William H Williamson
Born: 05/10/1947 Died: 02/22/1991 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: T/Sgt. Ret.
T/Sgt. Ret. William H Williamson, 69, of Bethany, passed away February 22, 1991, after a brief illness. Bill was born February 14, 1922 at McAlester. He was married to Freda Verner May 10, 1947 in Oklahoma City. Bethany has been their home since that time.
Bill served in the 45th Division, E Company, 179th Infantry Regiment from 1940 through 1945, receiving the EAME Service Ribbon, two Bronze Stars, the American Defense Service Ribbon and the Purple Heart. He was a member of the machine gun crew serving in North Africa, Sicily, Salerno, and Italy during World War II.
Bill also served in the Marine Corps from 1945 to 1947 in Peking, China in the Asiatic-Pacific area. In 1947, Sgt. Bill Williamson enlisted in the Arm Air Corps to serve during the Korean conflict with the 176th Fighting Interceptor Squadron where he received the Bronze Clasp with Four Loops.
He retired from his military service in 1969 then served during the Vietnam War at Tinker AFB until he retired in 1976. He was preceded in death by his father, M/Sgt. Ret. Owen Williamson, USMC. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Freda; his sons and daughter in law, Billy, Terry and Linda, Bethany; his four grandchildren, Jim Kim, Benjamin and Tachi; his mother Dovie Stafford, Heavener; and brother, Paul Williamson, Clayton