Camp Fannin Roll of Honor

The continued work of Elmer Horne

Fannin Veterans who died in uniform during World War II
All gave some, but some gave all.

ROLL OF HONOR

Miller thru Ogg

MILLER, Roy, Pvt. a) Oran, Missouri. b) June-September 1944. c) Italy. g) Viola M. Errett, 3024 Sunnybrook Drive, Tyler, Texas. Roy Miller and his wife Gayle and daughter Brenda (6 months) were Mrs. Errett’s neighbors while he was a trainee at Fannin.

MILLEREN, Donald W., 35147983. a) Gary, Indiana. b) Aug.-Nov. 43, D/63/13. c) ETO. d) 393/99. g) Elmer T. Horne, Jr., Tallahassee, Florida. Same company at Fannin, then together in ASTP at La. St. Univ. Official list of battle deaths, 99th Inf. Div. , provided by Leon St. Pierre, Tyler, Texas. h) Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge.

MITHELMAN, Robert K. a) Minnesota. b) Oct. 43 – March 44, C/81. c) About midway through the Luzon operation, P.I. d) 1/6. e) Stanton: 1st Inf. Regt. left New Guinea 26 Dec. 44, assaulted Lingayen Gulf Philippine Islands on Luzon 9 Jan. 45. g) Wayne A. Miller, 524 W. 18th, Kearny, Nebraska , in same company at Fannin and same regiment in combat. h) Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge.

MONNOT, Richard G., PFC, 36676541. a) Chicago, Illinois. b) Aug.-Nov. 43, D/63/13. c) 19 December 1944, near Elsenborn Ridge, Belgium. d) L/393/99. e) Stanton: The 99th Infantry Division landed at Le Havre, France on 3 November 1944 and assembled at Aubel, Belgium, and entered the line north of the Roer River between Schmidt and Monschau on 9 November 1944. After a period of defensive patrolling, the division attacked toward the Roer and Urft Dams on 13 December 1944 against heavy resistance from the West Wall. On 16 December 1944 the German Ardennes Counteroffensive hit the division which was partially surrounded and suffered heavy losses before Elsenborn Ridge on 19 December 1944. f) Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium, Plot D, Row 1, Grave 36. g) Elmer T. Horne, Jr., Tallahassee, Florida, who says: "Richard was one of my best friends during basic training at Fannin and later in ASTP at La. St. Univ. I learned of his death after returning from overseas by a chance encounter at Camp Cooke, California with a 99th Div. soldier who had known him well in combat." h) Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge.

MOREDOCK, James E., Pvt., 37646228, a) Jasper County, Iowa. b) Sept-Dec. 1944, 58/12. g) Carl A. Settle, 124 Culotta Drive, Hampton, Virginia 23666, a fellow-trainee at Fannin.

MORGAN, Robert J., PFC, DOB July 29, 1917. a) Kirbyville, Texas. b) Fall-43- Spring 44, B/63/13. c) March 3, 1945, approach to Manila, Philippine Islands. d) 128/32. e) Stanton: The 32nd Inf Div landed in Lingayen Gulf on Luzon 27 Jan 45 and began the final phase of the push on Manila . The Battle for Villa Verde Trail was fought 6-22 Feb 45 which included numerous Japanese counterattacks and the division fought battles at Salacsac Pass and along the Arboredo and Ambayang Valleys in March. f) Zion Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Texas. g) J. D. Henley, 12321 Swanson, Marana, Arizona 85653; (602) 682-3614. In same company at Fannin. J.D. says: "I learned of Robert’s death from two other members of our company at Fannin whom I visited after the war, Lenox Hawthorne of Silsby, Texas and Eugene Hryhobchux of Deweyville, Texas." Additional information provided in July 2009 by Shane Olson, Halma, Minnesota and Don Wilson, Carthage, Texas.. h) Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge.

MOURIN, Thomas K., Pvt., 42098437, a) Onondaga County, New York. b) Sept-Dec 1944, D/58/12. g) Carl A. Settle, 124 Culotta Drive, Hampton, Virginia 23666, a fellow-trainee at NAKAMA, Masao, Sgt., 30111494. a) Hawaii. c) 17 May 1945, Italy. d) 442nd Inf. Regt. (Nisei)(Separate). f) Listed on Honolulu Memorial, Hawaii. g) Carl A. Settle, 124 Culotta Drive, Hampton, Virginia 23666. h) Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge..

NANCE, Steve. c) 1945, Germany. e) Killed by "friendly fire". g) Del M. Edwards, 3600 Jill Circle, Tyler, Texas, from Dr. Bob Glover, past president of Camp Ford Historical Association, Tyler, Texas.

O’BRIEN, John R., PFC, 11131809. a) Cambridge, Massachusetts. b) Aug.-Nov. 43, D/63/13. c) 19 Dec. 1944, Hofen, Belgium. d) I/395/99. e) German machine gun sprayed house six Co. I men were in at night. Stanton: On 16 Dec. 44 the German Ardennes Counteroffensive hit the division which initially held at Hofen but gave ground to the south. The division was partially surrounded and suffered heavy losses as it retreated to new defensive positions before Elsenborn Ridge on 19 Dec. 44. f) Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium, Plot G, Row 11, Grave 49.g) Leon W. St. Pierre, first CFA president, 3325 Bain Place, Tyler, Texas 75701. In same company during basic at Fannin and both were in combat with the 99th during the Battle of the Bulge. Leon writes: "George Prager [also in the same company at Fannin and in combat with the 99th] told me about John O’Brien’s death several years ago at a 99th Division reunion. I have corresponded with John’s brother, Brendan J. O’Brien, 2278 Wood Acres Court, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237." h) Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge.

ODEM, Dale Raymond, Pvt., 37691916. a) Atlantic, Iowa. b) March-July 1944. c) 6 Feb. 1945, Luzon, P.I. d) 511 Prcht, 11 ABN Div. e) Stanton: The 511 Parachute Infantry Regiment was parachuted along Tagaytay Ridge, Luzon on 3 Feb. 45, enabling the 11th Airborne Division to completely clear it. The 511th PIR then advanced toward Manila and seized the Paranaque River bridge at the south end of the city on 5 Feb. 1945. All three regiments [187th Glider, 188th PIR, 511th PIR] were involved in fierce fighting to secure Nichols Field 7-13 Feb. 1945 and then flanked Fort McKinley 12-16 Feb 1945 and captured it on 17 Feb. 1945. The division next conducted a combined overland, amphibious, and parachute assault to liberate prisoners at the Japanese internment Camp at Los Banos 23 Feb. 1945. f) Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, P.I., Plot N, Row 1, Grave 55. g) Clark Merrill Trailer, 1009 Elm Street, Atlantic, Iowa 50022-2133, who writes: "We were childhood friends. We met again when we were inducted at Camp Dodge, Iowa. I had forgotten that Dale’s service number was the very next one after mine. We were in different units at Fannin. At the end of basic he looked me up and told me that he was joining the paratroops." h) Dale was an only child, 19 at the time of his death. h) Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge.

OGG, William H., PFC. a) Dayton, Ohio. b) Sept. 44-Jan. 45. c) 27 May 45, Okinawa. d) 32/7. e) Stanton: The 7th division rehabilitated 12-21 May 45 and on May 22 it returned to the front , driving unopposed through the Yonabaru ruins to the hills beyond. On 26 May 45 the 32nd Inf ran into enemy strongpoints covering Shuri. The division had seized key positions by the end of the month. f) Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio. g) James R. Carpenter, 1673 W. Stroop, Dayton, Ohio. h) Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge.