PIKE COUNTY, KENTUCKY MILITARY LEGACY

Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

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PIKE COUNTY, KENTUCKY SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, A - Z

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WORLD WAR II

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ALLRED

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ALLRED, CHARLES (1925-2012), U. S. ARMY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Toler, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  28 June 1925, Crawford, Overton County, Tennessee.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth Lee “Betty” Shephard and Herman Hurley Allred
MILITARY SERVICE OF CHARLES' FATHER:  Herman Hurley Allred, who was a Private in the U. S. Army, Battery E, 316th Field Artillery, 81st Division, American Expeditionary Force, World War I.                                                                                                            ~ On August 5, 1918, Herman sailed from New York on the USS AQUITANIA to join the fighting in France.
~ On May 28, 1919, Herman sailed from Brest, France on the USS MINNESOTA, and arrived in Newport News, Virginia on June 9, 1919. 
SPOUSE:  Frances Elmo McCoy, daughter of Marinda Stanley and Helix McCoy.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  11 September 1943 in Huntington, West Virginia.
3 OCTOBER 1943:  Camp Swift, Texas.
DISCHARGE DATE:  1946.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Army Signal.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company A, 39th Army Signal Construction Battalion, U. S. Army, World War II.
WARTIME DUTIES:  Telephone and Telegraph Lineman.  Maintained Military Communications in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.
DATE OF DEATH:  31 August 2012, Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Mountain View Memory Gardens, Huddy, Pike County, Kentucky.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  World War II Victory Medal.  European – African Middle Eastern Theatre Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Personal Interview.  U. S. Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939.  World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.  World War II Memorial Registry Honoree.  World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s uncle by marriage, Charles Allred on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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COOK

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COOK, VIRGLE / VIRGIL C. (1919-1943), TRAINING ACCIDENT, DIED NON BATTLE, USA, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Huddy, Pike County, Kentucky.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  War Eagle, Mingo County, West Virginia.  Coburn Fork, Pike County, Kentucky.  Camp Hood, Harden County, Texas.
DATE OF BIRTH:  5 May 1919 in War Eagle, Mingo County, West Virginia.
PARENTS:  Myrtle Rowe and David W. Cook.
GRANDPARENTS:  Ella Jane Griffey and Joseph Ahert Cook.
STEP-FATHER:  George W. Reed.
HALF-BROTHER:  Bermon Reed.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  14 October 1939 at Fort Knox, Kentucky.  1942.
DISCHARGE DATE:  7 May 1943, Motorcycle Training Accident, Died Non Battle, Camp Hood, Bell County, Texas, World War II.
SERVICE NUMBER:  6985815.
RANK:  Private.  Corporal.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  21st Field Artillery, Fifth Division, U. S. Army, World War II.  HEADSTONE INSCRIPTION:  “Co A 605 T D BN” (Company A, 605th Tank Destroyer Battalion).
DATE OF DEATH:  7 May 1943, Motorcycle Training Accident, Crushing Injury to Chest and Abdomen, Died Non Battle, Camp Hood, Bell County, Texas, World War II.
BURIAL OR REMOVAL:  Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Stone Cemetery, Stone, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Texas Death Certificates, 1903-1982.  West Virginia Births Index.  World War II Young American patriots, 1941-1945.                                                                                                                                                                               NOTE:  I placed Virgle / Virgil C. Cook on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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THE HATFIELD AND McCOY FEUD

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ASA HARMON “ACY” McCOY (1828-1865) ENLISTED IN THE UNION ARMY DURING THE CIVIL WAR.  HE WAS GIVEN A MILITARY FURLOUGH HOME.  ON THE RETURN TRIP BACK TO HIS REGIMENT, HE WAS TRACKED AND KILLED ON 7 JANUARY 1865.  HE WAS THE BROTHER OF RANDOLPH “RANDALL” McCOY (1825-1914), WHO WOULD HAVE FIVE OF HIS CHILDREN MURDERED DURING THE FEUD:  TOLBERT, PHARMER, RANDOLPH, JR., CALVIN AND ALIFAIR.

