Young American Patriots
The Youth of West Virginia in World War II
National Publishing Company * Richmond, Virginia
1946 - Pages 825-870 - Mercer County


McComas, WV  WWII Veterans listed in this book

This book was purchased after WWII by my late uncle Frank Mitchem and his daughter Joan Mitchem Anderson has graciously loaned it to me for use on my McComas Memories website.  We feel it has such good information we wanted to share it with our viewers.   If you have a WWII WV Veteran to look-up in this book -  please email me Patty Spicer Smith


ABLES, HOWARD L, PFC U.S. Army from McComas, WV was killed in action Feb 23, 1944 in the Southwest Pacific

BARIE, AUGHT L., Pfc., U.S. Army, Born May 24, 1923. Entered service Aug 28, 1940, Ft. Thomas, KY.; Europe. Awarded five Battle Stars, Attended McComas H.S., Baptist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dixie Barie, Box 834, McComas, WV. Husband of Mrs. Evelyn Cassell Barie, Box 168, McComas, WV.


BISE, THOMAS B. Pfc., U.S. Army, Born Feb 2, 1926 Enlisted service Apr 25, 1944 Camp Walters, TX; Europe; Phillippines. Awarded Combat Inf. Badge, Good Conduct Medal, five Battle Stars. Attended Rich Valley H.S. Baptist Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bise, Box 58, McComas, WV


BLACKWELL, OSCAR Lee PhM 1/c U.S. Navy Born June 27, 1912. Entered service Apr 29, 1941 Norfolk, Va; Brooklyn, N.Y.; San Francisco, CA; Pacific Theatre. Attended Alabama Univ. Methodist Son of Mr. and Mr. C.B. Blackwell, Box 33, McComas, WV. Husband of Mrs. Gladyes Vest Blackwell, McComas, WV


BROWNING, ARLIE J. S 1/c, U.S. Navy, Born Mar 29, 1926. Entered service Mar 23, 1944 Camp Peary, VA; Pacific Theatre. Attended McComas H.S., Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Browning, Box 78, McComas, WV.


BROWNING, EARL W. Pvt., U.S. Army. Born Aug 29, 1920. Entered service July 23, 1942, Ft. Thomas, KY; Ft. Devens, MA; Europe. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, five Battle Stars. Attended McComas H.S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Browning, Box 78, McComas, WV


BROWNING, HAROLD J. Pfc., U.S. Army, Born July 12, 1918. Entered service Apr 1, 1942, Ft. Thomas, KY; Camp Gordon, GA; Europe. Awarded five Battle Stars,Combat Infantryman's Badge. Attended McComas H.S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Browning McComas, WV. Husband of Mrs. Myrtle Dawson Browning Box 78, McComas, WV


BURGESS, BILLIE, DONALD Cpl, U.S. Army, Born Aug 1, 1916. Entered service Dec 4, 1944, Ft. Thomas, KY; Ft. Sheridon, IL. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, Attended McComas, H.S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mr. W. L. Burgess, McComas, WV. Husband of Mrs. Margaret Burgess, Box 791, McComas, WV


BURTON, HERBERT GRAHAM S/Sgt., U.S. Army, Born Apr 29, 1912. Entered service Mar 31, 1942. Ft Knox KY; Camp Shanks, N.Y.; Europe. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, Three Battle Stars. Attended Virginia schools. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Burton, McComas, WV. Husband of Mrs. Evalene Miller Burton, Box 192, McComas, WV


CAMERESI, LEWIS M. T/5, U.S. Army, Born Apr 6, 1921. Enlisted service Sept 3, 1942, Ft. Thomas, KY; England, North Africa, Killed in action at Le Ferriere Bochard, France. Aug 23, 1944. Awarded Presential Unit Citation. three Battle Stars. Attended McComas, H.S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cameresi, Box 784 McComas, WV


CAMERESI, RAY S 2/c U.S. Navy Born June 18, 1926. Entered service Dec 18, 1944, Camp Peary, VA; Alameda, CA. Attended McComas H.S. Methodist. Son of Mrs. and Mrs. Carl Cameresi, Box 784, McComas, WV


