William S. Trope(1924 - 2013)

U.S. Marine Corps retired Sgt. Maj. William S. Trope passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Fort Worth at the age of 88. Memorial service: At a later date in Fort Bliss National Cemetery, El Paso. Bill was born Dec. 29, 1924, to the late Thomas and Mary Trope in Leisenring, Pa. At age 17, Bill joined the Marine Corps and proudly served his country for 30 years. He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Lydia, and his sister, Margaret Belko. Survivors: Numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Published in Star-Telegram on Nov. 24, 2013