WILLIAM G SILVA
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HONORED ON PANEL 21E, LINE 16 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM GREGORY SILVA

WALL NAME

WILLIAM G SILVA

PANEL / LINE

21E/16

DATE OF BIRTH

12/17/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/29/1967

HOME OF RECORD

EAST PROVIDENCE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Providence County

STATE

RI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM GREGORY SILVA
POSTED ON 5.29.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT William Gregory Silva, 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 5.27.2016
POSTED BY: SSG Charles T.Coates Retired

I was with you at Tan Phong May 29 1967

I was just a 19 year old kid and was scared. You were my squad leader. That is a night. I will never forget. You made the ultimate sacrifice that night for your country. I salute you and you will never be forgotten
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POSTED ON 2.15.2016
POSTED BY: Charles T. Coates SSG Retired

You were my Squad Leader

It has been 47 years and I still remember that night . I don't remember the details but I was scared. It was dark and you really couldn't see what was happening except for the intermitten flares that were going off. Charlie had got inside the perimeter and using foliage to camoflauge his movements. I don't recall what transpired but you got your squad together and we started moving out.. You moved ahead of us in the dark and we lost contact and were unable to link up with you because we got pinned down by fire every time we would move so we got stuck behind a berm that's where we ended up staying til morning keeping our heads down. Did not learn you had paid the price til we got lifted out and back at basecamp. I wonder to this day if your squad had made it with you would we be here today or paid the price too. That is a question that will be left unanswered. Even as my squad leader I didn't get to really know you. I was just a 19 year old kid just trying to stay alive to come home.
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POSTED ON 2.15.2016
POSTED BY: Charles T. Coates SSG Retired

You were my Squad Leader

It has been 47 years and I still remember that night . I don't remember the details but I was scared. It was dark and you really couldn't see what was happening except for the intermitten flares that were going off. Charlie had got inside the perimeter and using foliage to camoflauge his movements. I don't recall what transpired but you got your squad together and we started moving out.. You moved ahead of us in the dark and we lost contact and were unable to link up with you because we got pinned down by fire every time we would move so we got stuck behind a berm that's where we ended up staying til morning keeping our heads down. Did not learn you had paid the price til we got lifted out and back at basecamp. I wonder to this day if your squad had made it with you would we be here today or paid the price too. That is a question that will be left unanswered. Even as my squad leader I didn't get to really know you. I was just a 19 year old kid just trying to stay alive to come home.
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POSTED ON 7.9.2008
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

William is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Providence,RI.
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