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WILLIAMS, OSCAR Z.
S 1/C Oscar Z. Williams, son of Mr. George L. Williams, Corsicana, attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered service, March 1944, trained with Navy at San Diego.  Has served in Honolulu and now on duty on Guam.

Notes:

  • Oscar Z. Williams
  • May 23, 1926 - Sep 17, 2012
  • Obituary
  • h/o Ruth L. Williams; s/o George Lowrey Williams & Zelma (Penney) Williams
  • Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park, Clay Co., FL
WILLIAMS, DAMON W.
Pfc. Damon W. Williams, son of Mrs. George Pope.  Entered service, 1943, trained with Army Medical Bn. at Camp Fannin and Ft. Meade.  Has served in Italy where he was wounded 1945.  Holds Purple Heart and Good Conduct Medal.

Notes:

  • Damon Wood Williams
  • Oct 9, 1923 - Feb 4, 2012
  • Obituary
  • h/o Mary Magdalene (Granger) Williams
WILLIAMS, JAMES D.
Cpl. James D. Williams, son of Mrs. Ernest Braly, Corsicana, husband of the former Miss Edna O'Connor, graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered the Air Corps in 1943, trained at Chanute Field, Ill.  Now on duty on Saipan.

Notes:

  • James Douglas "Bud" Williams
  • Mar 12, 1924 - Mar 12, 1989
  • Obituary
  • h/o Alvis (Anderson) Williams & Edna Elinore (O'Connor) Richardson; s/o James Spuregon Williams & Dollie (Ellis) Williams-Braly
  • Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX
WILLIAMS, CHARLES O.
U.S.M. Charles O. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Williams, Barry, graduate of Barry High School. Entered the U.S. Maritime Service in 1945, trained at Avalon, Calif. Now on duty with a ship hauling supplies to the Pacific.
WILLIAMS, EDMOND V.
S/Sgt. Edmond V. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Williams, husband of the former Miss Mary Ellen Forrence, attended school at Richland.  Enlisted in the Air COrps in 1942, trained at Tyndall Field, Fla., and Morris Field, N.C.  Has served in Africa, Sicily and Italy, now on duty at Lake Charles, La.  Wears the Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct, E.T.O. with 3 Battle Stars.

Notes:

  • Edmond Vanah "Bill" Williams, Jr.
  • Jul 26, 1922 - Apr 23, 2021
  • Obituary
  • s/o Edmond Vanah Williams, Sr. & Lorene Nealy (Cundiff) Williams
  • Gason Memorial Park, Gastonia, Gaston Co., North Carolina
WILLIAMS, D. R.
M.M.M. 1/C D. R. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Williams, attended schools in Richland.  Enlisted in the Navy, 1942, trained at San Diego, Calif.  Has served in the Pacific Theater.

Notes:

  • David Richard Williams
  • Nov 6, 1923 - Jan 26, 2021
  • s/o Edmond Vanah Williams, Sr. & Lorene Nealy (Cundiff) Williams
  • Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., tX
WILLIAMS, KENNETH E.
Sgt. Kenneth E. Williams, son of Mr. Earnest Williams, Blooming Grove, graduate of Barry Schools. Entered service 1941, trained with Air Corps at Goodfellow Field, San Angelo. Now on training to be a Tail Gunner at Harlingen Field.

Notes:

  • Kenneth Earnest Williams
  • Nov 10, 1920 - May 17, 1986
  • h/o Imogene Jean (Brown) Williams; s/o Rase Earnest "Earn" Williams & Clara (Massengale) Williams
  • Greenwood Memorial Park & Mausoleum, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX
WILLIAMS, DAVID
S 2/C David Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Williams, husband of the former Miss Edna Mae Baker, attended Corsicana High Schools.  Entered service, 1944, trained with Navy at Great Lakes, Ill.  Now on duty at sea.

Notes:

  • David Williams
  • Dec 7, 1916 - Dec 26, 1964
  • Obituary
  • s/o Walter Bert Williams & Mattie Melrose (O'Pry) Williams
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
WILLIAMS, FRANK E.
Sgt. Frank E. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Williams, Corsicana, husband of the former Miss Lucille Williams, attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered service, 1942, trained with Marines at San Diego.  Has served in Guam, Saipan, and Iwo Jima.

Notes:

  • Frank Ellis Williams
  • Oct 12, 1910 - Mar 7, 1973
  • s/o Walter Bert Williams & Mattie Melrose (O'Pry) Williams
  • Obituary
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
WILLIAMSON, LARRY N.
F 1/C Larry N. Williamson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Williamson, husband of the former Miss Idalice Sheffield, graduate from Corsicana High School, attended Lee Jr. College at Baytown, Texas.  Entered Navy July 24, 1944, trained at San Diego and San Pedro, California.  Now on duty in South Pacific.

