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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
1924 1
Mississippi 1
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Person:
Levern Peyton 1
Level of Education: 2 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1924 1
Mississippi 1
Residence:
Place: Lawrence County, Mississippi 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
08 Jun 1943 1
Army Branch:
No branch assignment 1
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
34633811 1
Enlistment Place:
Cp Shelby Mississippi 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
Farm hands, general farms 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Negro 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0828 1
Film Reel Number: 3.250 1

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Levern Peyton - from Mississippi to Ohio

Levern served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II in Europe, and was awarded three medals.  He moved to Lorain about 1950 and was employed at American Shipyard for over 30 years, before his retirement as a foreman.  He later retired from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department, as a corrections officer.

 

He was a charter member of Friendship Baptist Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, Superintendent of Sunday School, a Deacon, Trustee and member of the Building Committee for the new church.  He was a life member of the Lorain Branch of the NAACP, and also enjoyed gardening.

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