KNOTT COUNTY, KENTUCKY MILITARY LEGACY

Written and Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

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KNOTT COUNTY, KENTUCKY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, A - M

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WORLD WAR II

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AMBURGEY

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SONS OF TANDY AMBURGEY
HALF-BROTHERS: JOHN JESS AMBURGEY AND ROBERT AMBURGEY



AMBURGEY, JOHN JESS AMBURGEY (1918-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR WII.
HOMETOWN:  Carr Creek, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  25 September 1918, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Amelda Combs and Tandy Amburgey.
GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Young and Richard Combs.
GRANDPARENTS:  Hannah Martin and Ambrose W. Amburgey.
HALF-BROTHER:  Robert Amburgey (1913-1984), U. S. Army, World War II.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  21 March 1942 at Fort Thomas Newport, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  15 June 1944, Discharge By Death.
SERVICE NUMBER:  15112418.
RANK:  Private First Class. 
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  U. S. Army, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  15 June 1944, KIA, World War II.
FIRST BURIAL:  First Burial Currently Unknown.
SECOND BURIAL:  St. Mere Eglise No. 1 – Carentan, France.
REPATRIATED:  Yes, 15 June 1948.  Date of Interment, 16 June 1948.
THIRD BURIAL; CEMETERY:  Mill Springs National Cemetery, Nancy, Pulaski County, Kentucky. 
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. Burial Registers, Military Posts and National Cemeteries.  U. S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead.  U. S. Veterans Gravesites.































MBURGEY, ROBERT AMBURGEY (1913-1984), UNITED STATES ARMY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  River, Letcher County, Kentucky.  Liberty, Jackson County, Michigan.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  12 October 1913, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Sarah and Tandy Amburgey.
HALF-BROTHER:  John Jess Amburgey (1918-1944), Killed In Action, World War II.
SPOUSE:  Josephine Marie Glasscock.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:
ENLISTMENT DATE:  8 May 1941 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
DISCHARGE DATE:  23 August 1945.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  United States Army.
DATE OF DEATH:  1 August 1984.
CEMETERY:  Gum Springs Cemetery, Longview Heights, Harrison County, Texas.                                                                SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records.

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COMBS

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COMBS, ARVEL LEE (1924-1945), KILLED IN ACTION, KAMIKAZI ATTACK ON THE USS CASSIN YOUNG (DESTROYER DD793), PACIFIC THEATRE, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Laurel Fork of Quicksand, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.    
DATE OF BIRTH:  16 October 1924.
PARENTS:  Madge Maggie Huff and Bryan Combs.
GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Smith and Martin Huff.
GRANDPARENTS:  Clarinda Gayheart and John Sylvester Combs.
UNCLE:  Beckham Combs (1903-1992), Whitesburg High School Teacher and Football Coach, Superintendent of Knott County School System, Powerful and Respected Political Leader.  
UNCLE:  Pearl Combs (1908-1988), Vicco High School and Hindman High School Teacher and Basketball Coach.  In 1943, the Hindman High School Basketball Team, Coached by Pearl Combs, won the Kentucky High School State Basketball Championship.  In 1993, Coach Pearl Combs was inducted into the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Sports Hall of Fame.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  8 July 1943 in Huntington, West Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE:  30 July 1945, Discharge By Death.
SERVICE NUMBER:  8283658.
RANK:  Fireman First Class, F1c.  Plank Owner, on board ship 31 December 1943, the Day of Commissioning of USS CASSIN YOUNG.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Navy.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  USS CASSIN YOUNG (DD793), World War II.                                                                        BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES of USS CASSIN YOUNG:  Pacific Theatre.  “Combat in the Carolina Islands.  Battle of Leyte Gulf.  Battle of Cape Engano.  Supported Marine Operations on Iwo Jima.  Battle of Okinawa, D-Day 1 April 1945, assumed the position of a radar picket ship.  The ship survived two kamikazi attacks.  Awarded the Navy Unit Commendation.” Source:  nps.gov, National Park Service, USS CASSIN YOUNG DD793.
DATE OF DEATH:  30 July 1945, Okinawa, Japan.  “... killed in a Kamikazi attack off Okinawa on July 30, 1945 ... aboard the USS CASSIN YOUNG (DD793) Destroyer ...” – Richard  Tourangeau, InterpRanger (retired, US NPS, Boston, MA.
USS CASSIN YOUNG DD793, 1 AUGUST 1945, REPORT OF CHANGES:  Arvel Lee Combs 828 36 58 F1c USNR, Died, Killed In Action, 30 July 1945.
USS CASSIN YOUNG, A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK, DISPLAYED IN BOSTON, WITH A MEMORIAL PLAQUE LISTING HER ULTIMATE SACRIFICE SAILORS.
CEMETERY:  J. S. Combs Cemetery, Vest, Knott County, Kentucky.
MEMORIALIZED:  The USS CASSIN YOUNG “... is a museum ship at the Boston National Historical Park ...  There is a memorial plaque on board listing all the names of those killed.” – Richard Tourangeau, InterpRanger (retired), US NPS, Boston, MA.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  National Park Service, USS CASSIN YOUNG, nps.gov.  Richard Tourangeau, InterpRanger (retired, US NPS, Boston, MA.  USS CASSIN YOUNG (DD793); navsource.org.  U. S. Headstone Application for Military Veterans.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead.  U. S. World War II Muster Rolls.
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-one-time-removed, Arvel Lee Combs 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.















