Veterans' Memorial Project

William Vesalius Colbert

Edwardsville, IL

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1940

Service Branch: Navy

Rank: Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 06/17/1918

Date of Death: 12/20/1944

Lt. Colbert served with the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was killed in a plane crash in the Pacific off the California coast.

-taken from Illinois Alumni News, April, 1946

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