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Harry Albright
Army
Harry
Albright
DIVISION: Army
Sep 13, 1922 - Apr 6, 2005
BIRTHPLACE: Hope, Ks
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
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MILITARY HONORS: Purple Heart Bronze Star
HONORED BY: The Eisenhower Foundation

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Harry Albright was born September 13, 1922 in Hope, KS. He served in the Army during World War II. Albright was captured in Anzio Italy and was held as a POW in Germany for 18 months. US troops liberated him. Albright returned to the United States, married and operated a Men's clothing store until 1971. Courtesy of the Wichita Eagle.

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Cass J. Alesiat
Army
Cass
J.
Alesiat
DIVISION: Army
Mar 2, 1917 - Jan 9, 2001
BIRTHPLACE: Hamtramck, MI
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: Mar 18, 1942 -
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Sep 23, 1945
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HONORED BY: daughter, Sherill

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My dad was in the N. African campaign, Sicily, Battle of the Bulge, Normandy; Sicily Naples-Foggia with the 82nd Airborne. The he was transferred to the 194th Glider Infantry. He loved to tell WWII stories.

Donald C. Alexander
Army
Donald
C.
Alexander
DIVISION: Army,
F Company, 2nd Battalion, 502 Parachute Infantry Regiment,101st Airborne
Jan 7, 1915 - Jun 19, 1944
BIRTHPLACE: Brentwood, TN
HIGHEST RANK: LT
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: 1938 -
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BATTLE: Normandy
MILITARY HONORS: Silver Star, Purple Heart Combat Infantry Badge Parachute Badge with Bronze Star for Combat Jump Distinguished Unit Citation

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Donald C. Alexander was the second of four sons of Luther T. Alexander of Brentwood, Tennessee. He also had four sisters. All of the Alexander boys served in the military. Donald attended Oglesby Elementary School, Central High School, David Lipscomb College, State Teachers College in Murfreesboro, and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.  He was a member of the Woodson Chapel Church of Christ. Donald Alexander served three years in the US Army from 1938 until 1941 primarily in Hawaii where he was assigned to the Headquarters Detachment, 3rd Battalion, 27th Infantry at Schofield Barracks. He returned to active duty in early 1942 shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. After volunteering for the paratroopers, he was assigned to the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, later incorporated into the 101st Airborne Division. They shipped out to England in August of 1943 to prepare for the invasion of the European continent. Alexander parachuted into enemy held France in the middle of the night/early morning of June 6, 1944; forever known in history as D-Day. He was awarded the Silver Star Medal for his gallantry in action against the enemy on June 13 and was killed in action leading his men on June 19, 1944. His unit was awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation. He is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-mer, France.

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Raymond C. Allen
Army
Raymond
C.
Allen
DIVISION: Army,
45th Division
Apr 8, 1919 -
BIRTHPLACE: Arcadia, OK
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: Sep 1, 1940 -
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Jan 1, 1945
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HONORED BY: Widow, Irma R. 'Ree' Allen

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Master Sergeant Raymond C. Allen served in Sicily, Italy, France, and Germany during WWII. We was a Sergeant Major in the 179th Infantry and received the Purple Heart.

Bert B. Allinder
Army Air Corps
Bert
B.
Allinder
DIVISION: Army Air Corps,
8th Air Force
May 14, 1942 -
BIRTHPLACE: Noel, MO
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: Aug 1, 1943 -
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Oct 1, 1945
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HONORED BY: Grandsons

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Bert was a B-17 gunner from 1944-1945.

Mitchell L. Allmon
Marine Corps
Mitchell
L.
Allmon
DIVISION: Marine Corps,
HQ Co. 1st BN
Oct 4, 1925 -
BIRTHPLACE: Campbell, TX
THEATER OF OPERATION: Pacific
SERVED: Feb 17, 1944 -
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Aug 13, 1946
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HONORED BY: The Allmon Family

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Mitchell Allmon was inducted into the United States Marine Corp on Feb. 17, 1944 at San Diego, California. He attended boot camp in San Diego and attended communication school at Camp Pendleton at Oceanside, California soon after. On September 11, 1944, he was assigned to the HQ Co. 1st Marine Division. His theater of operation was in the South Pacific. On April 1, 1945, Mitch and his battalion landed at Okinawa known as L-Day, and was there until August 1945. Mitchell participated in the occupation of China from October 10, 1945 to July 16, 1946. Mitchell's duties were message center-radio man-communications chief. His rank was Sergeant USMC. On August 13, 1946, he was given an honorable discharge at the Marine Corp Base in San Diego, California. His pay rate was $100 a month as Sergeant USMC. Mitchell married Mary Joyce Wester on April 4, 1949. They had 4 children; Garry, Sharon, Jeff and Rhonda. Mitch and Joyce now reside in McPherson, Kansas where they both are retired. His service time was spent in the South Pacific

Garland H. Allred
Army
Garland
H.
Allred
DIVISION: Army,
12th Photo Recon Sqdn, 12th AF
May 28, 1922 -
BIRTHPLACE: Greensboro, NC
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: Oct 30, 1942 -
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Nov 21, 1945
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HONORED BY: Wife, Ann Morris Allred

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Howard Allred is one of Four Brothers who all served in World War II (William Boyd Allred, James Rex Allred, and Walter Lee Allred). A fifth brother, 1st Lieutenant Samuel Aaron Allred served in the Korean Conflict. Howard graduated from flight training in the Class of 44E at LaJunta, CO. He was trained to fly the B-25 medium bomber. Just as he graduated, his Commanding Officer announced that since he was trained to fly twin-engine aircraft, he and several of his class would be shipped to Coffeyville, Kansas, to transition and fly the P-38. Then, since they could fly the P-38, several of classmates were assigned to fly the photo version: F-5. Guns were removed from the nose and cameras installed. They were taught to photograph targets while flying above 20,000 feet. Howard's first assignment was in Bari, Italy, to the 15th Air Force to support the missions of the B-17s. He was then assigned to the 12th Air Force, in Florence, Italy, to support the medium bombers---B-25, B-26. He flew 53 combat missions, and was awarded the Air Medal five times, and also awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Howard was in the 12th Photo Reconnaissance Squadron, 3rd PR Group, 90th PR Wing, 12th Air Force. After the war Howard was soundly converted in his Methodist Church, answered the call to preach, graduated from Guilford College, AB, 1949, the Divinity School, Duke University, Master of Divinity, 1952, and received the honorary Doctor of Divinity, 1990, from High Point University. He served 43 years in the Western North Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church as a pastor and District superintendent. He received 5 Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Howard retired in 1991. He has three children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

James R. Allred
Army Air Corps
James
R.
Allred
DIVISION: Army Air Corps
Oct 3, 1923 - Feb 4, 2003
BIRTHPLACE: Greensboro, NC
THEATER OF OPERATION: Pacific
SERVED: Nov 1, 1942 -
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Oct 1, 1945
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HONORED BY: The Allred Family

BIOGRAPHY

James Rex Allred is one of four brothers who all served in World War II (Garland Howard Allred, William Boyd Allred, and Walter Lee Allred). A fifth brother, 1st Lieutenant Samuel Aaron Allred served in the Korean Conflict. Rex Allred joined the Army Air Corps in November 1942. He served for three years. He was stationed in Rapid City, South Dakota; Grand Forks, Idaho and Hawaii. Rex left the military in 1945 and established himself as an outstanding Brick Mason in Greensboro. Rex Allred was well known as a leader in Alcohol Rehabilitation in the State of North Carolina and spent more than 30 years working with AA.

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