BUFORD GAIL ERVIN, 72, was born Aug. 8, 1925 and he
died on March 18, 1998 at Holton, KS. His parents
were O.R. Ervin of Ranger, TX. He had four brothers,
all Ranger High School graduates: Don and James L.
(both, RHS-1939), Wilbur Dean (RHS-1941) and Max
A. Ervin (RHS-1944).
He went into the U.S. Navy in 1943 and underwent
training at the U.S. Naval Training School, San
Diego, CA, and then to the Naval Hospital Corps
School, also at San Diego. He attended the Ranger
Schools in the Class of 1942 and was employed by
Swaney's Pharmacy before entering the Navy.