childhood neighbor and playmate
18301 Piper Place Yorba Linda CA 92886 USA
We remember you fondly Billy
Billy, I remember when you would come to our house down the street during the summers to climb trees and play becken, a version of hide and go seek. Your family had six children in it and our family had six children. You were our pal and childhood friend. We were sorry to hear that you gave your life for our country but we salute you and honor you for doing so. You will always be remembered and honored. We look forward to seeing you in eternity future. Love, Sally
May 25, 2009
We went to high school together, though I don't think we knew each other...rest in peace.
May 18, 2009
USAF Veteran - 191st photo recon.
Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 785
Rest in Peace, my Brother. You will not be forgotten...
Jan 5, 2009
FELLOW VETERAN & CLOSE FRIEND
5811 Comstock Ct. Cypress CA 90630 United States
Bill I still remember talking to you at the Pantry Market, just before I left for Vietnam. Time is going bye fast and I will locate you again and we will talk again!Proud to have been your neighbor, school mate, FRIEND: Greg
Oct 16, 2008
Manuel Pino B/2/8th Cav, 1st Cav Div
Fellow Vietnam Army Vet
C Trp/3/4 Cav Rgt, 25th Inf Div
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard Him call. I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay that day, to laugh, to love, to work or play. Task undone must stay that way. I found peace at the close of the day. If my parting left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss Ah, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with time of sorrow. I wish for you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full, I savored much Good friends, good times, a loved one touched. Perhaps my time seemed all to brief, but don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and share with me. God wanted me now, He set me free!" (Author Unknown)
Apr 14, 2008
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends. "He which hath no stomach to this fight let him depart. But we in it shall be remembered. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!! For he today, that sheds his blood with me, shall always be my brother”. Rest in peace brave soldier, you have not been forgotten. (W.Shakespeare) May God Bless You for your Sacrifice!!!
Feb 24, 2007
Thank you SP4 Levett for your ultimate sacrifice. Rest well brave soldier and rest assured that you Sir, are not forgotten.
Thursday, February 24, 2005
Sharon (Sherry) Vigil
A friend of his Mother
Pasadena, CA 91101 USA
I did not know you William, but I am a good friend of his mothers. A day never goes bye that she does not think of you. She always talks about you and how much she misses you. She goes to the Wall on vacation to be close to you. They had the Moving Wall in LA several years ago. I took her their, as my grandson was in the YOUNG MARINES and they did a beautiful Memorial ceremony to all the vets. Although she was sad, she also saw how people remember all of you. We are proud of you for serving your country.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
FELLOW SOLDIER 25TH INF.
2555 MIDDLE WAY
EASTON, PA 18040 USA
NOT FORGOTTEN HERO
JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT FORGTTEN, HERO. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE. DOUG, CO.A, 222ND INF., 25TH INF. DIV. 1968
Friday, July 16, 2004
William I want to thank you so much for fightimg for this country, you brave 25th infantry man. My dad knew you in high school and inspired me to find your name on the vietnam wall and send you this prayer! I want to tell you that you will never be forgotten. Thanks sooooo much for being an american hero! You will always be in my dad's and my prayers. God Bless You!
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway
A portion of Sepulveda Boulevard/State Highway Route 1 in El Segundo near Los Angeles International Airport has been dedicated to the residents of Los Angeles County who served in Vietnam. This section of highway is now designated the Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway. Adopted by the California State Legislature in 2000, the highway honors the more than 350,000 California veterans who served in the Vietnam War, including the 5,822 killed or missing in action. Los Angeles County has the largest number of Vietnam veterans in California and 1,857 of its residents were killed or missing in action during that war. This memorial corridor provides a fitting and proper way for the residents of Los Angeles County to express their gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices these Vietnam veterans have made for their country
"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."
Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.
We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam:
Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.
From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
Posted by: Bill Nelson
Relationship: NamVet 2/502 Inf 101 Abn 69-70
Thursday, January 5, 2006
Hello my name is Jamie Dennison and I am a student from Gridley High School. I am doing a posting project for my U.S. History class. I don’t know you or know about you but I feel that you were an important person in this country. Thank you for everything that you have done for this country. You will be greatly remembered.
With bravery, dedication, and integrity you served our country to the extreme, ultimately giving your life for the love of this nation. I can only regard your actions with the deepest respect imaginable. My name is T.J. Kaupp and I am with the Gridley High School Posting Project. I would like to take the time to thank you for serving our nation to the fullest measure.