WILLIAM J BECKER
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HONORED ON PANEL 14W, LINE 16 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM JOHN BECKER

WALL NAME

WILLIAM J BECKER

PANEL / LINE

14W/16

DATE OF BIRTH

01/21/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/09/1970

HOME OF RECORD

LAKEVIEW

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cortland County

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM JOHN BECKER
POSTED ON 8.30.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from your college friend Jim is especially poignant. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us...
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POSTED ON 7.2.2021
POSTED BY: Jim

From our college days

From our college days. I remember you well from Buffalo State and when you went into the military. You lived a very difficult life up to that time. Several years ago my daughter and I were in Washington. We stopped at the Vietnam Wall. I touched your name on the wall. I began to cry, my daughter asked me why I was crying. I told her it was because of you and all these men on this wall that gave me the freedom to have her. Thank you buddy and you’ll always be remembered . God bless you !
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POSTED ON 6.19.2017

Ground Casualty

LCPL William J. Becker was a mortarman serving with 1st Combined Action Group, Combined Action, III Marine Amphibious Force (III MAF). While serving in a line company in Vietnam, LCPL was stricken with illness. He was evacuated to a U.S. military hospital in Japan where he died January 9, 1970, as a result of appendicitis. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Angola Marine’s Death Caused by Appendicitis.” Publication and date unknown]
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POSTED ON 1.11.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR LANCE CORPORAL BECKER,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A MORTARMAN. SEMPER FI. THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IS OVER, AND IT IS A NEW YEAR, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. 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 8.11.2016
POSTED BY: chris firlit holehan

Remembering the artist

Bill was a fabulous artist. He always wanted to study art in Japan. The irony of it all was that he died in a hospital in Japan from non combat injuries. He was a peacemaker at heart and it was so fun being his friend. I am so glad that I met him.
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