“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”

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William enlisted in the Navy in 2004, and the Navy Reserves in 2010.

He was from Jackson, MS.  He graduated from Forest Hill High School in 2003, and attended Jackson State University.  His freshman year he made the academic Dean's List, and finished one semester of his sophomore year.  In February 2010, he was accepted and entered Ex'Pression College for Digital Arts in Emeryville, California.  He had been working on a Bachelor's Degree in Sound Arts. William was sent to Hawaii for training in July 2011 where he drowned in August 2011. He was 26 years young.