Special to the Gazette
FALLON -- William Speer died Sunday en route to the
Churchill Public Hospital.
Born April 1, 1916 in Sturgis, SD, he was a Fallon resident 10
years. He was a retired miner.
Surviving are a son, Neil of the US Navy; his mother, Margaret
Latham of Challif, Idaho; two sisters, Margaret Meyer of Yerington and
Florence Kirkman of Huntington Beach, Calif.; and a brother, Robert.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday at the Austin
Funeral Home with officers of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Fallon
officiating. Burial will be in the Veterans' plot in the Fallon
[The Reno Evening gazette, Tuesday, October 6, 1970, Page
Grave marker for William M. Speer in Churchill County
Cemetery, Fallon (Churchill county), Nevada.
was a native of South Dakota but enlisted in enlisted in the Army at
Portland, OR on 12 June 1942.
On 12 February Pvt Speer was transferred from the 551sy
PIB to Company D, 508th PIR. On 10 February 1945 he was listed as
wounded in action in Germany and was sent to a field hospital.
It was on 14 May 1945 that he was dropped from the 508th
rolls and added to the Department of Patients at whatever field hospital he
had been sent to.