COMBS, MARLITT VERNON (1916-1977), WOUNDED IN ACTION, KAMAKAZI ATTACK ON LIBERTY SHIP, SS KYLE V. JOHNSON, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Vicco, Perry County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  20 November 1916, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Hattie Sturgill and Dr. Robert F. Combs, Dentist.
GRANDPARENTS:  Rhoda Cornett and Spencer Combs.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Margret “Peggy” Kelley and William Lorenzo Combs.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Adeline Brashear and Robert Samuel Cornett.
SPOUSE:  Lorna Thacker.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
SERVICE NUMBER:  9588278.
RANK:  Seaman First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Navy Reserves.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  SS KYLE V. JOHNSON, Liberty Ship, United States Navy, World War II.                                 BATTLE OF THE PHILIPPINES:
~ “ ... 12 January 1945, a plane hit KYLE V. JOHNSON in her No. 3 hold.  ... Flames broke out on the ship.  One Armed Guard was burned, and there were many Army casualties. ”  Source: navy.mil.
~ “There were 500 Army Troops and 2,500 tons of vehicles and gasoline aboard the KYLE V. JOHNSON ... on 12 January 1945, in a 100-ship convoy about evenly divided between ships and LSTs.  ... the convoy was attacked by six or more planes, one of which crashed into the starboard side of the JOHNSON at number three hatch.  The engine plowed through the hull-plating into a “tween decks crowded with troops and thence into the lower hold.  Said a survivor:  There was a blinding flash and an explosion so heavy it blew the steel hatch beams higher than the flying bridge.  The ship dropped out of convoy to fight the fire, extinguished the flames, and then rejoined the fleet, but with 129 men killed and many injured.”  Source:  armed-guard.com; The Pacific.
WOUNDED IN ACTION:  12 January 1945, Marlitt V. Combs, SS KYLE V. JOHNSON, S1c.
USS LST 464, SPECIAL MEDICAL UNIT:  20 January 1945, Received on board from the SS KYLE JOHNSON for treatment.  20 January 1945, Transferred to the U. S. A. H. S. MARIGOLD, a United States Army Hospital Ship, for treatment.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle of the Philippines.
PURPLE HEART MEDAL, WOUNDED IN ACTION.
DATE OF DEATH:  15 July 1977.
CEMETERY:  Terry Family Cemetery, Langley, Floyd County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Battle of the Philippines; navy.mil.  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  The Pacific; armed-guard.com.  U. S. Navy Armed Guards Killed and Wounded on U. S. and foreign ships during World War II; usmm.org.  U. S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-2-times-removed, Marlitt Vernon Combs 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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CORNETT

