William Thomas Walden was born on 13 March 1921 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Sampson LaFayette Walden and Margaret Lee Crabtree.

Private Walden Died of Wounds 4 January 1945 in Odrimont, Belgium while serving with the 628th Tank Destroyer Battalion, Reconnaissance Company, attached to the 5th Armored Division.

Pvt. Walden was initally buried at Henri-Chapelle War Cemetery in Belgium. He is buried at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, Section Y, Site 271.

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 24 January 1945
Pvt. Walden, fatally injured in Belgium on Jan. 4, entered the army in September, 1942. He had been overseas since February, 1944. He was graduated from Central High School in 1941 and was employed at the Baker Shoe Company before entering the army. He was a brother of Mrs. Earl Cunningham, New Orleans, half-brother of Curtis W. Walden, Miami, Fla., and a nephew of Mrs. R.B. Bayston, Milton Avenue.

Credit for photo: Johan Moors

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 13 March 1921
  • Date of death: 4 January 1945
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 5th Armored Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
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