IN 1881, SARAH AND RANDOLPH McCOY’S DAUGHTER, ROSEANNA McCOY (1859-1889), HAD A DAUGHTER, BY JOHNSE HATFIELD, SON OF WILLIAM ANDERSON “DEVIL ANSE” HATFIELD (1837-1920) AND LEVISA CHAFIN.  JOHNSE MARRIED NANCY McCOY, DAUGHTER OF MARTHA CLINE AND ASA HARMON McCOY (1828-1865).  NANCY AND ROSEANNA WERE FIRST COUSINS.  ROSEANNA’S DAUGHTER DIED BEFORE REACHING HER FIRST BIRTHDAY.

 IN AN ELECTION DAY FIGHT IN AUGUST 1882, ELLISON HATFIELD (1842-1882), BROTHER OF WILLIAM ANDERSON “DEVIL ANSE” HATFIELD, DIED AFTER ENGAGING IN A FIGHT WITH  ONE OR MORE OF RANDOLPH MCCOY'S SONS.                                                                                              

ON AUGUST 9, 1882, RANDOLPH McCOY’S SONS, TOLBERT, PHARMER AND RANDOLPH, JR. WERE TIED TO PAWPAW BUSHES AND MURDERED BY GUNSHOTS. 

ON JANUARY 1, 1888, THE McCOY HOMEPLACE WAS BURNED TO THE GROUND.  CALVIN AND ALIFAIR WERE SHOT, WHEN THEY RAN OUTSIDE TO ESCAPE THE FLAMES.  SARAH WAS BEATEN ON THE ICE COLD GROUND AND LEFT TO DIE.  SHE WAS UNABLE TO MOVE, TRAPPED BY HER BLOODY HAIR AND HEAD, WHICH HAD FROZEN SOLID AGAINST THE EARTH.  RANDOLPH AND SARAH SURVIVED THE ATTACK.

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WORLD WAR II HATFIELD – MCCOY PATRIOTIC VICTORY SIGNATURE QUILT, 1943

The Quilt Was Donated to the Ohio History Connection Museum Collections; ohio.memory.org.

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The red, white and blue quilt honored Hatfield and McCoy Civil War Soldiers and World War II Soldiers.  The quiltmakers were America Hatfield McCoy and Rhoda Hall McCoy, who were sister-in-laws, living in Pike County, Kentucky during World War II.  America Hatfield married Frank McCoy, and Rhoda Hall married Asa Harmon “Bud” McCoy, Sr.  Frank and Asa were the sons of Mary Elizabeth Coleman and Larkin H. McCoy.

 PERSONS, HAVING THEIR NAMES EMBROIDERED ON THE WORLD WAR II PATRIOTIC SIGNATURE VICTORY QUILT
Upper Left Corner Star,   
~ Captain Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield, Logan Wildcats, Confederate States Army, 1863.  Anse (1837-1920) married Levisa Chafin. 
Upper Right Corner Star,  
~ Private Asa Harmon McCoy, Union Army, 1863.  Asa (1828-1865) was the son of Margaret “Peggy” Taylor and Daniel McCoy, and Asa was the brother of Randolph “Randall” McCoy (1825-1914).  Asa was murdered while on military furlough during the Civil War.
Lower Left Corner Star,  
~ Private Woodrow McCoy, 1943.  Woodrow (1918-1979) was the son of America Hatfield and Frank McCoy.  Woodrow served in the United States Military in World War II.
Lower Right Corner Star,
~ Private Charles D. Hatfield, 1943.  Charles (1916-1987) was the son of Minnie Easter Smith and Tolbert McCoy Hatfield.  Charles served in the United States Military in World War II.
V Center,
~ Asa Harmon “Acy” McCoy, Jr. (1918-1988) was the son of Rhoda Hall and Asa Harmon “Bud” McCoy, Sr.  Acy served in the Unites States Army in World War II.
~ Rhoda Hall McCoy was the wife of Asa Harmon “Bud” McCoy, Sr.
~ Melissy Hatfield, currently unknown. 
~ Willie Hatfield, currently, his parents and military service are uncertain, because there were many others with the same name and few available documents.  The name on the quilt might belong to Willie Hatfield, son of James Landon Hatfield and Anna McCoy, who was the daughter of Louisa Visa Stafford and Elliott Alexander “Doc” McCoy.

