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World War I


World War I began on 28 July 1914, with the declaration of war by Austria-Hungary on Serbia, and hostilities between the Allied and Central Powers continued until the signing of the armistice on 11 Nov. 1918, a period of 4 years, 3 months and 14 days.

Draft Registrations


Albert Iredelle Medearis
b. 07 Jan. 1878
Registered in Sierra, California
 
John Frank Medearis
b. 23 Sept. 1872
Registered in Sierra, California
 
Orange G. Medearis
b. 5 April 1880
Registered in Thomas, Nebraska
(8, Joseph 7, John Wesley 6, John Redd 5, Oliver 4)

Service Confirmed


Carl Logan McDaris
Pvt. US Army
enlisted in June 25, 1918, discharged from military service on Dec 03, 1918
description: blue eyes, black hair and dark complexion according to discharge papers
(8, Jefferson Taylor 7, William Taylor 6, James Andrew 5, Rice 4)
 
Earl Dewitt McDaris
Pvt. US Army
(8, James Andrew 7, William Taylor 6, James Andrew 5, Rice 4)
 
John De Curtis Madaris Sr.
Sent to France with the first US and served in France during and well after the war.
(9, Charles Buchanan 8, William Fletcher 7, Thomas 6, John 5, Charles 4)

World War I Service Record – John D. Madaris

b. 3/7/1893, d.5/6/1968

Data from:

HONORABLE DISCHARGE FROM THE UNITED STATES ARMY
John D. C. Madaris #3211120 Private First Class
Born: Maplesville, Alabama
Age; 25 when enlisted on 5/27/1918 at Centerville, Ala. 
Had gray eyes, dark hair, Fair complexion and was 5 feet 8 inches in height.
Occupation:  Painter
Discharged at: Camp Jackson, S.C., 22nd  June 1919
Served in Company “C”, 306 Signal BN – 5/27/1918 to 6/22/1919
Served in France from August 15, 1918 to June 9, 1919
Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions:  St. Dil Sector Sept. 21 to Oct. 20, 1918, Muese-Argonne Offensive Nov. 9 – 11, 1918
Character: Excellent
Charles Medearis
Killed in Action
(8, Franklin 7, John Wesley 6, John Redd 5, Oliver 4)
 
Hobart A. Madaris
03 May 1896 - 06 Jul 1968
LA Cpl 4 Co 2BN 164 Depot Brig WWI
(son of William A. who was b. 1855 in Indiana., connection not yet determined)
(Notes: 1900 Ottawa, Franklin Co, Kansas; 1910 Hobart Ward 4, Kiowa, Oklahoma; 1920 Drumright Ward 2, Creek, Oklahoma; 1930 Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas; 1968 resided in Jennings, Jefferson Davis Co, LA.  SSN issued in Texas bef 1951. Born in Kansas, lived in Kansas City, Jackson Co., Missouri in 1917.)
Hobart Cecil McDaris
KIA 23 Dec. 1918
(Loon P. 7, Gabriel L. 6, Oliver 5, Rice 4)

James A. Medaris
(Son of John 8, Elias 7, Charles 6, Thomas 5, Charles 4)
Louisiana County, Missouri.  Listed as Missing in Action 19 Aug, 1918; Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia.

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World War II


John William Madaris
(Unknown)
PVT US Army
B: 26 Dec 1917
D: 18 Jun 2007
Buried: Section KK, site 894, Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon

Iris Madaris
(Unknown)
TEC5 US Army
B: 23 Sept 1915
D: 09 Apr 2004
Buried: Landmark Memorial Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio

Harold Clinton Madaris
(Unknown)
CPL US Army Air Corps
B: 24 Oct 1920
D: 13 Oct 1994
Buried: Section DD, Site 127, Chattanooga national Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Sam Medearis
(Unknown)
PFC US Army
B: 31 Aug 1921
D: 24 Jan 2002
Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Midland, Texas

Lance O. Medearis
(9, Orange 8, Joseph 7, John W 6, John R 5, Oliver 4)
Cpl US Army
B: 25 Nov 1921
D: 04 Nov 1999
Buried: Section 13, Site 959, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado
Buried with wife: Nova M. Medaris, b. 13 Nov 1918; d. 01 Nov. 1999

Giles Medearis

(Unknown)
SR US Navy
B: 26 Sept 1918
D: 18 Dec 1997
Buried: Section 48, Site 2371
Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California.