CARTER, HAROLD L. Pfc. U.S. Army. Born Nov 29, 1917, Entered service Dec 18, 1942, Ft. Thomas, KY; Europe. Awarded Purple Heart, two Battle Stars. Attended Hemphill H.S. Church of God. son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Carter Box 777, McComas, WV. Husband of Mrs. Juanita Dillon Carter, Box 777 McComas, WV


CHRISTIAN, HURLEY EDWARD, F1C U.S. Navy son of Mable Christian, McComas, WV died in WWII date unknown


DENNY, JAMES D. Pfc. U.S. Marines. Born Feb 10, 1927. Entered service Mar 12, 1944, Parris Island, S.C.; New River, NC; Pacific. Awarded Purple Heart, Battle Star, Presidential Unit Citation. Attended McComas, H.S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Short, Box 883, McComas, WV


FUDA, LOUIE Cpl. U.S. Army, Born Feb 17, 1919. Entered service May, 1943 Ft. Bliss, TX; Europe. Attended McComas, H.S. Catholic. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Fuda, Box 80, McComas, WV. Husband of Mrs Frances Arrington Fuda, During, WV


FUDA, WADDIE Pfc. U.S. Army. Born June 10, 1921. Entered service Nov 1942, Camp Wheeler, GA; Europe. Wounded in action. Awarded Bronze Star, Pres., Unit Citation. Attended Mora School, Catholic. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Fuda, Box 80, McComas, WV


GILLENWATER, KENNETH RAY S/Sgt., U.S. Army. Born May 6, 1924. Entered service July 3, 1943 Ft. Thomas, KY; Keesler Field, MS; Europe. Awarded Good Conduct Medal four Battle Stars. Attended McComas, H.S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edd Gillenwater, Box 58, McComas, WV


HARTWELL, GARLAND B. Pvt. U.S. Army. Born May 14, 1923, Entered service Jan 12, 1942, Ft. Thomas, KY; Camp Wallace, TX; Europe. Awarded Purple Heart, five Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal. Attended McComas, H.S. Methodist. son of Mr. and Mrs. Will J. Hartwell, McComas, WV


HARTWELL, LEONARD P. S 2/c U.S. Navy, Born Apr 28, 1925. Entered service July 21, 1943, Great Lakes, IL; Ft. Pierce, FL; China Sea. Awarded two Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal. Attended McComas, H.S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Will J. Hartwell, McComas, WV


HARTWELL, VERNIE C. S 2/c U.S. Navy Born Sep 29, 1912. Entered service Mar 6, 1944, Great Lakes IL; Norfolk, VA; Europe. Attended Crane Creek School Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Will J. Hartwell, McComas, WV. Husband of Mrs Anna Jane Kirt Hartwell, Box 222, McComas, WV


HICKS, ROBERT CECIL Pfc U.S. Army Born Nov 10, 1926 Entered service July 3, 1943, Ft. Thomas, KY; England; France; Germany; Belgium. Awarded three Battle Stars, Pres. Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal. Attended McComas, H.S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Flem Hicks, McComas, WV


HICKS, SHERMAN L. Pfc., U.S. Army. Born Jan 12, 1922. Entered service Oct 2, 1942, Ft Thomas, KY.; N. Africa, Italy. Awarded three Battle Stars, Pres. Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal. Attended McComas, H.S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Flem Hicks, McComas, WV


HICKS, WALTER E. Pfc., U.S. Army, Born Jan 29, 1911. Entered service June 9, 1942. Ft. Thomas KY; N. Africa; Sicily; Italy; Awarded three Battle Stars, Pres., Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal. Attended McComas, H.S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Flem Hicks, McComas, WV


HUFFMAN, FRED PRESTON Born 1921 served in the US Navy during WWII aboard the USS Bryant and USS Jones.  He retired after 20 years as a chief warrant officer.  Son of Walter and Edith Huffman, McComas, WV


