William Belvin Wagner was born on 23 January 1926
Killed in Action 5 April 1945
Buried at Highland Cemetery, Elizabethton, TN
Private First Class
397th Infantry Regiment, 100th Division, Company G
The Johnson City Press-Chronicle, August 17, 1948
Funeral for Private First Class William B. Wagner, 19, whose body will arrive in Johnson City tomorrow will be at Highland Cemetery.
Wagner is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jay L. Wagner, of 725 East Maple Street, Johnson City; foru sister, Misses Della, Thelma, Marie and Bessie, all of Johnson City; three brothers, Gordon, of route 6, Elizabethton, and Murrell and Darrell, of Johnson City; and maternal grandfather, William Greer of Stratton, Va.
Wagner entered service April 4, 1944 and took training at Camp Wheeler, Ga. He was sent to the European Theater of Operations October 17, 1944 and died of wounds received in Germany April 5, 1945. He was awarded the Silver Star medal and the Purple Heart Medal. Prior to entering service, Wagner was employed at a local Construction company. He attended South Side School.
- Rank: Private First Class
- Date of birth: 23 January 1926
- Date of death: 5 April 1945
- County: Carter
- Hometown: Elizabethton
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 397th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Silver Star, 2 Purple Hearts
- Burial/Memorial Location: Highland Cemetery, Elizabethton, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VII, Bottom Panel
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