On a journey of discovery to historical sites? Download the TracesOfWar app directly on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Widener, William J.

Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

Do you have more information about this person? Inform us!

Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Unit:
Company B, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division "Old Hickory"
For action performed on 9 October 1944, near Niederbardenberg/Rhine Province, Germany.

Citation unavailable.
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Unit:
Company B, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division "Old Hickory"
Periodic award.
For meritorious service as platoon guide 15 September 1944 to 12 November 1944.

Citation unavailable.

Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Unit:
Company B, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division "Old Hickory"
For action performed on 20 and 21 December 1944, near Stoumont/Province of Liège, Belgium.

Headquarters, Ninth U.S. Army, General Orders No. 137 (1945).
Citation unavailable.
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)

Sources

Photo