Connecticuters

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 4, 2019

( Originally created January ~ 2018 )

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from Lincoln 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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Lincoln County had a total of:

" 28 "

Soldiers and Sailors who "Gave Their All" during World War II

( I'm 99.9% sure all from Lincoln 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:  " Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln County

( Those letters highlighted in " Maroon " had no soldiers to list )

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 ]

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   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 "

  Arentson, Richard C.
          PH ~ Germany ~

Private
First Class
341st Infantry Regiment
86th Infantry Division
Army
Lincoln County
Killed In Action
April 27, 1945
Logan City
Cemetery
Logan, UT
" 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 "

  Beyda, John
          N/A ~ Pacific ~

Private
761st Military Police
Battalion
Army
Lincoln County
Line Of Duty
July 10, 1944
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, Hi
" Yes "
Cenotaph

  Black, Alexander
          BS PH+ ~ Philippines ~ N/A

Technician
Fifth Grade
20th Infantry Regiment
6th Infantry Division
Army
Lincoln County
Died Of Wounds
August 15, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

  Black, Frank W.
          N/A ~ unknown ~

Private
First Class
341st Eng Regt
Army
Lincoln County
Line Of Duty
August 11, 1945
Jefferson Barrack's
National Cemetery
Lemay, MO
" Yes "

  Books, Charles T.
          PH ~ Philippines ~

Staff
Sergeant
20th Infantry Regiment
6th Infantry Division
Army
Lincoln County
Killed In Action
April 3, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "

  Borino, Bruno
          PH ~ Pacific ~

Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Liscome Bay
Navy
Lincoln County
Missing In Action
November 24, 1943
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" 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 "

  Carollo, William J.
          PH ~ Belgium ~

Sergeant
347th Infantry Regiment
Army
Lincoln County
Died Of Wounds
January 6, 1945
Kemmerer City
Cemetery
Kemmerer, WY
" Yes "

  Casazza, Ralph L.
          PH ~ France ~

Staff
Sergeant
507th Parachute Infantry
Army
Lincoln County
Died Of Wounds
July 14, 1944
Normandy
American Cemetery
France
" 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 "

  De Graw, Charles R.
          SS BS+ PH ~ France ~

Private
First Class
357th Infantry Regiment
90th Infantry Division
Army
Lincoln County
Missing In Action
December 7, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Draney, Doyle F.
          PH ~ Okinawa ~

Private
383rd Infantry Regiment
96th Infantry Division
Army
Lincoln County
Died Of Wounds
April 9, 1945
Afton Cemetery
Afton, 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 "

  Evezich, William M.
          N/A ~ New Guinea ~

Second
Lieutenant
HQ Squadron
360th A.S. Group
Air Force
Lincoln County
Line Of Duty
February 28, 1945
Arlington
National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
" 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 "

  Fox, Ralph D.
          AM PH ~ Pacific ~

Aviation
Radioman
Third Class
Scouting Squadron
66
Navy
Lincoln County
Missing In Action
July 28, 1945
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "
Cenotaph

Last Names starting with " G " ~ " 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 "

  Hassell, Gerald M.
          BS PH ~ France ~

Second
Lieutenant
116th F.A. Battalion
35th Infantry Division
Army
Lincoln County
Killed In Action
September 18, 1944
Lorraine
American Cemetery
France
" Yes "

  Hunter, John S.
          PH ~ Pacific ~ N/A

Seaman
Second Class
U.S.S. Meredith
Navy
Lincoln County
Missing In Action
October 17, 1942
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 "

  Isenhart, Harold E.
          PH ~ Pacific ~

Seaman
First Class
U.S.S. Longshaw
Navy
Lincoln County
Killed In Action
May 18, 1945
Kemmerer City
Cemetery
Kemmerer, 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 "

  Jenkins, Lavor H.
          PH ~ Iwo Jima ~

Private
27th Marine Regiment
5th Marine Division
Marines
Lincoln County
Killed In Action
March 5, 1945
Freedom
Cemetery
Freedom, ID
" Yes "

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

Last Names starting with " L " ~ " 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 "

  Marx, Walter A.
          PH ~ Luxembourg ~

Staff
Sergeant
328th Infantry Regiment
26th Infantry Division
Army
Lincoln County
Killed In Action
January 24, 1945
Luxembourg
American Cemetery
Luxembourg
" Yes "

  McCormick, William L.
          N/A ~ Missouri ~

Private
Air Force
Lincoln County
Line Of Duty
May 24, 1942
Jefferson Barrack's
National Cemetery
Lemay, MO
" Yes "

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 "

  Pead, Ballard H.
          PH ~ Okinawa ~

Private
First Class
382nd Infantry Regiment
26th Infantry Division
Army
Lincoln County
Killed In Action
May 29, 1945
Fairview
Cemetery
Fairview, WY
" Yes "

  Perkins, Floyd T.
          PH ~ France ~

Technician
Fifth Grade
33rd Armored Regiment
3rd Armored Division
Army
Lincoln County
Killed In Action
July 27, 1944
Logan City
Cemetery
Logan, UT
" Yes "

  Porter, Leroy J.
          POW PH ~ Philippines ~

Technical
Sergeant
3rd Pursuit Squadron
24th Pursuit Group
Air Force
Lincoln County
Shot While POW
April 15, 1942
Golden Gate
National Cemetery
San Bruno, CA
" Yes "

  Pratt, Woodrow W.
          SS PH ~ Netherlands ~

Captain
309th Eng. Cmbt. Bn.
84th Infantry Division
Army
Lincoln County
Died Of Wounds
November 20, 1944
U.S. Military Academy
Post Cemetery
West Point, NY
" Yes "

  Pringle, Hyrum P.
          AM PH ~ Pacific ~

Corporal
882nd Bomber Squadron
500th Bomber Group
Air Force
Lincoln County
Missing In Action
December 13, 1944
Honolulu
Memorial
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "

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

Last Names starting with " R " ~ " 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 "

  Stevenson, Harry E.
          N/A ~ unknown ~

Staff
Sergeant
345th Fighter Squadron
350th Fighter Group
Air Force
Lincoln County
Line Of Duty
April 10, 1944
South Lincoln
Cemetery
Diamondville, 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 "

  Thomas, Vern W.
          PH ~ Germany ~

Private
First Class
319th Infantry Regiment
80th Infantry Division
Army
Lincoln County
Killed In Action
March 15, 1945
Luxembourg
American Cemetery
Luxembourg
" Yes "

  Thornock, Ross L.
          PH ~ Okinawa ~

Private
First Class
7th Marine Regiment
1st Marine Division
Marines
Lincoln County
Killed In Action
May 12, 1945
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, HI
" Yes "

  Turk, Adolph
          N/A ~ Australia ~

Private
First Class
41st Cavalry Recon.
41st Infantry Division
Army
Lincoln County
Line Of Duty
August 13, 1942
Kemmerer City
Cemetery
Kemmerer, WY
" Yes "

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 "

  Whitehead, Wallace A.
          PH ~ Pacific ~ N/A

Storekeeper
Second Class
U.S.S. Houston
Navy
Lincoln County
Missing In Action
March 1, 1942
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 )