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Heroes of Johnson County WWII

 

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 Cpl. John W. Beckham: Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Beckham and husband of Ilene Newton of Cleburne attended Cleburne High School and entered the Army Air Force in 1942. Cpl. Beckham trained in New Mexico and Texas and served in Corsica and Italy. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, EAME with 3 Battle Stars, American Theater Ribbon and Victory Ribbon.

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Capt. Frank W. Beans: Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Beans of Cleburne and husband of Mary Alis Homan attended Texas Tech. College and the University of New Mexico. He received kReserve Commission in 1934 and was called to active duty in the Army Air Corps in 1942. Capt. Beans attended Adjutant-General School in Washington, D. C. in 1944.

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 Pfc. Andy L. Beam: Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Beam of Alvarado attended Cahill High School and entered the Army in 1942. Pfc. Beam trained at Camp Crowder, MO. And served in ETO. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal with 2 Battle Stars.

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 Pfc. Clarence A. Bayless: Son of Mr. And Mrs. W. J. Bayless of Venus and husband of Mavis Singleton. Pfc. Baylass entered the Army in 1942 and trained at Fort Bliss, Texas; Camp Chaffee, Arkansas and Wrecker School in Atlanta, Georgia. He served in the United States and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal.

1 Clarence Bayless

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 Pvt. Cecil O. Bayless: Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Bayless of Venus and husband of Polly Walker. Pvt. Bayless attended Venus High School and entered the Army in 1945. He trained at Camp Roberts, California and served in Japan; Leyte, Okinawa and Mindanao.

1 Cecil Bayless

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 Sgt. Edgar Lee Bayless: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bayless of Godly attended Alvarado High School and enlisted in the service in 1944. He trained at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Camp Carson, Colorado. Sgt. Bayless served in China, Burma and India Theaters.

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 Sgt. Spurgeon M. Bayliss: Son of Mrs. Emily Bayliss of Keene; husband of Mildred Cockran attended Southwestern Junior College in Keene and entered the Army in 1943. Sgt. Bayliss trained at Camp Abbot, Oregon, Fort Bliss and Camp Barkeley, Texas. He served in England, France, Luxembourg and Germany. Sgt. Bayliss was awarded the ETO Ribbon with 2 stars and Good Conduct Medal.

1 S. Bayliss

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 T/5 Albert N. Bauman: Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Bauman of Cleburne, husband of Dorothy Bilton. T/5 Bauman attended Cleburne Schools and entered the Army on 1942. He trained in Hawaii and served in Australia. T/5 Bauman was awarded APO Ribbon, Soldiers Metal and Motor Vehicle Driver and Mechanic Awards. T/5 Bauman was discharged in 1943.

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 Pfc. Wilford S. Bates: Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Bates of Cleburne entered the Army in 1942. He trained at Camp Cooke, California, Camp Forrest, Tennessee, Pine Camp, New York, Ft. Benning, Georgia and Camp McCall, North Carolina. Pfc. Bates served in the Normandy invasion, Bastonge, Rineland and Holland. He was awarded the Combat Inf. Badge, EAME Ribbon, Pres. Citation and one Cluster.

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 Pfc. Roy E. Bates: Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Bates of Cleburne; husband of Oveta Davis. He attended Cleburne High School and entered the Army Air Corps in 1942. Pfc. Bates trained in Blackland Army Flying School in Waco, Texas and Amarillo Army Air Field in Amarillo, Texas.

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 Cpl. John L. Perry: Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Perry of Cleburne, husband of Lucille Easdon, attended Cleburne schools and entered the Army in 1944. Cpl. Perry trained at Ft. Bliss, in El Paso, Texas and served in Hawaii.

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 Pvt. Claude T. Basye: Son of Mrs. Beulah M. Basye of Cleburne. He attended Itasca High School and entered the army in 1945. Pvt. Basye trained at Camp Hood and Camp Maxey, Texas and served in Yokohoma.

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 MMG 3/c Roger I. Bast: Son Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Bast of Alvarado. He attended Alvarado High School and entered the Navy in 1944. MMG 3/c Bast trained in Greak Lakes Illinois and served in the Philippines and Calicoan Island.

