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The following are veterans of World War II. We welcome more entries. If you want to add a World War II Veteran to the site, please email with any information about the veteran. If at all possible, let us know in which cemetery, county, and state the person is buried. You may include biographical data, a photograph, tombstone photograph, obituary, or any other information you wish to add.

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Arkansas County, Arkansas

Heien, Alfred H.
1 February 1924 - 15 August 1994
Private First Class Rifleman US Army World War II
Mr. Heien is buried in Lone Tree Cemetery, Arkansas County, Arkansas.
Submitted by Sandy Sanders


Clark County, Arkansas

Franklin, Roy Golden
1916-1979
SSGT US Army World War II
He enlisted at Camp Joseph T. Robinson in Little Rock, Arkansas, February 22, 1945.
Franklin is buried in Franklin Cemetery, Clark County, Arkansas.


Garland County, Arkansas

Adams, Collins Stell .
October 21, 1919 - February 18, 1985
Sergeant US Army World War II
Mr. Adams is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Adamski, Joseph W.
March 21, 1917 - May 13, 2002
Private First Class US Army World War II
Mr. Adamski is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Allman, James Samuel . .
27 November 1920 - 6 February 1945
Arkansas Tech Sergeant 511 AAF Bomb Squadron World War II
James attended Hot Springs High School and after graduation attended Southwestern University at Memphis, Tennessee. After college, he went to work at the Arkansas National Bank in Hot Springs as a bookkeeper. James entered the Army Air Corps in July 1942, two months after his older brother George Franklin Allman joined the Air Corps and served in a glider unit. James received his basic training at Santa Ana, California, and then attended Radio Operators School at Scott Field, Illinois, and Gunnery School at Yuma, Arizona. After serving two years in the United States, James left for England on September 18, 1944, and participated in the air offensive over Germany. He flew in 20 missions and on the twentieth, was killed when the B-17G Sn# 43-38080 in which he was radio operator/waist gunner. The aircraft had participated in a raid on German war facilities at Lutter, Germany. As the aircraft was cleared into the descent landing pattern to land at Polebrook Air Station, Northamptonshire, England, it was struck from beneath by another B-17. The collision tore the right wing off Allman's B-17, and both bombers crashed about 3 miles from the air field, killing all of the crew members on both planes.
Technical Sergeant James Samuel Allman earned the following decorations/badges during his service to our country during World war II:
Air Gunner Wings
Rifle and Pistol marksmanship Badge(s)
Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters
Purple Heart Army
Good Conduct Medal
American Theater Campaign Medal
European Theater of Operations Campaign
Medal with two battle stars
World War II Victory Medal
Meritorious Service Wreath with "2" Device (now ribbon with Oak Leaf Cluster) 8
Sgt. Allman is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 1

Ashley, Vernon
27 September 1924 - 26 August 2013
World War II and Korea
Mr. Ashley is buried in Fourche Loupe Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas.  1

Athanas, Athas James, Jr.    [Athas Demetrius Athanas Jr.]  .
30 March 1924 - 25 May 1984
Lieutenant Colonel Air Force, World War II, Korea, Vietnam Conflict
Mr. Athanas enlisted in the Army Air Corps 31 October 1942 at Little Rock, Arkansas. He retired from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel. A transcription of his obituary may be found here.
Mr. Athanas is buried in Fort Sam Houston Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

Austin, Claude Arthur .
May 28, 1921 - June 19, 1981
Master Sergeant US Army World War II
Mr. Austin is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Ballard, Thomas H.
August 13, 1914/1915 - November 16, 1973
Arkansas Private Army Air Forces World War II
Mr. Ballard is buried in Cunningham Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Bedford, Alfred O. .
October 18, 1910 - October 26, 1993
Technician 5th Grade US Army World War II
Mr. Bedford is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Birder, Rodney H.
Died March 10, 2011
World War II bomber pilot and prisoner of war in Germany
His remains were cremated 1

Bowen, Preston Thomas
11 April 1921 - 9 February 1997
Private US Army World War II
Mr. Bowen is buried in Cunningham Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Bozak, Martin William .
25 August 1886 - 13 May 1952
Arkansas Master Sergeant MD World War I and World War II
Mr. Bozak is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Brown, Donald Austin . .
6 July 1926 - 22 December 2009
Boatswain's Mate Second Class US Navy. Mr. Brown served during the Okinawa Invasion of 1945.
Mr. Brown is buried in Godwin Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas.

