WILLIAM G SCHANCK JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 22W, LINE 109 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM G SCHANCK JR

WALL NAME

WILLIAM G SCHANCK JR

PANEL / LINE

22W/109

DATE OF BIRTH

01/24/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/21/1969

HOME OF RECORD

CHEPACHET

COUNTY OF RECORD

Providence County

STATE

RI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

2LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM G SCHANCK JR
POSTED ON 4.23.2017

Thank you

Thank you so much for serving our country and our community. I am forever grateful for you and your family!
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POSTED ON 6.21.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 2LT William G Schanck Jr, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 2.28.2015
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission 2LT William G. Schanck Jr.

Final Mission 2LT William G. Schanck Jr.
At approximately 1045 hours on June 21, 1969, a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter CH-46D (tail number 154811) from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165 was on a reconnaissance insertion mission in Quang Nam Province, RVN, about 22 1/2 miles northwest of Danang, when the aircraft was hit by hostile enemy fire, causing the helicopter to crash and burn. The helicopter was attempting to insert a recon team at position ZC033864. The attempt was abandoned because of enemy opposition, and the aircraft was moving away when the gunner heard a loud explosion from the controls closet area. The co-pilot reported later that the aircraft lost boost pressure. It is suspected that the aircraft as hit in the controls closet area by a rocket propelled grenade (RPG). Another report suggested small arms fire damaged the helicopter. The aircraft then went out of control and crashed. Pilot 1LT William L. Peters Jr. and crew chief LCPL Paul E. Petroline plus six members of the recon team, including 2LT William G. Schanck Jr., LCP Frank J. Bosco, LCPL Richard A. Weil Jr., PFC Arthur C. Council III, PFC Robert L. Crites Jr., and PFC James O. Hall Jr. were killed in the crash. The co-pilot, the two gunners, and the remaining two members of the recon team were injured and later rescued. [Taken from vhpa.org]
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POSTED ON 1.6.2015

today

yesterday, today, and tomorrow you will be in my heart
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POSTED ON 8.1.2014
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

William is buried at Acotes Hill Cemetery, Glocester, Providence County, RI.
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