WILLIAM R GRAVES JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 13W, LINE 131 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM RALPH GRAVES JR

WALL NAME

WILLIAM R GRAVES JR

PANEL / LINE

13W/131

DATE OF BIRTH

10/18/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHUOC LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/15/1970

HOME OF RECORD

MURPHY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cherokee County

STATE

NC

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM RALPH GRAVES JR
POSTED ON 3.15.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Silver Star Medal Award

Lt. William Ralph Graves, Jr. was awarded the Silver Star Medal for his conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action. He served as an Infantry Unit Commander and was assigned to A CO, 1ST BN, 8TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV,
See https://army.togetherweserved.com/army
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POSTED ON 10.18.2020
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

First Lieutenant William Ralph Graves Jr., Served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 1.22.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt William Graves,
Thank you for your service as an Infantry Unit Commander with the 1st Cavalry. 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 5.29.2016

Tribute to a friend

We were freshman roommates at Wake Forest Universtity. He was a gentle and caring man. He had the physical abilities to play Pro football . I have visited the Wall three times and ea h time I seek out his name . A life cut short way to soon. RIP old friend.
William ( Bill ) J Parker Jr.
Colonel (R) US ARMY
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POSTED ON 3.3.2016
POSTED BY: Stephen Horn

A Lot of Bill Graves Stories

Bill and I trained together at Fort Benning: Infantry Officer Basic, Jump School and Ranger School. He was the biggest guy in every school, maybe the biggest guy on the Post. We shared an apartment at the Camelia Motel. Got me hooked on reading The Cherokee Scout so I knew who was visiting who around Murphy. Cruised Victory Drive in his big sedan to whatever restaurant happened to be serving "All You Can Eat." Jumped out of an airplane one scary night with him behind me, knowing he fell faster than everyone else.

Say "Bill Graves" and my son can tell you stories for an hour. He's heard me tell them so many times, he's got them all memorized. He even wrote a song about Bill, a guy who died years before he was born. That pretty much tells it.
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