Brown, Muriel Glenn .
November 3, 1928 - March 1, 1951
Arkansas Corporal 5 Cavalry (Infantry) 1 Cavalry Division (Infantry), World War II, Korea
Corporal Brown was a member of the 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on February 28, 1951 and died of those wounds on March 1, 1951. Corporal Brown was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. (from Korean War Veterans Honor Roll on ancestry.com)

Burch, John D. Sr. .
October 28, 1926 - December 11, 2009
Seaman Second Class US Navy World War II
Mr. Burch is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Burke, James Harry .
September 4, 1920 - November 25, 1965
Illinois SGT US Army World War II
Mr. Burke is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Carrico, Edgar E. .
October 22, 1913 - June 2, 2010
Corporal US Army World War II
Mr. Carrico is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Caton, Chester Warren .
February 11, 1925 - November 4, 1981
US Navy World War II
Mr. Caton is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Chambers, Grady E.
November 30, 1906 - April 30, 1997
US Army World War II
Mr. Chambers is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Chapman, Homer .
14 August 1908 - 18 September 1971
Arkansas Private US Army World War II
Mr. Chapman's name is said to have actually been spelled Chapmond but was changed while serving in the Army.
Mr. Chapman is buried in Buckville Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Childers, Edward L. Z. .
16 October 1919 - 7 March 2003
US Navy World War II
Mr. Childers is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Clarke, John Joseph
Private First Class US Army World War II
Mr. Clarke is buried in Cunningham Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Clow, Robert J. .
1916 - 1979
Tec 5 US Army World War II
Mr. Clow is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Cole, Ray S. .
28 November 1918 - 21 April 1982
Staff Sergeant US Army World War II
Mr. Cole is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Columbus, Harry .
28 November 1925 - 5 November 2008
HA1 US Navy World War II
Mr. Columbus is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Cook, Herbert W. .
10 October 1915 - 21 April 1978
US Navy World War II
Mr. Cook is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Cornelison, Richard H. .
1922 - 1977
Private US Army World War II
Mr. Cornelison is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Courtenay, Charles H. E. .
21 November 1907 - 1 August 2000
WOJG US Army World War II Korea
Mr. Courtenay is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Crain, Abert J. Jr. .
September 29, 1925 - June 25, 2003
US Navy World War II
Mr. Crain is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Crone, Hershel Lester .
19 October 1923 - 28 April 2010
Corporal US Marine Corps World War II; Purple Heart
Mr. Crone is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Cummings, Uel W. .
January 3, 1911 - July 12, 1975
F2 US Navy
Mr. Cummings is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Cummings, Marvin W. .
June 8, 1909 - April 22, 1968
Arkansas Private Co C 58 Medical Training Battalion World War II
Mr. Cummings is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Davis, Espen Eugene .
1917 - 1976
Private US Army World War II
Mr. Davis is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Davis, Freeman E.
August 13, 1923 - April 19, 2012
US Army
Mr. Davis is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 1

Davis, Jimmy L. .
1 October 1915 - 1 November 1954
Arkansas Staff Sergeant 972 Signal Service Battalion World War II
Mr. Davis is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Davis, Ronald R. .
February 8, 1929 - September 12, 1965
Arkansas Private First Class 9 Bomb Group AAF World War II
Mr. Davis is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Davis, Vance W. .
23 September 1914 - 30 September 1965
Missouri 1016 Engineer TDWY Brigade Company World War II
Mr. Davis is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Dean, Ceburne Leon
27 April 1921 - 9 September 1990
Dean enlisted October 13, 1942, in the US Army in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Mr. Dean is buried in Cunningham Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Deaton, Woodrow .
16 October 1915 - 26 June 1998
Private First Class US Army Air Forces World War II
Mr. Deaton is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Dever, William Ralph .
1920 - 1976
Private First Class US Army World War II
Mr. Dever is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Donath, Louis Rowland
8 February 1919 - 30 December 2012
Lieutenant Colonel US Army
He joined the Army in 1942 and was a flight instructor in 1943 and 1944 in Stuttgart. In 1944, was stationed in the Philippine Islands serving in World War II as a bomber pilot flying B24s. After 37 years of both active duty and service in the reserves, he retired in 1979 attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Col. Donath is buried in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Stuttgart. 1

Dugan, James Patrick
24 February 1918 - 29 August 2012
In May of 1941, he joined the Marine Corps and during World War II, he saw combat action with the Fifth Marines, 27th Raiders on Bougainville, Choiselle, Talaga, and was ont he first wave ashore at Iwo Jima where he was wounded on the fourth day receiving the Purple Heart.
Born in Hot Springs to James and Vera Dugan, James Patrick was married to Nora. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 1

