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, N - Z

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WORLD WAR II

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NOBLE

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NOBLE, MONTE P. (1921-1944), KILLED IN ACTION, ITALY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Anco, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Military Reservation Post Home Station, Fort Thomas, Kentucky
DATE OF BIRTH:  17 or 19 May 1921 in Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Malinda Francis and W. Daniel Noble, U. S. Army Service from 1910 to 1919, World War I.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
1935 RESIDENCE:  Anco, Knott County, Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  October 1939.
DISCHARGE DATE:  7 June 1944, Discharged By Death.
SERVICE NUMBER:  6666850.
RANK:  Staff Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  10th Infantry, 5th Division.  Company A, 7th? or 1st? or 2nd? Infantry Regiment, 3rd or 43rd Infantry Division, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  7 June 1944, Killed In Action, Italy, World War II.
BURIAL:  Yes.
REPATRIATED:  Yes, 1948.
BATTLEFIELD CEMETERY:  Currently Unknown.
FIRST U. S. A. CEMETERY:  Cornett Hill Cemetery.
SECOND U. S. A. CEMETERY:  Rest Haven Cemetery, Jeff, Perry County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. Headstone applications for Military Veterans.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945.
NOTE:  I placed Montie P. Noble 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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PERKINS

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PERKINS, KEITH (1917-1942), USMC, KILLED IN ACTION AT GUADALCANAL, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Ivis, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky.  Trace Fork of Troublesome, Knott County, Kentucky.  Perry County, Kentucky.  U. S. Naval Air Station, Marine Barracks, Pleasant Grove, Escambria County, Florida.
DATE OF BIRTH:  16 April 1917, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Alice Jones and Charles Perkins.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  5 February 1940.
On April 9, 1940, Keith Perkins was listed as U. S. Marine, Private First Class, living in the Marine Barracks in Florida on the U. S. Census.
DISCHARGE DATE:  14 September 1942, Discharge By Death, Killed In Action.
SERVICE NUMBER:  256535.
RANK:  Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Parachute Battalion, U. S. Marine Corps.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company A, First Parachute Battalion, Division Special Troops, First Marine Division, Fleet marine Force, United States Marines, World War II.
U. S. MARINE CORPS MUSTER ROLLS:
~ JULY 1942:  U. S. Marine Sergeant Keith Perkins, USS HEYWOOD – At Sea.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  BATTLE OF GUADALCANAL.
DATE OF DEATH:  14 September 1942, Killed In Action, Battle of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, World War II.
STATUS:  Killed In Action.FIRST BURIAL:  Guadalcanal Cemetery, Solomon Island.                                                      REPATRIATED:  Yes.  Interment Date, 11 March 1949.  Remarks:  “World War II DEAD.  From Guadalcanal Cemetery, Solomon Island.  Flag Sent OQMG Form 315 mailed May 26, 1949.  Interment in the National memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, T. H. (Territory of Hawaii).”
CEMETERY:  Second Burial, 1949.  National Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii, Territory of Hawaii, which attained statehood in 1959.  Plot F, Grave 38.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  Purple Heart Medal.
SOURCES:  Census.  Kentucky Birth Index.  Findagrave.  U. S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls.  U. S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms.  U. S. Navy Casualties Books.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945.  U. S. Veteran’s Gravesites.  World War II Memorial Registry.  World War II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties, Kentucky, Killed In Action.
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-one-time-removed, Keith Perkins 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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PIGMAN

