The Greatest Generation is a term made popular by journalist Tom Brokaw to describe the generation who grew up in the United States during the deprivation of the Great Depression, and then went on to fight in World War II, as well as those whose productivity within the war's home front made a decisive material contribution to the war effort. This generation is also termed the G.I. Generation. [Wikipedia]
George Thomas Mealer was born 27 March 1924 in Gadsden, Alabama. He was an Aviation Machinists' Mate, First Class for the United States Navy and served in World War II and Korea. George died 14 October 2008 in Hawkinsville, Georgia and was laid to rest at Harmony – Smyrna Cemetery in Dooly County. [Sources: Obituary and Tombstone]
Lawrence Eugene Dunaway was born 6 September 1920 in Dooly County, Georgia. He was a Private, First Class in the United States Army and served during World War II in Europe and Japan. Lawrence died 8 February 2003 in Hawkinsville, Georgia and was buried at Harmony – Smyrna Cemetery in Dooly County. [Sources: Obituary and Tombstone]
Scurry D. Stephens was born 12 September 1912. He was a Master Sergeant in the United States Army and served during World War II. Scurry died 11 January 1995 and was laid to rest at Harmony – Smyrna Cemetery in Dooly County, Georgia.
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