Young, William


Rank: Private First Class

Unit: F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11B – Infantryman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 5-Sep-1947

Hometown: Palatka, Florida

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 9-Oct-1965

Start of tour: 10-Oct-1966

Incident date: 9-Dec-1966

Date of casualty: 9-Dec-1966

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
William Young died on 9 Dec 1966 in Vietnam as the result of gunshot wound to the chest received when hit by hostile sniper fire.

Location of fatality: South Vietnam

Place of interment: Saint Josephs Cemetery, Palatka, Florida, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 13E 026 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)