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 Sgt. Kenneth R. Bass: Son of Mrs. B. H. LaFon of Cleburne; husband of Virginia Coffman, attended Cleburne High School and entered the Army Air Corps in 1942. He trained in Salt Lake City, UT, Sioux City, Iowa and Kearney, NB. Sgt. Bass served in England.

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 AOM 3/c Stanley Bass: Son of Mrs. B. H. LaFon of Cleburne attended Cleburne High School and entered the Navy in 1943. He trained in Whidley Island, WA and served as serial gunner I the Pacific Theater. AOM 3/c was awarded the APO Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, 2 Battle Stars and has Wings of Air Crewman.

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Pfc. Earnest B. Bass: Son of Mrs. B. H. LaFon of Cleburne. He attended Cleburne High School and entered the Army Air Corps in 1942. Pfc. Bass trained in Roswell, N. M. and Chanute Field, Illinois.

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 Sgt Weldon H. Basham: Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Basham of Grandview; husband of Mozelle Russell. Sgt. Basham attended Grandview High School and entered the Army in December of 1944. He trained at Camp Hood, Texas and served in the Pacific on Oahu, Hawaii.

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 ARM 3/c Clarence P. Barnett: Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Barnett of Cleburne. He graduated Cleburne High School and entered Navy Air Corps in 1943. ARM 3/c Barnett trained in Corpus Christi and San Diego. He served in the Caribbean Theater.

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 Pvt. Paul H. Barkley: Son of Mrs. Jewell Barnett of Cleburne. Pvt. Barkley attended Parker Schools and entered the Army in 1945. He trained at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.

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Captain, Paul H. Barkley: Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Barkley of Venus; husband of Margaret Allen. Captain Barkley graduated Alvarado High School and entered the Navy in 1939. He trained in San Diego and Washington D. C. Captain Barkley served in ETO, Africa, Japan, Gilberts, Aleutians and the Pacific. He was awarded the Purple Heart, ETO Ribbon, GC Medal and PO Ribbon. He was wounded in Gilberts in 1943.

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 Sgt. Edwin E. Key: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Key of Burleson, husband of Maurine Garner Key entered the Army in 1942; trained at Ft. McIntosh, Camp Shanks and Ft Custer. Sgt. Key served in ETO, northern France and the Rhineland. He was awarded ETO ribbon with two Battle Stars, Amer. Theater Ribbon and the GC Medal. He was discharged in 1945.

2 Edwin E. Key

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 Chief MM Mate Robert E. Barkley: Son of Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Barkley of Venus and husband of Mae Trexler entered the Navy in 1936. He trained in San Diego and served in ETO, Africa, Sicily, Salerno and Trinidad on the submarine Chaser, Carolines. Chief MM Mate Barkley was awarded ETO Ribbon with 3 Stars, Pre-Pearl Harbor and GC Ribbons.

2 Robert E.

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 Yoeman 2/c John D. Barkley: Son of Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Barkley of Venus entered the Navy in 1943 and trained in San Diego and Great Laeks. Yoeman Barkley served in the Aleutians and Philippines. He was awarded the Philippines Campaign Ribbon and the Aleutian Campaign Ribbon with 3 Battle Stars.

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 Cpl. John D. Barker: Husband of Inez Hightower of Grandview entered the Army in 1941 and trained at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. He served in ETO for 42 months.

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 2/c Petty Officer Deward L. Barker: Son of Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Barker of Cleburne entered the Seabees in 1942. He trained at Camp Peary, Virginia, Gulfport Mississippi and Port Hueneme. 2/c Petty Officer Barker served in the Guadalcanal, Emirau, Banika, Leyte and Samar Islands. He was awarded the Philippine Liberation Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, APO Ribbon, 2 Bronze Stars and the American Defence Ribbon.

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 Pvt. Morris K. Barham: Son of Mr. and Mrs.  C. Barham of Cleburne entered the Army in 1945. He trained at Camp Hood and served in Manila. 

