The Wall of Faces

Advanced search +

WILLIAM B CHRISTENSON


is honored on Panel 21W, Line 92 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Leave a Remembrance

REMEMBRANCES

  • An American Hero

    Posted on 7/10/18 - by Janice Current janlc75150@yahoo.com
    Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. You gave everything you had to give. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
    MORE
  • Air Loss Over Land

    Posted on 1/18/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On July 10, 1969, U.S. Army helicopter AH-1G (tail number 67-15707) from C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, suffered a rotor separation during aerobatics on an unauthorized flight and crashed in Thua Thien Province, RVN, killing both occupants. The flight occurred at approximately 1510 hours when CW2 William B. Christenson, without proper authorization, took the helicopter from LZ Sally on an unnecessary test flight with an unqualified observer, 1LT John R. Frye. At approximately 1600 hours, witnesses stated that they saw an unidentified AH-1G in the vicinity of the crash site, performing acrobatic flight and simulated firing runs. At approximately 1620 hours, a witness stated that he saw the AH-1G in a steep dive, trailing smoke. The aircraft crashed with an explosion on impact. A second, larger explosion occurred according to this witness, which he stated appeared to be a fuel cell. A Vietnamese witness stated that the rotor head came off while the helicopter was still high in the air. The main rotor head with one blade and a portion of the other blade still attached was found approximately 400 meters north of the crash site. Wreckage at the crash site was widely scattered, with small pieces found as far as 75 meters from the center of impact. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vhpa.org]
    MORE
  • Thanks

    Posted on 11/19/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    Dear CWO William Christenson,
    Thank you for your service as an Utility & Light Cargo Single Rotor Helicopter Pilot. Happy Thanksgiving. This is the month that we remember all those who have passed-on. We remember you. It is so 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 strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
    MORE
  • We remember

    Posted on 10/6/14 - by Robert Sage
    William is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Hanover, NJ.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 12/2/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear CWO William B Christenson, 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
    MORE
1 2

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.