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SMN William Farrell Farris, Jr
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1942
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1968, Vietnam

Find-A-Grave Contributor, "Lady In Black" made the following contribution to this memorial. It was an article in a local newspaper:

Memorial services for William Farris, son of Mrs. Farrell Farris of West Salem, who was one of twelve crewmen aboard a Naval patrol aircraft that went down off the coast of South Vietnam on February 6, will be held Saturday, February 17 at the Walnut Grove church of the Brethren, located east of Parkersburg in Bonpas township. Rev. Phillip Kesler will officiate at the service.

Young Farris, 25, was a son of Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Farris and the late Farrell Farris of West Salem.

He was to have completed his tour of duty on February 20 after four years in the U. S. Navy.

He was a 1961 graduate of the Edwards County Senior High School in Albion and was to have been married shortly after his discharge.

Walnut Grove - Hi, I found the following taken from the Korean War records on file at the National Archives regarding his service. I thought you might like to ‘copy and paste' it to his memorial…

Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Technician, Third Class Farris had been living in West Salem, IL when he entered the service.

He was a member of Patrol Squadron 26, at U Tapao Airbase, Thailand.

On February 6, 1968, he was a member of the crew of a Lockeed Orion Patrol Bomber (P-3B) over the Gulf of Thailand when contact was lost. His remains were never recovered.

His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.
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  William Farrell Farris (1905 - 1960)
  Sarah Elizabeth Rothrock Farris (1906 - 1999)
Walnut Grove Cemetery
Richland County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Dan Stevenson
Originally Created by: BjJ
Record added: Jun 14, 2009
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SMN William Farrell Farris, Jr
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SMN William Farrell Farris, Jr
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SMN William Farrell Farris, Jr
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- Sherry
 Added: Oct. 31, 2013

- Lady In Black
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- BjJ
 Added: Sep. 7, 2011

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