Edwards, Daniel Richmond .
April 9, 1897 - October 21, 1967
Medal of Honor
Major US Army World War I and II; Arkansas; DSC - Purple Heart and Oak Leaf Cluster
Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company C, 3d Machine Gun Battalion, 1st Division. Place and date: Near Soissons, France, 18 July 1918. Entered service at: Bruceville, Texas. Born: 9 April 1897, Moorville, Texas. G.O. No.: 14, W.D., 1923. Citation: Reporting for duty from hospital where he had been for several weeks under treatment for numerous and serious wounds and although suffering intense pain from a shattered arm, he crawled alone into an enemy trench for the purpose of capturing or killing enemy soldiers known to be concealed therein. He killed 4 of the men and took the remaining four men prisoners; while conducting them to the rear one of the enemy was killed by a high explosive enemy shell which also completely shattered one of PFC. Edwards' legs, causing him to be immediately evacuated to the hospital. The bravery of PFC Edwards, now a tradition in his battalion because of his previous gallant acts, again caused the morale of his comrades to be raised to high pitch. (from http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/worldwari.html, accessed May 29, 2012)
Mr. Edwards is buried in Cunningham Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Ennis, Homer Lee .
September 18, 1918-September 24, 2000
Private US Army World War II
Ennis is buried in Cunningham Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Fisk, James Edward .
November 16, 1923 - January 11, 1956
Arkansas Sergeant US Marine Corps Res World War II
Mr. Fisk is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Fox, Virgil G. .  
14 August 1921 - 19 December 2005
Staff Sergeant US Army
Mr. Fox is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Gamble, William Moss .
October 31, 1924 - September 30, 1997
Private US Army World War II
Mr. Gamble is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Gillham, Ralph
17 May 1920 - 18 February 2010
He entered the U.S. Army Air Corps cadets in 1942 and trained as a bombardier. He flew 30 missions in B-17s from England to Germany with the 535th Squadron, 381st Group out of Ridgewell, England. He won three Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Gillham is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 1

Goodwin, Ernest H., Jr. .
30 July 1926 - 2 May 2007
SM3 US Navy World War II
Mr. Goodwin is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 1

Green, James B. .
17 April 1923 - 23 February 2007
US Army World War II
Mr. Green is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Green, Ray E.
17 January 1917 - 14 March 2008
SGT US Army World War II
Mr. Green is buried in Green Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 1 2

Griffin, Leonard D. .
2 February 1915 - 15 April 1985
US Army World War II
Mr. Griffin is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Hall, Will G. .
4 December 1920 - 29 January 2012
Corporal US Army World War II
Mr. Hall served in the infantry, earning five Bronze Stars for five different campaigns.
Mr. Hall is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 1 2

Hanna, Samuel Delwyn .
4 December 1921 - 22 November 1997
Private First Class US Army Air Forces
Mr. Hanna is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Harris, Mathew R. .
10 February 1924 - 29 October 1996
US Navy World War II
Mr. Harris is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Hassman, Leo Bono .
10 July 1919 - 18 January 2004
S1 US Coast Guard World War II
Mr. Hassman is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Hathcock, Howard (Bill) .
28 September 1923 - 1 May 2007
SFC US Army World War II Korea
Mr. Hathcock is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Henderson, Arthur James .
21 October 1926 - 28 August 1985
Mr. Henderson is buried in Godwin Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Hilliard, George S. .
12 July  1923 - 23 April 1993
TEC 4 US Army World War II
Mr. Hilliard is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Houston, Alaska Clary .
February 4, 1908 - May 28, 1985
SFC USA Women's Army Corps
Ms. Houston enlisted in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 20, 1945.
Ms. Houston is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Hughes, Cecil D. .
March 4, 1927 - October 11, 1989
Seaman First Class US Navy World War II
Mr. Hughes is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Hunt, J. C. .
July 29, 1925 - October 24, 1981
Corporal US Marine Corps World War II
Mr. Hunt is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Hunt, Owen T. Sr. .
December 13, 1906 - July 1, 1993
US Navy World War II Purple Heart
Mr. Hunt is buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Ingraham, Gerald H. .
December 3, 1917 - April 2, 2010
He entered the Army in 1940 and was a captain with the First Armored Division, 6th Infantry, serving in Ireland, England, Africa and Italy and received the Bronze Star.
Mr. Ingraham is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 1 2

Jackson, Roy Samuel .
23 September 1919 - 7 February 2009
Major US Army World War II, Korea
He entered the US Army on 6 January 1941 with "H" Battery, 206th CA (AA) National Guard Unit. The unit traveled to Fort Bliss, Texas, and trained until August 1941 and then shipped out to Dutch Harbor and Fairbanks, Alaska. After 24 months on the Aleutian Islands, he returned to the United States and was assigned to Camp Haan, California. He attended Chemical Officers Candidate School, which resulted in a retired rank of captain in the US Army with USAR rank of major. He saw service in Alaska, Japan, Korea, Germany and numerous other based in the United States totaling 22 years.
Mr. Jackson is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 1 2

Jones, Clarence L. .
January 4, 1916 - April 2, 1990
NA US Navy World War II
Mr. Jones is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Jones, Gilford Merle .
December 26, 1922 - May 6, 2011
U.S. Navy, 7th Fleet
Mr. Jones is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas.

