William O. Wooldridge

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army

HOMETOWN
Fort Worth, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

ENLISTED ON 11 NOVEMBER 1940 AT FORT WORTH, TEXAS. SERVED AS A STAFF SERGEANT WITH THE COMPANY K, 26TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION, IN THE VICINITY OF AACHEN, GERMANY, IN OCTOBER 1944. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR MEDAL FOR HIS GALLANTRY IN ACTION AND THE PURPLE HEART MEDAL. WHILE STILL SERVING AS A STAFF SERGEANT WITH COMPANY K, 26TH INFANTRY REGIMENT, 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION, DURING THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE IN BELGIUM, IN DECEMBER 1944. AWARDED A BRONZE OAK LEAF CLUSTER IN LIEU OF A SECOND AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR FOR CONSPICUOUS GALLANTRY.