2023 // Silver Star

Private Wayne Williams
Wayne Williams

Wayne Williams, Private, Company A, 16th Infantry.  

For gallantry in action in the vicinity of Colleville-sur-Mer, 

Normandy, France, 6 June 1944.

When his company’s advance was halted by several aprons of barbed wire under enemy machine-gun fire, Private Williams voluntarily advanced and, with the aid of a Bangalore torpedo, caused a breach in the entanglements.  Then, with unflinching bravery, he led the assault on enemy fortifications and distinguished himself by his presence of mind and fearlessness.  

Residence at enlistment: Waverly, Ohio.