William D. McGee

William D. McGee

Birth
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Death 18 Mar 1945 (aged 21–22)
Landkreis Bernkastel-Wittlich, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Burial Hamm, Canton de Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Plot C-7-13
Memorial ID 7646408 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, he served in the United States Army during World War II as a Private First Class, United States Army Medical Detachment, 304th Infantry Regiment, 76th Infantry Division. On March 18, 1945, he was a medical aid man accompanying his unit during a night crossing of the Moselle River near Mulheim, Germany. Two soldiers of the advancing assault wave detonated mines on the east bank of the river, McGee went into the minefield to save them. He brought one of the wounded men out of the minefield. On his second trip, McGee stepped on a mine himself. Although in great pain and bleeding profusely, Pvt. McGee shouted to his comrades not to risk their lives in an attempt to save him, even though first aid might have saved his life. Private First Class William D. McGee was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on February 26, 1946 and accredited to the state of Indiana.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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Private, 304th Infantry Regiment, 76th Infantry Division
Medal of Honor


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 2 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7646408
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William D. McGee (1923–18 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7646408, citing Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, Hamm, Canton de Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg ; Maintained by Find A Grave .