Bill enlisted into the Navy during the Korean War in 1952. He served his entire active naval career of 3 years aboard an Attack Cargo Transport ship in the Atlantic Ocean, which carried US Marines and landing craft for amphibious landings. His duties included among others: gunnery officer and navigator. While in the Navy, he earned the National Defense Service Ribbon as well as the Navy Occupation Medal. Bill really enjoyed his time in the service but was ready to go home when his time was up and spend some time on land! In 1954, Bill was released into inactive duty in the US Navy Reserves, was promoted to Lieutenant and honorable discharged from the Reserve in 1967. He found out about the Smile Makeover event through his local paper, the East Aurora Advertiser, where he was honored, along with other local vets in November. Dr. Westermeier gave Bill back his smile, which he said hopes it lasts him another “100 thousand smiles”. Keep on smiling, Bill!
Bill’s After Photo