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SMN William Lyle Sperb

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SMN William Lyle Sperb

  • Birth 22 Aug 1948 Gresham, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
  • Death 14 Apr 1969 Quang Nam, Vietnam
  • Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
  • Plot U, 1542
  • Memorial ID 3935345

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


http://www.virtualwall.org/ds/SperbWL01a.htm


In addition, I have created a video tribute to Bill on youtube. To view it, copy and paste the below link into your browser.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hudxsocb-nU

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.

Bob Spear
USMC
Vietnam 1968 - 1969


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  • Maintained by: Bob Spear
  • Originally Created by: Walter Myers
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3935345
  • Walter Myers
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SMN William Lyle Sperb (22 Aug 1948–14 Apr 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3935345, citing Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Bob Spear (contributor 46832177) .