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 SC 2/c Joe B. Ballew: Son of Mrs. Mable Ballew of Cleburne entered the Navy in 1944. He trained at Farragut, Idaho and Submarine Base in New London, Connecticut. SC 2/c Ballew served in the South Pacific and was awarded the GC Medal.

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 RM 2/c D. T. Balentine: Son of Mrs. D. Balentine of Alvarado entered the Navy in 1941. He trained in San Diego and served in American and Pacific Theaters. RM 2/c Balentine was awarded the American Defense Medal, Area Service Medal, APO Ribbon with16 Stars, Philippe Liberation Medal, 2 Stars and WWII Victory Ribbons.

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 Don T. Balentine: Son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Balentine of Alvarado and husband of Billie Faye Walker, joined the Navy in 1945 and trained in San Diego. (no photo available)

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 S/Sgt. Archie R. Bailey: Son of Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Bailey of Cleburne entered the Army in 1943 and trained at Camp Swift, Texas and Camp Gruber, Oklahoma. S/Sgt. Bailey served in England, France, Belgium and Germany and was awarded 4 Major Battle Stars.

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 S/Sgt. Robert Bailey: Son of Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Bailey of Cleburne and husband of Willna Wynne entered the Army Air Forces in 1941. He trained at McClellan Field and served in England.kS/Sgt. Bailey was awarded the (?)GC Medal, ETO Ribbon and the Amer. Def. Ribbon.

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 F 1/c AEM Truett W. Bailey, Jr.: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Truett W. Bailey of Cleburne. He entered the Navy in 1945 and trained in San Diego. F 1/c Bailey served on Okinawa and in China aboard the USS Siez.

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 F 1/c Gilbert D. Bailey: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Truett W. Bailey of Cleburne. He entered the Navy in 1944 and trained in San Diego and Melville. F 1/c Bailey served in th e Philippines, Okinawa, Indo-China, Manchuria and China.

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 Pfc. Vernon Asher: Son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Asher of Cleburne. He entered the Army in 1942 and trained at Camp Murray, Ft. Benning, Camp Chaffee and Ft. George G. Mead. Pfc. Asher served in the Aleutians, France, Germany and England. He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, A-P Ribbon with one Star, ETO Ribbon with 3 Stars, Combat Inf. Badge, Purple Heart, Victory Ribbon and 4 Overseas Services Bars. Pfc. Asher was wounded in Germany in 1945.

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 Curtis Fayette Lanfear mailed the photo below of himself to his family while serving in World War I. The picture was taken in Germany. He wrote, “Mud is deep, feet never dry, living conditions terrible. All that keeps you going is your thoughts of home.” Curtis returned from the war and raised his family in Grandview.

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 Lt. Robert E. Armstrong: Son of Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Armstrong of Joshua. Lt. Armstrong entered the Coast Guard in 1942 and trained in New London, Connecticut . He served aboard the USS (?) and U.S. Army FS-404 in the Aleutians, (?), Philippines and China. Lt. Armstrong was awarded the American Campaign Ribbon and the Phil. Lib. Ribbon.

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 CM 3/c Herbert W. Armstrong: Son of Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Armstrong of Joshua and husband of Etoile Hair. He entered the Navy in 1944, trained in San Diego and served aboard the USS Alaska in the Philippines, China, Korea and Japan. He was awarded the A-P Cam. Ribbon and Phil. Lib. Ribbon.

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 Sgt. Joe C. Armstrong: Son of Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Armstrong of Cleburne. He trained at Blackland Army Air Field and served in Inspection Department for AAF. He was awarded the GC Medal.

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Col. Weldon A. Ard: Son of W. E. Ard of Raymondsville and Mrs. Annie A. Key of Glen Rose; husband of Faye Nickell. Col. Ard entered the Army Air Corps in 1943 and trained at Shepard and March Fields. He served in the Marshall Islands, Guam and Okinawa and was awarded the Pacific Ribbon with 3 Battle Stars.

