PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY MILITARY LEGACY

Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

Copyright 2017           All Rights Reserved

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WORLD WAR II (1941 - 1945)

PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, H - K
     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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HACKER

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HACKER, PLEASANT B. 'PLEAS', JR. (1923-?), KILLED IN ACTION, UNKNOWN, WWII.
Hometown:  BOWLINGTOWN, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  21 January 1923, Perry County, Kentucky.  The nickname for Pleasant was Pleas.
Son of:  Susan Begley and Pleas B. Hacker, Sr. (1898-1923), who died in a mine accident the year that Pleas, Jr. was born.
Step-son of:  Walker Abner, who died in 1928, when Pleas, Jr. was 5 years old.
Grandson of:  Martha Bowling and Jameson Hacker.
Grandson of:  Susan Ann Napier and Robert M. Begley.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  30 September 1940.
Service Number:  15057146.
Rank:  Staff Sergeant.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.                                                                                                                                Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.  
Source:  National Archives & Records Administration War Department Files.  WWII Memorial Registry.

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HALCOMB

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HALCOMB, HOBLE (1923-1945), KILLED IN ACTION, ITALY, WWII.
Hometown:  LEATHERWOOD, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Meade County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  13 August 1923, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Ida Fields and Jonah Halcomb.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  13 October 1942.
Service Number:  15334506
Rank:  Private First Class.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  Company K, 86th Mountain Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division.
Date of Death:  21 April 1945
Place of Death:  ITALY.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  Battlefield Burial Unknown.
Repatriated:  1948.
Cemetery:  Englewood Cemetery, Christopher, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                          Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.  
Note:  “On April 14, 1945, the final phase of the war in Italy began...the 10th Mountain Division attacked toward the Po Valley spearheading the Fifth Army drive.  The fighting was fierce ... Early on April 20th, the seventh day of the attack, the first units ... broke into Po Valley.”  Source: 10th Mountain Division History; website: army.mil.
Note:  “21 April 1945.  The rapid dash continues across the Po Valley with both flanks exposed.”  Source:  10thmtndivassoc.org.

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HALE

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HALE, EARL (1926-1946), U. S. ARMY, DIED IN GERMANY, POST WAR IN PEACETIME.

Hometown:  BULAN, Perry County, Kentucky.

Other Residence:  Breathitt County, Kentucky. 

Date of Birth:  25 June 1926, Kentucky.

Son Of:  Fairlena Mullins and Boyd Hale.

Entered Service From:  Perry County, Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  26 August 1944.

Service Number:  35782687.

Rank:  Private.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  115th Field Artillery BN.

Battles, Campaigns, Theatres:

Date of Death:  23 February 1946.

Place of Death:  GERMANY.

Status:  DIED POST WAR IN PEACETIME.

Cemetery:  Bradley Hale Cemetery, 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.

