Corporal Joel G. Avara, 38069878,
Corporal Joel G. Avara, 38069878, US Army Air Force. He was born in 1920, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam B. Avara, of Olney, Texas, and the husband of Bernice Sutton. He attended Olney High School. He entered the Army Air Corps on December 1, 1941, at the age of 21. He trained at Fort Bliss, Texas, Mississippi, Illinois and New York. He served in India, Africa, Iran and Italy. Awarded GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, European Theater of operation Medal (ETO), the Asiatic Pacific Theater of operation Medal (PTO), the American Theater of operation Medal and the World War Two Victory medal. He was discharged in 1945.
1- Men and women in the Armed Forces from Young County Texas