The Men and Women in World War II from Navarro County

 


The Men and Women in World War II
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CARSON A. WILSON
S/Sgt. Carson A. Wilson, son of Earl and Winnie L. Wilson. Married to Jean Ray Wilson. Entered service July 29, 1942, serving in the U.S. Army. Served at Gunnery School, Las Vegas, Nevada; Low Alt. Bombing, Carlsbad, N.M.; and Armored School, Salt Lake City, Utah. Attended Corsicana High School.
GEORGE J. WILSON
Cpl. George J. Wilson, husband of the former Marie Barnes of Corsicana. Entered the U.S. Army in 1940 and had 26 months overseas in the European Theater of Operations, as a field artillery veteran. Served with the 36th Division and saw action in North Africa, Italy, France and German.
HAROLD VAN WILSON
T/Sgt. Harold Van Wilson, son of Earl V. and Winnie Lee Wilson of Corsicana. Husband of the former Virginia Ruth  Cantrell of Pasadena. Entered service in April 1945, serving in Philippine Liberation, Okinawa, Army of Occupation of Japan, Received Asiatic-Pacific with 3 Stars, Victory - Japan, Presidential Unit Citation, Rifle Machine Gunner Marksman, Good Conduct Badge.
JAMES O. WILSON
1st Sgt. James O. Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Wilson of Corsicana. Husband of the former Clara Jane Phillips of Blooming Grove. Entered service in Nov. 1940, serving in the States and overseas in both the European and Pacific Theaters.
JOE A. WILSON
Sgt. Joe A. Wilson, son of Rod G. and Gussie Wilson of Dawson. Entered the U.S. Marine Corps. on April 30, 1941, training at San Diego, Calif; Camp Elliott; and Camp Pendleton, Calif. Served in the Southwest Pacific area., New Zealand, Guadalcanal. Wounded in action on Guam in Aug. 1944. Discharged Oct. 24, 1945.
LOUIS WOLENS
Major Louis Wolens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kalman Wolens of Corsicana. Married to Ann Wolens. Entered service Dec. 31, 1942, serving with the Army Air Force, Central Flying Training Command, Randolph Field, Texas. Served as an Assistant Exchange Liaison Officer and Exchane Liaison Officer. Received a Commendation from Victor H. Strahm, Brigadier Gn., commending hi for his high standard of efficiency in doing his duties. Honorably discharged Sept. 1, 1945.
HUGH L. WOOD, JR.
F.O. Hugh L. Wood Jr., son of Hugh and Nellie Stokes Wood. Graduate of Corsicana High School. Enlisted in the USAAF and received advanced pilot training at Ellinton Field where he received his Wings and became a bomber pilot. Attached to the 787th Squadron, 466 Bomb Group, USAAF, stationed in England. Made more than 20 missions. After his return to the States, he attended Texas A.& M. and was killed in a car wreck during his senior year in 1948.

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  • Hugh Rueben graduated from Corsicana High School, attended Texas A&M University and was a bomber pilot in World War II with missions over Germany. Hugh R. was killed in an automobile wreck on November 7, 1948 and is buried near his mother and grandparents at Oakwood Cemetery.
    Navarro Co. Leaves and Branches, Nov 1996
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A. B. WORSHAM
A. B. Worsham, son of Dr. and Mrs. A. B. Worsham of Dawson.  Attended Dawson School.  Served in Europe during invasion. Fought in France, Belgium and Germany.
LAIRD WORSHAM
Laird Worsham, son of Dr. and Mrs. A. B. Worsham of Dawson. Husband of the former Leona McAultry of Penn. Graduate of Dawson High School.  Served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific, in the Solomon Islands and on Guadalcanal. Retired from the Navy.
WILLIAM D. WYATT
Lt. Col. William D. Wyatt, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Wyatt of Hugh, Okla. Husband of Lila M. Wyatt. Entered service in March 1941, attended Infantry School at Ft. Benning, Ga. After serving as an Instructor at the School, he joined the 28th Inf., serving in the European Theater for 28 Months as Inf. Battalion Cmdr. Received 5 Battle Stars and Bronze Star Award. Honorably discharged in March 1946.

 

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FOLEY M. WYNN
Cpl. Foley M. Wynn, son of Albert and Mary Wynn. Married to Sedalia Wynn. Attended Paul Quinn College. Entered service in Sept 1943, serving at Indian Town Gap, Penn., Gordon Johnson, and South Pacific.
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CLYDE YELDELL
Pfc. Clyde Yeldell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Starling Yeldell. Graduate of G. W. Jackson High School, Corsicana. Entered the Army in May 1943, with the 777th Field Artillery. Ft. Sill Okla. Served in England, France, Belgium, Germany and Australia. Has 3 Battle Stars and other honors. Married to Etta McKie Yeldell.
L. C. YERBY
L. C. Yerby, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Yerby. Attended Corsicana Schools. Entered service Nov. 5, 1940, serving with the 36th Div. in North Africa and Italy. Discharged in 1945.

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AUBREY L. YOUNG
Pfc. Aubrey L. Young, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Young of Corsicana. Entered service with the U.S. Army Infantry in Oct. 1942. Served 13 months overseas in the European Theater of Operations with the 3rd, 7th, and 9th Armies.

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CHARLES HAYDON YOUNG
Cpl. Charles Haydon Young, son of Charles Robert and Hazel ozel Young. Attended Mildred High School. Married to Leala Fay Young. Entered the U.S. Air Force Jan. 17, 1945, serving with Chem. & Test Bomb Gp. M.D. Received an award for Sharpshooter. Honorably discharged in 1948.
MARVIN ROBERT YOUNG
Cpl. Marvin Robert Young, son of C.R. and Hazel Young. Married to Viola Mae Young. Attended Providence and Mildred Schools. Entered service in Nov. 1944, serving with Quartermaster Inf. Co. Received Sharpshooter and Victory Awards. Discharged in Nov. 1947.
RICHARD O. YOUNG
Sgt. Richard O. Young, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren L. Young. Married to Bessie Mae Young. Entered service Oct. 31, 1942, with the 242nd Army Air Force Base Unit. Attended Auto-Mechanic Schools. Received American Theater Campaign Medal, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal. Discharged Feb. 19, 1946.
ARSTEIN YOUNGER
Pvt. Arstein Younger, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Younger of Dawson.  Entered service Dec. 7, 1943, training at Lincoln, Neb., Ogden, Utah; Irvin Calif.; San Antonio, Texas.  Served in the South Pacific Theater.

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JOHN A. YOUNGER
Pvt. John A. Younger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Younger of Dawson.  Entered service Sept 17, 1942, training at Camp Sutton, N.C. Served in France and Germany.  Married to Addie Lee Pace Younger.

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MAC BOOK
C.W.O. (Hospital Corps) Mac Book, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Book of Baudette, Minn. Husband of the former Virginia Hartzell. Served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater aboard USS Lexington and USS Enterprise. Awarded 17 Battle Stars.

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