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For information about the Veterans Park contact:

Nederland Parks & Recreation Department
2301 Avenue H
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-724-0773


For information about the Database contact:

Marion & Ed Hughes
Public Library

2712 Nederland Avenue
Nederland, TX 77627 
Phone: 409-722-1255

Database Number   620
Name   Perdue, Orne Ransom, Jr.
Birth Date   1 October 1929
Birth Place   Beaumont, Jefferson Co., Texas
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Service Branch #1   Texas Army National Guard


  Companies A, C, D, E, 111th Engineer Battalion, 36th Infantry Division ; Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 133rd Field Artillery (Airborne) 36th.
Rank/Grade   Master Sergeant
Date of Enlistment   6 Jan 1949
Date of Discharge   25 August 1957
Service Occupation   S-2, Intelligence Officer
Decorations   Good Conduct Medal, Texas Faithful Service Medal, 2 Meritorious Service Medals
Locations of Military Service   Beaumont, TX ; Port Neches, TX ; Port Arthur, TX ; Fort Polk, LA ; North Fort Hood, TX
Service Branch #2   Retired Reserve


Rank/Grade   Captain
Date of Enlistment   25 August 1957
Date of Discharge   1 October 1989
Father   Ornie R. Perdue
Mother   Grace Ann Moore Perdue
Additional Biographical Information   Per Veteran: During Hurricane Carla, we had to make some high water evacuations out in the Port Acres area, primarily due to rainfall. Served on Board of Directors, Jefferson County Water Control and Improvement District #10 for 27 years, 19 years as President of the Board. Charter Member and President of the Jefferson County W. C. I. D. #10 Volunteer Fire Department prior to moving to Malakoff, 10 years.
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Date Added to Database   27 Jun 2016
Source of Service Information   Veteran and Discharge document
Oral History  


Newspaper Clippings  

Chronicle, 28 Feb 1952, pg. 1


Chronicle, 27 August 1953, pg. 1:


Chronicle, 12 Nov 1964, pg. 3: