WILLIAM E HIBPSHMAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 21W, LINE 13 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM EARL HIBPSHMAN

WALL NAME

WILLIAM E HIBPSHMAN

PANEL / LINE

21W/13

DATE OF BIRTH

12/08/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/25/1969

HOME OF RECORD

ANCHORAGE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Anchorage Borough

STATE

AK

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP5

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM EARL HIBPSHMAN
POSTED ON 7.26.2019
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of SP5 William E. Hibpshman

SP5 William E. Hibpshman was an Armor Crewman serving with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor, 25th Infantry Division. On June 25, 1969, 1st Platoon of B Company, 2/34th was providing security for a Rome plow land clearing operation in Binh Duong Province, RVN. While laagered in a night defensive position, the Americans were attacked by a hostile force employing mortars and small arms. Hibpshman was critically injured when he was hit by fragments from one of the incoming mortars rounds. He died waiting for medical evacuation that was delayed because the tactical situation on the ground made it too dangerous for aircraft to land. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, 2nd34tharmor.freeservers.com, and information provided by Carl Bell (October 2009) at thewall-usa.com]
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POSTED ON 5.29.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp5 William Hibpshman, Thank you for your service as an Armor Crewman. It was just Memorial Day when we honor you. I could not post then because this site was overwhelmed. Please watch over the USA, it still needs your courage. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.1.2018
POSTED BY: jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered. All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace William.
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POSTED ON 2.22.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP5 William Earl Hibpshman, 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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POSTED ON 10.8.2012
POSTED BY: Ruth Hibpshman, Jim & Robert Hibpshman - dlh

YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

YOU  ARE  NOT  FORGOTTEN

During the Vietnam War, soldiers did one-year tours of duty, their 'war year,' and Billy had about 100 days left when he got caught in a North Vietnamese Army mortar barrage. He died of multiple fragmentation wounds, one of 57 Alaskans killed in the war.

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