Dale E. Williams

Niles, Berrien County, Michigan, USA
Death 5 May 1951 (aged 22)
South Korea
Burial Niles, Berrien County, Michigan, USA
Plot New-46-54-2
Memorial ID 59358339 · View Source
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Niles Daily Star, Thursday, July 28, 1955, page 2, column 3:

Funeral services or Sgt. 1.C. Dale E. Williams, 26, who died in Korean Prisoner of War Camp No. 1 on May 5, 1951, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Silverbrook Cemetery.

Dr. T.M. Greenhoe, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will conduct the services, and full military rites will be held at the cemetery with members of the local Legion and VFW posts participating.

The remains, to arrive in Niles Saturday morning, will be at the Kiger Funeral Home until time of the services.

Williams, who died of yellow jaundice and malnutrition, was listed as dead by the Communists on Aug. 17, 1953. He was taken prisoner while his unit was fleeing south in Korea after Red China entered the war on Dec. 1, 1950. His death was confirmed by the Defense Department on March 1, 1954.

Born in Niles on April 8, 1929, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Verlin M. Williams, of rural route two, Williams was a 1948 graduate of Niles High School. He was a lineman with the Michigan Bell Telephone Co. until his enlistment in the Army on Jan. 13, 1949.

Surviving, besides his parents, are one brother, B.J. Williams, of Niles; and three sisters, Mrs. G.T. Frucci and Mrs. E.J. Donahue and Mrs. Keith Russom, of Dowagiac.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dale E. Williams (8 Apr 1929–5 May 1951), Find a Grave Memorial no. 59358339, citing Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles, Berrien County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Megan Heyl (contributor 47120986) .