After being inducted into the United States Army he was assigned to the 77th Infantry Division. The Camden Courier-Post reported on October 2, 1943 that he was then stationed in Southern California. Brother Alfred was in El Paso TX, brother Harry was in North Africa, and step-brother was at Camp Hood TX.
Crox shipped out with his unit in March of 1944.
He trained with the 77th Infantry division in Hawaii prior to the 77th's
being committed to the invasion of Guam. He
was seriously wounded fighting the Japanese on Leyte, Philippine
Islands, in December of 1944. On June 6, 1944 William Henry Crox died as
result of these wounds.
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