WILLIAM T BUCKLES
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HONORED ON PANEL 37E, LINE 50 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM THOMAS BUCKLES

WALL NAME

WILLIAM T BUCKLES

PANEL / LINE

37E/50

DATE OF BIRTH

01/22/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/06/1968

HOME OF RECORD

HOLLYWOOD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Broward County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM THOMAS BUCKLES
POSTED ON 2.6.2019
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Silver Star Citation

William T. Buckles

Silver Star
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Marine Corps
Rank: Lance Corporal
Battalion: 3d Battalion
Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
GENERAL ORDERS:

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal William T. Buckles (MCSN: 233245), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Fire Team Leader with Company M, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced,, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the morning of 6 February 1968, Company M was assisting an Army of the Republic of Vietnam unit that was engaged with a numerically superior North Vietnamese force. As the Marines maneuvered toward the enemy positions, they came under a heavy volume of small arms, automatic weapons, and mortar fire and sustained numerous casualties. Disregarding his own safety, Corporal Buckles moved across the fire-swept area and, evacuating several wounded men to positions of relative safety, skillfully administered first aid to the injured Marines. Observing an enemy machine gun that had his platoon pinned down, he obtained an M-79 grenade launcher and a pistol and fearlessly began maneuvering toward the hostile emplacement. Unhesitatingly moving forward, Corporal Buckles continued his aggressive assault until he was mortally wounded. In large measure due to his heroic actions and resolute determination, the enemy was forced to break contact and flee. By his courage, intrepid fighting spirit, and selfless devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Buckles inspired all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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POSTED ON 1.14.2018

Friends

Getting older Bill and memories seem to be all there is.
I still remember the day you shared your opinion to a bully who seemed to like making my day.I still remember that.Funny how stuff like that sticks with us.
Well friend until we meet again.
Semper Fi
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POSTED ON 8.6.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Thank You

Dear Lcpl William Buckles,
Thank you for your service as a Rifleman. It is important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 11.20.2015

class matebill i think all the claas of 1968 miss you

bill we all miss you, you were a good friend and class mate. the hole class of 1968 miss you
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POSTED ON 2.6.2014
POSTED BY: A Marine - Vietnam

Silver Star Citation

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lance Corporal William T. Buckles (MCSN: 233245), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Fire Team Leader with Company M, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced,, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the morning of 6 February 1968, Company M was assisting an Army of the Republic of Vietnam unit that was engaged with a numerically superior North Vietnamese force. As the Marines maneuvered toward the enemy positions, they came under a heavy volume of small arms, automatic weapons, and mortar fire and sustained numerous casualties. Disregarding his own safety, Corporal Buckles moved across the fire-swept area and, evacuating several wounded men to positions of relative safety, skillfully administered first aid to the injured Marines. Observing an enemy machine gun that had his platoon pinned down, he obtained an M-79 grenade launcher and a pistol and fearlessly began maneuvering toward the hostile emplacement. Unhesitatingly moving forward, Corporal Buckles continued his aggressive assault until he was mortally wounded. In large measure due to his heroic actions and resolute determination, the enemy was forced to break contact and flee. By his courage, intrepid fighting spirit, and selfless devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Buckles inspired all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Action Date: 6-Feb-68

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Lance Corporal

Company: Company M

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 5th Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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