November 12, 1946 -
Bill was the second classmate to be killed in the Vietnam war, and his name is also inscribed on the Vietnam War Memorial.
The specifics of his service are as follows:
SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service
199th Light Infantry Brigade
21 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Nov 12, 1946
From FELLOWS, CALIFORNIA
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Apr 05, 1968
Casualty was on Oct 29, 1968
in GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
Location on wall: Panel 40W - - Line 55
First Visit to the Wall
by Stephen R. Guilmet (Marine vet)
June 7, 1994
On a warm and sunlit autumn morn
I was walking through the Mall
Following a path well worn
On my visit to the Wall.
The granite panels stand in line
Against the mother earth
Softly, slowly marking time
For love and life and death.
Of Sons and Daughters gone to war
In another time and place
A symbol of the weight they bore
With courage, strength and grace.
From the Wall I heard their message
Sent out for all to hear
Their spirits always with us
Their memory very near.
I salute you men and women
For answering the call
You'll always be remembered
With your name upon the Wall.