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is honored on Panel 32E, Line 54 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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    Posted on 5/16/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Lt William Dickson,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantry Unit Commander. Yesterday was the 43rd anniversary of the last battle of the war. It has been too long, and it's about time 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.
  • Final Mission of 2LT William D. Dickson

    Posted on 4/23/18 - by
    PFC Vernie H. Powers was a member of Company C, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division. On December 24, 1967, PFC Powers was an acting squad leader in an element of a platoon-sized patrol on a mission to establish an ambush in Kontum Province, RVN. During movement to the ambush site, about 20 miles west-southwest of Dak To, Powers' squad made contact with three North Vietnamese soldiers, killing one. The platoon then received automatic weapons fire from Hill 900, resulting in the death of the platoon leader, 2LT William D. Dickson. Powers was wounded by a gunshot above the eye. Witnesses, who included the platoon medic, reported that Powers bled heavily from the mouth and nose, and despite the medic's efforts, he apparently died. Because of increasing enemy fire, the platoon withdrew from the area, leaving Powers, whom they believed to be dead, behind. The platoon called for air strikes and artillery on their former position for about one hour. When elements of the platoon returned after the artillery and air strikes, PFC Powers' body could not be found during a thorough search. 2LT Dickson’s remains were recovered. [Taken from,, and]
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 7/30/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Second Lieutenant William Douglas Dickson, Served with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/19/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear 2LT William Douglas Dickson, 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
  • Our Hero

    Posted on 6/11/10 - by carole
    Thank you to all who posted here.He was the most wonderful of men, kind, funny, easy going and would have been the greatest father. My beautiful daughter is the present he gave me and she in turn blessed me with a carbon copy grandaughter. On this father's day his two girls will be in DC at the wall to pay tribute to a man who should still be here with us. They both are so like him, in appearance and values. Both love the outdoors and all animals. I think he is pleased they turned out so well. God Bless all who remember him.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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