Williard L. Money

Male 1920 - 1986


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  • Born  6 Sep 1920  Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  22 Jul 1986  Carbondale, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2598  Virts
    Last Modified  12 Sep 2015 

    Father  Noah Willard Money,   b. 26 Jul 1879, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1964, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rida Virts,   b. 4 Sep 1894, Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1981, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F923  Group Sheet

    Family  Living 
    Children 
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    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F1329  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • The following information has been graciously provided by Jeanie Virts LaGrave.
      Colonel Money was a retired officer with the U.S. Air Force and the son of Ridda Virts. Williard enlisted in 1940 and was awarded a battlefield commission during World War II due to his work as a guerrilla leader in the Japanese occupied Philippines. Prior to that time he was a member of the B-17 aircraft crew of Captain Colin P. Key, the air force pilot who won nationwide acclaim for his bravery in attacking a Japanese naval task force.
      During the last 10 years of his service, Col. Money held various command and staff positions in Air Force communications and electronics. His last assignment was assistant director of maintenance for the Air Force Communications Service where he was responsible for assisting in the management of maintenance activities associated with world wide long-haul communications systems and air navigation facilities. He was commended twice during those years for meritorious service in performance of his duties.
      Col. Money was awarded the following decorations during his military career: Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star medal, with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation medal with one leaf cluster, and the Republic of the Philippines Presidential Unit Citation. In addition he had the following awards: American Defense Service medal with one star, Asiatic-Pacific Theater ribbon with one star, Philippine Island Defense ribbon with one star, Philippine Island Liberation ribbon with one star, Philippines Independence ribbon, World War II Victory medal, Air Force Reserve Medal, and the Air Force Longevity Service award with four oak leaf clusters.