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is honored on Panel 32W, Line 40 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/19/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL William Steven Riggs, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 4/28/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 6/4/10 - by Robert Sage
    William is buried at Washington Park Cemetery East in Indianapolis, IN. BSM/OLC AM PH
  • We Will Always Remember His Sacrifice

    Posted on 1/12/04 - by Co. D, 2/7th Cavalry
    He was one of us and is listed on our Roster of Heroes at
  • Tom Sawyer

    Posted on 5/27/03 - by john guillory
    I remember saying your smiling face looked like what I imagined Tom Sawyer's face would look like. If I didn't say it, I know I thought it, and I should have told you. Your pleasant smile made me feel comfortable, and that's saying something, considering the situation. You used to say that you knew the future, maybe you did, and maybe you should have told me.

    I sure wish you were here today, so I could see your smile again. Your smiling face, your heroism, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

    Thank you Bill for the smiles and the comfort.

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