|Birth: ||Jul. 5, 1947|
|Death: ||Jun. 11, 1968|
Quang Tri, Vietnam
Billy Joe served with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, Republic of South Vietnam, from 29 December 1967.
Billy Joe was a Field Artillery Cannoneer (MOS 0811) on gun 6, 105 Howitzers.
During operation LZ Torch, near Khe Sanh, in the early morning hours of 11 June 1968, Charlie Battery came under a heavy volume of mortar, small arms, and automatic weapons fire supporting an aggressive assalt by a company size North Vietnamese Army Force.
Billy Joe was killed by small arms fire. He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.
Memorial Park Cemetery
Created by: Sgt Ed Elstan
Record added: May 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69759978