Parnell, William Brice, SSG

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Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 11B10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1962 - 1966

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Home State
North Carolina
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Casualty Date
Feb 22, 1966
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Devotional Gardens - Dunn, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
05E 062

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  Tributes from Others: Aug 26, 2015  

SSG William Brice Parnell, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Coats, NC.

Staff Sergeant William Brice Parnell was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SSG Parnell served our country until February 22nd, 1966 in South Vietnam. He was 27 years old and was married. It was reported that William died from small arms fire or grenade during Operation Clean Sweep, near Cu Chi Air Base. His body was recovered. William was born on August 29th, 1938 in Coats, North Carolina. SSG Parnell is on panel 05E, line 062 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 4 years.

He was the Husband of Mrs Madeline Parnell, Route 1, Benson, NC. The son of William Leslie Parnell

He served with Bravo Company, 1st Battlion, 5th Infantry, "Bobcats", 25th Infantry Division, "Tropic Lightning", USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), Two Purple Heart Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters for his combat related wounds, The Army Commendation Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.

manny   g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
“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 22, 2008
C Kildare
May Perpetual Light Shine Upon you and may God hold you in His loving arms. Well done good and faithful servant. Rest in peace.
Tuesday, March 02, 2004
Denis McDonough
Fellow bobcat 1/5 Mech

William,I just wanted you to know, you are not forgotten. You are loved and missed. My prayers to you and your family. If anyone knows this brave soldier who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Would you please contact Randy@Bobcat.WS so we can honor William by having his picture placed on his former unit the 1/5 Mech website memorial page and on the Wall.
Sunday, September 19, 2004
You are missed
Uncle Billy, Even though I never knew you I know all about you. You are so missed and loved. Mom speaks of you often. You are never far from our thoughts
Posted by: April Ennis Flowers
Relationship: Neice
Friday, September 24, 2010
We Remember
William is buried at Devotional Gardens in Dunn, NC
Posted by: Robert Sage
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Thank You
Dear William,
I am a sophomore at Gridley High School, Gridley, Illinois. I am writing this for the Gridley High School Posting Project. I would like to thank you for serving our country. Your courage and bravery are much appreciated. You will always be remembered.
Thank You and God Bless!
Emily Ringger
Posted by: Emily Ringger
Monday, February 23, 2004
Thank you for your sacrifice
This posting is part of the Gridley High School Posting Project in Gridley, Illinois. On behalf of the student body of my school, I would like to thank your for the sacrifice that you made for this country. You will not be forgotten
Posted by: K. Gaddy
Relationship: An American Student
Sunday, February 22, 2004

IN Olsen, David O, SGT 547
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Aug 26, 2015
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