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PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY MILITARY LEGACY

Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

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WORLD WAR II (1941 - 1945)

PERRY COUNTY, KENTUCKY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, N - O
     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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NAPIER

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NAPIER, CARL (1923-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, HOLLAND, WWII.

Hometown:  CHAVIES, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth:  28 September 1923, Perry County, Kentucky per Birth Index Record.  Born 14 October 1924 on headstone and 1923 and 1924 on headstone application.

Son of:  Anna Combs and Gabriel F. Napier.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  11 and 15 May 1943 on conflicting documents.

Service Number:  35801221.

Rank:  Private First Class.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army Air Corps.

Combat Organization:  506 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, WWII.

Date of Death:  17 September 1944.

Place of Death:  HOLLAND, WWII.

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.

Disposition:  BURIED.

Burial:  Battlefield Burial Unknown.

Repatriated:  1949.

Cemetery:  Red Hill Cemetery, Chavies, Perry County, Kentucky.

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

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

Note: “Operation Market Garden ... initial plan for September 17, 1944 was to use the paratroopers and glidermen ... in a daring daylight drop into Holland ... o seize roads, bridges and key communication cities ... in the afternoon, the entire regiment landed on one field and the unit pushed south to Zon.”  Source: The 101st Airborne WWII, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment.  Website: ww2-airborne.us.

Note:  “September 17, 1944 ... destination Holland ... This was the largest airborne mission in history, the three-division jump of the 1st Allied Airborne Army.”  Source: Parachute Infantry: An American Paratrooper’s Memoir of D-Day and the Fall of the Third Reich by David Kenyon Webster, 1994, Bantam Dell Publisher, New York.

NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-1-time-removed, Carl Napier 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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NAPIER, FLOYD WILLARD (1919-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WWII.

Hometown:  BOWLINGTOWN, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Other Residence:  Doorway, Perry County, Kentucky.  Owsley County, Kentucky.

Date of Birth:  7 November 1919, Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Hannah Abner and Henry Napier.

Grandson of:  Elizabeth Barger and John Napier.

Spouse:  Ada Adams.

Children:  Ethel Napier, who married Charles Albert Helton.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  4 or 6 March 1944.

Service Number:  35071099.

Rank:  Private.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Company F, 346th Infantry, 87th Infantry Division, USAGF, WWII.

Date of Death:  19 December 1944.

Place of Death:  FRANCE, WWII.

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION.

Disposition:  BURIED.

Burial:  Battlefield Burial Unknown.

Repatriated:  1948.

Cemetery:  Clara Barger Cemetery, Doorway or Saul, 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:  FLOYD W. NAPIER carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

Note:  “The 87th Infantry Division ... landed in France 1-3 December [1944], and moved to Metz, where on the 8th, it went into action against and took Fort Driant.  The Division then shifted to the vicinity of Gross Rederching near the Saar German border on the 10th of December and capturing Rimling, Obergailbach, and Guiderkirch ...”  Source:  87th Infantry Division WWII Combat Chronicles; website:  army.mil.

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NOBLE

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NOBLE, ARTHUR (?-1943), KILLED IN ACTION, MISSING, LOST AT SEA,  ARMY AIRMAN, PASSENGER ON TROOP TRANSPORT SHIP H.M.T. RHONA, SHIP SUNK IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA BY A GERMAN GUIDED MISSILE, WWII.

Hometown:  PERRY COUNTY, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth:  Currently Unknown.

Son of:  Currently Unknown.  Was this Arthur Noble, born 23 February 1923 in Perry County, the son of Andrew Noble and Delilah Allen?  If so, his hometown was ARY, Perry County, Kentucky.  Or was he the son of Bertha Miller and John Nobel?  Or was he the son of Georgia and Dewey Noble?

Entered Service From:  Kentucky. 

Enlistment Date:  Did he enlist on 12 January 1943?

Service Number:  35682894.

Rank:  Technician Grade Five.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army Air Forces.

Combat Organization:  853rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation, Corps Of Engineers.

Note:  Thanksgiving Day, 25 November 1943, Arthur Noble was on board the H.M.T. RHONA, a British passenger ship, which transported troops in WWII.  On 26 November the H.M.T. RHONA was hit by a German Guided Missile.  The event was kept secret for nearly 50 years from the deceased’s families and American citizens.

