1812 Soldier.   
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Adams and James Caudill, American Revolutionary War Soldier.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Rhoda Gilliam and William Cornett, American Revolutionary War Soldier.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Margaret Eakin and Samuel Brashear, American Revolutionary War Soldier.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Adams and Archelous Craft, American Revolutionary War Soldier.                 NINTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary De Torres and Timothy "of Amarodtors" Ezell (1618 England - 1697 Virginia).
SPOUSE:  Irene Woods.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  Enlisted:  28 July 1942.  Released:  11 October 1945.
SERVICE NUMBER:  35464857.
RANK:  Corporal.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  United States Army Air Corps, World War II.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  1045th Army Air Force Base Unit (AAF BU).
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, Theatres:  Burma Campaign.  Asiatic-Pacific Theatre.
AWARDS AND MEDALS:  Bronze Star.  Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon.  24 November 1944.
STATUS:  Survived The War.
DATE OF DEATH:  7 December 2002, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Ben Cornett Memorial Cemetery, Perry County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family, Volumes 2, 3, 4 by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.  Census.  Billie Sue Engle Caudill and Charles Lloyd Caudill.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear, 1962.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.   U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.                                                                                                                                                                NOTE:  I placed my third-cousin-one-time-removed, Wilder Caudill 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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CAUDILL, WILLIAM “BILL” (1918-1945), KILLED IN ACTION, GERMANY, WORLD WAR II.                                          HOMETOWN:  Big Branch, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  27 October 1918, Perry County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Abby Singleton and Riley Caudill.
GRANDPARENTS:  Anne Adams and James “Black Jim” Caudill.
BROTHER:  Arthur Caudill, who was Killed In Action in the Philippines on 19 March 1945, which was 9 days before William was Killed In Action in Germany on 28 March 1945.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1941.
SERVICE NUMBER:  35125285.
RANK:  Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company A, 28th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, Mechanized, 6th Calvary Group, World War II.                                                                                                                                                                                                ~ “Redesignated as 28th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Calvary Group, on 1 January 1944 ... remained in the Bulge area until 19 February 1945.  Operated along Siegfried Line and west of Rhine River until 27 March.”  Source:  WWII American Mechanized Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron and Armored Reconnaissance Battalion Profiles (From Author Harry Yeide’s website ...); website: 117th-cav.org.
DATE OF DEATH:  28 March 1945.
PLACE OF DEATH:  GERMANY, WWII.
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
DISPOSITION:  BURIED.
BATTLEFIELD BURIAL:  Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  1949.
CEMETERY:  Callie Farler Cemetery, Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky.
HEADSTONE APPLICATION CARD:  Signed by Abbie Caudill of Fusonia on 26 April 1949.                                                   MEMORIAL PLAQUE:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                       MONUMENT:  BILL CAUDILL carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.        
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945.  World War II Memorial Registry.  WWII American Mechanized Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron Armored Reconnaissance Battalion Profiles (From Author Harry Yeide's website); 117th cav.org.     
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-two-times-removed, William “Bill” Caudill, 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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CLAY, JAMES DANIEL, JR. (1925-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH: 19 September 1925 in Perry County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Carrie Lee Lawson and James Daniel Clay, Sr.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  22 October 1943.
SERVICE NUMBER:  35878521.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company A, 180th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry “Thunderbird” Division, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  22 October 1944.
PLACE OF DEATH:  FRANCE, World War II.
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION, World War II.
DISPOSITION:  Buried.
BATTLEFIELD BURIAL:  Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED: 1950.
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:  JAMES D. CLAY carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                                       SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead.
NOTE:  “The 45th participated in its fourth assault landing, 15 August 1944, at St. Maxime in Southern France ... spearheaded the drive for the Belfort Gap ... taking Rambervillers on the 30th, and crossing the Mortagne River 23 October.”  Source:  45th Infantry Division WWII Combat Chronicle; website: army.mil.

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CLEMONS, JAMES M. (1922-1944), SILVER STAR, KILLED IN ACTION, ITALY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Glomawr, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Elliotsville, Breathitt County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  6 March 1922, Breathitt County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Sarah Ellen Jones (1883-1980) and Mr. Clemons.
STEP-FATHER:  Arch Vires.
GRANDPARENTS:  Margaret Fraley and Daniel Green Jones.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  3 December 1942.
