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Pvt. Willie D Tyler - 1st Cavalry Div, 7th Cav. Reg. KIA Antipolo March 10, 1945

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    Pvt. Willie D Tyler (ASN 38513700) - 1st Cavalry Division, 7th Cavalry Regiment.

    April 3, 1945

    Abilene Reporter-News from Abilene, Texas · Page 12

    W. D. Tyler Killed at Manila

    Mrs. Betty Tyler, 942 Magnolia. was informed Monday by the War department that her husband, Pvt. Willie D. Tyler, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs- Bill Tyler, had been killed in action at Manila March 10. In service since May 13, 1943, Tyler had been overseas since sometime in July 1944. He was in New Guinea before going to the Philippines- He was stationed at Ft. Riley, Kans., and Ft. Ord, Calif., before leaving for overseas duty. Born in Jones county, Tyler had lived most of his life in Abilene. Prior to entering service, he was a mechanic here. He is survived by a daughter, Carol Dee, about 20 months old. He has a sister Rachel Tyler, at home, and a half-brother, Pfc. John Henry Tyler, somewhere in Germany.

    September 14, 1945
    Abilene Reporter-News from Abilene, Texas · Page 6

    Abilene Reporter-News i
    Abilene, Texas
    Issue Date:
    Friday, September 14, 1945

    "Another Bronze star will go to Mrs. Betty Tyler. 1418 Cottonwood, for her husband Pvt. Willie D. Tyler, who died in action in the Philippines when he crawled forward from his cover to an exposed position to administer first aid to his wounded squad leader."

    Abilene Reporter-News from Abilene, Texas on September 14, 1945 · Page 6
    The Bronze Star Medal, unofficially the Bronze Star, is a United States decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces for either heroic achievement, heroic service, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service in a combat zone.
    1st Cavalry Division
    World War II - Book of Honor

    1st Cavalry Division Association - WWII BOH

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