WILHELM L KEGLEWITSCH
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HONORED ON PANEL 21E, LINE 106 OF THE WALL

WILHELM LUDWI KEGLEWITSCH

WALL NAME

WILHELM L KEGLEWITSCH

PANEL / LINE

21E/106

DATE OF BIRTH

09/17/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/15/1967

HOME OF RECORD

CHICAGO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cook County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILHELM LUDWI KEGLEWITSCH
POSTED ON 11.26.2023
POSTED BY: John E Reif

27th Maintenance An Khe, Vietnam 1966-1967

11/25/2023 Williie was in my unit when he passed away. I was the supply clerk that mailed his belongings to his family in Chicago. I lost his sister's address and uncle's address in Ohio. If you are reading this please let me know their address. I have pictures of the 1st. Cav Div. 27th Maintenance An Khe, Vietnam.
John E. Reif 354 NW 200 ST Carrollton, Illinois 62016 Thank you!
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POSTED ON 2.26.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

War drew us from our homeland
In the sunlit springtime of our youth.
Those who did not come back alive remain
in perpetual springtime -- forever young --
And a part of them is with us always.
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POSTED ON 12.7.2022

Ground Casualty

PFC Wilhelm L. Keglewitsch was a radio repairman serving with Headquarters & Headquarters Company (HHC), 27th Maintenance Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. The 27th Maintenance Battalion arrived in Vietnam on September 15, 1965, and was immediately transported to the base camp at An Khe in Binh Dinh Province, RVN, to begin its role of division support. Keglewitsch, a draftee, joined the battalion in September 1966. During the same year, the battalion, in addition to the supply operations, had completed more than 22,000 maintenance jobs. In his tenth month in Vietnam, Keglewitsch fell ill, and on May 31, 1967, was admitted to the 67th Evacuation Hospital in Qui Nhon. The following morning, he was placed on the seriously ill list with a diagnosis of meningoencephalitis, the condition of inflammation of the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The disease is usually contacted by a virus, bacterium, parasite, or other microorganism; doctors treating Keglewitsch believed his was viral. His condition failed to improve, and he expired at 4:55 PM on June 15, 1967. Keglewitsch was 23 years old. His body was forwarded to the U.S. Army Mortuary at Tan Son Nhut Air Base where Graves Registration personnel prepared the remains for shipment back to his family in the United States. Following his death, Keglewitsch received a posthumous promotion to Corporal. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 12.3.2022

CPL Wilhelm L. Keglewitsch’s Military ID Card

Image courtesy of Redbird Research LLC, Saint Charles, MO.
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POSTED ON 12.3.2020
POSTED BY: William R Keglewitsch

Thank you

Thank you, Uncle Willy. I never had the privilege of meeting you but I know the great man you were. I hope to one day meet and thank you personally.
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