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State War Dead Arrive in N. Y.
   Flags on public buildings flew at half staff today in tribute to 4.183 American war dead whose bodies arrived in New York from Europe aboard the Army Transport Lawrence Victory.
   Dead originally interred in temporary temporary military cemeteries at Epinal, Ste. Mere Eglise. La Cambe and St. Juan, France, were aboard the transport.
   Nine of the war dead were from Wyoming. They Included.
   Sgt. Robert A. Frank, son of Carl A. Frank. 1136 North Walcott.
   Pfc. Arnold E. Siegel, son of Carl A. Siegel, Evansville.
   Pvt. Eddie P. Branch, Rawlins.
   Pvt. Bill C. Buchanan, Thermopolis.
   Pvt. James R. Comin, Chevenne.
   Cpl. Melvin E. Groutage, Winton.
   Pfc. Cike C. Kawano. Powell.
   Pvt. Lyle S. McCoy, Sheridan.
   Cpl. George H. Mosey, Jr., Evanston.

Draft record for Bill C. Buchanan.  He registered with the local draft board ca. 1941 at age 19.  At the time he was residing in Lucerne (Hot Springs county) Wyoming but had been born in the town of Gebo, just 7 miles away.  He named his father, Reece, as the best point of contact.

Pvt Buchanan was transferred from the Reception Center at Fort :Logan, CO to Hq Hq, 508th PIR on 11.November 1942.  He completed jump school and was declared as qualified parachutist on 12 March 1943.  He was also trained as a demolition specialist, probably at Camp Mackall. NC.

Pvt Buchanan was killed in action on 25 June 1943.  The Surgeon General report [stated that he was "killed by a sniper while standing next to Bill Bladen in the attack on Hill 131" with sub-headings of Causative Agent Bullet, Missile Not Stated; 1st Diagnosis Wound(s), Penetrating; 1st Anatomical Location Head, generally.

His military decorations include the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantrymen Badge, awarded posthumously for Normandy, France Campaign, 6 June 1944 to 9 July 1944.