World War II

Catawba County
Young American Patriots

ROLLINS, GEORGE BAXTER
F/O, U. S. Army. Born Aug. 23, 1921. Entered service Aug. 30, 1941, Biloxi, Miss.; England. Shot down over France, June 6, 1944; prisoner of war to June 24, 1944. Awarded PH, AM, Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Hickory H. S. Baptist. Son of Dr. and Mrs. D. B. Rollins, Hickory, N. C. Husband of Mrs. Erma Lee Killian Rollins, 818 7th St, Hickory, N. C.

SMITH, EARL L.
GM 3/c, U. S. Navy. Born May 19, 1922. Entered service Aug. 4, 1942, Norfolk, Va.; Scotland; Ireland; Newfoundland; Philippines; Okinawa; Iwo Jima; Saipan; Japan. Awarded 12 BS, Good Conduct Medal. Hickory H. S. Baptist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Smith, Brookford, N. C.

STARR, KENNETH OTTO
Pvt., U. S. Army. Born Dec. 24, 1905. Entered service 1942, Ft. Bragg, N. C.; Camp Grant, Ft. Sheridan, Ill.; Camps McCoy, Wis Wolters, Tex. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Attended Sweetwater Highland High Schools. Lutheran. Son of Mrs. Nora Lee Starr, 81 Mill St., Hickory, N. C.

TOWNSEND, HAL RICHARD
S 2/c, U. S. Navy. Born Dec. 28, 1922. Entered service May 1, 1942, Norfolk, Va.; Portsmouth, Va.; Dakar; Tangier. Attended Stevens School. Lutheran. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Townsend, Hickory, N. C. Husband of Mrs. Mabel Dale Townsend, Morgton, N. C.

WARD, HOWARD LEE
Pfc, U. S. Army. Born Feb. 23, 1923. Entered service Jan.13, 1943,Camp Young, Calif.; England; France; Belgium; Germany; Central Europe. Awarded Bronze Star Medal, 4 Battle Stars, Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Attended Sweetwater School. Baptist. Son of and Mrs. Lloyd Ward, Rt. 3, Hickory, N. C.

WHITE, CLAYTON
Pvt., U. S. Army. Born Oct. 18, 1914. Entered service Oct. 26, 1942, Camp Croft, S. C; Ft. Jackson, S. C. Attended Miriah School. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie White, Casar, N. C. Husband of Mrs. Hazel Marell Deaton White, 931 Ruth St., Hickory, N. C.

WHITE, WILLIAM HAROLD
Pvt., U. S. Army. Age 30. Entered service June 25, 1943, Ft. Belvoir, Va. Honorably discharged Nov. 12, 1943. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Attended Claudville H. S. Methodist. Son of and Mrs. J. G. White, Brim, Va. Husband of Mrs. Gladys Roper White, 1252, W. Woodlawn Ave., Norfolk, Va.

WILKERSON, ANDERSON
Sgt., U. S. Army. Born Mar. 24, 1912. Entered service Oct. 27, 1942, Shaw Field, S. C. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Attended Victory School. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Wilkerson, Gastonia, N. C. Husband of Mrs. Eve Gilbert Wilkerson, Rt. 1 Hickory, N. C.

Derick S. Hartshorn - 2007
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