PFC, William B. Lowery
Bill Lowery, from Saltville, Virginia, was a 19-year old rifleman in the U.S. 34th (Red Bull) Division, 133rd Infantry, 1st Battalion. Rifle companies in the division suffered a combined 65% casualties during the first Battle of Monte Cassino. Lowery was later wounded during the breakout from the Anzio Beachhead, followed by the subsequent advance on Rome. He later fought in the Battle of the Gothic Line during the Northern Apennines Campaign. His decorations include: the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Purple Heart, the Presidential Unit Citation and the Croix de Guerre with Palm. Lowery survived the war, passing away in 2005 at age 81.
Lowery was awarded the Monte Cassino Medal of Honor posthumosly on April 10th, 2012.