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PIGMAN, ALGER BART (1898-1986), DOCTOR, U. S. ARMY MEDICAL CORPS, D-DAY, NORMANDY INVASION, WW II.
HOMETOWN:  Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Elkhorn Coal Company, Estil-Glo, Floyd County, Kentucky.  Carrs Fork Coal Company, Allock, Perry County, Kentucky.  Vicco, Perry County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH: 6 June 1898, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Sarah Jane Pigman and Elhannon Pigman.
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS: Nancy Smith and James M. Pigman.
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:  Rhoda Cornett and James Madison Pigman.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Rachel Smith and John Cornett, Sr.
CHILDREN:  Peggy, Sarah and Nancy.
OCCUPATION:  Physician.
SPOUSE:  Edith Lois Ricks.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 August 1942.  DISCHARGE DATE:  9 February 1946.
SERVICE NUMBER:  1685215.
RANK:  Captain.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army Medical Corps.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  United States Army Medical Corps.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Invasion of Normandy.
D-DAY, 6 JUNE 1944:  Medical Doctor Alger B. Pigman landed on the beach at Normandy, France.
15 OCTOBER 1945, CAMP HOME RUN:  Doctor Pigman was waiting to board a ship back to the United States.                               17 OCTOBER 1945, USS JAMES PARKER:  The ship sailed from Le Havre, France. Doctor Pigman was a passenger on board.  The war was over, and he was returning home.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  Bronze Star.  Army Commendation Medal.  The Award of Merit.
DATE OF DEATH:  31 December 1986, Fayette County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Riverside Cemetery, Hazard, Perry County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Death Index.  Newspaper Obituary.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.  WWII Passenger List, Casual, U. S. Military Vessel.
NOTE:  I placed my third-cousin-two-times-removed, Dr. Alger Bart Pigman 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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PRATT

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PRATT, OBREEN (1921-1955), UNITED STATES ARMY, WORLD WAR II
HOMETOWN:  Sassafras, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Daisy and Vicco in Perry County, Kentucky.     
DATE OF BIRTH:  8 July 1921, Daisy, Perry County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Orpha Campbell and John G. Pratt, World War I.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Cornett and Hiram G. Pratt, Jr.
GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Cornett and Theophilus Campbell.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Rhoda Campbell and Hiram Pratt, Sr., Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary “Polly” Griffith and Hiram Cornett.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Celia Creech and Woolery Campbell.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Juda McDaniel and Archibald Cornett.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Cornett and William Campbell.
GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Rhoda Gilliam and William Cornett, American Revolutionary War.
GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Couch and William Campbell, War of 1812.
SPOUSE:  Inez Bowen, daughter of Nancy Cornett and Theophilus Campbell.  Inez also married Bethel Terry, U. S. Navy, WWII.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Knott County, Kentucky.
REGISTRATION DATE:  27 June 1945.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  17 November 1940 in Fort Thomas Newport, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  21 June 1945.
SERVICE NUMBER:  15 064 399.
RANK:  Technical Sergeant.
                                                                                                                                                           BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Infantry, U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company D, 10th Infantry Regiment, U. S. Army, WWII.
DATE OF DEATH:  24 December 1955, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.
FIRST BURIAL:  Stamper Cemetery, Littcarr, Knott County, Kentucky.
SECOND BURIAL:  Carr Fork Memorial Cemetery, Brinkley, Knott County, Kentucky.  (The building of the Carr Fork Dam resulted in many souls being moved.)
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  Bronze Star With Oak Leaf Cluster.
SOURCES:  Census.  Kentucky Birth Index.  Kentucky Death Records.  U. S. Headstone Application for Military Veterans.  U. S. World War II Enlistment Records.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.
NOTE:  I placed my third-cousin-one-time-removed, Obreen Pratt 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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REYNOLDS

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MARINE PRIVATE, McCOY REYNOLDS WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN 1942.
ON FEBRUARY 22, 1944 AT THE FEDERAL SHIPBUILDING YARD,
THE USS MCCOY REYNOLDS (DE 440) WAS NAMED IN HIS HONOR.
THE SHIP WAS CHRISTENED BY HIS MOTHER, ROSA SHORT REYNOLDS.


















