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William D. McGee
Birth: unknown
Death: Mar. 18, 1945

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, he served in the United States Army during World War II as a Private First Class, United States Army Medical Detachment, 304th Infantry Regiment, 76th Infantry Division. On March 18, 1945, he was a medical aid man accompanying his unit during a night crossing of the Moselle River near Mulheim, Germany. Two soldiers of the advancing assault wave detonated mines on the east bank of the river, McGee went into the minefield to save them. He brought one of the wounded men out of the minefield. On his second trip, McGee stepped on a mine himself. Although in great pain and bleeding profusely, Pvt. McGee shouted to his comrades not to risk their lives in an attempt to save him, even though first aid might have saved his life. Private First Class William D. McGee was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on February 26, 1946 and accredited to the state of Indiana. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial
Hamm
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Plot: C-7-13
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jul 02, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7646408
William D. McGee
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
William D. McGee
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
William D. McGee
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- Lazer
 Added: Sep. 21, 2014
Rest in heavenly peace.
-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 18, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Mar. 18, 2014
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