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  • Wall Name:ROBERT M YOUNG
  • Date of Birth:1/17/1945
  • Date of Casualty:5/2/1970
  • Home of Record:NEW ALEXANDRIA
  • County of Record:WESTMORELAND COUNTY
  • State:PA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CAPT
  • Panel/Row:11W, 89
  • Casualty Province:


  • Date of Birth:7/8/1945
  • Date of Casualty:5/3/1970
  • Home of Record:BETHEL
  • County of Record:OXFORD COUNTY
  • State:ME
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:CAPT
  • Panel/Row:11W, 90
  • Status:MIA
  • Casualty Province:LZ


is honored on Panel 11W, Row 89 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Willie Bedford & Charles Bedford

    Posted on 9/20/16 - by
    We never had the honor of meeting. You were my cousin. I'm the granddaughter of Percy Lee Bedford of Austin Texas. Thank you for your service. Our Bedford family line runs long with women and men who have served and continue to serve today. My dad(Percy Eugene Bedford) my middle son (still serving in the Army) and of course yourself, showed so many of your love, honor and dedication to the freedoms we ALL have today. Our Freedoms came with a price of you serving our country. I salute you and love you for your humanity and courage.
  • You will not be forgotten

    Posted on 7/16/15 - by James Duszynski
    Although I grew up in Milwaukee, I never knew Willie. I did serve in Vietnam at the same time he did and I will keep him in my prayers and thoughts forever.
  • Grade school buddy!

    Posted on 5/31/15 - by L. Benson
    If memory serves me right....Charles and Willie Bedford went to St Benedict the Moor School with us. I recognized him from the pictures. I'm not sure if there are pictures of them in the school's archives. They were given pet names by other classmates in reference to Willie being more fair in complexion than Charles. R.I.P. Dear childhood friend.and national hero.
  • Peace with Honor

    Posted on 5/29/15 - by Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota
    You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor Willie.
  • Story on finding the photos of Willie Bedford

    Posted on 5/28/15 - by Jessica McBride, senior journalism lecturer, UW-Milwaukee
    You can read a story by a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student journalist here about the finding of Willie Bedford's photos. His were the last photos needed of Wisconsin service members who died in Vietnam. RIP Willie Bedford.
  • Brother in-law

    Posted on 5/25/15 - by
    We never met, I like to thank you for you sacrificing your life for your country and me. God have you in his arm, when I get to heaven where you are then I have my arms around you.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 5/3/15 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Marine.
  • My Beloved Brother

    Posted on 4/23/15 - by charles bedford
    Jr. I never got a chance to let you know how much I loved you. I pray for you everyday, I will never forget my Brother. Love Charles
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/6/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PVT Willie Bedford, 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
  • Bravo 1 - 1, 1st Platoon. May 3, 1970

    Posted on 6/3/12 - by Michael ' Sonny ' Lowe
    I was the Guns Squad Leader of 1st. Platoon and was on the patrol that day in May when we stopped by the Song Yen River to wash up and cool our feet. There was a Dam with a powerful hydrofoil that Pvt. Bedford must of slipped into within the blink of an eye. We searched for him for two days, and was found on the third day by a Vietnamese fisherman. ' Heaven holds a place for the faithful departed ' . May your spirit watch over your family and friends, and may the light of God shine upon you. Semper Fi Marine.

    Sgt. Michael ' Sonny ' Lowe
    Bravo 1 - 1, 1st Platoon Guns
    Nov 68 - Feb 69,
    Aug 69 - Aug 70.
  • Not forgotten

    Posted on 5/3/05 - by Dave Kruger, 196th LIB. 66-67
    Willie, Although we never met, I just want you to know you are not forgotten. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, your life for what you believed in. Sleep well and thank you.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 3/26/05 - by Robert Sage
    Willie is buried at Wood Nat Cem,
  • Remembering a Great Soldier

    Posted on 5/3/04 - by Cory Foster
    I am a student in Gridley Illinois and for a Gridley High School posting project in U.S. History, my class and others are trying to post remembrances to all of the soldiers who have no remembrances on this monument. It is important to me, not only as an assignment, but as a duty that every soldier who may seem forgotten, but never will be, is recognized. I would like to thank you for all you have given us, with the deepest and sincerest thank you.


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