Charles E. Faught

Services are conducted for Navy Warrant Officer Services have been held in Madison, Fla., for Navy Chief Warrant Officer Charles Edward Faught, former Memphis and Covington, Tenn., resident, who died of a heart attack at sea. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery at Madison. Mr. Faught, who was 39, died

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J. Paul Everton

World war ii   J. Paul Everton enlisted into the U. S. Navy at Memphis, Tennessee on august 6, 1940. After ten weeks boot camp at naval training center, Norfolk, Virginia; Paul sailed on the USS Washington to San Pedro, California, where he was assigned to the battleship USS Mississippi

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Clyde S. Eubanks

Clyde Samuel Eubank enlisted in the U.S Navy on January 5, 1940. He attended boot camp at the Naval Training Center, Norfolk, Virginia. Clyde served aboard the USS Texas and USS Abbot in 1940 and served aboard the USS Cole from 1940-1945. The USS Cole participated in the following invasions:

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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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Calvin L. Draffin

World War II Calvin Lindsay Draffin served in the U.S. Navy as a Fireman First Class from March 1945 until March 1946. No other information or photo available

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William B. Delashmit

William Brownie Delashmit served in the U.S. Navy, during World War II. He died March 15, 1990. No photo or other information is available.  

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James C. Dunaway

James C. Dunaway served with the U.S. Navy from January 1962 to May 1966.  No other information or photograph is available. 

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After WWII, Tipton County’s Black veterans founded their own American Legion post

Published in The Leader By Sherri Onorati November 11, 2020 The soldiers who came home after World War I were tired, traumatized and many felt out-of-place given what they had been through – even in their hometowns – places which should have been welcoming and familiar. A small group of

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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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Jesse H. Davis

Jesse H. Davis enlisted in the U.S. Navy on May 5, 1917. After recruit training he was ordered to the battleship USS Nevada where Jesse served the remainder of the war. He was assigned to the engineering department. Jesse was never involved in any battle action. His highest rate attained

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