William Hanze “Bud” Limburg was the son of William Hanz Limburg and Willie Martin Hagler. He married Florence King prior to his enlistment in the Marines. He left in November, 1942. The couple had a 9 month old baby which Bud had never seen.

KIA Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll
He is memorialized at the Honolulu, HI Memorial

Battle for Tarawa, 20-22 November 1943

PFC William H. Limburg is one of 512 missing heroes from the Battle of Tarawa for whom our founder did extensive research to help find and return home while a member of the Department of Defense. Our family charitable foundation has continued these efforts. If you are a family member of one of the missing service men from Tarawa, please contact our charitable foundation on the web at www.ChiefRickStone.com for more information. There is absolutely no charge for our services.
The Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 19 October 1922
  • Date of death: 21 November 1943
  • County: Loudon
  • Hometown: Lenoir City
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Tarawa
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Top Panel
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