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Banks, William Penuel

Rank and Name, Sergeant First Class William Penuel Banks.

Unit/Placed in, 2nd Replacement Company, 2nd Infantry Division “Indian Head”.


William is born approx. on 10 March 1921 in Lyons, Georgia.

Father, John Stout Banks.

Mother, Kate Maude (Smith) Banks.

Sister(s), Mary Lou and Ollie Kate Banks.

Brother(s), John Stout and Perry H. Banks.


William enlisted the service in Augusta, Georgia on 13 March, 1946 with service number # 14215500.


William was wounded by the enemy in South Korea in the Battle of Inchon on September 15, 1950 and he returned to duty on October 14, 1950.


William was KIA in the Battle of the Soyang River (aka “May massacre”) on 18 May 1951, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Korean War Service Medal.


William is buried/mentioned at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery

English Eddy, Toombs County, Georgia, USA.


Thanks to, https://www.archives.gov/files/publications/ref-info-papers/rip103.pdf

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

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

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

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

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

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

National Historian

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

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

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

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


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

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

His unit 2nd Replacement Company, 2nd Infantry Division.
Inchon_landing (Red Beach) during Battle of Inchon
Squad pose
Kumhwa base camp
His rank Sergeant First Class
Soyang River where wIlliam was KIA