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CORNETT, COLLIE BULAN (1920-1981), WOUNDED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Big Branch, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  River Fork of Troublesome, Knott County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  18 December 1920, Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky.  Nickname, "Buckhead."
PARENTS:  Rhoda Martin and Daniel Cornett, U. S. Military Veteran per 1930 Census.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Everage and Sheridan Martin.
GRANDPARENTS:  Susanna Smith and Robert S. Cornett.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Lydia Caudill and Nathaniel Cornett.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Ann Everage and William Cornett.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Turner and Solomon Everage.
SPOUSE:  Irene Bowen.
EMPLOYER:  Newport News Ship Building and Dry Dock Company.
REGISTRATION DATE:  16 February 1942.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  9 June 1942.
DISCHARGE DATE:  12 October 1945.
SERVICE NUMBER:  390180
RANK:  Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Engineers, U. S. Marine Corps.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Headquarters, 1st Battalion, 18th Marines (Engineers), 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, World War II.  Company A, 1st Battalion, 18th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, Marianas Islands, World War II.
CAMP ELLIOTT, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA:  October 1942.
WOUNDED IN ACTION:  3 July 1944, Marianas Islands, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  14 September 1981.
CEMETERY:  Brown Cemetery, Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Appalachia Crossroads The Caudill Family by Clayton R. Cox, 1993.  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.  U. S. Marine Corps Casualty Indexes, 1940-1958.  U. S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.
NOTE:  I placed my third-cousin-two-times-removed, Collie Bulan Cornett 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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EVERIDGE

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EVERIDGE, R. B. (1919-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, FRANCE, WORLD WAR II.
ALTERNATE SPELLING:  Everage.
HOMETOWN:  Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Carrie and Knott County, Kentucky.  Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana.
DATE OF BIRTH:  12 August 1919, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Pearl Perkins and Solomon “Punch” Everage.
SPOUSE:  Eloise Cowan, Marriage Ended In Divorce.
SON:  Michael Dean Everidge.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  8 July 1941 at Fort Thomas Newport, Kentucky, Divorced.
DISCHARGE DATE:  5 August 1944, Discharge By Death.
SERVICE NUMBER:  35126783.
RANK:  Technical Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, World War II.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  Silver Star Medal.  Purple Heart Medal.
DATE OF DEATH:  5 August 1944, Killed In Action, France, World War II.  On that date, the Command Post was Les Loges-Sur-Brecey, Manche, France.
STATUS:  Killed In Action.  Buried.
TEMPORARY CEMETERY:  3555.
CEMETERY:  Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-James, Basse-Normandie, France.  Block F, Row 10, Grave 8.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Indiana Marriages.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. Headstone and Interment Records for U. S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945.  U. S. World War II Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.  World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas.

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HALL

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HALL, HASADORE “FUZZY” SR. (1915-1961), U. S. ARMY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Sassafras, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Upper Beaver, Knott County, Kentucky.  Vicco, Perry County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  15 March 1915.
PARENTS:  Mary “Polly” Hall and William “Speck” Hall.
GRANDPARENTS:  Malinda Huff and Floyd Hall, parents of Mary.
GRANDPARENTS:  Malinda Johnson and Samuel Hall, parents of William.
OCCUPATION:  Owner and Operator of Percy and Fuzzy’s Place and of Fuzzy Hall’s Liquor Store in Vicco, Perry County, Kentucky.
SPOUSE:  Percia “Percy” Johnson, owner and operator of Percy’s Restaurant in Vicco, Perry County, Kentucky.
SON:  Hasadore Hall, Jr.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
REGISTRATION DATE:  16 October 1940.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  13 October 1943 at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana.
DISCHARGE DATE:  28 November 1945.
SERVICE NUMBER:  35734242.
RANK:  Technican Grade 5.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  FAAUS Battery, Co C, 50th Field Artillery Battalion, 5th Division Artillery, U. S. Army, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  3 March 1961.
CEMETERY:  Rest Haven Cemetery, Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky.SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Death Record.  U. S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.

