Virginia Heroes

William Floyd Myers, Sr.

Private, Army

Born: October 15, 1915
Hometown: Alleghany County, VA
Entered: November 17, 1943
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: October 23, 1944
Died In: Italy
Awards: Purple Heart, Silver Star

Private Myers served with the 337th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division (“Custer” Division).

As recounted by his son, “I remember the last time we saw him. He came home on a 24 hour pass. He and mom woke me, my brother, and my sister up. Dad told us a story. The next morning we got up, he was gone. I also remember when we received the telegram that he was dead. I was outside filling the coal bucket and wood box. When I got back in the house my mom and grandmother were sitting at the kitchen table crying.”

He is buried in Florence American Cemetery, Italy.

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