Grave marker for William E. Andrae in Section 1A, Row 10A,
Site 24, Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines (Pinellas county),
registered for the draft on 6 April 1943, his 18th birthday, and was inducted into the Army
four months later on 9 August,
He was discharged on 23 April 1946, remained overseas and married WAC
Carol Lou Ann Knudson [1925-2010] on 1 March 1946 in Frankfort, Germany.
The wedding announcement said "Andrea was a Sgt in the 508th PIR there."
He re-enlisted on 4 January 1948 and was discharged on 28 June 1948 to
accept a commission which he did the following day.
William ultimately retired on 30- April 1967 as a Lt. Colonel.