Title: Willard John Humphreys

Description: Portrait of Willard John Humphreys, a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Humphreys was born May 5, 1926, in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended Southwest High School, the New Mexico Military Academy, and Charleston College in Minnesota. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on March 25, 1944 and was sent to the Pacific on November 25, 1944. He was stationed on Guam until February 1945, and then stationed at Iwo Jima. While fighting at Iwo Jima on March 4, 1945, Humphreys was mortally wounded and died from his injuries on March 6, 1945. He was awarded the Purple Heart, a Presidential Unit Citation, and a World War II Victory Medal.

Date: Circa 1944

Item Type: Photograph, b/w, 3 1/2 x 4 in.

Collection: Gold Star Mother's Legion Scrapbook (SC68) See finding aid: http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Local,37095

Location: SC68, p. 51

Subject: World War II;

Local Subject: Gold Star Mothers of Kansas City; Humphreys, Willard John

Digital Format: JPEG

Barcode: 10020634

Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri

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