SERVICE NUMBER:  35675942.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company B, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, WWII.                                         ~ “... first saw action 9 September 1943, when it landed at Paestum on the Gulf of Salerno ... grueling campaign was marked by futile attempts to establish a secure bridgehead across the Rapido River, 1 January to 8 February 1944.”  Source:  36th Infantry Division WWII Combat Chronicle, website, army.mil.
~ U. S. War Department Press Releases and Related Records:  “Pvt James Clemons, Army Award, Resides KY.  Event 1942-1945.  Mother, Mrs. Sarah Vires.  James Clemons, Pvt, Infantry, Missing In Action.  For: on Jan 21, in Italy, Pvt. Clemon’s Infantry Regiment was ordered to cross river and attack the enemy.  The attack was initiated under heavy enemy artillery mortar and machine gun fire which continued throughout the operation.  Advancing in the face of overwhelming enemy fire, they crossed the river and moved toward their objective.  Pvt Clemons was reported missing following this action.”                                                                                                                                                                                               BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:   European Theatre.
DATE OF DEATH:  21 January 1944.
PLACE OF DEATH: ITALY, World War II.
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION, (First reported, Missing In Action).
DISPOSITION:  BURIED.
BATTLEFIELD BURIAL:  Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  1949.
CEMETERY:  Clemons Cemetery or Wiley Jones Cemetery, Jackson, Breathitt 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:  JAMES CLEMONS carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                                                 AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  Silver Star Medal (UNCONFIRMED - Citation Needed): James Clemons, United States Army, is reported to have been awarded the Silver Star under the below-listed General Orders for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving with the 36th Infantry Division during World War II.
General Orders: Headquarters, 36th Infantry Division, General Orders No. 53 (1944)
Action Date: World War II.  Service:  U. S. Army, Division: 36th Infantry Division.  Source:  MILITARYTIMES.COM.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  36th Infantry Division WWII Combat Chronicle; army.mil.  Military Times.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945.  U. S. War Department Press Releases and Related Records.  U. S. World War II Draft Cards, 1940-1947.  World War II Memorial Registry.

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CLEMONS, THURMAN C. (1922-1943), DIED NON BATTLE, TENNESSEE, USA, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Bulan, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky in 1935.  Fort Knox, Hardin County, Kentucky, Soldier in 1940.
DATE OF BIRTH:  8 April 1922 in Perry County, Kentucky.  Per Kentucky Birth Index.
PARENTS:  Ida Noble (1898-1927) and Jerdon Clemons (1895-1922).  Thurman’s father died the year he was born and his mother died when he was about age 5.  Where was Thurman on the 1930 census?
GRANDPARENTS:  Christa Frazier and James Clemons.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  14 October 1939.
SERVICE NUMBER:  6985775.
RANK:  Staff Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Headquarters Company, 605th Tank Destroyer Battalion, World War II.                                      ~ “Duty Stations ... Tennessee Maneuver Area:  11 November 1943 ...”  Source:  605th Tank Destroyer Battalion (Self-Propelled); website:  military.com.
DATE OF DEATH:  17 December 1943.
PLACE OF DEATH: Wilson County, Tennessee, United States.
STATUS:  DIED NON BATTLE, Accidental Death At Work.
DISPOSITION:  BURIED.
CEMETERY:  Clemons Cemetery, Press, 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:  THURMAN CLEMONS carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Kentucky Birth Index.  605th Tank Destroyer Battalion; military.com.  Tennessee Deaths and Burials index.  Tennessee Death Records.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  World War II Memorial Registry.

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COCHRAN

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COCHRAN, NATHAN B. (1921-1945), KILLED IN ACTION, GERMANY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  28 August 1921, Wolfe County, Kentucky, USA.
PARENTS:  America Tyler and Sam Cochran.
SPOUSE:  Mary E. Dunn.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
SERVICE NUMBER: 35465085.
RANK: Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  261st Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division, World War II.                                                   ~  “The crossing of the Danube ... was a large scale operation ... start crossing the swiftly-flowing Danube by boat beginning ... April 26 ... The 261st Infantry ... met heavy fire from entrenched troops immediately on landing opposite Kapfelberg...”  Source:  Right To Be Proud -   65th Infantry Division WWII Unit History by Sgt Bill Jordy, 1945; website: lonesentry.com.
DATE OF DEATH:  Thursday, 26 April 1945.
PLACE OF DEATH:  GERMANY, WWII.
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
DISPOSITION:  BURIED.
