"World War II Records"
Charles Bathel Ivy, Discharge Papers from the Coast Guard, Charles nickname was Mutt and he was born in Mills County, the son of Jessie Sathiel and Clemmi (Caraway) Ivy
Charlie Bathel enlisted in the United States Coast Guard Reserve on June 11, 1942 at Fort Worth, TX for three years. He was honorably Discharged May 9, 1946 after serving 3 years, 10 months and 29 days. and was discharged from the Personnel Separation Center Number 8, New Orleans, LA.
According to his discharge papers, Charlie was 5 ft 11 Inches, 149 pounds, Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown Complex: White Marital Status: Married
(Source: Copy of Discharge Paper)
Anton H.Hohertz, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Hohertz Entered the Army September 24, 1944; sailed for the Pacific in February 1945. Awarded Purple Heart with cluster and was attached to the 77th Divison; He was wounded on Okinawa on May 22, 1945 and died of his wounds May 27, 1945. He was brought home and buried in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery(Source, Zion Lutheran Cemetery Index, compiled by Sharon Ivy, and "Service Book", Mills County, TX by Greenbelt Publishing Service, Vernon, TX)
Herbert T. son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hohertz was inducted into the Army Air Force March 5, 1942 and served in ETO with the 255th Infantry. He fought in France and Germany; and was killed in action in Germany April 18, 1945, He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously(Source, "Service Book", Mills County, TX by Greenbelt Publishing Service, Vernon, TX) (I Apologize for having listed an incorrect first name for Herbert T. Hohertz.
Gordon A. Caraway Rank T/4, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Caraway of Orange. He married Una V. Newton in McGirk and was a graduate of Hamilton High School. Entered the Army in 1943 and trained in GA and served in Australia, New Guinea, Riak and Phillippines. Awarded PL, 1 Star, AP, 3 battle Stars, Victory Ribbon and CCM. He was discharged in 1945. (Source, "Men and Women in the Armed forces from Hamilton County"
Edward C. Rost son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rost, entered the Army on March 22, 1944; He sailed overseas in December 1944 where he fought in Italy with the 10th Mountain Infantry Division. He was adwarded the Purple Heart with cluster; He was killed in action on April 17, 1945. (Source, Zion Lutheran Cemetery Index, compiled by Sharon Ivy, and "Service Book", Mills County, TX by Greenbelt Publishing Service, Vernon, TX)
James Thomas Owens son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Owens, entered the Army July 24, 1944; He sailed for the Pacific in January 1945; served with the 7th Infantry Divsion durin the Okinawa campaign; Killed in action on Okinawa May 24, 1945; awarded Purple Heart posthumously.
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