VFW Posts 2513 and 4195 presented medals and service flags to the family of Private William S. Adams on Oct. 1 during a ceremony at Adams Memorial Cemetery. Many family members attended the event, including William’s sister, Joella Beard and some of her great grand children.
This event honored the sacrifice of a Johnson County soldier, William S. Adams who died on Oct. 5, 1944 at the age of 20 at the Siegfried Line in Germany. He was a member of the 743rd Tank Battalion, which came onto Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944 and helped break the German line at Urbach and Aachen.
Photos are on the Post 2513 Facebook page here.
Here is a link to the story in the Oct. 21 issue of the Daily Star-Journal.