PO Box 572 Pineville, MO 64856    400 W. Main Street, Pineville, MO 64856       email: mcdonaldcohistory@olemac.net      417-223-7700

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Family Stories


James Reed


The McDonald County Historical Society would like to thank all the families who have contributed to the stories for the Military Exhibit which opened May 26, 2018. We are pleased to announce we have met and exceeded our collection goals as of the January 31st deadline for inclusion of photos for the exhibit. The Bunker Hill Quilters created the patriotic quilt background for the photos that were framed.

It is our hope that you will continue to pick up our packets and mail in your military stories and photos. They will be preserved and archived for eventual inclusion in the Military Room Notebooks on Veterans.

The Historical Society is honored to be part of preserving and celebrating the unique stories of military service given by the brave McDonald County men and women who served their country and have protected our freedoms.

Click on the link below to download the Veteran slideshow as a Powerpoint.
Museum Veteran Slideshow 

Never Forget Thier Service
World War I
Pineville Noel
Rocky Comfort
Raymond M. Carney
William P. Cover
Joseph F. Hutchinson
John L. Madden
Daniel T. Rogers
Charley Schneider
Marion T. Legore
Walter Balwin
William D. Pendergraft
Basil W. Brown
James O. Emery
Albert B. Hackney
Clancey E. Bunch
Everette A. Crispin
Clarence Oakes
Albert Hopkins

World War II
John L. Barnes
Albert R. Chrisman
Albert L. Dalton
Forrest F. Farrin
Rhollie Guyll
Orville Guyll
Frankie H. Hall
Elton E. Hood

Clevner Stansil
 Eldon E. Stratton
Oliver H. Tandy
Clinton Testerman

Emmett Viowan
 KGordon L. Woods
Archie Boyer
Barney Walter

Vaughn Anderson
Clayton Bereman
Herman D. Evans
Arthur Stringer

Elmer Dee White
Howard Wilkins
Everett Goff
Albert Corbus

Howard Bell
Charles Bone

Joe Lee Carnell
T. A. Cleveland
Billy Ed Duval

Bennett Griffin
Alvin Hall
Calvin Lee
Fay Eugene McGaugh
Floyd Owens
Harold Peyton
Howard Rickman
Malcolm Sellers
Carl Shields Jr.

Orval Testerman Jr.
Rocky Comfort
Southwest City
Tiff City
Milton V. Andrews
James W. Cooper
Teddy J. Howard
Carl Douglas Atkinson
Charles David Brookshire
Gene Chock Craig
Robert Carl Mann
Willis C. O'Neal
Burnell Cook
Clifford Linton
Howard V. McCully
Bill Wiesman
Howard C. Woods
George Woollard
John D. Howard
William Mathia
Warren Lee Bowman
Henry Camp
Ray Davidson

Albert J. Ash
William A. Davis
Herbert F. Dickey
Loyd Harris
Lloyd L. Richardson

Carson E. Bunch
Chester Hobbs
Chester (Chet) Hobbs

Chet Hobbs served in the U.S. Army from June 1945 to February 1947. He was drafted into the army in June 1945 and reported to Fort Leavenworth, KS. He completed his training at Fort McClelland, AL and then shipped out to the European Theater of Operation. He was assigned to the Headquarters Co., 752nd Tank Battalion which was part of the Army of Occupation after the end of WWII. During his service he served as a medic, an MP, and a Sherman tank driver. He remembers the carnage of mangled steel of the sunken ships as they entered the harbor at Naples, Italy. A highlight for Chet was when Gen. Eisenhower talked to him during a field inspection. Gen. Eisenhower said he was glad to see a soldier from the Midwest. Thank you for your service to our country, Chester Hobbs!
Ruby Rose Stauber
Roy Allen Cope
Roy Allen Cope

Roy A. Cope served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1958 and then continued his service in the Naval Reserves for several years. During his service he worked as an electronics technician. He was reposible for keeping all high frequency transmitters (VRT & SRT) operating. In his time serving aboard the USS Ranger, he was the only person out of a crew numbering 3000 who could repair the main communication equipment. Thank you for your service to our country, Roy Allen Cope!