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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   554
Name   White, Drew C.
Birth Date   17 January 1913
Birth Place   Milam, Sabine Co., Texas
Death Date   23 November 1992
Death Place   Nederland, Jefferson Co., Texas
Cause of Death    
Place of Burial   Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves, Texas
Service Branch   Army


  703rd Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company
Rank/Grade   Staff Sergeant
Date of Enlistment   17 June 1942
Date of Discharge   23 November 1945
Service Occupation   Safety Inspector
Decorations, Medals, Badges, etc.   American Theater Campaign Medal; EAME Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars; Good Conduct Medal; World War II Victory Medal
Locations of Military Service   Italy & North Africa
Father   Cade Drew White
Mother   Dora Speights White
Civilian Occupation   Tester Helper
Miscellaneous Information   Per his daughter: After the war while awaiting a ship to return home my father completed a 20 hour course in Labor Problems, a 20 hours course in Business Organization and a 20 hour course in Introduction to Psychology. These courses were taken at University Training Command School, Florence, Italy in November 1945. After my father's death, my mother and I received a letter from a man who was in his unit. He said my father's nickname in the unit was "Old Shoe" and that he was their radio operator.
Date Added to Database   29 October 2015
Source of Service Information   Discharge document and information from daughter.
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