Wyomingites

Gave Their All
 
WW II

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Completed

All weblinks within this document are " BLUE "

INCLUDING:   Ships, Army Divisions, and Marine Divisions !

LAST UPDATE:

December 5, 2019

( Originally created May ~ 2018 )

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from Campbell County, Wyoming that gave their all for their State and Country during World War II.  Soldiers, Sailors and Merchant Marines, are all included on this listing.

     There are personal "online memorials" for each of these honored men and women that were created for them by using the "Find A Grave" website.   You will see a blue " Yes " behind their names and by clicking on the " Yes " you will see their personal memorial that has been created for them.   On "many" of the online memorials you will see a small biography for each soldier which includes: parent's names, where they lived and where and how they actually died.   If you see one without a bio and you have information on them please email me and I'll update their records.

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Campbell County had a total of:

" 18 "

Soldiers, Sailors & Merchant Marines who "Gave Their All" during World War II

( I'm 99.9% sure all from Campbell County are included )

Information was used from the following link for the " Army & Air Force " at National Archives for this report:

Click Here for Archive Report:  " Campbell County, Wyoming "

"Multiple" links at the National Archives were used for the " Navy & Coast Guard " for this report.

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     Also please note:   The records show these men and women as either enlisting, being originally from, or having strong ties to Campbell County.   Therefore some of these soldiers may not necessarily be from the particular county noted.

     On some of the records you will note that the "Cemetery/Memorial" column shows "unknown".   If you know where any of these men or women are interred please let me know by sending me an "email - (by clicking here)" and I'll insure that the information is noted for their record.


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Whether a soldier or sailor was " Killed In Action ", " Missing In Action ",
" Died of Wounds ", or even died in the " Line Of Duty "   ......   

Whether a soldier or sailor was awarded medals or not   ......   

They are all " HERO'S " in my book and deserve all the recognition they can get !!


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Special Thanks To " Volunteer " Find A Grave Members:

" Eric Ackerman "
         For all his great research work For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !
" Janice Hollandsworth "
         For her great help locating burials and record updates For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !
" Jeff Hall "
         For his great help locating burials, taking photos, and record updates For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !
" John C. Anderson "
         For his valuable help with documenting soldiers & sailors in Arlington National Cemetery !
" John Dowdy "
         For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials and flight crew reports For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !
" ShaneO "
         For his great help locating burials, taking photos, and record updates For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !
" Steve S "
         For his great photos in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines !
" Tim Cook "
         For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials, taking photos, and flight crew reports For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide !

Key to Abbreviations and Notes:

AM = Awarded the " Air Medal " ~ ( Meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. )
AM+ = Awarded " Multiple Air Medals " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Clusters attached to " First " Air Medal. )

BS = Awarded the " Bronze Star " ~ ( 4th highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service )
BS+ = Awarded multiple " Bronze Stars " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Cluster attached to " First " Bronze Star. )

DFC = Awarded the " Distinguished Flying Cross " ~ ( Awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight. )

DSC = Awarded the " Distinguished Service Cross " ~ ( 2nd highest award for extreme gallantry and risk of life. )

DSM = Awarded the " Distinguished Service Medal " ~ ( Awarded for Exceptionally meritorious service to the Government of the United States. )

FDC = Awarded the " Croix de Guerre " ~ ( Awarded by France for those soldiers who distinguish themselves by acts of heroism. )

LOM = Awarded the " Legion Of Merit " ~ ( Awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. )

MM = Awarded the " Mariner's Medal " ~ ( Awarded to the Merchant Marines for being wounded or killed in action )
MM*  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Combat Bar " ~ ( Awarded to Merchant Mariners who have been in combat action )
MM**  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Combat Bar Star " ~ ( Combat Star's awarded to those who are forced to abandon ship when attacked or damaged )
MDS  =  Awarded the " Mariner's Distinguished Service Medal " ~ ( Awarded for " Heroism Beyond the Call of Duty ". )

MOH = Awarded the " Medal Of Honor " ~ ( Highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. )

NC = Awarded the " Navy Cross " ~ ( 2nd highest military decoration for valor that may be awarded to a member of the Navy, Marines, or Coast Guard. )

PH = Awarded the " Purple Heart " ~ ( Awarded for being wounded in action. )
PH+ = Awarded " Multiple Purple Hearts " ~ ( Noted as Oak Leaf Clusters attached to " First " Purple Heart. )

POW = Awarded the " Prisoner Of War Medal " ~ ( Awarded for serving as a Prisoner of the enemy. )

PUC = Awarded a " Presidential Unit Citation " ~ ( Awarded to a unit for heroism or extraordinary achievement. )

SM = Awarded the " Soldier's Medal " ~ ( Awarded for distinguished heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy )
SS = Awarded the " Silver Star " ~ ( 3rd highest award, awarded for gallantry in action )

Other Medals
      Such as Good Conduct, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, American Defense Service Medals, etc. " Are Not " included in this listing.

" Cause Of Death " ~ Color Coding:
      " RED " = Died during Battle.
      " MAROON " = Died of a "non-battle" related incident.

