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Alan D. Wilkes
Army
Alan
D.
Wilkes
DIVISION: Army
Apr 8, 1911 -
BIRTHPLACE: San Francisco, CA
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: May 14, 1943 -
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Oct 31, 1945
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HONORED BY: Grandson LTC Aaron D. Wilkes and family

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Alan Dale Wilkes was born in San Francisco, California on April 8, 1911. After completing his graduate work in journalism, he worked as a photography editor in New York City. He married his love from South Carolina, Lila Lee Castles, prior to shipping out to war. He was inducted into the US Army on May 14, 1943 to serve as a Public Relations writer and was assigned to C Company of the 712th Tank Battalion. He participated in major WWII campaigns to include Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France, and Rhineland. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, and the Purple Heart for injuries received in combat on August 15, 1944. PFC Wilkes separated from service at Fort Dix, New Jersey on October 31, 1945. After the war, he continued to live and work in New York City. He and Lila Lee had 2 sons named Robin Dale and Timothy Cres. In 1956 he passed away at age 45 in New York City. His six 'Synex' films of General Eisenhower touring Northern Ireland prior to D-Day are located at the Eisenhower Library.

Cecil H. Williams
Army Air Corps
Cecil
H.
Williams
DIVISION: Army Air Corps,
1901st Engineer Aviation Battalion
Jun 6, 1923 -
BIRTHPLACE: Coweta, Wagoner County, OK
THEATER OF OPERATION: Pacific
SERVED: May 14, 1943 -
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Apr 13, 1946
0
HONORED BY: Siblings: Rose, Dorothy, Guy, Pat, Roger, Ronald, Rowdy, Myrna

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Fought in the battle for Okinawa.

Richard G. Williams
Navy
Richard
G.
Williams
DIVISION: Navy
SERVED: Jul 26, 1945 -
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HONORED BY: Eisenhower Foundation
Thomas E. Williams
Army
Thomas
E.
Williams
DIVISION: Army,
G3 Plans & Operations
Aug 27, 1921 -
BIRTHPLACE: Ladysmith, WI
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: Nov 8, 1942 -
0
Jan 3, 1946
0
HONORED BY: Eisenhower Foundation

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After VE Day, I was assigned to the G-5 office of Military Government in Berlin.

Alexander S. Williger
Army
Alexander
S.
Williger
DIVISION: Army,
5th Mobile Radio Broadcasting
Feb 2, 1917 -
BIRTHPLACE: Hungary, Europe
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: Aug 8, 1941 -
0
Mar 1, 1946
0
HONORED BY: Eisenhower Foundation

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Alexander was stationed in Europe with the 5th Mobile Radio Broadcasting Unit and dealt with psychological warfare. He also was a part of the American Military Mission on the Allied Control Commission for Hungary.

Dr. John W. Wills
Marine Corps
Dr. John
W.
Wills
DIVISION: Marine Corps,
BTYC, 2nd Sep Pack
Jul 17, 1921 - Sep 1, 1977
BIRTHPLACE: Canton, MO
THEATER OF OPERATION: Pacific
SERVED: Dec 15, 1941 -
0
Nov 18, 1945
0
HONORED BY: George, Cindy and John Wills children

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Our father joined the Marine Corp after Pearl Harbor. He served 4 years in the South Pacific. He was as at Cape Glouscester during the atomic bomb on August 6, 1045 in Australia. Theater of Operation Details: Pele Liu, Palau Group

Arthur C. Wilson
Army
Arthur
C.
Wilson
DIVISION: Army,
305th Infantry 77th Division
Feb 24, 1918 - Sep 30, 1983
BIRTHPLACE: Salem, OR
THEATER OF OPERATION: Pacific
SERVED: Aug 28, 1942 -
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Mar 16, 1946
0
HONORED BY: Niece Becky Snyder Davis

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Art had graduated from Oregon State University prior to joining the Army and had a degree in engineering. After his discharge he went to work for the Public Utilities Commission in Salem, Oregon. At age 54 Art was named Oregon's first gas pipeline safety engineer. He was responsible for enforcement of construction and safety standards on nearly 8,000 miles of gas mains and transmission lines in the state at that time. He retired in 1977.

Paul E. Wilt
Army
Paul
E.
Wilt
DIVISION: Army,
4th Armored
Jul 15, 1918 -
BIRTHPLACE: West Alexandria, OH
THEATER OF OPERATION: European
SERVED: Feb 13, 1941 -
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Oct 28, 1945
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HONORED BY: Jeane Wilt Melendy

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25th Calvary Reconnaissance Sq Mecz Co. F
Silver Star July 31, 1944 Avranches, France
Tank Platoon Leader
Presidential Unit Citation
5 Battle Stars
The only survivor of his original tank Co.

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Guildhall Address, London, June 12, 1945