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  Sgt. Albert F. Anthony: Son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Anthony of Venus. Sgt. Anthony entered the Air Corps in 1942 and trained at Camp Wolters and Sheppard Field. Sgt. Anthony served in Australia, New Guinea, Netherlands and East (?). He was awarded the GC Medal, Presidential Citation, A-P Ribbon and six Battle Stars.

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 CM 1/c N. A. Anthony: Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Anthony of Venus and husband of Jo Russel entered the Navy in 1944 and trained at Farragut, Idaho. He served in the South Pacific, New Guinea and Philippines and was awarded 1 Battle Star, A-P Ribbon, Phil. Ribbon and ATO Ribbon.

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 Capt. Hiram M. Anderson: Son of Dr. and Mrs. C.C. Anderson of Venus and husband of Sophia Worthington. He entered the Army Air Corps in 1943 and trained at MacDill Field, Louisiana, Columbia Army Air Base and Morris Field, North Carolina.

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 Lt. Robert L. Anderson: Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Anderson of Alvarado and husband of Myrle Johnson. Lt. Anderson trained at Nava Indoctrination School in Tucson, Arizona and Communication School in Los Angeles, California. He served in Amphibious Forces, Pacific Fleet, American Training Command and Amphibious Combat. Lt. Anderson was awarded the ATO Ribbon and World War II Victory Medal.

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 Master at Arms Delma E. Anderson: Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Anderson of Cleburne. Master at Arms Anderson entered the Marines in 1944 and trained at St. Petersburg, Florida. He served in the European Theater.

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 T/5 Berry B. Anderson: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson of Cleburne and husband of Viola Anderson. T/5 Anderson entered the Army and trained at Camp Hood., Ft. Francis and served in Manila.

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 Pvt. Harvey A. Anderson: Son of Mr. and Mrs. U. Anderson and husband of Marge of Cleburne entered the Army Air Corp in 1943. Pvt. Anderson trained at Sheppard Field and served with the 24th Air Corps.

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 2nd Lt Robert L Anderson Jr.: Son of R. L. Anderson of Cleburne and husband of Ms. Blackburn. 2nd Lt. Anderson joined the Army in 1943 and trained at Camp Fannin and served as instructor at Camp Maxev.

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 S/Sgt. Virgil A. Anderson: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson of Cleburne and husband of Georgia Ree. He entered the army in 1941 and trained at Camp Wolters, Camp Robertson and Camp Fannin.

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S/Sgt. Herbert R. Anderson: Son Mr. and Mrs. Anderson of Cleburne. S/Sgt. Anderson trained at Sheppard Field and Baton Rouge. He served in Africa, Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily, Naples, Foggia and Rome. S/Sgt. Anderson was awarded the EAME Campaign with six Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal and Dist. Unit Badge.

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 Capt. Alva R. Beans: Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Beans of Cleburne and husband of Martha Demaree. Capt. Beans entered the Texas National Guard and then entered Federal Service in 1940. He trained in Field Artillery Units of the 36th, 80th and 106th Divisions and served in the European Theater. Capt Beans was awarded the ETO Ribbon with two Stars, Purple Heart, American Def. Ribbon.

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 Capt. Leon M. Altaras: Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Altaras of Cleburne and husband of Ella Wrba. Capt. Altaras entered the Army in 1944 and trained in Carlisle Barracks, PA. He served in England, France and Germany and was awarded the ETO ribbon, Victory Ribbon and two Battle Stars.

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Lt. Francis Altaras: Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Altaras of Cleburne and husband of Katherine Branan. Lt. Altaras entered the Navy in 1944 and served in the United States.

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 Lt. Jack C. Altaras: Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Altaras of Cleburne and husband of Marian Tolleson. Lt. Altaras entered the Army in 1942 and trained at Camp kWolters. He served in England, France, Belgium and Luxembourg, Germany. Lt. Altaras was awarded the American Def. ribbon, Victory Medal, ETO Ribbon and 5 Battle Stars.

 

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Sgt. S.W. (Dub) Osborne: served in the 132nd Field Artillery Battery "B", 36th Division, US Army in the National Guard (joined in 1933) until the end of World War II.  His National Guard unit originally met at what is now Johnson County Feeders Supply in Cleburne, Texas.

