WILLIAM A DEBATES
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HONORED ON PANEL 28W, LINE 102 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM ARTHUR DEBATES

WALL NAME

WILLIAM A DEBATES

PANEL / LINE

28W/102

DATE OF BIRTH

09/01/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/01/1969

HOME OF RECORD

PEORIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Peoria County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM ARTHUR DEBATES
POSTED ON 4.21.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 William Debates,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Your 49th anniversary was this month....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 11.18.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 William Arthur Debates, 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 4.14.2011

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Rest in peace with the warriors.
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POSTED ON 11.8.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

William is buried at St Mary's Cemetery in Peoria,IL. ARCOM
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POSTED ON 4.13.2006
POSTED BY: Gregory, Payne

IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM ARTHUR DeBATES

WILLIAM ARTHUR DeBATES
Peoria, Illinois
Specialist Four E-4
Service Number 54828253
MOS 11B40 Infantryman
D Co 4th BN 12th Inf 199th Light Infantry Brigade
01 September 1948 -01 April 1969
Age 20
Body Recovered
My Yen, Gia Dinh Province, South Vietnam
None-hostile, Died of Other Causes
Other Accident - Ground Casuality
Panel 28W Line 102




I first met SP/4 WILLIAM ARTHUR DeBATES, on my enterance into 3rd Squad, 1st Platoon, D company 4th Battalion 12th Infantry 199th Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam. He was a good person, with a good sense of humor. Unfortunately, WILLIAM was inocently involved in a grenade accident that took the lives of two other people, SGT RICHARD ALLEN THURSBY, and PFC JAMES EARL BOUYER all perished together. SP/4 WILLIAM ARTHUR DeBATES' loss was felt through out the entire Company, as well as friends and family. Now may he rest in Peace in the golden light of eternal Love. Your Commrade in Arms, SP/4 Greg Payne 3rd Squad, 1st Platoon, D Company 4th Battalion 12th Infantry 199th Light Infantry Brigade. E-mail [email protected]
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