Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bodies of Samuel Locklear, Mallie McBryde, Graham Dew Returned from Pacific, 1949

“Body of Robeson Man Is Returned to U.S.” from the Feb. 23, 1949 issue of The Robesonian, Lumberton, N.C.

The body of Pfc Samuel S. Locklear of the Marines, whose next of kin is Mrs. Mary L. Locklear, Lumberton, Route 3, has been returned to the United States from the Pacific area, according to announcement made by the Department of the Army. His remains were among those of 5,806 Americans who lost their lives during World War II.

Returned on this same ship were the bodies of T-5 Mallie McBryde, Army, whose next of kin is Needham McBryde, Raeford, Route 1, and Pfc. Graham R. Dew, Marines, whose next of kin is listed as Kathleen B. Dew, East Laurinburg.

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