(courtesy of "Judy S")
Grave marker for William E. Zion in Anderson Memorial
Park, Anderson (Madison county), Indiana.
William enlisted in the Army at Ft Benjamin Harrison, IN
on 12 February 1942.
Cpl Zion was listed as seriously wounded in action as of
16 June 1944 but was able to rejoin the company on 10 July 1944.
September 18 1944 the Company "I" Morning Report again listed Sgt Zion
as slightly wounded in action. The WWII Jewish Servicemen Card at
left recorded the fact that Sgt Zion's wound had been reflected on page
7229 of the War Department Release dated 27 December 1944.
Transferred to a field hospital for treatment of his
wounds, it was three months before he was able to travel. He was
then transferred to the Parachute Replacement Regiment, Parachute
School, Fort Benning GA where he could receive further treatment.
It was another eleven months before he was discharged on 12 November
His military decorations include the Purple Heart with
one Oak Leaf Cluster.