WILLIAM R SPILLERS
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HONORED ON PANEL 15W, LINE 68 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM ROBERT SPILLERS

WALL NAME

WILLIAM R SPILLERS

PANEL / LINE

15W/68

DATE OF BIRTH

10/01/1930

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/17/1969

HOME OF RECORD

WISSAHICKON GARDEN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Montgomery County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

LTC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM ROBERT SPILLERS
POSTED ON 8.7.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

William is buried at Macon Memorial Park,Macon,GA. DFC BSM AM-9OLC AFCM PH
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POSTED ON 4.19.2009
POSTED BY: Mike Bell, AFTWS member #83323

Remembrance profile begun on AFTWS

Lt Col Spillers was lost to us on 17 Dec 69 aboard A-37 Dragonfly tail #67-14526 in Binh Duong province South Vietnam, on a flight from (it is believed) Bien Hoa AB with the 604th TFS/8th Attack Squadron, under hostile fire.
A Remembrance profile for him has been started at: http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/usaf/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=Profile&type=Person&ID=81579
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POSTED ON 1.3.2007
POSTED BY: Nam Vet 2/502 Infantry 101st Airborne

NEVER FORGOTTEN

FOREVER REMEMBERED

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....
Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...."

Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces.

We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you , one of the gentle heroes and patriots lost to the War in Vietnam:

Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother.

From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers
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POSTED ON 10.4.2001

If I should die...remembrances for LTCOL. William Robert SPILLERS, USAF...who died so that FREEDOM AND JUSTICE MAY LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!....HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile.........Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine.....Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine.....and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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