Keck, David Harry Jr. .
September 8, 1926 - February 15, 2011
AMM3 US Navy World War II, Korea
Mr. Keck is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas 2

Keith, Graham Randolph
August 19, 1922 - July 7, 1996
Colonel US Army World War II; Purple Heart
Colonel Keith is buried in Memorial Gardens, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Kemp, Edward M. .
31 August 1921 - 3 September 2005
Tec 5 US Army
Mr. Kemp is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas 2

Kemp, James Marion .
July 23, 1920 - April 25, 1986
US Army Air Forces World War II
Mr. Kemp is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Ketchum, Wilmer [Wilmor] Morris
Died 19 Jun 1944 in Normandy, France
Private First Class, 300th Engineers Combat Battalion
Last Known Status: Missing, Awards: Purple Heart Medal
Parents: Grover Cleveland Ketchum and Ardelia Mae Shackelford
PFC Ketchum has a memorial in the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, Basse-Normandie Region France.
Submitted by Gary Brown

Kroha, Daniel J. Sr. .
May 18, 1919 - November 22, 1974
Sergeant US Army
Mr. Kroha is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Lane, Herbert M.
October 17, 1924-November 24, 2010
Herbert served in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army from May 14, 1943, to 1949, and was wounded in July 1944 in Japan, for which he was awarded the Purple Heart.
He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 1

Lawrence, Charles L. .
1 August 1918 - 21 February 21
US Navy CPO World War II, Korean War
Mr. Lawrence is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Lee, Donald Ethan .
June 19, 1924 - November 28, 2002
Technical Sergeant US Air Force World War II, Korea, Vietnam
Mr. Lee is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Lelemsis, Sam John .
February 17, 1924 - January 12, 1983
Staff Sergeant US Army World War II Korea
Mr. Lelemsis is buried in Spurlin Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Livers, Raymond Edward
Died December 7, 1941, on the USS Arizona
Fireman First Class
Livers died, along with his brother, Wayne Nicholas Livers, when the USS Arizona was attacked and sunk. The two young men entered the service from New Mexico; however, their brother, Ira Livers, lives in Hot Springs.

Livers, Wayne Nicholas
Died December 7, 1941, on the USS Arizona
Machinist First Class
Livers died, along with his brother, Raymond Edward Livers, when the USS Arizona was attacked and sunk. The two young men entered the service from New Mexico; however, their brother, Ira Livers, lives in Hot Springs.

Livingston, Walter W. .
17 September 1908 - 3 June 1982
Tech Sergeant US Air Force World War II
Mr. Livingston is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Lloyd, Adrith C. .
31 January 1926 - 7 March 1979
US Army
Mr. Lloyd is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Long, Robert C. .
6 February 1923 - 4 August 1995
Corporal US Army World War II
Mr. Long is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Lott, Earle M. .
29 December 1920 - 30 April 1993
Signalman Third Class, US Navy World War II
Mr. Lott is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Lowder, William Thomas "Tom" . .
March 20, 1919 - May 18, 1979
His double marker shows March 19 as day of birth; military marker shows March 20; Social Security Death Index shows March 20.
Sergeant US Army World War II
Mr. Lowder is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Lynas, Eugene Fredrick .
March 18, 1920 - June 12, 2011
TEC 3 US Army World War II
His veteran marker shows different month of birth and different spelling of middle name and am using the information from his personal marker.
Mr. Lynas is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Manire, Edmund Henry .
1925 - 1997
US Marine Corps World War II
Mr. Marine is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Marrall, Arble Lee Jr. .
February 21, 1930 - November 29, 2007
Private US Army World War II
Mr. Marrall is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Martin, Vincent J. .
29 April 1900 - 22 February 1980
Private First Class US Army
Mr. Martin is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

McDaniel, William E., Sr. .
26 August 1923 - 13 July 1991
US Army World War II
Mr. McDaniel is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

McGhie, John E.
28 February 1908 - 15 July 1966
Arkansas Technician Fifth Class 1857 Service Command Unit World War II; Bronze Star
Mr. McGhie is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

McLain, Gilbert I. .
July 9, 1923 - February 15, 1996
US Army World War II
Mr. McLain is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

McLain, Herbert William .
March 19, 1921 - January 4, 2005
Lieutenant Colonel US Air Force World War II, Vietnam
Mr. McLain is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Merten, John R. Sr. .
July 9, 1924 - June 18, 2007
Master Sergeant US Army World War II Korea
Mr. Merten joined the Army at the age of 19 in May of 1943. He was in the 35th Division, Company C, 134th Infantry. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was listed as missing in action three different times and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
Mr. Merten is buried in Saint Mary Cemetery, Racine County, Wisconsin. 1 2

Minch, Howard Grey .
January 4, 1918 - October 26, 2007
Mr. Minch was a retired colonel and served in World War II and Korea.
Mr. Minch is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 1 2