 During WW2, he served in North Africa, the invasion of southern France, Italy, Austria and Germany. 

 After the War he worked for the Santa Fe Railroad 1965.  After retirement he raised cattle, traded horses and worked part time as a Johnson County Deputy for Sheriff Cliff Benson.   

 He belonged to several Johnson County Riding Clubs and began raising spotted donkeys and mules in the mid 1970's - competing in shows all over Texas and several other states where his animals won many awards.  He served 2 terms as President of the Southwestern Donkey & Mule Society (Awarded Lifetime membership in 1999) and was a registry inspector for the American Donkey & Mule Society.  Because of the animals, he came to know people all over the US as well as in England and Australia.

 Sgt. Osborne passed away April 9, 2005 and is buried in Section 21, DFW National Cemetery.           

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 Sgt.  1st Class, Roy G. Allen: Son of Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Allen of Ft. Worth and husband of Ruth Morgan of Cleburne entered the Navy in 1944. He was trained at the Naval Training Station in Farargut, Idaho and served on the USS Converse in the Philippines and Okinawa campaigns. Sgt 1st Class Allen was awarded Phil. Lib. Ribbon, one Star, A-P Theater Robbin, 2 stars, American Theater Ribbon.

 

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Staff Sgt. Lowell Larkin Harris:  (l906-1991) He was born in Cuba (now called Sand Flat, TX) His parents were Dr. LL Harris, MD and Nellie Goldman Harris.  

He and Florence Hartman married in 1933 and he entered the Army Air Corps in 1942.  Lowell "Red" Harris studied propeller mechanics in Lincoln, Nebraska, Chanute Field Illinois, Tullahoma, TN, and Walterboro, SC before going to France on the Queen Mary in 1944.  

 As a P47 propeller specialist, he rose to the rank of Staff Sgt. with the 494 Fighter Bomber Squadron, 48th Fighter Bomber Group.  Campaigns included Europe, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe and the Ardennes.  He also was a carbine marksman and expert gunner.  

 LL Harris came home on the Henry Gibbons and discharge October 1945 after 34 months in the US Army Air Corps.  

 Before the War he had worked for Schepps Bakery in Cleburne and played semi-pro baseball.  After the War he worked for a newspaper in Lamesa, Texas where their daughter was born.  After returning to Cleburne, he took accounting courses on the GI bill, worked as a bookkeeper then for the US Post Office until retirement in 1972.  

 

An avid fisherman, he and his wife traveled as much as possible and he enjoyed watching baseball, football and golf on television.  They attended St. Mark's Methodist Church.  Lowell Larkin Harris died the last day of 1991 after living virtually his entire life in Cleburne, Texas.  He and his wife are buried in Cleburne Memorial Cemetery.   

 

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Sgt. George W. Allen: Son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Allen of Cleburne and husband of Mary Ann Horton. Sgt. Allen entered the Army in 1943, trained at Camp Howze and Ft. Sam Houston. He served in Africia and Italy and was awarded the Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart with 1 cluster, FAME campaign ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars. Sgt. Allen was wounded in 1944 and was killed in action in 1945 in San Martini, Italy.

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 Albert J. Allen: 1st Sgt. Allen, son of Mrs. L.V. Allen of Cleburne and husband of Lillie M. Barrett of Burleson, entered the Army in 1940. He trained at Camp Bowie, Texas; Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; Ft. Jackson, South Carolina; and Ft. Dix, New Jersey. 1st Sgt. Allen served in France, Normandy, Ardennes, Central Europe and Rhineland. He was awarded the Silver Star, American Def. Metal, GC Medal, EAME Campaign Medal with 5 Bronze Stars and 1 Bronze Arrowhead.

2 Albert Allen

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 Willie Joe Allen:  Pvt. Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Allen of Cleburne and husband of Betty Lou Lothian of Keene entered the Army Medical Corps in 1945. He trained at Ft. Lewis, Washington and served in the European Theater.

