It was a long time agoPosted on 10/15/16 - by Robert V Martin1969 was more than 40 years ago and I can still remember the day the Army informed us of your death.MORE
I wish I could remember other things as clearly but the few that do remain are of you letting your little brother tag along when, you Benjamin Pellet rifle in hand, took me on a safari behind your house in Destrahan, LA. Or how you teased and laughed at me until I screamed or the time you taught me to ride a bike on the sidewalk at our house on 9th Street, Lake Charles.
You were six years older and a lifetime of experience beyond mine when you died. I will cherish the memories I have of an older brother, a friend a tormentor and an hero. May we meet in the next life and share more time than this one allowed.
Final Mission of WO1 William T. MartinPosted on 5/13/15 - by firstname.lastname@example.orgOn July 13, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter OH-6A (tail number 68-17165) from F Troop, 8th Cavalry Regiment, Americal Division was on an armed reconnaissance mission north of Chu Lai when it was shot down. There were no survivors. The three crewmen included pilot WO1 William T. Martin, observer SFC Graham H. Howison, and SP5 Clifford W. Weekley. [Taken from vhpa.org]MORE
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 7/13/13 - by Curt CarterDear WO William Torbert Martin, sirMORE
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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
My brother will always be rememberedPosted on 11/26/11 - by Anne Martin MannMy smart, motivated red-headed brother was doing what he loved. Our family will always remember him for following his passion.MORE
We RememberPosted on 7/4/11 - by Robert Sage email@example.comWilliam is buried at Orange Grove Cemetery, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish,LA.
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.
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