Sylvester, William Grover, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Air Defense Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1174-Light Air Defense Artillery Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Air Defense Artillery (Officer)
Primary Unit
1941-1941, 97th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
Service Years
1940 - 1941

Air Defense Artillery

First Lieutenant

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Felix Cervantes, III (Admiral Ese) to remember Sylvester, William Grover, 1LT.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
San Bernardino

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Other Explosive Device
World War II
Location of Interment
Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section D Site 112

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II

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Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion

 Military Association Memberships
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  1941, World War II Fallen [Verified]6

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Coastal Artillery Corps97th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
  1940-1941, Coastal Artillery Corps
  1941-1941, 97th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor 7 December 1941
 Colleges Attended 
Utah State University
  1932-1936, Utah State University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
1st Lt. William Sylvester was Killed in Action on December 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harobr.  He was assigned to G Battery,  97th Coast Artillery (AA), Coast Artillery Corps (CAC), Fort Weaver.  He was killed in an automobile crossing the Hickam Airfield.

His unit had been transferred to Hawaii on 1 May 1941 from Camp Davis, North Carolina.  His Battery was established at Fort Kamehameha

The U.S. Army mine planter USAMP 1st Lt. William G. Sylvester (MP-5) was named in his honor.
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