Doctor William Calhoun, World War II


William Calhoun was raised in De Leon, Texas in Comanche County but has spent most of his adult life in Comanche where he worked as a dentist for many years. He is a World War II veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of the famous 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment.

Dr. Calhoun, who wasn’t a doctor at the time, became something of a “boy” commander, leading his men into what has become one of the most famous jumps of WWII. We have broken his story into short segments to make viewing easier. We here at United think you will enjoy this interview.

If you are a vet or know a vet who would allow us to conduct an interview, Texans United would love to broadcast their military memories as well, whether they served in combat or not.

Our thank you goes out to Jarod Easley who not only interviewed Dr. Calhoun but who was inspired enough by what he learned to write this song. Click the play button on the left.

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About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for and marketing small-town Texas.
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3 Responses to Doctor William Calhoun, World War II

  1. Sheila Pool says:

    Wonderful interview and presented in such a good way. Jarod did a good job. I did have a problem with a couple of the clips but just skipped them and will try them later. I was still able to get the gist of it all.

    First hand accounts are the best!

  2. Tim Martin says:

    What a great story and compliment to this wonderful man who did so much for so many :-)

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