REYNOLDS, McCOY (1916-1942), SILVER STAR MEDAL, KILLED IN ACTION AT THE BATTLE OF GUADALCANAL, SOLOMON ISLANDS, WORLD WAR II.                                                                                                                             HOMETOWN:  Mallie, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Pippa Passes and Short Fork, Caney Creek in Knott County, Kentucky.  Floyd County, Kentucky.    
DATE OF BIRTH:  23 September 1916 in Pippa Passes, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
PARENTS:  Rosa Belle Short and Jonas Tilden Reynolds.
GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Branham Smith and Wesley Reynolds.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Adams and John Branham Smith.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Queentina Amburgey and Joseph Reynolds.
DRAFT REGISTRATION DATE:  16 October 1940.                                                                                                                  ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  22 January 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  Discharged by Death, Killed In Action on 25 November 1942.
SERVICE NUMBER:  364028.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  United States Marine Corps Reserve, Reinforced.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Reinforced.
OCTOBER 1942:  USS PRESIDENT HAYES, At Sea, Private McCoy Reynolds, Company B, 1st BN, 8th MARINES, Reinforced.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, WWII.   
DATE OF DEATH:  25 November 1942, Killed In Action, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, WWII.  “Boldly advancing toward the crest of a hill with other members of his squad, Private Reynolds braved heavy machine gun fire to creep within twenty feet of the enemy and throw two grenades into the emplacement, killing two Japanese gunners and destroying the gun.  While moving to a more advantageous position from which to cover the consolidation of his squad, he was killed by an enemy sniper.  He gallantly gave up his life in the service of his country.”  Source:  militarytimes.com.
PLACE OF DEATH: Battle of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, World War II.
BURIAL:  Battlefield burial currently unknown.                                                                                                                        FEBRUARY 22, 1944, FEDERAL SHIPBUILDING YARD:  The USS MCCOY REYNOLDS (DE-440) was named in his honor.  The ship was christened by his mother, Rosa Short Reynolds. 
REPATRIATED:  Yes.  1948.
CEMETERY:  Second burial.  Joseph and Queentina Reynolds Cemetery, Mallie, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  Silver Star Medal.  Purple Heart.  Presidential Unit Citation.  Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal.
SOURCES: Census.  Findagrave.  The Hall of Valor Project; militarytimes.com.  U. S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans.  U. S. Marine Corps Casualty Indexes.  U. S. Marine Corps Muster rolls.  U. S. Navy Casualties Books.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead.  USS McCOY REYNOLDS (DE-440), navsource.org.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.

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RITCHIE

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RITCHIE, JULIUS (1921-1942), MIA, LAS, USS HAMMANN (DD-412), BATTLE OF MIDWAY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Fisty, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Clear Creek, Knott County, Kentucky.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  15 January 1921, Knott County, Kentucky.  Twin, Beulah Ritchie.
PARENTS:  Mary Ann Patrick and Robert Lee Ritchie.
GRANDPARENTS:  Nancy Hall and Joshua Ritchie.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  13 November 1941 in Louisville, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  6 June 1942; official declaration of death, 7 June 1943.
SERVICE NUMBER:  2875894.                                                                                                                                                       RANK:  Seaman, Second Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Navy.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  USS HAMMANN (DD-412).
U. S. WORLD WAR II NAVY MUSTER ROLLS:  31 December 1941, USS HAMMANN (DD-412):  Sailing from Charleston, South Carolina.  Julius Ritchie, 2875894, S2c, Enlisted 13 November 1941 in Louisville, Kentucky, Received on Board on 17 December 1941.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle of Coral Sea.  Battle of Midway.
BATTLE OF MIDWAY, 4 – 6 JUNE 1942:  “USS HAMMANN (DD-412) was sunk during the Battle of Miday, trying to assist the sinking of aircraft carrier, USS YORKTOWN ... sunk by Japanese Submarine I-168 North off Midway Island, June 6 1942.”  Source:  navsource.org.
~ “USS HAMMANN (DD-412) was sunk June 6, 1942, with total loss of all records.”  Source:  navy.mil.
~ Document signed by C. C. Hartigan, Jr., Lieutenant (jg), U. S. Navy Executive Officer:  “The Hammann was moored portside to the YORKTOWN.  At this time four torpedoes were reported on our starboard beam ... I sighted 4 torpedo wakes ... the ship was struck by two torpedoes.”  Sources:  navy.mil. and ibiblio.org.  
DATE OF DEATH:  Assumed, 6 June 1942, Sinking of the USS HAMMANN, Battle of Midway, Pacific Theatre, World War II.  Official Declaration of death, 7 June 1943.
STATUS:  Missing.
DISPOSITION:  Non-recoverable Body.
MEMORIALIZED:  Tablets of the Missing, Honolulu Memorial, Missing in Action or Buried at Sea, World War II.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  Purple Heart
SOURCES:  Census.  ibiblio.org; Battle of Midway, Action Report.  Kentucky Birth Index.  navy.mil.  navsource.org.  unamemorialhall.org.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945.  U. S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls.  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 my fifth-cousin-three-times-removed, Julius Ritchie 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.
















