William B. Eagan

William Eagan During World War II

William Eagan
During World War II

United States Army
Sergeant IV
World War II

William (Bill) Eagan was born and raised in a small town in the Coal Region of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pottsville High School.

On his release from Military Service in December 1945, Bill enrolled at Temple University. He graduated in 1950 with a B.S. Degree and was named one of ten Outstanding Seniors. On graduating from college, Bill continued onto Temple University Law School. He graduated from Temple University Law School with a LLB Degree.

After graduation, Bill opened a law practice in Philadelphia. In 1961 he relocated his practice to Willow Grove where he is in partnership with his daughter Dina Eagan Lucas. Bill recently received his 50-year pin from both Philadelphia and Montgomery County Bar Association.

Service to the Country

Bill was drafted into the Army in June 1943. On completion of basic training, Bill was assigned to the 43rd Infantry Division. As Sergeant, Bill directed operations of 200 Combat Soldiers and engaged in several Military Campaigns including New Guinea and the Invasion of the Philippines for which was awarded a Bronze Star, and where he would meet his three brothers who were also involved in the Invasion of the Philippines.

Living in Willow Grove

Bill married his college sweetheart, Dina DiGiuseppe. They have four daughters and eleven grandchildren.

Bill has been past-president of the Willow Grove Rotary, Willow Grove Chamber of Commerce, Air Force Association, Lector and Counter for St. David Parish and has been involved in many other community organizations.