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Re: WILLIAM C FOLEY WWII CHICAGO/CANARYVILLE
Posted by: Karen Tuttle (ID *****6125) Date: September 08, 2010 at 18:31:07
In Reply to: WILLIAM C FOLEY WWII CHICAGO/CANARYVILLE by BILL MCMANUS of 3389

Corporal William C. Foley was my Uncle Bill. He was killed at the Volturno River in Italy on October 13, 1943. He received the Silver Star medal. We have family lore and my cousin has a letter from one of his friends stating that he crawled out and carried a soldier on his back. As he lowered the soldier into the trench, he was kneeling and was shot dead. The letter from his friend to my Grandmother, Catherine (Kitty) stated that at first they thought he was joking. He is mentioned for valor in the book "From Fedala to Berchtesgaden" for more heroic activities. We have pictures of the dedication of Foley Square with my Dad, John A. Foley (Bill's brother), Grandma and my other Aunts and Uncles. We, also, have a picture of Uncle Bill. Our other Uncle Thomas Foley served in WWII in tanks and came back partially deaf. His letters mention freeing a concentration camp. I have sent you a person email regarding this. Karen Foley Tuttle


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