WILLIAM G MARTIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 41W, LINE 60 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM GEORGE MARTIN

WALL NAME

WILLIAM G MARTIN

PANEL / LINE

41W/60

DATE OF BIRTH

03/16/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/13/1968

HOME OF RECORD

TITUSVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Brevard County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM GEORGE MARTIN
POSTED ON 5.14.2023
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 sunlight 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.
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POSTED ON 6.30.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC William Martin, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. The 52nd anniversary of the start of your tour was 8 days ago. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Independence Day is this weekend. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 1.4.2018
POSTED BY: Gus Caporale

Bill Martin

Bill was a very good friend of mine. I live in Cumberland Md and Bill visited family here. I lace tried for years to make contact with some of his family. I learned of his death when I got back from Vietnam myself. If anyone knows anything about any family of his I would appreciate hearing from you.
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POSTED ON 1.4.2018

Final Mission of PFC William G. Martin

PFC William O. Austin, PFC Bryan M. Chilcote, PFC Jack D. Golden, PFC William G. Martin, SGT John P. Pellegrino, and PFC Richard C. St. Amand were infantrymen serving with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, the “Black Lions” of 1st Infantry Division. In October 1968, Bravo Company, along with the battalion, were conducting a RON, a Remain Over Night search and destroy operation in Bien Hoa Province, RVN. The operation involved patrolling their area of operations by day, then setting up an overnight defensive position. In the morning, they would head out again after conducting a “mad minute,” a practice where the Americans opened fire with all available weapons at the trees, bushes, ant hills, and anything else in front of their position to kill any snipers or other infiltrators. On October 13th, the Black Lions ran into NVA (North Vietnamese Army) or Viet Cong fortified bunkers. An intense firefight broke out, and they became pinned down. Artillery support was called in, and the Americans eventually pulled back, firing as they retreated. During the engagement, Austin, Chilcote, Golden, Martin, Pellegrino, and St. Amand were killed. Later, a helicopter came over and dropped water, picks, and shovels so the Lions could dig in for the evening. The night was quiet, but no one slept. The next morning, October 14th, a helicopter returned, and the fallen troopers were put on the chopper with the picks and shovels. Because of the cramped cabin space, three GI’s pulled off the line were forced to sit on the bodies of the dead during their flight back to camp. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Joe Kordzikowski (October 2017)]
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POSTED ON 10.16.2015
POSTED BY: Joe Kordzikowski

Fellow Bravo Company Black Lion

Bill, I fought with you in Bravo Company on the 13th of October. We were on a R.O.N. looking for charlie and we found him. We were pinned downed, you lost your life. We fell back, called in artillery and made a night defensive perimeter. The next day we boarded a Huey, Myself and two others were going on R&R, you with other fallen were going home. There wasn't much space in that chopper and I'm forever sorry for climbing on top of our fallen brothers. Please forgive me, I'll always live with that memory.
Rest in Peace Black Lion.
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