Albany County, New York
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Albany County Executive Mike Breslin and the Honor-A-Veteran Committee honored World War II veteran William J. Cameron. A ceremony was held on Monday, October 7, 2002, in the Cahill Room of the Albany County Office Building.
Cameron, a graduate of Siena College, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1943. Following Office Candidate School at Quantico, VA, Cameron served in the Pacific Theatre, where he saw combat at Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa. He then served with the Occupation Forces in Nagasaki, Japan before being discharged in 1946.
Cameron returned to Albany and served for 20 years in the New York Army National Guard’s 27th Armored Division, retiring in 1967 as Captain. He was employed in sales for many years and retired in 1987. Cameron was married to his wife Eileen for 54 years and had one son, William, Jr.
After his retirement, he continued serving his community as a volunteer for the Albany VA hospital and St. John’s-St. Ann’s Church. Cameron was also a proud and active member of the Marine Corps League, the Christian Brothers Academy Alumni and Siena College Alumni Associations.
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