World War II veteran gets 100th birthday honors at American Legion Post 164

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.

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World War II veteran Thelma Williams, who recently turned 100, and her son Rick at American Legion Post 164’s monthly meeting. (Photo by Greg Clock)

Harry Woodstrom, American Legion Post 164 commander, and his wife Gillian present gifts to World War II veteran Thelma Williams in honor of her 100th birthday. (Photo by Jim McGuire)

(Distributed by Greg Clock on Sept. 30, 2018)