Varney, Willie K Ross, 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
1968-1968, 11B20, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment/C Company
Service Years
1967 - 1968

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Home State
Hawaii
Hawaii
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hawaii
Last Address
Aberdeen, MD

Casualty Date
May 15, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Kien Hoa (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
61E 004/Sec: 51, Site: 2793

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
9th Infantry Division3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment
  1968-1968, 11B20, 9th Infantry Division
  1968-1968, 11B20, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment/C Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 
Ken Wilkinson
Wilkis6751@aol.com
Comrad, buddy
644 SW Violet Ave
Port St. Lucie, Fl. 34983 USA
It's been so long
I remember how we use to goof around and laugh. Just a bunch of kids running around in the swamp of the delta trying to keep each other alive. Then that day we were being choppered in. We knew it was a hot LZ. Then when we landed everything stopped. No rifle fire, no RPG's, just quiet. After a few moments the CO yelled,"Lets move out!" We were up moving across that stinking rice paddy. No one said anything. Then all hell broke loose. Everybody dropped. I noticed you weren't moving. I crawled over to you and turned you over. You were hit, bad. But still alive. You tried to say something, but nothing came out. I held your hand and cleaned your face as best I could. Then you were gone. I was so mad. The rest of the day was a mess. I couldn't sleep that night. Why you and not me. I visited the wall for the first time just a few weeks ago. Had my 14 yr old grandson with me. Sun up on Sat. morning. Beautiful, yet overwhelming. I found your name and told my grandson about you and your smile. I'll never forget you Willie. Sleep well my buddie. 
Tuesday, July 05, 2005

 
   
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Thank you

POSTED ON 2/17/99 - BY SCOTT VARNEY
You were a good and brave soldier, Willie. I am and have always been proud of you and what you accomplished. Until we meet again, Love, Scotty
   
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