Clifton Medearis
(Unknown)
SM3 US Navy
B: 18 Jan 1924
D: 31 Aug 1989
Buried: Section W, Site 712, Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado

Charles M. Medearis
(Unknown)
Sgt, US Army Air Forces
B. 14 Dec 1922
D. 21 Nov 2003
Buried: IOOF Cemetery, Golconda, Illinois

Alfred James Medearis
US Navy
(Unknown)
B. 23 Sept 1922
D. 20 Feb 2005
Bured Dewey Cemetery, Oklahoma
Fred James McDaris
Awarded Purple Heart
(see also Korea, Vietnam)
(8, John Gather 7, Harvey P 6, James A. 5, Rice 4)
Earl W. McDaris
(see also Korea, Vietnam)
(9, John Gather 8, Harvey P 7, James A. 6, Rice 5)
Quentin Roosevelt Madaris
(10, John Marion 9, Richard Enzer 8, James Marion 7, James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4)
CPL US Army
B: 20 Oct 1918
D: 04 Sept 1997
Buried: Grand Cemetery, Chickamauga, Georgia
Billy Gene McDaris
US Marine Corps
(9, Carl Logan 8, Jefferson Taylor 7, William Taylor 6, James Andrew 5, Rice 4)
John De Madaris Jr.
Naval Torpedo man, helped design and test new torpedoes during the war.
(10, John De Sr. 9, Charles Buchanan 8, William Fletcher 7, Thomas 6, John 5, Charles 4)
 
Charles Rivers Madaris
Served in the Navy and saw a lot of action in the south pacific.
(10, John De Sr. 9, Charles Buchanan 8, William Fletcher 7, Thomas 6, John 5, Charles 4)
 
Purdy Monroe McDaris Jr.
SI U.S. Navy
(9, son of Purdy Monroe 8, William Rufus Rice 7, Rice 6, John W. 5, Rice 4)
Charles Thomas Madaris Jr.
Assistant Adjutant, 48th Air Service Group
(son of Charles Thomas Madaris Sr. 9, William Alfred 8, William Fletcher 7, Thomas 6, John 5, Charles 4)
 
Henry M. Madaris Jr.
Private, Co. C, 635th Tank Destroyer Battalion, US Army
(unknown connection)
B: 07 Jan 1924
D: 13 Jun 1944
Buried: Section Y, Site 221, Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee


THE 635th TANK DESTROYER BATTALION IN EUROPE IN WORLD WAR II

by Carl Condon

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/museums/kng/635TDB.html

14th Pfc Donald Snook, Company C, Lightly Wounded In Action and returned to duty. Private Henry Maderis, Company C, Severely Wounded In Action and evacuated. Dale P. Schuetz, Company C, Severely Wounded In Action and evacuated - died later of wounds. Ray Magines remembers Madaris and Schuetz were wounded on June 14th shortly after we occupied Caumount, France and died the same day. They were the squad security riflemen. They were surprised by a German patrol and killed by "Burp" gun fire and grenade. The same German patrol destroyed Marintzer's half-track. Snook was wounded in the leg by a grenade in the skirmish that followed. Earlier in the same afternoon Kramer was wounded in the leg by an 88mm shell fragment. (Snook and Kramer were not evacuated) They were both killed later on July 14th. Harry Carver, Company C, Lightly Wounded In Action--treated and remained on duty.

Ray Magines remembers-----Henry Madaris and Dale Schuetz were killed June 14th shortly after we occupied Caumont, France. They were the squad security riflemen. They were surprised by a German patrol and were killed by "Burp Gun" fire and grenades. The same German patrol destroyed Marintzer's half-track. Snook was wounded in the leg by a grenade in the same skirmish that followed.

