Ackley, William J.

Date of birth:
October 1st, 1918 (Modera/Pennsylvania, United States)
Nationality:
American

Biography

William J. Ackley was called for duty at Fort Niagara, New York on October 26th, 1942. He served with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division and was in Europe between April 3rd, 1944 and November 4th, 1945. Ackley reached the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was honorably discharged at Indiantown, Pennsylvania on November 13th, 1945.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 20th, 1944
Combat Infantryman Badge
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1945
Action:
Awarded with bronze campaign stars for "NORMANDY", "RHINELAND", "ARDENNES" en "NORTHERN FRANCE".
Details:
General Order No. 33 en 40, War Department 1945.
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Awarded on:
September 2nd, 1945
Honorable Service Lapel Button / Honorable Discharge Emblem
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Action:
Awarded for a wound received on June 20th, 1944 in France.
Purple Heart
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Action:
Awarded for a wound received on January 14th, 1945 in Luxemburg.
Purple Heart
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Rifle M1.
Expert Badge
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Light Machine Gun.
Sharpshooter Badge
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Carbine.
Marksman Badge

Sources

  • - Enlisted Record and Report of Separation Honorable Discharge