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Society needs pictures of some veterans

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By The Staff

Listed below are the Owen County men who served in World War I and World War II who were killed in action, died in service or were missing in action. The Owen County Historical Society would like for their families to bring us a picture to scan so that we can honor them by displaying their pictures in the museum. We want pictures of any Owen County man or woman who has served in the armed forces for our country. Let’s never forget the price they paid for every American to live in freedom in this country.

World War I:

Hugh W. Bond, Gayle Brock, William Adams Estes, Walter T. Gray, Ralph G. Holbrook, Boyd C. Hudson, Earl Ingram, Clyde Jacobs, William Littrell, Robert H. Lucas, Harry Maddox, Lindsey Mefford, Jesse A. Overstreet, Evan Pickett, Obie Roland, Ralph Rose, Newt Simpson and Engledow Vinegar.

World War II — Killed in Action:

Sgt. John James Conover — June 8,1944

Pfc. Norvin Cook — June 17, 1944

Pfc. Vernon Donnelly — June 25, 1944

Pfc. Eugene “Buster” Dunavent — July 24, 1944

Pvt. Raymond Lee Dunavent — 1944

Pfc. Allen Fitzgerald — April 20, 1945

Pfc. Hershel Gaines — Feb. 15, 1945

Pvt. Orman B. Glass — April 11, 1945

Staff Sgt. James Robert Hearn — Oct. 20, 1944

Pfc. Freddie Lee Howell — March 14, 1945

Pfc. Henry Thurman Keith — Dec. 31, 1944

Pfc. Clifford Lewis — July 23, 1945

Pfc. Walter F. Martin — June 22, 1944

Sgt. Woodrow S. O’Banion--Oct. 28, 1944

Pvt. James B. Ritch — Sept. 15, 1943

Pvt. Nelson Thomas Simpson — July 18, 1943

Pfc. Frank Tate — Aug. 25, 1944

Cpl. James V. Wainscott — Sept. 2, 1944

Lt. Thomas Eaton Witt — Oct. 24, 1942

World War II — Died in Service:

S 1/c James A. Beverly — Oct. 9, 1943

Pvt. George Robert Bond — Dec. 6, 1944

S 2/c Benjamin Calvin Brown — Dec. 25, 1943

Pfc. Howard Caldwell — April 1945

Pvt. Ralph “Buster” Criswell — June 4, 1945

Cpl. Orville Gibson — May 25, 1945

Pvt. Charles Perkins — Aug. 1, 1944

Pfc. William F. Sanders — May 18, 1945

World War II — Missing:

Pvt. James B. Morris — Dec. 24, 1945

Pvt. Robert L. True — Feb. 7, 1945

Pvt. B.M. Hawkins — Philippine Prison Camp