HONORED ON PANEL 19W, LINE 99 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM CARL ADAMS

WALL NAME

WILLIAM C ADAMS

PANEL / LINE

19W/99

DATE OF BIRTH

10/02/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/23/1969

HOME OF RECORD

JUNCTION CITY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Geary County

STATE

KS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

SGT

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Contact Details

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM CARL ADAMS
POSTED ON 4.1.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

As long as you are remembered you will never die...
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POSTED ON 10.2.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Sergeant William Carl Adams, Served with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 8.31.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation

William Carl Adams

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Corporal
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Corporal William Carl Adams (MCSN: 2082965), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Squad Leader with Company D, First Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with military operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 2 June 1967, during Operation UNION II, Corporal Adams' unit came under intense enemy automatic weapons and mortar fire and grenade attack while conducting a search and destroy mission in Quang Nam Province. Quickly evaluating the situation, Corporal Adams skillfully maneuvered his squad across the fire-swept terrain toward the enemy positions. Completely disregarding his own safety, he repeatedly exposed himself to hostile fire and, while delivering effective M-79 grenade fire against the enemy positions, sustained a hand wound. Ignoring his painful injury, he steadfastly remained in his position and continued to effectively direct his squad. Observing a platoon on his right flank moving directly into the enemy fields of fire, Corporal Adams fearlessly ran through the hostile fire to warn the unit, however he was thrown to the ground by an exploding grenade. Despite multiple body and head wounds, Corporal Adams immediately regained his feet and courageously completed his extremely hazardous mission. Returning to his squad, he remained with his men, directing their fire and encouraging them throughout the remainder of the fire fight and then assisted in the collection and evacuation of the wounded. On the following morning, only after ordered to do so by his commanding officer, did he accept medical treatment for his wounds. His outstanding leadership and bold initiative were an inspiration to all who observed him and contributed significantly to the accomplishment of his unit's mission. By his courage, exceptional professionalism and selfless devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Adams upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.
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POSTED ON 6.7.2018
POSTED BY: Steve Delp

Wrong Picture

The wrong picture of William C. Adams has been removed. Thanks for letting us know.
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POSTED ON 11.11.2016

Honoring our Sgt. Adams

The photo of the older man is not Sgt Adams. Sgt. Adams died just shy of his 23rd birthday.
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