BURIAL: Temporary Cemetery 3574.  Permanent Cemetery 3503.
CEMETERY:  Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, (Moselle), France.                                                                   MEMORIALIZED:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                                        MONUMENT:  NATHAN COCHRAN carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
U. S. AWARDS AND MEDALS:  Purple Heart Medal.                                                                                                   SOURCES:  Census.  Kentucky Birth Index.  65th Infantry Division WWII Unit History by Sgt Bill Jordy, 11945; lonesentry.com.  U. S. Headstone and Interment Records For U. S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead.  U. S. World War II And Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas.  U. S. World War II Draft Cards, 1940-1947.  World War II Memorial Registry.                                                                                                         

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CODY

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CODY, WILLIAM FINLEY (ca 1925-1950), WORLD WAR II, POST-WORLD WAR II AND KILLED IN ACTION IN THE KOREAN WAR.                                                                                                                                                        HOMETOWN:  Middle Fork of Mason's Creek, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  10 February 1926, per Kentucky Birth Index, in Harlan County, Kentucky.  Born 30 October 1925 per the U. S. Headstone Application For Military Veterans.
PARENTS:  Ethel Brashear and Roy Cody, a World War I Veteran.                                                                                         
GRANDPARENTS:  Polly Hurt and Henry Harlan Brashear.                                                                                                          GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Ann Hall and Sampson Brashear, Prisoner of War, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.                                                                                                                                                                               GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Young and James N. Brashear.                                                                          GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Branson and Phillip Whisman Hall. 
SPOUSE:
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
                                                                                                                                     FIRST ENLISTMENT DATE:  16 December 1943.                                                                                                                       FIRST DISCHARGE DATE:   
SECOND ENLISTMENT DATE:  25 November 1945.                                                                                                      SECOND DISCHARGE DATE:  24 May 1947.                                                                                                                         THIRD ENLISTMENT DATE:   28 July 1949.  
THIRD DISCHARGE DATE:  12 July 1950, Killed In Action, South Korea, Korean War.
SERVICE NUMBER:  RA 35881708.
RANK:  Private First Class. 
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army. 
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company I, RA, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. 
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  The Korean War.
DATE OF DEATH:  12 July 1950. 
PLACE OF DEATH:  Sourth Korea, Korean War.
STATUS:  Killed In Action. 
BATTLEFIELD BURIAL:  Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  Yes. 
CEMETERY:  Brashear Cemetery, Viper, Perry County, Kentucky.
MONUMENT:  WILLIAM FINLEY CODY carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  Purple Heart Medal.  Combat Infantry's Badge.  The Korean Service Medal.  The United Nations Service Medal.  The National Defense Service Medal.  The Korean Presidential Service Medal.  The Korean Presidential Unit Citation.  The Replublic of Korea War Service Medal. 
SOURCES:  Census.  Kentucky Birth Index.  Korean War Veterans Honor Roll.  The Brashear Story A Family History by Troy L. Back and Leon Brashear, 1962.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records.  WWI, WWII and Korean War Casualty Listings.                            NOTE:  I placed my third-cousin-one-time-removed, William Finley Cody 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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COLE

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COLE, JOHN DENVIL (1918-1942), FINDING OF DEATH (FOD), MISSING IN ACTION, NORTH AFRICA, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Lothair, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  22 August 1918, Alabama, USA.
PARENTS:  Marry and John Byrd “J-Bird” Cole.
SISTER:  Gertrude Cole, who married Harrison Ballard Combs.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  30 September 1940.
SERVICE NUMBER:  15057149.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  6th Infantry, 1st Armored Division, WWII.                                                                                      ~ “Operation Torch, The Algeria-Morocco Campaign, began on November 8, 1942 ... U.S. and British forces ... landed on beaches near Casablanca ... near Oran ... and near Algiers ...”  Source:  website, ushmm.org.
DATE OF DEATH:  Sunday, 8 November 1942.
PLACE OF DEATH: Operation Torch, Algeria-Morocco Campaign, NORTH AFRICA WWII.
STATUS:  FINDING OF DEATH (FOD), MISSING IN ACTION.
DISPOSITION:  NONRECOVERABLE.
MEMORIALIZED:  North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisa.                                           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 D. COLE carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                                                         MEMORIAL STONE:  Phillips Freewill Cemetery, Dilworth, Walker County, Alabama.
