William S. Maki

William S. Maki of Makinen was inducted into the Army on Jan. 22, 1943.

He was a Staff Sergeant and foreman with the 534th Engineers Boat and Shore Regiment in Luzon and New Guinea.

He was awarded the: Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Service Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze battle stars, Philippine Liberation Medal with a bronze star, World War II Victory medal and three overseas service bars.

He was honorably discharged on Jan. 22, 1946 at Camp McCoy, Wis.

Source: Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War II Project. 188.


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