WILLIAM A KIMSEY JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 35E, LINE 7 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM ARTHUR KIMSEY JR

WALL NAME

WILLIAM A KIMSEY JR

PANEL / LINE

35E/7

DATE OF BIRTH

01/09/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/21/1968

HOME OF RECORD

RELIANCE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Polk County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CWO

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM ARTHUR KIMSEY JR
POSTED ON 12.16.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear CWO William Kimsey, Thank you for your service as an Utility & Light Cargo Single Rotor Helicopter Pilot. I am glad you were identified on 2001. Welcome home. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is Advent, and almost Christmas. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels
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POSTED ON 1.21.2019
POSTED BY: John Braun

In Hoinor

CWO William Kimsey, You are remembered. Many Catkillers remembering you, not just on this day.
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POSTED ON 7.14.2018
POSTED BY: Mary DeWitt

Welcome Home, Butch

No longer missing, William (Butch) Arthur Kimsey has also been returned and identified. These findings were accepted by his family - he is now home.

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SYNOPSIS: On January 21, 1968, an 01D aircraft (tail #57-2930) from "Catkillers" (220th Recon Aviation Company) departed the Hue/Phu Bai airfield on a combat support mission (the Marines describe the mission as an "NGF mission over North Vietnam") over the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The crew of the aircraft consisted of U.S. Army WO1 William A. Kimsey, Jr., pilot; and U.S. Marine Capt. Charles J. Ramsay, aerial observer.

The aircraft was directing Naval gunfire on an active anti-aircraft site when radio contact was lost. Just prior to radio failure, WO Kimsey reported that their aircraft had been hit. A Forward Air Controller (FAC) on station conducted a search for several hours without locating the crash site or making contact with the crew.

Defense Department records list a slight variance in latitude and longitude location of loss for Kimsey and Ramsay, but the U.S. Army confirms that both men were last known to be at grid coordinates YD230810, and that there is no reason to suspect either of the crew bailed out.
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POSTED ON 1.21.2018
POSTED BY: John Braun

In Honor

CW2 Kimsey, You are remembered and honored. O-1D 66-13295.
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POSTED ON 5.30.2016
POSTED BY: Jean Burleson

Never Forgotten

I have worn William Kimsey's POW/MIA bracelet since 1970. As we celebrate Memorial Day 2016, I still remember the sacrifices made by our brave young soldiers and pray that our country never forgets the price of Freedom.

God bless those who paid the ultimate price - and may the families find comfort In knowing their loved ones are never forgotten.
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