U. S. AWARDS AND MEDALS:  Bronze Medal.  Purple Heart Medal.
SOURCE:  Census.  Findagrave.  ushmm.org.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.  U. S. WWII Military Personnel Missing in Action or Lost at Sea, 1941-1946.  World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas.  World War II Military Registry.  
NOTE:  I placed John Denvil Cole 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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COLE, WILLIAM ROBERT (1913-1944), SILVER STAR MEDAL, KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Williamsburg, Kentucky.  Illinois, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  1913 in Illinois, USA.
PARENTS:  Lena Belle Dougall (born Pennsylvania) and William N. Cole (born Pennsylvania).
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  25 March 1942 in Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky, born 1913, completed 4 years of college.
SERVICE NUMBER:  35136138.
RANK:  Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  2nd Infantry Division, 37th Field Artillery Battalion, World War II.                                             ~ “... the 2d Infantry Division ... land on Omaha Beach on D plus 1, 7 June 1944 ... Exploiting the St. Lo break-through, the 2nd Division advanced ... to take Tinchebray 15 August 1944.  The Division moved ... to join the battle for Brest, the heavily defended fortress surrendering 18 September 1944 after a 39-day contest.”  Source:  2d Infantry Division WWII Combat Chronicle; website: army.mil.
DATE OF DEATH:  Monday, 11 September 1944, WWII.
PLACE OF DEATH:  FRANCE, WORLD WAR II.
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION.
DISPOSITION:  BURIED.
BURIAL:  Temporary Cemetery 3578.  Permanent Cemetery 3504.
CEMETERY:  Brittany American Cemetery, St. James, Manche, France.  Next of kin on Headstone and Internment Card:  Mr. William N. Cole, 103 Baker Street, Hazard, 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:  WILLIAM R. COLE carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
U. S. AWARDS AND MEDALS:  Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.                                                           SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  2d Infantry Division WWII Combat Chronicle; army.mil.  U. S. Headstone and Interment Records For U. S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949.  U. S. World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.  U. S. World War II Draft Cards, 1940-1948.  World War II Memorial Registry.  World War II Rosters of the Dead.  WWI, WWII and Korean War Casualty Listings.  WWII Rosters of the Dead.   

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COLLINS

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COLLINS, AUGUSTUS “AUGUST” (1923-1945), KILLED IN ACTION, IWO JIMA, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Allais, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  11 July 1923 in Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
PARENTS:  Mattie Walker and Mr. Collins.
STEP-FATHERS:  Huston Roulett.  Strother Cloyd Phillips.
GRANDPARENTS:  Elvina Combs and John J. Walker.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Harriet Godsey and Elhannon Combs.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  28 September 1942.
SERVICE NUMBER:  449404.
RANK:  Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  United States Marine Corps.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company G, Third Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, World War II.                                                                                                                                                                                                ~ “March 1, 1945 D + 10 ... the 28th Marines came north from Suribachi and took over the assault against Hill 362 ...”  Source:  The Battle Of Iwo Jima from The Spearhead by Howard M. Connor; website: 5thmarinedivision.com.      
DATE OF DEATH:  1 March 1945.
PLACE OF DEATH:  IWO JIMA, Pacific Theatre, WORLD WAR II.
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
DISPOSITION:  BURIED.
BATTLEFIELD BURIAL:  Currently 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:  AUGUST COLLINS carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                                     SOURCES:  Census.  Findagarve.  Kentucky Birth Index.  The Battle Of Iwo Jima from The Spearhead by Howard M. Connor; 5thmarinedivision.com.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls.  U. S. Navy Casualties Books.  U. S. Roster of World War II Dead, 1939-1945.  World War II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties.                                                                                                                                                                                NOTE:  I placed my fifth-cousin-one-time-removed, Augustus Collins 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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COLLINS, DAVID (1932-1951), WORLD WAR II AND KILLED IN ACTION IN THE KOREAN WAR.                            HOMETOWN:  Dunraven, Perry County, Kentucky, USA. 
DATE OF BIRTH:  20 November 1932, Perry County, Kentucky. 
PARENTS:  Eliza Campbell and Hampton "Hamp" Collins.
                                                                                                           GRANDPARENTS:  Lucy Duff and James Campbell.                                                                                                                   GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Perlina Williams and Colson C. Duff.                                                                   
SPOUSE:
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky. 
ENLISTMENT DATE:  30 March 1951
DISCHARGE DATE:  7 December 1951, Killed In Action, Korean War.
