MERRILL'S MARAUDERS Farmer, William Glen

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William Glen
  • UNIT
3 Bn (Orange Combat Team)
  • RANK
Private First Class
Bronze Star
Burma 1944
from Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana
from Perry County, Indiana (enlistment)
born 16.1.1925 near Terre-Haute,Indiana
son of Robert Eugene and Kathyrne (nee Allen) Farmer
moved to Evansville age 5
attended Daniel Wertz Elementary School
attended Reitz High School (1 year)
enlisted 17.3.1941 Fort Knox, Kentucky (Cavalry)
Merrills Marauders (PFC - Technical Sergeant) 1944
475 Infantry Regiment 1945
discharged 3.8.1945
married Marjorie (1927-96) (4 children Glenda, William, Charles and Marcia)
painter, Evansville for 2 years
resided 1816 Vann Avenue, Evansville, Indiana
re-enlisted 4.11.1947
38 Infantry Regiment (2 Infantry Division) (Master Sergeant)
KIA 1.9.1950 Naktong River (or Hill 1181),South Korea
awards Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, Purple Heart
New Albany National Cemetery, New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana Section G Site 190
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He joined the Army March 1, 1941. He was Regular Army. Dad served in the Canal Zone (I Think). He was Calvary. I have been unable to find much information about him. I know he volunteered for "Galahad". He was also in the Mars Task Force. He was discharged in August of 1945. He was out long enough to get married and have four kids. My youngest sister was about 8 months old when he was K.I.A. in Korea (September 01, 1950). He went out on night patrol along the Naktong River August 31, 1950 and was killed September 1, 1950. He is buried in New Albany National Cemetery in New Albany, Indiana. He is missed very much...


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Do you have any information about my father William Glen Farmer. Thanks, William Glen Jr. (adopted name is William Glen Crandell)