Captain William Miller Gwyn, Jr., 0-452346
Captain William Miller Gwyn, Jr., O-452346, US Army. He was born in Gainesville, Texas, on Oct. 6, 1918, but spent most of his life in Oklahoma. At the time of his enlistment he was living in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He attended High School at Ardmore and graduated from Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Va. He was inducted into the Army at Fort Sill, Oklahoma,, on Jan, 23, 1941, at the age of 22. He trained at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, for OCS, and trained at Fort Riley, Kansas, for the Command and General Staff School, then Fort Leavenworth, for OAC, then Fort Riley, for the I and E Course at Lexington, Va. He was commissioned Dec. 23, 1941, and served as instructor at Fort Riley, then was stationed at Camp Blanding, Fla., Camp Van Dorn, Miss,, with the HQ. Special Troops, 63rd Infantry Division and 63rd Cav. Reconnaissance Troop, 63rd Infantry Division. He was promoted to Captain Jan, 7, 1944. He transferred to the 81st Infantry Division on September 20, 1944. He served overseas 7 months with the Army of Occupation in Japan, stationed at Amori as I and, E Officer, 81st Infantry Division. Capt. Gwyn received his separation from the service Jan, 23, 1946,and will be placed on reserve status March 30, 1946. By 1950 he was living back in Gainesville Texas he was married and was a Cattle rancher. He had 2 children William R. Gwyn, and Elizabeth Gwyn. He died on Jan 16, 2007 at the age of 88 in Gainesville Texas.
63rd Infantry Division Records
The fighting men of Oklahoma book 2 of 2
the 1950 United States Federal Census
the U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-Current