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Sgt William Wallace "Billy the Kid" Abshear
Birth: Jun. 3, 1948
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 1969
Long An, Vietnam

In Memory of….........Sgt William Wallace Abshear.

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 WALLACE ABSHEAR - Army - SGT - E5
Age: 20
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Jun 3, 1948 - Born in San Antonio,Tx.
From: HILLCREST HEIGHTS, MD
Religion: ROMAN CATHOLIC
Marital Status: Married - Marie E. Abshear of El Paso, Tx. He has NO children. Parents: Father, Charles E. Wallace Abshear (Born in Churchill, Maryland, USA on 18 Apr 1898. He passed away in Maryland, USA.) and Mother, Garnet Evelyn Wilcher Abshear.(Born in Front Royal, Warren, Virginia, USA on 31 Jul 1920 to William Wilcher and Peral Webb. Garnet Evelyn married Charles Wallace Abshear and had 2 children. Divorced and then married - Garnet Evelyn married Carl Joseph Hubert and had 6 children. She was Born July 31, 1920 and passed away on 15 Oct 1974 in Forestville, Maryland at the age of 54 yrs old. Brother, Thomas Michael A. Abshear, Born 1952 and Died 1999 in Maryland,USA.

***** William Wallace Abshear - Birth Index
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 03 Jun 1948
Event Place: Bexar, Texas
Gender: Male
Father's Name: Charles E Abshear
Mother's Name: Garnet Wilcher - Born July 31, 1920 Texas and Died October 1974.

***** Eddieb, I noticed that you had taken responsibility for the site of William Abshear at Fort Bliss, Texas. My brother served in the same Battalion as my brother and they would have been there during the same time frame. I have always wondered why William is buried at Fort Bliss, Texas. I live in El Paso and I have been by his site on several occasions. I worked on findagave for 4 years and one of my virtual cemeteries is for every one of the 317 soldiers who were KIA serving in the 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam. One of the 2 bios I have written on FAG is for the man who was my brother and William's Battalion Commander. One of my hobbies is studying my genealogy and the other is researching military history with a great deal of focus on the 2nd of the 60th. Under the command of LTC Mahaffey, this was one of the most elite combat units in Vietnam and also one of the most decorated units. I just want to thank you for the wonderful job you have done with this hero's site
Robert Fowler

***** Wayne Edwards - high school friend

***** I knew him as Billy.He was not from my neighborhood(Mt.Rainier Queenstown Apts),but he knew somebody in Queenstown and would come to visit occasionally. We all played basketball on the court behind the apts.and that's how i met him. We played basketball and hung out together when he visited. I think my friend Paul Lucas would remember him too! This would have been around 1966 or 67. I always thought he had plenty of grit. R.I.P.Billy,you are a true patriot.
Warren R Davis

***** Pamela Plante - friend.


SGT - E5 - Army - Regular-9th Infantry Division
Length of service 2 years
His tour began on Oct 2, 1968
Casualty was on Mar 7, 1969
MILITARY DATA:
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Sergeant
Note: Posthumous Promotion as indicated
ID No: 12773110
MOS: 11B20: Infantryman
Length Service: 02
Unit: B CO, 2ND BN, 60TH INFANTRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV

CASUALTY DATA:
Start Tour: 10/02/1968
Incident Date: 03/07/1969
Casualty Date: 03/07/1969
Age at Loss: 20
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 30W - Line 61


SGT Abshear served our country until March 7th, 1969 in Long An, South Vietnam.

He was 20 years old and was married.

William died from small arms fire/grenade. His body was recovered.

He served our country for 2 years.

His body was recovered.


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Thank you Rhonda C. Poynter and Friends for your sponsorship.
~ Edna

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Inscription:
TEXAS
SGT CO B 2 BN
60 INF 9 INF DIV
VIETNAM BSM & OLC
ARCOM - 2 PH
 
Burial:
Fort Bliss National Cemetery
El Paso
El Paso County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section I Site 547
 
Maintained by: Eddieb
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
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