Virginia Heroes

William Franklin Bivens

Captain, Army

Born: April 11, 1921
Hometown: Petersburg
Served In: Korea, World War II
Casualty Date: March 21, 1951
Died In: Kunu-Ri Area, North Korea
Awards: Prisoner of War Medal, Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, WWII Victory Medal

Captain Bivens served with HQ Company, 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division as a commander of a tank destroyer unit. He was captured by the enemy on November 30, 1950 and died in captivity.

He is buried in Highland Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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