Devilder, William Frank, T/5

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Technician Fifth Grade
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Primary MOS
855-Dental Technician
Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1946, 855, 82nd Airborne Division/HHC
Service Years
1943 - 1946

Technician Fifth Grade



Three Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Red Creek
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Aug 13, 2003
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Official Badges 

Belgian Fourragere Netherlands Orange Lanyard Honorably Discharged WW II Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961

French Fourragere 82nd Airbone Division


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
TECHNICIAN FIFTH GRADE WILLIAM "BILL" FRANK DEVILDER WAS EMPLOYED AS A DRILL PRESS OPERATOR BEFORE ENTERING THE SERVICE ON 15 SEPTEMBER 1943. AFTER ATTENDING MEDICAL TECH SCHOOL IN EL PASO TEXAS HE WAS SENT TO EUROPE. T/5 DEVILDER SERVED WITH THE 307TH AIRBORNE MEDICAL COMPANY, 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION FROM 28 MARCH 1944 TO 17 DECEMBER 1945. AFTER RETURNING TO THE STATES T/5 DEVILDER WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED AT FORT MEADE MARYLAND ON 4 JANUARY 1946. 
   
Other Comments:
Bill was born at Red Creek, the son of the late William Norton Devilder and Bertha Ellen Bennett DeVilder. On Sept. 2, 1956 at Webster Springs, he was married to the former Nola Vieva Martin, who survives at Parsons. They celebrated 46 years of marriage.

Also surviving are one son, William Michael (Shelia) DeVilder of Hambleton; one foster sister, Rebecca Smith (Ray) Bromell of Dallas, Texas; and two grandchildren, Marcy and Daniel Williams both of Hambleton.

He was th last surviving member of his immediate family and was preceded in death by four sisters, Margaret Stemple, Ruth Miller, Eve Sheets and Rosalea Pritt.

He was a 1942 graduate of Parsons High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre at Normandy. He was the dept. manager for the Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. of Parsons and retired in 1982 with 35 years of service. he was the owner and operator of the DeVilder Nursery many years. He was a former member of the Parsons Chapter No.39 of the IOOF. He was a member of St. John's United Methidist Church.
   

 Ribbon Bar

Airborne Glider Badge

 
 Unit Assignments
82nd Airborne Division
  1943-1946, 855, 82nd Airborne Division/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
  1945-1945 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
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