William A. Sutton ’40

Sutton '40

William A. Sutton '40

(1923–    )
Army, Master Sergeant

I joined the U.S. Army Enlisted Reserve Corps shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor and was called to active duty in March 1942. After basic training at Camp Crowder, Mo., and specialized cryptography training at Vint Hill Farms Station, Va., I served in the signal intelligence section of the First U.S. Army Headquarters Company in England, France, Belgium, and Germany, working with codes and ciphers, until V-E Day, May 11, 1945. I was scheduled to join the war in the Pacific after additional signal intelligence training at Arlington Hall, Va., when the war ended with Japan’s surrender in August 1945. I was discharged in September and continued my education at Wesleyan University and Columbia Law School.

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