|Birth: ||Apr. 23, 1942|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 1970|
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam
SFC William Edward Boone, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Durham, NC.
SFC William Edward Boone was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, SFC Boone served our country until October 12th, 1970 in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was 28 years old and was married. William died from artillery fire. His body was recovered. SFC Boone is on panel 07W, line 128 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.
The Hero I Never Met: Uncle William, I regret that never got to meet you in person. You paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom before I was born. I do feel that I know you through the stories and pictures that Grandma Nora and Annie, Deloris (your sisters, my aunts) and Linda (your sister, my mother) shared with our generation. Your family is doing well and you would be very proud of your children and two grandsons. Just know that our family couldn't be prouder for your military service. I know you are in heaven and I will get to meet you when Jesus calls all the saints home. Love, Your Nephew, CDR Joe Torian, United States Navy. Joseph Torian, email@example.com, Nephew, 4304 Spruce Knob Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.
I was a little girl when you went away, now I am all grown up and still feel your loss. Time help us to move on but we will never forget you and stop missing you. I thank God for the brief time of knowing you because it has lasted a life time. Theresa Melvin-Parker, Cousin, Durham NC
William was the son of Mr Robert L. and Mrs Nora Lee Smith Boone of Durham, NC. SFC Boone leaves behind two children, Bobby and Sonya as well as his wife Mrs Pecolia Boone, 306 Sterling Street, Augusta Ga 30901. He now has two grandsons.
He served with Advisory Team-15, Headquarters, MACV Advisors, MACV.
He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The Air Medal Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, The Army Commendation Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal(s).
Mount Olive Memorial Gardens
Plot: Sect.10, Lot # 2-C
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Mar 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18410095