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is honored on Panel 23E, Line 27 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of RD1 Wilbur L. Cosson

    Posted on 3/11/18 - by
    On July 7, 1967, in the Long Toan Secret Zone, two river patrol boats, PBRs 152 and 160, were acting as a blocking force for Vietnamese troops when they came under fire from a hut near the beach at mouth of Co Chien River in Vinh Long Province, RVN. The PBRs, together with four Vietnamese Navy Junks, returned the fire, killing at least two of the Viet Cong. One of the crewmen on PBR-160, RD1 Wilbur L. Cosson, was killed by the enemy fire. [Taken from and U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam Monthly Historical Summary, July 1967]
  • Thank You

    Posted on 2/3/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear RD1 Wilbur Cosson,
    Thank you for your service as a Radarman 1st Class. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/7/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear RD1 Wilbur L Cosson, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 12/7/10
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/4/09 - by Robert Sage
    Wilbur is buried at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in DeFuniak Springs, FL.
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The Wall of Faces

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