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is honored on Panel 16E, Line 20 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • The Final Bridge

    Posted on 4/13/15 - by Steve Conto, Menasha, WI
    William is buried at Highland Memorial Park, section 8, block 30 next to the Garden of Prayer section, 7th row in from the service road, 3rd column in from the south.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/7/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 William Robert Janka, 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.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Remembrance

    Posted on 3/22/13 - by Lori Garbett


  • Final Mission of U.S. Army helicopter CH-47A tail number 66-00071

    Posted on 10/22/12 - by

    The helicopter crashed inverted, exploded, and burned. No direct evidence of enemy fire, but classified by Army as combat strike. Crew members included 1LT Robert E. Wise (KIA), CW2 Orman D. Phillips (KIA), SP4 William R. Janka (KIA), PFC Richard C. McKee Jr. (KIA), and SP6 Dennis W. Smith (KIA). The flight included three passengers: SP6 Clifford E. Sparks (KIA), SP4 Kenneth W. Lampman (KIA), and one unnamed personnel who perished in the crash. [Taken from]

  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/8/12 - by Robert Sage

    William is buried at Highland Memorial Park, New Berlin, WI. SM AM-OLC

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The Wall of Faces

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