William Ewing LewisSpecialist Four
B CO, 1ST BN, 35TH INF RGT, 25 INF DIV
Army of the United States
14 March 1943 - 03 July 1966
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SP4 William Lewis was a member of the 3rd Plt, Co B, 1st Bn, 35th Inf, 3d Bde Task Force, 25th Inf Div when he was killed in action on that fateful day of 3 Jul l966. SP4 Lewis was killed in the Ia Drang Valley (Pleiku Province).
He will never be forgotten and is sadly missed by me.From a fellow soldier of the 3rd Plt,
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A Note from The Virtual WallThe book and movie We Were Soldiers Once - And Young made the Ia Drang Valley well-known to Americans - but while the 1st Cavalry Division's battles in November 1965 were the first major engagements in the Ia Drang, they were hardly the last.
On 03 July 1966 elements of the 3rd Platoon, B/1/35th Infantry, were engaged by a reinforced VC company near Thang Duc on the northern edge of the Valley. Eighteen men were killed in action that day, and two more later died of wounds received.
Photo courtesy of the 35th Infantry Assn
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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
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