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Troy Mack VAUGHN

Troy Mack VAUGHN

Male 1912 - 1945  (32 years)Deceased

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  • Name Troy Mack VAUGHN  [1
    Relationshipwith Regis John CARR
    Born 25 APR 1912  Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920  Sabine County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlistment 05 JUN 1944  Camp Wolters, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service 05 JUN 1944  Camp Wolters, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 08 FEB 1945  ZigZag Pass, Philippines Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 32 years 
    Buried Aft 08 FEB 1945  Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26772  Carr-Scott
    Last Modified 13 NOV 2017 

    Father Ancestors Mosby McRae VAUGHN
              b. 03 DEC 1886, Carthage, Panola, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 01 JUL 1927, Denning, San Augustine, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Sadie CHUMLEY
              b. MAR 1883, San Augustine County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Bef 1914, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Family ID F3806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ruby Maxine HINES
              b. 09 NOV 1917, San Augustine County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 OCT 1935, Shelby County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years) 
    Last Modified 24 FEB 2016 
    Family ID F4195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Georgia Faye BAILEY
              b. 23 FEB 1916
              d. 05 APR 2004  (Age 88 years) 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 24 FEB 2016 
    Family ID F4042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Georgia Faye BAILEY
              b. 23 FEB 1916
              d. 05 APR 2004  (Age 88 years) 
    Children 
     1. Troy Lynn VAUGHN
              b. 01 DEC 1942, Ochiltree County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 04 FEB 2005, Denver, Adams, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 21 SEP 2016 
    Family ID F8515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 APR 1912 - Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Sabine County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEnlistment - Name: Troy Vaughn Inducted From: Texas Rank: Private Combat Organization: 149th Infantry 38th Division Death Date: 8 Feb 1945 Monument: Fort William Mckinley, Manila, the Philippines Last Known Status: Buried U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal Name: Troy Vaughn Birth Year: 1912 Race: White, citizen State of Residence: Texas County or City: San Augustine Enlistment Date: 5 Jun 1944 Enlistment State: Texas Enlistment City: Camp Wolters Branch: No branch assignment Branch Code: No branch assignment Grade: Private Grade Code: Private Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Education: 4 years of high school Civil Occupation: Not Elsewhere Classified Marital Status: Divorced, without dependents Height: 00 Weight: 000 - 05 JUN 1944 - Camp Wolters, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - WWII: US Army 149th Infantry, 38th Division Service Number: 38687998 Private Troy VAUGHN arrived in the vicinity of the Philippines on about 17 January, 1945 while aboard the USS General R.L. Howze. He was part of a contingent of 1 officer and 316 enlisted replacements bound for the 38th Division. On about 24 January those replacements joined with the remainder of the 38th Division and for the next five days would join the struggle to load the assault ships - which left no time to be properly integrated into their units. ["Avenging Bataan" by David Mann] "The [38th] division landed in the San Narciso area in Southern Zambales Province, Luzon, 29 January 1945, without opposition. The San Marcelino airstrip was secured on the same day and the port facilities at Olongapo were captured on the 30th as well as Grande Island in Subic Bay after an amphibious landing. Driving west of Olongapo the 38th destroyed an intricate maze of enemy fortifications in Zig-Zag Pass. ... The 38th Infantry Division's rapid drive across the peninsula was critical to MacArthur's campaign plan by preventing a Japanese withdrawal into Bataan - thereby avoiding a costly siege operation." That the "across the peninsula" was not in fact "rapid", led to the relief of the division commander. WIKI: On 7 February the 149th Regiment was on the east side of the aptly named ZigZag Pass near Dinalupihan and attacking westward while the 151st and 152nd Regiments of the 38th Division were attacking eastward from near Olongapo. Troy was killed as the 149th Regiment fought westward. The US Army history of World War II, “War in the Pacific - Triumph in the Philippines" contains this brief description (on page 330) for the period 8 -15 February at ZigZag Pass: "The 151st and 152d Infantry Regiments reduced the last important defenses in the vicinity of the horseshoe [the Japanese position in ZigZag] by evening on 8 February, and by dusk on the 11th the two units had made sufficient progress east of the horseshoe to permit the relief of the 151st Infantry for operations elsewhere on Bataan Peninsula. (Map 14) It was not until after noon of 13 February that the 149th and 152d Infantry were able to make their first fleeting contact from their respective sides of the ZigZag. The 149th Infantry overran the last organized Japanese strongpoint on the 11th and on the following day that regiment and the 152d completed mopping-up operations. Through 15 February, the 38th Division and attached units, including the 11th Infantry, had killed nearly 2,400 Japanese in the ZigZag region and had taken 25 prisoner. The 300-odd men remaining alive from the original Japanese garrison on the highway retreated south into Bataan with Colonel Nagayoshi. The 38th Division and the 34th Infantry had suffered about 1,400 combat casualties, including 250 men killed, during the process of destroying the Nagayoshi Detachment." David Mann, a platoon leader in the 38th Infantry, wrote the book, "Avenging Bataan: The Battle of Zigzag Pass", that includes observations from Japanese participants. While the book has gained mixed reviews, it does provide a good account of the battle. A monograph written by Captain Arthur Brinson (a member of the 149th Regiment) while at the Advanced Officer Course at Fort Knox in 1948 provides a clear, albeit brief, synopsis of the battle. That monograph is linked to Troy's page. - 05 JUN 1944 - Camp Wolters, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 FEB 1945 - ZigZag Pass, Philippines Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 08 FEB 1945 - Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines Link to Google Earth
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