PFC William R. Younger
Record NO: (780)
Rank / Rate
War of Service
Date of birth
Aug 9, 1929
Place of birth / home town
Family Members
High School
Enlistment Date
Service Number
Unit / Ship / duty Station
Eighth Cavalry Regiment B CO 1 First Cavalry division
Date of Casuality
Jan 26, 1951
Cause of Death or Status
Place of Incident
Hill 256 in the vicinity of Yengi
Place of Burial or Memorial
Memorial Park Cemetery of Lima
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ENLISTED IN LIMA, OHIO – Hero's Body Returning On Tuesday The body of Pfc. William R. Younger, 21, who was killed Jan. 26 in Korea, will arrive in Lima at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday aboard a Pennsylvania railroad train from San Francisco. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lawrence, Route 6, Pfc. Younger was killed while attacking Hill 256 in the vicinity of Yengi. He was a member of The Eighth regiment, First Cavalry division. During the early part of the Korean war, he was returned to Japan for hospitalization after receiving minor wounds but reentered the Korean fighting in December, 1950. A former employee of the Hume elevator, Pfc. Younger attended Shawnee high school. He was a native of Lima. Besides his parents, his step-grandfather, Carl Lawrence, Route 1; Two step-brothers, Richard Lawrence, at home, and Pvt. Donald Lawrence, Sampson Air Force base, Geneva, N.Y., and two step-sisters, June and Pauline Lawrence, both at home, also survive. The body will be removed from the station to the Lawrence home on Route 6, there to remain until services at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Church of God. The Rev. Dewayne Bell will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Arrangements are in charge of Chiles and Son funeral home.