For God and Country

​​​Martin County Veterans Memorial www.mcvm.org

BIO Willard was trained as an Anti-Aircraft Artillery Weapons Crewman. During the war he  was in the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Service Ribbon with Bronze Battle Star, Asiatic-Pacific theatre Ribbon with 2 Bronze Battle Stars, 1 Service Strip and 6 Overseas Service Bars. He served in both Europe and Alaska. he attained the rank of Corporal.

BRANCH OF SERVICE: Army

SIMON, WILLARD A.

YEARS OF SERVICE: Joined the Minnesota National Guard as a high school senior. Called to active duty 1940-1945.