Saturday, May 26, 2012

Fallen Heroes

Memorial Day, a special time for remembering our Fallen Heroes.  In the Dycusburg Cemetery in the southern most part of our county are three family stones that honor their sons for their service to our country.   Young men that gave their lives, were first buried in foreign soil, but years later by the request of their families were brought home and buried in their community cemetery. 

July 16, 1948 - Memorial services were held at Seven Springs Baptist Church for PFC Degarth Hall.  Degarth was the son of Mrs. Jennie Hall of Dycusburg, Ky.  He was captured in France July 4, 1944 and died in prison camp, July 6, 1944.  His body was brought to his home, July 7, 1948, and was buried in the Dycusbug Cemetery beside his father, Mr. Ed Hall.

Alben Vane Davenport, son of Carrie Bennett of Dycusburg, Killed in France.

William L. Peek, was only in Germany a short time before he was killed in battle.   First buried in a US Military Cemetery in Germany, but his remains were shipped home later and his remain were laid in the Dycusburg Cemetery.  Son of Edward and Birdie Travis Peek.

We thank you young brave soldiers of long ago, for the Freedom we have today. 

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