William (Billy) D. Irons Sioux (Lakota) Hunkpapa Band
from Standing Rock, ND
WWII, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Paratroops, Parachute Radar with Special Services. European Theatre Operations from Africa to Belgium, 316 days on the front lines with the Bastard Battalion machine gunner. He was awarded 6 Battle Stars, 2 Purple Hearts, 2 Bronze Stars, 4 Presidential Citations, The French Croix de Guerre, The Belgium Croix de Guerre and the French Parachutist Medal given to only 17 men in the U.S. Army and 8 other campaign medals.
Life member of DAV, VFW and American Legion, Commander of AL Post 30 in Sparks and from
1965 to death (2006) he was the commander of
the Honor Guard in Reno, NV.