Cpl. William V. Fahey    

 

Mil# 31299575

A/HQ. Company 643rd TD BN.

 

 

 

 

William in front of (M18) Hellcat

 

Info/Pictures received from  Jim Fahey (Grand-Son)

 

Born: 1 January 1924     Place: Cork, Ireland

Died:  27 October 2013    Place: Norwood, MA 

Burial place:  Highland Cemetery, Norwood, MA 

  

Wife: Frances (Ferrara)    Married:

Children: James, Loretta and John

 

Father: James  Mother: Mary A. (Spriggs)

 

 

Awards

 

Bronz Star Medal - Good Conduct Medal - American Defence Service Medal - WWII Victory Medal

 

                                                                                  

 

 

 

European African Middle Eastern Service Medal

Battle Stars  "Ardennes-Rhineland-Central Europe"

 

     

 

 

       

 

 

E-mails received from Jim Fahey (Grand-Son)

Ben,

Here is some further info and pictures in regards to my grandfather, William V Fahey. If you made a personal webpage that would be great. Born in Cork, Ireland on January 1, 1924, he was the son of the late James and Mary A. (Spriggs) Fahey. He was raised in Roxbury, Massachusetts and was educated in the Boston Public School System. William proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He took part in the European Theatre of Operations with the 643rd Tank Destroyer Battalion and was awarded the Bronze Star twice by General Patton. He has been a resident of Walpole for the past 5 years and had previously lived in Wrentham and East Walpole. William spent his working carrer as a superintendent for Bird and Son in Walpole, which later became Champion International, where he served as the superintendent of the Box Plant in Winslow, Maine. He retired in 1986 with 41 years of service. While working in Maine, he became a member of the VFW in Winslow. He passed from this earth on Sunday, October 27th, 2013. The last photo attached is of William, his son Jim (my father) and myself. I am a Marine Corps Veteran who was a Rifleman with 3/6 Lima Company. I joined the service because of my grandfather. The third picture was William with his wife (my grandmother) Francis Fahey.

Thanks Again,

Jim Fahey

 

 

 

William's Honorable Discharge paper November 21, 1945, Camp San Luis Obispo, CA
   

Frances and William

Here's William with Staff-Sergeant stripes and the 26th Inf. Div. shoulder-Patch pictured

 

 

William's discharge paper from the Massachusetts National Guard

 

 Three generations Fanhey's...  William, John and John Jr.  

 

 

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