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HALL

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HALL, HERMAN (1916-1945), MISSING, KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WWII.
Hometown:  MASON’S CREEK (Left Fork), Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  13 July 1916, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Ora J. Caudill and Henry “Bud” Hall.
Spouse:  Matilda Lewis.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Service Number:  35931924.
Rank:  Private First Class.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Infantry “Cross of Lorraine” Division, WWII.
Date of Death:  Monday, 15 January 1945
Place of Death:  FRANCE.
Status:  MISSING, KILLED IN ACTION.
Disposition:  NONRECOVERABLE.
Memorialized at:  Tablets Of The Missing, Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal, Department des Vosges, Lorraine, France.
Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky. 
U. S. Awards:  Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal With Oak Leaf Cluster.
Note:  “The German attempt to establish a bridgehead west of the Rhine at Gambsheim resulted in furious fighting.  The 79th beat off German attacks at Hatten and Rittershoffen in an 11-day battle ... [in January 1945].”  Source:  79th Infantry Division WWII Combat Chronicle; website:  army.mil.
NOTE:  I placed Herman Hall 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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HALL, JAMES HON (1912-1958), WOUNDED IN ACTION, U. S. ARMY, WWII.
Hometown:  FUSONIA, Perry County, Kentucky.
Other Residence:  Big Branch, Mason’s Creek and Hazard in Perry County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  23 June 1912 in Viper, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Synthia Godsey and James Monroe Hall.
Grandson of:  Elizabeth Branson and Philip Whisman Hall.
Spouse:  Verna Caudill.
Civilian Occupation:  Miner.
Military Occupation:  Gunman, Armored Tank.  Clerk General 055.
Military qualification:  Rifle Sharp Shooter.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Date of Induction:  3 November 1943.
Enlistment Date:  26 November 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Service Number:  35 879 384.
Rank:  Private First Class, Gunner, Armored Tank.
Branch of Service:  Armored, U. S. Army.
Component: AUS, Army of the United States.
Service Outside Continental U. S. and Return:
Date of Departure, 2 June 1944; Destination, EAME; Date of Arrival, 11 June 1944.
Date of Departure, not available; Destination, USA; Date of Arrival, 25 August 1945.
Combat Organization: Company B, 10th Tank Battalion, 5th Armored Division, APO (Army Post Office) 255.  Headquarters Special Troops, Seine Section, United States Forces European Theatre.  WWII.
Battles, Campaigns, Theatres:  Battle of the Bulge.  Normandy-Northern France-Rhineland-Central Europe-Ardennes Campaigns.  European Theatre.  WWII.
Wounds Received In Action:  6 December 1944, Germany, WWII.  He was a gunner on the small gun inside the tank.  The large gun recoiled, swung around and hit him in the stomach.  He was sent to a hospital in Paris, France.  Afterwards he served in the Headquarters Special Troops.
Date of Separation:  31 August 1945.  Honorable Discharge.
Place of Separation:  Camp Atterbury, Indiana.
Date of Death:  23 February 1958.
Cemetery:  Hall Cemetery, Hall Mountain, Viper, Perry County, Kentucky.
U. S. Awards:  Purple Heart per GO #18 Hq 7 Conv Hospital 26 December 1944.
EAME Theater Ribbon with/5 Bronze Stars per WD GO # 33/45.
Note:  “... Unit History published for the officers and men of the Seine Section, part of the Theater Service Forces, European Theater ... The mission was to provide all the supplies and services for all American Army units ...”  Source:  “Seine Section, Paris, France, 1945” by unit historian, 1st Lt. Harry F. Bear, published in Paris, France in 1945.  Website:  lonesentry.com.
Source:  Paul Edward Hall.
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-2-times-removed, James Hon Hall 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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HALL, MARY LOUISE (1921 – 2005), U. S. NAVY WAVES, WW II.                                                                        Hometown:  VIPER, Mason’s Creek (Middle Fork), Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  18 March 1921 in Perry County, Kentucky.
Daughter of:  Ida Smith and John L. Hall.
Granddaughter of:  Celia “Sealy” Woods and James W. Smith.
Granddaughter of: Sarah “Sally” Combs and John Henry Hall.
Great-granddaughter of:  Elizabeth Branson and Phillip Whisman Hall.
Step-daughter of:  William M. Donelow.
Spouse:  Green Farler, USS YORKTOWN, U. S. Navy, WWII.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Rank:  Yeoman Third Class.
Branch of Service:  WAVES, United States Navy.
Combat Organization:  WAVES (Women Accepted For Volunteer Emergency Services), WWII
Date of Death:  2 June 2005.
Place of Death:  Currently Unknown.
Cemetery:  Rest Haven Cemetery, Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-1-time-removed, Mary Louise Hall 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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HAMILTON

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HAMILTON, CLAUDE S. (? - ?) U. S. MILITARY, UNKNOWN, WORLD WAR II.

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

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HAMONS

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HAMONS, NORVEL (1918-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WWII.
Hometown:  VIPER, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  20 April 1918, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Sarah Elizabeth Caudill and Rufus Hamons.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  6 December 1940.
Service Number:  15064675.
Rank:  Staff Sergeant.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  10th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry “Red Diamond” Division, WWII.
Date of Death: 10 September 1944.
Place of Death:  FRANCE.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  Temporary Cemetery 3504.  Permanent Cemetery 3503.
Cemetery:  Lorraine American Cemetery And Memorial, St. Avold, Department de la Moselle, Lorraine, France.         Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                                       Monument:  NORVEL HAMONS carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
U. S. Awards:  Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal.
Note:  “[The Fifth Division, 1944] ... pushed across the Marne to seize Reims, 30 August and positions east of Verdun.  The Division then prepared for the assault on Metz.  In mid-September a bridgehead was established and secured across the Moselle, south of Metz, in the face of very heavy opposition.”  Source: 5th Infantry Division, WWII, Combat Chronicle; website: army.mil.
NOTE:  I placed my third-cousin-1-time-removed, Norvel Hamons 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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HAMPTON

