Military Legacy Of Wayne County, West Virginia And Beyond (2024)

MILITARY LEGACY OF WAYNE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA AND BEYOND​GENEALOGY ~ PHOTOGRAPHS ~ LETTERS ~ HISTORY

​Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

​Daughter of Daskum Combs (1917-2005) and Technical Sergeant, Albert Roy "Jake" Lowe (1917-1944),
who was awarded a Silver Star Medal for Action Taken on The Fourth of July 1944 in France, and who was Killed In Action on September 16, 1944 in World War II.

Copyright 2017 ~ info@perrycountykentuckymilitarylegacy.com ~ All Rights Reserved

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WORLD WAR II (1941 - 1945)
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WAYNE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINESREMEMBER AND NAME, A - O

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DISTINQUISHED SERVICE CROSS MEDAL RECIPIENT:

QUEEN, BILLY SCOTT (1920-1944), OF CRUM, WAYNE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA,

U. S. ARMY, DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS MEDAL, KILLED IN ACTION,

ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE,

IN THE BATTLE OF LANZERATH RIDGE, BELGIUM, WORLD WAR II.


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BRADSHAW
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BRADSHAW, NORVILLE RAY (1926 – 1945), U. S. ARMY, KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN: Wayne, Wayne County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE: Union, Wayne County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH: 11 January 1926 in Wayne County, West Virginia.
PARENTS: Mamie Adkins and George Bradshaw. NORVILLE RAY BRADSHAW, AGE TWO, SUFFERED THE LOSS OF HIS FATHER, GEORGE BRADSHAW ON 3 AUGUST 1928.
GRANDPARENTS: Lucinda Catherine Keck and Thomas Jefferson Adkins.
GRANDPARENTS: Nevada and Joseph Bradshaw.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS: Phoebe Wooton and Maxwell Bradshaw.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS: Sarah Jane Castle and Thomas Alfred Wooton.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS: Rebecca Bradshaw and Hiram Adkins.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS: Phoebe Worth and Silas P. Wooton.
THIRD-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS: Julia Ann Pennix and Zedekiah A. Castle.
FOURTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS: Mary Shane and Jacob Castle, Jr.
FIFTH-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS: Sowege Gliding Swan Pekowi and Jacob Castle, Sr.
SISTER: Buelah Faye Bradshaw.
WORLD WAR II MILITARY DRAFT REGISTRATION CARD: Signed on 11 January 1943.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM: West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE: 22 April 1944 at Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE: 8 February 1945, Killed In Action, Luxembourg.
SERVICE NUMBER: 35082979.
RANK: Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: Infantry, U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION: Company E, 417th Infantry Regiment, 76th Division, U. S. Army, World War II.
MILITARY CAMPS: Blanding Florida. McCoy, Wisconsin. Shanks, New York. England. France.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES: European Theatre.
WWII LINEAGE AND HONORS INFORMATION, 417TH INFANTRY REGIMENT:
~ “WWII Campaign Participation: Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe.”
~ “January 25, 1945 the 76 sent out patrols and crossed Sauer.”
~ “February 6, 1945, Command Post at Rodenbourg, Luxembourg.”
~ “February 7, 1945, breached the Siegfried Line in a heavy assault.”
HOSPITAL ADMISSION CARD FILE: Admitted and Discharged, February 1945.
TYPE OF INJURY: Battle Casualty.
DATE OF DEATH: 8 February 1945 in Luxembourg.
STATUS: Killed In Action.
FIRST BURIAL: World War II.
REPATRIATED: Yes.
SECOND BURIAL NOTICE: 13 August 1948 in the newspaper, Huntington Advisor. “… Bradshaw was killed in Luxembourg. Funeral Services were conducted at Millers Fork Churchby Rev. Charles Adkins. He was 19 years old.”
CEMETERY: Bradshaw Cemetery, Wayne County, West Virginia.
HEADSTONE APPLICATION FORM: Signed on 2 August 1948 by Mamie Bradshaw of Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS: Purple Heart Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Victory Medal, American Medal, EAME.
SOURCES: Census. Findagrave. U. S. Army Center of Military History; history.army.mil. U. S. Headstone Application For Military Veterans. U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945. U. S. World War II Hospital Admission Card Files, 1942-1954. U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946. U. S. World War II Young American Patriots, 1941-1945. West Virginia Memory Project; wvculture.org. World War II Draft Cards.
NOTE: I placed my husband’s third-cousin-one-time-removed, Norville Ray Bradshaw on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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CRABTREE

