World War II Veterans Concordia Parish, Louisiana
James Harold Talley
Born: August 27, 1921 (No Birth Certificate)
Father: William Emmett Talley
Mother: Lilly Black
Married Beatrice Dale on December 10, 1946, separated in March 1954, divorced on May 14, 1955. Adopted William Richard Talley, born May 15, 1952. Married Bonita Breznik on May 27, 1955 in Forrest County, Biloxi, MS. She was born on February 4, 1927 and died April 10, 1961. We had one child, Terry Talley born November 23, 1955.
Married Eleanor Elizabeth Murray Womack on November 7, 1962 in Vidalia, LA. We had one child James Robert Talley born June 7, 1965 and adopted one child, Loura Susan Womack born July 26, 1959.
I graduated from high school in Morrow, LA in 1939. I served in the Army Airborne. I was inducted on October 13, 1942, was overseas December 19, 1943 to April 1945; was prisoner September 19, 1944 – March 1945. I was discharged October 31, 1945 from Fort McClellan, Alabama. First combat jump was D-Day, June 6, 1944 in France and stayed in combat zone until August 1944.
I was taken prisoner near Niemegan, Holland on second combat jump. Prison Group: Stalag 12-A?, Kustrin, Germany approximately 60 miles from Berlin toward Poland.
I earned a Purple Heart.