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County’s WWII vets going strong


Last updated 11/6/2018 at Noon

Orange County has at least 22 living World War II veterans, men and women in their 90s who grew up during the Great Depression, gave their blood, sweat and tears to turn back tyranny on multiple fronts, and lived to see the United States prosper again.

Reporters from the Record Newspapers have recently been in contact with these veterans to update our listing and many are gathering Wednesday, Nov. 7 to be honored at Wednesday Lunch Bunch at Robert’s.

If you know a World War II veteran from Orange County who should be on this list, please contact Dave Rogers at [email protected] or call 409-886-7183.

J.B. Arrington, 93, Orange, Navy

Ralph Barrientos, 92, Orange, Army

Althanase Benoit, 89, Bridge City, Navy, Merchant Marines, Air Force, Army

Lennie J. Benoit, 95, Toomey, Army Air Corps

Frank Bergeron, 95, Starks, Army

Joseph Bergeron, 91, Orange, Army

Tom Brooks, 94, Orange, Army

Doug Burch, 93, Orange, Navy

Bill Conway, 90, Orange, Marines

Millard Cox, 94, Bridge City, Army

J.D. Dixson, 94, Orange, Marines

Harry G. Fulton, 92, Orange, Navy

Eugene Goudeau, 94, Orange, Navy

Roy McDaniel, 94, Orange, Army

Levan Myers, 95, Orangefield, Army

Burdette Oldbury, 91, Mauriceville, Navy

Ruby Parks, 95, Orange, Coast Guard

John M. Pittman, 92, Bridge City, Army

Robert Rothrock, 92, Orange, Navy

Paul A. Roy, Jr., 91, Bridge City, Navy

Stanley Simon, 96, Orangefield, Army

Cedric Stout, 97, Bridge City, Navy


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