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HATFIELD

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HATFIELD, CHARLES DENNIS (1916-1987), UNITED STATES ARMY, WORLD WAR II.  
HOMETOWN:  McCarr, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Blackberry and Blue Spring in Pike County, Kentucky.
DATE OF BIRTH:  9 September 1916 in Ransom, Pike County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Minnie Easter Smith and Tolbert McCoy Hatfield.
GRANDPARENTS:  Mary McCoy and Thompson Hatfield.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Eleanor Burres and Asa McCoy (born 1810-    ).
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Davis and Samuel McCoy.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  19 September 1940 in Detroit, Michigan.
SECOND REGISTRATION:  7 September 1945.
DISCHARGE DATE:  29 August 1945.
U. S. ARMY, WORLD WAR II.
                                                                                                                                                     HONORED AND NAMED ON THE HATFIELD - MCCOY WORLD WAR II PATRIOTIC VICTORY SIGNATURE QUILT, 1943.      SOURCES:  Census.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. WWII Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards, 1940-1947.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s third-cousin-one-time-removed, Charles Dennis Hatfield on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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McCOY

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McCOY, ASA HARMON “ACEY”, JR. (1918-1988), U. S. ARMY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Freeburn, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Butler, Wayne County, West Virginia; Franklin County, Ohio and Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana.
DATE OF BIRTH:  8 April 1918 in Pike County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Rhoda Hall and Asa Harmon “Bud” McCoy, Sr. (1890-1971).
GRANDPARENTS:  Frances Caudill and Henry Hall.
GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Coleman and Larkin H. McCoy.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Martha “Patsy” Cline and Asa Harmon “Acy” McCoy (1828-1865), a Union soldier, who was murdered on furlough by Rebels, while returning to his Regiment.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Webb and Matthew Caudill.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Nelson and James Webb, American Revolutionary War Soldier.
FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary E. Fields and Stephen Caudill, Scottish Immigrant.
FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  John Webb and Mary Boone, who was the aunt of famous frontiersman, Daniel Boone.
SPOUSE:  Eva Massie.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Ohio.  A married resident of Franklin County, Ohio.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  14 October 1941 at Fort Hayes, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.
DISCHARGE DATE:  19 September 1945.
SERVICE NUMBER:                                   
RANK:  Private First Class.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  U. S. Army, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  16 January 1988 in Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana.
CEMETERY:  Philadelphia Cemetery, Philadelphia, Indiana.                                                                                                        HONORED AND NAMED ON THE HATFIELD - MCCOY WORLD WAR II PATRIOTIC VICTORY SIGNATURE QUILT, 1943.  
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  Indiana Death Certificate.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.  U. S. World War II Enlistment Records.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s fourth-cousin-one-time-removed, Asa Harmon “Acey” McCoy, Jr. on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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SONS OF MARINDA STANLEY AND HELIX McCOY:
ERNEST McCOY AND JACK McCOY.





















