William F. Dooling Jr., 92, of Drexel Hill, a decorated World War II veteran, former insurance underwriter, and U.S. Postal Service employee, died Wednesday, June 27, at home.
Mr. Dooling graduated from Brooklyn (N.Y.) Boys High School in 1938 and was an insurance claims adjuster before joining the Army in 1941.
While serving with the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Europe, he was injured in one leg when his jeep overturned during a skirmish. He earned a Purple Heart. Later, he fought in the Pacific Theater and was awarded a Bronze Star.
After the war, he remained in the Army Reserve, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1968.