WILLIAM A GUNTER JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 25E, LINE 83 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM ANTHONY GUNTER JR

WALL NAME

WILLIAM A GUNTER JR

PANEL / LINE

25E/83

DATE OF BIRTH

10/29/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/02/1967

HOME OF RECORD

NATCHEZ

COUNTY OF RECORD

Natchitoches Parish

STATE

LA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM ANTHONY GUNTER JR
POSTED ON 10.28.2021
POSTED BY: Donnq Moore

Happy Heavenly Birthday

You will forever remain in our hearts and prayers
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POSTED ON 10.29.2020
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class William Anthony Gunter Jr., Served with the 523rd Transportation Company, 54th Transportation Battalion, 8th Transportation Group, United States Army Support Command (Qui Nhon), 1st Logistical Command, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 2.22.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC William Gunter,
Thank you for your service as a Light Vehicle Driver. 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 9.2.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 3.29.2018

Final Mission of PFC William A. Gunter Jr.

On September 2, 1967, an eastbound convoy of 90 trucks of the 523rd Transportation Company was returning to An Khe from Pleiku under the protection of only two gun jeeps with M- 60 machine guns. Convoy drivers were lightly armed with rifles and only four or five 20 round-magazines of ammunition. At 1855 hours that evening, as the convoy snaked around a series of curves along highway QL-19, an NVA company struck the convoy. They disabled the lead gun jeep with a 57mm recoilless rifle round and detonated a claymore mine mounted on sticks level with the driver’s head. Simultaneously, the enemy immobilized a tanker truck in the convoy and trapped the lead convoy. Mines on boards placed across the road were detonated in front of the next three trucks behind disabled lead jeep. They also sprung a secondary ambush on the other half of the convoy, setting a tanker on fire. An estimated 60 to 80 enemy soldiers dug in about 30 yards up a hill began firing down on the trucks. Reinforcements, helicopter gunships, and the late arrival of a C-47 “Spooky” gunship would relieve pressure on the besieged convoy. A total of eight Americans were killed in the ambush, including SP5 James M. Bagshaw, SSGT Claude L. Collins, PFC Roy L. Greensage, PFC William A. Gunter Jr., PFC Lloyd R. Hughey, PFC Arthur W. Reinhardt, SP4 Ronald W. Simmons, and PFC Robert L. Stebner Jr. Seventeen other Americans were wounded. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vietnam-guntrucks.com]
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