4.19.2007

Pfc. William E. Thetford Jr.,

(May 17, 1945) Pfc. William E. Thetford Jr., 27, of Linden Avenue, was killed in action in Germany on April 20.

A member of the 63rd Infantry Division of the 7th Army, Thetford recently wrote home that he liberate Allied soldiers from German prison camps.

Thetford had been overseas since September 1943. He participated in campaigns in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany.

Thetford trained at Camp Croft, S.C.

1 comment:

Bill said...

My name is William E. Thetford. Born in 1946, I was named after the William E. Thetford in this posting. My late father, James, was William's younger brother.

I keep a small memorial in my house in Maryland in memory and honor of my uncle that I never knew.

I like to think that his sacrifice was not in vain and that he helped retore freedom from nazi tyranny. His memory line on.