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Land, William Durwood

Rank and Name, Private First Class William Durwood Land.

Unit/Placed in, 129th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division “Buckeye”.


William is born approx. 1922 in Rockingham County, North Carolina.


Father, Jesse G. Land.


William enlisted the service in North Carolina with service number # 34592310.


William was KIA when entering Manila ambushed by a small Company of Japanese soldiers on Feb 1, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


William is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to https://www.armydivs.com/37th-infantry-division/ Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  AirForce info, Rolland Swank. Navy Log, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

129th Infantry Regiment
37th Infantry Division
His rank Private First Class