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Lang, William A.

William A. Lang U.S. Army WWII
William A. Lang U.S. Army WWII

Date of Birth: 11/22/1925
Died On: 1/2/1996 Last Residence: 10605, White Plains, Westchester, New York
Street Address: 500 Forest Avenue
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Army-WWII

Veteran Code: USARMY-360

William A. Lang was born in Scotland in 1925. In Rye his family lived at 500 Forest Avenue. William enlisted in 1944 and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Pfc. Lang Gets Purple Heart The Purple Heart was received by Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Lang, Westchester Beach Club, Manursing Island, just as they were preparing to leave for the Blood Bank last Saturday The award was made to their son, Pfc. William A. Lang, who is with General Patchs 7th Army in Germany. Unaware that their son had been wounded in action, the Langs were surprised to receive the Purple Heart, but set out for the Blood Bank all the more determined to donate their blood. Pfc. Lang also received the Combat Infantrymans Badge at the time that he was promoted to private first class. He tried to join the Marines two years ago while a student at Rye High School. On his eighteenth birthday he enlisted in the Army. He is now nineteen. April 20, 1945 THE RYE CHRONICLE


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