Wyomingites

Gave Their All
 
WW II

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LAST UPDATE:

November 7, 2017

In Memory

     The following list was created in the memory of the brave men and women from Washakie County, Wyoming that gave their all for their State and Country during World War II.  Soldiers, Sailors and Merchant Marines, are all included on this listing.

     There are personal "online memorials" for each of these honored men and women that were created for them by using the "Find A Grave" website.   You will see a blue " Yes " behind their names and by clicking on the " Yes " you will see their personal memorial that has been created for them.   On "many" of the online memorials you will see a small biography for each soldier which includes: parent's names, where they lived and where and how they actually died.   If you see one without a bio and you have information on them please email me and I'll update their records.


Washakie County had a total of:

" 21 "

Soldiers and Sailors who "Gave Their All" during World War II

( I'm 99% sure all from Washakie County are included )


     Also please note:   The records show these men and women as either enlisting, being originally from, or having strong ties to Washakie County.   Therefore some of these soldiers may not necessarily be from the particular county noted.

     On some of the records you will note that the "Cemetery/Memorial" column shows "unknown".   If you know where any of these men or women are interred please let me know by sending me an "email - (by clicking here)" and I'll insure that the information is noted for their record.


And Remember This:


Whether a soldier or sailor was "Killed In Action", "Missing In Action", "Died of Wounds", or even died in the "Line Of Duty" ....

Whether a soldier or sailor was awarded medals or not ....

They are all " HEROS " in my book and deserve all the recognition they can get !

No matter how they died or what medals they were awarded ....

" They answered their country's call and should be remembered for what they did for us all " !



Special Thanks To "Volunteer" Find A Grave Members:

" Janice Hollandsworth "  ~  For her great help locating burials and record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" ShaneO "
  ~  For his great help locating burials, taking photos, and record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Eric Ackerman "  ~  For all his great research work " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Jeff Hall "
  ~  For his great help locating burials, taking photos, and record updates " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" John C. Anderson "  ~  " For his valuable help with documenting soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery "
" John Dowdy "
  ~  For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials and flight crew reports " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Tim Cook "
  ~  For his great help with the Army Air Force, locating burials, taking photos, and flight crew reports " For Soldiers & Sailors Nationwide ! "
" Steve S "  ~  " For his great photos in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines "


Key to Abbreviations and Notes

AM = Awarded the "Air Medal" ~ ( Meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight and/or single acts of merit or heroism, or for meritorious service. )
AM* = Awarded the "Air Medal" with one Oak Leaf Cluster ~ ( Second occurrance of being awarded the Air Medal )
AM** = Awarded the "Air Medal" with two Oak Leaf Clusters ~ ( Third occurrance of being awarded the Air Medal )
AM*** = Awarded the "Air Medal" with three Oak Leaf Clusters ~ ( Fourth occurrance of being awarded the Air Medal )

BS = Awarded the "Bronze Star" ~ ( 4th highest award for bravery, heroism or meritorious service )

DFC = Awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross" ~ ( Awarded for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight )

DSC = Awarded the "Distinguished Service Cross" ~ ( 2nd highest award for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force to a member of the U.S. Army & Army Air Force )

DSM = Awarded the "Distinguished Service Medal" ~ ( Awarded for Exceptionally meritorious service to the Government of the United States in a duty of great responsibility to any member of the military )

LOM = Awarded the "Legion Of Merit" ~ ( Awarded for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements to all military branches )

MM = Awarded the "Mariner's Medal" ~ ( Awarded to the Merchant Marines for being wounded or killed in action )

MOH = Awarded the "Medal Of Honor" ~ ( Highest military honor, awarded for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. )

NC = Awarded the "Navy Cross" ~ ( 2nd highest military decoration for valor that may be awarded to a member of the United States Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, or U.S. Coast Guard )

PH = Awarded the "Purple Heart" ~ ( Awarded for being wounded in action )
PH* = Awarded the "Purple Heart" with one Oak Leaf Cluster  ( Wounded Two Times )
PH** = Awarded the "Purple Heart" with two Oak Leaf Clusters  ( Wounded Three Times )
PH*** = Awarded the "Purple Heart" with three Oak Leaf Clusters  ( Wounded Four Times )

POW = Awarded the "Prisoner Of War Medal"

PUC = Awarded a "Presidential Unit Citation"

SM = Awarded the "Soldier's Medal" ~ ( Awarded for distinguished heroism not involving actual conflict with an enemy )
SS = Awarded the "Silver Star" ~ ( 3rd highest award, awarded for gallantry in action )

Other Medals = Such as Good Conduct Medals, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medals, American Defense Service Medals, etc. " Are Not " included in this listing.

= Picture of person shown on online memorial

= Picture of tombstone shown on online memorial

Cenotaph = A memorial stone only, remains not recovered or possibly interred somewhere unknown.

n/a ~ ( in awards field ) = not applicable

n/a ~ ( in photo field ) = not available

Those Included: = Died during the war - December 7, 1941 through September 2, 1945.  Some others have been included that died close to the war's end during cleanup operations.

