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Image 25 of "Kentucky vs. Purdue, Sports Dedication", December 9, 1950

Part of University of Kentucky Basketball Programs (Men)

Colby Cole Dunn England Garland ' K' MEN WHO DIED IN WORLD WAR II COLBY, Ensign Carl L, 27, B.S. in Met. Eng. '40, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Colby of Chicago, III. While attending the University of Kentucky he was a member of Beta Phi Sigma and Sigma Phi Epsilon and was on the swimming team. A member of the Naval Reserve, he was called to duty on July 15, 1943, and was stationed with the V-12 unit at Purdue University and later at Minneapolis, Minn. Next he took aviation training at Corpus Christi, Tex., and Daytona Beach, Fla. His death occurred October 2, 1945, at Deland, Fla., while he was diving at a target and his plane failed to come out of the dive, crashing into a lake. COLE, 1st Lt. John Sherman, Jr., 22, B.S. '41, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Sherman Cole of Nicholasville, and husband of Mrs. Constance Larson Cole. While attending the University he was on the baseball team. He was called to active duty August 28, 1941, and served in the armored division at Ft. Knox. His death occurred November 8, 1942, in the African invasion at Oran. When he was killed he was aboard one of two Coast Guard cutters that fought their way under heavy fire from coast batteries and French war vessels to force the boom in the harbor. His son, John Sherman Cole III, also survives. DUNN, Capt. John Allen, 24, B.S. in Com. '41, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Allen Dunn of Paducah, formerly of Fulton, and husband of Mrs. Virginia Fishback Dunn. At U.K. he was on the track team. He went to the China-Burma-India theater with the first group of pilots to fly B-29's. Capt. Dunn took part in bombing raids over Japan, Manchuria, and Formosa, and was killed November 21, 1944, at Ankang, China, when his plane, which was hit on a mission over Japan, made a crash landing. Capt. Dunn was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by one son, John Allen. ENGLAND, Capt. Kenneth Haynes, 24, B.S. in Agri. '42, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert H. England of Campbells-burg. While at the University of Kentucky, he was an outstanding basketball player. During the war he commanded the 10th Mountain Division, the only ski troop in America. In December of 1944 he left for duty in Italy. He led the division in taking Mt. Belvedere from the Nazis, for which he won the Bronze Star. In the final campaign in Italy he died of wounds received while crossing a mine field on April 14, 1945. Besides the Bronze Star he had been awarded the Silver Star. An athletic field in Italy was named England Field. GARLAND, Capt. Laurence Joseph, Jr., 28, A.B. in Ed. '39, M.A. '4 1, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Garland, Sr., of Lexington. A member of the University of Kentucky football and basketball teams, he remained at the University after his graduation to become an assistant in the psychology department while obtaining his Master's degree. Before entering the Army Air Corps, he was resident manager of an N.Y.A. project near Ft. Knox. Capt. Garland served in Saipan and later Iwo Jima, where he was stationed as a pilot of a P-61 night-fighter plane and a division leader of his squadron. He was killed in action near Iwo Jima July 31, 1945. [23]

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