RITCHIE, SEBASTIAN CABOT SR. (1909-1996), U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Allock, Perry County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Lower Troublesome, Knott County, Kentucky.  Walkers Branch, Perry County, Kentucky.  Anderson County, Kentucky.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  15 July 1909, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Alafair Combs and Henry David Ritchie.
SPOUSE:  America Collins.
REGISTRATION DATE:  16 October 1940.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  14 April 1944.
DISCHARGE DATE:  22 October 1945.
RANK:  Staff Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army Air Force.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  “Nose Gunner, B-24 Bomber, 737th Bomb Squadron, 454th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force, World War II.  Italian Campaign, Spring of 1945.  10 Combat Sorties.”  Source:  Brita F. Roberts Seybert, his granddaughter, who honored him on the World War II Memorial Registry and included a military photograph.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Italian Campaign, World War II.  Ten Combat Missions.
DATE OF DEATH:  11 August 1996, Anderson County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Clay City Eaton Cemetery, Clay City, Powell County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Brita F. Roberts Seybert, granddaughter.  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Death Index.  Social Security Death Index.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death Files.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.  World War II Memorial Registry.   
NOTE:  I placed Sebastian Cabot Ritchie, Sr. 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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SAMPSELL

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SAMPSELL, JAMES FRANCIS (1911-1975), U. S. NAVY, WWII.
HOMETOWN:  Sassafras, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  First Creek, Perry County, Kentucky.  Anco, Knott County, Kentucky.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  30 March 1911, Perry County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Lou Ella Treadway and Thomas Houston Sampsell.
SPOUSE:  Verbena Howard, daughter of Madge Sparkman and Alonzo Howard.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  19 February 1944, Louisville, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  1946.
SERVICE NUMBER:  8681244.
RANK:  Seaman Second Class.  COX (T).
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Landing Craft Infantry.  V6 USNR.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  U.S.S. LCI (L) 28.  USS LCI (M) 362.
MAY 1944, USS NASSAU (CVE) 16:  Sailed from San Francisco.
12 JULY 1944, USS LCI (L) 28:  Received on board from R/B Shoemaker, California for Duty.
29 JUNE 1945:  Received from Base Hospital # 17, Navy 3115.
NOVEMBER 1945:  Transferred 18 October to USS LCI (M) 362 from USS LCI (L) 28.
January 1946, USS LCI (m) 362:  COX (T) V6 USNR, Transferred 2 December to R/S Camp Elliott, San Diego for Discharge.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Asiatic-Pacific Theatre.  Luzon Operation.  Southern Philippines.
DATE OF DEATH:  July 1975.
CEMETERY:  Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  navsource.org.archives.  U. S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1939-1949.
NOTE:  I placed James Francis Sampsell 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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SMITH

