|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1948|
|Death: ||Apr. 14, 1969|
Quang Nam, Vietnam
Seaman William Lyle Sperb
A NAVY COMBAT CORPSMAN, BILL WAS KILLED IN ACTION FROM HOSTILE FIRE WHILE RESCUING WOUNDED MARINES OF F CO. 2ND BN, 3RD MARINES ON CHARLIE RIDGE IN SOUTH VIETNAM.
Bill was my best friend in Vietnam. We were stationed together at Marble Mountain Air Base just south of DaNang. On the day of his death Bill was on his way to breaking the Vietnam War record for medevac rescue missions. He was on his 803rd mission.
His plan was to reach 1,000 missions and then go home to Oregon and become a doctor.
He was 20 years old.
To read more about this extraordinary
young man go to the following website
In addition, I have created a video tribute to Bill on youtube. To view it, copy and paste the below link into your browser.
Anyone visiting here that has pictures of Bill, even of his childhood growing up in Oregon, please feel free to send them to me and I will put them up here.
Thank you all for your kind and caring thoughts, and special thanks to Walter Myers for sponsoring this site so that there are no ads on it.
Vietnam 1968 - 1969
Lyle Lyman Sperb (1927 - 2010)
Inez Valerie Makin Sperb (1927 - 1999)
Willamette National Cemetery
Plot: U, 1542
Maintained by: Bob Spear
Originally Created by: Walter Myers
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3935345