Date of Death:  Saturday, 27 November 1943. 

Place of Death:  MEDITERRANEAN SEA. 

Note:  “THE SINKING OF H.M.T. RHONA – NOVEMBER 26, 1943...THE FIRST UNITED STATES SHIP DESTROYED BY A GUIDED MISSILE IN THE HISTORY OF WARFARE.  ITS DESTRUCTION BY THESE MEANS WAS DEEMED CLASSIFIED...”  Source:  Joe Irons.  Website: tngennet.org.

Note:  “On November 26, 1943 the 24 ship convoy was in the Mediterranean as three Luftwaffe Squadrons descended on them...the German bombers carried the latest technology – rocket propelled, radio-controlled Henschel HS-293 glide bombs...  On the ROHNA...Hundreds died upon impact...explosion destroyed the Engine Room, the ship was engulfed in flames and sunk.  A total of 1,015 American troops, 3 Red Cross personnel and 120 crewmen perished.”  Source: Joe Irons, whose website included a Casualty List.  Website:  tngennet,org.  Joe Irons.

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, MISSING IN ACTION, LOST AT SEA.

Disposition:  NONRECOVERABLE.

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

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

Memorialized:  North African American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis Tunisia.

U. S. Awards:  Purple Heart Medal. 

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NOBLE, GREEN (1908-1945), DIED NON BATTLE, WWII.

Hometown:  LOST CREEK, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Other Residence:  Breathitt County, Kentucky.

Date of Birth:  13 November 1908.  (He was born before Kentucky began to record births and deaths in 1911.  On the 1910 census in Perry County, he was 1-year-6-months old.)

Son of:  Arrena/Oreana Neace and James Noble.

Entered Service From:  Perry County, Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  21 May 1942, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Service Number:  35455896.

Rank:  Private First Class.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Unknown.

Date of Death:  26 June 1945.

Place of Death:  Unknown. 

Status:  DIED NON BATTLE.

Disposition:  BURIED.

Cemetery:  Noble Cemetery, Bonnyman, 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:  GREEN NOBLE carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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NOBLE, IRVON (1921-1945), DIED NON BATTLE, EUROPE, WWII.

Hometown:  ARY, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth: 11 April 1921, Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Julie Russell and John Noble.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  5 August 1940, Fort Knox, Branch Cavalry, Quartermaster Corps.

Service Number: 15044428.

Rank:  Private First Class.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  9th Reconnaissance Troop Armored Division, WWII. 

Date of Death:  3 April 1945. 

Place of Death:  EUROPE.

Status: DIED NON BATTLE.

Disposition:  Buried.

Burial:  First Burial Unknown.

Repatriated/ Internment Date:  26 April 1949, Remarks, “Died Overseas, Returned From Margraten Aacher – Holland.”

Cemetery:  Mill Springs National Cemetery, Nancy, Pulaski County, Kentucky.

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

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

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NOBLE, LERNON (1923-1945), DIED NON BATTLE, OHIO, USA, POST-WWII.

Hometown:  ARY, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth:  24 February 1923, Perry County, Kentucky.  (Kentucky Birth Index.)  Dates of Birth vary on documents. 

Son of:  Melvina and Granville Noble.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  5 February 1943.

Service Number:  35787410.

Rank:  Private.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Company D, 805 REP BN INF  (Could not find data.)

Date of Death:  3 October 1945.  (Note:  Japan announced surrender on August 15, 1945, and formally signed document of surrender on 2 September 1945.)  Date of Death varied on documents.

Place of Death:  Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, USA.

Status:  DIED NON BATTLE, POST WWII.

Disposition:  BURIED.

Headstone Application:  28 October 1947, signed by Gran Noble. 

Cemetery:  Alex Noble Cemetery, Ned, Breathitt County, Kentucky or Hazard Cemetery.

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

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

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NOPLIS

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NOPLIS, TONY CALABRESE (1918-1945), KILLED IN ACTION, GERMANY, WWII.

Hometown:  HAZARD, Perry County, Kentucky, USA

Other Residence:  Delaware, USA.

Date of Birth:  15 December 1918, born in Kentucky.  Tony was born in Kentucky on 1920, 1930 Census.

