Williams, William, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1174-Light Air Defense Artillery Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Air Defense Artillery (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 1174, 76th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
Service Years
1940 - 1950

Field Artillery

First Lieutenant

Three Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Albion/Grand Traverse, Michigan

Casualty Date
Dec 31, 1950
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Korean War Fallen
  1986, Korean War Fallen1

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Coastal Artillery Corps24th Infantry Air Defense Units
  1940-1940, Coastal Artillery Corps
  1950-1950, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 24th Infantry (African-American), 24th Infantry
  1950-1950, 1174, 76th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

First Lieutenant Williams enlisted on 17 August 1940 with the Coast Artllery Corps at Detroit, Michigan with 4 years of high school.

His last enlistment date was 16 December 1948.

In Korea, He was a member of L Company, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division.
At the time of his death, he was serving with the 76th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Automatioc Weapons Battalion (Self-Propelled SP) which was an all-Black unit during the Korean War, Korea.  This was a non-divisional anti-aircraft artillery unit.

He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on 31 December 1950.

Lt. Williams was buried at Riverside Cemetery (Block 120, Lot 2), Albion, Calhoun County, Michigan.

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