Herb Hammar, Elwin Wilhoit

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Herb “Herby” Hammar Date of birth: Aug. 3, 1925 Dates of service: August, 1943 to November, 1946 Hometown: […]

James Woods, Philip S. Gillespie

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. James Woods Date of birth: July 8, 1924 Dates of service: July 1944 to February 1946 Hometown: Grady Lives in: Grady Theater and location […]

Doyle Emperley, Buren D. Johnston

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Doyle Emperley Date of birth: Aug 14, 1923 Dates of service: July, 1942 to December 1945 Hometown: Newton, Iowa Lives in: Clovis Theater and […]

Steve P. Owen

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Steve P. Owen Date of birth: Jan 10, 1918 Dates of Service: July 8, 1942 through Dec. 21, 1945 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis […]

Ray Gauntt

Sharna Johnson Gauntt said native children on the islands would scale a tree and return with a coconut… Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Ray Gauntt Age when entered service: […]

Bob Ware, Jim Garrison

Bob Ware Date of Birth: May 4, 1928 Dates of Service: October 1946 to March 1948 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and Location of Service: Pacific Branch: Army Rank: Corporal Unit and Specialty: 8104 Service Department In his own words: By the time Ware volunteered for the army, the war was over. Ware said […]

Carl Deaton, Dolphus Johnston, Joe Masters

Sharna Johnson Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Carl Deaton Date of Birth: Dec. 23, 1924 Dates of Service: 1943-1946 Hometown: Lariat, Texas Lives in: Clovis Theater or location of […]

Professor fails in attempt to avoid war

Bob Huber: CNJ columnist A learned friend of mine spent the holidays in Los Angeles and later wondered if she shoulda stood in bed. Her sad tale began when she left the comforts of her prairie home in eastern New Mexico and drove to Albuquerque to catch a plane. Remember last month when a blizzard […]