Veteran to be honored at Elmhurst Veterans Memorial
ELMHURST – A World War II Veteran will be honored in Wilder Park this weekend.
William A. Durlak, an Air Force veteran, died March 19, 2008 after a decorated military career. After entering the service in 1942, he attained the rank of first lieutenant, received the American Theater Ribbon, the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Battle Stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Battle Stars, two Overseas Service Bars, the World War II Victory Medal, the District Unit Badge and the Japan Operation Ribbon.
Durlak will be recognized during an honor guard ceremony at 1 p.m. Aug. 11 when his name will be placed in the Roll of Remembrance at the Veterans Memorial in Wilder Park.
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