Wattson, William, B., PFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 521, Army Garrison Fort Bragg, NC
Service Years
1942 - 1944

Private First Class


One Service Stripe



One Overseas Service Bar


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Gaylord
Last Address
Gaylord

Casualty Date
Nov 14, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
France
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial - Epinal, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Gold Star


 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenChapter 1970
  1944, World War II Fallen [Verified]
  1944, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 1970 (Sergeant At Arms) (Owosso, Michigan) - Chap. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
Army Garrison Fort Jackson, SC100th Division (Institutional Training)Army Garrison Fort Bragg, NC
  1942-1942, 521, Army Garrison Fort Jackson, SC
  1942-1944, 521, 100th Division (Institutional Training)
  1943-1944, 521, Army Garrison Fort Bragg, NC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
William Benjamin "Bill" Wattson, the oldest son of Al and Pat Wattson, grew up in Northern Michigan south of the Straits region.  He was killed near Baccarat, France 14 November 1944, serving with Co. E, 397th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division.   Preceeded in death by his father Alfred Wattson and sister Elsie, he was survived by his mother Helena "Pat" Wattson nee Walsh, brothers Charles "Chuck" and James, and sisters Elizabeth "Betty", Edith, Florence, Alice and Patricia "Patty".
   
Comments/Citation
"My brother Bill was a great person and helped the family tremendously prior to his Draft.  Our father had been dead for a number of years and left the family with 8 children in 1939.  Bill was a great provider as well as his sisters, mother and little brothers."

Chuck Wattson
   
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