WILLIAM S CUTTING
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HONORED ON PANEL 47E, LINE 31 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM STANLEY CUTTING

WALL NAME

WILLIAM S CUTTING

PANEL / LINE

47E/31

DATE OF BIRTH

10/29/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

OFFSHORE, MIL RG IV

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/01/1968

HOME OF RECORD

LEBANON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Grafton County

STATE

NH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

AO2

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM STANLEY CUTTING
POSTED ON 10.25.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

NEVER FORGOTTEN

SMN William Stanley "Bill" Cutting is buried in Section B, #54 of the Valley Cemetery in Lebanon, NH.

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Semper Fortis.
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POSTED ON 3.20.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear AO2 William Cutting,
Thank you for your service as an Aviation Ordnance 2nd Class. It is the first day of Spring. Happy Spring! 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.
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POSTED ON 6.28.2016

Final Mission of AO2 William S. Cutting

On April 1, 1968, a U.S. Navy P-3B Orion (#153445) was on a routine coastal surveillance patrol as part of Operation Market Time, the Navy's effort to stop troops and supplies from flowing by sea from North Vietnam to South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The aircraft, operating out of U Tapao, Thailand, received a requested assistance in establishing visual reconnaissance of a large Cambodian landing support ship (LSSL) that was reported to be off-loading cargo to sampans near the Cambodian Island of Hon Doc in the Gulf of Thailand. The Orion responded to the request and moments later reported to the Coastal Surveillance Center at An Thoi that it had received hostile fire from a .50 caliber antiaircraft gun. The P-3B was hit in the starboard wing, knocking out the #4 engine and starting a fire. All attempts to extinguish the flames were unsuccessful. Flying too low to bail out, the crew had to choose between ditching in hostile waters or attempt to make an emergency landing at Phu Quoc airfield less than 20 miles away. Within sight of the runway, and their wing still aflame, the crew prepared to land their stricken aircraft. As the plane banked left onto its final approach, the starboard wing tore off between #3 and #4 engine, and the P-3B tumbled into the sea with no survivors. The lost crew included LTJG Frank E. Hand III, LTJG Stuart M. McLellan, LTJG Brian J. Mathison, LTJG Michael J. Purcell, AME2 Donald W. Burnside, AT1 Kenneth L. Crist, AO2 William S. Cutting, AXC Donald E. Kulacz, AX3 Delmar L. Lawrence, AE1 Donald F. Wood, ADJ2 Edward O. Wynder, and AX1 Alvin G. Yoximer. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and public.navy.mil]
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POSTED ON 11.18.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear AO2 William Stanley Cutting, 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
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POSTED ON 3.29.2004
POSTED BY: T.J. Kaupp

Thank You

American support for the war in Vietnam has always been controversial. However, never once has any American citizen doubted the devout earnestness possessed by American Soldiers. My name is T.J. Kaupp and I am with the Gridley High School Posting Project. Your actions install a sense profound respect in me. Thank you, America will never forget your sacrifice.
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