Willard B. Gregg was born on May 31, 1915. His family lived in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Willard was the third youngest of seven children. His father worked as a farmer. His mother died before 1920 and his father shortly after 1920.
Willard graduated from Unionville High School in 1933. He married Anita Brown who was in his graduating class. Willard was connected for two years with the Chester-Delaware County Farm Bureau Cooperative Association. He was employed by the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau as a truck driver, working out of Harrisburg. Willard was described as a man of character and he was well-like in the community.
Willard joined the Army January 1, 1944. He received training at Camp Blanding, Florida and went overseas in July. He served in Patton’s Third Army. Willard was wounded three times in close succession. He received the Purple Heart with oak leaf clusters.
Private Willard B Gregg was killed in action November 28, 1944 in Heistern, Germany. He was brought home for burial in December, 1947. Funeral services were held on December 15, 1947 at the Worrell Funeral Home. Willard was laid to rest at Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square.