Chester Will Adam enlisted in the Ordnance Air Corps and served in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. He attained the rank of sergeant. He is Willie and Lillie Adam’s oldest son.
Jimmie Charles Adam served in the Army Infantry, was sent to the Philippines, and was part of the Occupation Army in Japan. He received the Soldier’s Medal for saving a fellow soldier in a non-combat situation in the Philippines. He attained the rank of sergeant. He is the youngest son of Willie and Lillie Adam.
Julian Penrose Bowman, son of Julius and Hilda Adam Bowman, served in the Army as a driver. He was stationed in Italy for two years as part of the Fifth Army and a member of the 313th Engineer Combat Battalion.
Jack Reed Adams served in the Army Air Corps. He was stationed in England, North Africa and later in Italy. Chester and Jack were able to meet up while they were in North Africa. He is the son of Eugene and Thelma Adams.
Wallace Adam Clines, son of Lemuel and Erna Clines, served in the Army Air Corps as a bomber pilot. He flew a B-17 on bombing missions over Germany. On his second mission, he was seriously wounded by shrapnel. He earned a Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He attained the rank of second lieutenant.
Robert Patrick “Bobby” Clines was too young to serve.
All five returned home.
Photographs of the originals held by Jimmie Adam. Digital copy privately held by Kathryn Adam-Hurst. Boerne.