SERVICE NUMBER:  1177029.
RANK:  Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Marine Corps. 
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  F (Fox) Company, 1 Marines, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, U. S. Marine Corps, Korean War. 
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:
DATE OF DEATH:  7 December 1951 in North Korea, Korean War. 
PLACE OF DEATH:  North Korea, Korean War.
STATUS:  KIlled In Action
DISPOSITION:  Buried.
REPATRIATED:  Yes.  Circa 1952. 
CEMETERY:  Rocklick Cemetery, Dunraven, Perry County, Kentucky. 
MONUMENT:  DAVID COLLINS carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:
SOURCES:  Census.  Kentucky Birth Index.  Findagrave.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. Korean War Casualties, 1950-1957.  WWI, WWII And Korean War Casualty Listings. 
NOTE:  I placed my sixth-cousin, David Collins 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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COLLINS, DOUGLAS WENDELL (1925-1945), DIED NON BATTLE, ACCIDENT, HAZARD, KENTUCKY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Glomawr, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Upper Carr, Knott County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  21 May 1925, Perry County, Kentucky, Per Kentucky Birth Index.  On Death Record, listed born 21 March 1925.
PARENTS:  Olive Cornett and Galley Collins.
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:   Nancy Jane Amburgey and James Wesley Collins.
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:  Rufena Feltner and Elhanon L. Cornett.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Cynthia Grigsby and Elijah Combs Cornett.
THE MILITARY DATA MAY NOT BE CORRECT, BECAUSE RECORDS WERE FOUND FOR DOUGLAS WENDELL COLLINS AND DOUGLAS W. COLLINS WITH DIFFERENT SERVICE NUMBERS.
S1C (IC) DOUGLAS W. COLLINS, 6806235, WAS IN THE U. S. NAVY ON THE USS NEWBERRY IN 1944.           ARM2C (CA) DOUGLAS WENDELL COLLINS, 6349653, WAS IN THE U. S. NAVY ON THE USS ESSEX, RENAMED USS LEXINGTON, AND ON THE USS ENTERPRISE IN 1944 AND 1945.     
ENTERED SERVICE FROM: Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE: 8 December 1941 at Fort Thomas Newport, Branch, Air Corp, declared to be born in 1923.
SERVICE NUMBER:  6349663.
RANK:  Aviation Radioman Second Class (ARM2c).
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Navy
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  USS ESSEX, renamed USS LEXINGTON (Air Group 20).  USS KWAJALEIN (CVE98).  USS PANAY (AG41).  USS ENTERPRISE.  WWII.
~ 23 February 1945, Muster Roll of USS KWAJALEIN (Air Group 20), Transferred to Commander, Fleet Air West Coast, for assignment.  [Was he returned to the USA and given a furlough home before having to report to the new assignment?  Had it been 3 years since he last saw his family in Perry County, Kentucky?  Did he die at home on furlough in a car accident?]
DATE OF DEATH:  27 March 1945.
PLACE OF DEATH:  Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
STATUS:  DIED NON BATTLE, WORLD WAR II, in a car accident.
DISPOSITION:  Buried.
BURIAL:  1945.
CEMETERY:  Englewood Cemetery, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.  On the Headstone:  Navy symbol of Wings, Navy Anchor with words, AIR CREW.                                                                                                                                                      MEMORIAL PLAQUE:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                        MONUMENT:  DOUGLAS COLLINS carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                                        SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  Kentucky Death Records.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.  U. S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949.       
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-one-time-removed, Douglas Wendell Collins, 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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COLLINS, EDWARD (1919-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  12 June 1919, Perry County, Kentucky.
PARENTS: Amelia Hardigree and Harlan Collins.
GRANDPARENTS:  Nervesta Statzer and Mandlin Collins.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  21 October 1940.
SERVICE NUMBER:  6984239.
RANK:  Technican Fourth Grade.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Headquarters Company, 10th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Division, WWII.   ~ 1944.  “The 5th Infantry Division ... in mid September a bridgehead was ... secured across the Moselle ... heavy opposition.  Source: 5th Infantry Division WWII Combat Chronicle; army.mil.   
DATE OF DEATH: 11 September 1944.
PLACE OF DEATH:  FRANCE, World War II.
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION, World War II.
DISPOSITION:  BURIED.
BATTLEFIELD BURIAL:  Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  1948.
