Woodbury County

S/Sgt. William R. Corbin






William ‘Bill’ Rayburn Corbin was born 5 December 1921, in Moville, to Albert ‘Allie’ W and Evelyna ‘Lina’ Corbin. He graduated from Moville in 1941. Bill attended school in Moville.

Bill enlisted in Nebraska, 2 December 1943. He trained at Fort Fannin, Texas. He left for the Asiatic Pacific Theater, 9 June 1944. He served with the 27th Division Company L, 105th Infantry. After basic training, he shipped out to the Pacific. He fought in Tsugen Tima, and Okinawa. It was the third division to be sent to Japan after they surrendered. He was Honorably Discharged in February of 1946.

Bill married June Manker, 16 June 1946, in Moville. They have four children, Dennis William, Judith Arlene, Vicki Lynn, and Debra Kay. Their grandchildren are Jennifer Joyce, Aaron William, Tobias Corbin, and Timothy James.

Bill started farming in 1946; they bought the family farm in 1960. The farm became a century farm in 1982.

Bill was a honest, hardworking, quiet and patient man who loved his family. Bill died of Parkinson’s disease, 18 January 2002, in Sioux City.

Submitted by his wife, June Manker.

Link to S/Sgt. Corbin's Honorable Discharge paper