|William E. Barfield, Sr.|
|Born||August 30, 1912|
|Died||November 29, 1954(aged 42)|
|Place of birth||Georgia|
|Place of death||Chatham, Georgia|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Commands held||326th Airborne Medical Company, 101st Airborne Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
William Edward Barfield, Sr. (30 August 1912 in Georgia, United States - 29 November 1954 in Chatham, Georgia) was a American Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army during World War II. From 15 August 1942 to 28 December 1944, he served as the Commanding officer of the 326th Airborne Medical Company, 101st Airborne Division.
Early Life/Military Service[edit | edit source]
William was born on 30 August 1912 in Georgia, United States. He enlisted in the United States Army in August 1942 and was chosen to be the Commanding officer of the 326th Airborne Medical Company of the 101st Airborne Division from August 1942 until he was relieved from his position in December 1944. He transferred to another unit after he was relieved.
After the war/Death[edit | edit source]
William settled in Chatham, Georgia until he died on 29 November 1954. According to his son William Jr., he died because of the rigors and stresses he endured during the war.
Awards & Decorations[edit | edit source]
- Bronze Star Medal
- Purple Heart
- Croix de Guerre (1939-1945) with silver star
- American Defense Service Medal
- European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with arrowhead and four bronze Battle stars
- World War II Victory Medal
- Belgian Fourragere
- Dutch Orange Lanyard
- Presidential Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Cluster
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