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Image description: Cpl. Jack Wilson (left) and his brother, William R. Wilson, are photographed in Verdun, France on VE Day, May 7, 1945. Photo from the Veterans History Project.
William Wilson began his career with the Army in 1941. By the time he was discharged in 1945, his World War II photos had been published in Life and Look magazines and numbered in the hundreds. Learn more about Wilson and his contributions to history.
Wilson’s story and other stories from the brave men and women who served in the armed forces are available from the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project. You can contribute by interviewing a veteran and submitting the story.
Contribute to the Veterans History Project or browse the stories.

Image description: Cpl. Jack Wilson (left) and his brother, William R. Wilson, are photographed in Verdun, France on VE Day, May 7, 1945. Photo from the Veterans History Project.

William Wilson began his career with the Army in 1941. By the time he was discharged in 1945, his World War II photos had been published in Life and Look magazines and numbered in the hundreds. Learn more about Wilson and his contributions to history.

Wilson’s story and other stories from the brave men and women who served in the armed forces are available from the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project. You can contribute by interviewing a veteran and submitting the story.

Contribute to the Veterans History Project or browse the stories.