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SMITH, GRANBY SOLOMON (1923-1943), U. S. NAVY, LOST AT SEA IN THE SINKING OF USS R-12 (SS-89) WHILE PRACTICING A TRAINING MISSION, ATLANTIC OCEAN, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Newport News, Virginia.     
DATE OF BIRTH:  27 August 1923, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Marie Webb and William Randolph Smith.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
REGISTRATION DATE:  1942.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  19 November 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  12 June 1943, Discharge By Death, World War II.
SERVICE NUMBER:  6349645.
RANK:  Seaman Second Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Navy Reserve.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  USS R-12 (SS-89).
12 JUNE 1943, USS R-12 (SS-89), TRAINING OPERATION OFF KEY WEST, FLORIDA:  “ the ship was ... underway, taking her position for a torpedo practice approach ... the collision alarm sounded ... the forward battery compartment was flooding ... the ship sank in ... fifteen seconds ...”  Source:  navy.mil.
~ Lost due to sinking, cause unconfirmed, 12 June 1943, with the loss of 42 officers and men.”  Source:  navsource.org.  
DATE OF DEATH:  12 June 1943, During a Training Mission, the USS R-12 (SS-89) Sunk, Death Occurred At Sea, Missing, World War II.
PLACE OF DEATH:  near Key West, Atlantic Ocean.
STATUS:  Missing, Lost At Sea.
DISPOSITION:  Body un-recoverable.
BURIAL:  Missing In Action, Died At Sea and/ or Buried At Sea.
CEMETERY:  Tablets of the Missing at East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York City, New York.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  American Campaign Medal.
MAY 2011, WRECKAGE OF THE WORLD WAR II R-12 (SS-89) WAS DISCOVERED:  by a team on research vessel R/V TIBURON.  Source:  ussnautilus.org.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.   navsource.org.  navy.mil.  U. S. Navy Casualties Books.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead.  U. S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.  ussnautilus.org.  WWI, WWII and Korean War Casualty Listings. 

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SPARKMAN

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SPARKMAN, MARION JR. (1925-1945), KILLED IN ACTION, IWO JIMA WORLD WAR II
HOMETOWN:  Sassafras, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Pippa Passes, Knott County, Kentucky.  Newport News, Virginia.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  10 December 1925, Anco, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Maude Reynolds and Marion Sparkman, Sr.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Margaret Watts and Ira Goff Sparkman.
GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Callahan and Edward Benton Reynolds.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Caudill and Silas Watts.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Stacy and John Wesley Reynolds.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  2 March 1945, KIA, Iwo Jima, WWII, Discharge By Death.
SERVICE NUMBER:  965460.
RANK:  Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  USMCR.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  4th Training Battalion, Infantry Regiment, Second Recruit Battalion, Training Command, Recruit Depot, MCB, San Diego, California.  5th Training Battalion, 2nd Infantry Training Regiment, TC FMF, SDA, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California.  28th Replacement Draft, 3rd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, In The Field.  
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Pacific Theatre.  Battle of Iwo Jima.
DATE OF DEATH:  2 March 1945, Killed In Action, Iwo Jima, Pacific Theatre, World War II.
BURIAL:  Battlefield Burial Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  Was he repatriated?
CEMETERY:  Was his second burial in Cornett Hill Cemetery in Sassafras, Knott County, Kentucky?  Or was the grave marker a memory stone? SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  naval-history.net.  U. S. Marine Corps Casualty Indexes.  U. S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls.  U. S. Navy Casualties Books.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.  World War II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945.
NOTE:  I placed Marion Sparkman, 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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SUTTON

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SUTTON, ROLLO BUFFORD (1924-1945), KIA, BATTLE OF IWO JIMA, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Vest, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Balls Fork Road and South of Trace Fork Branch Road in Knott County, Kentucky.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  28 August 1924, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Zella Combs and Thomas Bryan Sutton.
GRANDPARENTS:  Clarinda Gayheart and John Sylvester Combs.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Ann Patton and John Wesley Combs.
UNCLE:  Pearl Combs, Coach and Teacher at Vicco, Perry County, Kentucky and Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky.   
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  24 May 1944.
DISCHARGE DATE:  10 March 1945, Discharge By Death.
SERVICE NUMBER:  965461.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Marine Corps.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:
~ January 1945:  28th Replacement Draft, 3rd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, In The Field on a U. S. Marine Corps Muster Roll.
~ 7 February 1949:  Company A, 1st Battalion, 21st Regiment, 3rd Marine Division on Headstone Application.  
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945), World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  10 March 1945, Discharge By Death, KIA, Iwo Jima, World War II.
BURIAL:  First Burial Currently Unknown.
REPATRIATED:  Yes, 1949.
CEMETERY:  Amburgey Cemetery, Hindman, Knott County, Kentucky on U. S. Veterans Gravesites.  Combs Cemetery, Vest, Knott County, Kentucky on the Headstone Application.  
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans.  U. S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls.  U. S. Veterans Gravesites.
NOTE:  I placed my fourth-cousin-one-time-removed, Rollo Bufford Sutton 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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TAYLOR

