William D. Vile

William D. Vile

Birth
Death 1 May 2009 (aged 27)
Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec 60 Site 8837
Memorial ID 36778434 · View Source
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Staff Sgt. William D. Vile of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania joined the Army shortly after graduating from Lincoln High School in Northeast Philadelphia. He was planning to be married soon. Bill received two Purple Hearts for wounds sustained supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He died at age 27 of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using direct fire May 1 near the village of Nishagam, in Konar Province, Afghanistan. His remains were previously listed by the Army as "duty status whereabouts unknown" before being positively identified by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner.

Army
1st Brigade
1st Infantry Division
Fort Riley, Kansas


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  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 5 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36778434
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William D. Vile (15 Jun 1981–1 May 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36778434, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .