William Albert Atwell
Private First Class
C CO, 1ST BN, 27TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
Ajo, Arizona
December 13, 1948 to July 27, 1968
(Incident Date June 12, 1968)
WILLIAM A ATWELL is on the Wall at Panel W50, Line 17

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William A Atwell
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12 Aug 1999

Bill was my childhood best friend. When I joined the Army in 1966 I lost touch with him. While I was stationed in Germany in 1968 my mother wrote to me that he had joined the Marines and had died in Vietnam. I went to Vietnam myself in 1969.

I miss my buddy dearly after all these years and I would like to make contact with his sister and mother if at all possible. His sister's name is Star Ella and his mother is Dorothy.

Thank you.

Bill Farris
bill_farris@bigfoot.com


 
19 Jul 2007

Bill Atwell served with me on my M60 Machine Gun Team in Vietnam, Bill was my A-Gunner.

Bill was "Wounded in Action" on June 12, 1968.

I last saw Bill in a hospital in Japan on July 1, 1968.

I found out November 1999 (31 years later) that Bill had died from his wounds in the Japan hospital on July 27, 1968 (27 days after I last seen him).

It was an "HONOR" to have served with, and know Bill.

I will keep his memory alive for the rest of my life...

Semper Fi,
Bruce Bley
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