Son of:  Eliza Partin and Rosario Antonio “Tony” Calabrese Noplis. Two surnames were used by the family:  Calabrese and Noplis.  On the 1920 and 1930 census, their last name was Calabrese.  Eliza was born in Kentucky and Rosario was born in Italy. 

Application and Military Enlistment:  In the WWII Honor List of Dead and Missing, Tony was listed in Sussex County, Delaware.

Entered Service From:  Perry County, Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  24 July 1940, Fort Knox.

Service Number:  15043981.

Rank:  Private First Class.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Company A, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th “Checkerboard” Division, WWII.

Date of Death:  3 March 1945, WWII.

Place of Death:  GERMANY, WWII.

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.

Disposition:  BURIED.

Burial:  Battlefield Burial Unknown.

Repatriated:  1947.

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

Note:  “Battle Babies (so dubbed by U. P. War Correspondent John McDermott) ... the order came, Feb 27 [1945], to move out, they were ... ready ... the ... 394th bridged the Erft ... all set to battle their way to the Rhine ... Checkerboards were the first infantry division in First Army to reach the Rhine.”  Source:  “Battle Babies, The Story of the 99th Infantry Division,” G. I. Stories, Published by The Stars & Stripes in Paris in 1944-1945; website:  lonesentry.com.

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NUNN

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NUNN, HENRY JR. (1923-1945), KILLED IN ACTION, OKINAWA, WWII.

Hometown:  WALKERTOWN, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth:  25 January 1923, Perry County, Kentucky

Son of:  Susan Caroline “Carrie” Glover and Henry Nunn, Sr.

Spouse:  Marbeth Marie Hurt.

Children:  James Nunn.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  1 June 1943.

Service Number:  35803187.

Rank:  Private First Class.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  381st Infantry, 96th Infantry “Deadeye” Division, Company C, WWII.

Date of Death:  19 April 1945, KILLED IN ACTION.

Place of Death:  OKINAWA, WWII.

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.

Disposition:  BURIED.

Burial:  Battlefield Burial Unknown.

Repatriated:  1950.

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

Note:  “The [96th] Division ... making an assault landing on the [Okinawa] island, 1 April 1945 ...  The 96th assaulted and cracked the fanatically defended enemy defense lines, TanabaruNishibaru, 17-23 April...”  Source:  90th Infantry Division Details; website: togetherweserved.com.

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OGROSKY

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OGROSKY, FRANK (1924-1995), U. S. ARMY, WWII.

Hometown:  JEFF, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Other Residence:  Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. 

Date of Birth:  6 January 1924, Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Anna Tackett and Walter Ogrosky, Sr. (born Poland).  Anna died in 1943 and Walter, Sr. died in 1945.  Their
4 sons were serving in the military in World War II.  No one was available to be guardians for 4 of their 5 daughters.  The girls were placed in the care of the Kentucky Baptist Children’s Home in Glendale in Hardin County.

Note:  Other spellings of Walter’s last name:  Wladyska, Wladislaw, Wladisl; Okorosky, Okurowski.

Spouse:  Renee.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  19 October 1942 at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Unknown.   

Date of Death:  11 December 1995.

Place of Death:  Pennsylvania.

Source:  Wendell Ray Ogrosky.

NOTE:  I placed Frank Ogrosky 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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OGROSKY, JOE (1922 - 1984), U. S. ARMY, WWII.

Hometown:  JEFF, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Other Residence:  Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

Date of Birth:  12 October 1922 per U. S. Department of Affairs BIRLS.

Son of: Anna Tackett and Walter Ogrosky, Sr. (born Poland).  Anna died in 1943 and Walter, Sr. died in 1945.  Their 4 sons were serving in the military in World War II.  No one was available to be guardians for 4 of their 5 daughters.  The girls were placed in the care of the Kentucky Baptist Children’s Home in Glendale in Hardin County. 

Note:  Other spellings of Walter’s last name:  Wladyska, Wladislaw, Wladisl; Okorosky, Okurowski.

Spouse:  Katherine.

Entered Service From:  Unknown.

Enlistment Date:  18 October 1939.  Released:  5 October 1945.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Date of Death:  10 October 1984.

Occupation:  Chef, The Old Roosevelt Hotel, Kansas City.

Cemetery:  Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

Source:  Wendell Ray Ogrosky.

