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First Name: Willie

Last Name: Page

Birthplace: Fayette County, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Winchester, TX
Middle Name: L.

Date of Birth: 1919

Date of Death: 23 February 1945

Rank: Private First Class

Years Served:
Willie L. Page

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Willie L. Page

Private 1st Class, U. S. Army

Silver Star

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Private First Class Willie L. Page (ASN: 38557519), United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force while serving with the 476th Amphibious Truck Company at Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, on 20 February 1945.
Upon arriving at the line of departure under heavy enemy fire, Private First Class Page's amphibian truck was rammed by a LCVP. Private First Class Page chose to stay at the controls to save his crew and equipment. He skillfully maneuvered the truck closer to a landing craft to enable his crew to swim to safety, then alone at the controls he attempted to the last to save the truck and its valuable combat cargo. When last seen before a large wave sunk the truck, Private First Class Page was still at the controls.
His courage, determination and devotion to duty were an inspiration to the men with whom he served.

Willie Page, a single black male born 1919 in Fayette County, Texas with a grammar school education enlisted at Houston on 15 Oct 1943.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 99305   Created by: MHOH




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