The Men and Women in World War II from Henderson County

Thanks to Laura Gregory Calvin for transcribing this book.

Names F-G

Fancher, William B.
Cpl. Wiliam B. Fancher, wife the former Jalene Hamilton, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Fancher, Sr. Entered Army in July, 1941, and served in the European Theater. Has ETO Ribbon with six Bronze Stars, Meritorious Service Award, Unit Citation. Discharged in 1945.

Fancher, Thurman L.
Sgt. Thurman L. Fancher, wife the former Dorothy Barber, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Fancher. Entered Army in March, 1941, trained at Ft. San Houston and served in Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand.

Fancher, James E.
Pvt. James E. Fancher, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Fancher. Entered the Army in Jan., 1942, trained at Sheppard Field and Kathy Field, Texas.

Farmer, James A.
S 2/c James A. Farmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Farmer. Entered the service in Feb., 1945, trained in San Diego and Tacoma, Wash. Served in Point Barrow, Alaska.

Faulk, Valetine S.
Sgt. Valentine S. Faulk, husband of Helen Muller, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Faulk. Entered the service in June, 1942, trained at Sheppard Field. Served in Santa Ana, Cal., Marfa Field and Hobbs, N. M.

Featherston, Travis W.
Pvt. Travis W. Featherston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Featherston. Entered Army Jan., 1944, trained at Camp Wolters. Served in England, France, Belgium and Germany. Wounded in action in Nov., 1944 in Germany. Has Purple Heart, ETO Ribbon and other honors. Received discharge.

Featherston, Troy L.
Sgt. Troy L. Featherston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Featherston. Entered Army May, 1943, trained at Ft. Warren, Wyo, and Camp Ellis, Ill. Served in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Has ETO Ribbon and five Battle Stars. Husband of the former Mollie Ruth Fields.

Fields, Charlie, Jr.
F 1/c Charlie Fields, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Fields. Entered the Navy in April, 1943, husband of the former Katy Borton, trained in Kingsville, Texas, Florida and Kentucky.

Fields, Robert H.
Pfc. Robert H. Fields, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Fields. Entered the Army in March, 1944, trained in Mississippi and Georgia. Served in France, Belgium and Germany. Has two Battle Stars.

Fitzgerald, Preston T.
SK 2/c Preston T. Fitzgerald entered the Navy in Dec., 1943, trained in San Diego. Served in Aleutians, Japan and Pearl Harbor.

Flowers, Earnest D.
Pfc. Earnest D. Flowers, husband of Margie Dell Morton, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Flowers. Entered Army Sept., 1943, trained at Camp Gruber, Okla. Served in Luxembourg, England, France, Germany. Killed on Dec., 19,1944 in Luxembourg. Received the Purple Heart.

Flowers, Argie L.
S 1/c Argie L. Flowers, husband of Mary Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Flowers. Entered Navy May, 1944, trained at Camp Wallace. Served in Pearl Harbor and Marshall Island.

Ford, Thurman S.
T/5 Thurman S. Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Ford. Entered Army in March, 1942, trained at Camp Hulen. Served in England, Africa, Sicily and Africa. Has Good Conduct Medal and five Battle Stars.

Ford, Buford W.
S/Sgt. Buford W. Ford, wife, the former Rachel Tarrat, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Ford. Entered Army March, 1939, trained at Ft. Bliss. Served in Australia, New Guinea, Admiralties and the Philippines. Has Expert Combat Inf. Badge, Good Conduct Ribbon, AD, AP, four Campaigns, Philippine Liberation, two Campaigns.

Ford, Vivian L.
Pfc. Vivian L. Ford, wife the former Maggie Nell Richardson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Ford Entered Army Dec., 1943, trained at Ft. Lewis and Ft. Bragg. Served in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, England and Germany. Has Good Conduct Medal, ETO Ribbon with four Stars.

Forrester, Wilson W.
T/Sgt. Wilson W. Forrester, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Forrester. Entered Air Corps Oct., 1940, trained at Brooks field and Savannah, Ga. Served in England. Discharged and awarded Silver Star, ETO Ribbon and Bronze Star and Pres. Citation.

Foster, E. W.
S 1/c E. W. Foster, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Foster. Entered Navy Jan., 1944, trained in San Diego. Served in Hawaii.

Foster, Charles L.
AM 1/c Charles L. Foster, wife the former Oleta Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Foster. Entered service in June, 1941, trained in San Diego. Served in Pacific Theater. Has AD, Legion of Merit, AP, American Theater Campaign Medals.

Fowler, Marion S.
Sgt. Marion S. Fowler, son Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Fowler. Entered Army Aug., 1943, trained at Camp Adair and Ft. Benning, Ga. Served in France, Germany, Holland and Belgium.