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TAYLOR, ORGUS H. (1911-2000), U. S. ARMY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Sassafras, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Spider and Wiscoal Coal Camp, Yellow Creek in Knott County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  2 or 21 November 1917, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Martha Pigman and Floyd Taylor.
GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Stamper and Robert Pigman.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Rhoda Cornett and James Madison Pigman.
SPOUSE:  Garnett Campbell, married in 1937 in Perry County, Kentucky.  Garnett was the daugther of Eliza Brashear and William Campbell.  Second wife, Lexie.
DAUGHTER OF GARNETT AND ORGUS:  Phyllis Ann Taylor.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  16 October 1940.  3 February 1943 in Huntington, West Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE:  1946.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  U. S. Army, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  17 January 2000, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.
CEMETERY:  Resthaven Memorial Park, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Indiana Death Certificate.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.
NOTE:  I placed Orgus H. Taylor 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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TERRY

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TERRY, BETHEL (1921-2002), U. S. NAVY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Anco, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  12 December 1921, Anco, Knott County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Vaudie Ritchie and William Casebolt Terry.
SPOUSE:  Inez Bowen, who also married Obreen Pratt, U. S. Army, WWII.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  17 June 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky.
SERVICE NUMBER:  6343426.
RANK:  Y1c.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  USNR.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  USS LST 378.  USS COMMANDER LST 91.  USS LST 854.  U. S. Navy, World War II.
~ 25 August 1943, USS LST 378:  Bethel Terry, Y2c, First Day received on Board from USS LST 209.
~ 24 December 1944, USS COMMANDER LST GROUP NINETY-ONE:  Bethel Terry, Y1c, First Day Received on Board.
~ 24 January 1945, USS LST 854:  Sailing from Coco Solo Naval Base, C. Z. to Sea, Bethel Terry, Y1c, USNR V6.  On 6 January 1945, ATB, Panama City, Florida.
DATE OF DEATH:  17 September 2002.
SOURCES:  Census.  Kentucky Birth Index.  The Mountaineer Yearbook, 1936, Vicco High School, Vicco, Perry County, Kentucky.  U. S. Social Security Applications and Claims index.  WWII Draft Cards.  U. S. World War II Navy Muster rolls, 1938-1949.
NOTE:  I placed Bethel Terry 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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WOODS

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WOODS, VOGAL (1926-2016), U. S. MARINE CORPS, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Defeated Creek, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Irishman, Knott County, Kentucky, USA.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  4 March 1926, Viper, Perry County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Myrtle Evans and Benjamin Woods.
GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Cordellia  / Ardilla “Dill” and Wade H. Woods.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Juda Cornett and Theophilus Asher Woods, Union Soldier, American Civil War.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Holbrook and John Cornett, Union Soldier, American Civil War.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Rhoda Gilliam and William Cornett, American Revolutionary War Soldier.
SPOUSE:  Christine Campbell.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
REGISTRATION DATE:  24 March 1944.
SERVICE NUMBER:  965562.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  USMC.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  U. S. Marine Corps, 1st Division, World War II.
~ January 1945, 25th Replacement Draft.
CEMETERY:  Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida.                                                                          SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.
NOTE:  I placed my second-cousin-one-time-removed, Vogal Woods 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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