Humphrey, William Edward, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B20-Infantry Team Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
Service Years
1965 - 1966

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Home State
Tennessee
Tennessee
Year of Birth
1941
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SGT James E. Reece, III (Jim) to remember Humphrey, William Edward, SGT.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bethel, TN
Last Address
Bethel, TN

Casualty Date
Feb 06, 1980
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Tennessee
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Nashville National Cemetery - Nashville, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
17E, 29 / PLOT SECTION X SITE 234

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 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
  1965-1966, 11B20, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment/B Company
  1965-1966, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
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A Day of Remembrance was established on May 30, 1868, to acknowledge all military service members who lost their lives in any national war. Later redesignated as Memorial Day, it is the most significant day set aside for recognition of our nations armed forces.

Most, if not all, who read this letter have special individuals  family members, classmates, friends and others  in their memories that are brought to mind on this occasion. I write to lift up the name of one of Bethels own, Sgt. William Edward Humphrey, who was wounded May 28th, 1966. in Vietnam, 50 years ago, during a fire fight with the 66th NVA Regiment (reinforced) in the Central Highlands west of Pleiku near the Cambodian border.

Sgt. Humphrey was among the 16 killed and 88 wounded of the 252 soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry and Company B, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry who defended a small swampy clearing, tagged as LZ (Landing Zone) 10 ALFA, against an unrelenting two-day assault by the North Vietnamese. They held until relieved by the insertion of the remainder of the 1/35th late on the 29th.

Sgt. Humphrey died of his wounds Feb 6, 1980, and will be included with those who were killed defending the LZ who will be honored May 30 during Williamson Countys Annual Memorial Day Service with bricks inscribed with name, rank, date and place of death that have been installed in the Veterans Memorial Park in Franklin.

Sgt. Humphrey followed the flag and gave his country his full measure. Those who knew him will remember him always. The few who were there and served with those who fell, will never forget them. Bethel has every right to be proud of her sons. 

 Wallace S. Tyson, Franklin, Colonel Infantry U.S.Army (Retired) 

   
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