Fowler, Thomas W.
Pfc. Thomas W. Fowler, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Fowler. Entered Marines July, 1940, trained in San Diego. Served in New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa and New Guinea.

Fowler, Marshall T.
S 1/c Marshall T. Fowler, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Fowler. Entered Navy April, 1944, wife the former Mozane Jones, trained in Illinois. Served in Hawaii.

Francis, Ernest
S/Sgt. Ernest Francis, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Francis. Entered Army Air Corps May, 1942, trained at Camp Barkeley and San Antonio, Texas. Served in England, Belgium and Germany.

Francis, Rosco
S/Sgt. Rosco Francis, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Francis. Entered Army Medical Corps in June, 1942, trained in Wichita Falls, Texas; Oklahoma City, Okla. and New Jersey. Served in Naples, Italy. Husband of Bernice Brown.

Franks, Harold E.
BM 2/c Harold E. Franks, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Franks. Entered the Navy in 1944, trained at Bainbridge, Md. Served on Guam and Okinawa.

Freeman, George P.
Pfc. George P. Freeman, husband of Connie Linthicum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pierce Freeman. Entered the Marines in Sept., 1942, trained in San Diego, Cal. Served in Hawaii, on Hilo, Marshalls and Guam.

Fulgham, Joe B.
Pfc. Joe B. Fulgham, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. T. Fulgham. Entered the Marines in Sept., 1944, trained at Parris Island, S. C. and Camp Lejeune, N. C. Served on Yokosuki and Okinawa.
Wounded on Okinawa.

Fulgham, Gwin M.
Pvt. Gwin M. Fulgham, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. T. Fulgham. Entered the Army in Sept., 1943, trained at Texas Tech College, Santa Anna AAF, Cal. and Eagle Field. Served on Luzon.

Fulgham, Ivy T.
Cpl. Ivy T. Fulgham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivy T. Fulgham. Entered the Air Corps in June, 1942, trained at Sheppard Field, Texas and Kearns, Utah. Served in Hawaii.
Husband of the former Johnnie Lee Killingsworth.

Gage, Henry M.
Cpl. Henry M. Gage, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Gage. Entered Army in March, 1942, trained at Ft. Sam Houston. Served in England, France and Germany. Holds Good Conduct Medal with two Battle Stars. Discharged in August, 1945.

Gaines, Clarence Buford
T/Sgt. Clarence Buford Gaines, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Gaines. Entered the Air Corps in Sept., 1940, trained at Kelly Field and Ellington Field; also Will Rogers Field, Okla and in Topeka, Kan. Served in New Hebrides and New Caledonia. Husband of the former Elsie Marie Day.
Discharged in Jan., 1944

Gaines, James Robert
1st Lt. James Robert Gaines, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Gaines. Entered Air Corps June, 1942, trained at Jones Field, Victoria, Texas; Key Field, Miss. and Harding Field, La. Served in N. Africa and Italy. Killed in action over Italy in Nov., 1943.

Gaines, Raymond W.
MM 1/c Raymond W. Gaines, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Gaines. Entered Navy July, 1942, trained in San Diego. Seved in Philippines, Marianas.

Gamble, George H.
Cpl. George H. Gamble, wife the former Hortense Tompkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Gamble. Entered Army March, 1942, trained at Camp Barkeley. Served in France, Germany and Belgium. Awarded Purple Heart with OL, European-African with three Stars. Discharged in 1945.

Gandy, Carter B.
Sgt. Carter B. Gandy, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Gandy. Entered Army in 1940, trained at Camp Bowie, Ft. Lewis, Wash. and Camp Swift, Texas.

Gandy, Harvey B.
Pfc. Harvey B. Gandy, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Gandy. Entered Army in 1940, wife the former Floyce Wood, trained at Camp Bowie. Served in England, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. Discharged Aug 1945. Awarded Purple Heart, AD, EAME, Combat Inf. Badge, five Bronze Stars. Wounded 1944, taken prisoner by Germans from Dec., 1944 to April, 1945.

Gandy, John C.
T/Sgt. John C. Gandy, wife the former Fern Baity, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Gandy. Entered Army in 1940 trained at Camp Bowie. Has Expert Rifle and Inf. Badge.

Gard, Glen A.
Pfc. Glen A. Gard, son of L. V. Gard. Entered Army Inf. March, 1944, wife the former Madeline Ezell, trained at Camp Hood. Served in England, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Czechoslovakia. Awarded Combat Inf. Badge, ETO, three Battle Stars and Purple Heart.

Garner, R. C.
S 1/c R. G. Garner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Garner. Entered Navy Aug. 1943, trained at Waldron Field and Corpus Christi, wife, the former Millie Jean Eves.

