William Purington Cole II was the son of United States Congressman Wiliam Purington Cole, Jr. of Maryland. He was serving as Captain, 23rd Armored Infantry Battalion, United States Army, when he was killed-in-action on 11 September 1944.
Cole, Capt. William P., III (O-1 010 451) – Company C. Died at German aid station of wounds as POW.
Captain Cole is buried with his parents in Arlington National Cemetery.
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COLE, WILLIAM P III
- CAPT AGF
- DATE OF BIRTH: 04/10/1919
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/11/1944
- BURIED AT: SECTION 2 SITE E304/NH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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