|Birth: ||Dec. 24, 1929|
|Death: ||Feb. 13, 1951, South Korea|
Bill was an adventurous, loving, caring and daring person.
A tremendous athlete and fierce competitor. He never shyed away from a fray and took up for his friends when the odds weren't favorable.
He applied that same style in leading his men. Always the first one to take a risk.
He gave his all and we remember his smile and big heart.
He shipped out for Korea September 1950.
He endured a torturous sub zero winter with his troops.
The 187th RCT was overrun by the Chinese million man offensive in February 1951
FONNER WILLIAM C Rank=SGT Serial Number=RA13259288
State of Record=PA County of Record=Allegheny
Race=1 Year of Birth=1929 Branch=Infantry
Military Occupation Specialty=(2745) Light Weapons Infantry Leader
Assigned Unit=187th Abn RCT-11th Abn Div
Place of Casualty=S Korea Date of Casualty (Year/Mo/Day)=1951/02/12
Casualty Description=Seriously WIA by missile-Died of wounds (FECOM)
In the east, US 2d Division, 7th Division, 187th Airborne RCT and 5 ROK divisions pushed north against the CCF 125th Division and NKPA 5th Divisions. On Feb. 11, 124th Division of 42d army counter attacked, 117th Division of 39th army cutting off the ROK forces. On Feb.12, CCF destroyed 3 regiments of ROK 8th Division, destroyed part of US 2d Division and part of ROK 3d and 5th Division, plus 4 artillery battalions. Due to the severe losses of X Corps, Ridgway ordered an investigation of General Almond
William Sylvester Adelman (1918 - 1986)
Marie Anthony Adelman (1914 - 1994)
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Grave 6904 Section 12
Created by: John Fonner
Record added: May 28, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8840574