Garrett, Quincy C.
SK 1/c Quincy C. Garrett, wife, the former Oppir Coleman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Y. W. Garrett. Entered Navy in 1943, trained in Norfolk, Va. Served on Okinawa and Guam.

Garrett, Warren H.
Cpl. Warren H. Garrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Y. Garrett. Entered Army Nov., 1940, trained at Camp Bowie. Served in Italy, France, Germany, Africa, Salerno, Cassino and Anzio. Awarded ETO, five Battle Stars, AD Medal.

Gartman, Luther E.
Pvt. Luther E. Gartman, wife, the former Mavis Akins, son of Mrs. Nora Gartman. Entered Army in 1944, trained at Camp Hood. Served in Germany, France and England.

Gartman, Glen T.
T/5 Glen T. Gartman, son of Mrs. Nora Gartman. Entered the Army in 1942, trained at Camp Roberts. Served in England, France and Germany.

Gauntt, Jasper W.
Sgt. Jasper W. Gauntt, husband of Eloriash Berry, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Gauntt. Entered the service in June, 1942, trained in Edgewood, Md. Served in New Hebrides, on New Caledonia, Guadalcanal and Bougainville. Wounded in August, 1944.

Gibbs, Winston K.
Sgt. Winston K. Gibbs, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Gibbs. Entered Air Corps in 1943, trained in Mineral Wells, Texas and Great Bend, Kan. Served in Africa, Italy, India, China and on Tinian. Holds CBI Ribbon with four Battle Stars.

Gibbs, Mayburn A.
S/Sgt. Mayburn A. Gibbs, husband of Elderene Sanders, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Gibbs. Entered Army is Oct., 1940, trained at Ft. Sam Houston and Ft. Sill, Okla. Served in France, Germany, Australia and Italy. Holds Good Conduct Medal, Pre-Pearl Harbor Ribbon, Combat INF. Badge and five Battle Stars.

Gibbs, Joe T.
Pfc. Joe T. Gibbs, husband of LaRue Tanner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gibbs, attended Murchison School. Entered Army in 1944, trained at Camp Wolters. Served in Hawaii and Philippines.

Gibson, John R.
Ensign John R. Gibson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Gibson. Entered the Seabees in Sept., 1943, trained at Camp Peary, Port Hueneme, Cal. and Univ. of Penn.

Gilliam, Dan B.
S 1/c Dan B. Gilliam, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Gilliam. Entered the Coast Guards in 1942, trained in New York City, N.Y. and New Orleans, La. Served in South Pacific and Alaska.

Gilliam, Bryan W.
S 1/c Bryan W. Gilliam, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Gilliam. Entered the Navy in 1942, trained in Norfolk, Va. Served in S. America, Panama, Hawaii and Philippines. Holds ETO Ribbon with five Battle Stars.

Giles, Johnnie A.
Pfc. Johnnie A. Giles, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Giles. Entered Army in May, 1944, trained in New Orleans, La., Camp Beale, Cal. and Camp Livingston, La. Husband of the former Mary Nugent.

Gilliland, Vivian C.
Pvt. Vivian C. Gilliland, husband of Geniva Costolo, son of Tom Gilliland. Entered the Army in May, 1943, trained at Camp Robinson, Ark. Served in Italy and Anzio. Killed in Feb., 1944.

Gilmore, John Frank
Lt. (jg) John Frank Gilmore, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Gilmore, attended Univ. of Texas Medical School. Entered Navy Dec., 1942, trained at Texas Univ. Medical School.

Glover, Racel O.
T/4 Racel o. Glover, son of Mrs. M. J. Glover. Entered Army April, 1942, trained at Camp Lee, Va. Served in England, France, Belgium, Germany and Luxembourk. Awarded four Battle Stars, one Bronze Star.

Godwin, Bruce W.
Cpl. Bruce W. Godwin, son of Mrs. W. B. Godwin. Entered Air Corps Oct., 1942, trained at Salt Lake City Utah and Washington. Served in Australia, New Guinea, Leyte, Manila and Luzon. Four Battle Stars. Discharged.

Godwin, Dewey W.
S 1/c Dewey W. Godwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Godwin, attended school in LaRue. Entered service June, 1943, trained in San Diego and California. Served on the West Coast.

Goodman, Herbert D.
Jr. Eng. Herbert D. Gooman, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Goodman. Entered Merchant Marines Aug., 1943, trained in Florida. Served in Hawaii, New Guineq, Marshalls, Marianas, Iwo Jima, Guam and Saipan. EAME, PTO Ribbons.

Gothard, Leon
T/Sgt. Leon Gothard, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Gothard. Entered Army July, 1937, trained at Camp Bowie. Served in New Guinea, Netherlands, Indies, Leytw, Philippines and Luzon.

