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William Rogers
Private First Class - Army
William Rogers
Assigned: 537 Quarter Master Battalion 4185th Quarter Master
Highest Rank: Private First Class
Location of Service: Europe
Gender: male
Basic Training: Camp Young, California
Military Position: Quarter Master
Place of Separation: Indian Town, Pennsylvania
Current City: Columbus
Current State: Ohio
Date of Birth: 11/1923

Awards and Citations

  • Silver Star Medal
  • World War II Victory Medal
1/1/1943 - 11/16/1945
Honored by Bitts

My War Stories
1943 Basic training in California
1/1943 William was drafted.
10/1943 Went to Scotland and England.
1944 Basic duties were guarding POW’s, loading trucks and doing whatever was needed.
6/6/1944 Was in the hospital during D-day when paratroopers came in.
6/16/1944 Landed on Omaha beach D plus 10 to deliver supplies.
12/1944 During the Battle of the Bulge the “Buzz” bombs would come in groups during the night and day hitting everywhere disrupting everything. William could not shake off the thought of the buzz bombs coming in and he had numerous very close calls.
1945 One day William was on the train a plane attacked his train and shot him off the train. William had to lie up and walk to the next town.
11/1945 Came back to the States.