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
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com