WILLARD A PHILSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 14E, LINE 105 OF THE WALL

WILLARD ARLIN PHILSON

WALL NAME

WILLARD A PHILSON

PANEL / LINE

14E/105

DATE OF BIRTH

08/08/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/01/1967

HOME OF RECORD

GERING

COUNTY OF RECORD

Scotts Bluff County

STATE

NE

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLARD ARLIN PHILSON
POSTED ON 5.11.2021
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Willard Philson, Thank you for your service as General Draftsman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Mother’s Day just passed. 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 5.19.2016

Ground Casualty

SP4 Willard A. Philson was a general draftsman assigned to Headquarters & Headquarters Company (HHC), 168th Engineer Battalion, 79th Engineer Group. On February 1, 1967, he stepped on a land mine while crossing over the perimeter wire to the adjoining ARVN compound and was killed. Men from the 162nd and 407th routinely visited the ARVN compound to buy beer and other “necessities” of life. No one knew the area between the two compounds was mined until this incident. There was some speculation that the mines were old Japanese mines left over from WWII. Mine-clearing teams were brought in shortly thereafter and the area was cleared. [Taken from vhpadata.org]
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POSTED ON 11.11.2014
POSTED BY: Rick Cortez

Remembering Will

I met Will at Ft Devens the Fall of '64. He became a good friend of mine and Dan Mirsky. Will was one of the nicest and kindest buddy I met in the service . I just visited the Wall last month and reflected on our loss
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POSTED ON 11.8.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Willard Arlin Philson, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 9.26.2012
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Willard is buried at West Lawn Cemetery, Gering,NE. BSM PH

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