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:  EDWARD COLLINS carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                                       SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. World War II Draft Cards, 1940-1947.  World War II Memorial Registry.  5th Infantry Division WWII Combat Chronicle; army.mil.

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COLLINS, IKE

MONUMENT:  IKE COLLINS carved on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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COLWELL

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COLWELL, CURTIS (1917-1995), FIRST WAVE AT OMAHA BEACH, NORMANDY ON D-DAY, CUT A GAP IN A WIRE OBSTRUCTION, LED HIS SECTION THROUGH A MINE FIELD AND AN ASSAULT ON AN ENEMY MACHINE GUN POSITION, SILVER STAR, DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS, WORLD WAR WII.
HOMETOWN:  Vicco Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Forked Mouth, Green Ridge and On Montgomery Creek in Perry County, Kentucky.  Yolyn, Logan County, West Virginia.  Price, Floyd County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  16 March 1917.
PARENTS:  Para Lee “Parit” “Parrot” Campbell and Samuel Colwell.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Jane Stidham and Henderson “Red Hence” Colwell.
GRANDPARENTS:  Elvira Campbell and Joseph Campbell.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Lucinda Campbell and Samuel Colwell.
COUSIN:  Paul Colwell, Silver Star Medal, World War II.
SPOUSE:  Virginia Lee Combs, daughter of Marion Collins Combs and Martha Ellen Cornett.
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION:  Green Ridge Coal Mining Company, Green Ridge, Perry County, Kentucky.  Inland Steel Coal Mining, Price, Floyd County, Kentucky.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Perry County, Kentucky.
FIRST ENLISTMENT DATE:  26 December 1936.  RELEASED:  25 December 1939.
WORLD WAR II SECOND ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 May 1942.  RELEASED:  24 July 1945.
9 July 1942:  A Soldier in Company D, 56th Battalion at Camp Wolters, Texas, an infantry replacement training center.
SERVICE NUMBER:  6662084.
RANK:  Technical Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company E, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, World War II.
~ 6 June 1944, D-DAY, First Division, First Wave, Omaha Beach, Normandy, European Theater: Staff Sergeant Curtis Colwell, cut/blew a gap in a wire obstruction, led his section through a mine field and an assault on an enemy machine gun position.
~ 12 – 21 August 1944:  A soldier in the Battle of Falaise Gap.
~ 1944 or 1945, V-mail Not Dated:  While in the Pacific Theatre on board the USS OAHU, Vernon “Jack” Combs wrote to his sister, Daskum Comb Lowe, “Five papers from the Hazard Herald arrived today.  I see where Virginia’s husband [Curtis Colwell of Vicco] gets a medal presented to him from General Eisenhower.  I had to laugh about the little space down in the corner, where they had tried to hide it.  If he lived in Hazard, they would have put it on the front page for six weeks in succession.”
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle of Faliase Gap.  Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, Central Europe.  European Theatre.
WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION:  YES, BATTLE WOUND.  May have more than one oak leaf cluster.                                 HOSPITAL ADMISSION DATE:  May 1945, Rifle Bullet, Battle Wound in Buttock and Hip.                                     HOSPITAL DISCHARGE DATE:  June 1945.                                                                                                                               U. S. AWARDS AND MEDALS:  Silver Star Medal.  Distinguished Service Cross Medal.  Purple Heart.  World War II.
DISTINQUISHED SERVICE CROSS CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Staff Sergeant Curtis Colwell (ASN: 6662084), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 6 June 1944, in France. Under the heavy enemy rifle, machine gun and artillery fire of the enemy, Staff Sergeant Colwell fearlessly cut a gap in the wire. He then led his section through this gap in the wire and through the mine field beyond the wire. As his section approached its objective it came under fierce enemy machine gun fire. Completely ignoring his own safety, Staff Sergeant Colwell led his section in a successful assault upon the machine gun position. Staff Sergeant Colwell's determined leadership, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.  Headquarters, First U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (July 1, 1944).  Action Date: 6-Jun-44.  U. S. Army, Staff Sergeant, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division.  Source:  homeoftheheroes.com (Hometown:  Vicco, Perry County, Kentucky.)
