William Horace ‘Billy’ O’Dell was the son of William Henry O’Dell and Maggie Viola Webb.

He was wounded on the beachhead Peleliu and received on the U.S.S. Leedstown (APA-56) on 16 September 1944, and transferred to the hospital ship the U.S.S. Samaritan (AH10) on 18 September 1944. He was buried at sea and is memorialized at Manila American Cemetery.
Mother: Mrs. Viola O’Dell, 506 Tunnel Boulevard, Chattanooga

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of death: 18 September 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Top Panel
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