markers for Willie Polson in the Covington Cemetery, Covington (Hill
Willie enlisted in the Army at
Dallas, TX on 16 July 1942.
A parachutist volunteer he was posted to the 551st PIR
but transferred to Company G, 508th PIR on 27 January 1945.
His military awards include the Bronze Service
Arrowhead device for the Southern France Campaign and Airborne
Operations as well as the Comb at Infantryman Badge for action during
thecampaign, 18 Dec 1944 to 20 Feb 1945.