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CRABTREE, BASIL (1916 – 1944), U. S. ARMY, KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN: Fort Gay, Wayne County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE: Green Brier Creek, Butler, Wayne County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH: 28 June 1916 in Wayne County, West Virginia.
PARENTS: Lucussa “Cuzzie” Wilson and Carmi Crabtree, married 25 November 1898.
SIBLINGS: Sylvia, Queen, Eva, Meda, Woodrow.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM: West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE: 3 October 1940 in Fort Thomas Newport, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE: 26 December 1944, Luxembourg, Killed In Action, World War II.
SERVICE NUMBER: 15057368.
RANK: Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION: U. S. Army, World War II.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES: European Theatre.
MILITARY HOSPITAL ADMISSION AND DISCHARGE DATES: December 1944, Diagnosis, Bullet in Eyeball. Type of Injury, Battle Casualty. Injured in Line of Duty. Type of Discharge, Died.
DATE OF DEATH: 26 December 1944 in Luxembourg, Killed In Action, World War II.
STATUS: Killed In Action, World War II.
FIRST BURIAL: Overseas.
REPATRIATED: Yes.
CEMETERY: Crabtree Cemetery, Genoa, Wayne County, West Virginia.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS: Possibility of a Silver Star Medal (unconfirmed, citation requested for confirmation). Purple Heart Medal. Presidential Unit Citation.
SOURCES: Census. Findagrave. National Archives & Records Administration. U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945. U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1838-1946. U. S. World War II Hospital Admission Card Files. World War II Memorial Registry. West Virginia Memory Project; wvculture.org. West Virginia Vital Research Records.


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DANIEL

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DANIEL, THOMAS JEFFERSON, JR. (1918 – 1944), U. S. ARMY, DIED OF WOUNDS, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN: Fort Gay, Wayne County, West Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH: 13 August 1918 in Glenwood, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
PARENTS: Selena Gilliam / Gillum and Thomas Jefferson Daniel, Sr., who served inCompany C, 35th Battalion, United States Guards, U. S. Army, World War I.
GRANDPARENTS: Mary A. Sawyers and Andrew Daniel.
SISTER: Thelma Daniel, who married Edward R. Coon. Their son was Thomas Coon (1950 – 2019).
STEP-MOTHER: Margorie (1906-1982).
PATERNAL DANIEL HALF-SIBLINGS: Henry, Earnest, Martha, Ray, Hobert and Evelynn.
SPOUSE: Nora Howell, married in 1943.
U. S. WORLD WAR II DRAFT CARDS: Signed on 16 October 1940 in Fort Gay, Wayne County, Kentucky.
MILITARY REGISTRATION DATE: 16 October 1940.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM: West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE: 15 April 1941 in Huntington, West Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE: 3 December 1944, Died of Wounds, World War II.
SERVICE NUMBER: 35204606.
RANK: Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:10th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division, “Red Diamond”, U. S. Army, World War II.
~ 9 August 1943, Arrived in the United Kingdom. ~9 July 1944 – 16 July 1944, Arrived on the Continent.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES: Normandy.
~ 2 December 1944, Command Post, Zimming (adv), Moselle, France.
DATE OF DEATH: 3 December 1944, Died of Wounds, in a hospital in Lorraine, France, World War II.
STATUS: DIED OF WOUNDS, WORLD WAR II.
FIRST BURIAL: Overseas.
REPATRIATED: In 1948.
SECOND BURIAL IN 1948 IN Wayne County, West Virginia, United States of America.
CEMETERY: Lycan Cemetery AKA Peck Cemetery, Wayne County, West Virginia.
MILITARY HEADSTONE APPLICATION SIGNED BY THOMAS DANIEL, SR. ON SEPTEMBER 29, 1948. U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:
SOURCES: Big Sandy News, September 23, 1948, Sergeant Thomas Daniel, Jr. Obituary. Census. Findagrave. U. S. Army Center Of Military History; history.army.mil. U. S. Headstone Application For Military Veterans. U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939 – 1945. U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1939 –1946. U. S. World War II Draft Cards. World War II Memorial Registry; National Archives & Records.
NOTE: On Findagrave, Photographs, of Sergeant Thomas Daniel, Jr.’s Headstone, prove that only a small portion of his broken, military stone remains.
~ Readable: THOMAS DANIEL JR, WEST VIRGINIA, WORLD WAR II, 1918 – DEC 1944.
~ Rectification must be considered by all, who honor military sacrifices. Faye Francis, added the photographs on 20 September 2015.

