1. This is my dad, Norval R. 'Pony' Pyron. He was born in McNairy Co., TN in 1913. He moved to Humboldt, TN about 1924, married my mom, Mary Barrett Pyron, in 1935 and was managing Peoples Furniture Company when he was drafted in January 1943 and inducted at Camp Oglethorpe (Chattanooga) Georgia. He was soon transferred to Camp Stewart, GA in. In November '43 he was transferred to Camp Davis, NC. In August '44 he and mom, and maybe a few others from the Camp Davis unit, went to Fort Polk/Livingston, LA. After training at Ft Ord, CA in the summer of '45, he went to Attu. Mom later said that he was on the boat heading to Attu when the bombs were dropped on Japan. When he got to Attu, they were still celebrating VJ Day there. (Victory over Japan) These are his Attu pictures. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who had family in his units, which initially was the 490th AAA Weapons Battalion. In Attu he was attached to the 42nd Coast Artillery Btln, and the 878th Port Co. Dad and mom went to several reunions in the '70s. Dad died in July, 1976 and mom, in January, 1998. Unfortunately, never once did dad talk about his WWII days, nor did I ask. But I do have his pictures, & a wonderful album mom put together. I hope you enjoy these pictures. If you know anything of those days, contact me at 1612 Loch Leigh Way, Maryville, TN 37801. ph 865-233-2492. Please use my email, firstname.lastname@example.org, rather than making comments at this smugmug site. To refer to a certain picture, use the gallery name and the picture number. With the deepest respect for those folks who got us through the depression and World War II. Ron Pyron January, 2005
"Quotation marks" in the captions shows what dad wrote on the back. CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO ENLARGE IT. When finished with a gallery, at the top of the page click ATTU AUG 45 to MAR 46 to go back to the front. Enjoy.
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