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is honored on Panel 45E, Line 19 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 1/28/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT William Earl Cofran, 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
  • Best HS friend

    Posted on 3/9/11 - by Steve Lewis
    Thinking of you Bill.
  • My Buddy Billy

    Posted on 2/16/10 - by Robert Kirkconnell

    Little League, Halloween pranks, and other mischief! I was in Vietnam when Bill was killed. He went into the Airborne because he was afraid of heights. In high school, we got into trouble when we set off a firecracker in the movie theater.... One memory after another flows through my mind when I think of "Billy." My buddy, taken way too early in a war that is about as sorry as it can get. No reason for it. Billy should still be here with us. I miss him, but I am thankful to have known him and his family.

  • Photo

    Posted on 10/30/09


  • We Remember

    Posted on 10/29/04 - by Robert Sage
    William is buried at Arlington Nat Cem.
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The Wall of Faces

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