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WILLIAM EDWARD ADAMS


is honored on Panel 3W, Line 54 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • An old friend from Phouc VinhBill Vn

    Posted on 6/1/15
    RIP my friend...
  • An old friend from Phouc VinhBill Vn

    Posted on 6/1/15
    RIP my friend...
  • I Miss You

    Posted on 11/5/14 - by Melanie
    I'm doing a presentation again. Another presentation where I get to share your story.
    Ama is always willing to tell me about it - about you. I wish you were here to tell me about it yourself. I wish you could witness the amazing mother and father your children have become, and the wonderful grandma Ama has been to my cousins and me.

    I never met you, but I miss you, and I'm still not quite sure how that could be.
    I hope that, someday, when I meet you, you'll be proud of me. I can't wait for the day I get to meet you.
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  • Still thinking of you

    Posted on 5/26/13 - by Philip R. Fogle, Capt. (MC) USNR. Ret. pfogle@msn.com

    I still remember your smile. I stll remember your friendship. I still think of you often. I was blessed to have known you at Wentworth when we were so young. You are forever in my memory and have my admiration for eternity.

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  • Bill, my friend and fellow warrior

    Posted on 5/6/13 - by LTC Donald E. Long, US Army, Retired warlord.long@gmail.com

    Bill and I were both assigned to the 176th Assault Helicopter Company in Ft. Benning, GA. The unit was formed there for deployment to Vietnam. Bill and I were selected to be on the 'packing and crating' detail. We were both Captains at the time and were part of a team charged with packing up everything to get the unit to Vietnam. Bill was as hard a worker as I had ever seen up to that point. The work caused us to have long days and no break even at Christmas time before we shipped over in Feb '67. He, his wife Sandra and I with my wife did manage to go out for a nice meal one evening before we deployed. Time didn't allow for more. When we arrived in Vietnam his work ethic continued. I was also impressed with his quiet and gentle manner of leadership. His abilities were such that even though he was an Artillery Officer he was picked to be our maintenance officer for a time to ensure we would be combat ready. Bill was always 'on the go' working hard and late into the day. He, like all of us, also flew combat assault missions on this, his first tour. Unfortunately, he and I were both eventually sent to other units and didn't see each other again. I was totally shocked to learn of his death but not surprised at all at the actions he took to save others. That was Bill. Due to his leadership abilities and his manner, we other officers had discussed the fact that we felt he would be a General some day. He was that kind of person and he is certainly missed. It appears his son is also that kind of person and I congratulate him on his career.

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The Wall of Faces

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