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HOLLIDAY

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HOLLIDAY, BURNICE (1923-1944), U. S. MARINE CORPS, MISSING IN ACTION, ATTACK ON SAIPAN, WWII.
HOMETOWN:  Fisty, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  2 July 1923, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Georgian Hollifield and Elisha E. Holliday.
GRANDPARENTS:  Martha Hurt and Thomas W. Hollifield.
GRANDPARENTS:  Haney Fugate and Elijah Holliday.
BROTHERS:  James Madison Holliday.  Thomas Holliday.  Benjamin Holliday.
SISTER:  Ocia / Osha Holliday.
UNCLE:  Samuel A. Hollifield.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  22 January 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  19 June 1944, Discharge By Death.
SERVICE NUMBER:  364024.
RANK:  Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Marine Corps.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, Reinforced, U. S Marine Corps, U. S. Marine Corps, WWII.
ATTACK ON GUADALCANAL:  “The 8th Marines loaded on board the transports USS HUNTER LIGGETT, PRESIDENT HAYES (AP-39) and BARNETT (AP-11) and sailed on 25 October 1942.”  Source: A Brief History of the 8th Marines by James S. Santelli, 1976.
USS PRESIDENT HAYES, NAVY ATTACK TRANSPORT SHIP, AT SEA:  October 1942, On Board, Private Burnice Holliday, U. S. Marine.
ATTACK ON SAIPAN:
~ “D-Day was slated for 15 June 1944. ... fighting for the 8th Marines increased on 17 June 1944 ... the 1st battalion moved out of their position and struck inland.”  Source:  A Brief History of the 8th Marines by James S. Santelli, 1976.
~ “Saipan.  1st Battalion 8th Marines landed with the 8th Marine Regiment on Green Beach on 15 June 1944.”  Source:  wikipedia.org
DATE OF DEATH:  19 June 1944, Attack on Saipan, WWII.
STATUS:  Killed In Action, Missing In Action or Buried At Sea.
CEMETERY:  Tablets of the Missing, Honolulu Memorial, Hawaii, Missing In Action or Buried At Sea.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  Purple Heart Medal.
SOURCES:  A Brief History of the 8th Marines by James S. Santelli, History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps, 1976.  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  Monuments Wall, Honolulu National Cemetery.  U. S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls.  Wikipedia.org.  World War II Memorial Registry, National Archives and ABMC Tablets of the Missing.  World War II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties.  WWI, WWII and Korean War Casualty Listings.

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HOWARD

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SONS OF BESSIE CALHOUN AND SAMUEL HOWARD, SR.:
SAMUEL HOWARD, JR., KILLED IN ACTION, WWII.  TALMADGE G. HOWARD, WWII. 
TOUNSEL HOWARD, POST-WWII, KOREAN WAR AND VIETNAM WAR.

1940 U. S. CENSUS, KENTUCKY, CARROLL COUNTY,
Talmadge Howard, age 14, Hired Hand of Alice and John T. Adams.
Talmadge resided in Fayette County, Kentucky in 1935.

1940 U. S. CENSUS, KENTUCKY, WOODFORD COUNTY, METHODIST ORPHAN HOME
BROTHERS:  Samuel Howard, inmate, age 16.  Tounsel Howard, inmate, age 11.
Samuel and Tounsel were inmates in the orphanage in 1935.















