Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pritchett: Military Records, Dickens County, Texas (Extract)

Pritchett Military Records (Extract from TXGenWeb)
Extract from:
Veteran Service Records
USGenWeb: The Texas GenWeb Project, Dickens County

Veteran World War II
Branch of Service: U.S. Army.
Rank: Technician Fourth Grade.
Entered Service: October 24, 1942.
Basic: Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Overseas: April 6, 1944 to November 24, 1945
Theatre of Operation: European.
Engagements: Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland.
Decorations: American Theatre Ribbon/European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with 5 Bronze Stars/Good Conduct Medal/Victory Medal.
Discharged: Camp Fannin, Texas.
Total Time Served: 3 years, 1 month, 25 days.

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Veteran World War II
Branch: Army Air Force.
Rank: Technical Sergeant.
Entered Service: January 6, 1943.
Trained at Camp Wolters, Texas, Sheppard Field, Texas; Willow run, Michigan; Springfield, Charleston.
Overseas: May 22, 1944.
Theatre of Operations: European-African-Middle Eastern.
Engagements: Naples-Foggia Campaign, Rome-Arno, North Appenines, Southern France, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Air Offensive Europe, Air Combat Balkans, Polesti Air Raid.
Decorations: European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with 2 Silver Stars; Purple Heart; Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Unit Badge.
Returned to U.S.: October 22, 1944.
Discharged: Sheppard Field, Texas.
Total Time Served: 34 months.
Remarks: Shot down over Yugoslavia July 9, 1944 returning from raid over Polestia, Romania. Flew twenty-eight combat missions before being shot down by German Fighters.

Loyd Randolph PRITCHETT
Veteran Korea
Graduate Spur 1949
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Decorations: National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Expert Rifleman Medal
Enlistment Date: April 7, 1951 in Amarillo, TX
Discharge Date:April 7, 1955 at Sewart AFB, Smyrna, TN
Basic: Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX Military Unit: 62 Troop Carrier Squadron
Honoree is: Living
(email: randy37 [at] attglobal.net)

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Luther Doyle PRITCHETT
Veteran World War II
Son of Dan W. and Opal O. Williams Pritchett
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Rank: Corporal
Service Dates: March 1943 to Sept. 1945
Rifle Expert
Training: Camp Pendleton, San Diego, CA Theatre of Operations: Asiatic Pacific Area
Marine Aircraft Group 42, Marine Air Corp. Station, El Centro, CA
Honoree is: Deceased, August 13, 2000, buried Honey Grove, TX
Submitted by Bertha Pritchett, wife

Marion Cleston PRITCHETT
Branch of Service: U.S. Air Force
Graduated Spur: 1947
Enlistment Date: August 15, 1950, Abilene, TX
Military Unit: 22nd Fighter Bomber Squadron, Assigned to the “Sky Blazers”, a group of Air Force Fighters that performed throughout Europe as an aerial acrobatic flight team
Overseas: Germany, 1951
Commendations: National Defense Medal, Good Conduct, Occupation Medal Theatre of Operation: Germany
Discharged: April 14, 1954
Rank: Tech Sergeant
Honoree is: Deceased, January 15, 2001, Ruidoso, NM
Submitted by Kathy Osborne, daughter
EXTRACT by D.K. Pritchett from:
Accessed on 6 March 2012
From the genealogy files of Southern Muse.

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