Moody, Harvey Henry .
1 October 1919 - 5 October 1994
MOMM3 US Navy World War II
Mr. Moody is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Morrison, Carroll Doyle .
June 5, 1920 - December 29, 1998
Private US Army World War II
Mr. Morrison is buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Morrison, James A. .
February 13, 1906 - January 1, 1981
Private US Army World War II
Mr. Morrison is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Morrison, Oma R. .
8 October 1914 - 15 March 1999
TSgt US Army World War II
Mr. Morrison is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Myers, Milton Howard .
August 24, 1914 - May 13, 1976
1st Lieutenant US Army World War II
Mr. Myers is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Nelson, Lynn E. .
18 September 1925 - 15 November 1981
US Navy World War II
Mr. Nelson is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Nelson, Robert Allen .
August 25, 1925 - September 1, 2005
US Army World War II
Mr. Nelson is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Newsom, Clarence E. .
5 Oct 1917 - 6 Feb 1994
Tec4 US Army World War II
Mr. Newsom is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Orrell, Paul Edward .
April 1, 1927 - June 17, 1996
Tec 5 US Army
Mr. Orrell joined the service May 25, 1945, at Fort Lewis, Washington, and was discharged December 28, 1946.
Mr. Orrell is buried in Lowe Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Pate, Charles H. .
September 4, 1925 - December 31, 2005
Mr. Pate served in the Marine Corps during World War II
Mr. Pate is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 1 2

Pate, George E. Jr. .
May 6, 1923 - February 26, 1984
Sergeant First Class US Army World War II
Mr. Pate is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Payne, Virgle Milton .
July 9, 1903 - March 27, 1958
Arkansas PFC US Army World War II
Payne is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Peters, William D. "Bill"
June 28, 1921 - May 16, 2011
Mr. Peters served as staff sergeant in the United States Army Air Corps as a B-24 nose gunner in the Central Pacific during World War II.
Mr. Peters is buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 1

Phillips, Leonard C. .
May 15, 1908 - October 22, 1972
Arkansas Tec 5 Hq Co 3187 Sig Svc Bn World War II
Mr. Phillips is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Pruett, Charles I. .
1897 - 1975
Construction mechanic petty officer second class, US Navy World War I and World War II
Mr. Pruett is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Pyles, Walter C. .
January 5, 1914 - January 5, 1948
Texas Sergeant Air Corps World War II
Mr. Pyles  is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Quimby, Lotus Allen .
April 20, 1916 - January 31, 1973
Arkansas PVT Army Air Forces World War II
Mr. Quimby is buried in Cunningham Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Rankin, Raid Ortumas .
July 19, 1921 - February 5, 2007
US Navy World War II, Korea, Vietnam
Mr. Rankin is buried in Center Hill Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Rephan, Bernard
November 24, 1923 - April 15, 2012
Mr. Rephan enlisted as an aviation cadet with the US Air Force about 1942. He served as an engineer gunner, 8th Air Force, 91st Bomb Group, based in England. He earned medals for combat missions flown. 1

Richards, Everett C.
May 12, 1922 - March 30, 1945
Technail Sergeant Co F 333rd Infantry 84th Regiment
Sgt. Richards died of wounds received in action in Germany.
He is buried in Fourche Loupe Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Ridgeway, Robert Dean Sr. .
July 27, 1925 - January 19, 2002
LTJG US Navy 1st LT US Army World War II Korea
Mr. Ridgeway is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Robbins, William Ransom .
1922-1949
William Ransom Robbins enlisted in the Army on October 15, 1942, at Little Rock, Arkansas. He was assigned to the 8th Armored Division, rising to the rank of TEC 5.
He fought in engagements at Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe.
He was awarded three bronze stars, the American Campaign Ribbon, the African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon, and the Victory Ribbon.
He was discharged on January 23, 1946, at Jefferson Barracks, LeMay, Missouri.
He enlisted in the Army Reserves on January 23, 1946, and discharged on January 22, 1949.
He is buried in the Buckville Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas.
Submitted by Debra Slater Garner

Roberts, Foy Ferrell .
17 September 1896 - 8 November 1951
Arkansas Corporal 621 QM Depot Company World War I and World War II
Mr. Roberts is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Roberts, William N. .
17 June 1917 - 11 May 1984
Tec5 US Army World War II
Mr. Roberts is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Rood, Edward E. .
11 September 1921 - 15 June 1984
Sergeant US Army World War II, Korea
Mr. Rood is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Rose, Byron Elmo
July 1918 - January 1987
Byron Elmo Rose was born in Thornton, Arkansas. Rose enlisted in U.S. Merchant Marines in 1941 as ship's carpenter and served in North Atlantic. He was discharged in 1945 in Houston, Texas.
Rose lived in Hot Springs most of his life and is buried at Memorial Gardens, Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Submitted by son, Tim Rose

