Billy Don Brian:
Company U. S. Army Signal Corps. December 2, 1966 to February 17, 1967, Fort Polk, Louisiana, Company D. 3rd. Bat. 2nd Training Brigade. February 17 to May 12, 1967, Fort Mon, mouth, New Jersey, Company X. June 5, 1967 to June 5, 1968, Hue-Pher Bai, South Vietnam, 131st Aviation Company. July 6, 1,968 to December 1, 1969, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico Headquarters and Headquarters Company. Date leaving service: December 1, 1969.
Charles Wesley Evitt, Jr. Taken in Rio Linda, California, September, 1955, when he first came back from service in Japan.
Chaplain, Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Ellis Brian
Chaplain Brian entered service in 1942, and is a veteran of World War II, Korea and 'Vietnam. He has served in India, Burma, France, Germany, England, Alaska, Japan, Taiwan, Iwo Jima, Thailand, and has been in Vietnam service twice.
First Lieutenant Larry Swain Brian, completed officers training school at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, June, 1969. He is serving as the Administrative Officer for the Field Maintenance Squadron. He is the son of Ch. Lt. Col. and Mrs. Samuel Ellis Brian.
1st Lt. Ruth Rowlands Brian and Pvt. William Preston Brian, Jr. They were both working in Tripler Army Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii, but they met in a Southern Baptist Church, where Rev. J. W. Ware was pastor. Rev. Ware performed the ceremony. Both were still in service when this picture was made on March 11, 1956.
Pvt. William P. Brian, Jr., whose parents live in Dos Palos, recently arrived in Hawaii and is now stationed at Tripler Army Hospital, Honolulu. A graduate of Dos Palos Joint Union High School, he attended Howard Payne College, Brownwood, TX, before entering the army. (US Army Photo)
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Jimmy Craft Howard, made August 20, 1971, Dong Bathin, Vietnam
Inducted July 11, 1953, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Dog tag number 25873060. In Texas National Guard, 36 Infantry Division three years before enlisting in regular army. The places he was in army were: Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, four different times; Ft. Riley, Kansas; Ft. Polk, Louisiana; Ft. Hood, Texas; Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri; Camp Kilmer, New Jersey; Ft. Hamilton, New York; and Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
He has seen overseas service in the following places: Germany, four times; France, Morocco; Lebanon; Turkey; and Vietnam, twice.
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Melton Craig Brian - Service Career - 4th Marine Division -Corpsman - PHM 3/C. Trained at San Diego and Camp Pendleton, California. Stationed at Pearl Harbor, and Tientsin, China.
(Melton Craig Brian would not write it and give me the history, but, I know that he saw some bad days of war during World War II. Three years or more of hard battles.)
Left to right: Children - Kristi Kay Brian, Kellie Lee Brian, Mrs. Ora Lee Dopson Brian, Elton Lee Brian, and Kay Calloway Brian.