BILLIE T PRESSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 26E, LINE 97 OF THE WALL

BILLIE TAYLOR PRESSON

WALL NAME

BILLIE T PRESSON

PANEL / LINE

26E/97

DATE OF BIRTH

05/02/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/20/1967

HOME OF RECORD

PADUCAH

COUNTY OF RECORD

McCracken County

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BILLIE TAYLOR PRESSON
POSTED ON 10.23.2018
POSTED BY: Troy hill

My mother’s favorite cousin

I was too young to know him but my mother spoke of him quite often as being a great person and cousin. When she came to visit me in Norfolk,while I was serving in the navy, one of the first things she wanted to do was make the trip to DC to find his name on the Memorial. After all those years I still remember her crying when we found it.

Mike, i Have not seen you in a while. Hope you are doing well. Take care. Troy
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POSTED ON 9.27.2016
POSTED BY: Michael Presson

Thank you!

I am the youngest of two sons of Capt. Billie Presson. My name is Mike and I live in Fairhope, Al. My daughter told me about this page today. Thank you all for your kind words about my dad. I was 3 when he was killed and still miss him. I would love to speak with those who knew him.
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POSTED ON 12.31.2015
POSTED BY: 'French' Gibeault

My War Memories of Capt. Billie Presson

My War Memories of Capt. Billie Presson
This Memorial Tribute is a bit hard for me as Capt. Billie was my platoon leader in the 1st platoon, 187th Assault Helicopter Company. The things I remember the most about him was he would give his life for his men, in return we would gladly lay down our life for him. Capt. Billie led from the front, making every one of us feel like we mattered, rank be dammed. God Bless you Billie, see you in the next LZ.

Clear Right,
Frenchy
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POSTED ON 9.19.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain Billie Taylor Presson, 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 12.18.2012

Final Mission of CAPT Billie T. Presson

On September 20, 1967 CAPT Billie T. Presson was a flight platoon leader with the 187th Assault Helicopter Company operating in III Corp. CAPT Presson was killed during the last extraction from what appeared to be a secure PZ. He had led the Blackhawk flight throughout the day conducting Eagle Flights for the 25th Infantry Division in the Hobo woods. Four ships were hit by enemy ground fire throughout the mission but continued to fly. CAPT Pressen died from a single bullet wound in the head while sitting in the PZ as the troops loaded. [Taken from vhpa.org and 187ahc.net]

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