McCOY, ERNEST (LIVING), UNITED STATES ARMY, PACIFIC THEATRE, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Toler, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Maple Street, Huntertown, Indiana.  Old Hardy Road, Belfry, Pike County, Kentucky.  Waverly Lane, Aiken, South Carolina.
DATE OF BIRTH:  Living.
PARENTS:  Marinda Stanley and Helix McCoy.
GRANDPARENTS:  Margarete “Martha” May and George Fleming Stanley.
GRANDPARENTS:  Louisa Visa Stafford and Elliott Alexander “Doc” McCoy.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Lucinda Williamson and William I. May, Union Army Soldier, American Civil War.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Priscilla Coburn and Reuben Rutherford I, The Frontier Wars Soldier.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth King and James May, who was tried at The Old Bailey Court in London, England, convicted of being a thief of trinkets, sentenced to seven years of servitude, jailed, placed on the British prison hulk, JUSTITIA, sailed west toward the American Colonies and arrived in Leedstown, Westmoreland County, Virginia on 25 February 1772.  He was pressed into service in the British Army.  After being captured by opposing forces, did he swear an oath of loyalty to the rebellious thirteen colonies?   Did he serve in the Continental Army?  As a British convict, he could never return to England.  Circa 1831, James May was living in Pike County, Kentucky.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Tunnell and George Ball, Captain, American Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Soldier.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Elizabeth Chitwood and Henry Farley, American Revolutionary War Soldier.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Susannah Hamilton and Micajah Frazier, and American Revolutionary War Soldier.
FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Isabelle Thompson and Alden Williamson, American Revolutionary War Soldier.  Their son, Richard Williamson married Mary Jane “Jenny” Wiley, who was the daughter of Thomas Wiley, an American Revolutionary War Soldier and Virginia Jean “Jenny” Sellards, a famous pioneer, who had a Kentucky State Park named in her honor in 1954.
FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Judith Clay (first cousin once removed to Henry Clay, a  Kentucky Statesman, “The Great Compromiser”  and Thomas Farley, an American Revolutionary War Soldier.
FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Ann Nancy Brashear and Moses Ball, who was a second cousin to the First United States President, George Washington, Commanding General of the Continental Army, American Revolutionary War.
NINETH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Richford and Benjamin Brashear, French Huguenot Protestant Immigrant.
SPOUSE:  Marjorie Johnson.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
REGISTERED FOR THE DRAFT:  21 June 1943, Belfry High School Student, completed Sophomore Year.  (During the war, graduating from high school first, before being drafted into service, was not an option.) 
DEATH OF HIS MOTHER:  11 September 1943, 7:30 AM, Toler, Pike County, Kentucky.                                                  ENLISTMENT DATE:  11 September 1943 in Huntington, West Virginia.  When he was notified of his mother’s death, he was given leave to return home for her funeral and burial on 13 September 1943.
DISCHARGE DATE:  February 1946.
BASIC TRAINING:  Camp Blanding, Florida.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company K, 167th Regiment, 31st “Dixie” Division, United States Army, World War II.
WW II MILITARY PASSENGER ON UNITED STATES TROOP TRANSPORT SHIP.  
U.S. WORLD WAR II NAVY MUSTER ROLLS, 1938-1944.
~U.S. ARMY ENLISTED, LIST OF NONENLISTED PASSENGERS OF U.S.S. HERMITAGE, AT DATE OF SAILING, MARCH 20, 1944, FROM SAN FRANCISO FOR EPIC, EDUR.  MCCOY, ERNEST, 35774235.  U.S.S. HERMITAGE ARRIVED IN NOUMEA, NEW CALEDONIA 5 APRIL 1944.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Pacific Theatre, New Guinea, South Philippines.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  Bronze Arrowhead.  Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 2 Bronze Service Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Service Star, Combat Infantry Badge, Rifle MM.  World War II Victory Medal.
SOURCES:  Census.  Personal Interview.  The Pirate 1941-42 Yearbook, Freshman Year, Belfry High School, Belfry, Kentucky.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records.  U. S. World War II Draft Cards.  U. S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1944, U. S. Army Passenger List, Troop Ship, USS HERMITAGE.  World War II Memorial Registry, Honoree.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s maternal uncle, Ernest McCoy on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


























