Herschel Troy Wilhelm

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Marine Corps

HOMETOWN
Ames, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A SERGEANT AND AS A TANK COMMANDER OF THE FIRST TANK BATTALION, FIRST MARINE DIVISION IN ACTION AGAINST ENEMY JAPANESE FORCES ON OKINAWA, RYUKYU ISLANDS IN JUNE 1945. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION.