Pahissa, William Anthony, 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
1970-1970, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1965 - 1970


First Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Jul 22, 1970
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Holy Hope Cemetery and Mausoleum - Tucson, Arizona
Wall/Plot Coordinates
08W 044

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment 101st Airborne Division
  1970-1970, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment /A Company
  1970-1970, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1970 Operation Texas Star 1 Jul to Sep 70/Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1965-1969, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
1LT Pahissa was killed in a mortar attack in the Thua Thien Province of Vietnam in July 1970. A native of Mexico City, William Pahissa was raised in Tucson an graduated from Salpointe Catholic High School in 1965. Pahissa would then be accepted to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. He graduated from there in 1969 and was subsequently commissioned as a second lieutenant. 1LT Pahissa was an infantry unit commander with A Company of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division. 1LT Pahissa was qualified as a Ranger and was awarded the Purple Heart.
(Source: Tucson Daily Citizen, July 30, 1970) 

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