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FRY

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FRY, JAMES DURWARD “DURBIN”, (1922 – 1942), U. S. ARMY, DIED A PRISONER OF WAR IN A JAPANESE PRISON CAMP, PHILIPPINES, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN: Lincoln, Wayne County, Kentucky, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE: Lawrence County, Kentucky. Hillcrist, Holder, Logan County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH: 1922 in Lawrence County, Kentucky.
PARENTS: Mary Napier and Ona / Oney Fry. Married in 1919 in Lawrence County, Kentucky.
GRANDPARENTS: Susanna A. Frazier and Shadrach Napier.
GRANDPARENTS: Elizabeth Robertson and Jesse Fry.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS: Rebecca Stepp and Adrian ‘Aron’ Napier, Union Army, American Civil War.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM: West Virginia, USA.
ENLISTMENT DATE: 4 February 1941 at Fort Thomas Newport, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE: 6 June 1942, cause of death, being a Prisoner of War, detained by the Japanese.
SERVICE NUMBER: 15065659.
RANK: Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: Coast Artillery.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION: 60th Coast Artillery Regiment, U. S. Army, World War II.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES: Pacific Theatre.
NATIONAL ARCHIVES, TIMELINE: “U. S. Forces In the Philippines Cease Operations With Surrender of American Forces in the Philippines, May 8, 1942 – 5 June 1942.” Source, National Archives, Timeline, Military Records; archives.gov.
DATE OF DEATH: 6 June 1942, Died a Prisoner of War Death in the Philippines.
~ “Reported Dead While Captured, Prisoner of War; Died as a Prisoner of War under Japanese control in the Philippines.” Source, HonorStates.org.
STATUS: Died a Prisoner of War Death in the Philippines.
DISPOSITION: Buried.
TEMPORARY CEMETERY: 7747.
PERMANENT CEMETERY: 7701, Fort William McKinley aka Fort Bonifacio, Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS: Prisoner of War Medal. Purple Heart Medal.
SOURCES: Census. Findagrave. HonorStates.org. National Archives, Timeline, Military Records; archives.gov. Overseas American Cemeteries. U. S. Headstone and Interment Records for Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942 – 1949. U. S. World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas. U. S. World War II U. S. Army Enlistment Records, 1938 – 1946. World War II Memorial Registry.

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FRY, WOODROW (1918 – 1945), U. S. ARMY, KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN: Stonewall, Wayne County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE: Mingo County, West Virginia. Logan, Logan County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH: circa 1918 in West Virginia.
PARENTS: Edna Asbury and William J. Fry.
GRANDPARENTS: Elizabeth Noe and Jackson Fry.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM: West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:
DISCHARGE DATE: 17 April 1945, date of death.
SERVICE NUMBER: 06987897
RANK: Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION: 414th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division, U. S. Army, World War II.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES: European Theatre, World War II.
COMMAND POST, 104TH INFANTRY DIVISION: 16 April 1945, Mori, Westphalia, Germany.
DATE OF DEATH: 17 April 1945, Killed In Action, World War II.
STATUS: Killed In Action, World War II.
TEMPORARY CEMETERY: 4650.
PERMANENT CEMETERY: 1601, Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal.
SOURCES: Census. Findagrave. National Archives & Records Administration War Department Files. 104th Infantry Division; history.arm.mil. Overseas American Cemeteries. U. S. Headstone and Interment Records for U. S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil. U. S. World War II Draft Cards. World War II Memorial Registry.

