Willie Day Creech
Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
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
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.
Fairview (Coffee County)
Grave marker for Willie D. Creech
Photo by Arthur Fortenberry from the Find A Grave website
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