Scan of photograph of William Parks Taylor, Sr. and his wife Alice.

Title

Scan of photograph of William Parks Taylor, Sr. and his wife Alice.

Description

William Parks Taylor, Sr. was born on December 3rd, 1921 to Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Taylor of Pennsylvania Avenue, McDonald, Ohio. He attended McDonald High School. Following World War II William drove a truck and was a carpenter at Campbell Construction in Howland, Ohio. He married Alice Elizabeth Clower in 1945 and had two sons, William Parks, Jr. (February 11, 1946) and Terrence Allen (April 14, 1947). William died on June 5th, 1965 in Warren, Ohio. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery, Vienna, Ohio.

William was inducted into the Army on June 23, 1942, and served in Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland, Central Europe and the Ardennes. He was wounded in France on December 22, 1944. William was discharged from the Army as a Technical Sergeant in Company L, 104th Infantry on June 30th, 1945. Included in his decorations were the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with five bronze stars, the Good Conduct Ribbon, a Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge and a Silver Star Medal. He was awarded the Silver Star for leading a platoon of the 20th Division against heavy odds and taking ground from Nazi forces.

Date

1940's

Format

jpeg

Identifier

050-007-084

Location

Unknown

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

Unknown

Owner

Gift of Terrance Taylor.

Repository

Terrance Taylor.

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