In Memory of 
U.S. Army Sergeant
William L. Cassidy
Elkton, South Dakota
Brookings County
July 13, 1916 – November 23, 1944
Killed in Action in France

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William L. Cassidy was born on July 13, 1916 in Elkton, South Dakota, to Mr. and Mrs. William Cassidy.  He attended St. Mary’s Elementary School and graduated from Elkton High School.

Cassidy enlisted in the army on December 7, 1942, and trained as a tanker at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas, and at Camp Campbell, Kentucky.  He left for overseas in October of 1944 as a member of a tank battalion.

Army Sergeant William L. Cassidy was killed in action on Thanksgiving Day in the year 1944, near Langtres, France.  A memorial service was held for William on December 22 in Elkton of that same year.

William L. Cassidy was survived by his sister, Eleanor Earley of Sioux Falls.

This entry was respectfully submitted by Alyssa Nelson, Jack Van Leur, and Nathan Werdel, 8th grade, Brandon Valley Middle School, Brandon, South Dakota, April 12, 2002.  Information for this entry was researched in the Brookings Register and provided by Grace Linn, Brookings, South Dakota.