Willie Day Creech

Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 02/10/1945

 

 

Willie D. Creech was born in Alabama on March 26, 1909. He was drafted into the Army
on November 7, 1942 at Fort McClellan, Alabama. His home of residence was listed as
Geneva County, Alabama and his civilian occupation was listed as general farmers.
He had completed grammar school and was married. His religion was listed as Protestant.

Private First Class Creech was killed in action in Germany on February 10, 1945, during the battle
for the city of Prüm.

He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in 4th Infantry Division Headquarters General Order # 89
dated December 6, 1944.

 

 

Willie D. Creech was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Hamm Cemetery, Hamm, Luxembourg and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Alabama.

Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Fairview (Coffee County)
Coffee County
Alabama

Grave marker for Willie D. Creech

Photo by Arthur Fortenberry from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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