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William Roberts, Sr

Division: Navy

Rank: gunnerman

Hometown: Carthage, MO

Wartime Locations: Vietnam

Wartime Service Dates: 1963-1967

Unit: USS Oriskiny

Medals: National Defense, Vietnam Combat Ribbon, Good Conduct

William Rockers

Division: Army

Rank: PFC

Hometown: Garnett, KS

Wartime Locations: European Theater, Berlin Dist. Headquarters

Wartime Service Dates: 1945-1946

Unit: Signal Co 78th Infantry Div, 3110 Signal Battalion

William Russell

Division: Navy

Rank: 3rd Class Petty Officer- Fire control Technician

Hometown: Carl Junction, MO

Wartime Locations: North Korea

Wartime Service Dates: 1950-1951

Unit: USS Henderson, Gearing Class

Medals: Navy Occupational Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Korean Medal

William Sanders

Division: Marines

Rank: LCPL

Hometown: Parsons, KS

Unit: Tank Division

Medals: Marksman, Good Conduct

William Schwenker

Division: Air Force

Rank: SSgt (E5)

Hometown: Independence, KS

Wartime Locations: Vietnam

Wartime Service Dates: March 1967-April 1968

Medals: Airman's Medal for heroism

William Scott

Division: Army

Rank: Sgt

Hometown: Ft. Scott, KS

Wartime Locations: France & Germany

Wartime Service Dates: Dec 1917-Nov 1919

Unit: 135th Infantry, Co. G Kansas

Medals: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Certificate of Valor by John J Pershing

William Seibert

Division: Army

Rank: SGT

Hometown: Erie, KS, St. Paul, KS, McCune, KS

Wartime Locations: France (shortly after Normandy)

Wartime Service Dates: 1942-1945

Unit: Co. L 377th Infantry 95th Division & 1st Infantry

Medals: Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Sharp Shooter Medal, Purple Heart, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbons

William Silvey

Division: Army

Rank: Specalic E4

Hometown: Oronogo, MO

Wartime Locations: Piam Korea

Wartime Service Dates: 1964-1966

William Simons

Division: Air Force

Rank: Tech Sergeant

Hometown: Fort Scott, KS

Wartime Locations: Philippine Islands

Wartime Service Dates: 1944-1945

Unit: 345th Bombardment Gr. 499th Squadron

Medals: Air medal (1 oakleaf cluster), Philippine Liberation medal, Good conduct

William Smith

Division: Army

Rank: CPL

Hometown: Iola, KS

Wartime Locations: New Guinea Luzon

Wartime Service Dates: 1942-1946

Unit: 306th Airdrome Squaron

Medals: American Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon w/ 1 Bronze Star, WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal

William Snedden

Division: Navy

Rank: SK1 Storekeeper 1st class, SK2, SK3

Hometown: Sheldon, MO

Wartime Locations: Yokosuka, Japan; Siagon, Vietnam

Wartime Service Dates: 1955-1974

Medals: Navy Medal for Combat, Navy Achievement Medal with Combat "V",

William Snow

Division: Army

Rank: Corporal

Hometown: McCune, KS

Wartime Locations: Germany

Wartime Service Dates: 1953-1955

Unit: Fifth Armored Battalion

Significant Accomplishments: Good Conduct Award and Overseas Metal

William Stanley

Division: Army

Rank: Specialist

Hometown: Chanute, KS

Wartime Locations: Iraq

Wartime Service Dates: 2006-Present

Unit: 108th Aviation

William Story

Division: Army

Rank: Sergeant First Class

Hometown: Parsons, KS

Wartime Locations: north Africa, Sicily, Italy and France

Wartime Service Dates: 1941 - 1945

Unit: 45th Infantry Division

Medals: Bronze Star, Silver Star and Purple Heart

William Tucker

Division: Air Force

Rank: Sergeant

Hometown: Miami, OK

Wartime Locations: Pacific Islands

Wartime Service Dates: July 20 , 1942 - Oct. 7, 1945

Unit: 13th Air Force

Significant Accomplishments: Army Air Force Teletype Specialist

Medals: Pacific Service Ribbon with two Silver Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

William Walker

Division: Army

Rank: Corporal

Hometown: Oswego, KS

Unit: Fort Mead

William Weldon

Division: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Hometown: Humboldt, KS

Wartime Locations: Philippines and Japan

Wartime Service Dates: November 10, 1944 to November 24, 1946

Unit: American Infantry Division

Significant Accomplishments: Philippine Liberation Ribbon w/Bronze Star

Medals: WWII Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal

William Wells

Division: Air Force

Rank: Tech Sergeant

Hometown: Galena, KS

Wartime Locations: Vietnam; Iraq

Wartime Service Dates: 1971-1991

Significant Accomplishments: Stationed at 17 bases and went on 56 TDYs (Temporary Duty) assignments. Received 29 medals/ ribbons, including the South Vietnamese Medal of Honor

Medals: 2 Air Force Commendation medals with one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Achievement Medal, 2 Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with a bronze star, NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon, 5 Air Force Longevity Service Awards with 3 oak leaf clusters, 2 National Defense Service Medals with one bronze star, 2 Air Force Overseas Service Long Tour Ribbons with one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Overseas Service Short Tour Ribbon, Air Force Training Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, South Vietnam Medal of Honor, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, 7 Air Force Good Conduct Awards with one silver leaf cluster, and RVN Gallantry Cross with Palm

William Woods

Division: Army

Rank: Corporal

Hometown: Nevada, MO

Wartime Locations: Italy Campaign, Sicilian Invasion, Tunisian Campaign

Wartime Service Dates: 1942-1944

Unit: 334th QM Truck Company

Medals: 2 Bronze Stars (one for Sicilian Invasion, other for Tunisian Campaign)

Willie Jones

Division: Army

Rank: Major

Hometown: Independence, KS

Wartime Locations: Korea and Vietnam

Wartime Service Dates: 1953-19541967-1968

Unit: 173rd in Vietnam and the Four Deuces in Korea

Significant Accomplishments: Legion ogf merit and the Bronze star

Medals: Commendation Medal(2 Oakleafs),Parachute Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Citation

Willie N. D. Brackett

Division: Air Force

Rank: Airman 2nd class

Hometown: Seneca, MO

Wartime Service Dates: 1960-1963

Unit: 405 Tactical aircomand

Willis Correll

Division: Navy

Rank: Ensign

Hometown: Fairland, OK

Wartime Service Dates: 1958-1964

Willis Ross

Division: Army, Air Force

Hometown: Moran, KS

Wartime Locations: England, France, Germany

Winton Kelsey

Division: Navy

Rank: Seaman First Class

Hometown: Mindenmines, MO

Wartime Locations: Pacific

Wartime Service Dates: 1945-1946

Unit: USS Arlington, USS Sabine

Medals: Asiatic Pacific Victory Medal