= Photo of person shown on online memorial
= Photo of tombstone or listing shown on online memorial
N/A ~ ( in awards field ) = not applicable
N/A ~ ( in photo field ) = not available

Cenotaph = A memorial stone only, remains not recovered or possibly interred somewhere unknown.

Those Included: = Died during the war - " December 7, 1941 " through " September 2, 1945 ".
            ( Some others have been included that died close to the war's end possibly from wounds or illiness )

            

Quick Link by first letter of Last Name for Campbell County

( Those letters "not highlighted" in " blue " currently have no soldiers listed )

A ] - B ] - C ] - D ] - E ] - F ]

G ] - H ] - I ] - J ] - K ] - L ]

M ] - N ] - O ] - P ] - Q ] - R ]

S ] - T ] - U ] - V ] - W ] - X ] - Y ] - Z ]

Last Names starting with " A " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Birdsall,  Robert B.
          POW PH ~ Pacific ~

Technical
Sergeant
HQ Squadron
5th A.B. Group
Air Force
Campbell County
Died While POW
Sep. 7, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Butcher,  Darro A.
          PH ~ France ~

Technician
Fifth Grade
15th Armored Infantry
5th Armored Division
Army
Campbell County
Killed In Action
Sep. 1, 1944
Mt. Pisgah
Cemetery
Gillette, WY
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " C " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Davis,  Howard E.
          PH ~ Pacific ~

Yeoman
Second Class
U.S.S. Pope
Navy
Campbell County
Missing In Action
Mar. 1, 1942
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with " E " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " F " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Gage,  George G.
          BS PH ~ New Georgia ~ N/A

Private
First Class
161st Infantry Regiment
25th Infantry Division
Army
Campbell County
Killed In Action
Jul. 25, 1943
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

  Gilbert,  Frank R.
          N/A ~ Pacific ~

Private
Army
Campbell County
Line Of Duty
Feb. 16, 1944
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "

  Goodman,  James G.
          N/A ~ India ~

Private
First Class
Army
Campbell County
Line Of Duty
Feb. 4, 1945
Jefferson Barracks
National Cemetery
Lemay, MO
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Harris,  Leonard J.
          PH ~ Philippines ~

Private
First Class
Army
Campbell County
Died Of Wounds
May 4, 1945
Mt. Pisgah
Cemetery
Gillette, WY
" Yes "

  Hegarty,  John P.
          DSC PH ~ Luzon ~

Private
First Class
123rd Infantry Regiment
33rd Infantry Division
Army
Campbell County
Killed In Action
Mar. 17, 1945
St. Peter
Cemetery
Skokie, IL
" Yes "

  Hendricks,  Owen G.
          N/A ~ Pacific ~

Technical
Sergeant
48th Bomber Squadron
41st Bomber Group
Air Force
Campbell County
Line Of Duty
Apr. 27, 1945
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "

  Hoel,  Gene D.
          PH ~ Saipan ~

Private
First Class
2nd Marine Regiment
2nd Marine Division
Marines
Campbell County
Died Of Wounds
Jul. 10, 1944
Custer
National Cemetery
Crow Agency, MT
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " I " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " J " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " K " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Lynde,  Howard W.
          AM PH ~ Germany ~

Technical
Sergeant
752nd Bomber Squadron
458th Bomber Group
Air Force
Campbell County
Killed In Action
Mar. 23, 1944
Mt. Pisgah
Cemetery
Gillette, WY
" Yes "


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Murphy,  Lloyd G.
          POW BS PH ~ At Sea ~

Captain
Army
Campbell County
Died While POW
Jan. 27, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with " N " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " O " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Putnam,  Forest M.
          PH ~ Pacific ~

Fireman
First Class
U.S.S. Saratoga
Navy
Campbell County
Killed In Action
Feb. 21, 1945
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with " Q " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Rodman,  Thomas W.
          N/A ~ Spain ~

Sergeant
Army
Campbell County
Line Of Duty
Feb. 22, 1944
Mt. Pisgah
Cemetery
Gillette, WY
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Roe,  George W.
          AM PH ~ At Sea ~

Second
Lieutenant
491st Bomber Squadron
341st Bomber Group
Air Force
Campbell County
Missing In Action
May 13, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph


   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Stopher,  Earl E., Jr.
          N/A ~ unknown ~

Staff
Sergeant
Air Force
Campbell County
Line Of Duty
Jul. 15, 1943
Mt. Pisgah
Cemetery
Gillette, WY
" Yes "

  Sutherland,  Allen J.
          PH ~ France ~

Staff
Sergeant
359th Infantry Regiment
90th Infantry Division
Army
Campbell County
Killed In Action
Jul. 3, 1944
Mt. Pisgah
Cemetery
Gillette, WY
" Yes "

Last Names starting with " T " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " U " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " V " ~ " There Were None ! "

   Last Name, First Name, M.I.
          Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Military
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
 For Online 
Memorial
Click on
" Yes "

  Wolff,  Thomas A.
          N/A ~ Pacific ~

Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Hull
Navy
Campbell County
Line Of Duty
Dec. 18, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with " X " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " Y " ~ " There Were None ! "

Last Names starting with " Z " ~ " There Were None ! "

            

Email any questions or comments to:

Russ Pickett

( russpickde@comcast.net )