Friday, November 7, 2008

Veterans Day: World War II Era

The following pictures are FBCLS members or have a relative who is a member of the church. All of these men are World War II veterans. Captions are underneath each image to identify the person.

J.D. Duren-While in Europe his feet froze and he spent many months in the hospital. Later he served as a cook for replacement soldiers.

B.C. Quinn (1925-2007)-Mr. Quinn served in the Merchant Marines. He was ordained as a deacon at Ben Hill Baptist and served as a deacon at FBCLS for many years. Mr. Quinn is remembered fondly as “the chewing gum man” since he handed out so many sticks of gum to children and young adults over the years.

Ed Redwine (deceased) served in the U.S. Army as a corporal. He was in the Philippines from 1945-1947.

Herman Schuber served in the Army Air Corp.

J.L. Clark was in the U.S. National Guard

LaFell Rakestraw (deceased)

James Leroy Burcham (deceased)

Fred Enterkin served in the U.S. Army Air Corp as a Staff Sargent, First Class. He advises he spent several months in Europe.

Thomas L. Richardson served in the U.S. Navy and provided a copy of his discharge paper
Bob Smythe served his country from 1943 to 1945 as a sargent in the Army Air Corp where he worked in airport supply.

Charles Bennett was in the U.S. Navy and spent most of his enlistment in Pensacola, Florida.

This is James Johnson Smith, father of Annie Joyner. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

J.D. Millwood
Walt Maynard served in the U.S. Navy

Clyde Hardy was a POW during World War II.
This is James Morgan….now deceased.

This is Ralph Brown. He served in Okinawa.

If you would like to see more posts regarding the veterans at FBCLS follow the link
here for a complete listing.