Roy E. Bringle

Roy E. Bringle was inducted in to the U.S. Army on December 5, 1950. His basic training was at Fort Riley, Kansas. He served in the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Ripley, Kansas at a rank of E-4, light truck driver. His awards included: badges for expert (rifle), expert (carbine), safe

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James Murphey Wylie

James Murphy Wylie enlisted in the U. S. Air Force from Memphis, Tennessee on January 2, 1951. After training at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, James served with the 520th Air Defense Group, Air Defense Command, in Korea. His awards and decorations include the Korean Service Medal; the National Defense

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Remembering Tipton County’s fallen servicemembers on Memorial Day

By Echo Day, The Leader, May 29, 2023 Tipton County Veterans Memorial/Tipton County Museum Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who died in service to the country. The following men from Tipton County died while serving the country during wartime. A memorial commemorating their sacrifice is at

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William B. Enzor

William Bryan Enzor entered the U. S. Air Force on June 15, 1951, from his home in Atwood, Tennessee and served primarily with the 35th Air Division as a Teletype and Crypto Equipment Repairman. He received an honorable discharge and was separated through Dobbins Air Force Base, Marietta, Georgia on

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John E. Mathis

John Edward Mathis enlisted in the U. S. Navy in February 1951. He attended nine weeks recruit training at San Diego, California. From boot camp, he was assigned to the U. S. Naval schools for mine warfare at Yorktown, Virginia. John completed the elementary course with the class of 9-51,

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Andrew W. Dunavant

Andrew Wiley Dunavant was born on October 14, 1924 in Ripley, Tennessee. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on March 24, 1943 and began active service at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia on March 31, 1943. He was then transferred to Camp Butner, North Carolina at Durham for Basic Training. At

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Bill Jim Davis

William J. (Bill Jim) Davis enlisted in the U. S. Navy in December 1938. He was assigned to the USS Helena in September 1939. The Helena was damaged when she was torpedoed at pearl harbor on December 7, 1941 and suffered 21 killed, 79 wounded in that attack. Later, Bill

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Charles E. Cole

Charles E. “Bubba” Cole from the Munford area, had basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and advanced training at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He served in Korea with C Company of the 3rd Engineer Battalion, attached to the 24th Infantry Division, as a demolition specialist. Bubba was discharged as a

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Edsel Franklin Cooper

Edsel Franklin Cooper enlisted in the U.S. Army in April 1948 and attended basic training through June 1948. While stationed at Camp Stoneman July 1948 through July 1949, he was attached to the 8th Army, Japan Logistics Command, Yokoyama, Japan through June 1952. His next duty was Camp Chaffe, Arkansas

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Marion Clowes

Marion Clowes was inducted into the U. S. Army on January 31, 1951. He was stationed at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas for 5 months before going to Korea in June 1951 with the 8063rd MASH. Marion returned to Camp Breckenridge, Kentucky in July 1952, where he served until

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