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WILLIAM ARTHUR KIMSEY JR


is honored on Panel 35E, Line 7 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Welcome Home, Butch

    Posted on 7/14/18 - by Mary DeWitt
    No longer missing, William (Butch) Arthur Kimsey has also been returned and identified. These findings were accepted by his family - he is now home.



    SYNOPSIS: On January 21, 1968, an 01D aircraft (tail #57-2930) from "Catkillers" (220th Recon Aviation Company) departed the Hue/Phu Bai airfield on a combat support mission (the Marines describe the mission as an "NGF mission over North Vietnam") over the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The crew of the aircraft consisted of U.S. Army WO1 William A. Kimsey, Jr., pilot; and U.S. Marine Capt. Charles J. Ramsay, aerial observer.

    The aircraft was directing Naval gunfire on an active anti-aircraft site when radio contact was lost. Just prior to radio failure, WO Kimsey reported that their aircraft had been hit. A Forward Air Controller (FAC) on station conducted a search for several hours without locating the crash site or making contact with the crew.

    Defense Department records list a slight variance in latitude and longitude location of loss for Kimsey and Ramsay, but the U.S. Army confirms that both men were last known to be at grid coordinates YD230810, and that there is no reason to suspect either of the crew bailed out.
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  • In Honor

    Posted on 1/21/18 - by John Braun birds@epix.net
    CW2 Kimsey, You are remembered and honored. O-1D 66-13295.
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 5/30/16 - by Jean Burleson
    I have worn William Kimsey's POW/MIA bracelet since 1970. As we celebrate Memorial Day 2016, I still remember the sacrifices made by our brave young soldiers and pray that our country never forgets the price of Freedom.

    God bless those who paid the ultimate price - and may the families find comfort In knowing their loved ones are never forgotten.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/21/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear CWO William Arthur Kimsey Jr, 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
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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 2/17/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
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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.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.