HUFFMAN, WILLIAM ARCHIE  Born 1928 served in the US Navy during WWII.  Son of Walter and Thelma Huffman, McComas, WV


HUFFMAN, JAMES "JIMMY"  Born 1926 served in the US Navy during WWII.  Son of Walter and Thelma Huffman, McComas, WV


HUFFMAN, RAY S 1/c U.S. Navy, Born Sept 16, 1926. Entered service Aug 21, 1944 Great Lakes IL; Norman OK. Attended McComas H.S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Huffman, McComas, WV


KADE, LEONARD R. Cpl, U.S. Army. Born Feb 18, 1920. Entered service Dec 29, 1941, Ft Thomas, KY; Alaska. Awarded the Purple Heart, one Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal. Attended Crane Creek School, Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Lee Kade, McComas, WV


KAPPA, JOSEPH J., JR. Sgt., U.S. Army Born Jan 17, 1923 Entered service Dec 8, 1942, Ft. Thomas KY; Ft Belvoir, VA; New Orleans, LA; Pacific. Awarded four Battle Stars. Attended Cherokee School, Catholic. Son of Mr. and Mr. Joseph J. Kappa Sr. Northfolk, WV. Husband of Mrs. Mildred Carter Kappa Box 777, McComas, WV


KING, EDMOND Pvt., U.S. Army, Born Aug 30, 1918. Entered service May 9, 1941, Camp Wallace, TX; Europe. Attended Mora School. Holiness Church. Son of Mr. Fred King McComas, WV


KIRK, ROBERT L. Pfc., U.S. Army. Born Nov 22, 1916. Entered service Oct 1, 1942, Ft. Thomas, KY; Camp Lee, VA; Ft. Jackson, SC; Europe. Awarded Good Conduct Medal, Attended Crane Creek School, Church of God. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira J. Kirk, Box 173, McComas, WV


KRONDON, FRANKY Pvt., U.S. Army. Born Nov 2, 1922. Entered service Jan 1942, Ft. Thomas, KY; Camp McCain, MS; Camp Pickett, VA; Europe. Awarded three Battle Stars. Attended Crane Creek School, Catholic. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Krondon, Box 67, McComas, WV


MESSINEO, JOE Cpl., U.S. Army, Born Jan 18, 1924. Entered service Feb 1943, Ft. Thomas, KY; Ft. Hamilton, NY; England; Belgium. Awarded Bronze Star Medal. Attended McComas H.S. Catholic. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Messineo Box 815, McComas, WV


MILLER, THEODORE MM 2/c U.S. Navy. Born July 1, 1924. Entered service June 1, 1943, Great Lakes, IL; Houston, TX; Europe. Awarded two Battle Stars. Attended McComas, H.S. Thomas Memorial Methodist Church, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Miller Box 192, McComas, WV


MITCHEM, EVERETT WILLIAM AS U.S. Navy. Born Aug 2, 1920. Entered service Mar 16, 1945, Camp Peary, VA. Attended Bailey School, Protestant. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Mitchem, Crumpler, WV. Husband of Mrs. Juanita Crowder Mitchem, McComas, WV


MITCHEM, FRANK H. Cpl., U.S. Marines, Born Nov 6, 1921. Entered service Aug 4, 1942, Parris Island, S.C.; Camp Pendleton, CA; South Pacific. Awarded two Battle Stars, Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation. Attended Crumpler schools. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs Audley H. Mitchem, Crumpler, WV. Husband of Mrs. Thelma Huffman Mitchem, McComas, WV


NAILS, FRED Cpl., U.S. Army, Born Sep 12, 1921. Entered service Oct 17, 1942, Camp Butler, NC; Europe Attended Salem H.S. Protestant. Husband of Mrs. Mabel Nails, Box 804, McComas, WV


RATCLIFFE, WILLIAM B. Jr. Pvt. U.S. Army, Born Nov 21, 1920. Entered service Sep 17, 1942, Ft. Thomas, KY; Camp Atterbury, IN; Camp Claiborne, LA. Attended McComas, H.S WV Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs Wm. B. Ratcliffe Sr. Rockwood, TN. Husband of Mrs. Bernice Sanders Ratcliffe Jr. McComas, WV


