SSGT William Sidney Archibald

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SSGT William Sidney Archibald

  • Birth 21 Mar 1908
  • Death 10 Jun 1945 Philippines
  • Burial Avon, Livingston County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 75353495

William served as a Staff Sergeant, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division, in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Livingston County, New York prior to the war.

He was "Killed In Action" on Luzon during the war and was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

Service # 32309901

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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Article:

Sent to his sister, Mrs. Howard Jones.

Bronzo Star Medal

"For heroic achievement inconnection with military operations against the enemy at Luzon, Philippine Islands, on 10 June 1945.

When withering enemy machine gunfire delivered from concealed positions threatened the annihilation of his squad, Staff Sgt. Archibald courageously exposed himself to the danger in order to effectively deploy his squad. Staff Sgt. Archibald was mortally wounded during the action, but he had acted so aggressively and decisively that his squad Was able to hold its position without suffering further casualties. Staff Sergeant Archibald's actions were in the finest traditions of the Military Service.

The decoration will be forwarded to the Commanding General, Second Service Command, Governor's Island, who will select an officer to make the presentation. The officer selected will communicate with you concerning your wishes in the matter.

My deepest sympathy is again extended to you in your bereavement.
Sincerely yours,
Robert H. Dunlop
Brigadier General

Burial Location found by:
Anne Cady

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 22 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75353495
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT William Sidney Archibald (21 Mar 1908–10 Jun 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75353495, citing Saint Agnes Cemetery, Avon, Livingston County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .