Grave marker for William
S. Perkins and spouse in the Greenwood Cemetery, Newton (Harvey
William enlisted in
the Army at Ft Leavenworth, KS on 18 September 1943.
On 23 July 1944 Pvt
Perkins was transferred to Company D, 508th PIR from Hq 82d Airborne
Division in Leicester, England.
Pfc Perkins was
awarded the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for the Holland campaign
and Airborne operations.
Classed as a
non-battle casualty he was hospitalized for a month in
January/February 1945, perhaps due to frostbite.