20th Lieutenant Whelehon's platoon, Company B, on orders fired 21 shells and demolished church steeple at Sept Vent, France reported to hold snipers.

S-1 to 32nd Field Artillery and Recon Officer to 7th Field Artillery as forward observer, relative to Company A firing harassing and observed fire mission. S-3 to Company A to coordinate firing and our personnel for FDC. Results very satisfactory but had to discontinue because the fuse caused 5 premature burst which endangered friendly troops, 1500 rounds were fired. Camouflaged enemy tank spotted in Company B area obviously bogged down in swamp terrain. 57mm gun unable to hit tank. On order, Sergeant Cumming's gun fired 9 rounds and had six direct hits---distance 2500 yards. Battalion surgeon advised Schuetz and Maderis, Severely Wounded In Action to Died Of Wounds.

 
Judson L. Madaris
US Army
(unknown connection)
 
William E. Madaris
US Navy
Served on the USS Sarasota Transport Ship taking troops to Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
B: 30 Apr 1921
D: 23 Oct 2004
Buried: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Bakersfield, California.
(Unknown)
 
Robert A. McDaris
(unknown connection)
Captain; Achieved Flying ACE
49th Fighter Group
George Washington Medearis
(unknown connection)
residence: Monterey, California
enlisted: San Francisco, California, 22 Jan. 1944
Born in South Dakota
Occupation: MinerSingle 
Ray H. Medearis
(unknown connection)
residence: Beaverhead, Montana
Enlisted: Tacoma, Washington, 13 Jan. 1943
Born: South Dakota
Occupation: undefined
Single with Dependants
 
Wesley D. Medearis
(son of Oscar Franklin 8, William E. 7, Massey W. 6, James Davis 5, Oliver 4)
residence: Johnson County, Indiana.
Enlisted: Franklin, Indiana, 17 Jan. 1941
Born: Indiana
Occupation: Automobile Serviceman
Married
 
Odell F. Medearis
(son of Clarence Odell 9, Stephen Curtis 8, William H. 7, Stephen C. 6, James Davis 5, Oliver 4)
residence: Los Angeles, California
Enlisted: Indianapolis, Indiana
Born: Indiana
Occupation: undefined
Married
 
Jesse R. Medearis
(Jesse Robert 9, Jesse R. 8, William H. 7, Stephen C. 6, James Davis 5, Oliver 4)
residence: Washington, Arkansas
Enilisted: Denver, Colorado, 07 Oct. 1942
Born: Colorado
Occupation: Student
Single
 
Henry Preston Madaris
(son of Barney A. 9, William A. 8, James M. 7, James H. 6, William H. 5, Rice 4)
Showed NY address; born: 25 November 1922 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee)
S/Sgt. Radio Operator; Bomber Crew
Shot down in Yugoslavia
Was a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft IV

(Stalag = German POW camp, 1940, short for stammlager "main camp.")

Robert O. Medaris
(son of Jerome 8, Joseph 7, John W. 6, John R. 5, Oliver 4)
429th Sig. Aviation Unit, US Army
Died 24 Feb. 1942 Corregidor, Phillipines.

George Medearis
SF3 US Navy
(Unknown)
B: 28 jan 1925
D: 29 Oct. 1998

Buried at Rock Island National Cemetery
with Wife Betty M. Medearis

Charles E. Medearis
(Unknown)
B. 23 May 1920
D. 24 July 2008
Buried:  Waco Memorial Park, Waco Tx

Harold A. Medearis
(Unknown)
SN US Navy
B: 23 Jan 1923
D: 23 Feb 1989
Buried: Section 16, Site 878, Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California

Paul John Medearis
(Unknown)
B. 09 Dec. 1916
D: 12 Nov 2007
Buried: El Dorado Springs Cemetery, El Dorado Springs, Missouri

Robert Dean Madaris
(Unknown)
SSGT US Marine Corps
B: 30 Apr 1920
D: 17 Dec 2009
Buried: Section EE4, Site 657, Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon

