WILLIAM L BUSBY
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HONORED ON PANEL 35E, LINE 89 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM LEON BUSBY

WALL NAME

WILLIAM L BUSBY

PANEL / LINE

35E/89

DATE OF BIRTH

10/09/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

GIA DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/31/1968

HOME OF RECORD

HENDERSON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Henderson County

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM LEON BUSBY
POSTED ON 8.27.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

THANK YOU

Dear Lt William Busby,
Thank you for your service as a Ranger Qualified Tank Unit Operations & Training Staff Officer. 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 11.30.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT William Leon Busby, 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 7.6.2013
POSTED BY: COL Thomas Pike

Ban Me Thuot, Tet 1968

At 0700 hours, the 3- 45th ARVN Regiment moved toward the La San Catholic School. The school was just south of the city, on a hill just off QL-14 in the village of Buan Ale (1.) In the morning, they started to take mortar fire. In the early afternoon, the 2-45th ARVN Regiment and 3rdTroop,8thARVN Cavalry arrived on located and started to receive heavy fire from south of the Sector Headquarters. The fire hit and killed Major Joseph R. Wise, an Advisor to the 8th ARVN Cavalry. Major Wise, a member of MACV Advisory Team 21, had exposed himself to enemy fire in order to mark enemy positions for an air strike. 1LT William L. Busby, thinking MAJ Wise might be alive, attempted to rescue him. He was shot and killed instantly, twenty minutes later.

Skyraiders and jet aircraft flew strafing and bombing missions throughout the day.

As the night settled in, the enemy fired mortars and initiated strong attacks against military installations in the city. Despite the repeated attacks, the defenders held their ground and the enemy was unable to penetrate the defenses. After midnight, the enemy started to mortar the 155th Aviation Company area and just before sunrise, the B-23 Special Forces CIDG Detachment adjacent to the MACV compound received heavy small arms fire from about one kilometer southwest of the city. The last major engagement of the night was at 0400 hours with an attack by heavy automatic weapons fire on the southern portion of COL An’s 23rd Division TOC.

Throughout the fighting, the ARVN artillery units conducted fire missions in support of ground troops.

All honor to his name.

Would be interested in talking to anyone who knew him in Vietnam. [email protected]

Thomas Pike
COL, US Army
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POSTED ON 4.21.2011

Missing my Dad

Would like to talk to anyone who served with my father. I was only 8 months old when he was killed. Thanks,Michelle
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POSTED ON 9.26.2009
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

William is buried at Bethany Cemetery in Valley Station, KY.
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