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VFW Lone Star Post 2150 McKinney

 


Community Lifeline Center 503 N. Kentucky St. Ste A, McKinney 972-542-002
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NORTH TEXAS
HISTORY CENTER

Sgt. John White, of McKinney, was with the 20th Engineer Combat Battalion in WWII. Read his recollections of Omaha Beach
on 6 June, 1944.
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Monuments, Memorials and
Historic Markers of
Collin County

Confederate Memorial Farmersville

Four Collin County
Marines lost at IWO JIMA

LOST AT SEA
22 Collin County men

have been killed at
sea. Many went down
with their ships.

Sinking of the USS Hornet

PEARL HARBOR
Collin County lost 4 men in
the opening minutes of WWII




CURRENT EVENTS of INTEREST for
VETERANS and PATRIOTS of 
COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS ...

Collin County Veterans Memorial Park in McKinney
The WALL OF HONOR at the
COLLIN COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK in McKINNEY


Fifty-four Fallen Warriors Portraits Displayed at the Collin County Court House

 The Collin County Fallen Warrior Portrait Project will present the portraits of six young men who died while in the service of our country, Monday, November 6, 2017, at 11:00 am, at the Collin County Courthouse, 2100 Bloomdale Road, McKinney, Texas. The six portraits will be added to the 48 already on permanent display in the “Hall of Heroes” of the courthouse. There are 393 names engraved on the “Wall of Honor” at the Collin County Veterans Memorial Park in McKinney, and the goal of the project is to put as many faces as possible with those names. The six heroes to be honored are: T

Oscar C Key
Oscar C. Key
WWI
25, McKinney. 2nd Lt. US Army. Killed in action 26 September 1918, at the Battle of Meuse-Argonne, France, in WWI.
Vernon M Cain
Vernon M. Cain
WWII
26, McKinney, PFC, USMC. Killed in action 4 March 1945, during the invasion of the Philippine Islands in WWII
Clarence Williams
Clarence Williams
North Korea
19, Plano, PFC, USMC. Taken prisoner 7 Oct. 1952, during hand-to-hand combat on an isolated hilltop in North Korea and was never seen or heard from again. Declared dead 16 Jan. 1956.
Joe A. Johnson
Joe A. Johnson
Vietnam

22, Westminster, Specialist Four, US Army. Killed in action 27 November 1968, as he exited a helicopter during an intense battle in South Vietnam.

Casey Joyce
James Casey Joyce
Samolia
24, Plano, Sergeant, US Army. Killed action 3 Oct. 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia. First Collin County boy to be killed in the Global War on Terror. The story of the mission is told in the book and movie "Black Hawk Down."

Christopher T. Woodard
Christopher T. Woodard
War on Terror
30, Plano, Staff/Sergeant, US Army. Served multiple tours around the world, including combat in Afghanistan. Killed 28 March 2012, in an accident near MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

Cuffman
 Robert E. “Pete” Cuffman
WWII
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 Weldon H. “Stokes” Stallcup
WWII
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 Joe R. Holley
WWII
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 Matthew R. Courtois
Kuwait
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 Herman W. Tyner
WWII
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Nolan Bowers 
 
WWII
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James W. McWilliams
WWII
 Robert Johnson photo Robert_JohnsonLR_zps2am032hk.jpg
Robert B. Johnson 
WWII
 
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Bobby G. Harris
Vietnam
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Michael L. Boatright
Iraq
Lawrence Jones photo Lawrence_Jones_Lowres_zpsyabqnjz4.jpg
Lawrence E. Jones 
 
