Battery B
308th Field Artillery
Fifth Division


Sometimes you do not find out who was in service in your city or town until years later, or when they pass away. 

While I was looking at micro-film at the Hackensack Library researching the 1950
Hackensack High School Baseball team, I came across this obituary on William Smith.
William lived in Hackensack his entire life, and he was a Charter member of the Hackensack Yacht Club.

Click here to view the The Evening Record November 16, 1950 obituary
where we learn after his death at age 62 that William Smith served overseas with
Battery B 308th Field Artillery Fifth Division.  

Written by:
Bob Meli
July 30, 2012


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