WILLIE J THIGPEN
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HONORED ON PANEL 7W, LINE 48 OF THE WALL

WILLIE JUNIOR THIGPEN

WALL NAME

WILLIE J THIGPEN

PANEL / LINE

7W/48

DATE OF BIRTH

09/21/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH TUY

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/08/1970

HOME OF RECORD

OCALA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Marion County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIE JUNIOR THIGPEN
POSTED ON 2.9.2018
POSTED BY: Skip Balavender

Memories never fade

I was there that day and only 5 feet from Wille when the medics gave their all to save his life.Thie Sept will be 48 years and we never forgot SHORTY.
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POSTED ON 12.28.2016

a hero

I never got to meet you, but u are my father's brother n he speaks about u often, how much he miss n love u in tears, although ur not here, but u are in our HEART! MY THIGPEN FAMILY PERSONAL HERO! MR. WILLIE THIGPEN. RIP UNCLE WILLIE??
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POSTED ON 3.11.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SGT Willie Junior Thigpen, 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 1.10.2015

WE SERVED TOGETHER

RIP....A TRUE AMERICAN HERO FROM THE GUYS WHO KNEW HIM CHARLIE CO 2/8 1ST AIR CAV 69-70
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POSTED ON 4.16.2014
POSTED BY: Peggy S. Butler (Niece)

I Will Remember You!

So, he no longer walks among us, this man whom I call hero, uncle, or any adjective that describes his uniqueness. Therefore, If the measure of a man is what he gives to others, then Willie "Shorty" Thigpen, was indeed a giant.

And for everyone who was privy to know him, their lives were enriched by his presence. So, to Willie, who gave his family, friends, and the military, his all, we have tried to repay his efforts, by becoming happy, successful adults, infused in the pomp and ceremony of his graciousness.

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