Reichert, William Francis, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
1203-Tank Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 1203, C Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry
Service Years
1964 - 1971

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Captain



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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Valley Stream
Last Address
Valley Stream

Casualty Date
Jan 27, 1971
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Intentional Homicide
Location
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Long Island National Cemetery - Farmingdale, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05W 066

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1964, US Military Academy (West Point, NY)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry 1st Field Force Vietnam (I Field Force)
  1970-1971, 1203, C Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry
  1970-1971, 1203, 1st Field Force Vietnam (I Field Force)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1964-1968, United States Military Academy1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Captain William Reichert served as Company Commander of his unit. On 27 January 1971, as his unit was egressing for combat operations, there was a situation that arose around one of his subordinates who was holding up the half tracks.

Captain Reichert was shot by intentional automatic fire from this person's M-16 and died of those wounds.

A fine young officer, well liked by his men. Captain Reichert was interred in Long Isand National Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.

Side Note: None of this makes any rational sense, but there is hope that there is justice in this world. There can only be solace found in how he touched the lives of many before his untimely and unjustifiable death.

A note from one eulogy written by a friend:
http://defender.west-point.org/service/display.mhtml?u=27558&i=668

 "Bill was a charming and humorous guy. He was quick of wit and yet, deep in understanding."
   
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