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Charles Lendall "Bud" WILLIAMS

Male 1925 - 1945  (19 years)


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  • Name Charles Lendall "Bud" WILLIAMS 
    Born 23 May 1925  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930, 1940  Wabash (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education Doddridge Co H.S. (1943)  [3
    Military (ENLISTED 8/27/1943)  [1, 3, 4
    Pfc, US Army, Co F, 180 Inf, 45 Div, WW II (Italy, France; KIA, Purple Heart) 
    Died 12 Jan 1945  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • At Alface, during the Battle of the Bulge.
    Buried Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Notes 
    • Military news item:

      "Mr. & Mrs. Dallas Williams of West Union, Route, were notified Jan. 25th by the War Dept. that their only son, Pfc. Charles L. "Bud" Williams, was killed in action in France Jan. 12th 1945. No other details were given."

      "Pfc. Williams was born May 23, 1925, and entered the service Aug. 27, 1943, trained at Ft. McClellan, Ala., and Ft. Meade, Md. He landed in North Africa, Feb. 10, 1944, went from there to the Anzio Beachhead in Italy, May 26, under Gen. Mark Clark's Fifth Army. He participated in the battle liberating Rome. Then was transferred to the Seventh Army for the invasion of Southern France, Aug. 15. He was sounded in France Sept. 28th, and sent to a Hospital Unit, Nov 19th, reporting back to his division. He wrote a letter to his parents, dated Dec. 31st, headed U.S. Army in Germany, which was the last received from him. He was awarded the White Star Medal and Marksmanship Badge, together with the Purple Heart."
    Person ID I26285  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2015 

    Father Dallas Romeo WILLIAMS,   b. 26 Dec 1899, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1986, Clarksburg, Harrison Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Jessie Lucile MCKINNEY,   b. 28 Apr 1902,   d. Apr 1980  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1924  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9903  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930, 1940 - Wabash (West Union), Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery, Crystal Lake (West Union), WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Charles L. 'Bud' Williams, Doddrige Co HS, 1943
    Charles L. "Bud" Williams, Doddrige Co HS, 1943

    Documents
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  • Sources 
    1. [S317] West Union Herald-Record, 5/26/1998, p. 13 - Article by VFW Post 3408.

    2. [S1793] West Union WV Cemeteries (Doddridge County), (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (July 1990)).

    3. [S14] Obituary.

    4. [S2669] U.S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 [database on-line], (Ancestry.com, Office of Quartermaster General, and National Archives & Records Administration).