William G. Harrell

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Marine Corps

HOMETOWN
Mercedes, TX

HONORED BY
Terry MacDonald

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERGEANT. SERVED WITH THE 1ST BATTALION, 28TH MARINES, 5TH MARINE DIVISION IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC. AWARDED THE MEDAL OF HONOR FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY AND INTREPIDITY ON MARCH 3, 1945 ON IWO JIMA. SERIOUSLY WOUNDED IN ACTION; LOST BOTH HANDS. EARNED THE PURPLE HEART.