William Glenn Simmons was the son of  Noble Johnson Simmons and Mildred Charlotte McCracken, 1614 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga.

William G. Simmons was killed in action on Iwo Jima
Servicenumber: 433515

Cpl Simmons was buried at Iwo Jima 3rd Marine Division Cemetery in Kazan Retto and returned to Tennessee for interment in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 20 March 1945:
Cpl. William G. Simmons, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Noble J. Simmons, 1614 Hixson Pike, was reported killed March 3 in action in a recent invasion in the Pacific theater.
Cpl. Simmons enlisted in the Marine Corps in August, 1942 and went to Pacific battle areas in February, 1943. He saw action at Bougainville and in the Marianas before the recent action that resulted in his death. He was a graduate of Chattanooga High School. Cpl. Simmons is survived by three brothers in the Navy, AMM2C Noble J. Simmons Jr., S1C Thomas R. Simmons; RM2C James Robert Simmons. Miss Mildred Simmons of Chattanooga is his sister, and Russell E. Simmons of Rockwood is his brother. His father is secretary and Comptroller of the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 23 June 1923
  • Date of death: 28 February 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: Third Marine Division
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Iwo Jima
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga Memorial Park, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: Steve Benton

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