P/C William T. Haley Jr., AP

Dr. William T. Haley Jr. died on 19 Sept. 2009. He was a past commander of Marblehead Sail & Power Squadron and maintained an active schedule of sailing with friends into his 90s. Early in his distinguished career as a physician, he served our country during World War II as a medical officer in France and Germany following D-Day. As a result of his heroism, the U.S. Army awarded him the Distinguished Service Cross, and in the spring of 2009 he was awarded membership in the National Order of the Legion of Honor for his participation in the liberation of France.