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LEMASTER

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LEMASTER, WILLIAM HERMAN (1920 – 1944), U. S. ARMY, GLIDER INFANTRY REGIMENT, 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION, NORMANDY, KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN: Butler, Wayne County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE: Lawrence County, Kentucky. RFD 1, Fort Gay, Wayne County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH: 14 March 1920 in Johnson County, Kentucky on a Kentucky Birth Index Record, but born in Lawrence County, Kentucky on his Military Draft Card.
PARENTS: Mary Frances Ramey and Edward F. Lemaster.
GRANDPARENTS: Nancy Catherine Pack and James Marion Ramey.
GRANDPARENTS: Sarah Katherine Scarberry and James Lemaster.
STEP-MOTHER: Sally.
WILLIAM SUFFERED THE LOSS OF HIS MOTHER, MARY FRANCES IN 1936.
WORLD WAR II DRAFT CARD: Signed on 1 July 1941.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM: West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE: 28 March 19142 at Fort Thomas Newport, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE: 9 June 1944, Killed In Action, France, World War II.
SERVICE NUMBER: 35137388.
RANK: Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION: 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, U. S. Army, World War II.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:
DATE OF DEATH: 9 June 1944, Battle Casualty In The Line Of Duty, Killed In Action, France, World War II.
STATUS: Killed In Action, World War II.
FIRST BURIAL, TEMPORARY CEMETERY 3584.
SECOND BURIAL, PERMANENT CEMETERY 3505: Normandy American Cemetery, Basse – Normandie, France.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS: Purple Heart Medal.
SOURCES: Administration War Department Files. Census. Findagrave. Kentucky Birth Index. Overseas American Cemeteries. U. S. Headstone and Interment Records For U. S. Military Cemeteries On Foreign Soil, 1942-1949. U. S. World War II And Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas. U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946. U. S. World War II Draft Cards, 1940-1947. U. S. World War II Hospital Admission Card Files. World War II National Archives & Records. World War II Memorial Registry.

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MAYNARD

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MAYNARD, ORVALEE (1922 – 1944), U. S. ARMY, DIED OF WOUNDS, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN: Grant, Wayne County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE: Verdunville, Logan County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH: 14 June 1922 in Kiahville, Wayne County, West Virginia.
PARENTS: Bertha Fry and Elijah Wayne Maynard.
GRANDPARENTS: Easter Lycans and John Maynard.
GRANDPARENTS: Selina Adkins and Harmon Fry.
WORLD WAR II DRAFT CARD SIGNED 30 JUNE 1942.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM: West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE: 23 November 1942 at Huntington, Cabell County and Wayne County, West Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE: 16 July 1944, Died of Wounds, World War II.
SERVICE NUMBER: 35641414.
RANK: Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION: 116 Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, U. S. Army, World War II.
~ 29th Infantry Division, World War II. “... the 116th Infantry Regiment, of the 29th Division, was in the first assault wave to hit the beaches at Normandy on D – Day, 6 June 1944 … occupied Isigny, 9 June … cut across the Elle River and advanced … toward St. Lo, fighting … in Normandy hedge rows … taking St. Lo, 18 July 1944.” Source: 29th Infantry Division; history.army.mil.
DATE OF DEATH: 16 July 1944, Died of Wounds, World War II.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES: European Theatre.
STATUS: Died of Wounds, World War II.
FIRST BURIAL:
REPATRIATED: Yes, 1948.
HEADSTONE APPLICATION SIGNED ON FEBRUARY 17, 1948 BY R. F. BOOTON, OWNER OF BOOTON FUNERAL HOME.
SECOND BURIAL: Fry Cemetery Stiltner, Wayne County, West Virginia. Community Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Wayne, Wayne County, West Virginia.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:
SOURCES: Census. Findagrave. National Archives & Records Administration War Department Files. 29th Infantry Division; history.army.mil. U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans. U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946. U. S. World War II Draft Cards, 1940-1947. World War II Memorial Registry.

