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 William Raymond Thiem

William Raymond Thiem

Birth
Albion, Boone County, Nebraska, USA
Death 27 Nov 1968 (aged 20)
Vietnam
Burial Petersburg, Boone County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 53975362 · View Source
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Specialist William Raymond Thiem was born March 4, 1948, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thiem of Loretto. He was educated at John's School in Petersburg, graduating with the class of 1966.

Before entering the service, he worked as a mechanic at Bob's Machine Shop in Albion and at Hulac Chevrolet, Omaha.

Bill enlisted in the Army September 18, 1967, and took basic training at Ft. Lewis, Washington. He took advanced infantry training at Ft. Polk, Louisiana, and attended NCO school at Ft. Ord, California before going to the Vietnam theatre September 30. He had an 18-day leav at home before going overseas.

He was assigned to "C" Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry, 1st infantry Divison. Arrived "in country" on 9-29-1968 and was killed in action in Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam. His name is on Panel 38W Line 080 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Surviving are his parents; four brothers: Thomas, who has just returned from service with the Peace Corps in Peru, James of St. Louis, Missouri, Robert of Omaha, and Richard, with the U. S. Army at Ft. Ord, California; two sisters Mrs. Denis (Mary) Dolzer of Petersburg and Mrs. Marty (Lucille) Morgan of O'Neill; grandparents, Henry Schaecher of Mt. Angel, Oregon and Mrs. Mary Thiem, Petersburg.


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  • Created by: Linda Jenkins Werts
  • Added: 21 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53975362
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Raymond Thiem (4 Mar 1948–27 Nov 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53975362, citing Saint Johns Cemetery, Petersburg, Boone County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Linda Jenkins Werts (contributor 47016781) .