Walter R. Madaris, Jr.
(Unknown)
PFC US Army
B: 02 Apr 1928
D: 18 Feb 2007
Buried: Chickamauga City Cemetery, Chickamauga, Georgia

William Aubrey Madaris
(Unknown)
PFC US Army
B: 09 Feb 1922
D: 21 Aug 2010
Buried: Section DD-3, Site 322, Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee

J. C. McDearis
(son of George T. 8, John C. 7, James H. 6, William H. 5, Rice 4)
Master Sergeant, 8th Army


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Korean War


Kenneth G. Medearis
(Unknown)
1st Lt. US Air Force
B: 05 Aug 1930
D: 15 Feb 2007
Buried: Section 25, Site 248, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado

Fred James McDaris
Awarded Purple Heart
(see also W.W.II, Vietnam)
(8, John Gather 7, Harvey P 6, James A. 5, Rice 4)
 
Earl W. McDaris
(see also W.W.II, Vietnam)
(8, John Gather 7, Harvey P 6, James A. 5, Rice 4)
 
Oscar Charles McDaris
(8, John Gather 7, Harvey P 6, James A. 5, Rice 4)
 
Robert Marion Madaris
He was an army signal man during the hottest times of the war.
(10, John De Sr. 9, Charles Buchanan 8, William Fletcher 7, Thomas 6, John 5, Charles 4)
 
Billy Gene McDaris
US Marine Corps.
received:
Korean Medal with two stars
UN Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
(9, Carl Logan 8, Jefferson Taylor 7, William Taylor 6, James Andrew 5, Rice 4)

James Earl Madaris
Company D, 702nd Armored Division
Half Track and Tank Driver.
(11, James Henry 10, Thomas Washington Joshua 9, William Alfred 8, William Fletcher 7, Thomas 6, John 5, Charles 4)
B: 18 Oct. 1930
D: 14 July 2005
Buried: Hillcrest Cemetery, East Point, Georgia
Charles Leslie Medearis
(Unknown)
A1C US Air Force
B. 20 Aug 193
D. 22 July 2008
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Austin TX

Harvey Dean Medearis III
(Unknown)
A1 US Air Force
B: 15 May 1931
D: 08 Jan 2000
Buried: Section DD, Site 1264, Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Lewis Ross Medearis
(Unknown)
Sgt. US Army
B: 27 Jun 1929
D: 23 July 2004
Buried: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Machesney Park, Illinois

Lewis F. Medearis
(Unknown)
B: 11 Jan 1931
D: 08 Nov 2003
Buried: Seciton 20-A, Site 1330, Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, South Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Vietnam


Billy J. Madaris
(Unknown)
US Army
B: 04 Nov 1947
D: 24 Aug 2001
Buried: Cedar Ridge Bapt Church Cemetery, Ariton, Alabama

Gary Douglas Madaris
Capt.  U.S. Army   Artillery
74th Artillery Detachment
Special Ammunition Support Command
1970 - 1972
(11, Quentin Roosevelt 10, John Marion 9, Richard Enzer 8, James Marion 7, James Hiram 6, William H. 5, Rice 4)
From Craig N. Kindy
6/15/02
I proud to tell you that I personally served under the command of Gary Douglas Madaris in the U.S.Army's 74th Artillery Detachment in Lager Lechfeld Germany from 1970-1973!!! One of the best men I've ever known.
Fred James McDaris
Awarded Purple Heart
(see also WWI, WWII)
(8, John Gather 7, Harvey P 6, James A. 5, Rice 4)
 
Earl W. McDaris
(see also WWI, WWII)
(John Gather 7, Harvey P 6, James A. 5, Rice 4)
 
