Spartanburg County in World War II

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Spartanburg County gave generously and selflessly to World War II. Local men and women participated in almost every significant engagement, in almost every imaginable capacity, and in every branch of service. Distinguishing themselves with bravery, dignity, and loyalty, county veterans received every commendation, including the Medal of Honor. At Pearl Harbor, Carpenter's Mate Wayne Alman Lewis and Seaman Vernon Russell White died on the USS Arizona and Fire Controlman First Class Hubert Paul Clement died on the USS Oklahoma. Such sacrifices continued from December 7, 1941, through 1945. At home, window banners displayed blue stars for each person who served in the military. Many of the stories of these heroes from Spartanburg County have never before been told.
ISBN: 9780738517261
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: South Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Anita Price Davis has lived in Spartanburg County and has taught at Converse College for 35 years; she holds a bachelor's and a master's degree from Appalachian State and a doctorate from Duke. The loss of her own father during World War II prompted her to honor veterans for their sacrifices. James M. Walker, a retired educator of 31 years, is currently a professional photographer.
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