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Lieut William Stanley Tawes

Lieut William Stanley Tawes

Birth
USA
Death 5 Oct 1951 (aged 28)
North Korea
Burial Townsend, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 46056914 · View Source
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First Lieutenant Tawes was from Townsend, Delaware.

He was a member of Battery A, 77th Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Army during the Korean War.

William was "Killed In Action" when a grenade fell near his radio operator and he bravely used his body as a shield to protect his comrade.

Later that day he was directing artillery fire near Mak-tong, North Korea, when he was mortally wounded by enemy mortar fire.

Husband of Lucille Tawes. They had one son together.

Service Number O-2020979


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 28 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46056914
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut William Stanley Tawes (4 May 1923–5 Oct 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46056914, citing Townsend Cemetery, Townsend, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .