WILLIAM N DODSON JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 54W, LINE 9 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM NEAL DODSON JR

WALL NAME

WILLIAM N DODSON JR

PANEL / LINE

54W/9

DATE OF BIRTH

11/09/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/28/1968

HOME OF RECORD

KANSAS CITY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cass County

STATE

MO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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LEFT FOR WILLIAM NEAL DODSON JR
POSTED ON 1.13.2024

Ground Casualty

PFO William N. Dodson Jr. was a Multichannel Equipment Operator serving with Radio Relay and Construction Company (RR&C Co), 7th Communication Battalion, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Amphibious Force. The 7th Communication Battalion provided radio, communication center, radio relay, and telephone support throughout the I Corps Area (Military Region I). During June 1968, the RR&C Co supplied additional multi-channel Radio Relay support to the Korean Marine Brigade and to Task Force X-Ray, a brigade-size component of the 1st Marine Division built around the 1st and 5th Marine Regiments. The Construction platoon also completed laying underground cable from the 7th Marines command post to the 26th Marines command post, re-establishing land line communication to the 7th Marines for the first time since the Tet Offensive in early 1968. On June 28th, Dodson and another RR&C Co member with two Marine combat engineers and two Marine communications specialists were preparing for a patrol near Da Nang in Quang Nam Province, RVN, when a grenade Dodson was holding depinned. The grenade exploded in his hand, wounding all members of the patrol. Five were transported by ambulance to the 1st Medical Battalion hospital at Da Nang, including Dodson who died enroute. One of the Marines was treated at the scene and released. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “7th Comm Bn Logistics Summary Report for June 1968” at ttu.edu]
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POSTED ON 5.3.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
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POSTED ON 11.9.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class William Neal Dodson Jr., Served with the Radio Relay and Construction Company (RR&C), 7th Communications Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 5.28.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC William Dodson,
Thank you for your service as a Multichannel Equipment Operator. It is Memorial Day, and we remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time 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
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC William Neal Dodson Jr, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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