Graham, Ralph C.
T/Sgt. Ralph C. Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Graham. Entered Air Corps in 1949, trained at Biggs Field, Texas and in Nebraska. Served in England, completed 33 missions. Has Air Medal, Four OLCs, two Battle Stars. Discharged May, 1945.

Graham, Winston E.
S 1/c Winston E. Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Graham. Entered Merchant Marines Nov., 1944, trained in Florida. Served in England, France and MacKenzie Island, Panama, Philippines and Okinawa.

Graham, Norman L.
Y 3/c Norman L. Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Graham, Sr. Entered Navy is 1943, wife, the former Pat Mello, trained in Californoa. Served on Okinawa and the Philippines.

Graham, Julian H.
Pvt. Julian H. Graham, wife the former Minnie Rice, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Graham. Entered service in March, 1945, trained at Camp Hood.

Graham, Bernice H.
Cpl. Bernice H. Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Graham. Entered the Army in Nov., 1940, trained at Camp Bowie, Texas, Ft. Lewis, Wash.

Graham, John W.
Cpl. John W. Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jno Graham. Entered the Army in Oct., 1942, trained at Camp Kilmer, N. J. Served in England and France. Has Overseas Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

Graham, Gerald
Sgt. Gerald A. Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Graham. Entered the Amy in March, 1942, trained at Camp Hulen, Texas. Served in England, N. Africa and Italy. Holds ETO Ribbon with five Battle Stars.

Green, Walter E.
Capt. Walter E. Green, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Green. Entered Army in June, 1942, trained in Mineral Wells, Camp Bowie, Texas; Camp Carson, Colo. and Awarded Silver Star, two Bronze OLCs, Purple Heart, Pres. Citation and Combat Inf. Badge. Wounded in action in Bastogne in Dec., 1944.

Green, Malcolm F.
Sgt. Malcom F. Green, husband of Leeoan Smith, son of J. O. Green. Entered the Army in June, 1942, trained in San Franciso, Cal. Served on Leyte and Luzon.

Greenhaw, J. T.
Pvt. J. T. Greenhaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Greenhaw. Entered Army in March, 1945, trained at Camp Hood, Texas and Ft. Benning, Ga. Has Expert Infantryman's Badge. Graduated from Kemp H.S.

Gregg, Luther C.
Sgt. Luther C. Gregg, husband of Dora Hawkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Gregg. Entered service in June, 1942, trained at Camp Callan, Camp Davis, N.C. and in Miami Beach, Fla. Served on Guam.

Grier, Harvey T., Jr.
GM 3/c Harvey T. Grier, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Grier. Entered the Navy in Oct., 1943, trained in San Diego, Cal. Served in New Caledonia, New Zealand, on Solomons and Guadalcanal. Husband of the former Bennie Murl Gipson.

Griffith, Truman L.
Cpl. Truman L. Griffith, husband of Mary Elkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack griffith, attended Malakoff school. Entered Army Air Corps Sept., 1941, trained at Sheppard Field, Sebring, Fla. and Seymour Johnson Field, N.C. Killed in plane crash in July, 1944 near Augusta, Ga. Awarded Silver Wings.

Griffith, Shannon V.
Pvt. Shannon V. Griffith, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Griffith. Entered the Army in March, 1945, trained at Camp Hood, Texas and Ft. Ord, Cal. Served in Pacific.

Griffin, Howard R.
Howard R. Griffin son of Howard Griffin. Entered Navy is Sept., 1943, trained in Corpus Christi.

Gross, Aubrey W.
T/5 Aubrey W. Gross, wife, the former Lulu Wimberley, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Gross. Entered Army May, 1945, trained at Camp Hood.

Gross, Audrey
T/5 Audrey W. Gross, wife the former Inez Morgan, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Gross. Entered Army Oct., 1943, trained at Ft. Sill. Served in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

Gross, Henry C.
Sgt. Henry C. Gross, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Gross. Entered Army Dec., 1942, trained at Sheppard Field. Served in England and France.

Gunnels, Carlis
Pfc. Carlis Gunnels, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gunnels. Entered Army in 1942, trained in Texas. Served in Germany, France and England. Awarded Purple Heart and Rifle Medal.

Gunnels, Joe T.
MM 3/c Joe T. Gunnels, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gunnels. Entered Navy in 1943, trained at Camp Edicott, R.I. Served in Paerl Harbor.

Gunnels, William D.
Pfc. William D. Gunnels, wife, the former Dorothy Kience, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gunnels. Entered Ary in 1942, trained at Camp Rucker, Ala. Served in the Philippines, Palau. Wounded April, 1944


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