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is honored on Panel 2E, Line 136 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 11/27/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Lt William Gendebien,
    Thank you for your service as an Air Traffic Controller. Happy Thanksgiving. 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 1LT William R. Gendebien

    Posted on 2/15/18 - by
    On October 26, 1965, a pair of U.S. Marine F-4B Phantom II aircraft from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 (VMFA-115), Marine Aircraft Group 11 (MAG-11), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW), were returning to Da Nang Air Base from a night combat mission with one jet reporting engine trouble. At 2148 hours, the two aircraft flew into the side of Monkey Mountain in Quang Nam Province, RVN, possibly distracted by the engine problem and low visibility. Both pilots and Radar Interceptor Officers (RIO’s) were killed instantly, and both aircraft were totally destroyed. The lost crewmen were pilots CPT William J. Tebow and 1LT John B. McHale, and RIO’s 1LT William R. Gendebien and CWO2 John R. Petty Jr. All remains were recovered. [Taken from]
  • Always Remembered

    Posted on 5/29/16 - by Marie
    You are always remembered and, Barb and the girls always in my heart ...lost to soon ??????
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/17/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear 1LT William Raymond Gendebien, 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, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 10/26/13 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Lt.
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