Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II

COTTLE, WILLIAM ORION

Pharmacist's Mate, Second Class, U. S. Naval Reserve. Mrs. George Cottle, Mother, Box 331, San Miguel, California. Born September 26, 1918. Enlisted February 1, 1942. Decoration: Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Attended college three and one-half years and excelled in sports. Died June 16, 1943, in Southwest Pacific area and buried with full military honors at Sidney, Australia.

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