William Forman Abernethy
Captain
L TRP, 3RD SQDN, 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY, USARV
Army of the United States
Winter Haven, Florida
November 17, 1938 to July 21, 1967
WILLIAM F ABERNETHY is on the Wall at Panel 23E, Line 96

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William F Abernethy
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20 Nov 2006

REMEMBERED

by his sister,
Mary-Knox Abernethy Lanier
1825 Galloway Avenue, Memphis, Tn 38112
mary.lanier@memphistn.gov

 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

07/21/1967 On 21 July 1967 a patrol from the 3/11 Cavalry was ambushed on Highway 20 north of the Blackhorse base camp. Fourteen US soldiers from 3/11 died in the engagement:
  • 155mm Howitzer Btry (Forward Observer team):
    • PFC James F. Bean, Garland, TX (Bronze Star "V")
    • PFC John J. Campa, Chicago, IL
    • PFC George Foster, New York, NY

  • HQ Troop:
    • PFC Douglas W. Hill, Lawton, OK (medic with L Troop)

  • K Troop:
    • 1LT Ponder R. Sims, Princeton, AR
    • PFC Roosevelt C. Curley, Detroit, MI
    • PFC Billy G. Rodgers, Alex, OK

  • L Troop:
    • CPT William F. Abernethy, Winter Haven, FL (Silver Star)
    • SP4 Lawrence M. Dawson, Everett, WA
    • SP4 Richard J. Schutz, Calumet City, IL
    • PFC Frank D. Leal, Corona, CA
    • PFC Gary A. McLennan, Flint, MI
    • PFC James L. Whitfield, Augusta, GA
    • PVT Thomas F. Ganion, Peoria, IL

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