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William H. Thomas
Birth: Jan. 13, 1923
Death: Apr. 22, 1945

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Born in Wynne, Arkansas and entered the service at Ypsilanti, Michigan. He served as a Private First Class, U.S. Army, 149th Infantry, 38th Infantry Division, at Zambales Mountains Luzon, Philippine Islands. On April 22, 1945, he was in the leading squad of Company B, which was attacking a wooded ridge when he was struck by explosive charges which blew off both his legs below the knees. He refused medical aid and continued to fire at the enemy until his weapon was put out of action. He threw his last 2 grenades and destroyed 3 of the enemy after suffering the wounds from which he died later that day. His effective fire prevented the repulse of his platoon and assured the capture of the Japanese position. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on September 24, 1945. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital, Philippines
Plot: F-16-90
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Dec 19, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8194592
William H. Thomas
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