William James Padgett

Korean War
Service #13395209
RankPrivate First Class U.S. Army
Date of DeathJuly 18 1953
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Private First Class Padgett was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.
Private First Class Padgett was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. On July 18, 1953, he drowned while swimming in the Pukham-gang River.