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HAMPTON, EDWARD (1925-1940), KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Hometown:  HAZARD, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  19 January 1925, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Sophronia Feltner and George Hampton.
Step-son of:  Effie Watts.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  21 August 1940.
Service Number:  15045314.
Rank:  Private First Class.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  Infantry, WWII.
Date of Death:  29 July 1944.
Place of Death:  UNKNOWN.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  Battlefield Burial Unknown.
Repatriated:  10 February 1948.
Cemetery:  Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville, Jessamine 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 HAMPTON carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed Edward Hampton 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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HARVEY

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HARVEY, HAROLD (1923-1944), DIED OF WOUNDS, MARSHALL ISLANDS, WWII.
Hometown:  GLOMAWR, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  25 June 1923.
Son of:  Kathern/Kathleen and Elijah H. Harvey.
Entered Service From: Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  9 December 1941.
Service Number:  15086733.
Rank:  Private First Class.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  Company D, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry “Bayonet” Division, WWII.
Date of Death: 4 February 1944.
Place of Death:  KWAJALEIN ATOLL, REPUBLIC OF MARSHALL ISLANDS, WWII.
Status:  DIED OF WOUNDS.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  Battlefield Burial Unknown.
Repatriated:  1948.
Cemetery:  Harvey Cemetery, Hardshell, 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:  HAROLD HARVEY carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                                              Note:  “On 31 January 1944 the [7th Infantry] Division landed on the islands in the Kwajalein Atoll in conjunction with the 4th Marine Division and in a week of heavy fighting, wrested them from the Japanese.” Source: WWII Archives, History, Combat Chronicle; website: wwiiarchives.net.
U. S. War Department, Press Releases and Related Records:  “Harold Harvey, PFC, Infantry, Posthumous.  (Reported Killed in Action February 4, 1944 on Kwajalein Island.)  Next of Kin:  Mrs. Kathern Harvey, mother, Glomawr.”

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HENSLEY

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HENSLEY, ARLIE (1913-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, LUXEMBOURG, WWII
Hometown:  BLUE DIAMOND, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  19 November 1913.
Son of:  Mahala Napier and Andrew Hensley, Jr.  When Mahala died, her son, Arlie was age 5.
Grandson of:  Delila Neace and Gabriel Napier.  
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  19 June 1940.
Service Number:  7041233.
Rank:  Technical Sergeant.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  Company M, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry “Red Diamond” Division, WWII.
Date of Death:  26 December 1944.
Place of Death:  LUXEMBOURG.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  Battlefield Burial Unknown.
Repatriated:  1949.
Cemetery:  Sixteen Creek Cemetery, Combs, 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:  ARLIE HENSLEY carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
Note:  “On the 16th of December [1944] the Germans launched their winter offensive, and on the 18th the 5th [Division] was thrown in against the southern flank of the Bulge ...”  Source:  5th Infantry Division WWII Combat Chronicle; website: army.mil.
Note:  “5th Infantry Division, Command Posts, 24 December 1944, Junglinster, Luxemburg.”  Source: unithistories.com.
NOTE:  I placed my fifth-cousin-3-times-removed, Arlie Hensley 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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HOLLIDAY

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HOLLIDAY, BENJAMIN F. “BENNIE” JR. (1917-1945), DIED POST WAR, IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT IN HAZARD, KENTUCKY, UNITED STATES, SERVED IN WWII.
Hometown:  DWARF, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Troublesome, Perry County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth: 13 September 1917, Dwarf, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of: Nancy Feltner and Benjamin F. Holliday, Sr.
1920 and 1930:  Troublesome, Perry County, Kentucky.
1935:  Perry County, Kentucky.
1940:  Wythe, Virginia, Langley Field, Base Squadron, Administration Section, Langley Field Hospital.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Combat Organization:  Unknown, WWII Veteran.
Date of Death: 25 November 1945, after WWII had ended.
Place of Death: Hazard Hospital, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
Status: DIED NON BATTLE, POST WWII, automobile accident, after WWII had ended.
Disposition:  Buried.
Cemetery: Engle Cemetery, Fisty, Knott 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:   BENNIE HOLLIDAY carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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HURT

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HURT, ROY E. (? - ?) U. S. MILITARY, UNKNOWN, WWII.

