Ericson, William Forssell, II, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 1542, 173rd Airborne Brigade
Service Years
1961 - 1969


First Lieutenant

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Staten Island
Last Address
Home of Record: Roxbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut

Casualty Date
Jul 15, 1969
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
U.S. Military Academy West Point Post Cemetery - West Point, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
21W 124/Section XXXIV, Site 28

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
West Point Association of GraduatesVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1968, West Point Association of Graduates
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Senior ParachutistPathfinder Badge

 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)82nd Airborne DivisionArmy Ranger SchoolJumpmaster Course
1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne)173rd Airborne Brigade
  1961-1963, 11B20, HHC, 1st Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
  1961-1963, 11B20, HHC, 82nd Airborne Division
  1968-1969, 1542, Army Ranger School
  1969-1969, 1542, Jumpmaster Course
  1969-1969, 1542, HHC, 82nd Airborne Division
  1969-1969, 1542, HHC, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry (Airborne)
  1969-1969, 1542, 173rd Airborne Brigade
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1964-1968, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Following training and service at Fort Benning, Georgia, 1st Lt. William Ericson was assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade.

He was killed during operations on 15 July 1969.

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