Citation for the Distinguished Service Cross
Capt. William C. Miller, Athens, Tenn., Co. B CO, 137th, won the division’s first Distinguished Service Cross by wiping out two machine gun nests, coordinating the attack of Cos. B and C, and turning an apparently hopeless situation into victory for his battalion.

Buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France, D, 22, 35

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of death: 22 December 1944
  • County: McMinn
  • Hometown: Athens
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold (Moselle), France
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Middle Panel
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