WILLIAM C TOTH
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 69 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM CHARLES TOTH

WALL NAME

WILLIAM C TOTH

PANEL / LINE

1E/69

DATE OF BIRTH

04/21/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/27/1964

HOME OF RECORD

SCOTTSDALE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Maricopa County

STATE

AZ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM CHARLES TOTH
POSTED ON 7.6.2017
POSTED BY: Mark Coonrad

Final Mission of PFC William Charles Toth

U.S. Army Private First Class William Charles Toth from Grosse Pointe, Michigan was a Special Forces Qualified Combat Engineer assigned to Detachment A1-332 (To Chau), Delta Company, 5th Special Forces Group, US Army Support Command Vietnam, MACV. According to Vietnam Military Lore, Legends, Shadows and Heroes (Bows, 1997), on the morning of October 27, 1964, he was traveling in a motorized water patrol on the Cambodian border in in Kien Giang Province. As the patrol rounded a bend in the river, approximately forty Viet Cong sprung their ambush. PFC Toth, who was standing on deck, returned fire at the enemy and directed fire at the VC positions. During the firefight, He was hit in the chest with multiple small arms fire and suffered a sucking chest wound. Medical aid was administered, but he died before he could be evacuated.

Heavily influenced by the deaths of Special Forces Soldiers James Gabriel and Wayne Marchand on April 8, 1962, PFC Toth had enlisted in the Army while attending the University of Arizona. He had over two years of service and was 22 years old and unmarried when he died.

[Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Vietnam Military Lore, Legends, Shadows and Heroes (Bows, 1997)]
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POSTED ON 12.27.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

WE Remember

William is buried at White Chapel Cemetery, Troy,MI.
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POSTED ON 10.16.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC William Charles Toth, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 10.27.2009
POSTED BY: 60's Girl

On Your Angel Day

I don’t know where to begin to express my gratitude to someone so courageous, but I will try.

I want to thank you for taking up the call to serve your country so honorably and I want to thank you for the ultimate sacrifice that any man can make – your precious life. Please know that these mere words come from my heart and I mean ever one of them.

No matter how others may feel you did not die in vain, nor was the war senseless. You and your brothers-in-arms whose names are engraved on The Wall have and will be an influence for good in this country. You and the others have influenced the youth of our country – this is shown by the remembrances these young people have left for all of you on this site. You all have touch a cord in them and they will remember your sacrifice all of their lives; so, your deaths are not in vain.

I am proud of you and the others and can hardly wait for the day when I will be able to meet you and give my thanks to you all.

You courageous men have touched me to my very soul with your selfless actions and I will spend the rest of my day honoring you all in whatever way that I can. Thank you for the bottom of my heart!!

On this your Angel Day I leave this quote for you it’s from the movie We Were Soldiers:

To fallen soldiers, let us sing,
Where no rockets fly or bullets wing
Our broken brothers let us bring
To the Mansions of the Lord

No more bleeding, no more fight
No prayers pleading through the night,
Just divine embrace, eternal light
In the Mansions of the Lord

Where no mothers cry and no children weep
We will stand and guard though the angels sleep
Through the ages safely keep
The Mansions of the Lord
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POSTED ON 10.20.2006
POSTED BY: Bill Nelson

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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