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Subject: Re: [TNGILES] Hargrove, Viet Nam casualty
Date: 9/9/2009 11:23:48 A.M. Central Daylight Time
From: jmrbythms@united.net (Ruby M. Thomas)
To: delins1@verizon.net, (Ruth Hasten Walsh), tngiles@rootsweb.com


Yes, Ruth I can. I will never forget Gene's funeral. He was the brother of my former sister-in-law. Gene was the son of the late Rayford Hargrove and Sally Chunn. Sally is still living (9/9/09) and lives in Murfreesboro with her daughter Jan Young a realtor. Gene was the youngest of three children of Rayford and Sally. He was just a few months old when his father died.
Sally later married Logan Chunn (now deceased) and had two more children Dennis and Debbie Chunn. Gene's full sisters were Janice Raye Hargrove and Ella Hargrove. Gene was single at the time of his death, but had a steady
girlfriend at the time.
I will get you further information from my nephews (who are Gene's nephews) if you desire. We visited Washington D.C. in 2004 and I have a picture of his name on THE WALL.

Truly yours,
Ruby M. Thomas


Subject: [TNGILES] Hargrove, Viet Nam casualty
Date: 9/9/2009 10:38:46 A.M. Central Daylight Time
From: delins1@verizon.net (Ruth Hasten Walsh)
Reply To:tngiles@rootsweb.com


Is there anyone on this list who can tell me more about William Eugene Hargrove who died in Viet Nam? - see below. Although he lived in Columbia, Tennessee, I've been told his parents or grandparents were from Giles County. I'd like to know names of his parents, siblings, and if he were married. Does anyone have a copy of newspaper articles about his death and burial?

Vietnam War: U.S. Military Casualties, 1956-1998 Name: William Eugene Hargrove Birth Date: 13 Sep 1947 Death Date: 5 Sep 1967 Gender: Male Age: 19 Race: Caucasian (White) Home City: Columbia Home State: Tennessee religion: Church of Christ Marital Status: Single (Spouse Not Listed) SSN/Service #: 53907348 Citizen Status: U.S. Death Date: 5
Sep 1967 Processed Date: Sep 1967 Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) Casualty Type: Hostile - Died of Wounds Casualty Reason: Gunshot or Small Arms Fire Casualty Air: Ground Casualty Body Status:
Body Recovered Service Branch: Department of the Army Component: Selective Service Military Grade: Specialist Fourth Class Pay Grade: Specialist Fourth Class (U.S. Army) or Corporal (U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps) or Sergeant (U.S. Air Force) or Grade/Rate Abbreviations With First Column: Any Entry; Second Column: N; Third Column: 3; Fourth Column: Blank (U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard) or Province: Military Region 3 - Tay Ninh Length of Service : 01 Service Occupation: Light Weapons Infantry (ARMY). Data Source: Combat Area Casualties Current File

Thanks for your help.

Ruth Hasten Walsh
Descendant of Charles S. Hargrove - Researching Hargrove families of Giles
co., TN, Lincoln Co., TN, Limestone Co., AL and Madison Co., AL