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John M. Creed
Birth: Mar. 20, 1920
Lincoln Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 1989
Union Parish
Louisiana, USA

John M. Creed was the son of John M. and Ollie Davis Creed. John M. joined the U.S. Army in 1941 and was sent to the South Pacific. On March 3, 1945, his platoon needed the exact location of the enemy, and John M. volunteered to draw fire. He was shot in the chest, which resulted in the loss of his left lung. While serving in the Army, Private Creed was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart. He was discharged at Fitzsimmons General Hospital on October 6, 1945 and given six months to live. However, he was a fighter and lived for 44 years and 24 days. After the war, John M. served as minister of Mount Moriah Baptist Church for 13 years and as a custodian for the Union Parish school system. He died as a result of the wound he received while serving his country. At the time of his death, John M. was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
He was survived by his wife, Novie Jean Hollis Creed; four daughters, Mrs. Rodney (Nancy) Cook, Mickey Creed, Mrs. Allen (Cindy) Grimmett, and Mrs. Ken (Cathy) Kenley; a son, Johnny Creed; two brothers. O.D. Creed, and Joe L. Creed; two sisters, Bennie Mae Knight, and Frances Bryan; and three grandchildren.

"A Soldier's Dream In New Guinea"
Somewhere in New Guinea
along the South Sea Isles,
A pale moon is shining
among those fleecy clouds,
And there beneath a palm tree
along the beach and sand,
Looking across the waters,
is a soldier young and tanned
His mind is a thousand miles from here,
far to a distant land,
To some small town in some large state
of which he thought so grand.
His thoughts are of his loved ones there
and first of all is his mother,
She cared for him and babied him,
and God bless her there is no other.
But as he sits there gazing
and his mind so far away,
There's a dream of planes a coming,
the Japs are on their way,
The Ack-Ack guns are firing
shells bursting in the air
The first thing he thinks of is
to find a trench somewhere,
And when the fire works are over,
and the siren sounds all clear
He steps out of his trench and
thank God for still being here.
-Pvt. John M. Creed

Family links: 
  John McDonald Creed (1873 - 1930)
  Ollie Elizabeth Davis Creed (1884 - 1957)
  Novie Jean Hollis Creed (1927 - 2011)
  Mickey Floye Creed (1954 - 1991)*
  Henry Ervin Creed (1903 - 1987)*
  Avery Banner Creed (1906 - 1913)*
  Joseph Leslie Creed (1910 - 1992)*
  Owen Davis Creed (1914 - 2004)*
  Frances Creed Bryan (1917 - 2001)*
  John M. Creed (1920 - 1989)
  Dorothy Creed Tanner (1923 - 1987)*
*Calculated relationship
Laran Cemetery
Union Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: Katie Grimmett Jones
Record added: Sep 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21691154
John M. Creed
Added by: Katie Grimmett Jones
John M. Creed
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John M. Creed
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