Behrens, William Charles, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Last Primary MOS
26L-Tactical Microwave Systems Repairer
Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 26L, 1st Signal Brigade
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Sergeant



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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Two Rivers
Last Address
Two Rivers

Casualty Date
Jan 31, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Gia Dinh
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Holy Cross Cemetery And Mausoleum - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
35E 086

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U.S. Army Vietnam


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 Unit Assignments
Southeastern Signal School (Staff) Fort Monmouth1st Signal Brigade
  1966-1967, HHC, Southeastern Signal School (Staff) Fort Monmouth, NJ
  1967-1968, 26L, 1st Signal Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Wisconsin-Madison
  1965-2196, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Both SP4  William Behrens and SP5 Richard Lacey served with the 1st Signal Brigade at the STRATCOM Communications Base at Phu Lam.

In the early morning hours, SP5 Lacey and SP4 William Charles Behrens left Phu Lam in a jeep to reach the Regional Communications Group in Saigon to relay the many calls for help from the areas under seige. The two were never heard from again.

On 3 February 1968, SP4 Behrens body was identified at the Tan San Nhut mortuary by members of his unit. SP5 Lacey was never found, and there are no records of where Behren's remains were recovered, or who brought them to the mortuary.

Sometime between April 8th and April 15th 1968, the jeep was recovered at an unknown location. The condition of the vehicle was not noted.
   
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