Lest We Forget

Name: William Hollis McPherson War: World War II

Rank: Sergeant Serial number: 18008208 Branch: Army

Unit: 9th Infantry - 2nd Division

Battle: Brittany Campaign at Alencon, France

Decorations: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart (A newspaper article: Germans were routed by Sgt. McPherson using only a “broken gun”).

Date born: March 05, 1911

Place born: Opp, Alabama

Date died: August 10, 1944

How died: Killed in action

Place died: Alencon, France

Place buried: U. S. Military - Cemetery #1 - Marigny, France

Mailing address: General Delivery, Merryville, LA

Affiliations: Pentecostal

Interests: Hunting and fishing

Spouse: None Children: None

Parents: William Matthew and Dovie Adeline McPherson

Siblings: Jessie Mae Langley, Dora Marie Lamkin, Lola Grace Neely, Gladys Juanita Lucas, Johnny Jacob McPherson, Ora Pearl Dougharty, William Louis McPherson, Archie Eugene McPherson, Dorothy Clydell Lum, Loice James McPherson

Comments: His brother Loice was killed in action at Vannes France on August 4, 1944 & his brother Louis was wounded in France a few days before.

Data provided by: His niece: Gwen Neely Brewer, 397 S. Railroad St., Merryville, LA

Other sources: Letter from the White House and news articles (see in parish library)

Date printed: October 24, 2002

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