Paul Williams served on the U.S.S. Ranger and was transferred to the U.S.S. Gannett for duty on 14 September 1941.
Memorialized at East Coast Memorial, New York, NY
Mother: Mrs. Nancy Williams, Erwin, TN
The Erwin Record, July 23, 1942
Paul Williams, son of Mrs. Nancy Williams, with the U.S. Navy is reported missing in action on the Atlantic seaboard, other information has been sent his mother by the Navy Department other than a message of condol-commendation for Paul’s work, from his commanding officer.
- Rank: Seaman Second Class
- Date of death: 8 June 1943
- County: Unicoi
- Hometown: Erwin
- Service Branch: Navy
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: East Coast Memorial, New York, NY
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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