William Croft - Sergeant

Rank: Sergeant
Date Of Birth: Jun 21, 1923
Date Of Death: Feb 7, 1946
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Marshalltown, Iowa
Gold Star Hall - Wall Location: West Wall (by Entrance Door)


Year at ISU: 1946 - Engineering

Staff Sergeant William Bruce Croft was born in Marshalltown, Iowa on June 21,1923 to Leroy W. Croft and Gladys A. Cronk. For a time, he lived in Adel, Iowa. 

 He attended only one quarter at Iowa State College before entering service at Fort Snelling, Minnesota on February 10, 1943. He achieved private first class on August 1944; technician fifth grade, September 1944; sergeant, October 1944; and staff sergeant, October 1945. He was a member of Company A, 3184th Signal Service Battalion.

William died in an automobile accident while in service March 7, 1946, in Brussels, Belgium.