PFC William R. Younger

PFC William R. Younger

Lima, Allen County, Ohio, USA
Death 26 Jan 1951 (aged 21)
South Korea
Burial Lima, Allen County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 65653632 · View Source
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Hero's Body Returning On Tuesday

The body of Pfc. William R. Younger, 21, who was killed Jan. 26 in Korea, will arrive in Lima at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday aboard a Pennsylvania railroad train from San Francisco.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lawrence, Route 6, Pfc. Younger was killed while attacking Hill 256 in the vicinity of Yengi. He was a member of The Eighth regiment, First Cavalry division.

During the early part of the Korean war, he was returned to Japan for hospitalization after receiving minor wounds but reentered the Korean fighting in December, 1950.

A former employe of the Hume elevator, Pfc. Younger attended Shawnee high school. He was a native of Lima.

Besides his parents, his step-grandfather, Carl Lawrence, Route 1; two step-brothers, Richard Lawrence, at home, and Pvt. Donald Lawrence, Sampson Air Force base, Geneva, N.Y., and two step-sisters, June and Pauline Lawrence, both at home, also survive.

The body will be removed from the station to the Lawrence home on Route 6, there to remain until services at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Church of God. The Rev. Dewayne Bell will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.

Arrangements are in charge of Chiles and Son funeral home.

(published in The Lima News, Monday, October 22, 1951)

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