ERNEST MYRL SQUYRES, 70, was born on Sept. 8, 1924, in
Ranger, TX, son of Sentha Elizabeth & Riley O. Squyres,
attended school in Bullock and Ranger and was a 1940
graduate of Ranger High School. His grandmother was
Mrs. P.W. Squyres of Ranger. He was employed in
defense work in San Diego, CA, prior to entering
the U.S. Army on June 5, 1943. He underwent training
in Reno, Nevada, California, Utah and Virginia prior
to being shipped overseas in September of 1944. He
was first in England and later in Belgium with the
Lightning Division of the Infantry when he was reported
missing in action on December 16, 1944. He was later
reported as wounded and a prisoner of war, held by the
German government. Word came to the family when they
received a letter written by Sgt. Squyres in 1945, and
postmarked Stalag V1-B in which he stated that he hoped
to be home soon. He was returned home and discharged
in 1945. He received the Purple Heart, Good Conduct
Medal, European Theater - 3 battle stars, Victory and
He attended Ranger Junior College after the war and
graduated from George Washington University in 1949.
He married and was father to twin sons. He worked in
Saudi Arabia for a number of years. After retirement,
he moved back to Ranger.
He was living in Ranger at the time of his death,
Sept. 19, 1994, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery
in Ranger, beside his Mother.
He had three sisters: B. Lois Squyres Baulch (RHS-1939)
lives in Gainesville; Eunice Florene Squyres (RHS-1944);
and Helen Squyres Sparks (RHS-1951).