U. S. WAR DEPARTMENT, PRESS RELEASES AND RELATED RECORDS, 1942-1945: 
DISTINQUISHED SERVICE CROSS.  KENTUCKY.  TO:  CURTIS COLWELL, Staff Sergeant, Infantry, VICCO.  For:  Under heavy enemy rifles, machinegun and artillery fire in France on June 6, 1944, Sergeant Colwell fearlessly cut a gap in some wire, led his section through this gap and through the mine field beyond the wire.  As his section approached its objective, it came under heavy enemy machinegun fire.  Completely ignoring his own safety, Sergeant Colwell then led his section in a successful assault upon the machinegun positions.  The personal bravery and determined leadership exhibited by Sergeant Colwell reflected great credit on himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Armed Forces.
SILVER STAR MEDAL SYNOPSIS, CITATION NEEDED:
Technical Sergeant Curtis Colwell (ASN: 6662084), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action in connection with combat operations against the enemy while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.  General Orders: Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division, General Orders No. 51 (1945).  Action Date:  World War II.  U. S. Army, Technical Sergeant, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division.
Source:  militarytimes.com
WORLD WAR II LETTER WRITTEN BY CURTIS COLWELL ON 18 OCTOBER 1944 IN GERMANY:  Excerpts from a letter written by Curtis Colwell to my mother, Daskum Combs Lowe, who was a cousin to his wife, Virginia Lee Combs Colwell, upon hearing that his friend and my father, Technical Sergeant Albert Lowe had been Killed in Action on 16 September 1944 in France:                                                                                                                                                         “Dear Daskum, I hardly know what to say, but I do want to offer my deepest sympathy.  It was really a jolt when I received Gen’s (his wife, Virginia's) letter this morning ... she told me about Albert.
     I have seen a lot of boys come and go since I have been in combat, and some of them were just like my own brother.  But none of [their deaths] hit me like this ... I know his passing has dealt you a great blow ...  I was thinking the other day that we [Curtis and Albert] would have plenty to talk about, when we got back to Vicco.  [Both had been at the Battle of Falaise Gap, fought the 12th through 21st August 1944, at the same time.  But it was unlikely that they had met, since they were in different divisions.]
     Ab is all right.  ... No one can ever tell me that any soldier, who dies in action hasn’t gone to a better world.
     May our Master lend a hand in your darkest hours and smile his many blessings upon you.
Best Wishes, Curt.”
NOTE:  Could there be a movie newsreel or newspaper photograph of General Eisenhower, presenting a medal to Curt Colwell and / or to his brother, French Colwell?
DATE OF DEATH:  28 November 1995, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Campbellsville Memorial Gaardens, Campbellsville, Taylor County, Kentucky.                                                       SOURCES:  Cenus.  Findagrave.  1st Infantry Division, WWII, Combat Chronicle, The First Division Assaulted Omaha Beach on D-Day; army.mil.  Kentucky Death Indes.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death Files.  U. S. Distinguished Service Cross Certificate.  U. S. U. S. War Department Press Releases and Related Records, 1942-1945.  U. S. World War II Hospital Admission Card Files, 1942-1954.  World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.  
NOTE:  I placed the husband-of-my-first-cousin-two-times-removed, Curtis Colwell 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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COLWELL, ELONZO (1922-1994), U. S. ARMY, WORLD WAR WII.
HOMEtOWN:  Forked Mouth, River Road, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  9 December 1922.
PARENTS:  Sally Fugate and Nesby “Red Nez” Colwell.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Jane Stidham and Henderson “Red Hence” Colwell.
GRANDPARENTS:  Lucinda Combs and Jefferson Fugate.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Lucinda Campbell and Samuel Colwell.
GREAT-GREATPARENTS:  Nancy Francis and Hugh Combs.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Susie Hoskins and Martin Fugate, Jr.
COUSIN:  Curtis Colwell, Silver Star Medal, Distinguished Service Cross, World War II.
STEP-FATHER:  Green Couch.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  30 November 1922.  Release Date:  18 October 1945.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
DATE OF DEATH:  24 February 1994.   
CEMETERY:  Green Acres Cemetery, Ermine, Letcher County, Kentucky.                                                                      SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. Department of BIRLS Death File.  U. S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.   
NOTE:  I placed Elonzo Colwell 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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COLWELL, HERBERT (1924-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.                                                                             HOMETOWN:  Perry County, Kentucky, USA.                                                                                                                             OTHER RESIDENCE:  Buffalo, Owsley County, Kentucky.  Morris Fork, Breathitt County, Kentucky. 
DATE OF BIRTH:  19 April 1924 in Perry County, Kentucky, per Birth Record Index.
