William Boyd GravesCaptain
225TH AVN CO, 223RD AVN BN, 17TH AVN GRP, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
03 February 1940 - 22 July 1967
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My family has many fond memories of our son and brother, Captain William Boyd Graves. He was the perfect "big brother" to his three sisters, and a wonderful, caring son. Two of our fondest memories are when his pet sparrow hawk landed on the tall peaked roof of our neighbor's house and he decided to scare it off with his sling shot. Unfortunately his aim was perfect and he accidentally hit and killed the hawk. He was devastated. As a teenager his passion was a purple hot rod. Anytime he would give us a ride he would pretend it was an airplane and, while starting the engines, would go through all the motions of a pilot getting ready to take off. Our family name for him was "Bubby," and during High School his nickname was "Pogo." We still can see his friends tatooing "Pogo" on his arm in our living room! In addition to his parents and sisters, he left behind a wife and three children.
My father was a wonderful man.
He now also has great-grandchildren:
I Love you daddy!
From his daughter,
A Note from The Virtual WallTwo men from the 225th Aviation Company died when their OV-1C Mohawk, tail number 60-3755, crashed:
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his mother and sisters,
Georgia Graves (mom), Georgia, Ginny and Linda (sisters)
14 Jan 2002
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 08/21/2004