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

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HURT, ROY LEE (1922-1944), DIED NON BATTLE, ENGLAND, WWII.
Hometown:  HARDBURLEY, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth: 13 May 1922.
Son of:  Rachel Richie and Edward Hurt.
Grandson of:  Nancy Combs and Joshua Richie.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date: 15 July 1940.
Service Number: 15044452.
Rank: Private.
Branch of Service: U. S. Army.
Combat Organization: Company C, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, WWII.
Date of Death:  5 November 1944.
Place of Death:  ENGLAND.
Status:  DIED NON BATTLE, WWII. (Source:  WWII Memorial Registry and Honor List.)
Disposition: BURIED.
Burial:  War Time, First Burial Unknown.
Repatriated: 1948.
Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery, Allais, 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:   ROY L. HURT carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
WWII Young American Patriots 1941-1945:  “Hurt, Roy Lee.  PVT.  U.S. Army, Born May 13, 1922.  Entered service July 15, 1940, North Africa, Italy, France.  Killed in Action in England.  Awarded Purple Heart.  Attended Hardburly School.  Holiness Church.  Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hurt, Hardburly, KY.”  (Note:  Status varied from DNB to KIA.)
Note:  The Rosters of WWII Dead and National Archives and the World War II Honor List of 1946 listed him as Died Non Battle.  Did he Die Non Battle or was he Killed In Action?  Did death occur in England, France, Germany or along the German-Belgium border?
Note:  “... the 9th [Division] crossed the Marne, 28 August [1944], swept through Saarlautern [Germany], and in November ... held defensive positions ...”  Source:  9th Infantry Division WWII Combat Chronicle; website:  army.mil.
NOTE:  I placed my fifth-cousin-2-times-removed, Roy Lee Hurt 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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IVEY

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IVEY, ANDREW (1923-1944), SILVER STAR, KILLED IN ACTION, GERMANY, WWII.
Hometown:  CAMPBELL, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  14 September 1923, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Martha Jane Hutchinson and George Ivey.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  3 October 1940.
Service Number:  15057312.
Rank:  Staff Sergeant.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  Company F, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry “Ivy” Division, WWII.
Date of Death:  4 December 1944.
Place of Death:  GERMANY?  LUXEMBOURG?, WWII.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Disposition:  Buried.
Burial:  Battlefield Burial Unknown.
Repatriated:  1953.
Cemetery:  Clear Fork Cemetery, Manuel, 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:  ANDREW IVEY carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
U. S. Awards:  Silver Star, General Orders No. 52 (1945), Unconfirmed, Citation Needed.  Website:  Home of Heroes.
Note:  “On November 29 [1944], the town of Grosshau [Germany] was seized ... on December 3, the regiment was relieved and moved the next morning to take over a portion of the defensive front to the east of Luxembourg City.”  Source:  22nd Infantry Regiment Yearbook, printed 1947; website:  1-22infantry.org.