Rowe, Clarence Eugene
July 15, 1917 - December 26, 1972
He enlisted in Little Rock June 4, 1942. Rowe is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas.
Submitted by his niece, Greta Creekmore

Rowe, Roye A.
March 7, 1914 - November 11, 2006
HDQTRS US First Army Air Force 110th Air Base Unit World War II - 1942 - 1946
Mr. Rowe is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas.
Submitted by daughter, Greta Creekmore

Russell, Wesley Cleveland "Johnny" .
January 14, 1910 - March 19, 1990
US Navy World War II
Mr. Russell is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Scalph, Leonard Leroy
November 17, 1907 - November 9, 1993
US Army World War II
Mr. Scalph is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Schultz, Glenn Raymond .
March 4, 1927 - September 14, 2006
Interrupting his studies at Harvard University to join the Merchant Marines, a division of the Coast Guard during World War II, he returned to school after the War and graduated in 1949. He again volunteered service to our country in the Korean War by enlisting in the United States Navy. He was on the S.S. Heber M. Creel, a Liberty Ship.

Schwartz, Louis .
1910-1981
Private US Army World War II
Mr. Schwarts is buried in Beth Jacob Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Sears, Freeman
April 17, 1926 - December 2, 2010
Her served in the Navy in World War II, seeing action in the Pacific and was the chief barber aboard the USS Chester.
Mr. Sears is buried in Smith-Creek Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 1

Sharif, Ahmed N. .
17 November 1917 - 25 February 1987
Technical Sergeant US Army World War II
Mr. Shariff is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Shoemaker, Keith Thomas .
August 17, 1922 - March 12, 2006
Gunner's Mate Second Class US Navy World War II
Mr. Shoemaker is buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Sims, Burkett Moore . . . .
19 October 1924 - 30 August 2009
Burkett Moore Sims, born in Hot Springs, was a son of Dillon Odell Sims and Claire Moore Sims. My dad watched FDR drive by in town. He enlisted at age 17. He went to Camp Chaffee, was an expert marksman (eight times of the rifle range), sent to California for further training, then to Germany in 1944. He was Private First Class Burkett Moore Sims, machine gunner, 7th Army, 14th Armored infantry (also known as the Liberators because they liberated over 40 per cent of the POW and Concentration Camps in Europe), 62nd Battalion, B Company, 1st Platoon, 1st Squad. He was the only one in his squad to survive without being wounded or killed. His squad of twelve men had approximately 22 replacements. His squad held a canyon at Philipsburg, France, before U.S. artillery arrived in the area. He crossed the Rhine at Worms on Easter morning, captured Munich, Inglestat, Nuremburg. He helped capture Mooseburg POW camp. He stood guard over German soldiers, some 300 at a time, who wouldn’t try to escape because the American Army had all the food. He spent eight months on the front line and was at the edge of the Battle of the Bulge. He learned to ski in the Alps after the war and visited the Vatican. My father was Catholic and told me there are no atheists in the trenches. He was promoted to staff sergeant, training young men for combat after the war. He received an honorable discharge.
He is buried in Oakwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles County, California.
Submitted by Mary Sims, his daughter
Enlistment record
Separation record
Photographs were submitted by his daughter, Margaret Kuberka

Siratt, Edward H., Sr. .
1923-1964
Arkansas Sergeant 42 Rainbow Division World War II
Bronze Star Medcal
Mr. Siratt is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Skold, Dennis Leonard
Died 14 December 2012 at the age of 94
Mr. Skold and his wife Augusta Lefholz moved to Hot Springs in 1975. He passed away in New Orleans where his two daughters live.
He served in World War II reaching the rank of tech sergeant and was awarded two Bronze Stars for the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns. He served first in Reykjavik, Iceland, and later entered Europe on DDay/+6. 1

Slater, Glendon Clinton . . .
1929-2005
At the age of 16, on January 28, 1945, he enlisted in the Army Air Forces at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He completed his training at Keesler Field, Mississippi, on March 2, 1945. At the time of his enlistment he used a year of birth of 1927 so that he could enlist.
He received an honorable discharge on June 11, 1948, as private first class. He received the World War Victory Metal and Army of Occupation Medal.
On November 30, 1948, he re-enlisted at Flagstaff, Arizona. His organization was 325th Supply Squadron at Moses Lake Air Force Base, Washington, at time of his discharge on November 8, 1949. His rank was corporal at time of discharge.
CPL US Army Air Forces World War II
During his service time he was also a member of the military police and a supply sergeant.
He spent time overseas, mostly in Germany.
Mr. Slater is buried in Cunningham Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas.
Submitted by Debra Slater Garner, his daughter

Smith, Darrell S. .
November 25, 1906 - January 31, 1970
Arkansas S SGT US Army World War II
Smith is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Smith, Donald Albert .
February 13, 1914 - July 24, 1958
Arkansas Major Corps of Engineers World War II
Smith is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Smith, Harold Jesse
November 8, 1918 - May 8, 2012
U..S. Army  1

