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Twentieth Century Wars


World War I


WWI Draft Registrations
for Jefferson County are located here under military:




 World War II
WW II
Honor Roll of Dead & Missing Army & Air Force Personnel
 from Jefferson County, MS
 
This list is from the National Archives in Washington, D.C
 
Codes
DNB = Died Non-Battle
DOW = Died of Wounds
KIA =  Killed In Action
MIA = Missing In Action



Last Name
First Name
MI
Rank
Code
Abbott
Ishmael
J.
2LT
DNB
Beard
Arthur
C., Jr.
PVT
KIA
Beard
Jacob
C.
SGT
KIA
Brown
Pearlie
CPL
KIA
Carter
Isaac
R.
PVT
DNB
Evans
Harold
H.
SSGT
DOW
Fountain
Sidney
B.
PVT
DNB
Halford
James
S
TEC5
DNB
Hampton
John
H.
PVT
KIA
Humphrey
Henry
S.
PVT
KIA
Hyatt
Hub
C.
2LT
KIA
O'Neal
Percy
E.
PVT
KIA
Pritchard
George
R.
2LT
DNB
Ware
Willie
PVT
KIA
Wilkinson
John
F.
TEC5
KIA
Williams
L.
C.
PVT
DNB


Contributed by Ann Geoghegan


Korean Conflict  


McPhate
Prestiss
MSGT
ARMY
6-2-1953
KIA


Contributed by Ann Geoghegan



Vietnam Conflict
 
Names on the Wall from Jefferson County
 
LORMAN   JONES, DAVIES LEE    Army Private First Class    September 11, 1967
 
UNION CHURCH    SHORT, ANDREW JONAH III    Army Corporal / Specialist Four    May 17, 1967


Buried in Jefferson County
 
 FARR, JACK GRAHAM  Major USAF   Jul 1965 Air Medal & 5 Oak Leaf Clusters
(Jack was buried in the Fayette Cemetery)
 
RUCKER, EMMETT  Lt. Col  USAF Died in 1968 while flying a C-123 defoliant mission over Vietnam.  Emmett's body was never recovered. His wife Nancy, returned to live with her parents at Richmond Hill Plantation, Near Lorman.
 
 
Medal of Honor Recipient

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Hilliard Almond Wilbanks
Captain, US Air Force

Born:  Jul 26, 1933 at Cornelia, GA
Entered Service:   Atlanta, GA
Date/Place of Action:   Feb 24, 1967 - Dalat, Vietnam
Unit:  21st Tactical Air Support Squadron, Nha Trang Air Force Base
Presentation:  To His Family At The Pentagon
     By Secretary of the Air Force Harold Brown - Jan 28, 1968
Date of Death:      Feb 24, 1967 (Killed In Action)
Buried at:  Fayette City Cemetery, Section I- Fayette, MS

Photo and information Courtesy of www.HomeOfHeroes.com
 


 
POW/MIA'S From Mississippi
*Thomas Waring Bennett
Howard Rudolph Cody
Fred Clay Cutrer
James Woodrow Davis
Jerry W. Elliott
Danny D. Entrican
Willie Clyde Kuykendall
Carter Purvis Luna
Herbert L. Lunsford
Michael Land Roberts
Walter Joseph Taylor
Charles Franklin Wallace
Franklin Zollicoffer


*Thomas Waring Bennett was from Natchez, in Adams County, MS.
 His mother is very active in the Garden Clubs and
has dedicated her life to finding him and bringing him home!




Desert Storm
 
Army Guard and Reserve Units
activated as part of
Operation Desert Shield/Storm

 

Major Combat Units from Mississippi
1st Bn, 198th Armor Mississippi
2nd Bn, 198th Armor Mississippi
155th Armored Brigade Mississippi
Other Units Activated from Mississippi
1181st Transportation Terminal Reserve
114th Military Police Co. Guard
365th Combat Support Det. Reserve
479th Ordinance Co. Reserve
193rd Transportation Bn. Guard
162nd Military Police Co. Guard
112th Military Police Bn. Guard
386th Transportation Co. Reserve
296th Transportation Co. Reserve
 173rd QM Co (POL OPS) USAR Greenwood
786th TRANS Co NGR Greenwood



If any of your relatives from Jefferson County were casualties in any of these units,
please let me know so we can place their names in the Honor Roll!


Operation Iraqi Freedom
 
 
A Vet Remembers

 

Warm sun beckons me - come and play.
A breeze the flag unfolds.
Across my town, a bugle sounds
As the drumbeat slowly rolls.
I love this day when life is good
And blessings come in twos
But I will not turn to food and fun
Until I've paid my dues.
For I am a veteran of war long past
And I will not forget.
About brave friends now dead and gone
Whose memories linger yet.
For unlike me they never heard
Their babies cry or laugh.
They never saw their sweetheart's smile
Nor lifted life's full glass.
So, again today,  I honor them
And remember every one.
I pause to thank my God again
For all that they have done.
And now I ask that you would pause
Before the beach or mall,
And join me in my slow salute
To those who gave their all.


Author Unknown




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