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JACKSON

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JACKSON, JOHN ANDERSON (1923-1945), KILLED IN ACTION, GERMANY, WWII.
Hometown:  NAPFOR, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  14 May 1923, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Dorothy McIntosh and Joseph Jackson.
Grandson of:  Martha Stidham and John Anderson Jackson.
Great-great-great-grandson of:  Mary Polly Couch and John Campbell.
First Cousin of:  Marshall Jackson, who was Killed In Action, Germany on 13 September 1944.
Enlistment Date:  9 July 1940.
Service Number:  15046922.
Rank:  Technical Sergeant.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  Currently Unknown.
Date of Death:  3 March 1945, WWII.
Place of Death:  GERMANY, WWII.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  Battlefield Burial Unknown.
Repatriated:  Yes.
Cemetery:  Meadow Branch Cemetery, 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:  JOHN A. JACKSON carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my fifth-cousin-1-time-removed, John Anderson Jackson 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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JACKSON, MARSHALL (1922-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, GERMANY, WWII.
Hometown:  NAPFOR, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Blue Diamond, Perry County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  12 July 1922, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Cora Collins and James W. Jackson.
Grandson of:  Martha Stidham and John Anderson Jackson.
Great-great-great-grandson of:  Mary Polly Couch and John Campbell.
First Cousin of:  John Anderson Jackson, who was Killed In Action on 3 March 1945.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  14 July 1938.
Service Number:  15041141.
Rank: Staff Sergeant.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  Company A, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division, WWII.
Date of Death: 13 September 1944.
Place of Death:  GERMANY, WWII.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Disposition: BURIED.
Burial:  Battlefield Burial Unknown.
Repatriated: 1948.
Cemetery:  Jackson Cemetery, Blue Diamond, 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:  MARSHALL JACKSON carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky. 
Note:  “August 29, 1944 ... the 28th Inf Div ... march through Paris ...  The division took up positions near Binsfeld, Sept. 11 ... Germany was entered.”  Source: 28th Roll On, The History of the 28th Infantry Division, G. I. Storeis, published by Stars & Stripes in Paris, 1944-1945.  Website: lonesentry.com.
NOTE:  I placed my fifth-cousin-1-time-removed, Marshall Jackson 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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JAY

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JAY, LOUIE JR. (ca 1924-1942), DIED NON BATTLE  IN JAPANESE PRISONER OF WAR CAMP, PHILIPPINES, WWII.
Hometown:  KODAK, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  Born about 1924, Alabama, USA.
Son of:  Mable Ruth Mutchler and Louie Jay, Sr.
Step-son of:  Clifton Beverly, WWII Veteran, son of Louisa Combs and Henry Beverly.
Entered Service From:  Perry County, Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  25 July 1940.
Service Number:  15044056.
Rank:  Corporal.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army Air Forces, Corps Of Engineers.
Area Served:  Southwest Pacific Theatre, Philippine Islands.
Combat Organization:  803rd Engineers Battalion Aviation, WWII.
Detaining Country:  Japan, Camp 503.
Date of Death:  26 July 1942.
Place of Death:  PHILIPPINES, WWII.
Status:  DIED NON BATTLE, AS A PRISONER OF WAR, WWII.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  Temporary Cemetery 7747.  Permanent Cemetery 7101.
Cemetery:  Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines.                                          Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                       Monument:  LOUIE JAY JR. carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky. 
U. S. Awards:  Purple Heart Medal.
Note: “... the 803d EAB, ... the aviation engineers ... repairing airfields helter-skelter, scraping out emergency runways in a few hours, dodging bombs, and pitching in for all types of work. By the first days of 1942 the battalion was on Bataan. There the men laid out airstrips, erected bridges, built emplacements for guns and searchlights, strung out barbed wire, and fought as combat troops. At last Bataan was overrun, and two companies of the 803d were captured. Company A made it to Corregidor, where for three months its men tried to keep Kindley Field in operation despite the shelling and bombing, the sickness, and failing hopes.  A few lived to tell the story.”  Source: The Army Air Forces In World War II, The Aviation Engineers Battalion.  Website: ibiblio.org.
NOTE:  I placed Louie Jay, Jr. 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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JOHNSON