HOWARD, SAMUEL J., JR. (1923-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Left Fork of Troublesome, Knott County, Kentucky.  Versailles, Woodford County, Kentucky.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  11 November 1923, Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Bessie Calhoun and Samuel Howard, Sr.  Did Bessie next marry Mr. Thacker of Leburn, Knott County, Kentucky?
BROTHERS:  Talmadege G. “Jake” Howard.  Tounsel Howard.
SISTERS:  Glenna Howard.  Onida Howard.
AUNT:  Dora Calhoun, who married James Elbert Perkins.  Dora and James were the parents of Kentucky Congressman, Carl D. Perkins (1912-1984).
COUSIN:  Carl D. Perkins (1912-1984), World War II Veteran, Democrat, Member of the U. S. House of Representatives from Kentucky’s Seventh District from 1949 until his unexpected death.
GRANDPARENTS:  Barbara Ellen Patrick and David H. Calhoun.
1935, METHODIST ORPHAN HOME INMATE, age about 11.
1940 CENSUS:  Kentucky, Woodford County, METHODIST ORPHAN HOME.  Samuel Howard, age 16, single, born Kentucky, residing in the same orphanage in 1935.
REGISTRATION DATE:  30 June 1942.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  25 July 1944, Discharged By Death, Battle of Guam.
SERVICE NUMBER:  408215.
RANK:  Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Marine Corps.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company G, 2nd BN, 21st MAR, 3rd MARDIV, FMF, Marianas Islands, United States Marine Corps Reserves, World War II.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  The Battle of Guam (21 July – 10 August 1944).
                                                                      ~ W – DAY, 21 July 1944:  At 0808 an air observer shouted into his microphone, “First wave on the beach!”  The battle was on with:  “Troops ashore on all beaches.”
~ Fonte Ridge:  “The 21st Marines in the center held up its advance on 22 July ...”
Source:  Liberation:  Marines in the Recapture of Guam by Cyril J. O’Brien; ibiblio.org.
DATE OF DEATH:  25 July 1944, Killed In Action during the Battle of Guam.
THREE DAYS LATER:  On 28 July 1944, Imperial Japanese Army General, Takeshi Takashina was Killed In Action during the Battle of Guam.
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
BURIAL:  Yes.
CEMETERY, SECOND BURIAL:  Honolulu Memorial, Plot M, Ro 1, Grave 1102, Honolulu, Hawaii, World War II.
MONUMENT:  Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  Purple Heart.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  Liberation:  Marines in the Recapture of Guam by Cyril J. O’Brien.  U. S. Marine Corps Casualty Indexes.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.  World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas.  World War II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties.  WWI, WWII and Korean War Casualty Listings.
NOTE:  I placed Samuel Howard, Jr. on my ~ Lowe Stephenson Rose Burchfield Murphy Whitt; Littleton Caudill Salisbury Crace Adams Wiley Webb Boone ~ Paternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.














HOWARD, TALMADGE G. (1925-2008), WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Left Fork of Troublesome, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  22 June 1925, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Bessie Calhoun and Samuel Howard, Sr.  Did Bessie next marry Mr. Thacker of Leburn, Knott County, Kentucky?
BROTHERS:  Samuel Howard.  Tounsel Howard.
SISTERS:  Glenna Howard.  Onida Howard.
AUNT:  Dora Calhoun, who married James Elbert Perkins.  Dora and James were the parents of Kentucky Congressman, Carl D. Perkins (1912-1984).
COUSIN:  Carl D. Perkins (1912-1984), World War II Veteran, Democrat, Member of the U. S. House of Representatives from Kentucky’s Seventh District from 1949 until his unexpected death.
GRANDPARENTS:  Barbara Ellen Patrick and David H. Calhoun.
SPOUSE:  Joy Lee Sparks.
1940 CENSUS:  Kentucky, Carroll County, Talmadge Howard, age 14, single, hired hand.
REGISTRATION DATE:  16 June 1943.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  15 July 1944.
DISCHARGE DATE:  22 August 1946.
SERVICE NUMBER:  9875497.
RANK:  Firefighter.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Navy.
DATE OF DEATH:  25 October 2008.
CEMETERY:  Franklinton Cemetery, Franklinton, Henry County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.  U. S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.  
NOTE:  I placed Talmadge G. Howard on my ~ Lowe Stephenson Rose Burchfield Murphy Whitt; Littleton Caudill Salisbury Crace Adams Wiley Webb Boone ~ Paternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


HOWARD, TOUNSEL (1928-1979), POST WWII, KOREAN WAR AND VIETNAM WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  28 October 1928.
PARENTS:  Bessie Calhoun and Samuel Howard, Sr.  Did Bessie next marry Mr. Thacker of Leburn, Knott County, Kentucky?
BROTHERS:  Samuel Howard, Jr.  Talmadege G. “Jake” Howard.
SISTERS:  Glenna Howard.  Onida Howard.
AUNT:  Dora Calhoun, who married James Elbert Perkins.  Dora and James were the parents of Kentucky Congressman, Carl D. Perkins (1912-1984).
COUSIN:  Carl D. Perkins (1912-1984), World War II Veteran, Democrat, Member of the U. S. House of Representatives from Kentucky’s Seventh District from 1949 until his unexpected death.
GRANDPARENTS:  Barbara Ellen Patrick and David H. Calhoun.
1940 CENSUS:  Kentucky, Woodford County, Methodist Orphan Home, Tounsel Howard, inmate, age 11, born Kentucky.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  14 March 1946 in Louisville, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  5 March 1955.  31 March 1966.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Air Corps?
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  United States Army.
DATE OF DEATH:  11 August 1979, Fayette County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Kentucky Birth Index.  Kentucky Death Index.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records.
NOTE:  I placed Tounsel Howard on my ~ Lowe Stephenson Rose Burchfield Murphy Whitt; Littleton Caudill Salisbury Crace Adams Wiley Webb Boone ~ Paternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

















