and death certificates as well as grave marker for
William F. Chandler, Jr. in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Gilmer (Upshur
William enlisted in the Army
at Tyler, TX on 17 October 1942 and 11 days later was transferred
from Camp Wolters, TX to Hq 1st, 508th PIR.
Later promoted to Pfc, he was elevated to Corporal
on 19 January 1945.
William's military decorations include the Combat
Infantryman Badge for action during Normandy, France Campaign, 6
June 1944 to 9 July 1944 and the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for
the Holland campaign and Airborne operations.