Six of the brothers served in World War II: Harley; Willie (Lake); Homer; John (Frank); Henry (Lewis); and Jack. Cecil (R.E.) Remained at home to help his dad run the family farm.
John, known as Frank, was captured by the Germans and remained a POW for nearly a year-and-a-half. He returned home after the war.
Most of the family attended Cisco school. They attended church at Calvary Baptist and Blue Ridge Primitive Baptist Church.
Jack's enlistment form indicates that he completed grammar school, then worked as a general farm hand. He was single with no dependents. He was 71 inches tall and weighed 150 pounds. He enlisted as a Private, October 14, 1940, at Fort McPherson, Atlanta. His service number was 14029513. PFC Jack Langford was killed in action, January 4, 1945, in Belgium. when he died. He was buried in grave F-12 21 at Hamm Permanent Cemetery, in the tiny country of Luxembourg. This cemetery is also known as Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial. A cross on Jack's grave is inscribed: Jack Langford, PFC., 9th Inf Bn 6 Armd Div, Georgia Jan 4, 1945.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service # 14029513
9th Infantry Battalion, 6th Armored Division
Entered the Service from: Georgia
Buried at: Plot F Row 12 Grave 21
Luxembourg American Cemetery
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Awards: Purple Heart