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Hanger, William B. (1910-1955) | Morse Department of Special Collections

Name: Hanger, William B. (1910-1955)

Historical Note:

1910                Born in Norfolk, NE on January 23

1929                Enlisted in the United States Marines on September 18

1935                Awarded the Bronze Medal for Eastern Division Rifle Match

1937                Promoted to Corporal

                        Awarded Good Conduct Medal Bar

1938                Promoted to Sergeant

1939                Married Kathleen Weldon

1940                Promoted to Platoon Sergeant

1941                Promoted to First Sergeant

                        Awarded Character Excellence and Good Conduct Medal Bar

1942                Temporary rank of 2nd Lieutenant

                        Temporary rank of 1st Lieutenant

1944                Temporary rank of Captain

1946                Returned to rank of Master Sergeant after WWII

1948                Awarded Bronze Medal for Western Division Rifle Match .Honorably Discharged from the United States Marines     

1948-1951      Served as sergeant in charge of Marine Corps recruiting station

1951                Began working as a sales representative for Spe-De-Way Company in Springfield, Missouri

1950                Divorced Kathleen Weldon

1952                Married Willa Jean Keith

1955                Died

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