William C. Stillings

Age: 70

Hometown: Surry

Residence at time of passing: Keene

Branch: Army (188th Combat Engineers)

Rank: Technical Sergeant

Dates served: During World War II

Places served: Europe

Awards received: Past commander, VFW Post 799 in Keene, Quartermaster, NH District 5 VFW

Story: The 188th Combat Engineers built bridges for the troops to cross and then stayed behind afterwards to blow the bridges up so they could not be used by the enemy. My dad told us that they were always on the watch for snipers who tried to shoot them while they were building the bridges.