Sgt. Royce H. Cash, 27, was killed in action on Luzon Island in the Philippines, while fighting the Japanese, his mother, Mrs. Edna Cash, Duncan route 1 has learned. Sgt. Cash was killed on February 23. The War Department message to Mrs. Cash did not give any details. He was with the US Army's 40th Infantry Division, his mother said. Sgt. Cash was born October 15, 1917 in the Empire community, where his mother still lives and attended school at Empire. He graduated from high school in 1937 as the class salutatorian. He was farming before he entered the army in 1942. After going overseas from Fort Lewis, Wash., where he trained seven months, Sgt. Cash was in Hawaii for 15 months, in New Britain for a year, then moved to the Philippines. Survivors are four sisters Mrs. Allen Medlin, Duncan route 1; Mrs. R.L. Vowell, Lawton; Mrs. Louise Carpenter, 1007 Stephens, Duncan; and Miss Frances Cash of the home address. A brother is Earl Gene Cash, seaman first class in training at Gulfport, Miss., after entering the navy last August.