WILLIAM A GRIFFIS III
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HONORED ON PANEL 14W, LINE 62 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM A GRIFFIS III

WALL NAME

WILLIAM A GRIFFIS III

PANEL / LINE

14W/62

DATE OF BIRTH

11/22/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH TUY

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/24/1970

HOME OF RECORD

SAN ANGELO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Tom Green County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM A GRIFFIS III
POSTED ON 2.9.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Captain William Griffis,
Thank you for your service as as Infantry Officer. 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 2.6.2019
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of CAPT William A. Griffis III

Final Mission of CAPT William A. Griffis III
On January 24, 1970, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 67-17559) from A Troop, 7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, was participating in a reconnaissance in force (RIF) operation in the 7th ARVN Division Area of Operations in Dinh Tuong Province, RVN, ten miles to the north and northwest of Vinh Long. During the operation, the helicopter was entering a landing zone when a booby-trapped ammunition container exploded. The gunner on the aircraft, SP4 Nathanial Thomas, and a passenger, U.S. Marine advisor CAPT William A. Griffis III, were killed by the blast. Two Republic of Vietnam Marines were also killed, including the executive officer of the 4th Infantry Battalion. Three U.S Army personnel were wounded, and the helicopter was completely destroyed after crashing. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 3.29.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain William A Griffis III, 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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POSTED ON 1.24.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine, USMC, Vietnam

Semper Fi

Semper Fi, Captain.
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POSTED ON 5.9.2013

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Rest in peace with the warriors.

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