|courtesy of Mary Agnes Hammett|
William was drafted in March 1943. After his training he was sent to Europe and on 7 Aug 1944 he was transferred from the replacement depot to the Medical Detachment and then attached to I Company 116th Infantry. Working as a medic he was himself wounded on 27 Aug 1944 and evacuated to hospital where he died of his wounds that same day.
PVT Hodges was repatriated and is buried with his parents in the Roselawn Memorial Park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.