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Those Who Served
Surname - D & E - Index
DIMMITT, Kyle E.
Contributed by Delaine Donaldson - The Independent Press (Griggsville, Illinois)

DINSMORE, Rex O.
Contributed by Delaine Donaldson - The Independent Press (Griggsville, Illinois)

DOLBEARE, Clarence Y.
SSgt US Army WW II - 19 Feb 1918 - 2 Nov 2005 - Buried at Samuel Taylor Cemetery
Contributed by Billie Browning

DOLBEARE, Russell Wayne
IL S. Sgt. 791 Bomb Squad AAE WW II - 05 Dec 1919 - 09 Oct 1969 - Married to Velma Roberts & Glenna Allen - Son of Claude Simpson and Maude Lucinda (York) Dolbeare - Buried at Samuel Taylor Cemetery
Contributed by Billie Browning

DULANEY, Arlo
Pvt. Arlo H. Dulaney, grandson of the late Edgar and Geneva Hoover of Milton, was inducted into the U. S. Medicine Corps at Roanoke, Virginia, on August 5, 1943. He finished his basic training at Camp Grant, Illinois, on November 23 and spent a seven-day furlough with his wife and small daughter at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Mangus at Willis, Virginia. Pvt. Dulaney is now stationed at Camp Reynolds near Greenville, Pa., and will probably be transported overseas at an early date. His sister, Mrs. Forrest Graham resides at LaPrairie, Illinois.
Contributed by Delaine Donaldson - Pike County Democrat-Times(Pittsfield, Illinois) December 29, 1943

DURR, Harold
Contributed by Delaine Donaldson - The Independent Press (Griggsville, Illinois)

DURR, Norman
Contributed by Delaine Donaldson - The Independent Press (Griggsville, Illinois)

DURR, Harvey H.
Word was received here last week of the awarding of the Silver Star for gallantry to Pfc. Harvey Durr, now serving in the Mediterranean Area. The award was made during July at some undesignated spot in Sicily. Both the date and location were deleted by the censor. Pfc. Durr is a member of a first aid unit in the Medical Detachment and attached to an infantry division. The award was made for action beyond the call of duty in administering first aid under heavy fire. His action was described as having gone out under heavy artillery bombardment to give first aid to soldiers who could not be moved because of their exposed position. Pfc. Durr is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Durr of Griggsville and entered the service May 11, 1942. He has been stationed at various camps in this country and was at Camp Pickett, Virginia before being transferred to overseas duty.
Contributed by Delaine Donaldson - (The Independent Press (Griggsville, Illinois), September 22, 1943
Mr. and Mrs. William Durr of Griggsville have received word from the government that their son, Pfc. Harvey Durr, has been reported missing in the North African Area. The following telegram was received Saturday by the family: "The Secretary of War desires me to express his deep regret that your son, Private First Class Harvey H. Durr, has been reported missing in action since eleven September in the North African Area. If further details or other information are received, you will be promptly notified." Signed, Ulio, the Adjutant General, Washington, D. C. Pfc. Durr entered the service on May 11, 1942 and was stationed at Camp Pickett, Virginia before being sent overseas sometime during July, 1943. He was a member of the first aid unit in the Medical Department and was attached to an infantry division. During September his family had word from him telling of his having received the silver star for gallantry, the fourth highest ranking award made to men in our armed forces. The award had been made in July somewhere in Sicily. In the citation his action meriting the award was described as having gone out under heavy artillery bombardment to administer first aid. Since there has been no action in Sicily since hearing from him it is supposed the Pfc. Durr had been transferred to some other front in the North African Area. Harvey attended the Griggsville schools and was employed several years at the Nation Wide store. He has two brothers, Clifford, also employed at the Nation-Wide store, and Stanley employed at the Griggsville Hardware company. The community extends sympathy to the Durr family in their distress over Saturday's news and hope that reassuring word of the missing boy may be had soon. Contributed by Delaine Donaldson - The Independent Press (Griggsville, Illinois), October 20, 1943

ELLISON, George
IL Pvt. 52nd Field Art WW II - Born - 14 October 1904 - Died - 04 October 1948 - Buried at Samuel Taylor Cemetery
Contributed by Billie Browning

ERVIN, Delbert
Contributed by Delaine Donaldson - The Independent Press (Griggsville, Illinois)