WILLIAM C ECKES
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HONORED ON PANEL 16E, LINE 51 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM CARL ECKES

WALL NAME

WILLIAM C ECKES

PANEL / LINE

16E/51

DATE OF BIRTH

09/20/1940

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NIHN THUAN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/10/1967

HOME OF RECORD

BEACH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Golden Valley County

STATE

ND

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

JO1

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM CARL ECKES
POSTED ON 9.20.2020
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Petty Officer First Class William Carl Eckes, Served with United States Naval Activity (Saigon), United States Naval Forces Vietnam (USNAVFORV).
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POSTED ON 9.20.2020
POSTED BY: Malli

William

William.....Honoring you on your birthday....Never forgotten...God Bless
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POSTED ON 7.13.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear JO1 William Eckes,
Thank you for your service as a Journalist 1st Class. 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 6.25.2016

Final Mission of JO1 William C. Eckes

On March 10, 1967, a U.S. Navy VC-47J (#99844) from Tan Son Nhut Air Base Detachment, Naval Support Activity (NAVSUPACT) Saigon, USNAVFORV, suffered a wing failure and crashed into a hillside near Phan Rang while on an administrative Navy flight between Cam Ranh Air Base and Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Saigon, RVN. There were no survivors. The crew included pilot LCDR Robert G. Kerr Sr., co-pilot LCDR Leo C. Hester Sr., and crewmen ADR1 Cecil L Chapman and AE3 Francis R. Ferron Jr. There are varying accounts as to the number of passengers that were on this flight with as many as 21 quoted on some websites. However, a reliable Vietnam War casualty database (coffeltdatabase.org) suggests there were 10 passengers. Their website provides the following names: LT James M. Albright, LCDR Donald G. Brown, LT John C. Crawford, JO1 William C. Eckes, SP4 John H. Flynn, SFC Byron D. Hamlett, CAPT James J. L. Johnson, 2LT Roger W. Rabey, and CAPT Jacob F. Stepan. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and various web-based sources]
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POSTED ON 2.12.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear JO1 William Carl Eckes, 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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