McCOY, JACK (1923-2012), BATTLE OF THE BULGE, RHINE RIVER CROSSING, UNITED STATES ARMY, WORLD WAR II.
                          ~ “When you’ve been in a war, you try to forget about it, not talk about it.” --- Jack McCoy. ~
NICKNAME:  “Brother.”
HOMETOWN:  Toler, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  54th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida.  83rd Court, Trenton, Florida.
DATE OF BIRTH:  21 December 1923, Toler, Pike County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Marinda Stanley and Helix McCoy.
GRANDPARENTS:  Margarete “Martha” May and George Fleming Stanley.
GRANDPARENTS:  Louisa Visa Stafford and Elliott Alexander “Doc” McCoy.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Lucinda Williamson and William I. May, Union Army Soldier, American Civil War.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Priscilla Coburn and Reuben Rutherford I, The Frontier Wars Soldier.FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth King and James May, who was tried at The Old Bailey Court in London, England, convicted of being a thief of trinkets, sentenced to seven years of servitude, jailed, placed on the British prison hulk, JUSTITIA, sailed west toward the American Colonies and arrived in Leedstown, Westmoreland County, Virginia on 25 February1772.  He was pressed into service in the British Army.  After being captured by opposing forces, did he swear an oath of loyalty to the rebellious thirteen colonies?   Did he serve in the Continental Army?  As a British convict, he could never return to England.  Circa 1831, James May was living in Pike County, Kentucky.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Elizabeth Tunnell and George Ball, Captain, American Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Soldier.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Sarah Elizabeth Chitwood and Henry Farley, American Revolutionary War Soldier.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Susannah Hamilton and Micajah Frazier, and American Revolutionary War Soldier.
FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Isabelle Thompson and Alden Williamson, American Revolutionary War Soldier.  Their son, Richard Williamson married Mary Jane “Jenny” Wiley, who was the daughter of Thomas Wiley, an American Revolutionary War Soldier and Virginia Jean “Jenny” Sellards, a famous pioneer, who had a Kentucky State Park named in her honor in 1954.
FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Judith Clay (who was a first-cousin-once-removed to Henry Clay, a  Kentucky Statesman, “The Great Compromiser”)  and Thomas Farley, an American Revolutionary War Soldier.
FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Ann Nancy Brashear and Moses Ball, who was a second cousin to the First United States President, George Washington, Commanding General of the Continental Army, American Revolutionary War.
NINETH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS:  Mary Richford and Benjamin Brashear, French Huguenot Protestant Immigrant.
SPOUSE:  Sarah Virginia Dunn.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
MILITARY REGISTRATION DATE:  30 June 1942 in Toler, Pike County, Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  17 June 1943 in Huntington, West Virginia.  Completed 3 years of high school.   (During the war, graduating from high school first, before being drafted into service, was not an option.)  
DISCHARGE DATE:  15 January 1946 at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
RANK:  Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Combat ETG Battalion.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company B, 249th Combat Battalion, “The Black Lions,” U. S. Army, World War II.
MILITARY OCCUPATION:  Engineering Technologies Group (ETG).  Performed in dangerous circumstances.  Heavy Truck Driver, Blackout Driving.  Mechanic, repairs and maintenance.  Drove 10-ton-tractor-trailor trucks over all types of roads and under adverse conditions.  Hauled heavy engineer construction equipment, such as caterpillars and bull dozers.  Built tactical pontoon bridges for troop crossings.  Set dynamite charges to blow up enemy bridges.
