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is honored on Panel 23W, Line 117 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Misadventure (Friendly Fire)

    Posted on 2/21/18 - by
    SGT William D. Bushard, PFC Larry R. Gilbertson, and SP4 William D. Sparks were infantrymen serving with B Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. On June 9, 1969, they were on a night combat operation with their unit southwest of Tam Ky in Quang Tin Province, RVN, when a supporting artillery shell directed at the enemy burst over their position. The 105mm round scattered fragments which fatally wounded Bushard, Gilbertson, and Sparks. Sparks was posthumously promoted to sergeant. [Taken from]

    Posted on 8/28/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    Dear Sgt William Bushard,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. As the another summer comes to an end, it is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 6/9/16 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT William Dean Bushard, 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
  • Thank You

    Posted on 6/9/15 - by A Grateful Vietnam Vet
    Thank you Sgt. Bushard for your leadership and courage under fire.
  • An highschool upper classman remembered

    Posted on 7/21/14 - by Bruce Gaylord
    I had been home only a few months from my second tour in Vietnam when the word came that you had perished in the land I had left. There were so many of us, having spent our time, were coming home, carrying the scars that no one would ever see. And then we were to face the reality that one of our townsmen and upper classman was not going to join our ever enlarging group ,of young vets. I am still so sorry for your loss.
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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.

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