Willie Eric “Billy” Anderson

Lt. Colonel Willie Eric “Billy” Anderson served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during WII from July 1943 through February 1946. He was stationed on Tinian (Marianas group), where he flew 29 missions over Japan in the B-29 Super Fortress as a navigator-radar bombardier. He served in the U.S. Air

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Rufus Albritton

Rufus Albritton served in U.S. Army from January, 1969 – January, 1971. Basic training- Ft. Campbell, Ky. ; A.I.T. Training Ft. Monmouth, N.J. (electronics technician). Stationed: Leghorn, Italy (radio relay operator) Nürnberg, Germany cryptographic maintenance and communication specialist). Medals: National Defense, Good Conduct, certificate of achievement- U.S. Army Europe and

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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 J. Zobenica was inducted into the U.S. Army at Fort Hayes, Ohio on June 28, 1946. He was separated at Stoneman, California on July 13, 1947, as a private first class. Dushan was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon and the Army of Occupation Medal-Japan. Dushan entered active service with

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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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Douglas L. Arthur

Douglas Layton Arthur was born July 4, 1922 at Brighton, Tenn. The son of James Roy and Margaret Lucille Craig Arthur, he was inducted into the U. S. Army on Jan. 1, 1943 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Attached to First Army, Arthur served in the 610th Engineer Light Equipment Company.

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William Ralph Arthur

Korean war William Ralph Arthur was inducted into the U. S. Army on January 17, 1952. Processed at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, he received basic training and attended NCO leadership school at Camp Pickett, Virginia. William was then transferred to medical field service school at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio,

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