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MEADE

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MEADE, ROBERT JACK (1919 – 1943), U. S. ARMY, ATTACHED TO GENERAL DOUGLAS MCARTHUR’S FORCES IN THE PHILIPPINES, DIED NONE BATTLE IN A JAPANESE PRISONER OF WAR CAMP, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN: Glenhayes, Wayne County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE: Lost Creek Road, Lincoln, Wayne County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH: 27 November 1919 in Glenhayes, Wayne County, West Virginia.
PARENTS: Mary E. Wilson and Martin Luther Meade.
GRANDPARENTS: Amanda Frances Farra and George Wilson.
GRANDPARENTS: Nancy Grimm and Andrew Jackson Meade.
SIBLINGS: Stella, Hester, Gussie, Leroy.
WORLD WAR II MILITARY REGISTRATION DRAFT CARD: Robert Jack Meade, age 21, Signed 8 January 1941. Kin, Ance Crum, brother-in-law.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM: West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE: 1 February 1940.
RE-ENLISTMENT DATE: 4 February 1941 at Fort Thomas Newport, Kentucky.
DISCHARGE DATE: 16 September 1943, Died Non Battle in a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp, World War II.
SERVICE NUMBER: 15065661.
RANK: Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION: Battery Company L Co, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment Corps GP, USAGF, World War II.
MAY 6, 1942, U. S. LIEUTENANT GENERAL JONATHAN WAINWRIGHT SURRENDERS ALL U. S. TROOPS IN THE PHILIPPINES TO THE JAPANESE. Source, history.com.
REPORT DATE: 7 May 1942.
REPORTED MISSING IN ACTION, SPRING OF 1942.
LATER REPORTED TO BE A PRISONER OF WAR, CAPTURED AND DETAINED BY THE JAPANESE.
LATEST REPORT DATE: 16 September 1943.
DETAINING COUNTRY: Japan.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES: Southwest Pacific Theatre – Philippine Islands.
DATE OF DEATH: 16 September 1943 in a Prisoner of War Camp, World War II.
BIG SANDY NEWS, NOVEMBER 19, 1943:
~ “Private Robert J. Meade, 24 of Glenhayes, West Virginia, who has been a prisoner of the Japanese since the fall of the Philippines, died in a Jap prison camp recently, according to a telegram received from the War Department Monday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Mead of Glenhayes.” ~ “Pvt. Meade volunteered in the Army 10 months before Pearl Harbor and was with General Douglas McArthur’s forces in the Philippines, when the Japs attacked.”
~ “He was officially reported as missing in action in the spring of 1942 and later reported as a prisoner of war.”
~ “His mother, Mary Wilson Mead, received one card from her son, while he was in prison – a form printed card on which he checked that he was in usual health.”
CAUSE OF DEATH: Treatment received in a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp.
STATUS: Died Non Battle as a Prisoner of War in a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp.
FIRST BURIAL:
REPATRIATED: Yes, 1949.
WAYNE COUNTY NEWS, 18 MAY 1949: Re-burial Notice.
SECOND BURIAL, CEMETERY: Meade Cemetery, R # 1, Fort Gay, Wayne County, West Virginia.
HEADSTONE APPLICATION FORM: Signed on 3 June 1949 by Mary Meade of R # 1, Fort Gay, West Virginia.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS:
SOURCES: Big Sandy News, November 19, 1943. Census. history.com. National Archives & Records Administration War Department Files. Obituary For Robert Jack Meade by lowe1241 on Ancestry, posted 24 December 2021. U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans. U. S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945. U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946. U. S. World War II Draft Cards. West Virginia Birth Index. West Virginia Memory Project; wvculture.org. World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946. World War II Memorial Registry.

