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William Daniel Copeland

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                         Name: William Daniel Copeland

                         Branch of Service: U.S. Army

                         Unit: 679 Tank Destroyer BN

                         Rank: PFC

                         Dates of Service: 5/31/1941-10/1/1945

                         Theater of Service:


William Daniel Copeland was born on October 6, 1916, at Esmont, Albemarle County, Virginia; he was the son of James Daniel Copeland (1872-1957) and Lou Ellen (Conaway) Copeland (1897-1964).  William lived in the Esmont area all of his life and enlisted in the U.S. Army in Richmond, Virginia, on May 31, 1941.  After WWII, William returned to Esmont and worked for the U.S. Rubber Company in Scottsville, Virginia.  William was killed in a traffic accident on a public road in Albemarle County on August 14, 1946.  William is buried in New Green Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery in Esmont, Virginia.

William D. Copeland Gravestone, New Green Mountain Baptist Church Cenmetery

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