William Edwin Tuttle of Wilton died Sept. 30. He was born in Allentown, Pa., on June 1, 1923, the only child of Edwin Tuttle and F. Aline Balliet, and a ninth-generation American.
He attended Culver Military Academy and later joined ROTC at Cornell University. In 1945 he accepted a commission as lieutenant in the Army when the United States entered the Second World War. He rose to captain in the 707th battalion of the Army’s 2nd Armored Division “Hell on Wheels,” commanding a tank in the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium, among other fronts in the European theater. He returned to Cornell and graduated in 1948. He never spoke of the war, as if it was his duty to protect those he loved from the pain of his experience.