World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Military Personnel from Duval and Escambia Counties
World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing
World War II, 1939-1945
A list of U.S. Army servicemen reported either killed or missing during World War II. This particular page shows servicemen from Duval and Escambia Counties, Florida. A notable soldier listed in this record is Captain William H. Smith (1920-1945). Smith was born on November 28, 1920, as the youngest of three children to John Seward Smith and Eva Wilds Smith. The Smiths lived at 419 Smith Street in Jacksonville, Florida. Three days before his 20th birthday, Smith enlisted in the U.S. Army to serve during World War II. He became a member of the combat infantry of the 63rd Infantry Division's 255th Infantry Regiment. Capt. Smith was Killed in Action (KIA) on January 3, 1945, in the Ardennes region, repelling German forces during Operation Nordwind, the last German offensive of the war. After his death, Capt. Smith was awarded the Combat Infantrymen Badge, effective January 2, 1945, as well as a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his sacrifice. He is buried at Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial in Dinozé, France.
Is Part Of
Record Group 407, Modern Military Records LICON, Textual Archives Services Division, National Archives at College Park, College Park, Maryland.
Epinal American Cemetery Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Duval County, Florida
Escambia County, Florida
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Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial Project
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