World War II

Catawba County
Young American Patriots

ECKARD, HUGH AUGUSTUS
PhM 2/c, U. S. Navy. Born Oct. 5, 1924. Entered service Nov. 15, 1942, Bainbridge, Md.; Panama; Brazil; Argentina; Okinawa; Japan. Awarded Unit Cit., 3 BS. Attended St. Stephens H. S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Eckard, Hickory, N.C. Husband of Mrs. Kindola Spencer Eckard, RFD 2, Hickory, N.C.

GOWER, LEONARD CALVIN
Cpl., U. S. Marines. Born June 4, 1921. Entered service Aug. 30, 1943, Parris Island, S. C, Camp Lejeune, N. C, Panama, Hawaii; Pine Level School, N. C. Methodist. Son of the late Mrs. Alma Rebecca Gower. Husband of Mrs. Ruby Beard Gower, Hickory, N.C.

GRAY, WILSON L.
S l/c, U. S. Navy. Born Jan. 1, 1919. Entered service Apr. 17, 1944, Great Lakes, Ill..; Hawaii; Guam; Philippines; Okinawa; China; Awarded 5 BS. Sweetwater School. Baptist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Gray, Hickory, N. C. Husband of Mrs. Dorothy Mae Collins Gray, 580 Elliot St., Hickory.

HELMS, GUY
Pvt., U. S. Army. Born Dec. 24, 1917. Entered service June 24, 1941, Camp Croft, S. C.; Camp Butner, N. C. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Highland H. S., Baptist. Son of Mr. W. A. Helms, Hickory, N. C. Husband of Mrs. Maggie Carver Helms, 928 Hope Ave. Hickory, N. C.

HILDERBRAN, ROBERT V.
Cpl., U. S. Army. Age 32. Entered service Mar. 17, 1945, Fts. Knox, Ky., Meade, Md., Ord, Calif.; Camp Anza, Calif.; Luzon, P. I. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Attended Bald Creek H. S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Hilderbran, Catawba, N. C. Husband of Mrs. Dolly Bowman Hilderbran, Rt. 1, Claremont, N. C.

HILDERBRAN, RUSSELL
Pfc, U. S. Army. Age 34. Entered service Mar. 13, 1944, Camp Swift, Tex.; New York, N. Y.; England; France; Austria; Belgium; Germany. Awarded 2 BS, Good Conduct Medal. Attended Bald Creek H. S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Hilderbran, Catawba, N. C. Husband of Mrs. Edna Helderman Hilderbran, Rt. I, Mt. Holly, N.C.

HOLDER, ROBERT G.
Pvt., U. S. Army. Born May 16, 1913. Entered service Dec. 22, 1942, Camp Bowie, Tex. Injured in line of duty at Camp Hood, Tex., May 8, 1943. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Whitnel School. Baptist. Son of Mrs. Minnie Bumgarner and the late Mr. George Holder, Lenoir, N.C. Husband of Mrs. Virginia Benson Holder, Hickory. N. C.

HOLLOWAY, JOSEPH BURTON
CY, U. S. Navy. Born Mar. 4, 1920. Entered service July 10, 1942, Camp Bradford, Va.; Marshalls; Marianas; Gilberts; Hawaii. Wounded in action on Saipan, June 26, 1944. Awarded PH, 3 BS, 2 Unit Cits., Good Conduct Medal. Attended King's Business Col. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Holloway, Rutherford College, N. C. Husband of Mrs. Alice Lipe Holloway, Rutherford College, N. C.

 

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