William D. Hedtke

World War II
Service #36239034
Unit319th Field Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division
RankPrivate U.S. Army
Entered Service From Wisconsin
Date of DeathSeptember 18 1944
Tablets of the Missing
Purple Heart
Purple Heart

Initially listed missing in action, Private Hedtke's remains have been recovered and identified. His name is permanently inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Netherlands American Cemetery.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.