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Vernon Elmer "Jack" Sirman
Birth: Sep. 26, 1916
Liberty County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 1997
El Indio
Maverick County
Texas, USA

Vernon Elmer "Jack" Sirman was born in Liberty County, Texas, the son of William E. and Sue Sheffield Sirman.

Following the divorce of his parents, Vernon (Jack), his mother and his brother, Hugh Phillip Sirman, were in the household of his maternal grandmother, Mollie E. Sheffield, in Harris County, Texas.

Jack's mother, Sue, married James Thomas Roberts on January 7, 1920, in Harris County, Texas. The family seemed to live busy, traditional lives in Houston where they lived 5 blocks away from the his Uncle Joseph Roberts and other extended family. This was a very close, devoted family. James T. loved and cared for the boys as his own sons.

Jack Sirman married Gladys Margaret Wells before WW II. There were 2 daughters of this marriage. They always called their father "Daddy Jack".

Jack Sirman enlisted in the United States Army on November 18, 1940, age 24, as a Private First Class and advanced to the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Vernon served his country with honor and was awarded a Purple Heart for his bravery.

Vernon Elmer Sirman married Alma Mary Casso and there were 6 children of this marriage.

Vernon Elmer "Jack" Sirman and his wife, Lupe, lived in El Indio, Maverick County, Texas, where he died at the age of 81. He is buried near his parents, his brother and other family members in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery Houston, Harris County, Texas.
Family links: 
  Will Sirman (1887 - 1958)
  Sue Sheffield Roberts (1892 - 1968)
  Alma Mary Casso Sirman (1917 - 2005)*
  Lupe Savarino Sirman (1921 - 2014)*
  Gladys Margaret Wells Torkelson (1918 - 1988)*
  Sue Sirman Morris-Davis (1937 - 2016)*
  James Thomas Sirman (1947 - 1967)*
  Hugh Phillip Sirman (1912 - 1968)*
  Vernon Elmer Sirman (1916 - 1997)
  Jimmie Lee Roberts Crosson (1922 - 2003)**
  Charles Edward Sirman (1924 - 2001)**
  Billie Sirman (1933 - 2002)**
*Calculated relationship
World War II
Sep 26, 1916 Oct 22, 1997
Forest Park Cemetery
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section: Acacia, Lot 155, Space 2.
Maintained by: Jo Roberts
Originally Created by: Paula J
Record added: Nov 29, 2003
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Vernon Elmer Jack Sirman
Added by: Katherine Torkelson
Vernon Elmer Jack Sirman
Added by: Katherine Torkelson
Vernon Elmer Jack Sirman
Added by: Katherine Torkelson
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Purple Heart awarded for gun shot wound to knee suffered Los Negros, Admiralty Islands, February 1944
- Jerry Torkelson
 Added: Nov. 13, 2012
The Combat Infantryman Badge is the U.S. Army combat service recognition decoration awarded to soldiers who personally fought in active ground combat while an assigned member of either an infantry or a Special Forces unit, of brigade size or smaller, any ...(Read more)
- Jerry Torkelson
 Added: Nov. 1, 2012
Bronze Star
- Jerry Torkelson
 Added: Nov. 1, 2012
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