WILLIAM J LILLY
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HONORED ON PANEL 9E, LINE 24 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM JOSEPH LILLY

WALL NAME

WILLIAM J LILLY

PANEL / LINE

9E/24

DATE OF BIRTH

01/31/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/15/1966

HOME OF RECORD

ROWAYTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Fairfield County

STATE

CT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

CPL

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LEFT FOR WILLIAM JOSEPH LILLY
POSTED ON 12.17.2001
POSTED BY: Sgt Lee Fritchman

A damn good Marine, friend and comrade.

Will always remember the days in 1/6. What a guy, friend to all, courageous, honorable and dedicated. "Godspeed"
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POSTED ON 9.14.2000
POSTED BY: Eileen Murphy Slade

A Fond Memory From St. A's 1962-63

I met Bill Lilly when he was dating my roommate at St. Anselm's College Manchester, NH, in the early 1960's. Her name was Peggy Quinn. They made a great couple. They were a lot of fun together always laughing and dancing. As short as she was, Bill was tall. I can still see that great head of RED hair on Bill. ....I visited Vietnam last year, and I said a prayer at the outdoor temple at the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum. I couldn't help but think of all the fellows who died for our country. ....The other fellow I said a prayer for was "Buster" Deyermond from Andover, MA. He was a high school friend of my brother Bob Murphy. I knew Buster's brother Cal. They were a great family. They were good looking and full of "energy". ....Both Bill and Buster were much too young and full of life to die (both in Quang Tri Province). I am very grateful for their ultimate sacrifice, and the sacrifice of their families. With heartfelt gratitude, Eileen Murphy Slade
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POSTED ON 6.25.2000
POSTED BY: Joseph W Lilly

Joseph,Thanks for everything

I share his last name and I was born in 1939, served in the USAF, 1960-1964.I'm sure that William Joseph was a nice young man, and I'm so sorry that His young life was taken in a war that never should have been.God will surely take good care of his soul for eternity.He is with God and the Saints forever and ever.With love ,Joseph W Lilly
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POSTED ON 12.29.1998
POSTED BY: Tom Nelson

My Buddy Bill

I grew up with Bill in Rowayton. We met in nursery school when we were both 4, and were best friends until he died. Bill was 6'5" tall, with red hair, freckles all over, and a love for comic books! He came from a big family of 2 brothers and 3 sisters. He died too young, and had only 2 weeks to go in Vietnam before he was killed. For whatever reasons, his life was to be a short one. He never got a chance to grow old with his buddies, and I often think back to the days we were growing up. We all had great times in those early years, and he throughly enjoyed the time he had on planet Earth! He enjoyed life, sports, and was a life long sailor on the Long Island Sound! He would have made a great husband and father had he lived. God had other things in mind, and we all know that he is at peace in Heaven. Bill is buried in West Norwalk, Connecticut. We all miss him!
Tom Nelson, Valley Center, CA
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