|Birth: ||Aug. 1, 1947|
|Death: ||Apr. 19, 1968|
Long An, Vietnam
In Memory of….. Corp William Joseph DeOrio, Jr.
*** Company C, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam.
You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in those who knew you. You will live on because we remember you!
WILLIAM JOSEPH DEORIO - Army - CPL - E4
Date of Birth Aug 1, 1947
From: HARTFORD, CT
Religion: ROMAN CATHOLIC
Marital Status: Single - Bill DeOrio, Jr. was the first son of my mother's brother, Bill. Sister, Joyce ( Joyce H. Deorio - Birth: Sep. 29,1941 - Death: Apr. 1, 1959 ). Parents are deceased.
*** father's Obit - William J. DeOrio, Sr., 89, of Newington, died Monday (June 26, 1995) at a local convalescent home. He was the widower of Ann (Grabnickas) DeOrio. Born in Auburn, N.Y., he was a Newington resident for the past 18 years. Mr. DeOrio retired from Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, after many years of employment, and was a member of St. Mary's Church. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Anne and Samuel Chernoff; and beloved granddaughter, Jacqueline Price, all of Newington, with whom he lived before his illness. Also surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Karen DeOrio; and grandchildren, Amy and Peter, Jr., all of Ellington. He was predeceased by his daughter, Joyce ( Birth:Sep. 29,1941
Death:Apr. 1,1959) and son, William Jr. Funeral services will be private with burial in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield.
***** Bill DeOrio, Jr. was the first son of my mother's brother, Bill. He was a quiet, reserved young man. Even though he and his family lived in Hartford, Ct., and the rest of us lived in and around Auburn, NY, we stayed close, talked on the telephone, and visited one another regularly. About 9 years before the beginning of his service in Viet Nam, Bill anguished over the death of his 16-year old sister, Joyce. They had both been ill with the same virus. He questioned why God had taken his sister instead of him. The answer came in August of 1968 on his field of honor. His parents and younger sister have since joined him. He is prayed for on a daily basis and I feel his warm smile in return.
***** Just sticking my head in, once again. to say hello and to remind you, that you, are remembered and prayed for, on a daily basis. Bill Wade
***** LOVE AND PRAY FOR YOU, ALWAYS.
BONNIE DE PALMA
***** Bill, We first met in 8th Grade, (Jones) then we, went on to High School, (Weaver). We were both in the US. Army and both in VN. in '68.' I got there in May, you came in July. It was a terrible day when I received word that you were gone... R.I.P..
CPL - E4 - Army - 9th Infantry Division
Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Jul 3, 1968
Casualty was on Aug 19, 1968
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E3
Note: Posthumous Promotion as indicated
ID No: 11804143
MOS: 11B10: Infantryman
Length Service: 00
Unit: C CO, 2ND BN, 60TH INFANTRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV
Start Tour: 07/03/1968
Incident Date: 08/19/1968
Casualty Date: 08/19/1968
Age at Loss: 21
Location: Long An Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire
In LONG AN, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
Panel 48W - Line 53
Others in incident: PFC James Joseph Hefner, Jr. KIA., Sp4 David Lee Adams KIA.
On August 19, 1968 Corp William Joseph De Orio, Jr., at the age of 21 years old, became a ground casualty.
He was killed while in Long An, South Vietnam by small arms fire.
His body was recovered.
William J Deorio (1906 - 1995)
Anne G Deorio (1919 - 1981)
Joyce H Deorio (1941 - 1959)*
William J Deorio (1947 - 1968)*
William Joseph DeOrio (1947 - 1968)
Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery
Maintained by: Eddieb
Originally Created by: Robert Fowler
Record added: Jul 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55634965