Smith, Richard .
9 March 1908 - 4 February 1979
STM1 US Navy World War II
Mr. Smith is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Stone, Walter Jr. .
February 28, 1924 - April 6, 1959
Illinois CPL 3502 Base Unit AAF World War II
Stone is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Teague, Theodore R. .
September 30, 1913 - September 15, 1972
Arkansas Private First Class Headquarters Company 1 Battalion 310 Infantry World War II
Mr. Teague is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Terry, Luther Gilbert . .
April 24, 1918 - November 6, 1978
Corporal US Army World War II
Mr. Terry, a Garland County native, was a son of Jesse W. and Susie Adams Terry. He married Madge Geneva Barnett November 9, 1940.
Mr. Terry is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas.
Submitted by Sharon Terry Moore

Terry, Otha James . .
September 30, 1916 - December 9, 2002
US Army World War II
Mr. James, a Garland County native, was a son of Jesse W. and Susie Adams Terry. He married Betty Jean Fowler March 22, 1942.
Mr. Terry is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas.
Submitted by Sharon Terry Moore

Thomas, Charles V. .
May 11, 1907 - April 27, 1994
Corporal US Army World War II
Mr. Thomas is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Thomas, Martin E. .
27 April 1904 - 12 December 1980
PTR1 US Navy World War II
Mr. Thomas is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Thompson, Jim Ferguson .
June 20, 1915 - April 12, 1995
PFC US Army Air Corps World War II
Mr. Thompson is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Thornton, Robert E. Jr. .
21 February 1926 - 6 December 2007
Master Sergeant US Army
Mr. Thornton is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Tribble, Paul W. .
June 26, 1916 - January 2, 1978
PFC US Army World War II
Mr. Tribble is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Tucker, James Fitzhugh . .
6 January 1925 - 29 December 2010
Mr. Tucker joined the Navy in 1943. He served on the U.S.S. Chauncey as a 1st Gunners Mate. His ship served in major Naval battles including Okinawa, Leyte Gulf, Saipan, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Guam, Palau and Iwo Jima and was awarded numerous combat citations. His ship was present during the signing of the surrender of hostilities between the United States and Japan forces. His eyes witnessed true American History. Later he served as 1st Lieutenant in the Korean War as an infantry officer. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor during his tour of duty. He was honorably discharged from active service in 1952. 1
Mr. Tucker is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Tucker, Joseph Dell .
5 March 1915 - 25 December 1966
Texas Tec5 Medical Department World War II
Mr. Tucker is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Vaughan, Harvey Lee .
7 February 1912 - 13 January 1992
Private US Army World War II
Mr. Vaughan is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Webb, Roscoe James .
15 November 1908 - 23 January 2001
US Army World War II
Mr. Webb is buried in Spurlin Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

White, Harriel Dean Jr. .
November 11, 1924 - April 20, 2007
Tec 5 US Army
Mr. White enlisted in the U.S. Army at Little Rock, Arkansas, June 21, 1943.
Mr. White is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

White, James Everett .
14 July 1926 - 3 September 1998
CS2 US Navy
Mr. White is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

White, William C., Jr. .
11 July 1924 - 13 November 2001
Sergeant US Army World War II, Korea; Bronze Star Medal
Mr. White is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Wiggins, William Edward .
10 October 1926 - 5 November 2007
Seaman First Class US Navy
Mr. Wiggins served aboard the U.S.S. Pine Island
Mr. Wiggins is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Wilcox, T. W. .
August 10, 1927 - November 5, 1993
Private US Army Air Corps World War II
Mr. Wilcox is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Willis, Elbert Monroe .
26 June 1919 - 8 January 1994
Private First Class US Army World War II
Mr. Willis is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Wilson, Garyon E. .
January 20, 1919 - December 31, 1980
Private US Army World War II
Mr. Wilson is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Wilson, George C. .
August 6, 1915 - July 2, 1998
Private US Army World War II
Mr. Wilson is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Wilson, John David .
January 16, 1922 - March 3, 1978
Machinist Mate Third Class US Navy World War II
Mr. Wilson is buried in Morning Star Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Wilson, Vernon L. Vernon L Wilson WWII tombstone
May 21, 1928 - May 2, 1973
CPL US Army World War II
Mr. Wilson is buried in Spurlin Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Windell, William P. .
February 4, 1918 - February 16, 2012
First Lieutenant US Army Air Corps World War II
Mr. Windell is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Witt, Frank C. .
1 October 1920 - 9 July 2010
Sergeant US Army World War II
Mr. Witt is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Wray, Fred W. .
January 26, 1911 - February 28, 1958
Arkansas Corporal 379 Bomb Group AAF World War II
Mr. Wray is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