NOTE:  I placed Joe Ogrosky 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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OGROSKY, JOHN "JOHNNY" (1921 - 1940), DIED OF ACCIDENT, PRE-WWII.

Hometown:  JEFF, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth:  19 August 1921 in Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of: Anna Tackett and Walter Ogrosky, Sr. (born Poland).  Anna died in 1943 and Walter, Sr. died in 1945.  Their 4 sons were serving in the military in World War II.  No one was available to be guardians for 4 of their 5 daughters.  The girls were placed in the care of the Kentucky Baptist Children’s Home in Glendale in Hardin County. 

Note:  Other spellings of Walter’s last name:  Wladyska, Wladislaw, Wladisl; Okorosky, Okurowski.

30 July 1940:  U. S. Army, Private, Soldier at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Date of Death:  31 July 1940.  Original Death Record:  “Auto Accident, Dislocation of Neck, Ruptured Liver, Fractured Ribs, Auto Left the Road, Turned .... (Slammed? Into a) Tree.”

Place of Death: Road # 367, East of Emerson, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.

Burial:  3 August 1940 at Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky.

Family Information:  Johnny Ogrosky was serving in the military.  He was with a unit, which had jeeps with machine guns mounted in the back.  Normally, when a jeep was moving or parked, the machine gun was fastened down, unable to move.  Johnny was driving the jeep, not knowing that the gunner had not locked the gun in stationary place.  The gun swung around and decapitated Johnny.  Source:  Wendell Ray Ogrosky.

NOTE:  I placed Johnny Ogrosky 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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OGROSKY, STANLEY (1920-2004), U. S. ARMY, ICELAND, WWII.

Hometown:  JEFF, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Other Residence:  London, Laurel County, Kentucky.

Date of Birth:  12 November 1920, Perry County, Kentucky per Kentucky Birth Index.

Son of:  Anna Tackett and Walter Ogrosky, Sr. (born Poland).  Anna died in 1943 and Walter, Sr. died in 1945.  Their 4 sons were serving in the military in World War II.  No one was available to be guardians for 4 of their 5 daughters.  The girls were placed in the care of the Kentucky Baptist Children’s Home in Glendale in Hardin County. 

Note:  Other spellings of Walter’s last name:  Wladyska, Wladislaw, Wladisl; Okorosky, Okurowski.

Spouse:  Martha A. Martin, daughter of Malinda Combs Martin and Alexander Martin.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  9 September 1942, Cincinnati, Ohio.

10 February 1943:  Private Stanley Ogrosky, a Non-enlisted Passenger of USS CHATEAU THIERRY, sailing from Boston, Massachusetts.  Was he on his way to Iceland?

Rank:  Corporal.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army Air Corps.  Bomb Crew.

Combat Organization:  Unknown.  Served in Reykjavik, Iceland and England.

Locations:  Stanley traveled by train from Fort Thomas, Kentucky to western Oregon.  Transferred by train to Riverside, California.  Transferred by ship to Iceland.  Previously, he had received desert training warfare, which was useless in Iceland.  Transferred and shipped to England.  He was head of a bomb crew for the planes that bombed Europe.  He fused the bombs and loaded them onto the planes.  He returned to the United States by ship.  Source:  Interview of Wendell Ray Ogrosky. 

Date of Death:  14 November 2004.

Place of Death:  London Hospital, London, Laurel County, Kentucky.

Cemetery:  Davis Cemetery, London, Laurel County, Kentucky.

Source:  Wendell Ray Ogrosky.

NOTE:  I placed Stanley Ogrosky 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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OGROSKY, WALTER, JR. (1919-1989), U. S. ARMY, WWII.

Hometown:  JEFF, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Other Residence:  Letcher County, Kentucky.  Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.

Date of Birth:  3 September 1919.

Son of:  Anna Tackett and Walter Ogrosky, Sr. (born Poland). Anna died in 1943 and Walter, Sr. died in 1945.  Their 4 sons were serving in the military in World War II.  No one was available to be guardians for 4 of their 5 daughters.  The girls were placed in the care of the Kentucky Baptist Children’s Home in Glendale in Hardin County.  

Note:  Other spellings of Walter’s last name:  Wladyska, Wladislaw, Wladisl; Okorosky, Okurowski.

Spouse:  Kate Pyburn, daughter of Molly Tipton Pyburn and Robert Edgar Pyburn.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  24 November 1939.  Released:  28 October 1944.

