Sunday, November 27, 2016

PFC Woodrow William Crabstree

PFC Woodrow William Crabtree was born 20 Mar 1915 in Lebanon, Virginia to Charles Becom and Maggie (Combs) Crabtree.  The family of 8 supported themselves by farming.

Woodrow was drafted in April 1941.  He was assigned to I Company 116th Infantry and participated with that unit in the D-Day landings.  He was wounded on 8 Jun 1944 to hospital.  On 21 Jun 1944 he was dropped from unit rolls. On 16 Nov 1944 he was transferred from the replacement depot to I Company and then on 21 Nov 1944 transferred to B Company 116th Infantry.  On 27 Nov 1944 PFC Crabtree was killed in action. 

PFC Crabtree is buried in the Russell Memorial Cemetery in Lebanon, Virginia.

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