|Birth: ||May 4, 1924|
|Death: ||Mar. 23, 2010|
Son of Willian Clyde & Georgia Goodson.
I Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division.
MSgt Goodson entered the Army Airborne in 1942, trained at Camp Wolters,Texas;California,Georgia and N. Carolina. MSgt Goodson retired after 21 years in the Army. During World War II, he fought in Salerno, Sicily, where he was wounded; the D-Day Invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. He was one of the paratroopers who landed in the pre-dawn hours of D-Day and liberated the village of Sainte-Mère-Église, as portrayed in "The Longest Day". He was awarded the Purple Heart, Pres. Citation,ET, 6 Battle Stars, GCM and French Croix de Guerre. He later transferred to the Air Force and retired after 21 years of service to the nation.
MSgt Goodson was a member of American Legion Post 593 in Converse.
William Clyde Goodson (1900 - 1942)
Note: MSGT US Air Force, World War II, Korea
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Plot: Section 49A Site 100
Created by: Terry Teague
Record added: Apr 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50607639