James “Jim” Joiner

James “Jim” Joiner Date of birth: June 28, 1920 Dates of service: 1945 to 1946 Hometown: Clovis Theater and location of service: Pacific, Korea Branch: Army Rank: Private First Class Unit and specialty: 57th anti-aircraft artillery and special service; sign painter Lives in: Clovis Veterans organizations: American Legion, Post 25 Jim Joiner spent most of […]

Veteran profiles: James Sutton

CNJ staff James Sutton Date of birth: Sept. 23, 1919 Dates of service: 1941 to 1947 Hometown: Curry County Theater and location of service: South Pacific Branch: Navy Rank: Aviation mechanic 2nd class Unit and specialty: USS Saratoga, aviation mechanic and radar Lives in: Curry County Veterans organizations: Veterans of Foreign Wars Sutton enlisted in […]

Kenneth McMahan, Charles Wiley

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. Kenneth McMahan Date of birth: July 29, 1918 Lives in: Clovis Hometown: St. Vrain Dates of service: Jan. 17, 1941 to Sept. 16, 1945 […]

Preston Dunn

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. Preston Dunn Date of birth: Dec. 31, 1920 Dates of service: 1942 to 1946 Hometown: Artesia Lives in: Portales Theater and location of service: […]

Alvin Fails

Alvin Fails Date of birth: July 21, 1916 Dates of service: 1941 to 1946 Hometown: Portales Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of service: Pacific Branch: Army National Guard Rank: Corporal Unit and specialty: 200th Coastal artillery In his words: One of 20 men manning coastal artillery guns, Fails was captured in the Philippines by […]

Glenn D. Spell, Ben Luck

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. Glenn D. Spell Date of birth: June 26, 1926 Dates of service: 1944 to 1946 Hometown: Melrose Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of […]

Lee Roach, Lee Scott

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. Lee Roach Date of birth: Nov. 27, 1918 Dates of service: April 3, 1941, to March 29, 1946 Hometown: St. Vrain Lives in: Clovis […]

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 […]

Alden Henderson

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. Alden Henderson Born: Sept 18,1915 Dates of service: May 4,1941 to Aug. 6, 1945 Hometown: Farwell Lives in: Clovis Theater or location of service: […]