Henry Clay Durham Jr.

My uncle, Henry Clay Durham Jr., was on the troop transport "Holbrook." The 148th Field Artillery Group was enroute to the Philippines as reenforcements. They arrived in Pearl Harbor on 5 Dec 1941 and departed 6 Dec 1941. They were diverted to Australia and went into battle in New Guinea and fought thru various islands and then were part of the invasion force in the Philippines. Henry was awarded the Silver Star there in a battle at San Vicente. My father Warren Clayton Durham was also in the Philippines during the invasion and was a member of the lst Cav. He went on to be a part of the occupation force in Japan. My father changed over when the Air Force was created and finally retired 31 May 1966. He passed away on 8 Sept 1990 and is buried at Cave Creek National Cemetary in Phoenix, Ariz. Henry passed away appropiately enough on 7 Dec 2001.
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Neal S. Durham
IS1 USN (Ret)
My uncle, Henry Clay Durham Jr. , was on the troop transport "Holbrook. " The 148th Field Artillery Group was enroute to the Philippines as reenforcements.

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