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  PFC William A. Dupree Jr.    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"



Baker Company
35th Infantry Regiment
World War II


"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"





The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC William A. Dupree Jr., 6399637, who died in the service of his country on September 10th, 1943 in Vella Lavella, Kokolope Bay. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death William was 25 years of age. He was from Forest, Louisiana.

The decorations earned by PFC William A. Dupree Jr. include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.


REBURIAL SERVICES HELD FOR DUPREE

Reburial services were held Wednesday from Walters Funeral Chapel
here for Pfc. William A. Dupree, 24, Forest, who was killed September
10, 1943, in the Solomom Islands. The Rev. Raymond Collier of the
Forest Baptist Church, officiated.

Full military honors were accorded Pfc. Dupree by members of
Catron-Kelly post of the American Legion.

Dupree enlisted in the army in 1937 and went overseas in 1940. He
served two years in Hawaii before going to the Solomom Islands.

Interment, under direction of Walters Funeral Home, was in the
"new" Forest cemetery.

He is survived by his father, W.A. Dupree, Forest; five brothers, Henry, Jackson, Miss., George, Hodge, Roy, Bastrop, and Wilford
and James, Forest; Three sisters, Mrs. Claude Turner, Oak Grove, Mrs.
J.T. Nix, Hodge, and Mrs. Fount May, Eudora, Ark.

The bearers of the pall were J.D. Butler, A.D. Hurley, Odell Roberts,
Robert Puckett, Jim Miller and Gardner Madison, all of Oak Grove.The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC William A. Dupree Jr., 6399637, who died in the service of his country on September 10th, 1943 in Vella Lavella. The cause of death was listed as KIA.

The decorations earned by PFC William A. Dupree Jr. include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.