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is honored on Panel 24W, Line 6 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/16/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL William Robert Hale, 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
  • I remember Bill

    Posted on 11/11/15 - by Gary L. (Gabo) Crow
    Bill and I met when we were in fourth grade and were immediate best friends. We kinda lost track right after high school graduation when we both went to different schools. The summer when we were nineteen we got together again and hitchhiked to California . . . flew to Hawaii and spent a couple of weeks sleeping in cars, on the beach, wherever we could. We were "invincible" at that time.

    I went to Vietnam in '68 and was seriously wounded on May 14, 1968. Bill went to Vietnam in '69 and was killed on May 14, 1969. I last saw Bill at Fort Polk, LA when he was in basic training. I was an instructor in Tigerland and was able to get together with Bill and another friend, Norman Teeter, also from Russellville (killed June 9, 1969. We shared a few beers and a few laughs and I never saw either of them again. They were two of the BEST!
  • We Remember

    Posted on 2/27/12 - by Robert Sage
    William is buried at Snell Cemetery, Emmett, Nevada County,AR.

    Posted on 3/11/04 - by Chris Spencer
    It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.
  • Remembering Hale

    Posted on 6/15/03 - by Alan Kirby Milton
    I was a SSGT in his Platoon.Hale was one of four men who tried to cross a dry rice patty field to connect with Charlie Co. who were 100yds away.About half way across they were cut down with automatic fire.Eight days later I was part of a team who recovered their bodies.May Hale Rest In Peace
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