2 Willie Allen

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 Jimmie H. Alexander: Pfc. Alexander, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Alexander and husband of Robbie Thompson of Alvarado entered the Army in 1940. He trained at Camp Bowie, Camp Blanding and Camp Edwards. Pfc. Alexander served in Naples, Foggia, Rome, Arno, France and Central Europe. He was awarded EAME Campaign Medal with 5 Bronze Stars, American Def. Service Medal an GC Medal.

2 Jimmie Alexander

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 Robert E. Adcock: Lt. Adcock, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Adcock of Cleburne entered the Army Signal Corps in 1943. He trained at Camp Wolters, Camp Maxey and Camp Crowder, Missouri and was Commissioned at Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey. Lt. Adcock served in Manila and the Philippines. 

2 Robert Adcock

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 Zelma A. Withee: 1st Lt. Withee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Duncan of Alvarado entered the Army Nurse Corps in July, 1942. She served in France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. 1

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 William T. Alford: Sgt. Alford, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Alford of Cleburne entered the Army in1942 and trained at Camp Barkely. He served in Norway, Northern France and Central Europe. Sgt. Alford was killed in action in 1944 and is buried at Ardilly, France. 

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 Lorena B. Long: Pfc. Long, daughter of Mrs. E.Y. Brown of Cleburne and wife of Joseph Long entered the Army Air Corps (WAC) in 1943. She trained at Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia and served in Post Library at Mather Field, California. She was discharged in 1945.

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James W. Bell: Pfc. Bell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bell of Cleburne entered the Army in 1942. He trained at Camp Swift and served in Hawaii, Solomon Islands and New Hebrides. Pfc. Bell was awarded BC Medal, Soldier Medal, APO Ribbon and Champaign Medal. He was discharged in 1945.

2 James 

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 Luther B. Adams: Luther, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Adams of Cleburne entered the Army Air Corps in 1942. He trained at Sheppard Field and served in Eastern Flying Training Command. He was awarded the GC Medal, ATO Ribbon and Victory Medal.

2 Luther Adams

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 Pauline E. Lane: Pfc. Lane, daughter of the late R.E. Lane of Cleburne entered the WAC in 1943. She trained at Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia and served in the Bronx Area Station Hospital in New York. Pfc. Lane was awarded WAC Service Ribbon and GC Ribbon. She was discharged in 1945.

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 Hershal L. Miller: Sgt. Hershal L. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. P.W. Miller, Alvarado; attended Alvarado HS. Entered Marines in 1939; trained in San Diego, served on Wake Island and Pearl Harbor. Sgt. Miller was POW 44 months. Awarded Presidential Unit Citation, A-P Ribbon, 1 Battle Star, Marine Campaign Ribbon.

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 Homer Richard: Pfc. Homer Richard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Richard entered the Army in 1941. He trained at Fort Warren, and Camp Bowie. Pfc. Richard served in the European Theater and was awarded ETP Ribbon with five Battle Stars. He was discharged in 1946.

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 James C. Bankston: Watertender 1st Class Bankston, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Bankston of Alvarado entered the Navy in December 1940 and trained in San Diego. He served in Africa, Sicily, Italy, England and France. Watertender 1st Class Bankston was awarded  Commendation, American Theater, EAME, GC and Pre-Pearl Harbor Ribbons as well as six battle stars.

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 George D. Miller: Cox Miller entered the Coast Guard in August of 1942. He served in the Atlantic Theater and was awarded ATO Campaign Ribbon with one Star and GC Ribbon. He was discharged in 1945.

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 Morgan Bouldin: Pvt Morgan Bouldin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Green Bouldin of Cleburne entered the Army in 1942. He trained at Fort Warren, Wyoming and in California. Pvt. Bouldin served in Italy, Africa, France and Germany. He was discharged in 1945.

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Johnson County Heroes of WWII

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 Jewel R. Crow: 2nd Lt. Jewel R. Crow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Crow of Alvarado; graduated from Alvarado High School and Harris Hospital of Nursing; entered Army Nurse Corps in 1944; trained at Ft. Sam Houston and Camp Claiborne, Louisiana.