1940:  Private Walter Ogrosky, Soldier, 19th FA, 5th Division, Fort Knox, Hardin County, Kentucky.

Rank:  Private.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Unknown.

Date of Death:  12 January 1989.

Place of Death:  Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.

Cemetery:  Miama Valley Memory Garden, Springboro, Warren County, Ohio.

Source:  Wendell Ray Ogrosky.

NOTE:  I placed Walter Ogrosky, 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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OLIVER

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OLIVER, DARWIN KINGSLEY “DEEK” (1915-1944) KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE IN WWII.

Hometown:  HAZARD, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.

Date of Birth:  7 January 1915, Perry County, Kentucky.

Son of:  Opsie Davidson and William W. Oliver.

Grandson of:  Mary Jane Spencer and Elijah Combs Davidson.

Great-grandson of:  Louisa Duff and John Calvin Spencer.

Great-great-grandson of:  Margaret Bowling and Joseph Spencer.

Great-great-great-grandson of:  Mary Pennington and Jesse Bowling.

Graduated Military School:  GRADUATE of WEST POINT CLASS of 1939, United States. Military Academy.  Source:  U. S., Select Military Registers, 1862-1985.

Entered Service From: Kentucky.

Military Date:  2 October 1940.

Service Number:  021941.

Rank:  Major.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army Infantry.

Combat Organization:  3rd Battalion, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division.  (Source:  Eric Ackerman on Findagrave.)

War From The Gound Up, The 90th Division In WWII by John Colby, Source for the following:
< 3 July 1944, France:  “... the 90th Division began its ... assault on ... Foret de Mont Castre ... known as Hill 122.”  
< 5 July 1944, France:  “The 357th ran into heavy resistance at Beau Coudray.”
< 10 July 1944, France:  “... the 357th formed another J Co. of 120 cooks, mechanics, clerks, etc. and put it in a defensive position near Beau Coudray, which was held by the Germans.  In six days of fighting the 357th had 851 casualties, including 160 killed in action.”
< 25 July 1944:  Operation COBRA Began.

Date of Death:  25 July 1944.  Died on Active Duty.  KILLED IN ACTION.

Place of Death:  FRANCE, WWII.

Status:  KILLED IN ACTION.

Disposition:  BURIED.

Burial:  Battlefield Burial Unknown.

Repatriated, Interment Date:  30 April 1948

Cemetery:  U. S. Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York. Campaigns, Battles, Theatres.  Normandy Campaign, Foret de Mont Castre aka Hill 122, Beau Coudray, European Theatre.

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

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

Note:  “July 25 [1944] marks the beginning of two operations; one American, called Cobra, the other British, called Spring...At the evening of July 25, the front line moved only by 2 kilometers towards the south.”  Source:  The Battle of Normandy, Daily Chronicle of the Battle of Normandy, Tuesday, July 25th 1944.  Website: dday-overlord.com.

NOTE:  I placed my fifth-cousin-2-times-removed, Darwin Kingsley Oliver, 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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OWENS

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OWENS, HARVE JR. (1921-1941), DIED NON BATTLE IN PEACETIME, USA. PRE-WAR.

Hometown:  HARDBURLEY, Perry County, Kentucky.

Date of Birth:  14 January 1921 in Riseland, West Virginia, per Death Index.

Son Of:  Huldia Bush and Harve Owens, Sr.

Grandson of:  Armelda Combs and Thomas Owens.

Great-grandson of:  Rachel Combs and James Owens.

Third-great-grandson of :  Rachel Clements and Henry Harrison Combs, Sr.

Entered Service From:  Kentucky.

Enlistment Date:  19 October 1939.

Service Number:  6985904.

Rank:  Private First Class.

Branch of Service:  U. S. Army.

Combat Organization:  Anti-Tank Company, 11th Infantry.

Date of Death: 14 June 1941.

Place of Death:  Fort Custer, Charleston, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.

Status:  DIED NON BATTLE, In Peacetime, Pre-World War II.

Cemetery:  Pigeon Roost, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.  Headstone Application signed 11 December 1941 by Harve Owens, Sr. of Hardburley, 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:  HARVE OWENS JR. carved within the WWII military section on PLACE OF THE PATRIOTS, a memorial located in Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.

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