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  • Date of Birth:7/21/1947
  • Date of Casualty:2/5/1968
  • Home of Record:NORWICH
  • County of Record:NEW LONDON COUNTY
  • State:CT
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Row:37E, 43
  • Casualty Province:BINH DINH


  • Date of Birth:7/6/1948
  • Date of Casualty:2/5/1968
  • Home of Record:WEST CONCORD
  • County of Record:MIDDLESEX COUNTY
  • State:MA
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Row:37E, 43
  • Casualty Province:THUA THIEN


is honored on Panel 37E, Row 43 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance


  • Thank You, Sir

    Posted on 2/5/16 - by Andrea
    You died 48 years ago serving our country. God bless you and may you rest in peace. More importantly, thank you for your service in our military.
  • Remembering You

    Posted on 2/5/15 - by Weather
    Remembering you on the anniversary of your death. I want to thank you for your service to our country and God bless you. I read a book on Khe Sahn, and now whenever I see a Marine who died in Quang Tri and was involved in that Hill that was in the 800's, I always wondered if you and the others were part of the book I read? Rest in peace, Marine.
  • Remembering You Today

    Posted on 2/6/14 - by Andrea
    I didn't know you, but want to thank you for serving our country and to remember and honor you today on the anniversary of your death.
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 2/5/14 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, Vietnam
    Semper Fi Marine.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/12/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC William Dean Selders, 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
  • Always in our heart

    Posted on 9/6/12 - by Connie, Lindy & Diana

    Hey Big Brother we still think of you every day & miss you more than we can explain. It's a comfort to know you are with Dad, Mom, and Cindy. Love you!

  • Remembrance

    Posted on 7/11/12 - by John Goss, Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum


  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/22/11 - by Robert Sage
    William is buried at Riverside Cemetery, Cody, Park County,WY.
  • Thank you PFC William Dean Selders

    Posted on 2/5/04 - by Donald Lytle
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you William Dean Selders, for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    Again, thank you PFC William Dean Selders, for a job well done!


  • Childhood friend and fellow Marine

    Posted on 3/26/01 - by Frank James
    We grew up together and joined the Marines the same year.
  • To A Fallen Kilo Company Brother

    Posted on 2/5/01 - by Dennis Mannion and I did not know one another personally, but I was in Kilo Company, 3/26 with you. I was the FO (but not an officer) and so we must have been on convoy duty, ambushes, and patrols together. We shared Christmas '67 and we shared Hill 861 (and its terrors). I went back to Khe Sanh this past July and I went to 861. I was up there for the better part of 2 days and I walked around the entire perimeter. I prayed for you as well as for the others in Kilo -- both the living and the dead. I hope you heard me. On this, the 33rd anniversary of your death (5Feb01), I hope that God holds you in his loving arms.
  • miss you partner

    Posted on 4/27/00 - by Jay Newton
    Willie I still think of you often hope to see you in heaven cpl newton

    Posted on 3/1/99 - by Loyde P. Arender
    You know you cannot bring me back,
    You know that I am gone,
    I walk the streets of Heaven now,
    It's my eternal home,
    But think of me now and then,
    Just as you do today,
    Remember that I died for you,
    So America could stay,
    A land where men are equal,
    A land where men are free,
    A land I lived and died for,
    When you think of Freedom,
    "THINK OF ME".

    Submitted and written by Loyde P. "Snake" Arender, Machine-gunner, K 3/26, USMC. IN REMEMBERANCE OF OUR K 3/26 KIA. From the KILO COMPANY/3RD MARINE BATTALION/26TH MARINE REGIMENT ROSTER HOMEPAGE.

    "I TRIED"

    "I TRIED" my best to save you,
    Both you and God know "I TRIED",
    "I TRIED" to stop the hand of death,
    As I knelt there by your side,
    "I TRIED" everything that I could do,
    During the fire-fight in Nam that day,
    But no matter how hard "I TRIED",
    There was nothing I could do or say,
    I stared deep into your eyes,
    I held you as you died,
    And though no words were spoken,
    I believe you know "I TRIED".

    Submitted by R. Keith Miller - Corpsman - K 3/26. Written by Loyde P. "Snake" Arender - K 3/26 Machine-gunner, USMC. IN REMEMBERANCE OF OUR K 3/26 KIA. In appreciation of "Doc" (Dedicated to all of our K 3/26 Corpsmen).

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