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WILLARD, GRADON F.
Lt. (jg) Gradon F. Willard, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Willard, attended Corsicana High School and Univ. of Texas.  Entered service, 1943, trained with Navy at Ft. Schuyler, N.Y. and Norfolk, Va.  Now on duty at Brooklyn New Yard.

Notes:

  • Obituary
  • Also served in the Korean Conflict
WILLARD, NEVIN I.
H. A. 1/C Nevin I. Willard, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Willard, Corsicana, attended C.H.S. and Univ. of Texas.  Entered service, 1943, trained with Navy at San Diego, Norman, Okla., and San Bruno, Calif.  Now on duty at Guam.
WILLARD, JOHN G., JR.
Pfc. John G. Willard, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Willard, Corsicana, husband of the former Miss Eloira Martinez, graduate of Corsicana, and Univ. of Texas.  Entered service, 1941, trained with Air Corps at Barksdale field, Borinquer Field, Puerto Rico.  Has served in Puerto Rico, England, France, Belgium and now on duty in Germany.

Notes:

  • John Gordon Willard, Jr.
WILLIAMS, VANT W., JR.
1st Lt. Vant W. Williams, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Vant W. Williams, Sr., husband of the former Miss Margell Jarrett, attended school in Italy, Texas.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Air Corps at Ft. Sumner, and Alexandria Air Field.  Now on duty in England.  Has Air Medal with Clusters and Presidential Unit Citation.

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WILLIAMS, GRACE E.
SK 3/C Grace E. Williams, daughter of Dr. Joe Williams and Mrs. C. L. Williams, graduate of Corsicana and TSCW, Denton.  Joined WAVES, 1942, trained at Edgeville, Ga., and Hunter's College, New York.  Now in Photographic Dept. at Naval Air Station, New Orleans.
WILLIAMS, MARIE
L. (SR.G.) Marie Williams, daughter of Dr. Joe B. and Mrs. C. L. Williams, graduate of Corsicana High School, Jefferson Davis School of Nursing, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago.  Entered service, 1938, trained at Mare Island, Cal.  On Hospital SS Relief for 17 months, served in Naval Hospital at Chicago for 15 months, now on duty as Chief Nurse of Naval Dispensary, Philadelphia.
WILLIAMS, LOUIS A.
S/Sgt. Louis A.  Williams, son of Dr. Joe B. Williams and Mrs. C. L. Williams, graduate of Corsicana High School, trained at Duncan Field before entering service.  Entered service, 1942, trained at Kingsman, Sioux City and Pyote.  Has served in England for 6 months, in France, Belgium, and Germany, now on duty at Amarillo.  Has Air Medal, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and Two Battle Stars.
PARKER, CLARABEL WILLIAMS
Lt. Clarabel Williams Parker, daughter of Joe B. Williams and Mrs. C. L. Williams, graduate of Corsicana High School and Jefferson Davis School of Nursing.  Resigned position as Public Health Nurse, Corsicna-Navarro Health Dept. to enter service, 1942.  Trained at Camp  Hulen and now on duty at Wm. Beaumont General Hospital, El Paso.
WILLIAMS, JAMES E.
Cpl. James E. Williams, son of W. E. Williams, attended Powell School.  Entered service, 1940, trained with Cavalry and Air Corps, at Ft. Bliss, Sheppard Field, Truax Field, Scott Field, Sioux Falls.  Has served in Australia, New Guinea, New Britain, and Admiralty Islands, wounded, 1944 on Admiralty Islands.  Has Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct and Asiatic-Pacific Badge with 3 Stars.
WILLIAMS, JOSEPH O.
GM 3/C Joseph O. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Williams, husband of the former Miss Dorothy Ezlee Bailey, graduate of Aquilla High and Hillsboro Business College.  Entered service, 1944, trained with Navy at San Diego and Armed Guard Center, San Francisco.  Has served in American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific and the Philippines Liberation.  Now on duty somewhere in the Pacific.

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WILLIAMS, CLETE
Sgt. Clete Williams, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Williams, attended Long Prairie School.  Entered the Air Corps, Med Div., training at Will Rogers Field, Okla.  Engaged in ETO Campaigns. Now on duty in France.
 
WILLIAMS, JACK R.
1/Sgt. Jack R. Williams, son of late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Williams, Kerens. Husband of former Hattie F. Inmon. Attended Long Prairie School. Entered the Army Nov., 1936, training at Ft. Sill, Okla., Ft Leonard Wood, Mo., Aberdeen, Md. Served eight months in Bermuda. Now on duty at Ft. Bliss, Tex.

Notes:

  • Jack Rogers Williams - (1915 - 1983)
WILLIAMS, CHARLIE T.
Pfc. Charlie T. Williams, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Williams, Kerens, attended Long Prairie School.  Entered the Army 1943, training at Camp Wolters,  Tex.  Engaged in ETO Campaigns.  Now on duty in France.
WILLIAMS, ZEB J.
Sgt. Zeb J. Williams, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Williams, Kerens, Texas.  Attended Long Prairie School.  Entered the Army 1941, training at Ft. Sill, Okla., Camp Bowie, Texas.  Engaged in N. African ETO Campaigns.  Discharged June 1945.  Awarded ETO Ribbon with Six Battle Stars, A.D. Ribbon, ATO.
WILLIAMS, CLYDE W.
Sgt. Clyde W. Williams, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Williams, Kerens.  Husband of the former Miriam R. Gothand.  Attended Long Prairie School.  Mobilized with Natl. Guard, Nov 1940, training at Camp Bowie, Texas, Camp Edwards, Mass.  Engaged in N. African ETO Campaigns.  Now on duty in the States.
WILLIAMS, TROY K.
Pvt. Troy K. Williams, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Williams, Kerens, Texas.  Entered the Army Nov., 1940, training at Ft. Lewis, Washington.  Engaged in N. African Campaigns.  Received medical discharge.  Awarded the Purple Heart.  Wounded June 5, 1943, N. Africa.
WILLIAMS, OTHO W.
Pfc. Otho W. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Williams, Corsicana.  Wife, the former Norma Puckett.  Attended Corsicana High School.  Entered service, 1944.  Trained with the Army at Camp Robinson.  Served in England, France, Belgium, Germany.  Wounded in Germany, 1945.  Now at General Hospital, Springfield.  Has Good Conduct and Inf. Combat Badge, European ribbon and Purple Heart.

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WILLIAMS, CURTIS D.
Pfc. Curtis D. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis E. Williams, Corsicana.  Graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered the Army in 1943, training as Paratrooper at Camp Tocca, Ft. Benning, Camp Mackall.  Served in Italy, Belgium, Germany and in France where he was wounded 1944.  Has Purple Heart, Presidential Citation, Croix de Guerre, Good Conduct and Inf. Combat Badge.

Notes:

  • Curtis Darrell Williams - (Jan 25, 1924 - Oct 25, 2015)
  • Obituary
WILLAIMS, BILLIE JOE
S 1/C Billie Joe Williams, Ferris.  Graduate of Corsicana School.  Entered service, 1944.  Trained with the Navy at San Diego, Calif.  Served on Guam, Eniwetok, Yap, Ulithi, Wake, Kyushu.  Now on duty in Hawaiian Islands.  Was on U.S.S. Franklin during the raid of March 19th.

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