PARENTS:  Hattie Adams and William M. Colwell.
SPOUSE:
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky. 
ENLISTMENT DATE:  9 April 1943. 
DISCHARGE DATE:  6 August 1944, Killed In Action, World War II.
SERVICE NUMBER:  35657483.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Field Artillery.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company, A/S F. A., 731 FA BN, U. S. Army.                                                                                 HOSPITAL ADMISSION DATE:  August 1944.  HOSPITAL DISCHARGE DATE:  August 1944.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:
DATE OF DEATH:  6 August 1944, KILLED IN ACTION, Battle Casualty, World War II.
PLACE OF DEATH:
STATUS:  Killed In Action, World War II.
BATTLEFIELD BURIAL:  currently unknown.
REPATRIATED:  Yes. Circa 1950.
CEMETERY:  Lucy Angel Cemetery, Doorway / Buckhorn, Perry County, Kentucky. 
MONUMENT:  HERBERT COLWELL carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky, U. S., Birth Index.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945.  U. S. World War II Draft Cards.  U. S. World War II Hospital Admission Card Files. 

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COLWELL, PAUL (1916-1958), SILVER STAR, WOUNDED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.                                                    HOMETOWN:  Yerkes, River Road, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Bull Skin Road, Big Creek in Leslie County; McRoberts in Letcher County and Pike County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  30 July 1916 in Bell County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Sally Fugate and Nesby “Red Nez” Colwell.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Jane Stidham and Henderson “Red Hence” Colwell.
GRANDPARENTS:  Lucinda Combs and Jefferson Fugate.
GREAT-GRANPARENTS:  Mary Lucinda Campbell and Samuel Colwell.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Francis and Hugh Combs.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Susie Hoskins and Martin Fugate, Jr.
COUSIN:  Curtis Colwell, Silver Star Medal, Distinguished Service Cross, World War II.
STEP-FATHER:  Green Couch
SPOUSE:  Catherine Margaret Berry.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  15 October 1940 at Fort Thomas, Newport.  Discharge Date:  7 July 1945.
SERVICE NUMBER:  15058150.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Headquarters Co 1st Battalion, 10th Infantry, 5th Infantry Division, U. S. Army, European Theatre, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  4 September 1958.
PLACE OF DEATH:  Deane, Pike County, Kentucky.  Coal Mine Accident.  His mailing address was McRoberts, Letcher County, Kentucky.
STATUS:  Survived The War.
CEMETERY:  John Colwell Cemetery, Yerkes, Perry County, Kentucky.
U. S. AWARDS AND MEDALS:  Silver Star Medal.  Bronze Star Medal.  Purple Heart Medal.  Source:  Headstone Application Card.  “Silver Star, General Orders Number 32 (1944).”  Source: militarytimes.com.                                   SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  Kentucky Death Records.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.
NOTE:  I placed Paul Colwell 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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COLWELL, WILSON (1928-2017), 101ST AIRBORNE PARATROOPER, AGE SIXTEEN, JUMPED INTO NORMANDY ON D-DAY, LANDED IN ENEMY TERRITORY, SLIPPED BACK INTO ALLIED LINES, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Detroit, Michigan.  Colorado.
DATE OF BIRTH:  Born in Bonnyman, Perry County, Kentucky.  Born 18 February 1928, per Findagrave.  On the 1940 Census, he was age 12.  Born 7 August 1925, per WWII Draft Card.  On 6 June 1944, he was 16, when he jumped into Normandy on D-Day.   
PARENTS:  Elizabeth Spencer and Otis Colwell.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1943, age 15.  DISCHARGE DATE:  1945.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
RANK:  Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: U. S. Army Air Corp.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Paratrooper, Company H, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles” Division.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Normandy, Rhineland, Central Europe Campaigns.
D-DAY, 6 JUNE 1944:  Wilson Colwell, age 16, was part of the 101st Airborne to parachute into Normandy, missing the drop zone by miles, landed in enemy territory and avoided capture; five days later, he slipped back into Allied lines.
                       DATE OF DEATH:  5 June 2017.                                                                                                                                 CEMETERY:  Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado.   
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky, U. S., Birth Index.  The Wall Street Journal, The Still - Living Memories of D-Day by Karl Rove, June 4, 2014; an interview of Wilson "Bill" Colwell.  U. S. World War II Draft Cards, 1940 - 1947.  World War II Memorial Registry. 

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