EDWARD O BILSIE
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HONORED ON PANEL 31E, LINE 9 OF THE WALL

EDWARD ORVILLE BILSIE

WALL NAME

EDWARD O BILSIE

PANEL / LINE

31E/9

DATE OF BIRTH

07/02/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/30/1967

HOME OF RECORD

OLYMPIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Thurston County

STATE

WA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR EDWARD ORVILLE BILSIE
POSTED ON 10.28.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us....
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POSTED ON 7.2.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Staff Sergeant Edward Orville Bilsie, Served the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.
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POSTED ON 3.15.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR STAFF SERGEANT EDWARD BILSIE,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A MEDICAL NCO WITH THE 1ST CAVALRY. THANKS, TOO, FOR THE LIVES YOU SAVED. 1ST CAV WAS THE UNIT OF A FRIEND'S BROTHER. SAY HI TO MIKE. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF 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 ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. MANY OF US HAVE BEGUN OUR JOURNEY TO EASTER. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.
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POSTED ON 5.14.2016
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (WI) - December 8, 1967

MISSING MADISON GI NOW LISTED AS DEAD

MADISON, WIS. - A Madison soldier has died in Vietnam, his relatives here have been informed.
He was Army SSgt. Edward O. Bilsie, the son of Orville Bilsie.
The defense department said Bilsie originally listed as missing, was now listed as dead from non-hostile causes.
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POSTED ON 3.11.2016

Final Mission of SSGT Edward O. Bilsie

On November 30, 1967, a U.S. Air Force C-7B (#62-4175) from the 458th Tactical Airlift Squadron (TAS), 483rd Tactical Airlift Wing (TAW) at Cam Ranh Air Base, hit a mountain about 5 miles south of Qui Nhon after a bad weather missed approach. On the initial approach to Qui Nhon, the pilot was advised that the weather at the airfield had fallen below safety minimal. He replied that he would to proceed to Nha Trang where the weather conditions were better. Enroute to Nha Trang the aircraft hit a mountain at 1,850 feet. The presence of low clouds and rain had reduced visibility to about two miles. It took search and rescue teams five days to locate the crash site in the dense jungle. Twenty-six people were killed in the crash. The four lost crewmen included MAJ Thomas D. Moore Jr., MAJ William J. Clark III, SSGT Arturo Delgado-Marin, and SSGT Stanley J. Yurewicz. Two Air Force passengers and 18 U.S. Army personnel, including two U.S. civilians, were also killed in the accident. Five of passengers were medical personnel. They had been temporarily assigned to a Pleiku hospital and were returning to Qui Nhon. They included CAPT Eleanor G. Alexander, 1LT Jerome E. Olmsted, 1LT Hedwig D. Orlowski, 1LT Kenneth R. Shoemaker, and SP5 Phillip A. Ogas. Other lost personnel included SSGT Edward O. Bilsie, SP4 Bobby G. Brown, A1C Daryl L. Davis, PFC William R. Godwin, SGT William E. Groves, SGT Whyley E. Josh, SFC Bobby D. Likens, 1LT Norman F. Loeffler Jr., SSGT Jose L. Miranda-Ortiz, SSGT Clarence L. Palmer, CPL Jack Rogers, SP4 Lawrence D. Snyder, SGT Teddy Waxman, PFC Libert J. Weldon Jr., and PFC Edward J. Williamson. [Taken from forest-lawn.com, coffeltdatabase.org, and findagrave.com]
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