William D. Townsley

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army

HOMETOWN
Bangs, TX

HONORED BY
Ralph Bozorth

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

CORPORAL ASSIGNED TO THE 146TH COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION, COMPANY B. LANDED WITH THE FIRST WAVE LANDED ON OMAHA BEACH. FOUGHT IN FIVE DIFFERENT BATTLES GOING THROUGH FRANCE, BELGIUM, BATTLE OF THE BULGE, BATTLE OF THE ARDENNES IN GERMANY WHEN THE WAR WAS OVER. AWARDED THE PURPLE HEART MEDAL AND WAS DISCHARGED DECEMBER 6, 1945 AT CAMP FANNIN, TEXAS.