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Aurand, William F.

Rank and Name, Private First Class William F. Aurand.

Unit/Placed in, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division “Taro”.


William is born approx. on 7 Oct. 1922 in Marion County, Oregon.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.


William enlisted the service in Oregon with service number # 20934410.


William was KIA at Breakneck Ridge, Leyte in an attack up the road to fill a gap between 2 Companies on 6 November 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Marksman Ship Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential 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.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Saint Louis Cemetery, Gervais, Marion County, Oregon, USA.


Thanks to, http://24thida.com/books/books/Blaney,%20Kermit%20B.%20CO%20L%2021ST%20IR.pdf

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

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

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

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


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

21th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Division
Breakneck Ridge
Breakneck Ridge
His rank Private First Class