Salutee for December 2015
HILARY ROYAL MASON,
TEC5, PORT CO TC,
U. S. Army, World War II
Taken at unknown chapel in the Phillippines
Born: December 15, 1915 in Charlotte County, VA., the son of Alexandria B. and Cora F. Mason, Hilary was raised along with two brothers in Charlotte County and was educated in the public schools of Charlotte. Hilary died on July 7, 1961.
Served: U.S. Army, during World War II along with his two brothers. Hilary enlisted on Dec. 28, 1942, following Henry B. who enlisted Feb. 27, 1941 and Hampton who enlisted on April 21, 1942. Hilary served in the Transportation Corps which was responsible for the movement of men and materiel by truck, rail, air and sea into the various ports of the theaters of war.
Married: To the former Bessie Bigger (6-18-1921/12-27-2014) and this union was blessed with a son and a daughter.
Buried: Staunton River Baptist Church Cemetery, Aspenwall, Charlotte Co., VA.