American Legion Post 164 in Katy honored World War II veteran Thelma Williams for recently reaching 100 years of age.
She was accompanied to the post’s monthly meeting on Sept. 26 by her son, Rick Williams. Post 164 and Auxiliary presented her with a birthday cake, white roses, a framed Women’s Army Corps flag, an American Legion certificate of honor, an American Legion/U.S. Army challenge coin, and a framed front page of a newspaper printed on her birthday, Sept. 16, 1918.
During World War II, she went to basic training at Fort Oglethorpe in Georgia, was assigned to a motor transport company, and achieved the rank of first sergeant. She later served in post-war Europe and post-war Japan.
(Distributed by Greg Clock on Sept. 30, 2018)