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William Wylie Galt


World War II · US Army · Captain

Rank: Captain
United States of America
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-3 in 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division posthumously decorated with the Medal of Honor

Birth - 19 Dec 1919
Geyser, Montana
1939 - 1945 World War II  - Ages: 23 - 25 years
Served For
United States of America
Conflict Period
World War II
Branch
Army
Rank
Captain
Gold Star
Gold Star
Unit
1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division
Service Number
O-446805
Service Start Date
25 Jun 1942
Possibly artillery fragments (slight wound)
Casualty - Nov 1943  - Age: 24 years
Italy
Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart
Award - 18 Dec 1943  - Age: 24 years
Italy
Mortar explosion
Casualty - 26 Jan 1944  - Age: 24 years
Vicinity of the Rapido River, Italy
Oak leaf cluster to Purple Heart
Award - Feb 1944  - Age: 24 years
Italy
Probably enemy tank fire
Casualty - 29 May 1944  - Age: 24 years
Villa Crocetta, Italy
Medal of Honor
Award - 4 Jan 1945  - Age: 25 years
Marriage - 24 Jul 1942  - Age: 23 years
Little Rock, Arkansas
Patricia Ann Sandbo
Enemy fire, probably from a German tank
Death - 29 May 1944  - Age: 24 years
Villa Crocetta (southeast of Lanuvio, Italy)
Burial - 6 Sep 1944  - Age: 25 years
U.S. Military Cemetery, Nettuno: Plot 2R, Row 57, Grave 6006
Burial - 1948  - Age: 28 years
Mount Olivet Cemetery in Great Falls, Montana

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