ROBBINS, DAVID JACK S 1/c U.S. Navy, Born Oct 25, 1924. Entered service Jan 9, 1943. Great Lakes, IL; West Indies; Gilberts; Marshalls; Marianas; New Guinea; Carolines; Phillippines; Okinawa; Japan. Awarded eleven Battle Stars. Good Conduct Medal. Attended McComas, H.S. Methodist Son of Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Robbins, Box 294, McComas, WV


ROBBINS, TOMMY F. BM 3/c. U.S. Navy. Born Oct 25, 1924. Entered service Jan 9, 1943. Great Lakes, IL; S. America; Pacific Theatre; Tokyo Bay. Awarded six Battle Stars. Good Conduct Medal. Attended McComas, H.S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Robbins, Box 294, McComas, WV


ROGERS, JOSEPH ARNOLD U.S. Army Born Sep 7, 1924   Served during World War II in New Guinea and the Philippines. Awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with four bronze stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Son of  John Oswald Rogers and Virginia Gills Rogers, McComas, WV


SARGENT, JOHN H. S 1/c U.S. Navy. Born Mar 20, 1907. Entered service Mar 1944 Great Lakes, IL; Pacific. Attended McComas, School, Church of Christ. Son of Mr. and Mrs Joe Sargent Thornhill, WV Husband of Mrs. Edith Barger Sargent


SETTLES, CARL CLARK Cox., U.S. Navy. Born May 25, 1925. Entered service June 22, 1942, Norfolk, VA; Pacific Theatre. Awarded three Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal. Attended McComas, H.S. Baptist Son of Mrs Clovis Dykes Rt 1 Box 245A Bluefield, WV


SETTLES EARL HURD S 2/c U.S. Navy Born May 25, 1925 Entered service Sep 30, 1943, Great Lakes, IL; Pacific Theatre. Killed in action Apr 4, 1945. Awarded Purple Heart, four Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal. Attended McComas, H.S. Baptist. Son of Mrs. Clovis Dykes, Rt 1, Box 243A, Bluefield, WV


SHRADER. GEORGE M. Pvt, U.S. Army 16 OMF 1 DIV from McComas, WV was killed  July 28, 1944 in Normandy.  He is buried at the American Cemetery in Normandy. 


SIGMAN, HARRY LEE S 1/c U.S. Navy. Born Feb 23, 1923 Entered service June 1943, Great Lakes, IL; Pacific Theatre; Atlantic Theatre. Attended McComas H.S. Protestant Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sigman Bluefield, WV


SIGMON, LEONARD JUNIOR Pvt., U.S. Army. Born Oct 17, 1925. Entered service Sep 16, 1944, Camp Atterbury, IN; Ft. Knox KY. Attended McComas schools; Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Russell and Elsie Sigmon, Box 27, Rock WV. Husband of Mrs Mildred Perdue Sigmon Rock, WV


SPENCER, HOWARD L. Cpl U.S. Army Born Feb 13, 1919. Entered service Jan 19, 1942, Ft. Thomas, KY; Camp Walters, TX; San Francisco, CA; Pacific. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart, one Battle Star, Good Conduct Medal. Attended McComas H.S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Spencer, Box 252, McComas, WV


SPENCER, JAMES E. Pfc. U.S. Army. Born June 10, 1916. Entered service Dec 1, 1939, Ft. Thomas, KY; Puerto Ricp; Europe. Killed in action at Weser River, Germany, Apr 8, 1945. Awarded Purple Heart, Bronze Star, nine Battle Stars, Pres., Unit Citation with two Clusters. Good Conduct Medal. Attended McComas, H.S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Spencer, Box 222, McComas, WV


SPENCER OSCAR F. Pvt., U.S. Army. Born Oct 18, 1922. Entered service Aug 26, 1940, Ft. Thomas, KY; Camp Gruber, OK; Europe. Awarded Purple Heart with two Clusters, Combat Inf. Badge, two Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal. Attended McComas, H.S. Methodist Son of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Spencer, Box 222, McComas, WV


SPICER, OTHAR EDWARD S 1/c, U.S. Navy. Born Dec 1, 1914. Entered service May 24, 1943 Bainbridge, MD; Europe. Awarded three Battle Stars. Attended McComas, H.S. Holiness Church. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Spicer Montcalm, WV. Husband of Mrs. Anthea Bibey Spicer, Montcalm, WV


SPICER, WILLIE DORIN Pfc. U.S. Army Born Apr 23, 1920. Entered service Sep 4, 1940, Ft. Thomas, KY; Camp Roberts, CA; Pacific. Awarded Purple Heart, one Battle Star. Attended McComas, H.S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Spicer, McComas, WV. Husband of Mrs. Helen Huffman Spicer, McComas, WV


SYLVESTER, FRED S 1/c U.S. Navy, Born June 2, 1926. Entered service July 1944 Camp Peary, VA; Atlantic Theatre; England. Awarded two Pres. Unit Citations, Bronze Star. Attended McComas, H.S. Catholic. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sylvester, McComas, WV


SYLVESTER, JOE AMM 3/c U.S. Navy. Born July 2, 1920. Entered service Dec 28, 1941, Norfolk, VA; Pacific Theatre. Awarded fourteen Battle Stars, Purple Heart. Attended McComas, H.S. Catholic. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sylvester, McComas, WV


SYLVESTER, JOHN S/Sgt. U.S. Army Born Sep 12, 1921. Entered service Aug 12, 1942, Ft. Thomas, KY; Camp Stoneman, CA; Pacific Theatre. Awarded three Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal. Attended McComas, H.S. St. John's Catholic Church Son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sylvester, McComas, WV. Husband of Mrs. Jean Hurst Sylvester Box 762, McComas, WV


VENERI, DANIEL P. T/5 U.S. Army. Born Dec 28, 1919. Entered service Apr 1, 1942 Bowman Field, KY; Australia; New Guinea; Phillippines; Ryukyus, Japan. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Attended McComas, H.S. Catholic. Son of the late Mr. Lorenza Veneri. Husband of Mrs. Sophia Simoski Veneri, Skelton, WV


WARDEN, THOMAS ANDREW Jr.,SK 3/c U.S. Navy. Born May 9, 1924. Entered service Jan 29, 1942. Great Lakes, IL; Italy; Atlantic; Pacific. Attended McComas, H.S. Mormon Church Son of Mr.and Mrs. Thomas Andrew Warden Montcalm, WV


WHITE, ALFRED E. S 1/c U.S. Navy. Born Apr 11, 1916. Entered service June 17, 1944, Ft. Bliss, TX; Camp Howse, TX. Attended McComas School, Protestent. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William White Freeman, WV. Husband of Mrs. Violet Hedrick White, Crane Creek, WV


WHITE, CLAUDE STACY Pvt, U.S. Army. Born Apr 14, 1913. Entered service June 17, 1944, Ft. Bliss, TX; Camp Howse, TX. Attended McComas H.S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs James White Princeton, WV Husband of Mrs. Helen Belcher White, Rt. No. 2, Princeton, WV


WHITE, LUTHER TROY, Sr. Pvt. U.S. Army. Born Feb 25, 1914. Entered service Nov 13, 1943 Camp Shelby, MS; Ft Geo. G. Meade, MD; Europe. Awarded two Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal. Attended McComas, H.S. Church of God. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. White McComas, WV. Husband of Mrs. Zola White Box 811, McComas, WV


WINESETTE, REGINALD LEWIS Cpl. U.S. Army. Born Mar 2, 1920. Entered service Dec 30, 1942, Camp Tyson, TN; N. Africa; Sicily; Italy; Corsica; France. Awarded Bronze Arrowhead, Good Conduct Medal. Attended McComas, H.S. Methodist. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac H. Winesette. Husband of Mrs. Louna June Hale Winesette 300 3rd St. Bluefield, WV