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JOHNSON, EDWIN V. (1922-1942), DIED NON BATTLE, WWII.
Hometown:  BARRIDGE, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Other Residence:  Bowlingtown, Perry County, Kentucky.
Date of Birth:  27 December 1922.
Son of:  Elizabeth Sylvania Couch and Joseph H. Johnson.
Entered Service From:  Virginia.
Enlistment Date:  20 June 1941.
Service Number:  13035028.
Rank:  Private.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army Air Corps.
Combat Organization:  84th Bombardment Squad 47th Bombardment Group/Wing, WWII.
Date of Death:  6 May 1942.
Place of Death:  UNKNOWN.
Status:  DIED NON BATTLE, WWII.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  First Burial Unknown.
Repatriated:  1948.
Cemetery:  Englewood Cemetery, Christopher, Perry County, Kentucky.
Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                       Monument:  EDWIN V. JOHNSON carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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JOHNSON, EUGENE R. (1923-1942), KILLED IN ACTION, AFRICA, WWII.
Hometown:  STORM KING, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  3 August 1923, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Hazel Cornett and James Johnson.
Grandson of:  Anna Combs and Benjamin Franklin Cornett.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Service Number:  15044437.
Rank:  Private First Class.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  6th Armored Infantry, 3rd Battalion, Company I, U. S. Army, WWII.
Date of Death:  8 November 1942.
Place of Death:  AFRICA (on Memorial Plaque)
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  Battlefield Burial Unknown.
Repatriated:  1949.
Cemetery:  Englewood Cemetery, Christopher, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                          Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                      Monument:  EUGENE R. JOHNSON carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky. 
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-1-time-removed, Eugene R. Johnson 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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JOHNSON, FARMER AARON JR. (1919-1943), KILLED IN ACTION, B-24H LIBERATOR # 41-29164, LOST IN THE NORTH SEA, WWII.
Hometown:  DEFIANCE, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  14 August 1919 in Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Cornia Jane Combs and Farmer Aaron Johnson, Sr.
Grandson of:  Alma Anna Godsey and James Pete Combs.
Great-grandson of:  Louanna Baker and Clinton “Grizzler” Combs.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  6 August 1941.
Service Number:  T-001010.
Rank:  Flight Officer, Co-Pilot.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  67th Bomber Squadron, 44th Bomber Group, Heavy, WWII.
Date of Death: 18 November 1943.
Place of Death:  B-24H Liberator #41-29164, Lost At Sea.
Status:  MISSING IN ACTION-LOST AT SEA; FINDING OF DEATH; KILLED IN ACTION.  (“Not one man from our three crews were ever reported officially.”  Source: History of the 67th Bombardment Squadron, 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eight-Balls by Will Lundy, 1982.)
Disposition:  NONRECOVERABLE.
Memorialized at: Tablets Of The Missing, Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England.                                  Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                      Monument:  FARMER A. JOHNSON JR. carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky. 
U. S. Awards:  Purple Heart Medal, Air Medal.
Note: “44th Bomb Group “The Flying Eight-Balls”, 67th Squadron, Group Mission #66; Target: Motor works at the Kjaller Air Field near Oslo, Norway, November 18, 1943, Air Craft # 41-29164 I,  B-24 Bomber Liberator, Co-Pilot, Flight Officer, Aaron F. Johnson, Jr. of Hazard, Kentucky, On Return Flight Home Attacked By Enemy Fighters, Down At Sea, No Survivors.” Source: History of the 67th Bombardment Squadron, 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eight-Balls by Will Lundy, 1982; website: 8thairforce.com.
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-3-times-removed, Farmer Aaron Johnson, Jr. 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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JOHNSON, JOHN V.

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

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JOHNSON, WILLIAM HENRY (1923-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WW II.
Hometown:  COMBS, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  26 May 1923, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Cora and Lee Johnson.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Service Number:  35805800.
Rank:  Private First Class.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, WWII.
Date of Death:  Wednesday, 15 November 1944.
Place of Death:  FRANCE, WWII.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  Temporary Cemetery 3545 or 3547.  Permanent Cemetery 3503 or 3508.
Cemetery:  Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, Moselle, Lorraine, France.
Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                      Monument:  WILLIAM H. JOHNSON carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
U. S. Awards:  Purple Heart Medal.
Note:  “The 90th Infantry Division ... crossing the Moselle at Koenigsmacker, 9 November [1944].”  Source:  90th Infantry Division WWII Combat Chronicle; website:  army.mil.

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KELLY

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KELLY, EUGENE RUSSELL (1919-1942), DIED NON BATTLE, UNITED STATES, WWII.
Hometown:  LOTHAIR, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth: 17 December 1919, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Lora Bertha Caudill and George Washington Kelly III, who altered spelling of Kelley.
Grandson of:  Naoma Combs and Samuel H. Caudill.
Grandson of:  Dicy A. Adams and George Washington Kelley, Jr.
Great-grandson of:  Sarah Lucinda Smith and George Washington Kelley, Sr.
Great-great-grandson of:  Thomas Kelley and Nancy Mullins, who was the daughter of Nancy Gentry and John “Revolutionary John” Mullins of the American Revolutionary War.
Great-great-great-grandson of:  Mary Ann “Polly” Isom and John Kelley, who served in the American Revolutionary War.
Entered Service From:  Perry County, Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  1 April 1942.
Service Number:  35450263.
Rank:  Private.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  82nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, WWII.
Date of Death:  8 July 1942 in a Jeep Accident.
Place of Death:  Rapides Parish, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES.
Status:  DIED NON BATTLE, WWII.
Disposition:  BURIED.
First Burial:  Kelley Family Cemetery, Kelleytown, Knott County, Kentucky.  The building of Carr Fork Dam resulted in the moving of souls to another cemetery.
Second Burial:  Rest Haven 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:  EUGENE R. KELLY carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-1-time-removed, Eugene Russell Kelly 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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KILBURN

