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Obituaries > WILLIAMS, HERBERT F.

Another hero of World War II will come home Sunday when the remains of the late Sgt. Herbert F. Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Williams, of Collins, will arrive in Osceola at 1:52 p.m. on the Frisco. The body will be taken to the Goodrich Funeral Home where funeral arrangements will be announced later. A military escort from Emerson Bell Post No. 291, American Legion, will meet the train and accompany the body to the funeral home. Sergeant Williams was born in Kansas City Feb. 2, 1921 and enlisted in the Marine Corps Sept 19, 1940 and served with the First Marine Raiders. He left the United States on May 31, 1941 and was sent first to Iceland where he remained until March 1942 when he was sent to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He was killed in action at Bougainville in the Solomon Islands Nov. [29], 1943. Prior to his death he was engaged in several battles on the Solomons and received a number of honors including the Purple Heart. Sergeant Williams graduated from the Collins High School and is survived by his parents and two younger brothers of the home, Jesse and Eddie. His body was positively identified last year by dental charts. Funeral arrangements will be announced at least 10 days prior to the services.