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PFC William Lloyd “Billy” Young, Jr

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PFC William Lloyd “Billy” Young, Jr

  • Birth 9 Dec 1946 Newport, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 6 Feb 1968 Quang Nam, Vietnam
  • Burial Strinestown, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 9304531



I thank my God upon
every Remembrance of You.
(Philippians 1:3)


Billy was the second born son of Faye E and William L Young..He died at the age of 21, A Young Hero. He served with Alpha Company 7th Marines, from May 14th, 1967 to February 6th, 1968 in Vietnam..It hit all of us hard..We will never forget you..See you soon Billy.

They shall grow not old,
as we that are left grow old;
age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning
We will remember them.
"For the Fallen"
September 1914
R.L. Binyon

A Letter From A Friend.

Hi Judy,
I am George Baxter and I am writing to let you know that I want to thank you for your brother William Young's courageous military service and the highest price paid in honor in the service to our country. As mentioned in your e-mail, yes I did know Billy Blake who proudly served with and died at the same time as your brother on 02/06/1968 in Quang Nam. Billy and I went to high school together and sat next to each other in homeroom in Hanover High class of 1966. Paul Edge who sat on the other side of Billy and myself in school also died in Quang Nam a week before Billy on 01/30/68. I was more fortunate than your brother William, Billy Blake, and Paul Edge. I was on a ship and did no battles and did not go to shore. I spent 4 years in regular Navy duty all on various destroyers 1966-1970, of which a total of approximately 2 years was spent off the Viet Nam coast north of DaNang and sometimes up the Gulf of Tonkin. I was over in Viet Nam at the time of your brother's tragedy, and heard of the fate of Billy Blake and Paul Edge at the same time. It was just a horrible time then.

You asked me about Billy Blake and what kind of person he was. In high school he was very friendly, great looking, a lady killer and considered a man's man. He was bold, brash, sassy, and fearless. He was kind of funny with likable James Dean sense of humor. He was a typical young man at the time that considered himself invincible as most kids his age including myself. What kind of person was your brother, I'm sure you miss him so badly. My youngest brother now 37 is serving in Norfolk, has been in the Navy for 20 years. I'm very proud of him ... he rose from the ranks of a seaman recruit.. through the rank of chief petty officer to a commission five years ago. He's now a full lieutenant as a two star admiral's assistant attached to the carrier group Harry S Truman. The service builds men and women of great character. A recipe that escapes the present commander in chief. I will be forever grateful to the men and women who served our country with honor such as your brother PFC William Young from York Pennsylvania.

May he rest in peace.
George Baxter






Judy,
My name is Linda..George's wife.
He talked about you and showed me the website you did for your Brother. I want you to know that George passed away New Year's Eve. He had been struggling with cancer for over a year.
I'm sure your Billy and he will meet and have a good talk.
Linda Baxter
lbeeone@hotmail.com



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  • Created by: Judy Green
  • Added: 11 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9304531
  • Judy Green
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC William Lloyd “Billy” Young, Jr (9 Dec 1946–6 Feb 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9304531, citing Strinestown Cemetery, Strinestown, York County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Judy Green (contributor 47076213) .