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Karl Wilson Pleasants

Staff Sergeant, Army

Born: August 10, 1913
Hometown: Hanover County, VA
Entered: January 6, 1942
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: February 5, 1945
Died In: Luzon, Philippine Islands
Awards: Combat Infantryman Badge, Purple Heart, Silver Star

Staff Sergeant Pleasants served with the 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Infantry Division. He was wounded in July of 1944 and returned to active duty in October 1944. Before entering the service, he attended Montpelier High School and deployed overseas in May 1942. He is buried in the Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines.

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