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Bios of Men and Women that served during "War Time"

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War Between The States

FRY, Albert Henry
Joined the Southern Rights Guard Co C First Reg. and served one year. Reorganized to form Artillery Co. Southern Rights Battery. He was enlisted at Perry, Georgia on September 18, 1861 by Capt. J. A. Houser. March 14, 1862 the Regiment Albert was in disbanded. March 18th he was mustered out. April 26, 1862 Albert reenlisted for 3 years at Perry, Georgia. He was a private in Co. A 14th Battalion Georgia Light Artillery. Later he was a corporal. January 2, 1863 he held Sgt. rank in Capt. Havis' Battery (Southern Rights Batt.). January 25, 1865 reenlisted in Dalton, Georgia. April 27, 1865 Albert was paroled at Greensboro, N.C. (end of the war). Albert Henry Fry was born in Arkansas and died in Apalachicola, Florida. At some time during the war he was wounded.

Submitted by
Ann Robbins 9-2002

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World War II

b. 07/23/1927, Long County, GA
d. 09/28/1978, Liberty County, GA

Military Service: U.S. Army Air Corp and U.S. Air Force, WW II, Korea, Viet Nam

Doyle served his country extremely well as a jet pilot and officer in the USAF during wartime and peacetime. Doyle's special training and education completed on active duty included: Basic & Adv Flt Tng - Sep 1949, Combat Surv Tng (140000) - Comp Jun 1956, B-47 SAC Cmbt Crew Tng (123101B0 - comp JUL 1959, Air Crew Fam (Plt)(B/RB) - comp Oct 1964, C-141 Plt Tng - comp Apr 1967, Squadron Officers Crse - comp Aug 1951, Air Command & Staff College (ECI) - comp Aug 1964. Doyle received numerous decorations, metals, badges, commendations, citations, and campaign ribbons during his active duty as shown here from his DD Form 214: AM (w/8 OLC), DFC (w/1 OLC), WWIIVM, KSM, UNSM, NDSM (w/1BSS), GCM, AFLSA (w/4OLC), SAMRE, ROKPUC, VSM (w/1BSS), RVCM, AFOUA, CRM, AFEM, (w/1 OLC). {Doyle also received one of the highest awards 'Pilot of The Month' from the worldwide Strategic Air Command (SAC) while flying F-84F Thunderstreak fighter/bomber as a member of the 506th Fighter Wing Bangor Maine. This award was a result of while flying at 31,000 feet 10 miles west of Boston, a severe mid-air explosion that rocked his plane, filling the cockpit with smoke, Doyle managed to limp to a landing field with the disabled jet and made a safe landing in a professional manner, that showed his outstanding initiative and ability in handling the in-flight emergency.} {Doyle on another occasion was selected again as the SAC 'Pilot of the Month' by setting an example with his professional and safety conscious attitude in pursuing with thoroughness a comprehensive day-to-day flying safety program for his Wing. While performing the duties as Wing Flight Safety Officer he was also a flight commander responsible for training six pilots in his flight. He conducted an aggressive flying safety program and constantly brought before the pilots unusual and unsafe conditions that might have jeopardized safety in flight and through his vigilant follow-up actions insured that everything possible was done to remove or avoid hazards to safe operations.} These are just a few examples of how Doyle Flowers performed his duties and served our country as an Air Force Jet Pilot in peacetime and during hostile times when he was called upon to be in harms way. Doyle served one year in Korea and did 100 Combat Missions and he also served one year in Viet Nam and flew approximately 70 Combat Missions. Major Doyle W. Flowers honorably served his country on active military duty for 23 years, 7 months, and 22 days and retired on November 1, 1970. We can all look back with PRIDE when we think of Doyle's career with the USAF. He served us well!

Submitted by
James Earl Swindell (First Cousin) 4-8-2003

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b. 10/16/1935, Long County, GA
d. 01/06/2002, Wayne County, GA
Military Service; Georgia Army National Guard and U.S. Air Force

Russell served his country for a short time in the GA Army National Guard in Company C, 560th Engineering Battalion located in Reidsville, GA. He enlisted from the GA Army NG into active duty with the U.S. Air Force and served for four years. A number of these years on active duty were at RAF Station Sculthorpe, England where he worked in Roads and Grounds Engineering Department and retained the grade of Sergeant (A1C).

Submitted by James Earl Swindell (First Cousin) 4-8-2003

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b. 07/23/1925, Long County, GA
d. 03/07/1999, Long County, GA
Military Service: U.S. Marine Corps WW II

He was drafted during WW-II and served honorable in the US Marine Corp during the war and was Honorably separated from active military duty on March 14, 1946. In addition to many other duties while serving in the Southwest Pacific Area from March 15, 1944 to August 2, 1945 he participated in the engagements, skirmishes, and expeditions in the "Consolidation of the Northern Solomon Islands". He was not wounded and escaped all injury while in harms way, except a tropical fungal disease ('jungle rot') in the left foot and leg. His monthly rate of pay as a Private First Class (PFC)--Aviation while serving in harms way was only $54.00 per month. Upon discharge from active duty on March 26, 1946 he received $23.50 for travel home (Ludowici, GA) from Cherry Point, N.C. and $100.00 Mustering Out Pay for a total of $ 123.50 and a Certificate of Satisfactory Service as a 'Testimonial of Fidelity and Obedience'. Oliver later re-entered the active US Marine Corp in Macon Georgia and served an additional 5 years and was Honorably discharged on February 13, 1953 at Parris Island, SC as a Staff Sergeant (Pay-Roll Clerk) with 7 years, 4 months and 3 days total service whereas one year, three months and nineteen days was served in foreign and overseas service. He received at Parris Island, SC: $351.54, including $ 7.50 for travel pay and an Honorable Discharge. During the seven and half years Oliver served our country as an active duty Marine he earned and was awarded these decorations, Medals, Badge, Commendations, Citations, and Campaign Ribbons: Korean Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal; United Nations Medal; Asiatic Pacific; American Theatre; WWII Victory; and PUC.

Submitted by James Earl Swindell (First Cousin) 4-8-2003

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B. 12/04/1920 Long County, GA
D. 12/03/2001 Tampa, Florida
Military Service; U.S. Army during WWII, & Korea

When Welton's younger brothers were old enough to help his parents carry on the farm, he left and joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) at Baxley, Georgia on 1/3/1940 and was assigned to Camp Reehers in Timer, Oregon where he worked as Mail Orderly, and was also selected as Camp Purchaser for open-market purchases for the five companies at Camp Reehers. In December 1940 he was reassigned to CCC Company 6446 at Fort Cusseta, Georgia and went with that group as a certified Truck Driver and Mechanic to work on the Alcan Highway in Valdez, Cordova & Richardson, Alaska. (Being a southern boy and not accustomed to temperatures that would drop to 48 degrees below zero, Alaska was really a tough assignment.) Welton was discharged from the CCC's upon being inducted into the regular Army on 10/22/1942 with $20.40 pay. His Army life began at Fort McClellan, AL. He later married Annie Kate Gloss, from Buena Vista, GA on October 2, 1942 and they settled in Atlanta, GA to make a home and to begin a family. Some of Welton's army assignments included: Fort McClellan in AL, Seattle Washington, Fort McPherson in GA, ROTC Instructor in Atlanta GA, GA Military District in Atlanta GA, HQ 3rd Army in Atlanta GA, Kumhwa Korea, Zama Japan, and then again to Atlanta. In the Army, Welton was assigned duties as a Motor Vehicle & Transportation Specialist; Administrative Supervisor; Senior Enlisted Advisor. During his Army career he received several commendations and numerous honors and citations. He was an excellent marksman, a qualified sharp shooter for carbine, rifle, and automatic rifle. He received the American Theater Ribbon and the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon, WW II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Korean Service Medal w/1 bronze Star, UN Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Combat Infantry Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal w/7 Loops, and numerous Certificates of Achievement and Letters of Appreciation throughout his Army career. In 1958 he took a second tour of duty in Japan and after a lonely year by himself, he returned to the US to picked up his wife and 5 daughters and took them back to Japan where they lived from 1959 to 1960. (The Army probably should have awarded him even another metal for bravery for driving across country and then sailing across the Pacific with a wife and 5 daughters under the age of 14.) In November 1966, Welton retired from the Army as a Sergeant First Class after 24 years of service and received at that time 'The Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service'. While still in the Army, Welton began his second career as a Dispatch Supervisor with Rich's Department Store in 1961. He retained his career after leaving the army and worked for Rich's until 1990 when he retired after 29 years of service with Rich's. During these years his family tree began branching out from his 5 daughters to include 7 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Welton's Personal Interest and Favorite Things: During the family's stay in Japan, Welton became known as 'Papa-San', a title of respect that stuck with him throughout his life.

Submitted by James Earl Swindell (First Cousin) 4-8-2003

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