William F. 'Bill' King, Sr.

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army

HOMETOWN
Denton, TX

HONORED BY
John C Burkhardt, AAG MOPH, Chapter 1919, Austin, Texas

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

ENTERED MILITARY SERVICE ON JULY 3, 1940. HE SERVED IN THE EUROPEAN THEATER WITH THE 9TH INFANTRY, 2ND INFANTRY DIVISION. BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS IN NORMANDY, NORTHERN FRANCE AND RHINELAND. RECEIVED THE COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE, EUROPEAN-AFRICAN-MIDDLE EASTERN CAMPAIGN RIBBON WITH 3 BRONZE SERVICE STARS, AMERICAN DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, BRONZE STAR AND PURPLE HEART MEDAL FOR WOUNDS RECEIVED IN COMBAT ON AUGUST 12, 1944.