Viet Nam, Vet. and St. Joe's, grad.
A Euclid, Army lieutenant, missing in action, since March 28, 1968, was reported killed, in Vietnam, on that date. 1Lt., William Charles Dimagard, 22, son, of Ernest C. and Harriet (nee Dyne) Dimagard, of 19231, Genesee road, graduated, from St. Joseph, High School, in 1963 and attended, Notre Dame and Cleveland, State University, before enlisting, in the Army, in April, of 1966. He was commissioned, at Ft. Benning, Ga., took jungle training, in Panama and was sent, to Vietnam, after spending Christmas, with his parents. His parents said, their son, had intended, to become a doctor, but changed his mind, while at Notre Dame.
He worked fulltime, at Halle's, while attending, Cleveland State and still managed, to maintain, a "B" average. Born March 31, 1945, he was very, concerned, about his place, in the world and felt it, was his duty, to serve, in Vietnam. The Dimagards, have another son, Patrick. His parents, were later notified, that their son, had been awarded, the Silver Star Medal, for gallantry, in action, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart Medal and the Combat, Infantryman Badge. 1Lt., Dimagard, was first listed, as missing, in action and later, was determined, to have been killed, by enemy, small arms fire, while on a mission, with the 47th, Infantry, in Dinh Tuong Province. 1Lt., Dimagard, is interred, in Calvary, Cemetery. Information as gathered, from the Cleveland, Press & Plain Dealer, April 6 & 13, October 30, 1968.
Oct 23, 2006