Norberg, William Gunther, MAJ

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1956 - 1966


Special Forces

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Home State
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
North Providence
Last Address
North Providence

Casualty Date
Jun 07, 1966
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Hau Nghia (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Highland Memorial Park - Johnston, Rhode Island
Wall/Plot Coordinates
08E 018

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1966, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment
  1966-1966, 1542, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1966-1966, 1542, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Colleges Attended 
Providence College
  1952-1956, Providence College
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
As a young man, Captain William Norberg attended the Lasalle Academy, graduating in 1961. He then attended and graduated from Providence College in 1956.

Captain William G Norberg was the CO of A Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division based out of Cu Chi, RVN.

On 7 June 1966 at 1100 hours, he was with a small group of soldiers from A Company near a bulldozer that was filling trenches in the Hau Nghia Province, South Vietnam, when the dozer hit a concealed land mine, killing him.

He left a wife, Marie, and three children at his passing. Marie passed away in 1994.
Note:  Sources also list his place of death as Tan An, Long An Province, Vietnam. At one point, he served with the Special Forces in Vietnam (no details).
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