First Sergeant William Alfred Taylor 20624263 US Army. He was born on May 13, 1918 in Baldwin City, Kansas. He was the son of William A Taylor Sr. and Grace E Taylor. In 1920 he was already living in New Truer, Cook County, Illinois. He had 1 year of College was working as a Mail Carrier and was a member of the Illinois National Guard on September 16, 1940 when he was federalized. He served in the Coast Artillery Corps. He entered the H&S Company of the 263rd ENGINEER COMBAT BATTALION 63rd Infantry Division, on June 23, 1944. He served as a Technical Sergeant with this Unit in Combat during all of his time in Combat. He transferred to the 111th Engineer Combat Battalion, 36th Infantry Division on July 16, 1945, he would latter transfer to the Army Air Corps, before being discharged. At the time of his discharge he was 5 foot 9 inches tall weighed 162 Pounds had brown Eyes, brown hair and had a mole on the right Cheek. He was discharged on October 12, 1945 after 5 years of service. He was awarded the American Defense Medal, The American Theater of operations MedalEuropean African Middle Eastern Theater of operations Medal with  two battle stars. the World War Two Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal. He died on May 17, 1989 a day short of his 76th Birthday. At the time of his death he was living at 91406, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California


63rd Infantry Division Records

the 1920 United States Federal Census

the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index,

the U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File,

the U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014

the California, Death Index, 1940-1997

the U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947