Rick Eggburtus Medaris
Killed in Action
Name appears on Vietnam Memorial Wall
(connection not yet known)
Military Service # 380463912
Branch:  Army    Component: Selective Service    Rank:  SSG  Grade: E6 Military Specialty: 67N20
Age: 20      Home Record: Jenison        State Record: MI
Casualty Date: 04 Nov. 1969   Casualty Type: C3  Non Hostile, died while missing
Reason for Casualty: B  Air Loss, Crash Land    Air, Land, or Sea Casualty: 6  Helicopter, non-crew
Body Recovered: Yes    Country of Casualty: VS  South Vietnam    Province of Casualty: 11  Khanh Hoa
Birth Date: 01 Mar. 1949   Race: C Religion: Protestant Married: Single Gender: M
Tour Date: 68122
Panel Location on Vietnam Memorial: 16W Line on Memorial Panel: 031
Reference Number: 7135    Processsing Date: 7407
John Curtis Madaris
1964 -1967
US Submarine Service Atlantic Fleet USS Tarante SS 420
(son John De Jr. 10, John De Sr. 9, Charles Buchanan 8, William Fletcher 7, Thomas 6, John 5, Charles 4)
 
Rodeny Bruce Madaris
1970 - 1973
US Navy
(11,  John De Jr. 10, John De Sr. 9, Charles Buchanan 8, William Fletcher 7, Thomas 6, John 5, Charles 4)
 
Larry Paul Medearis Sr.
1LT, filed Artillery
He earned the Bronze Star
(10, Howard Peter 9, Orange 8,  Joseph 7, John Wesley 6, John Redmon 5, Oliver 4)
 
Richard Medaries
3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division ( 3/4 3rd MAR. DIV.)
(11, Ava Willis 10, Willis Wright 9, John Thomas 8, Thomas P (R.Mimms) 7, Thomas 6, John 5, Charles 4)
 
Ava Willis "Dub" Medaries Jr.
2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division ( H2/5 1st MAR. DIV.)
(11, Ava Willis 10, Willis Wright 9, John Thomas 8, Thomas P (R.Mimms) 7, Thomas 6, John 5, Charles 4)
 
Stephen Michael Medaries
1st Recon Battalion, First Marine Division
(11, Ava Willis 10, Willis Wright 9, John Thomas 8, Thomas P (R.Mimms) 7, Thomas 6, John 5, Charles 4)
 
Eddie Madaris
Sgt. 4th (mech.)23inf
HHC Recon Plt25 ID1967  1968Cu Chi Vietnam
(connection not given)
Victor Lee Medearis
(Unknown)
SP4 US Army
B: 10 May 1950
D: 26 Sept 2000
Buried: Section C-6, Site 828
San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Gustine, California.

Johnnie Calvin Madaris
(Unknown)
SPC US Army
B: 13 Jan 1939
D: 29 Nov 2009
Buried: Section 11, Site 1999, Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio

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Persian Gulf Wars


David R. McDaris
Foxtrot Company, 123rd Main Support Battalion, 1st Armored Division, US Army.
(9, John Harold 8, George Washington 7, Gabriel L. 6, Oliver 5, Rice 4)

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Bosnia


Timothy Kevin Medearis
Major, 82d RTOC, Operation Joint Guard.,
Slovonski Broad.
(11, Larry Paul 10, Howard Peter 9, Orange 8,  Joseph 7, John Wesley 6, John Redmon 5, Oliver 4)


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Unknown War or Peacetime Soldiers


Cliff Allen Medearis
(Unknown)
PFC US Army
B: 12 Oct 1950
D. 01 July 2009
Buried: Section 58A, Site 3203, Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA.

Luis Ramon Medearis
(Unknown)
Buried : Section 19A, Site 1163, Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California

Paul William Medearis Jr.
(Unknown)
MSG US Army
B: 28 Jan 1951
D: 17 May 2007
Buried: Happy Valley Memorial Park, Johnson City, Tennessee

Rodney Bruce Madaris
(Unknown)
US Navy
B: 05 Sept 1950
D: 26 Feb 2002
Buried: National Memorial Park Inc., Falls Church, Virginia

Thomas Edward Madaris
(Unknown)
US Navy
B: 11 Oct 1943
D: 18 Feb 2002
Buried: Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Douglasville, Georgia