July 20, 1922 (White Plains, NY) – October 7, 1944; 22 years old; married to the former Gladys Davis on November 12, 1943 in Norwalk; one daughter Sharon
Last local address: 8 France Street, Norwalk
Enlisted on October 2, 1942
Service number: 11096103

Awarded the Purple Heart Medal

From The Norwalk Hour October 28, 1944

Technical Sergeant William U. Ettinger was killed in action on October 7 at Luxembourg according to a telegram received from the War Department by his mother Mrs. Veronica R. Ettinger of 8 France Street. Technical Sergeant Ettinger who was in the infantry enlisted in the Army in September 1942. He was sent overseas in June of this year and had been in France, England, and Normandy where he received four citations for gallantry in action. He graduated from Staples High School in Westport in 1941. He is survived by his wife, the former Gladys Davis of New Canaan, a six-month-old daughter Sharon, and three sisters; Barbara, Mary Louise, and John Ettinger who reside at 8 France Street.

Buried in Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial; Saint-Avold, Department de la Moselle, Lorraine, France; Section K, Row 28, Grave 17.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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