Watson, John William

Rank: Technician Fifth Grade

Unit: 2d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 2d Cavalry Group (Mecz)


Awards: Purple Heart Medal, American Campaign Medal, Europe / African / Middle East Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal

Enlisted: 17 July 1940

Date of birth: 10 September 1921

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Occupation prior to enlistment: Occupations in manufacture of automobiles.

High School: 3 years of high school

Married: Single, with dependents

Campaign: WWII

Died: 5 August 1944

Age at death: 22

Cause of death: Killed in action

Location of fatality: Derval, France

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Place of interment: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas

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