Bobby G. McCracken Abilene Reporter - 5 May 1948.
the ID tbÂ« and sold Mr. Koch the Lee here market. SCT, BOBBY McCRACKEN Reburial Held Al Jan Antonio BUFFALO CAP, May 4. (RNS) --Mrs. Doe Seaholt relumed from San Anlonio Friday where she wenl to allend the funeral and re-interment services for her cousin Sgl. Bobby G. McCracken, of Mr. and Mrs. Clem T. McCracken of Odessa, former residents of Abilene. Sgl. McCracken, who served with the SIh .Marines, 3rd Div., was killed in action on Guam In 1944. He enlisted In 1941, went overseas in 1943 and served In the Asiatic Pacific. He was awarded the Purple Heart, AP American Defense badge * Commendation for bravery in action from his company commander. Sgt. McCracken was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism in the action on Guam, where as second In command of a plaloon ot marines he received fatal wounds while rescuing the platoon commander. The Abilene post of the Marine Corps league, organized in 1916. was named (he Bobby McCracken post in his memory. Besides his parents he is survived by one sister Mrs. G. W. Huckaby and a brother Clem T. McCracken Jr. and Iwo nephews Jerry and M.ichael Huckaby all Odessa. Mrs. Seabolt was accompanied to San Anlonio by mother Mrs. C. R. Youngblood, her brother W. D. Youngblood her sister Mrs. AKon Kecsee anc Mr. Keesee all of Abilene. Services were held Thursda and burial was in Ihe United States "Military cemetery In San Antonio.