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NOE

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NOE, HENRY, JR. (1922 – 1944), U. S. ARMY, DIED OF WOUNDS, FRANCE, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN: 1222 Chestnut Street, Kenova, Wayne County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:
~ Camp Fairchance Institution, Greenview, Low Gap, Boone County, West Virginia. Henry Noe, Jr. was an Inmate from approximately 1935 to 1940.
~ Ceredo, Wayne County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH: 26 September 1922 in Wayne County, West Virginia.
PARENTS: Enola “Nola” Jones and Henry Noe, Sr.
IN 1932 HENRY NOE, JUNIOR SUFFERED THE LOSS OF HIS MOTHER, ENOLA; IN1935 HE SUFFERED THE LOSS OF HIS FATHER, HENRY NOE, SENIOR, WHO WAS MURDERED IN THEIR HOME. HENRY NOE, JR. WAS PLACED IN CAMP FAIRCHANCE INSTITUTION.
~ 1940 Census, Camp Fairchance Institution for Children, Henry Noe, Jr., an inmate in a children’s home, age 17, single, born Wayne County, West Virginia and he was also an inmate in 1935.
GRANDPARENTS: Marinda Pigman and Wells Cottle Jones.
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS: Elizabeth Cornett and Humphrey Pigman.
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS: Nancy Branham Smith and Jesse H. Cornett.
SPOUSE: Betty Jean Sturm.
SON: Henry Lee Noe III, who was born 5 June 1944 in West Virginia and who married Norma Jean Hall on 28 March 1975.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM: West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE: 14 December 1942 in Huntington, West Virginia.
ENTERED SERVICE: 21 December 1942 at Camp Forrest, Tennessee.
DISCHARGE DATE: 14 November 1944, Died of Wounds, France.
SERVICE NUMBER: 35644117.
RANK: T/5, Technician Fifth Grade.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION: Company A, 305th Engineers, 80th Infantry Division, U. S. Army, USAGF, World War II.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES: European Theatre.
DATE OF DEATH: 14 November 1944, France, World War II.
STATUS: Killed In Action. Died of Wounds, Casualty, Battle, in the Line of Duty in France, World War II.
FIRST BURIAL:
REPATRIATED: Yes, 1948. Wayne County News, Reburial Notice, 27 August 1948.
SECOND BURIAL, CEMETERY: Catlettsburg Cemetery, Boyd County, Kentucky.
MILITARY HEADSTONE APPLICATION WAS SIGNED BY BETTY JEAN NOE ON 26 AUGUST 1948.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS: Purple Heart Medal. Four Battle Stars.
SOURCES: Census. Findagrave. National Archives & Records Administration Department Files. U. S. Headstone Applications For Military Veterans. U. S. World War II Draft Cards. U. S. World War II Enlistment Records, 1938-1946. U. S. World War II Hospital Admission Card Files. U. S. World War II Young Patriots, 1941-1945. West Virginia Marriage Records. West Virginia Memory Project; wvculture.org. West Virginia Vital Research Records. World War II Memorial Registry. NOTE: I placed my fifth-cousin-one-time-removed, Henry Noe, Jr. on my ~ Combs Collins Sumner Adams Holbrook Caudill Kelley Mullins; Brashear Young Campbell Cornett Woods Dorton Asher Bowling Sizemore ~ Maternal Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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OSBURN

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OSBURN, CURTIS (1921 – 1943), U. S. ARMY, WOUNDED IN ACTION, KILLED IN ACTION, WORLD WAR II.
HOMETOWN: East Lynn, Wayne County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE: Stonewall, Wayne County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH: 22 October 1921 at East Lynn, Wayne County, West Virginia.
PARENTS: Susie Adkins and Barney Osburn, married in 1915.
BROTHER: Clarence Osburn.
WORLD WAR II DRAFT CARD SIGNED 16 FEBRUARY 1942: “Tattoo on right arm above wrist.”
ENTERED SERVICE FROM: West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE: 27 June 1942 in Huntington, West Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE: 4 October 1943, Killed In Action, World War II.
SERVICE NUMBER: 35434060.
RANK: Private First Class.
BRANCH OF SERVICE: U. S. Army.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION: 36th Engineers – Combat Regiment / Battalion, U. S. Army, World War II.
WOUNDED IN ACTION: “Wounded in Action and returned to Active Duty.”
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES: Listed on the World War II Memorial Registry, in the World War II Honoree section, by his brother, Clarence Osburn.
DATE OF DEATH: 4 October 1943 in Italy, Killed In Action, World War II.
THE RALEIGH REGISTER, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1943, PAGE 9:
~ By the Associated Press, Washington.
~ Posted on Ancestry, March 10, 2020 by DLoveid.
~ “Fighting in the Mediterranean area has cost the lives of two more soldiers from West Virginia, the War Department said today.”
~ “The casualties included Pfc. Curtis Osburn, son of Barney Osburn, East Lynn, and Pfc. Ernest E. Wilbur, son of Hubble W. Wilbur of Verdunville.”
STATUS: Killed in Action, World War II.
TEMPORARY CEMETERY 5205.
PERMANENT CEMETERY 5202: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Lozio, Italy.
U. S. AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, MEDALS: Purple Heart Medal With Oak Leaf Cluster.
SOURCES: ABMC Overseas Memorial Cemeteries. Census. Findagrave. National Archives & Records Administration War Department Files. The Raleigh Register, November 12, 1943. U. S. Headstone and Interment Records for U. S. Military Cemeteries on Foreign Soil, 1942-1949. U. S. World War II And Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas. U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946. West Virginia Marriages Index. U. S. World War II Draft Cards, 1940-1947. World War II Memorial Registry. West Virginia Memory Project; wvculture.org.

