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Mason, William M. (P1, C2 L20)

mason william m headstone1Private William McKinley “Willie” Mason, 23, of Livermore, McLean County, Kentucky, died on 30 October 1918 of wounds received in action during the Meuse-Argonne Offense, France on federal active duty with Company K of the 7th Infantry during World War I.

Mason joined the Kentucky National Guard’s Company C of 3rd Kentucky Infantry Regiment in February 1915. He was discharged due to a medical disability in July 1916.
Mason re-enlisted with Company C of 3rd Kentucky Infantry Regiment in July 1917 after the unit’s return from Mexican Border duty. At that time he listed his civilian occupation as laborer.

While on federal active duty with his unit at Camp Shelby, he was assigned to Company K of the 149th before being sent to the replacement draft.  He took part in the 2nd Battle of Marne and the Argonne. He served overseas from June 1918 until his death on 30 October 1918 of wounds received in action. He was serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 3rd Regiment, 7th Infantry, 3rd Division.

. Mason was born in Oakland City, Indiana. He is buried at Plot D Row 11 Grave 1 in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, France.

 

The Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund, Inc., is a recognized 501(c)(3). EIN 26-3705273
 

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