William Paul Fahey

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
11 April 1947 - 28 February 1967
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Panel 15E Line 115

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for William Paul Fahey

08 Jan 2006

My Brother Bill, alias "BB", my best friend and buddy. It's hard for me to put into words how great a brother Bill was to me and a friend to everyone who knew him. He was very shy, soft spoken, and as our mother would say, "Bill would give his last dollar away if asked to". We had a great childhood together, being only a year and a month apart in age. We had lots of laughs together, even a few knock-down brawls with each other at times.

It was a great loss for everyone who knew Bill on February 28, 1967. Bill paid the ultimate price with his life, for a war I still to this day do not understand "why". God bless them all. In closing I would like to say how much we all miss Bill and love him wholeheartedly, especially our Mom and brothers Bob, Ed and sister Deb. Bill also has a name sake, my son, who actually looks a little like him. The rest of our family feels as deeply as I do and hope that Bill can somehow know it.

Your Brother,
Joe (Denny)

Joe Fahey

A Note from The Virtual Wall

A bitterly fought battle at the end of February 1967, which took place about 5 kilometers northwest of Cam Lo, cost the lives of 28 Marines and sailors:
  • A Co, 3rd Tank Bn:
  • F Co, 2nd Bn, 3rd Marines:
    • Cpl Ronald G. Grumling, Glenolden, PA
    • Cpl Stephen L. Miles, Bon Aqua, TN
    • LCpl Victor J. Homsley, Judsonia, AR
    • Pfc James Anderson, Compton, CA (Medal of Honor)

  • G Co, 2nd Bn, 3rd Marines:
    • Capt Carl E. Bockewitz, Bourbon, MO
    • Cpl Curtis E. Crawford, Dunkirk, NY (Silver Star)
    • LCpl James S. Goss, Mocksville, NC
    • LCpl James L. Ross, Hickory, NC (Bronze Star "V")
    • LCpl Douglas G. Street, Whitefish, MT
    • Pfc Richard A. Dewane, Buffalo, NY
    • Pfc Michael J. Glynn, Lake City, MN

  • H&S Co, 2nd Bn, 3rd Marines:
    • LtCol Victor Ohanesian, New York, NY (Silver Star)
    • SMaj Wayne N. Hayes, Oceanside, CA
    • HM3 John C. Agee, Lindsey, OH

  • I Co, 3rd Bn, 3rd Marines:
    • Cpl Donald W. Bollman, Norridge, IL
    • Pfc De Wayne R. Black, Toledo, OH
    • Pfc Reginald F. Carter, Washington, DC
    • Pfc Gary A. Hendrickson, Ottawa, KS

  • L Co, 3rd Bn, 4th Marines:
  • M Co, 3rd Bn, 4th Marines:
    • LCpl James T. Byrd, Wadesboro, NC

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his brother,
Joe Fahey
08 Jan 2006

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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