Buried at the Brittany American Cemetery, St. James (Manche), France.
He was the son of Charles Thomas Marlow and Grace Ventalee Cox.
Other surviving family members are:
Grand nephew Jody Marlow
Great-grand niece Kirsten Marlow
Great-grand nephew Brody Marlow
Great-grand nephew Grady Marlow
He was my mother Mildred’s brother.
–Submitted by Lisa Parker
He was my great-grandfather’s brother and my grandpa’s uncle. I’ve heard many stories about him. He was a great man. I hope one day I will be able to visit his grave to honor his sacrifice.
–Submitted by his great-grand niece, Kirsten Marlow
Picture submitted by Kirsten Marlow who adds: He is on the left and his brother Charles is on the right. His brother Charles also served in World War II and ended up marrying Willard’s girlfriend after he was lost during the war.
Clinton Courier News, September 21, 1944
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marlow of RFD 2, Clinton, have been advised that their son, S/Sgt Willard Marlow, died Aug. 8 of wounds received in France. Marlow, only 20, had served four years in the Army, of which time he was overseas seven months. When Marlow was 17 he left Robertsville and volunteered. For a time he served as a gunner in the air corps, and then was transferred to the field artillery. A brother, S/Sgt Charles Marlow, is in Italy.
- Rank: Staff Sergeant
- Date of birth: 10 May 1924
- Date of death: 8 August 1944
- County: Anderson
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 231st Field Artillery Battalion, 6th Armored Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Brittany American Cemetery, St. James (Manche), France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Top Panel
- Sponsored by: Kirsten V. Marlow
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