WW II

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Those Who Served
Surname - J thru O - Index
JEFFERS, Asahel Harold
Asahel Harold Jeffers, Address: Baylis IL., Entered January 31, 1945 Navy, Training: Great Lakes IL; San Diego CA; Oakland-Noel Hospital CA Overseas June 20, 1946 - returned June 29, 1948 South Pacific, Engagements: China; Guam; Saipan; Midway, Decorations: Good Conduct Medal; Asiatic -Pacific Theatre Medal; American Theatre Medal; Victory Medal; China Service Medal Discharged, Treasure Island CA July 21, 1948 Served with the 1st Marine Division in China and the 5th Marine Div. in Guam, Pharmacist Mate Third Class served 44 months, Parents, Harold and Ruby Jeffers
Buried at Baylis Cemetery
Contributed by Billie Browning

JOHNSON, Gerald
Killed in Action - Luxembourg

JOHNSON, Merle E.
Contributed by Delaine Donaldson

JOHNSON, Tracy E.
Contributed by Delaine Donaldson

JONES, Robert Lee
Missing in Action - Yogoslavia

KINSCHERFF, John Edward
Petty Officer 3rd class WWII - (John on the right with his son on the left)
Contributed by Billie Browning

KISER, Nadine Faye
Contributed by Delaine Donaldson

LACY, Ray
Contributed by Delaine Donaldson

LEATHERMAN, John
Contributed by Delaine Donaldson

LEMON, Ross B. Jr.
Missing in Action - New Britain Island

LIGHTFOOT, Eugene
Missing in Action - St. Jean D'Angely France

LISTER, Robert
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lister have received word from the War Department saying that their son, Cpl. Robert Lister, was killed in action in Germany on December 5th. Cpl. Lister was a tank gunner serving with the First Army under the command of General Hodges. Robert was 19 years old on September 3, and attended the Griggsville schools prior to his enlistment in the Army on May, 11, 1942. He received his basic training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky and was stationed there several months as a tank instructor, later being transferred to Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. He was sent on overseas duty last September. The parents had a letter from him a few weeks ago and he was home on leave last May for the last time. Since, receiving the message from the War Department, Mr. and Mrs. Lister have received a note of sympathy from General Marshall. Surviving Robert are his parents, a brother, Cpl. Clarence Lister, now with the armed forces on Guadalcanal, and two brothers, Harold and Paul, at home, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Lloyd. Mr. Lister stated in a conversation with the writer that his son had followed almost the same route that he had followed in the First World War. Mr. Lister was over the same territory in which his son was killed.

The Bethelem Star has turned to gold,
And so - alas - has mine,
Where once against the window pane
I saw a blue star shine.
In Christmas' past a tinseled one
In its accustomed place
On tip of lighted balsam tree
Lit up his strong, young face.
But in that hour - on battle field
Or out on thundering main -
I know the Star of Bethelem
Shone on his face again.
I like to think its beacon light
Was smiling from above,
The day God took him by the hand
And led him home to Love.
Contributed by Delaine Donaldson - The Independent Press (Griggsville, Illinois), December 27, 1944

LONG, George Henry
Non Battle Casualty - Belgium

LONG, Norman
Non Battle Casualty - Anzio Beach

LONG, Robert Clay
Killed in Action - Englis Channel (Recipient of the Silver Star Medal)

McCRARY, J. Lewis
He enlisted in the U.S. Army Sept. 9, 1942, and was assigned to the Army Signal Corps. He served in Africa; Italy, France, Germany and Austria before returning home on Oct. 8, 1945, On May 22, 2012 Lewis joined other World War II veterans on a trip to the World War II monument in our nation's capitol as part of the Great River Honor Flight. He was a long time member of the Pleasant Hill American Legion Post 1048.

MEGEHE, James R.
(no other information given) - Contributed by Carmen Megehe

MEGEHE, Virgil Dale
WW II, 8th Infantry Regiment - Born 6-21-1927 - Died 10-16-1997 in New Canton - Served at Central Europe, Rhineland, Northern France, Ardennes and Normandy. Was in the European Theater and participated in the Normandy invasion. Received EAME Ribbon, 5 Bronze Service Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Lapel Button & Emblem.
Contributed by Carmen Megehe

MILLER, Alfred Wayne
MOMM3 USNR - Buried at Miller Cemetery

MILLER, Charles
Killed in Action - Philippine Island (Recipient of the Silver Star Medal)

MORRIS, Albert S.
SSgt US Army - 11 October 1908 - 12 June 1980 - Buried at Samuel Taylor
Contributed by Billie Browning

MORROW, Wilbur Lee
9 Jul 1923 - 29 Apr 1959 - Buried at Samuel Taylor
Contributed by Billie Browning

NIFFEN, Rossie
US Army WW II - 15 May 1927 - 17 Jun 1988 - Son of Ross and Lillie Niffen - Buried at Samuel Taylor
Contributed by Billie Browning

OGLE, George Harold
WT I US Navy - WW II - 26 Sep 1913 - 25 Dec 1978 - Son of Cash and Cora Ogle - Buried at Samuel Taylor
Contributed by Billie Browning

OGLE, Homer M.
WW II - 14 Oct 1908 - 02 Jan 1989 - Son of Cash and Cora Ogle - Buried at Miller Cemetery
Contributed by Billie Browning

OGLE, Walter E.
IL PFC Med Det WW II - 11 Jul 1902 - 24 Mar 1965 - Buried at Samuel Taylor
Contributed by Billie Browning

OGLE, William A.
PFC 157 INF 45 DIV WW II - Jan 18, 1923 - March 29, 1945
WW II Service men standing in front of William "Gussie" Ogle's grave, who was killed in action at Nuremberg Germany Mar 24 1945.
L-R Wayne Miller, Charles Ogle, George Ogle, Joe Hubbard, and Ray Marshall
Contributed by Billie Browning