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 William Victor Brindle

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William Victor Brindle

  • Birth 18 Sep 1948 Indiana, USA
  • Death 29 Jul 1967 Vietnam
  • Burial Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 23542308

18 years, 10 months, 11 days old

United States Navy

USS FORRESTAL arrived on Yankee Station in the Gulf of Tonkin on 25 July 1967 and immediately began combat operations. The first four days were routine; the fifth day, 29 July, was not.

At 10:52 AM a 5-inch Zuni rocket accidentally fired across the crowded flight deck, impacting an armed A-4 Skyhawk. The resulting explosions and fires raged for 13 hours and more, killing 135 crewmen with hundreds more injured.

The Vietnam War Memorial - 58,307 hanging dog tags created by Veterans, Link to "Above and Beyond" Memorial:

In every lovely garden, one Bloom stands out from all the rest, Someone will always pick it, for it is the very best. The garden keeps on growing, but one spot will remain bare. For nothing can replace the 'Special Bloom' that once was there. It's been year's since God reached down and plucked you from our midst. The void remains, as does the pain, you are deeply loved & deeply missed.

~Author Unknown~

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  • Maintained by: Mary Lou McCormick
  • Originally Created by: Robert
  • Added: 24 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23542308
  • Mary Lou McCormick
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Victor Brindle (18 Sep 1948–29 Jul 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23542308, citing Falls Cemetery, Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Mary Lou McCormick (contributor 47504236) .