WILLIAM B BEARDSLEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 4W, LINE 60 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM BURDON BEARDSLEY

WALL NAME

WILLIAM B BEARDSLEY

PANEL / LINE

4W/60

DATE OF BIRTH

02/09/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KIEN GIANG

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/20/1971

HOME OF RECORD

BATH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Clinton County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM BURDON BEARDSLEY
POSTED ON 6.4.2024
POSTED BY: Tom Studler

Remembering a friend

I was flying with Bill on the day he died. Bill and Mr. Royal were
Our wing man that day. We were flying a Hunter/killer mission in our OH-6A helicopters at extreme low level. I saw him go down with CW2 Royal. I wanted to thank them both for saving my life by sacrificing their lives. They were shot down with a new missile being deployed in Vietnam. The missile was fired at 1stLt. Zeibert and me. Mr. Royal and Bill flew between us and the missile and got hit instead of us. I have never forgotten that day and will carry it to my grave along with my eternal gratitude for their action. Rest in peace my friend.
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POSTED ON 7.27.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from Charles Butler is touching. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us....
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POSTED ON 2.9.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four William Burdon Beardsley, Served with C Troop, 16th Cavalry Regiment, 164th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 1.4.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SPEC 4 BEARDSLEY,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN AH-1 ATTACK HELICOPTER REPAIRER. IT IS STILL THE CHRISTMAS SEASON.AND WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU. IT IS NEW YEAR, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 1.13.2016
POSTED BY: Charles Alan Butler

Bill was my friend....

I met Bill in basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky January of 1970. We became very close buddies during that time. After basic we went to Fort Eustis, Virginia together. He went to a different company than I did but we stayed in close contact with each other. After we went to Vietnam we stayed in touch through letters. The worst letter that I ever got was the one that told me of his death. I was devastated. I still have that letter after all of these years. I found Bill's son and daughter in law through Facebook. His son and my son are both named Christopher. My son is ten years younger than Bill's son and when I named my son I did not know that Bill's son had been named Christopher.
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