William R. Buchanan entered the service from North Carolina. He is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery in France.
Plot C, Row 4, Grave 35.
He was the husband of Margaret Buchanan.
- Rank: Corporal
- Date of death: 26 June 1944
- County: Unicoi
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 42nd Field Artillery Battalion, 4th Infantry Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Top Panel
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