T/4 Arthur William (Bill) Jasper
312th Engineer Combat Battalion
87th Infantry Division
photo submitted by Arthur William (Bill) Jasper
William Jasper was born in Philadelphia on June 3, 1925. He lived in Philly for about five months, after which his family moved to the far out (at that time) suburbs, right next to the farming country. With an intense interest in agriculture, he spent every spare minute that he could on a neighboring farm.
Bill's two extra curricular exercises were the Boy Scouts and being a volunteer fireman.
He graduated from the Elementary and the Advanced Pennsylvania Fire School and became an engineer at the local fire company before going into the Army.
Bill spent his entire civilian career in agriculture.
He retired from the Army Reserve in 1965 in the grade of Major.
Read his interesting and detailed story of his time and place in the war listed under "Personal Accounts" on the main page of the 87th Infantry Division Web site, or in the "Our History" section of the web site, go to the 312th Engineer Combat Battalion personal accounts.
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