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Sgt William Steven Potter
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Birth: Jul. 15, 1947
Lancaster
Lancaster County
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 27, 1969
Tan An, Vietnam

SGT - E5 - Army - Selective Service
25th Infantry Division
Co.C 1/5 Mech. Bobcats
Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Sep 18, 1968
Casualty was on Feb 27, 1969
In HUA NGHIA, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered

On February 27, 1969, Company C was conducting a RIF operation with elements of the 2/34th Armor, 5 kilometers northwest of the junction of Highways 7A and 1. At 1804 hours, the battalion LOH was hit and made a successful crash landing in the area of Company C APCs. At 1840 hours, the units received small arms, automatic weapons and RPG fire. The fire was returned with organic weapons, artillery and helicopter gun ships. At 1849 hours, Company C requested a Dust-off at XT 545217. Two Bobcats from Company C were killed and three were wounded in the contact.
At 2045 hours, an APC from Company C detonated an AT mine with only minor damage resulting from the blast. At 2230 hours, another APC from Company C detonated an AT mine along Highway 7A, one kilometer south of Trung Lap. Three Bobcats were wounded in the explosion.
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The other soldier KIA along with William Potter was Ralph E. Nathan. Memorial# 50003061 
 
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 Parents:
  William Franklin Potter (1923 - 2011)
  Lillian Dunaway Potter (1929 - 2006)
 
Burial:
Corrottoman Baptist Church Cemetery
Ottoman
Lancaster County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Denis McDonough
Record added: Mar 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50117926
Sgt William Steven Potter
Added by: Denis McDonough
 
Sgt William Steven Potter
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Sgt William Steven Potter
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Rest in peace fellow soldier you are not forgotten
- David Olsen
 Added: May. 19, 2011

- Eddieb
 Added: May. 21, 2010
 
 
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