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Military Legacy Of Wayne County, West Virginia And Beyond (2024)

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The largest military engagements fought within the present-day borders of West Virginia were at Harpers Ferry and Shepherdstown in September 1862, Droop Mountain in 1863, and Summit Point in 1864.

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Wayne County's History

The county was named in honor of General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796). The county was originally surveyed in October 1770 as bounty lands for Captain John Savage and the 60 men in his company for their services during the French and Indian War.

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Wartime technologies and medical advances resulted in new industries and novel ways to fight disease and treat disability. The roles that women and minorities filled in the war led to the right to vote for women and a raised consciousness of civil rights issues throughout society.

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War, West Virginia

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The U.S. state of West Virginia was formed out of western Virginia and added to the Union as a direct result of the American Civil War (see History of West Virginia), in which it became the only modern state to have declared its independence from the Confederacy.

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Shepherdstown is the oldest town in West Virginia. The first settlement was recorded in 1730. Thomas Shepherd obtained a land grant in 1734 and was soon followed by other settlers. The town was originally named Mecklenburg in 1762, but then later changed to Shepherdstown in honor of its founder.

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The Saponi and Tuscarora Indians originally inhabited the area that later became Wayne County. Later, English and Scotch-Irish colonists settled in the region. Wayne County was formed from Dobbs County in 1779 in North Carolina's Coastal Plain.

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Early Settlers

Abraham Trout was the first. The rest of the early settlers arrived in 1842, the year the county was born. Hugh Bowen was the first merchant (1842). Calvin Cyphers opened the first blacksmith shop (1845), Dr.

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Cities were destroyed by air raids, the atom bomb was dropped on Japan and six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust. Over 50 million soldiers and civilians died.

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Certainly, the postwar world has seen impressive achievements: New technologies have ended famine in much of the world; medical breakthroughs allow us to live longer and better than ever before; and revolutionary advances in global communications like cellular technology and the Internet allow humankind a sense of ...

What is the richest town in West Virginia? ›

Of all places in West Virginia with populations between 1,000 and 25,000, Shenandoah Junction ranks as the wealthiest. The average household income in the town stands at $169,135, about $99,700 more than the statewide average.

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Kanawha was a proposed name for the 39 counties which later became the main body of the U.S. state of West Virginia, formed on October 24, 1861.

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Helvetia, West Virginia
Helvetia
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Elevation2,280 ft (690 m)
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What were the locations of the Civil War? ›

Removed from the coast, much of the fighting took place in Tennessee, a slave state that seceded after the battle at Fort Sumter in 1861. In the east, Northern Virginia (part of a confederate slave state) and southern Maryland (part of a Union slave state) were the site of a great deal of fighting throughout the war.

What were the 3 border states in the Civil War? ›

In the American Civil War (1861–65), the border states or the Border South were four, later five, slave states in the Upper South that primarily supported the Union. They were Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri, and after 1863, the new state of West Virginia.

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In Texas, Confederate and state forces repulsed Union invaders at Brownsville, Sabine Pass, Galveston, Corpus Christi, and Laredo, and sustained naval bombardments in several coastal areas.

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Droop Mountain was the largest battle in West Virginia and was one of the last major battles during the war. Averell led a final raid on the Virginia-Tennessee Railroad that proved successful the following month. After Droop Mountain, all Confederate attempts to control West Virginia ended.

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