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Frederick "Fred" Warren Williams
19 December 1920 - 30 December 1946

 

Frederick Warren Williams was born on 19 December 1920
near Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee.  The proud
parents were James and Myrtle Ringold Williams.  Fred led the same
life as any other boy from Clarksburg during the Great
Depression.  Money was scarce and family came first.  He
went to school at Clarksburg High School for awhile until
he dropped out to help with the farm.  For pleasure, he
rode horses and did those things any other Clarksburg boy would
have done at the time. He entered the Navy during the early 1940s
which would carry him into the world of the unknown.  His life would
end on a lonely island in Antarctica giving him the distinction
 as the last American to give his life for his country in World War II. 
 Fred's body lies under an aircraft wing located about 125 feet under the
surface of a glacier.  Efforts have failed to recover his body and
return him to his family burying ground in Sellers Cemetery in Clarksburg,
Tennessee.  Hopefully someday he will be returned to us.  The link
below will carry you to the story of Fred Williams.

Operation High Jump - A Tragedy in the Ice

 

           

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