WILLIAM L DEAL
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 15 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM LEANDER DEAL

WALL NAME

WILLIAM L DEAL

PANEL / LINE

1E/15

DATE OF BIRTH

11/15/1927

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/02/1963

HOME OF RECORD

MAYS LANDING

COUNTY OF RECORD

Atlantic County

STATE

NJ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM LEANDER DEAL
POSTED ON 4.13.2019
POSTED BY: William Findlay, MD

Your Name

Your name was mentioned in the book Vietnam, An Epic Tragedy by Max Hastings. I was so moved that I felt compelled to learn more about you. May your name never be forgotten. I am sorry that you did not see your son grow up.
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POSTED ON 11.15.2018

William

William.... Honoring You on your birthday...God bless
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POSTED ON 4.19.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt William Deal,
Thank you for your service as an OH-58 Helicopter Repairman. 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 9.21.2017
POSTED BY: Susan Frambes

Thank You

Thank you, Sgt. Deal, for your service. I found out today that there is a street named in your honor here in your hometown, Mays Landing, New Jersey.
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POSTED ON 6.18.2016
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of SGT William L. Deal

Final Mission of SGT William L. Deal
SGT William L. Deal was a helicopter mechanic assigned to the Utility Tactical Transport Company (UTT) Helicopter Company, 145th Aviation Battalion, U.S. Army Support Group Vietnam, Military Assistance Advisory Group, Vietnam (MAAGV). On January 3, 1963, SGT Deal’s unit was providing airlift support for ARVN units engaged in the Battle of Ap Bac which took place in Kien Tuong Province, RVN, about 35 mile southwest of Saigon. SGT Deal was the crew chief on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1B (tail number 62-01882) during the battle. While entering the battle zone, the aircraft was shot down after coming under hostile small arms fire. SGT Deal was fatally wounded in the incident. The pilot and co-pilot survived the attack. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vhpa.org]
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