~ After the Victory in Europe, 7 May 1945, Jack remained in the European Theatre.  He assisted in building bridges and a camp for displaced refugees, who were returning to Germany.  German Prisoners of War were used as a labor force.  The battalion was in charge of guarding and caring for them.
SHIPPING OUT, 3 JULY 1944, U. S. A.:  From Camp Bowie, Texas, Jack took a troop train to Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts.  After boarding a troop ship, he began the journey east across the Atlantic Ocean.                                                                   
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, 14 JULY 1944:  Jack Disembarked.
UTAH BEACH, FRANCE, CIRCA 1 AUGUST 1944:  Jack was transported to France on a LST.  He first set foot on French soil on Utah Beach.
PARIS, FRANCE, DAY OF LIBERATION, 25 AUGUST 1944:  Jack was in Paris on the historic day.
RHINE RIVER CROSSING:
~ 22 March 1945:  ... the 249th ECB ... joined XII Corps for the first assault by Patton’s Third Army on the crossing of the Rhine River.
~ 23 March 1945:  ... built a Class-24 heavy pontoon bridge.
~ 28 March 1945: ... The 249th ECB assist in using boats and ferries to take the 90th Infantry Division across the Rhine River.                  Source:  USACE Office of History, Engineers in World War II.
MARSEILLES, FRANCE, NOVEMBER 1945:  Waited at Camp Lucky Strike for a ship home.
ATLANTIC OCEAN, 19 DECEMBER 1945:  The crew of a small liberty ship, Jack and other passengers were stranded dead in the water for 7 days, waiting for repairs.
VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, 8 JANUARY 1946:  Jack disembarked.
FORT KNOX, KENTUCKY, 15 JANUARY 1946:  Jack McCoy was discharged from service.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  European Theatre, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, Central Europe with 4 Bronze Service Stars.  Battle of the Bulge.  Rhine Crossing.  
DATE OF DEATH:  17 September 2012, Lake City, Columbia County, Florida.
CEMETERY:  Memorial park, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  American Theatre.  European Theatre.  Good Conduct Medal.  World War II Victory Medal.
SOURCES:  Census.  Family Bible.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  Personal Interview.  National World War II Memorial Registry, Honoree.  USACE Office of History, Engineers in World War II.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.  U. S. WW II Draft Cards.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s maternal uncle, Jack McCoy on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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McCOY, WOODROW J. (1918-1979), UNITED STATES ARMY, WORLD WAR II. 
HOMETOWN:  Freeburn, Pike County, Kentucky. 
DATE OF BIRTH:  17 April 1918 at Freeburn in Pike County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  America Hatfield and Frank McCoy.
SPOUSE:  Married and Divorced?
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
REGISTRATION DATE:  16 October 1940.  Employed by Emperor Coal Company.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  28 October 1942 in Huntington, West Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE:  16 November 1945.
SERVICE NUMBER:                    RANK:                    BRANCH OF SERVICE:
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  U. S. Army, World War II.
DATE OF DEATH:  28 July 1979.
CEMETERY:  Billie Dotson Cemetery, Board Tree, Pike County, Kentucky.                                                                                HONORED AND NAMED ON THE HATFIELD - MCCOY WORLD WAR II PATRIOTIC VICTORY SIGNATURE QUILT, 1943.  
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Birth Index.  Kentucky Death Index.  U. S. Department of Veterans BIRLS Death File.  U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.  U. S. World War II Draft Cards, 1940-1947.  
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s fourth-cousin-one-timed-removed, Woodrow J. McCoy on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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MILLER

