Tag Archives: WWII

WWII Vet wife’s letter needs to find its way home…

WWII Vet wife’s letter needs to find its way home… April 27, 1945 Mrs. Vernon Priche; (could be misspelled due to original letter hand written); wrote a letter requesting information about how her husband was wounded, treated and died. He was a soldier in Europe, and a friend of my deceased father, Donald Minster. I […]

WWII Veteran Gene Durham Takes Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

Who wouldn’t want to be aboard a yacht, floating in the waters of Hawaii, escaping the December weather of Missouri? Sounds like a perfect vacation, but for the crew members of Gene Durham’s future ship, it was a nightmare. The yacht, Elvida arrived in Hawaii on December 5, 1941. The newly commissioned YP-109 submarine chaser […]

Tague Attends 65th Infantry Division Reunion in Washington D.C.

Submitted by Sandy Kalman Don D. “Buck” Tague of Gorin was one of 14 soldiers who attended the 65th Infantry Division Association annual reunion in Washington, DC, September 18th through the 21st. I am his oldest daughter and I tagged along (pun intended). As a point of fact, more than 13,000 soldiers answered roll call […]

Tague Travels to Florida for Reunion of 65th Infantry Division

by Sandy Kalman Don D. “Buck” Tague was one-of-eight of Patton’s Third Army soldiers who attended the 65th Infantry Division mini-reunion in Tampa, Florida, from February 13 to 16, 2014. Accompanying Buck were three family members: Buck’s sister, Vera Ann Crandal of Wayland, MO; Buck’s sister-in-law, Mona Trent Wynn Tague of Quincy, IL, and FL, […]

Memorial to Soldiers of World Wars at Center of 65 Years of Community’s Remembrances

Senators and representatives, officers and gentlemen, judges, dentists, preachers, teachers and so many other walks of life have graced the podium over the past 65 years of Memorial Day services held in Memphis. While the guest speakers have varied in the more than half-century that the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post #4958 of the Veterans […]