Notes:

  • Larry Neal Williamson
  • Oct 19, 1918 - Oct 19, 1963
  • h/o Idalice Sheffield Williamson-Burgin (buried at San Jacinto Memorial Park); s/o Virgil Williamson & Viva Lottie (Jordon) Williamson
  • San Jacinto Memorial Park, Houston, Harris Co., TX PLOT: Singing Waters - East Side Near Road

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WILLIAMSON, JAMES E.
WOJG James E. Williamson, son of J. E. Williamson, Corsicana.  Graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered service in 1934, training with the Air Corps at Rantool, Ill.  Now on duty as Communications Instructor in Italy.

Notes:

  • James E. Williamson, Jr.
  • Dec 5, 1913 - Mar 2005
  • Obituary
  • Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
 
WILLIAMSON, CECIL L.
Pfc. Cecil L. Williamson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Williamson, Corsicana.  Graduate of Corsicana High School.  Entered the Army in 1943, training at Camp Wolters.  Served in England, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany.  Wounded near St. Lo. France 1944.  Was prisoner of Germany five months.  Has Inf. Combat Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Oak Leaf Cluster, Presidential Citation and four Battle Stars.

Notes:

WILLIS, SCOTT H., JR.
Pvt. Scott H. Willis, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Willis, Sr., Corsicana.  Attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered service 1939, training at Ft. Crockett, Ft. Davis, Camp Haan.  Served in Hawaiian Islands, France, Austria and is now on duty in Germany.

Notes:

  • Scott Henry Willis, Jr.
  • Jun 16, 1919 - Jan 22, 1977
  • h/o Emma Margaret (Sterling) Gustin; s/o Scott Henry Willis & Effie Sisley (Minor) Willis
  • Biography in The Fighting Men of Texas
  • Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX
WILLIS, HOWARD E.
Sgt. Howard E. Willis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott H. Willis.  Wife, the former Bobbie Jean Wilson. Graduated from Emhouse Schools.  Entered the Army in 1945, training at Camp Fannin.  Served in the Pacific Theater.  Awarded the Combat Inf. Badge, Purple Heart.  Wounded May, 1945 in the Philippines.

Notes:

WILLIS, JOHN C.
TM 1/C John C. Willis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe G. Willis.  Wife, the former Emma Kramer.  Veteran of World War One.  Entered the Navy in 1942.  Served in both Theaters of war.  Has Submarine Patrol Pin, Asiatic, African, American Theater Bars, Campaign Bar, Good Conduct, Victory Bar, Silver Life Saving, and Expert Rifleman Bar.  Now at sea.
WILLIS, CLAUD
T/Sgt. Claud Willis, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Willis, Corsicana.  Attended Corsicana Schools.  Entered service 1940, training with 23rd Inf. 2nd Division at Ft. Sam Houston, and Camp McCoy.  Served in Ireland, England, and was killed in the Battle of Brest, at France Aug 31, 1944.

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WILSON, DAVID WOODROW
S/Sgt. David Woodrow Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilson.  Attended Petty's Chapel School.  Entered the Army in 1941. Trained with the Air Corps at Ft. Bliss, Tuscon, Arizona, Bakersfield, Calif., and Hammer Field, Calif.  Served in Pacific Theater.  Now at Okinawa.

Notes:

  • David Woodrow Wilson
  • Dec 5, 1918 - Jul 2, 1980
  • h/o Evelyn (Lee) Wilson
  • Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas
WILSON, WILLIAM T.
S 2/C William T. Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Wilson, Richland.  Attended Richland High School.  Entered service Nov, 1944, training in the Navy at San Diego, Calif., and Treasure Island.  Now on duty in South Pacific.
WILSON, DAVID A.
Sgt. David A. Wilson, son of Mrs. Mary Lou Wilson, Dawson.  Attended Brushie Prairie Schools.  Entered service, 1942.  Trained with the Army at Camp Wallace, Stewart.  Served in England, Iceland and Belgium.  Now on duty at France.  Has 6 Bronze Stars.

Notes:

  • David Audie Wilson
  • Jul 14, 1917 - Jun 18, 1998
  • Obituary
  • Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Lura Mae (Thomas) Wilson; s/o William Harvey Wilson & Mary Lou (Shaw) Wilson
WILSON, ROY L.
Cpl. Roy L. Wilson, son of Mrs. Mary Lou Wilson, Dawson.  Attended Spring Hill School.  Entered service, 1942, training in the Army at Camp Wallace, Camp Stewart.  Served in North Africa, Italy, Belgium, Sicily, France, Austria, Holland, and is now in Germany.  Has 6 Bronze Stars and the Silver Star.

Notes:

  • Roy Lee Wilson, Sr.
  • Jul 9, 1921 - Mar 5, 2003
  • h/o Mildred Lynn (Smith) Wilson; s/o William Harvey Wilson & Mary Lou (Shaw) Wilson
  • Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, Grady Co., OK
  • b. in Kerens, Navarro Co., TX

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