HOWARD, WILLIAM PAUL (1922-1964), UNITED STATES ARMY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Sassafras, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Montgomery Creek, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  12 September 1922 in Ivis, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Madge Sparkman and Alonzo Howard.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Maggard and William M. Howard.
GRANDPARENTS:  Rachel Inis Amburgey and John Sparkman.
SISTER:  Verbena Howard, a Vicco Grade School School Teacher, who married James Frances Sampsell, U. S. Navy Sailor, WWII.
SPOUSE:  Myrtle Kedith Luttrell, first wife.  Matilda Caudill, second wife.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  17 November 1940 at Fort Thomas Newport, Kentucky.  6 July 1945.
RANK:  Private First Class.
                                                                                                                                                             BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Headquarters Co. 1st BN, 10th Infantry, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  27 September 1964 in Broward County, Florida.
CEMETERY:  Rest Haven Cemetery, Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Florida Death index.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards. NOTE:  I placed William Paul Howard 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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JONES

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JONES, NELSON (1912-2003), WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  18 February 1912 in Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Sarah Craft and John Alvis Jones.
SPOUSE:  Anna Louise Sheegog.
OCCUPATION:  Teacher and Principal.
~ 1935, Vicco High School Teacher, Vicco, Perry County, Kentucky.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
REGISTRATION DATE:  16 October 1940.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  4 September 1943 in Huntington, West Virginia.  25 September 1943.
DISCHARGE DATE:  21 January 1946.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
DATE OF DEATH:  5 February 2003.
SOURCES:  Census.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.  U. S.  World War II Draft Cards.  U. S. World War II Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.
NOTE:  I placed my fifth-cousin-two-times-removed, Nelson Jones 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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MILLER

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SONS OF ELIZABETH PARKS AND JOHN A. MILLER:
BERLIN MILLER AND TENSIL OLIVER MILLER.

 































MILLER, BERLIN (1905-1973), UNITED STATES NAVY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.  Lewis County, Kentucky.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  14 January 1905 in Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth Parks and John A. Miller, Spanish American War.
SPOUSE:  Myrtle May James.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
FIRST ENLISTMENT:  U. S. Army.
FIRST SERVICE, LETTER DATED 26 NOVEMBER 1923, TO MYRTLE FROM BERLIN OF COMPANY C, 10TH INFANTRY, FORT THOMAS, KENTUCKY.
SECOND ENLISTMENT DATE:  29 December 1941, U. S. Navy, World War II.
DISCHARGE DATE:  3 March 1945.
HONORABE DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE:  Berlin Miller, a Aviation Machinist’s Mate, Second Class V6 USNR ... Discharged from the United States Naval Hospital, Oakland, California and from the Naval Service of the United States this third day of March 1945.
REGISTRATION DATE:  16 October 1940.
RANK:  Aviation Machinist’s Mate, Second Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Navy.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Aviation Machinist’s Mate, Second Class, V6 USNR, WWII.
DATE OF DEATH:  15 April 1973, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Evans Cemetery, Vanceburg, Lewis County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Death Index.  Personal Letter from Berlin Miller to Myrtle May James.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death Files.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.
NOTE:  I placed Berlin Miller 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.


















MILLER, TENSIL OLIVER (1913-1987), U. S. NAVY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Morris Lick Road, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  31 July 1913 in Virginia.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth Parks and John A. Miller, Spanish American War.
SPOUSE:  Ivory Mae Holt.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
REGISTRATION DATE:  16 October 1940.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  11 March 1944.
DISCHARGE DATE:  13 December 1945.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Navy.
DATE OF DEATH:  2 October 1987.
CEMETERY:  Maple Hill Cemetery, Plainfield, Hindricks County, Indiana.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Indiana Death Certificates.  U. S. Department of Vetrans Affair BIRLS Death File.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.  Virginia Birth Records.                                                                                                                                                  NOTE:  I placed Tensil Oliver Miller 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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