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Spec Everett William "Willie" Goias
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Birth: Apr. 16, 1945
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Nov. 8, 1965
Bien Hoa, Vietnam

In Memory of ........ Sp4 Everett William Goias

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!


EVERETT WILLIAM GOIAS - Army - SP4 - E4
Age: 20
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Apr 16, 1945
From: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Religion: ROMAN CATHOLIC
Marital Status: Single - Parents, John (Born in Hawaii Sept. 4, 1923 and Died Dec.6, 1983 in San Mateo Co, CA.) and Albertina "Tina" Mawae Goias, Died April 16, 2011 while visiting family in Roswell,Georgia at the age of 84 yrs. Fathers brothers, William Goias, Edward Goias, Sister, Emily Goias, Brother, Henry Goias and Robert Goias all born in Hawaii. Your sister, Elvira Ornellas, deceased.
* Paternal Grandparents: Agustine Goias and Elvira Goias, Both born in Hawaii.

***** I Am Edward Everett Goias, Son of Edward Goias and Daisy Kaleiohi Goias. I Carry Your Name,Everett. I Never Got to Meet You and to Say, Thank You for Your Sacrifice. I Love You Cuz. May You Rest in Peace and Rest in Love.
Aloha Always,
Cuz Edward Everett Goias.

***** i love you uncle willie! XOXO
Goias family "

***** Mom wanted your picture to be seen. Your loved and never forgotten, Mom went to Fed-X to submit a picture of you so your image will appear in the personal comments page, and Erica said she was sad but happy to sign her name to release this picture so you'll always be remembered.
I Love You Bei
A Mother's love for her son.
Estella Rodriguez - Sister
District of Columbia DC

After all these years I've finally found this Site and now in Washington DC LeiLani Lucas your niece in The Air force and I'll make my journey to the Vietnam Memorial in February. It breaks my heart to think of you my loving brother who meant so much to all his family, your memory lives on my brother.
Everett William Goias believed in Freedom. Not seeing him before been shipped to Vietnam broke my mothers heart, he was the image of her father she said.

***** United States Census, 1940
Name: John Goias - YOUR DAD
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Tract K-8, Lihue Judicial District, Representative District 6, Kauai, Hawaii Territory, US
Gender: Male
Age: 16
Marital Status: Single
Race (Original): Caucasian
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birthplace: Hawaii
Birth Year (Estimated): 1924
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Agustine Goias Head M 52 Hawaii - Born Jan. 7, 1890 and Died Oct. 1963 at 73 yrs.
Elvira Goias Wife F 38 Hawaii
William Goias Son M 21 Hawaii - FAG #33986182
Born 1919 and Died 1990 in Hawaii.
Edward Goias Son M 18 Hawaii - FAG # 81179446
Born 1921 and Died 1971 in Hawaii.
John Goias Son M 16 Hawaii - YOUR DAD
Emily Goias Daughter F 15 Hawaii
Henry Goias Son M 12 Hawaii
Robert Goias Son M 8 Hawaii




MILITARY DATA
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Specialist Four
ID No: 19780025
MOS: 11B2P: Infantryman (Airborne Qual)
Length Service: 02
Unit: B CO, 1ST BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173RD ABN BDE, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: 05/04/1965
Incident Date: 11/08/1965
Casualty Date: 11/08/1965
Age at Loss: 20
Location: Bien Hoa Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire
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November 8, 1965: Battle of Hill 65 during "Operation Hump".

Everet, myself, and 16 others were left to defend and evacuate four wounded from the battle site. As we set up our position to secure and defend our wounded from the enemy of the 272nd VC Regiment of the 9th VC Division they surrounded our perimeter and cut us off from the main battalion force.

Everet and myself ended up behind a small rotten log which was about 20 to 30 feet from their crew gun (I believe a Russian RPD) and their intense firing was starting to destroy the log.

Everet had already taken a tracer round into his body because I could see the WP smoke coming from it yet he moved over to allow me more room to get out of the line of fire. The log was coming apart so I tossed a tear gas grenade (to close for frag) which hit a small branch and came back on us.

The gas delayed their machine gun so I grabbed Goias and with his help moved him down to the others who were mostly dead and Goias again started firing at the enemy with his M-16 rifle.

Then he was once more wounded which in all the action I noticed because he slumped forward on his weapon. But once more he rose up and started firing into the enemy lines but was finally quelled by his third and deadly wound. I knew he was finally dead when I looked into his eyes -- the glow of life was gone. Not only the 173rd but the entire nation lost a true patriot and hero in the jungles of Vietnam that day.

After the battle only Jerry Langston, Billy Martin, and myself survived out of an eighteen man reinforced squad and the four wounded we were left with. Also the 1/503rd Paratroop Battalion won the first Presidential Unit Citation for an infantry unit on that day.

Indeed, my hope is that SP/4 Everet Goias gets recognition in your recordings because they were certainly earned!


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Not only was Everet Goiase a brave man but a man much admired by all the men of Bravo 1/503rd including our CO Captain (retired LTC) Ray Marshall, plus his replacement at company commander Captain (retired LTC) Lowell Bittrich.
Everet was a simple man and I'm sure wouldn't even want his feats documented.
After his family was located they didn't want to hear anything of his ordeal which I certainly honored because we all have our special ways of dealing with closure. But I couldn't let his heroics die with him in that jungle knowing my continuence in life were a result of men like Everett.
I told Colonel Tyler (CO 1/503rd 65/66) some years ago that I would try to announce to the world all of the deeds done that day by the paratroopers of the 1/503rd who gave their all.
John 'Dutch' Holland
"B" Company, 1st Battalion, 503d Parachute Infantry
173d ABN Brigade(Sep)
Vietnam 1965-66

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Everett was a mainland Hawaiian from San Francisco who served with the 1/503rd Paratroop Battalion of the 173rd Airborne brigade during 1964-65. Everet no doubt saved my life even though his was eventually lost in the battle.
The battle I'm referring to is the Battle of Hill 65 during "Operation Hump" on 8th November, 1965. Everet, myself, and 16 others were left to defend and evacuate four wounded from the battle site. As we set up our position to secure and defend our wounded from the enemy of the 272nd VC Regiment of the 9th VC Division they surrounded our perimeter and cut us off from the main battalion force. Everet and myself ended up behind a small rotten log which was about 20 to 30 feet from their crew gun (I believe a Russian RPD) and their intense firing was starting to destroy the log.
Everett had already taken a tracer round into his body because I could see the WP smoke coming from it yet he moved over to allow me more room to get out of the line of fire. The log was coming apart so I tossed a tear gas grenade (to close for frag) which hit a small branch and came back on us. The gas delayed their machine gun so I grabbed Goias and with his help moved him down to the others who were mostly dead and Goias again started firing at the enemy with his M-16 rifle. Then he was once more wounded which in all the action I noticed because he slumped forward on his weapon. But once more he rose up and started firing into the enemy lines but was finally quelled by his third and deadly wound. I knew he was finally dead when I looked into his eyes the glow of life was gone. Not only the 173rd but the entire nation lost a true patriot and hero in the jungles of Vietnam that day.
After the battle only Jerry Langston, Billy Martin, and myself survived out of an eighteen man reinforced squad and the four wounded we were left with. Also the 1/503rd Paratroop Battalion won the first Presidential Unit Citation for an infantry unit on that day.
Indeed, my hope is that SP/4 Everet Goias gets recognition in your recordings because they were certainly earned!
John 'Dutch' Holland
"B" Company, 1st Battalion, 503d Parachute Infantry
173d ABN Brigade(Sep)
Vietnam 1965-66


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  John Mederios Goias (1923 - 1983)
  Albertina Mawae Goias (____ - 2011)

SP4, US ARMY
 
Burial:
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: J, 0, 169-A
 
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Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
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- R Gilbert
 Added: Nov. 9, 2015
Everett .... you are now connected to both your Mom and Dad... God bless
- Eddieb
 Added: Jun. 2, 2015

- Eddieb
 Added: Jun. 2, 2015
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