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William John Crawford
Birth: May 19, 1918
Death: Mar. 15, 2000

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Master Sergeant in the US Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Private in 3d Platoon, Company I, 3d Battalion, 142d Infantry, 36th Infantry Division for action near Altavilla, Italy on September 13, 1943. He was a POW. His citation reads in part "When the platoon, after reaching the crest, was once more delayed by enemy fire, Pvt. Crawford again, in the face of intense fire, advanced directly to the front midway between two hostile machine-gun nests located on a higher terrace and emplaced in a small ravine. Moving first to the left, with a grenade he destroyed one gun emplacement and killed the other and with one grenade and the use of his rifle, killed one enemy and forced the remainder to flee. Seizing the enemy machine gun, he fired on the withdrawing Germans and facilitated his company's advance." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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United States Air Force Academy Cemetery
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 26, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7120155
William John Crawford
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William John Crawford
Added by: Don Morfe
 
William John Crawford
Added by: Don Morfe
 
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