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MILLER, JAMES ARTHUR " JIMMY" (1920-1987), SURVIVED THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR, USS SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES NAVY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Johnson Bottom, Freeburn, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Peter Street, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  28 January 1920 in Freeburn, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
PARENTS:  Nancy Aldridge and Joseph Miller, Sr.
GRANDPARENTS:  Margaret Blankenship and William B. Aldridge.
SIBLINGS:  Mildred June Miller.  Joseph Miller, Jr.  Flora Pauline Miller.
RELIGION:  Protestant.
STUDENT:  Matewan High School.
SPOUSE, WED IN 1944:  Loretta Long, daughter of Robert L. Long and May Collins, who was the daughter of Bertha Smith and Deck Collins.  May married second, David Layne.
DAUGHTER:  Brenda Miller.    
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  12 September 1939 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE:  16 November 1943.
SERVICE NUMBER:  287 31 64.
RANK:  F3c, promoted on April 1, 1943 to Water Tender, Second Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Navy.  U. S. Naval Training School, NOB, Norfolk, Virginia.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  USS SAN FRANCISCO.  USS MCCALLA.  United States Navy, World War II.
NOVEMBER 25, 1939:  USS SAN FRANCISCO (CA -38), MILLER RECEIVED ON BOARD.
DECEMBER 7, 1941:  MILLER SURVIVED THE JAPANESE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR.  His ship, the USS SAN FRANCISCO was in overhaul:  Engines broken down, ammunition removed for storage, guns removed, “met the Japanese attack with two .30 machine guns and what rifles could be broken out of small arms lockers ... [the ship] survived the attack on Pearl Harbor without damage and was immediately ordered out to sea.”  Note:  A week later the ship was able to leave Pearl Harbor.
DECEMBER 14, 1941:  MUSTER ROLL PLACED MILLER ON BOARD THE USS SAN FRANCISCO heading out to sea.
APRIL 1942:  USS RELIEF (AH – 1), a U. S. Naval seagoing vessel - hospital ship, arrived in New Caledonia in the South Pacific and joined the Pacific Fleet.
APRIL 18, 1942:  JAMES A. MILLER, U.S.N., D. C.
MAY 8, 1942:  BATTLE OF CORAL SEA.
JUNE 6, 1942:  USS MCCALLA (DD-488), MILLER RECEIVED ON BOARD.
MAY 29, 1943:  Miller was transferred from the USS MCCALLA to the USS SOLACE for TREATMENT.
JUNE 3, 1943:  Miller was transferred from the USS SOLACE to an Evacuation Vessel FFT USN HOSP in USA.  USNH (U. S. Naval Hospital), Oakland, California.  USNH, Mare Island, California.  USPHSH (U. S. Public Health Service Hospital), Fort Worth, Texas
NOVEMBER 16, 1943:  Discharged from military service.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:
~ USS SAN FRANCISCO:  17 Battle Stars, World War II.
~ December 7, 1941, Survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
~ Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.
~ Battle of Coral Sea, Operations May 8, 1942.
~ Guadalcanal – Tulagi Landing, August 7 – 9, 1942.
~ Battle of Cape Esperance at Savo Island, October 1942.
~ Capture and Defense of Guadalcanal Island, November 4th and 12th, 1942.
~ Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, November 12 – 13, 1942.
~ Aleutian Operation, May 11 – June 1943.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:  Silver Star.  9 Battle Stars.  American Campaign Medal.  American Defense Service Medal with 1 Star.  Good Conduct Medal.  Asiatic - Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 stars.  World War II Victory Medal.  Pearl Harbor 50th Anniversary Medal.
HAM RADIO OPERATOR, JAMES “JIMMY” MILLER, OF PETER STREET, WILLIAMSON, MINGO COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, WAS THE MAIN COMMUNICATION LIFE LINE IN THE FLOOD DISASTERS AND OTHER EMERGENCIES, WHEN PEOPLE WERE TOTALLY ISOLATED, ESPECIALLY IN THE 1977 FLOOD.  HIS BROADCASTS INCLUDED:  INSTRUCTIONS FROM AUTHORITIES, A LIST OF THOSE IN IMMEDIATE NEED AND ENCOURAGEMENT IN A TIME OF DESPERATION.
DATE OF DEATH:  1 May 1987.
CEMETERY:  Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, Mingo County, West Virginia, USA
SOURCES:  Census.  Kentucky Birth Index.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death Files.  U. S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls.  U. S. WWII Draft Cards.  World War II Memorial Registry Honoree.  World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945.
NOTE:  I placed James Arthur “Jimmy” Miller on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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PAULEY

