Saturday, May 31, 2014

A Special Thanks to Robert V. Williams (Bob) age 91, WWII Veteran and German POW

I'd like to recognize and thank, Robert V. Williams for his role in leading the Memorial Day parade last Monday.  But more importantly, I'd like to thank him for his heroic service to our country, which Media, PA couldn't be prouder of!

Robert V. Williams (Bob) age 91, WWII Veteran and German POW, currently residing at Riddle Villages Monticello House skilled nursing facility. Bob grew up in Media, attended Sandy Bank Elementary School, then Media High, graduating in 1941. Enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps Nov. 3, 1942 at 20 years old. After training at various facilities all over the US, Bob was stationed in Wendling England. Bob was a radio operator on a B-24 Liberator and had been on 7 missions over Germany before being shot down over Germany on Feb. 24, 1944 by four German F-109's. Bob was wounded along with all of his crew mates, and was captured the following day. Bob was a POW for 15 months, released 2 days prior to the end of the war in Europe. 

Bob has had serious health issues for the past 20 years, and recently had to start emergency dialysis. These parades, honors and recognition he has received really keep him going and looking forward to the next event! The Buffman's and the a Media Veterans Museum are responsible for making Bob's dreams come true. 

Lastly, thanks to Robyn Holford who provided the information for this article.


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