            

Quick Link by first letter of Last Name for Washakie County

( Those letters "not highlighted" in " blue " currently have no soldiers listed )

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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "

Last Names starting with  " A "  " None Found ! "

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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Boyle, Parker H ~ PH ~ France ~
Private
397th AAA Bn
Cst Arty Corps
Army
Washakie County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Jun. 10, 1944
Ten Sleep Cemetery
Ten Sleep, Wyoming
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Chenoweth, Rolland E ~ SS POW PH ~ Pacific ~ n/a
Private
First Class
21st Purs Sqd
24th Purs Grp
Air Force
Washakie County, Wyoming
Died While POW
Oct. 24, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Cook, Max W ~ DFC AM PH ~ Germany ~
First
Lieutenant
327th Bmb Sqd
92nd Bmb Grp
Air Force
Washakie County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Sep. 11, 1944
Ardennes
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Daugherty, Lester Roy ~ PH ~ Pacific ~ n/a
Fireman
First Class
U.S.S. Hoel
Navy
Washakie County, Wyoming
Missing In Action
Dec. 17, 1944
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph
 Downey, John Charles ~ PH ~ Okinawa ~
Private
First Class
22nd Mar Regt
6th Mar Div
Marines
Washakie County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
May 14, 1945
Golden Gate
National Cemetery
San Bruno, California
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Elliott, Henry John ~ BS PH ~ Okinawa ~
Private
First Class
105th Inf Regt
27th Inf Div
Army
Washakie County, Wyoming
Missing In Action
Apr. 19, 1945
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 French, Robert H ~ DSC PH ~ Okinawa ~
Private
32nd Inf Regt
7th Inf Div
Army
Washakie County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
May 3, 1945
Riverview Memorial Gardens
Worland, Wyoming
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Garkie, Ronald L ~ n/a ~ England ~
Second
Lieutenant
310th Ferry Sqd
27th AT Grp
Air Force
Washakie County, Wyoming
Line Of Duty
Nov. 23, 1943
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "
 Gay, Charles William ~ PH ~ Pacific ~ n/a
Electrician's
Mate
Third Class
U.S.S. Bullhead
Navy
Washakie County, Wyoming
Missing In Action
Aug. 6, 1945
Manila
American Cemetery
Philippines
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Hartman, Otto L ~ n/a ~ unknown ~
Private
337th Inf Regt
85th Inf Div
Army
Washakie County, Wyoming
Line Of Duty
Sep. 11, 1943
Oakwood Cemetery
Centerville, Kansas
" Yes "
 Healy, Stuart Sedwick ~ n/a ~ unknown ~
Captain
QM Corps
Army
Washakie County, Wyoming
Line Of Duty
Apr. 3, 1944
Ogden City Cemetery
Ogden, Utah
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "

Last Names starting with  " I "  " None Found ! "

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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Johnson, James S ~ AM PH ~ Tunisia ~
First
Lieutenant
487th Bmb Sqd
340th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Washakie County, Wyoming
Missing In Action
Apr. 23, 1943
North Africa
American Cemetery
Tunisia
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 King, Garrett C ~ AM ~ England ~
First
Lieutenant
334th Ftr Sqd
4th Ftr Grp
Air Force
Washakie County, Wyoming
Line Of Duty
Jun. 14, 1943
Cambridge
American Cemetery
England
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 LaRose, Ernest Edgar ~ PH ~ Saipan ~
Private
First Class
106th Inf Regt
27th Inf Div
Army
Washakie County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Jun. 24, 1944
National
Memorial Cemetery
Honolulu, Hawaii
" Yes "
 Lindsey, James R ~ PH ~ Italy ~
Sergeant
20th Eng
Combat Regt
Army
Washakie County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Aug. 14, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 MacLean, John F B ~ PH ~ Belgium ~
Private
41st Armd Inf
2nd Armd Div
Army
Washakie County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Jan. 5, 1945
Riverview Memorial Gardens
Worland, Wyoming
" Yes "
 McClellan, William B ~ SS* PH* ~ Belgium ~
Captain
39th Inf Regt
9th Inf Div
Army
Washakie County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Apr. 1, 1945
Netherlands
American Cemetery
Netherlands
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "

Last Names starting with  " N "  " None Found ! "

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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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Last Names starting with  " P "  " None Found ! "

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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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Last Names starting with  " Q "  " None Found ! "

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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Rosetti, Louie ~ AM* PH ~ At Sea ~
Technical
Sergeant
342nd Bmb Sqd
97th Bmb Grp
Air Force
Washakie County, Wyoming
Missing In Action
Apr. 17, 1943
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "
Cenotaph


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Schweighart, Frederick H ~ SS PH* ~ Belgium ~
Private
First Class
47th Inf Regt
9th Inf Div
Army
Washakie County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Nov. 21, 1944
Henri-Chapelle
American Cemetery
Belgium
" Yes "
 Stout, Calvin Russell, Jr ~ PH ~ France ~
Staff
Sergeant
Army
Washakie County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Jan. 6, 1945
Crown Hill Cemetery
Powell, Wyoming
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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Last Names starting with  " T "  " None Found ! "

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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
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Branch
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Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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Last Names starting with  " U "  " None Found ! "

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Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
Click on " Yes "
 Vannoy, John A ~ DFC AM** PH ~ Italy ~
Staff
Sergeant
816th Bmb Sqd
483rd Bmb Grp
Air Force
Washakie County, Wyoming
Killed In Action
Oct. 12, 1944
Sicily-Rome
American Cemetery
Italy
" Yes "


  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
Rank
Branch
of Service
Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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Residence
Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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  Last Name, First Name, M.I. ~ Awards ~ Place Of Passing ~ Photos
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Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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Cause of Death
Date Of Passing
Cemetery /
Memorial
Online
Memorial
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Email any questions or comments to:
Russ Pickett