Gold Star Soldiers of WW II
Lyon Co., Kentucky

This list of Gold Star Soldiers is from the service record book of men and women
of Kuttawa, Kentucky and Community
Sponsored by Lyon Co. Post No. 5458, V.F.W. assisted by Kuttawa and Community Bussines Men.
A copy of this book can be located at the Glenn Martin Genealogy Research Library at Princeton, Ky.
It has a list of all soldiers from Lyon County, Ky. and photos of each soldier.

Clarence L. Adams
Entered service--- Jan. 31, 1941
Branch -- Army
Trained at --Fort Knox, Kentucky
Embarked --- Oct. 30, 1941
Served in the Pacific Theatre
He was a Prisoner of War
Died November 22, 1941

Phillip B. Chandler
Entered service --- Dec. 16, 1942
Branch -- Infantry
Trained at --Camp Walters, Texas; Camp Cooke California,
Camp Livingston, Louisiana, Camp San Luis Obispo, California
Embarked --- February 18, 1945
Served in France, Holland, Germany
Rank ---Staff Sergeant
Served 24 months
Killed in Action in Germany April 15, 1945
(Son of Birchell and Orr (Ray) Chandler)

Wilson L. Galusha
Branch of service --Army - 1st Armored Divison
Trained at Fort Knox, Kentucky
Embarked -- May 30, 1942
Served in the European Theatre
Received -- Purple Heart; European Theatre Ribbon W/1 star
Rank -- Corporal
Served -- 26 months
Killed in Action -- February 28, 1943
(Son of Elijah and Anna (Gray) Galusha)

Robert Thomas Jarrett
Entered service -- July 1940
Trained at Fort Knox, Kentucky; Hot Springs, Arkansas, Fort Benning,
Georgia Ireland; England.
Embarked May 1942
Served in European Theatre
Engagements -- North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Battle for Cassino
Rank -- Sergeant
Served - 62 months
Killed in action in Italy on February 11, 1944 during an air raid.
Buried in Naples, Italy

Eburne A. Ladd
Branch of service -- Infantry
Trained at --Camp Blanding, Florida
Served in the North African Theatre
Rank -- Private
Served --7 months 19 days
Killed in Action on D-Day, Anzio Beachhead
(Son of Arthur and Beulah (Rodgers) Ladd)

Robert R. Lockheart
Entered service -- March 1944
Branch of service -- Navy
Trained at -- Great Lakes, Illinois
Embarked -- May 1944
Served in Asiatic - Pacific Theatre
Engagements -- Iwo Jima
Received -- Presidential Citation
Rating -- Electrician 2/c.
Killed in Action
(Son of Attie A. and Willie V. Lockheart)

Walter Gip McCollum
Entered service -- January 29, 1943
Branch of service -- Army Air Corps
Trained at Kessler Field, Mississippi;
Shreveport, Louisana; San Antonio, Texas;
Chichahsa, Oklahoma; Coffeeville, Kansas,
Eagle Pass, Texas; Richmond, Virginia; Dover, Delaware.
Embarked -- August 16, 1944
Served in the European Theatre. Italy
Engagements -- Pe Valley; Italy. (25 missions)
Received -- Oak Leaf Cluster.
Rank -- Lieutenant
Served -- 23 months 10 days
Son of Mr. and Mrs John McCollum

Bradley M. McCormick
Branch of service - Infantry
Trained at -- Camp Wolters, Texas;
Camp Huston, Texas; Camp McCoy, Wisconsin;
Michigan; Louisiana and Tennessee Maneuvers;
Camp Breckenridge, Kentucky
Embarked -- February 1944
Served in European Theatre
Engagements -- Normandy; Ardennes; Battle of Bulge;
Rhineland; Central Europe.
Received -- European Theatre Ribbon; Good Conduct Medal;
Purple w/Oak Leaf Cluster.
Served -- 38 months
Rank -- Private First Class.
Killed in Action December 22, 1944 in the Belgium Bulge
Son of James J. and Mary (Nettleton) McCormick

Norvell C. Smith
Entered service -- April 5, 1944
Branch of service -- Army
Trained at Camp Fannin, Texas; Fort Meade, Maryland
Embarked -- October 11, 1944
Served in the European Theatre
Received -- Expert Rifleman's Badge; Infantry Badge; Purple Heart.
Rank -- Sergeant
Killed in Action -- March 15, 1945 in Germany
Buried in Metz, France
Son of Hubert and Mary (Frances) Smith

Veldon Smith, Jr.
Entered service -- November 14, 1943
Branch of service --Army
Trained at Camp Blanding, Florida; Fort Meade, Maryland.
Served -- in Italy
Received -- Rifleman's Badge; Purple Heart.
Served -- 7 months 2 days.
Rank -- Private
Killed in Action -- June 18, 1944 in Italy
Son of Mr. & Mrs. Hubert Smith.

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