|Birth: ||Feb. 4, 1922|
|Death: ||Dec. 6, 1997|
The Wellington Leader Thursday, December 11, 1997
Howard Hunt, age 75, life long resident of Dodson and Collingsworth County, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997 in Altus,OK. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997 in the Dodson Church of Christ. Vance Hunt and Bob Garton of the Dodson Church of Christ and Frank Duckworth, minister of Lockney Church of Christ, officiated. Burial was in Dodson Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Rick Duckworth, Alan Hunt, Steve Hunt, John Hunt, Robert C. Garton and Tim Moore.
Born February 4, 1922 in Collingsworth County to Gilbert and Ruth Royal Hunt, he graduated from Dodson High School in 1939. He was a veteran of the U S Army and served in World War II,179th Infantry, 45th Division. He received the Purple Heart Award. Mr. Hunt married Jo McKinney December 21, 1941 in Collingsworth County. He retired in 1980 after serving 30 years as postmaster of the Dodson Post Office. He was also a farmer. He had served as mayor and secretary for the City of Dodson. He was director and secretary for the Dodson Cemetery Association and served on the Dodson School Board for several years. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion and of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Jo, of the home; two sons, Eddie Martha Hunt of Crocket and Tommy and Betty Hunt of Dyersburg TN; Two brothers, Vance Hunt of Dodson and Kenneth Hunt of Red Oak; two sisters, Erma Lee Duckworth of Lockney and Marilyn Garton of Hollis, OK; Five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elba and Dale Hunt.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Dodson Cemetery Association.
The Wellington Leader, Collingsworth Co, Texas
Thursday, August 23, 1945
Dodson Man Returning With "Thunderbirds" With the 45th Infantry Division in the Assembly Area Command, France—The 45th Infantry Division is coming home from Europe. While this "Thunderbird" division will not get its chance against the Japanese, it has already established a brilliant record as a spearhead unit in the drive to free Europe from Nazi rule.
A member of this division is Pvt Howard A Hunt of Dodson, holder of the Combat Infantry Badge, Purple Heart and two battle participation stars. He was wounded April 26 with machine gun fire in Germany. Mrs Hunt and their two children live at Dodson.
Now, at Camp St. Louis in the Mourmclon Sub-Area of the Assembly Area Command, it is undergoing processing for redeployment, and its members will receive 30-day furloughs in the United States before transfer to the Pacific.
Under command of Major-General Robert T. Frederick, and proviously led by Major-Generals W W Eagles and Troy H Middleton, the Thunderbird Division has fought through 511 of the most savage days of the European war. Men of the 45th charged ashore on D-Days in Sicily and at Salerno. They created, grimly held and finally broke out of the Anzio beachhead, and chased first-line Nazi troops out of Rome. They hit the coast of Southern France, drove the Germans up the Rhone, and finally fought into the heart of the Nazis' "Southern Redoubt" overrunning Nuremberg and Munich and, in the capture of the Dachau concentration camp
receiving a direct object lesson in the reason for their fight.
They won, among them, five Congressional Medals of Honor and more than 4,500 other individual and unit decorations for valor, and now many of them have volunteered for Pacific service. "They have a job to finish."
Gilbert Edwin Hunt (1898 - 1965)
Ruth Mae Royal Hunt (1901 - 1975)
Ima Jo McKinney Hunt (1922 - 2011)
Eddie "EZ" Hunt (1943 - 2009)*
Elba Glendon Hunt (1920 - 1945)*
Elba Glendon Hunt (1920 - 1945)*
Howard Adams Hunt (1922 - 1997)
Erma Lee Hunt Duckworth (1926 - 2005)*
Newell Vance Hunt (1931 - 2007)*
Billy Dale Hunt (1932 - 1982)*
Marilyn Janell Hunt Garton (1936 - ____)*
Kenneth Dean Hunt (1942 - 2004)*
PFC US ARMY
WORLD WAR II
Plot: NEW 38G 6-E
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