Off to WWII from Marietta
click on any clipping to see it better.
I think I flubbed up on this article. That is what happens when you work on something, but it aside for over a week and expect to pick up where you left off. All the articles are mixed up.
I came across this article and borrowed it and scanned the article.
Luckily, I transcribed the short story and all the names. I am not sure all the pictures are there and I know the newspaper printed story is not here, but you probably couldn't have read it anyway. I believe it was printed in August 1942, after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.
If I wasn't me and I had to grade this on presentation I would give Mr. Me a F. But since I am Me and I know how busy Mr. Me has been lately trying to celebrate his birthday, I give Mr. Me an A, not because he did such a good job, but because he is Me.
About the names. If you are a native of Marietta and or Cobb County, you might see some names and pictures you know. A couple of my uncles are in the pictures and the list. My uncle John S. Hunter and the Frasure next to him are listed in two different rows.
One name I recognized as a man who lived next door to us in the Clay Homes and I was told later in life that it was believed that this man was AWOL and hid in his wife and mother-in-law's apartment.
Now, on with the transcribed names of Marietta men going to war:
Members of Battery E 214th C.A. (A.A.) Marietta, Ga. Who was the first to leave Cobb County prior to The Outbreak of the War. These boys left December 5th, 1940, and are scattered on the Six Continents of the World.
Top Row, Left to Right: Pfc James T. WHITE, Newfoundland; Pfc Grady H. Blevins, Newfoundland; Pfc John A. Henson, Newfoundland; Ralph P. Barfield, Brecia, Cal; Sgt John S. Hunter, Newfoundland; Sgt. Herbert C. Frasure, Newfoundland; unidentified; 1st Sgt Parker M. Sanders, The Islands;
Row 2 – Cpl Jackson W. Dobbins, Newfoundland; Pfc Kermit C. Sanders, Newfoundland; Sgt James Howard Burton, 4th Service Command; Cpl Parris D. Hunter, MAAP; Sgt Robert H. Orr, The Islands; Sgt James B. Kirk, Newfoundland; Pvc Woodrow Hulsey, Newfoundland; Pfc Dallas E. Fowler, Newfoundland; Pfc David F. Scroggins, Newfoundland;
3rd Row- Staff Sgt Jack Arnett, Norfolk; Sgt Ralph P. Barfield, Benicia, Cal; Sgt John S. Hunter, Newfoundland;; Sgt Herbert C. Frasure, Newfoundland; Pvt Homer L. Prather, Newfoundland; Pvt Efford C. Brooks, Marietta, Ga.; Pfc “Speedy” Cantrell, Newfoundland;
4th Row – Sgt Cleveland S. Kirk, Newfoundland; Pfc William C. Blevins, ODRD; Pfc Wayne L. Turner, Newfoundland; Cpl Robert S. Wood, Richmond, Cal; Sgt Herman L. Hulsey, California; Tech Sgt Claude Hicks, OCS, Pvt Charles E. McBurnett, Newfoundland; Lt Glenn E. Bird, Australia; Pfc Clarence R. Pence, Camp Stewart;
5th Row – Pfc John E. Berry, Newfoundland; Pfc Frank V. Lewis, Florida; Cpl Verne E. Allgood, The Islands; Cpl William P. Dobbins, San Francisco, Cal; Sgt William C. Marler, Benecia, Cal; Pfc L.D. Poor, Newfoundland; Cpl James T. Upshaw, Newfoundland; James R. Ferrell, Newfoundland; Pfc Emory R. Parmenter, Unknown;
6th Row: Sgt Julius T. Blackwell, Benecia, Cal; Pvt William Harold Whitlock, Texas; Sgt Henry C. Farmer, Newfoundland; Cpl John P. Sewell, Newfoundland; Master Sgt Ebble T. Lance, Jr, enroute; Pfc D.C. Henden, Newfoundland; Cpl William H. Seabolt, The Islands, Pfc Ellis W. Haygood, Baltimore, Md; Paul J. Barnes, Newfoundland.
Left to right: Top Row: St. Sgt Benjamin F. McLemore, Newfoundland; Pfc Frank H. Barnes, Newfoundland; Cpl Harold C. Hicks, Portland, Or; Tech Sgt Thomas Austin, Newfoundland; 1st Sgt Walter F. Sutton, in school; Pfc Millard E. Whitlock, Capt William J. Black, Jr, Jackson, Miss; Pvt Roy Lee Evans, Newfoundland; Pvc Robert P. Stokes, Newfoundland;
2nd Row – Sgt Jimmy Barfield, Newfoundland; Pfc James H. Prince, Newfoundland; Pvt Wilburn r. Kirkendoll, Newfoundland; Pvt Warren A. Pace, Fort Dix, N.J.; Pfc Major Doghouse Gentry, Newfoundland; Pvt James Owen, U.S. Army, Egypt; Pvt Marcelle A. Cantrell, Brunswick; Pvt Edwin r. Smith, Newfoundland; Lt James ‘Red” Presley, The Islands;
3rd Row – Cpl Thomas Clay, Newfoundland; Pvt Fred R. Matthews, Newfoundland; 1st Sgt James E. Franklin, Benecia, Cal; Pvt Lewis Poor, Atlanta; Pvt Millard owen, Trion; Pfc Thomas A. Wright, Newfoundland; Sgt Robert H. Orr, The Islands; Cpl Oliver K. Wallace, Newfoundland; Cpl James E. Whitten, Newfoundland;
4th Row-Unidentified; Cpl Jackson W. Dobbins, Newfoundland; Pvt Russell Holey, ODRD; Cpl James L. Pierce, Benecia, Cal; Pfc Boze Lee Dobbs, Newfoundland; Tech Sgt James H. Burton, 4th Service Command; Pfc Kermit C. Sanders, Newfoundland; Pfc James Dawson, Australia; Sgt james B. Kirk, Newfoundland;
5th Row – Lt Herbert Reynolds, Canal Zone; Pvt Guy Wilbanks, Newfoundland; Pvt Arthur S. Thompson, Newfoundland; Pvc Ray C. Robertson, Newfoundland; 1st Sgt Parker M. Sanders, The island; Pfc George D. Rakestraw, Newfoundland; Cpl Arthur T. Bacon, Newfoundland; Pfc Grady H. Blevins, Newfoundland; Pfc Alfred L. Ferrell, Australia.
6th Row- Unidentified; Pvt Thomas H. Dobbins, Newfoundland; 1st Sgt Harold E. Wallace, Newfoundland; Pvt Richard Dobbins, ODRD: Sgt Joseph E. Butler, Newfoundland; Cpl Everett W. Wilson, Newfoundland; Pfc Clifton W. Phagan, Lawson General Hospital; Capt William V. Crowley, Jr. Benecia, Cal.