Bednarz, William Walter, PFC
Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Last Unit
1967-1967, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment/C Company
Service Years
1966 - 1967

Private First Class


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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago
Last Address
Chicago

Casualty Date
May 16, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Vinh Binh
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Resurrection Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleums - Justice, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
20E 005

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Infantry Shoulder Cord


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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award


 
 Unit Assignments
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment
  1967-1967, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning Division)
  1967-1967, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment/C Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

"C" Company, 2/27th Infantry, lost two men on 16 May 1967: PFC William W. Bednarz and SP4 Bickett O. Wade of Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

Headquarters
25TH INFANTRY DIVISION
APO San Francisco 96375

DATE

GENERAL ORDERS

AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR

1. TC 320. The following AWARD is announced posthumously.

BEDNARZ, WILLIAM WALTER 54809573 Private First Class Infantry
COMPANY C, 2D BATTALION, 27TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

 

Awarded: Silver Star
Date action: 16 May 1967
Theater: Republic of Vietnam
Reason: For gallantry in action involving close combat against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam: PFC. Bednarz distinguished himself by heroic actions on 16 May 1967 near Ap Rach Gau (2), RVN, while serving as a machine gunner when his company was engaged in a night assault against a numerically superior Viet Cong force. Immediately upon debarking the aircraft, Private Bednarz's platoon became separated from the rest of the company and came under heavy enemy machine gun and automatic weapons fire from the front and left flank. Private Bednarz demonstrated great personal courage as he assaulted the enemy positions and delivered a continuous and effective volume of fire. At one point, Private Bednarz engaged a sniper who had stopped the movement of the company and had the company commander and his radio operator pinned down in a open field. After killing the enemy sniper, Private Bednarz shifted his fire to an automatic weapon position threatening the company's left flank. He took up a position on a berm and fired his weapon from the shoulder to place more effective fire on the enemy. While performing this hazardous mission, Private Bednarz was mortally wounded. Private Bednarz acted with great courage and determination in the face of intense enemy fire. His heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, the 25th Infantry Division, and the United States Army.
Authority: By direction of the President of the United States under the provisions of the Act of Congress established 9 July 1918.

 

 

   
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