WILLIAM K WORD
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HONORED ON PANEL 23W, LINE 13 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM KENEITH WORD

WALL NAME

WILLIAM K WORD

PANEL / LINE

23W/13

DATE OF BIRTH

11/08/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LONG AN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/28/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SUNNYVALE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Santa Clara County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM KENEITH WORD
POSTED ON 2.23.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you......

A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam
And for a brief moment its glory
and beauty belong to our world
But then it flies again
And though we wish it could have stayed...
We feel lucky to have seen it.
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POSTED ON 2.22.2023
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cpl William Word, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Today is Washington's birthday, and Lent has begun. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance, and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 5.29.2022
POSTED BY: Pete Logan

Drafted together

Curly, Remembering the good times together. Rest in Peace Brother
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POSTED ON 6.27.2014
POSTED BY: Janna Hoehn

Information on "Ken"

Attached is a photo copied from our local Lorain County, Ohio, newspaper from 1969 of CPL William K. Word "of Sunnyvale". We know Sunnyvale is his military "Home of Record" but he is not actually from Sunnyvale, and we have yet to determine why he was even in California when he was drafted on August 28, 1968 in Oakland, California. He is also not from here in Lorain County, Ohio either, but we have always included him, like you, as one of our own Vietnam casualties because his father Hubert K. Word was living and working here at the time, and William used his father's address as his own. His father is deceased and his mother was deceased even before William, known as "Ken" left for Vietnam. He was raised by his grandmother, Etta Word. He was born and raised in Waycross. Georgia and graduated from Ware County (GA) High School in 1966. He was returned home for burial in Thomas Cemetery in Waycross, GA. Thoiught you may want to know the extra info.
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POSTED ON 2.25.2014
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CPL William Keneith Word, 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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