Summary

Conflict Period:
Korean War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
22 May 1921 1
Death:
09 May 1991 1
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Person:
Willie Osbon 1
Gender: Male 1
Social Security Number: ***-**-1457 1
Birth:
22 May 1921 1
Death:
09 May 1991 1
Cause: Unknown 1
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Korean War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
29 Mar 1952 1
Organization:
Army 1
Organization Code:
ARMY 1
Release Date:
30 Sep 1962 1

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Willie Osbon Service

Military: Enlisted Jan 1941 (because of Pearl Harbor) Retired: Oct 1962

Served in United States Army, Chemical Corp

 

During his service, Willie was awarded several awards and commendations.

WWII - Europe-Africa-Middle East Medal

WWII Army of Occupation Medal

WWII Victory Medal

WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Medal

He shipped out to Korea on December 25, 1951 on the USNS Marine Phoenix

 

United Nations Korea Service Medal

Korean Service Medal

NOTE: had 4 stars on the Korean Service Medal

WWII Philippine Liberation Medal

National Defense Service Medal (NDSM)

Willie was awarded 4 bronze stars in conjunction with this medal

 

Army Good Conduct Ribbon

Willie had earned two bronze knots

On Nov 2, 1960 Daddy received a commendation, Ribbon with Metal Pendant. Received it from Brigaider General Greydon C Essman, Post Commander. Army Chemical Center, Maryland.

 

After retirement, Willie often said how much he enjoyed his career in the Army and proud he was to have served. He felt it was his job to do what he did. He had many memories that he talked about and some that he wouldn’t discuss – but they all came together to make a man that stood tall for America and our freedoms.

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