Wulf, Norman F.
July 29, 1901 - February 28, 1987
US Army World War II
Mr. Wulf is buried in Crestview Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2

York, Calvin O.
22 January 1919 - 16 February 1997
Private US Army, World War II
Mr. York is buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2
Submitted by Sharon Terry Moore

Young, Eldon Cobern .
June 11, 1916 - June 4, 1993
Platoon Sergeant US Marine Corps World War II
Mr. Young is buried in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas. 2


Hot Spring County, Arkansas

Allen, John Charles .
28 March 1920 - 19 November 1999
US Navy World War II
Mr. Allen is buried in DeRoche Cemetery, Hot Spring County, Arkansas. 2

Spurlin, Frank Thomas .
25 April 1911 - 10 March 1994
PFC US Army World War II
Mr. Spurlin is buried in Shadowlawn Cemetery, Hot Spring County, Arkansas. He has a cenotaph in Spurlin Cemetery, Garland County, Arkansas; and his military marker is found in Spurlin Cemetery. 2


Montgomery County, Arkansas

Nichols, Freeman O. .
29 August 1920 - 17 November 2003
Private First Class US Army World War II
Mr. Nichols is buried in Reed Cemetery, Montgomery County, Arkansas. 2

Smith, Jack L. .
7 April 1924 - 29 February 1996
Seaman 2nd Class US Navy World War II
Mr. Smith is buried in Reed Cemetery, Montgomery County, Arkansas. 2

Smith, John W. .
24 December 1916 - 3 September 2004
Private US Army World War II
Mr. Smith is buried in Reed Cemetery, Montgomery County, Arkansas. 2

Smith, Wilburn Perry .
18 February 1920 - 17 September 1942
Arkansas Private 6 Coast Artillery World War II
Mr. Smith is buried in Reed Cemetery, Montgomery County, Arkansas. 2


Pope County, Arkansas

Bethel, Jack M.
11 January 1920 - 21 September 1998 4
Mr. Bethel enlisted into the US Army 18 October 1944 at Camp Joseph T. Robinson in Little Rock, Arkansas, as a private. 5
After serving in the Pacific Theater (per Zane Lile), he was discharged as a private first class and is buried at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas. 6

Guthrie, Eldon Leon
28 May 1921 - 20 November 1996 4
He and James Guthrie were sons of George Edward and Ethel Hamilton Guthrie.
Mr. Guthrie was discharged from the US Navy as a seaman first class and is buried at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas. 6

Guthrie, James Harold/Harrell
18 December 1916 - 2 January 1993 4
Mr. Guthrie was born in Pope County, Arkansas, to George Edward and Ethel Hamilton Guthrie.
According to Zane Lile, he was a supply sergeant based in Indian working the hump. He was reported as having been killed in action but was later found to be alive but injured. Mr. Guthrie died in Lake County, California. 7


Saline County, Arkansas

Allen, Lee
May 29, 1922 - January 5, 2011
I went into the Army on October 19, 1942, and was sent to Camp Maxey, Texas, for basic training. After almost two years, I was sent overseas on September 12, 1944. At this time I was attached to the 102nd infantry Division, 927th Field Artillery Service Battery. James Albert Chenault and J. W. Chastain, two men from Saline County, were with my unit. We left the states with 5600 men and landed in France. During the war we went through France, into Belgium, Holland and Germany. While in France I saw my brother-in-law, G. T. Singleton. I was awarded two Bronze Stars during my tour. When the war ended, I served with the Occupational Forces. When the points system came out, I had enough points and was sent back to the states. I received my discharge at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, on October 19, 1945. 3
Mr. Allen is buried in McPherson Cemetery (Salt Creek Road), Saline County, Arkansas.

Vance, Willie Doyle . .
October 28, 1926 - July 16, 2010
Vance enlisted into the Army April 17, 1945, at Camp Robinson, Arkansas. He began training at Fort Livingston, Louisiana. After basic training, he was transferred to the Army Air Corps and sent to Kelly Field, Texas. He left the states from Camp Stoneman, California, and landed in Tokyo, Japan. After staying in Tokyo for a couple of months, the unit went to Nickel's Field in the Philippines. He was then discharged December 20, 1946, at Camp Beale, California, and returned home to Saline County. 3
He received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Independence Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal, and Army of Occupation Medal.
He is buried in Owensville Cemetery, Saline County, Arkansas.
Submitted by Patti Vance Hays, his daughter


1  The Sentinel-Record. Obituary. Hot Springs, Arkansas

2  Tombstone

3  Wright, Arnold A. (1993). My Country Called. Arkansas: Arnold A. Wright

4  Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011

5  National Archives and Records Administration. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.

6  National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca. 1775-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator

7  Ancestry.com. California, Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.

8   Rick Lawrence, MSgt., USMC/USAFR [RET])