registered for the draft ca. 1942 at age 18. At that time he was
employed by the Erwin Cotton Mill in Cooleemee, NC.
Known as Mill No. 4, (seen here in a 1920 photo) the
company at one time had 8 such mills in the Durham, NC vicinity.
(courtesy of Peter Drysdale)
for Thomas H. Pennington in Joppa Cemetery, Mocksville (Davie county),
Pvt Pennington was
evacuated to a field hospital on 11 January 1945. Classed as a
non-battle casualty, he may have been a victim of frostbite. He
returned to duty on 6 March 1945.
His military decorations
include the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for the Holland campaign and