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Obituaries > WILLIAMSON, WILLIAM W.

Two Adams County servicemen, Army Pvt. Edwin Haase of Odessa and Marine Pfc. William Williamson of Washtucna were killed in action during the last week.

They are the 15th and 16th Adams County men to make the supreme sacrifice during World War II and bring the total died in World War II up to 23 for Adams County.

Pfc. Williamson was reported killed in action on Okinawa June 4 [1945] in a telegram received Saturday by his father, J. B. Williamson of Washtucna. He had served more than two years in the South Pacific and participated in many major engagements, including Guadalcanal, Munda, Bougainville, the Gilbert Islands and Guam. He was wounded during the invasion of Guam and spent three months in a hospital. He was awarded the Purple Heart July 25, 1944.

William Warren Williamson was born in Washtucna July 7, 1923, and attended Washtucna schools, being graduated from high school in 1942. He enlisted in the Marine Raiders group of the Marine Corps that same year and received his basic training at San Diego, Calif. In February, 1943, he was sent overseas.

Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Lieut. (j.g.) Harold F. Williamson, patrol plane commander serving overseas in the European Theater.