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 FOUR SONS OF MARTHA E. VARNEY AND JOSEPH C. PAULEY SERVED IN WW II:
FRANK ANDREW PAULEY.  FRED VARNEY PAULEY.  JAMES MADISON PAULEY.  ROBERT WILSON PAULEY.

AUGUST 14, 1945 WAS ARMISTICE DAY; THE FORMAL SURRENDER OF JAPAN WAS SEPTEMBER 2, 1945. 
MARTHA AND JOSEPH’S SON, JACK HARMON PAULEY SERVED IN PEACETIME-POST-WWII, 28 NOVEMBER 1945-1946.

















PAULEY, FRANK ANDREW (1921-2000), U. S. ARMY, WORLD WAR II.                                                                       HOMETOWN:  Leckieville, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Forest Hills, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  9 January 1921.
PARENTS:  Martha E. Varney and Joseph Cooper Pauley.
GRANDPARENTS:  Malinda Morris and Shadle Randolph Pauley, Union Army, Civil War.
BROTHER:  Jack Hermon Pauley (1924-1977) enlisted for 1 year (28 November 1945 – 11 November 1946) in the U. S. Army, Peacetime-Post-World War II.  [NOTE:  August 14, 1945 was Armistice Day; The Formal Surrender of Japan was September 2, 1945.]
SPOUSE:  Mary Lou Pinson.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  19 October 1939.
DISCHARGE DATE:  14 August 1945.
RANK: Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
DATE OF DEATH:  9 August 2000.
CEMETERY:  Pauley – Varney Cemetery, Forest Hills, Pike, County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.                                                               NOTE:  I placed Frank Andrew Pauley on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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PAULEY, FRED VARNEY (1922-1960), U. S. MARINE CORPS, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Leckieville, Pike County, Kentucky.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Road Fork of Pond Creek, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  13 October 1922, Pike County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Martha E. Varney and Joseph Cooper Pauley.
GRANDPARENTS:  Malinda Morris and Shadle Randolph Pauley, Union Army, Civil War.
BROTHER:  Jack Hermon Pauley (1924-1977) enlisted for 1 year (28 November 1945 – 11 November 1946) in the U. S. Army, Peacetime-Post-WWII.  [NOTE:  August 14, 1945 was Armistice Day; The Formal Surrender of Japan was September 2, 1945.]  
SPOUSE:  Nannie L. Allred.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  30 December 1941.
DISCHARGE DATE:  1 February 1946.
SERVICE NUMBER:  332155.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Marine Corps.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Ninth Defense Battalion, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific Theater, U. S. Marine Corps, World War II.
~ JANUARY 1942:  8th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, South Carolina.
~ JANUARY 1943:  90mm AA Group, 9th Defense Battalion, Fleet Marine Force.
~ OCTOBER 1944:  Heavy AA Group, Ninth AAA BN (REINF), Fleet Maine Force, C/O FPO, San Francisco, California.
~ JANUARY 1945:  First Casual Company, Headquarters Battalion, Camp Lejune, North Carolina.
DATE OF DEATH:  18 December 1960 in Memorial Hospital, Williamson, Mingo County, West Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Pauley – Varney Cemetery, Forest Hills, Pike County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Department of Veterans BIRLS Death File.  U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans.  U. S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls.  West Virginia Certificate of Death.                                                                               NOTE:  I placed Fred Varney Pauley on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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PAULEY, JAMES MADISON (1916-1945), KILLED IN ACTION, U. S. MARINE CORPS, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Leckieville, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Road Fork of Pond Creek, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.  1940 Census, Marine Barracks, Quantico, Prince William, Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  7 May 1916, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Martha E. Varney and Joseph Cooper Pauley.
GRANDPARENTS:  Malinda Morris and Shadle Randolph Pauley, Union Army, Civil War.
BROTHER:  Jack Hermon Pauley (1924-1977) enlisted for 1 year (28 November 1945 – 11 November 1946) in the U. S. Army, Peacetime-Post-WWII.  [NOTE:  August 14, 1945 was Armistice Day; The Formal Surrender of Japan was September 2, 1945.]   
SPOUSE:  Ina Allred.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  18 June 1936.  30 June 1937.  2 February 1941.
DISCHARGE DATE:  19 June 1945, Killed In Action, Pacific Theatre, World War II.
SERVICE NUMBER:  259848.
RANK:  Gunnery Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Marine Corps.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company F, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, USMC, Fleet Marine Force, World War II.
MUSTER ROLL:  1-30 April 1945:  2nd Bn, 8th Mar, 2nd Mar Div, Fleet Marine Force, In The Field.
DATE OF DEATH:  19 June 1945, Pacific Theatre, World War II.
STATUS:  KILLED IN ACTION.  Source:  National Archives & Records Administration Navy Department Files.
BURIAL:  FIRST BURIAL UNKNOWN.
REPATRIATED: YES.
CEMETERY – SECOND  BURIAL, 1949.  Pauley-Varney Cemetery, Forest Hills, Pike County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  National Archives & Records Administration Navy Department Files.  U. S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans.  U. S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958.  U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945.  World War II Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945, Kentucky, Dead.
NOTE:  I placed James Madison Pauley on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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PAULEY, ROBERT WILSON (1918-1993), U. S. ARMY, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN:  Leckieville, Pike County, Kentucky, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  17 August 1918, Pike County, Kentucky.
PARENTS:  Martha E. Varney and Joseph Cooper Pauley.
GRANDPARENTS:  Malinda Morris and Shadle Randolph Pauley, Union Army, Civil War.
BROTHER:  Jack Hermon Pauley (1924-1977) enlisted for 1 year (28 November 1945 – 11 November 1946) in the U. S. Army, Peacetime-Post-WWII.  [NOTE:  August 14, 1945 was Armistice Day; The Formal Surrender of Japan was September 2, 1945.]
GRANDPARENTS:  Malinda Morris and Shadle Randolph Pauley, Union Army, Civil War.
SPOUSE:  Charlene Bevins.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Kentucky.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  6 January 1943.
DISCHARGE DATE:  6 November 1945.
RANK:  Technical Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  U. S. Army.
DATE OF DEATH:  30 January 1993.
CEMETERY:  Pauley – Varney Cemetery, Forest Hills, Pike County, Kentucky.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File.
NOTE:  I placed Robert Wilson Pauley on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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