William Bushong was born at Morristown, Tennessee on 5 September 1892. He attended Maryville College at Maryville, TN. During World War I he served with Company K, 326th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Infantry Division. He participated in a number of battles, including the battle at Argonne Forest. He was gassed and in hospital for 30 days previous to his last battle. He was killed in action in the front line trench on 15 October 1918 in the Argonne (France).

William Decatur Bushong, Jr. was the only son of William D. Bushong and Maud B. McGee. The Bushong family descend from Dutch (German), Immigrants.
–Submitted by Rick Bushong

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