WILLIAM M EBEL
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HONORED ON PANEL 38W, LINE 65 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM MICHAEL EBEL

WALL NAME

WILLIAM M EBEL

PANEL / LINE

38W/65

DATE OF BIRTH

05/23/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/26/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WEST OLIVE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Ottawa County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM MICHAEL EBEL
POSTED ON 6.19.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. May you rest in eternal peace.
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POSTED ON 8.22.2019
POSTED BY: Tom Ross

So young

Bill, Even though we only knew one another for such a short time, I 'll never forget you. Always one of my hero's. Save a place for me at your table.
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POSTED ON 3.7.2019
POSTED BY: Bob Ebel

One of My Best Cousins

I have so many Amazing Memories with you and Love to tell all the Fun Stories of the stuff we did together as Kids. You are Always in My Heart. I am So Proud of you and miss you Everyday. Can’t wait to see you in Heaven.
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POSTED ON 9.26.2018

Final Mission of SP4 William M. Ebel

On November 26, 1968, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H from the 15th Medical Battalion was conducting a medical evacuation when it was shot down near Quan Loi and crashed and burned. There were no survivors. The lost crewmen included pilots CWO James D. Doran and 1LT Stephen C. Beals, crew chief SP4 John S. Alling Jr., and medics SP5 Johnny G. Gregg and CPL Robert E. Jones. There were six passengers aboard at the time of the shoot down. They included PFC Roger D. Algire, SP4 William M. Ebel, SP4 Bobby J. Perkins, SP4 Pietro Piconi, SP4 Curtis H. Rainer, and SP4 Patrick E. Smith. Also aboard was the body of PFC Lloyd A. Chess, who was killed in action previous to the attempted medical extraction. Chess was posthumously promoted to Corporal. The aircraft went down northwest of LZ Rita. The medevac reportedly received heavy ground fire and crashed roughly three miles south of the Cambodian border. At the time of the shoot down, all infantry companies in the vicinity had received orders to move south or southwest in a hurry to clear the area for an impending B-52 Arc Light strike. Two rifle companies were airlifted back to the location of the downed medevac. On November 28th (Thanksgiving Day), they located the wreckage and the bodies, confirmed the fatalities, and called for recovery assistance. All the bodies were recovered and airlifted back to Quan Loi. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 7.12.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sgt William Ebel,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. 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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