|courtesy Des Philippet|
William was drafted in March 1943. After training he was sent to Europe and on 19 Jun 1944 transferred from the replacement depot to F Company 116th Infantry. On 11 Jul 1944 he was wounded and evacuated to hospital. William returned to the unit from the replacement depot on 28 Oct 1944. He was killed in action on 3 Dec 1944.
PFC Harper is buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery.