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is honored on Panel 10E, Line 36 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 8/9/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear LT JG William Bullard,
    Thank you for your service as an Unrestricted Line Officer (Pilot) from the U. S. S. ORISKANY. Happy 75th Birthday, and your 49th anniversary is approaching. You are still MIA,
    Please come home.
    America still needs your courage. Be at peace with the angels.
  • Final Mission of LTJG William H. Bullard

    Posted on 7/24/14 - by
    The USS ORISKANY was a World War II-era carrier on duty in Vietnam as early as 1964. The ORISKANY at one time carried the RF8A (number 144608) flown by MAJ John H. Glenn, the famous Marine astronaut (and later Senator) flew in his 1957 transcontinental flight. In October, 1966 the ORISKANY endured a tragic fire which killed 44 men onboard, but was soon back on station. In 1972, the ORISKANY had an at-sea accident which resulted in the loss of one of its aircraft elevators, and later lost a screw that put the carrier into drydock in Yokosuka, Japan for major repairs, thus delaying its involvement until the late months of the war. The ORISKANY's 1966 tour was undoubtedly one of the most tragic deployments of the Vietnam conflict. This cruise saw eight VA 164 "Ghostriders" lost; four in the onboard fire, one in an aerial refueling mishap, and another three in the operational arena. On August 26, 1966, LTJG William H. Bullard launched from the decks of the ORISKANY in his A-4E Skyhawk on a night combat mission. Mechanical problems were encountered during the launch, and Bullard's aircraft went down near the carrier. Bullard was never found, and was listed Killed, Body Not Recovered. He is listed among those still prisoner and missing in Southeast Asia because his remains were never found. The ORISKANY was on station in the Gulf of Tonkin about 110 miles east of the city of Ha Tinh at that time. [Narrative taken from; image from]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/25/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear LTJG William Harry Bullard, 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
  • William Harry Bullard

    Posted on 10/14/11 - by Janna Hoehn
    Photo from his high school yearbook
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 9/29/11 - by Jack Ruffer
    In Remembrance
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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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