Vietnam
 Jasper Sanders photo Jasper_R_SandersLR_zpscuzl3sim.jpg
Jasper Sanders
WWI
 Charles Harrington photo Harrington_LR_zpsj2pm7og2.jpg
Charles E. Harrington Jr.   WWII
 Timothy Hanley photo Hanley_LR2_zps0ulz8ydw.jpg
Timothy J. Hanley 
Iraq
 Tommy Caraway photo Tommy_Caraway_Lowres_zpsgkvlzqau.jpg
Thomas G. Caraway 
Vietnam
Charles Jeanes photo CharlesOJeanes_zpsbd4c16df.jpg
Charles O. Jeanes
WWII
Bill Bryan photo Corporal_Bryan_Portrait_LowRes_zpsf0621718.jpg
Charles W. "Bill" Bryan
Vietnam
Steindam, Russell A. photo New_Steindam_Portrait_Lowres_zps8z3qlgyt.jpg
Russell A. Steindam
Vietnam
Johnny Craver photo Craver_CourthouseLR_zps7622cfdc.jpg
Johnny K. Craver
Iraq
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Peter H. Burks
Iraq
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Roy E. Matthews
WWI
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John Stroup
WWII
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James Jabara
WWII, Korea, Vietnam
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Robert Ray Brown
Vietnam
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Brian Smith
Iraq
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Billy Joe Younger
WWII
Robert Robinson photo Robinson_Legacy_zpsd3d08ab7.jpg 
Robert Robinson
Korea
James Malone photo Malone_Legacy_zps5a4259dd.jpg
James Malone 
Vietnam
Charles Hoiffman photo Hoffman_Legacy_ALT_zps4653c75f.jpg
Charles Hoffman 
Vietnam
Tyler Trovillion photo Trovillion_Heritage_ALT_zpsfa129175.jpg
Tyler Trovillion
Iraq
Peter Courcy photo Courcy_Heritage_zpse1a761be.jpg
Peter Courcy 
Afghanistan
Cody Board photo Cody_Board_Legacy_zps20c1443a.jpg
Cody Board 
Afghanistan
Robert Welch photo Robert_Welch_Heritage_zps4bb95582.jpg
Robert Welch III 
Afghanistan
Ann Compton
Ann Compton
WWI

Robert Bently
WWII
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LUSCOMBE, FRANCIS R. 
WWII

Steven Hutchings
Vietnam
Robert Bently
Jacob Hayes
Iraq
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SCOGGINS, ROYCE G. 
Vietnam
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HOLDBROOKS, THOMAS B. 
Vietnam
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CARAWAY, JAMES T.  
WWII
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ALLEN, WOODROW H.
WWII
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RICHARD P. RUSH 
WWII
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LOYD MCGRAW
WWII 
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LLOYD McCRARY 
WWII
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CHARLES L. KING 
VIETNAM
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ERIC DUCKWORTH 
IRAQ
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TIMOTHY BARBER 
USAF ACADEMY
   

The Collin County Portrait Project is privately funded and sponsored by American Legion “Bill Bryan” Post 110 and Collin County Freedom Fighters. The portraits are created by McKinney artist and US Air Force veteran, Colin Kimball, who donates his time and talents to this historic project. 

 

RECORDS OF ALL US MILITARY UNITS in VIETNAM AVAILABLE HERE


HISTORY of
COLLIN COUNTY
FREEDOM FIGHTERS ...


COLLIN COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK in McKINNEY
6053 Weiskopf Ave


Go to Veterans Memorial Park in McKinney Wall of Honor

388 Collin County heroes
have given their lives in
the service of our country.
 Read about them on the
WALL of HONOR

WALL of HONOR
TIMELINE 1913-2011

HALL of HEROES
Photos of heroes on the

Wall of Honor

PHOTO GALLERIES
Military Service Pictures
from Collin County Vets
RD Foster USMC

Directory & Photos of
Collin County Veterans

Collin County, Texas

Two Collin County men
have been awarded the
MEDAL OF HONOR
MEDAL OF HONOR  CLICK HERE
Audie Murphy - WWII
Russell Steindam - Vietnam

NAVY CROSS
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Charles O. Jeanes - WWII

 James W. Tobey - WWII
Charles W. Bryan - Vietnam

 

SEMPER FIDELIS ANCHORS AWEIGH An ARMY of ONE Off We Go, Into the Wild Blue Yonder
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