Rufus Albritton

Rufus Albritton, was one of 15 children born to Elgie Albritton and Ester Lee Taylor of Mason, Tenn. After graduating from Gailor Industrial School, Albritton joined the United States Army and served and during the Vietnam-era from January 1969 to January 1971.  He completed basic training at Ft. Campbell, Ky.,

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Joseph Benard Adkison

Joseph Benard Adkison was born on January 4, 1892, in Egypt, Tennessee. He entered the service from Memphis, Tennessee. Benard was a sergeant in the U. S. Army, 30th Division, 119th infantry, C Company when, on September 29, 1918, near Bellicourt, France, his platoon was pinned down by murderous machine

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Robert L. Akers

Robert L. Akers was inducted into the U.S. Army July 19, 1944. He attended basic training at Camp Blanding, Florida, saw combat in Europe with E.T.O,. Co. K, 157 Inf, 45 Div Rhineland campaign. During the central Europe campaign he was wounded at Nuremberg, Germany on April 20, 1945. He

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James Rodney Anderson

James Rodney Anderson was  inducted into the US Navy on Jan. 18, 1943, in Memphis, Tennessee.  After receiving his boot training at Great Lakes, Illinois, he was transferred to San Francisco, California, before being shipped out.  Rodney served two years and five months in the Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Dixie

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James Buford Ralph

James Buford Ralph was killed in action with the U.S. Army on July 10, 1944. He had served since October 1942. Born in Shelby County on Nov. 26, 1921.

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Ferris Ivey

Farris Ivey entered the U. S. Navy at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois on February 29, 1944. His subsequent duty stations were:  onboard U.S.S. Prometheus (AR-3); U.S. Naval Base 722, Com Service for 7th Fleet Reserve Station; Pontoon Assembly Detachment 4, 30th Naval Construction Battalion; 5th Naval Construction

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Dushan J. Zobenica

Dushan John Zobenica was born on July 13, 1927 in Franklin, Ohio to John and Vatie Zobenica, Serbian immigrants. Pvt. Zobenica was inducted into the U.S. Army at Fort Hayes, Ohio on June 28, 1946, and given Army serial #45047698. He was separated at Stoneman, California on July 13, 1947,

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George Neal Atkins

Dr. George Neal Atkins enlisted in the U. S. Naval Reserve in September 1944. He was enrolled in the USNR V-12 program from January until July 1945.  Atkins was assigned to the Great Lakes, Illinois Naval Training Center from July until September 1945.  He served on Guam from September 1945

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William Rodney Atkins, Jr

William Rodney Atkins, Jr. was drafted in September 1944. He was assigned to basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. William was shipped to Fort Dix, New Jersey in December 1944. He staged through England for combat in France and Germany from January to March 1945.  William was killed in action

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William H. Atkins

World War II William H. Atkins entered the U.S. Army on May 24, 1941 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He served in Normandy and Northern France. He served overseas from September 5, 1943, until July 18, 1945. His awards include the European-Asiatic-Middle East with two bronze battle stars, the Good Conduct

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