WILLIAM HARRY CROSSMAN
HHC 1/22 Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Date of Birth Feb 23, 1944
From: KALAMAZOO, MI
Religion: EPISCOPAL, ANGLICAN
Marital Status: Married
PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service
4th Infantry Division
MOS: 11B10: Infantryman
Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Apr 12, 1967
Casualty was on Jun 17, 1967
In PLEIKU, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
Panel 21E - Line 118
William Crossman was killed
while on a combat operation when hit by fragments
from a friendly fire short artillery round.
PFC William H. Crossman's decorations
Kalamazoo, Gazette 06/19/1967
Local GI Killed in Viet Nam
A 23 year old Kalamazoo soldier, Pfc. William H. Crossman, has been killed in action in Viet Nam.
He and his wife, Margaret, resided at 462 Terrace Ct. before he entered the service last fall.
Crossman, who was serving with the Army's 4th Infantry Division, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crossman of Augusta.
Notification of Crossman's death came to his wife at 8 a.m. today by courier from 6th Army Headquarters in Battle Creek.
Details of his death was not immediately available.
Crossman was drafted into the Army Oct. 31, 1966, and received basic training at Ft. Knox, Ky.
He was stationed at Ft. Jackson, S.C., before assignment to Viet Nam.
He was a 1962 graduate of Kellogg High School at Hickory Corners and attended Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek.
Crossman was grauated from the East Side School of Design and Drafting in Detroit in 1965.
He was employed in the drafting dept. of the Clark Equip. Co. Battle Creek.
The 1962 Kellog High School yearbook lists William as having been in:
Crystal Springs Cemetery
Location: Veteran's Cross
Grave marker for William H. Crossman
Photo by Kat and 3 E from the Find A Grave website
The 1st Battalion website would like to thank Ellen Hoyt for her assistance in preparing this memorial for William Crossman.
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