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KILBURN, FRED (1925-1944), USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS, BATTLE OF SAMAR, KILLED IN ACTION, MISSING, LOST AT SEA, PACIFIC OCEAN, WWII.
Hometown:  AVAWAM, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth:  1 September 1925, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Mary Standifer and Issac Kilburn.
Brother of:  Henry Kilburn, born 23 October 1919, died by Homicide on 24 December 1943.                                            Brother of:  Johnny Kilburn (1930-1952), First Marine Division, Killed In Action 12 August 1952 in Korea in the Korean War.
Entered Service From:  Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  2 October 1943.
Service Number:  08561447.
Rank:  Seaman First Class.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Navy, United States Naval Reserve.
Note:  28 April 1944, Day of Commissioning and Day Received on Board USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (DE 413), WWII.
Combat Organization:  USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (DE 413), “The Destroyer Escort That Fought Like A Battleship”, WWII.  She was part of an American Flotilla of small ships that fought against the gigantic Japanese Center Force of Vice Admiral Takeo Kurita in the Battle of Samar.  Source: Naval Historical Foundation; navyhistory.org
Note:  “In ... a suicidal charge, the American destroyers and destroyer escorts ... steamed directly into the face of the Japanese battle lines ... the ships of Taffy 3 achieved the impossible, as the Japanese Armada turned and headed home before reaching the target.”  Source: Naval Historical Foundation; navyhistory.org.
Date of Death:  25 or 26 October 1944, Battle of Samar.
Place of Death:  USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (DE 413), DESTROYER ESCORT, BATTLE OF SAMAR, PACIFIC OCEAN, LOST AT SEA, WWII.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, MISSING IN ACTION, LOST AT SEA.
Disposition:  NONRECOVERABLE.
Memory Stone:  Lewis – Feltner Cemetery, Busy, Perry County, Kentucky.  Inscription:  "Killed In Action 2nd Battle of Philippine Islands USS Samuel B. Roberts ... "  (Last line unreadable).
Memorialized at:  Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines.
Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky. 
Monument:  FRED KILBURN carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.                                                                                                                                                U. S. Awards:  Purple Heart Medal.
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-4-times-removed, Fred Kilburn 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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KINCAID

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KINCAID, GLENN E. (1920-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, NORMANDY, FRANCE, WWII.
Hometown:  ALLAIS, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
Date of Birth: 18 July 1920, Perry County, Kentucky.
Son of:  Mona Laura Clutts and Oscar Kincaid.
Entered Service From:  Perry County, Kentucky.
Enlistment Date:  21 October 1942.
Service Number:  35667200.
Rank:  Private First Class.
Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.
Combat Organization:  508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division.
6 June 1944, D-Day: Operation Neptune, Paratroopers Landed In Normandy Swamps.
Date of Death:  7 or 11 June 1944.  7th on Headstone.  11th in Newspaper Clipping.
Place of Death:  NORMANDY, FRANCE.
Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.
Disposition:  BURIED.
Burial:  Battlefield Burial Unknown.
Repatriated:  Yes.
Cemetery:  Riverside Cemetery, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.  Stone Inscription:  “Nobly he fell while fighting for Liberty.”                                                                                                                                                                               Memorial Plaque:  WWII Memorial Plaque, first displayed at the Bobby Davis Living Memorial; currently displayed at Memorial Gym in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.  
Monument:  GLENN E. KINCAID carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
Note:  “Operation Neptune of Operation Overlord, D-Day Invasion of Europe...The 82nd’s mission...destroy German supply bridges and capture causeways...Clouds and heavy anti-aircraft fire caused...planes to stray off course...[paratroopers] landing in swamp lands along the river.” Source: The 82nd Airborne WWII, The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, website ww2-airborne.us.

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