This flag was placed in the windows of
homes which had
a family member serving in the Navy. This flag is 7 1/2" by 10".
My grandmother would have had a five star flag displayed in her window: three
stars for her three sons, Byron W. Frierson, James E. Frierson and Roy E. Frierson, two
stars for her two sons-in-laws John E. Minton and my father Robert Austin Coburn, Sr.
Byron served in the 63 Infantry Division 254th
James (Gene) served in the the Medical Administration Corps.
Roy served in the 103rd
Infantry Division 411th Regiment Company G.
John served in the Army Air Corps.
Below is a Program from the First Presbyterian Church in Haskell,
Texas January 24, 1943.
THE SHERRILL MEMORIAL BIBLE CLASS OF THE
PRESBYTERIAN SUNDAY SCHOOL
January 24, 1943 7:30 p. m.
Presenting A Service Flag to the Church
Mr. Fagan, Director
Mrs. Jno. W. Pace and Mrs. Carrie Williams
Messrs. Frierson, McDonald, Maples and Chapman
Girl Scouts Leading
Your Flag and My
V. F. W., Legion and Service Men
Boy Scouts Leading
Preparation of Service
Geo. Neely, Commander
White Cliffs of
Mrs. Bert Welsh
..Sunday School Class
Acceptance For The Church