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Sergeant 

John Willie Taylor

 

Basic Information

Name
John Willie Taylor
Birth
22 Feb 1927
Chappell Hill, Washington, Texas, USA
Death
07 Feb 2010
Houston, Harris, Texas, USA
Time In Service
From: 4 Dec 1945
To: 13 Feb 1947

Affiliation

Allegiance
United States of America
Branch of Service
Army
Rank
Sergeant
Unit(s)
1692nd Engineer Battalion
Specialty
Motor Sergeant
Current Status
Veteran/Prior Service

Service Record

War
Korean War
Battle(s)
Not Specified

John Willie Taylor, United States Army, 1946

Photo taken by The Fort Lewis Exchange Photo Department
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John Willie Taylor, United States Army, 1946

Photo taken by The Fort Lewis Exchange Photo Department
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The USAT General A. W. Greeley

The USAT General A.W. Greeley was the ship that transported John to Japan after basic training. This ship was a General G. O. Squier-class transport ship named for U.S. Army general Adolphus Greely. She was transferred to the U.S. Army as U SAT General A. W. Greeley in 1946. On 1 March 1950 she was transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS General A. W. Greely (T-AP-141). She was later sold and converted to a container ship and operated under several names before being scrapped in 1986.
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Sharpshooter Small Bore Rifle Badge

Sergeant John Willie Taylor was awarded the United States Army Marksmanship Sharpshooter Small Bore Rifle Badge, 1946
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Motor Sergeant in the Battalion Motor Pool

As Motor Sergeant in the Battalion Motor Pool, he was responsible for the duties of 80 enlisted men and the maintenance of 80 vehicles. Checked all vehicles for condition and compiled reports on vehicles requiring repair. He made daily tour of the shop, inspecting completed and new repair work. Suggested improvements and assisted in all problems requiring more extensive knowledge of repair. Assigned drivers to vehicles and checked with office personnel on reports and requisitions. He supervised the requisitioning of all parts and equipment. He was completely responsible for the completed work.
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Sergeant John Willie Taylor

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Gravesite of John Willie Taylor (1927-2010)

John Willie Taylor did not want to be buried in Houston's National Cemetery. Instead, he requested to be interred in -- Paradise Golden Gate Cemetery, aka Oak Park Cemetery -- which is located in the community where he lived. The cemetery is located east of Highway 59 North between Laura Koppe and Weaver Road. He was laid to rest there 12 Feb 2010
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