HONORED ON PANEL 3W, LINE 68 OF THE WALL

CARL WILHELM BORCHERS

WALL NAME

CARL W BORCHERS

PANEL / LINE

3W/68

DATE OF BIRTH

12/05/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BIEN HOA

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/06/1971

HOME OF RECORD

GRAYLING

COUNTY OF RECORD

Crawford County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CWO

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LEFT FOR CARL WILHELM BORCHERS
POSTED ON 6.6.2018
POSTED BY: John Braun

In Honor

CW2 Borchers, You are remembered and honored. Pilot of YO-3A 69-18004 on that ill-fated flight.
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POSTED ON 2.28.2018
POSTED BY: CWO Russell Fields

Best of Friends

Carl and I were both prior service and went thru basic training together. Then flight school,and on to Long Than North RVN.He flew the YO-3A and I the OV-1 Mohawk. I flew one mission with him and after that we coordinated our missions when we were in the same area. We worked together to get my Mohawk to be quiet like his YO-3A.I used infra red to help look for him on that his last mission. God Bless Your Soul Rest in Peace
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POSTED ON 12.18.2017
POSTED BY: Jim Knibbs

Thank you for your service

Bill Borchers or “Billy” as we knew him then was my childhood idol. His parents and mine were close friends. Even though he was 10 years older than me he was always kind and generous of his time. He built a Fiber Fab avenger kit car on a Volkswagen chassis with a Corvair 6 cylinder engine. I would ride my bike to his house and hand him wrenches and clean things just to go for a ride. One time at the only stop light in Grayling a nice looking GTO pulled up next to us and the guy yelled over what’s that and Billy told him and he said what’s it got in it and he told him, and his response was to rev his engine and say you should have put in an engine like this. As you can guess when the light turned green we immediately left the. GTO in the dust. I have many fond memories of Billy and continue to look up to him.
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POSTED ON 11.19.2017
POSTED BY: Jerry Jerome

I miss you old friend

So much fun in Grayling. The water, the friends, the girls. Oh to do it all again. That was a long time ago Bill. Maybe we can do it again??
I think you for your service. And I know you had some fun over there - But what a waste of human lives. The politicians here are still messed up.
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POSTED ON 5.1.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER BORCHERS,
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT FIXED WING PILOT. YESTERDAY WAS THE 42ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE FALL OF SAIGON. I AM SO SORRY. 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. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.
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